Saturday, June 17, 2017

Lace Traces Wall Hanging ~ Belfast in Just Cross Stitch Magazine ~

Here is a preview of the Lace Traces collection in a wall hanging.  The top is complete and as soon as I can add the backing and batting it will be done!

Lace Traces Collection

I am no seamstress but a simple log cabin style strip surround even I can do :)

And I just received my copy of the August edition of Just Cross Stitch magazine which is featuring the latest in the Vintage Textile series of design, 'Belfast', which was inspired by damask table linens that the linen makers of Belfast are expert at weaving.  The issue should be on news stands soon.

My thanks to JCS for featuring another design in just a few months from each other!

And finally, I had to share some photos of the robin babies in the eaves of our front porch.  They are so big right now I don't know how they still fit in the nest ~ yes, the big one on the right is one of the 'babies'.  It is seriously time for Mom to kick this crew out of the nest!

This robin had her nest in the same place last year and I was surprised she built another there since we'd added some wind chimes in the meantime - gorgeous Bells of Paradise chimes from Woodstock Chimes - but they seem to love them!  Go figure, lol

Hope you are having a lovely June wherever you are!

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Lace Traces~ Fourth Design & Other Blooms

Lace Traces~Vividly Violet

It took too long to finish this model.  But considering I had to stop mid-stitch twice to finish a couple of other projects for a magazine I am not going to be too tough on myself and be happy to see it turned out just the way I hoped it would.😊

It is my plan to use the four models from this series to create a wall hanging.  Though I've had more requests for submissions to magazines so it may take longer than planned to put them together.

'Vividly Violet' is for sale on my website and will soon be available through  Creative Poppy and Everything Cross Stitch

Life on Gracewood in May and June is usually busy but beautiful and this year with all the blessed rain everything is so green and lush it is hard to stop looking at it all!  Terry is busy putting our garden in place and already getting firewood for next winter, since this last really cold snowy one consumed last year's stock.

Here are a few photos to share this lovely time with you -
Spirea in all its bloom
Growing corn in fabric bags

Season's first pickler

Last snow left on Mount MolyB

Jasper is finally tired after his morning ball chasing

You may remember the special doe we named 'Baby' since she visited us on her own at a very early age?  Well Baby is getting ready to have her own baby as you can see.

May your June be as beautiful as ours has been!