Friday, July 13, 2012

Cross stitching

 I finished another UFO this week, I'm on a roll ~ Stacy Nash Hollyhock Journal.
The antique blue fabric comes from the thrift store doll coat I found several months ago.  Stacy's pattern is for a larger journal, but I only had enough fabric for this smaller one. I backed the blue with some tan fabric from my stash, giving it some much needed stability. 

The inside bottom corner is pieced and I love the make-do look of it.  

I recently won a giveaway from Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.  My winnings were my choice of 5 of her overdyed flosses. Now I need to dig through my patterns and find something to stitch with these.  They are beautifully done.  Nancy sells these floss collections for $2.00 each, which I think is a very good buy. 
 My latest finish is the newest pattern from Pineberry Lane, "Lydia Broome".  Isn't great to be able to purchase the pattern online and download it instantly at so you can stitch right now? This piece only requires 2 colors and stitches up quickly.
I'm now looking through my stash for a frame that fits this piece.  Hope to find one so this doesn't sit in my UFO pile. 
Have a great weekend.


  1. You are really still on a roll. Mine has come to a screeching halt. Great items! I'll have to try to do some finishing again next week!

  2. Lovely finish - you are doing well.

  3. Beautiful.. thanks for sharing

  4. Great finishes, Ann. How clever that you were able to use you thrift store find...such a pretty blue. Love the Lydia Broome pattern...wonderful bird on that one. And those flosses are such great colors! Good work!
    Have a great weekend,

  5. You're really starting to make some of us look bad ~ ME!! The Nash is great. I started Lydia Broome and hope to complete her in a day or so. Have a good weekend!

  6. Ann ~
    I just LOVE Lydia Broome! I may have to get that chart!
    Hugs :)

  7. Both a beautiful! I'm stitching Lydia Broome too!

  8. Ann so beautiful love your skills ! Have a great weekend !hugs lil raggedy angie

  9. So you're still in that marathon? Wow I admire you.


  10. More UFO's? You are on a roll girl!! I think the journal is so pretty. I never thought of creating one like that before. What a pretty design for a stitchery. I think only 2 colors is so pretty. Hope you have a great week. -Steph-


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