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I love anything creative...I am a busy mom of three (+4 dogs, 1 bird, 1 bunny, and 1 sweet husband) who sometimes wishes I had more time/energy/talent to devote to just being creative!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Liberty

It took me quite a few photos to get the color on this one to look like it does in real life. I finally had to give up on ever getting the line perfectly straight in the photo. The linen is a very pretty buttery-beige color. This was the one piece I started as soon as I got the chart on our vacation. Dixie Darlin has a finished model of this one, and it was gorgeous. The chart is "1776" by Little House Needleworks. It took me all of 2 weeks to stitch this one. I was under the self-imposed dead line of having it done for the 4th of July. I got it done on the 2nd, and fingers crossed will have it framed for the 4th of July 2013!
I hope everyone enjoyed the 4th of July. We watched the fireworks from our back porch. One of our dogs took off as soon as the noise started, but the other one actually laid at our feet and seemed to enjoy the show, he was definitely looking up at the fireworks. It was funny to watch. Luckily enough we had the first monsoon storm here yesterday, and it sprinkled rain most of the day (it only rains here a handful of time every year). Lucky for two reasons, it probably made it safer for the fireworks here in the very dry desert, and because our air conditioning went out Tuesday night! It was fixed by yesterday afternoon, and the rain cooled it down to about 90 yesterday when our normal temps here are around 110. So I was very grateful for our semi-annual dose of rain.
I'll end with another patriotic piece. This is the Bent Creek zipper kit I finished on the plane ride back from summer vacation. I stitched it using Weeks thread instead of the Perl cottons included in the kit. So far I can't force myself to stitch with those, they seem so bulky. So this turned out much smaller than it would have, but still a cute patriotic finish.

10 comments:

Barb said...

Great job on both patriotic finishes. Sometimes it's good to give yourself a deadline!

Lesleyanne said...

Two great finishes.

gracie said...

Wonderful finishes. Oh hasn't it been hot here in AZ...well, in many places. The bit of rain certainly did cool things but only for a bit. Glad your air is back we really do need it.

Melinda said...

Love your 1776 piece - Funny thing, my dog is SO AFRAID OF FIREWORKS. Could not get her to go outside with me to watch.

Mike said...

The 1776 piece would be awesomer in person if awesomer was actually a word. It really is a nice piece and was well done by my stitcher. :~)

Janet P said...

Love the 1776 piece and the colours. I used to have a dog who was so terrified of fireworks, he would jump on my lap, as he was a large border collie you could hardly see me under him.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Both are completely sweet finishes! love the Liberty especially!

Linda said...

Cute finishes.

Catherine said...

Great finishes!!

belle said...

Lovely finishes!