In my last post I shared a doll coat that I purchased for the old blue homespuns in it. I ripped the coat apart on Tuesday night - at the baseball field! Last night I pulled this finished cross stitch out of my basket, combined it with the homespun and actually finished a project.
The pattern is from Stacy Nash Primitives - Blue Sewing Roll. I had thought I'd use an antique brown fabric when I came across some, but the blue works just as well. I do wish I'd put a stabilizer in the middle, it's a little on the flimsy side. The antique blues are thin and worn.
I've never before shared with you my stitching baskets. The rib basket on the right I made 12 years ago- I remember working on it while we were expecting our last child. It's one of my favorites, it features double swing handles and cane overlays woven into the rim and over the handles on the sides and bottom. The tote basket on the left I like because of the color combination of smoked reed and blue. The handles are leather. Both baskets are dedicated to my cross stitching stash (and plenty of other unfinished projects.)
I have another finished cross stitch piece sitting in one of these baskets that I think I can use with a portion of what is left from the doll coat. I'll show you soon.