I was hoping I would have finished all the stitching on my Quaker Heart freebie, but I still have a couple of motifs left on the back to stitch. I plan on back stitching and whip stitching the hearts together and making this into a pin cushion (I have a fondness for pin cushions). I was wondering how it would look with beads attached to the edges as well? Maybe small pearl/white beads? I've done this before, but it's been so long I can't quite remember how I did it. I always use two plies of floss for the backstitching, but I wonder if only one ply will be sufficient for the whip stitching, as I'm not sure two plies will fit through the beads. Any ideas? I may have to just mess about with it a bit to see. Hopefully I can share a finished photo sometime tomorrow--just in time for Valentine's Day.
I finally finished the first row of the border on my sampler farm and did a bit more of the over-one stitching. I've not worked on this one much in the last week, but I'm really looking forward to getting back to it.
Here's a little close up of the over one stitching, which wasn't too awful at all! What I find hard is solid rows/areas of over-one stitches--I tend to lose my place easily, but letters and borders are pretty easy (only I hate the counting part--too tiny stitches).
I've put in only a very few stitches on my Valentine Wabbit by Sheepish Designs. I still hope to stitch this before the end of the month. And thanks very much to Pam F. for sending along the ribbon that I needed. What a lovely surprise! Now I am all set to go, and really there isn't much to the design, so I think it's the finishing that is going to take a while on this one.
This is an awful photo (again no sun so I have no natural light to work with), so you can't get a good idea of that the colors really look like. I've decided I do want to start this Quaker Heart Sampler by The Needle's Content. I pulled out 40 count Lambswool, and I think the colors look okay on it. It calls for Navy Bean, which I think is closer to off white, but we'll see how this works.
And one more. I am hoping to finally start my Blackbird Design Mystery Sampler very very soon. The first section is seen above and calls for Korty's Blend fabric. I'm all kitted up and ready to go.
But first I'll me working away on my Quaker Heart. Happy weekend everyone.