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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!

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

March madness!

So Lizzie Kate's "Luck" is done. I simply hemmed around the design, frayed the edges a bit, and mounted it on a cute piece of fabric in the frame. Love the design, but wish I had chosen a darker linen to stitch it on so the white stitching would have shown up better,

And here is my 6th finish for the year. This WIP was sooo old, I started it 13 years ago I think! The Aida I stitched it on was so grimy too, but with a good rinsing in some soapy water it now looks clean again, This is a pattern out of a magazine, so I am not sure who the designer is. 

And here is my little bit of March madness. You know how I have been trying so hard to reduce the amount of WIPs I have? I have been restraining myself to only starting one new project a month (LK Luck was my Feb start and finish). So for March my fingers were itching to start a huge Mirabilia that I have no hope of finishing anytime soon while still trying to show love to all my other WIP's. But I just couldn't help myself, so I present to you my start on "Ashley's Roses", and man is she big- 202 by 262 stitches. She is a perfect Spring/Summer stitch to counter all of the Halloween WIPs I am trying to get through.

And here is my littlest one helping me pick lemons in the yard. We got a full laundry basket full of lemons off of our neighbor's two trees, and juiced 4 pitchers full of lemon juice. We also planted our tomato garden for spring already, but with all the rain we have been having our little plants are looking a little battered.

I'll leave you with one of our roses on the trellis outside of our bedroom patio. These are called Fourth of July roses, and I love the white and pink stripes of them. They are not very fragrant, but they do grow nicely over the trellis, this particular bush is up to about 11 feet tall, and puts out blooms for much of the year. 


butterfly said...

Looks like you have been a busy lady .
Love all your cross stitch well done .
I wish I could get my WIPs down too.

Justine said...

I love your daisy stitch! If a project is calling to you then you must start it! You've got plenty done so it must have been calling loudly.

Christina said...

The fabric behind your little leprechaun is lovely. I love bold patterns like that. I had to look up 'Ashley's Roses', I'd never seen it before. What a beautiful chart...you don't do things by halves, do you?! The last Mirabilia that I did was Fairy Moon. It took me AGES to stitch!
Wow - all of those lemons. Have you made lemon drizzle cake before? It's delicious and so easy to make. 😊

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Stitches are wonderful! I like how you finished the first one!! Holy lemons batman!!

Shelly said...

Ooh, lemons! I like your LK finish. I remember the daisy design because I think I still have the issue! Haha. I'm trying to get my WIP pile under control also. What a pretty rose.

Astrids dragon said...

Both your finishes look great, cute stitching!
Oh, lemons, lucky you! And so nice to have a helper with collecting them.
Your rose is beautiful, how nice to have it bloom so long.

Julie said...

The daisy finish is adorable.
Cute pic of your little one with the lemon haul.
Beautiful rose.

Rachel said...

Your finishes look great! At least the new start will give you something new to rotate and who knows you might like it enough to stitch on it even more during the year.

Awww! Your little lemon helper is cute!

Love the roses :)

Carol said...

Your little Luck finish is so adorable and looks great in the frame!

Wow! Just look at all those lemons--good thing you have a strong helper to pitch in :) Such a cutie!