Well I don't know where that week went but here it is, Sunday again. I did get a good amount of cross stitch finished and I took the BBD Summer Basket piece off to the framer. When I got there I was pleasantly surprised to find that this chart was ready to be picked up. This is "Be Kind and True" by Chessie & Me.
It isn't a big piece, the stitching only measures 4" X 6", and I love the coziness of this sampler. It has a nice smattering of decorative stitches and my beloved alphabet and house. But its crowning or crowing glory is the chicken.
I've done several other Chessie & Me pieces and usually they feature a cat so this was a nice surprise. I did change the color of the chicken to shades of yellow and orange which look better in real life than in the photo. I'm also very happy with that rustic bark frame. I auditioned about 20 different frames but kept coming back to this one. I like it so much I may use it on another Chessie & Me that I have in my stash, the Mighty Oak Sampler. I think the "bark" frame would nicely highlight a sampler featuring a log cabin.
My needle has been flying lately, the "Be kind and true" piece was finished in only 11 days. I think the key is lots of hours with my butt in the chair watching basketball. Butler is my favorite right now and the only one left in my bracket - LOL, and that game against Florida was so exciting.
Well I need to catch up on some laundry tonight and I'm hoping to do some sewing and some card making this week. My son starts a new quarter of school and that means a change of schedule which sometimes can be hard for him but we'll do our best. I have a couple of good waiting in the car projects lined up. I found some yummy aqua sock yarn marked down at Micheal's and I started a pair of lacy socks and I'm still stitching on the BBD Gathering Basket piece so I have lots of fun projects to look forward to, now life just has to give me the time.
Wishing you happy stitching and some Springy weather in the week to come!