Sunday, July 12, 2015

A bittersweet Sunday...

Ahh... yesterday was lovely... there was this big ball of light in the sky...I think they call it the no where to be found...ugh! We've had a couple of rainy weeks here in southwestern Ohio and the forecast is for more of the same. Wish we could ship some of the rain to the west coast, as this pattern of rainy, dreary days makes me one lethargic pile of plump. I have been doing some cross stitch but I can't show it. I'm working on the May Day Sampler Mystery SAL on the Facebook group Prim Stitchers Society. The rules are you can show any sneak peeks and it has to be finished August 1. I'm making pretty good progress and I'm motivated by the fact that I have several new projects taunting me from the table next to my stitching chair that want to be stitched...NOW!!!! They are kitted up and ready to roll...wish I could stitch faster.

So instead of work in progress I want to share a framed finish. Ta-dah!!! This is Blackbird Designs Bittersweet September that I received from Dyeing to Stitch's Ladies Prim Society.

Bev at Joann's did a lovely job on this one too. I added a gold filet again but a simpler one as it suited this frame better. I love that in addition to a great border (I love when the sides are similar yet different), this piece also had an alphabet. I personalized it by stitching the C and the N in a different color of floss as they are my sons' initials.

There have been two releases from the Ladies Prim Society by Blackbird Designs called Bittersweet something or other.

In fact as I recall both of these were originally called Bittersweet September but when the realized they had two charts with the same name they changed the second one to Bittersweet Lane... either way they are both pretty little pieces.

So on another gloomy day I will sit and stitch some more, at least that will brighten my outlook until the sun appears again...boy I hope it is soon.

I'll be linking up with Slow Stitching Sunday on Kathy's Quilts and with Vintage Embroidery Monday on Super Mom - No Cape tomorrow.

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Gorgeous framing! I wish you could send rain here too. Enjoy your stitching hours!

  2. Your Bittersweet September looks just perfect in that frame. The tone of wood is just right for the piece. I was just looking at the colors I need to start mine.

  3. Beautiful cross stitch! I know what you mean about the rain. By the time I can mow the yard, I'll be making hay! LOL

  4. Gorgeous cross stitching!

    Southwestern PA here; same weather for the most part :(

  5. What beautiful samplers. The frame is beautiful too! :) x

  6. Lovely stitchery. I wish you could send us some rain too. I'm a little tired of living in this drought land.

  7. A sweet sampler indeed. Fine stitches. Excellent framing. Wish Bev worked at my Joann's.

  8. A fabulous finish! It must feel great to see it hanging in it's gorgeous frame!

  9. What a great finish. The frame sets of your pretty alphabet cross stitch beautifully.

    Thanks so much for linking up to last Monday's Stitchery Link Party and for linking back. I do hope you have had some sunshine come your way.

  10. Wish I could find the pattern for Bittersweet September - any idea where one would find it?


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