Hope everyone had a lovely 4th of July... I spent mine relaxing and stitching and finished this... Blackbird Designs Easy Morning Read from the book Weekend which you can see here.
My photography doesn't capture the loveliness of this piece... the linen is a peachy color that almost glows...the flosses include Gentle Arts Tennessee Red Clay, Calico Kitty, Cinnamon Toast, and Perfect Piecrust (why am I suddenly hungry?). I started this on Mother's Day and as I am never monogamous with my projects I worked on a few other things since then, but that is a pretty quick completion for me.
This is my favorite section... I did the heart in giant Smyrna crosses instead of Algerian eye stitched (I will NOT do them and you can't make me!)...and I added some French knots for eyes on the birds...who wants blind birds? LOL
So I stitched the whole sampler and it wasn't until the end that I noticed something about this piece that I never noticed before...look at it... what is it missing? Let me know when you see it.
I'm linking up with Kathy's Quilts for Slow Sunday Stitching and I'll link up tomorrow with SuperMom-No Cape's Vintage Embroidery Monday & Stitchery... you'll see wonderful projects on both to these blogs.
Also if you have time check out the Facebook group Fans of Blackbird Designs and Prim Stitchers Society. You have to ask to join the group to post but as far as I can tell they accept all stitchers...hey, they took me! Great stitching and great inspiration.
And another thing...if you are on Instagram you can check me out there too carolfun53 ... I've just started posting bits and pieces there...lots of times it is works in progress. Everyday I find new people and sites to follow... it is a wonder I get anything done at all!