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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!

Monday, May 4, 2015

April Showers have brought May flowers

This is the kit I mentioned a few posts back, "Dana's Roses"--I think i'll rename it "Stephanie's Roses" when I finish it. I have been working on it just a few days now, and it so far it looks like just a blob of color. Isn't it funny how the colors you see on the photo so rarely are the thread colors. So far a lot of purple and navy, and when I look at the photo I see pinks, yellows, and grey. My blob below is the center of the chart above. I am excited to get to more of the pink petals and green leaves below.

Below is my latest finish, Prairie Schooler "Owl & Pussycat". I did make some changes to it, I left out the wording below the banner, and added more stars instead. I also changed the wording from gold to purple. It was a nice stitch, all of their charts are so simple with just the DMC colors and not a ton of back stitching or fancy stitches. 

And here is one of our beautiful Arizona flowers. This was on a cactus in my front yard, and it only bloomed for one morning. The outer flowers were a soft pink that is a little hard to see in the picture. We call this cactus our Octopus cactus, because all of its arms lay along the ground, and look like octopus arms there are so many of them.  


Brigitte said...

Your Prairie Schooler finish is so cool. Such a funny design with the owl and the cat in a boat, lol.
Nice start on Dana's Roses.

butterfly said...

Love the rose stitching, And the PS is great.
What a wonderful flower.

Annette-California said...

Congrats on your latest finish. I love the changes you made. SO cute!
oooh how beautiful your "Stephanie Roses" is:))) That is one large project but so pretty. Great progress.
love Annette

Weronika said...

Great chart. It will be nice to stitch. Good luck! Congratulations on your finish! It's lovely.

Deb said...

Your roses are beautiful. Great start! Hopefully the colors will be more in line with the photo.
Cute finish!
Pretty bloom!

Linda said...

Your new stitch is looking good and you have made steady progress on it. Your finish is so sweet - I like Prairie Schooler charts too.

Beautiful flower. Have a great week of stitching.

Justine said...

Off to a great start with your new project! It is going to be beautiful. Sweet finish too.

grannystitches said...

I love your Owl & Pussycat and your roses are looking spectacular!

Lana said...

Great progress! That is going to be beautiful when you finish! Your finish is very cute!

gracie said...

Wonderful stitching and love that cactus flower. WE have a few in our yard that have not flowered this year....yet.

KimM said...

This is so pretty -

Renee said...

Both projects look great! I love the roses. Beautiful work!