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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Bless Our Home_11th frame

Design is from an EMS (Ellen Maurer-Stroh design), garden alphabet free design. I set the words “Bless Our Home” and added some butterflies, bees and lady bugs to the design, here and there. I enjoyed it when I was stitching (2005) and it is so pretty and colorful. I stitched “HOPE” (and made it into a bag), and two sets of “OPEN”, “CLOSED” (and made them into door hangers) for friends who have businesses/ stores. Special thanks to EMS design.

Blue Willow China_10th frame

Designed by Angela Pullen(Author), Forget Me Not #2405, Pamphlet 1996. I stitched this project in 2006. It would been double mats, light blue for point and dark red for main color. But my son cut the mats one inch short by mistake. There wasn’t enough red mat to replace, so we decided to add a third mat with a dark brown color (close to dmc floss #3031) and it turned out better than the first choice.

It looks more antique, and I really love this result.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Dutch Treat_9th frame

Designed by Linda Gullum from Donna Kooler Studio. I stitched this project in 2006. I love blue & white themes. I gave it to my brother's family.

Four Seasons_8th frame


This is from  the “Prairie Schooler, #123”. I stitched in 2006, and changed the USA flag to CDN flag on Summer pattern as I’m Canadian. This frame job wasn’t easy, as four projects are in one frame.I hung this frame in my bedroom, just above the headboard.

Pomegranate_7th frame


This is from an old magazine, I stitched in 2003. I gave it to my brother's family.

Winter Scene_6th frame


This is from an old magazine, I stitched in 2002.

Welcome_5th frame


This project is designed by Linda Gullum from Donna Kooler Studio, and I stitched in 2004. I gave it to my brother's family.

Country Scent_4th frame


I stitched this project in 2005. This is designed by Christine Howes, from UK magazine “Cross Stitch, Nov/2000 issue.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

My son's new hobby: Framing

 I have lots of completed cross stitch projects, but have not framed them for a long time. They have been just sitting in the closet, some are from 2002…..

My son bought lots of old pictures and frames from auction. He started framing in February and so far he finished 11 frames. He did a very good job and the frames turned out so great. I’m so pleased with these frames.

Now I’m posting three frames: Strawberries, Onions and Chocolate. These designs are from an old LA leaflet “Kitchen Stitchen”. I Stitched these project in 2004. I gave the “Onions” to my brother’s family.

20 pouches for gift use

I stitched initials for personal gift use.