Sunday, February 23, 2014

Something Spring-y on Slow Stitching Sunday

Olympic viewing every night this last week has given me lots of time to stitch and I am very happy with my progress on my Lizzie Kate Spring Alphabet Sampler.


As you can see I was filling in every little block as I went along until I got to the letter G and it hit me. If I stitched all the blocks on the perimeter of the piece I could take it to my framer Bev at Joanns, pick out a frame, and by the time it arrives I should have the rest of the sampler done. Perfect -- Bev will get it popped into the frame lickety split once I return with the finished stitching, making my wait time as short as possible. I am sooooo determined to have my house looking Spring-y by the first or second week of March and this should help.

We had a brief warm spell this weekend  -temperatures in the 50's and it melted almost all of the snow. I can see the grass. Now it is kinda brown grass but I'm okay with that. However, it is way too early to truly be Spring and next week we go back into the deep freeze - big sigh!

My favorite square so far on this piece is this one...


what a cute shamrock. Love those greens.

Happy stitching-
carol fun

17 comments:

  1. I've barely watched any Olympics, unfortunately. Love your stitching and plan for framing. Lizzie Kate has such cute designs. I know I have a little pattern book for a spring stitchery for May with a birdhouse. Hmmm, where is that?

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  2. Wonderful progress.

    Greetings, Manuela

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  3. Olympic TV time is perfect for stitching. Very clever idea to get a jump on your framing plans too.

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  4. Great progress! So smart to order your frame like that!
    Have a great week.

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  5. What a beautiful sampler and so neatly worked.

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  6. I've enjoyed the warm days, too, but I think maybe it makes it that much harder to accept the cold again !

    come on, Spring !

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  7. Great thought about the framing. At least then you won't have to wait. I love the little Shamrock, you are ready for March and St Patty's day.

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  8. Beautiful cross-stitch sampler.
    Have a wonderful week
    Hugs

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  9. I love the alphabet Spring project. I have done that several times. I usually stitch a border first and then you can order the frame. It works very well!

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  10. I love your alphabet stitching. They are looking great!

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  11. So adorable! The shamrock is perfect for March!

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  12. Such a cheery spring cross stitch project!

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  13. This is such a charming, cheerful, bright & happy project..makes me smile :)

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  14. such a lovely pattern and yes, you're right, it's very spring-y!

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  15. What a great project! You're plugging along and you're a total planner to already think about the frame. Wonderful project to stitch on when you're surrounded by cold and snow. :)

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