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New York, United States
I’m in my mid-ish 30’s (excuse me while I sob uncontrollably). I love coffee, cross stitching, reading, gardening and travel. I hope to pass along some patterns and pick a few up along the way.
Some of the pics below have links embedded in their titles. Just click a title to go to the web site to find patterns (or see Labels on the right) You can also click on a picture to enlarge it.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring Is Here!

It's official, I have started my seeds, prepped the garden and enjoyed a sixty degree day! Oh Spring, how I've missed you!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Russian Crane

I have another quick finish, it's a Russian crane pattern. It's stitched one over one on 28 count ivory linen. The site is really good, you should check it out - lots of patterns. This one comes with a border, but I think I'll leave it as is. I found a set of four fable patterns that have a similar look, I might work this one in with them. Click title for patter. Enjoy!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

That is a lovely house

While out and about today I decided to take pictures of some of the beautiful houses in the area. Sadly the trees were conspiring against me, but I thought better of getting out of the car and skulking about front yards to take better pics. I will one day make a sampler out of them... some day. I hope you all enjoy what's left of the weekend!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

West Virginia Sampler Complete!

Well, seven months later and I have finally completed the WV sampler! I needed a break from Dutch Beauty. I stitched two over one on 18 count coffee stained aida. It's a 2005 Hands To Work pattern. Ugh, now I just have to figure out how to set the date/time on the camera. Hope everyone had a good day.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Poppies and Cornflowers

I have a few flowers to share that I picked up at the library. They are from "Counted Cross Stitch Designs for the Home" by Jana Hauschild Lindberg. I found a few of the poppy colors and the greenery a bit strong and changed some of them, so you may want to play with the colors.
And a fuzzy picture of the end result. It's 18 count two over one.
I haven't stitched this one yet, but I think it will be really beautiful.