I thought the 4th would be a good time to revive this blog by showing off some July-themed cross-stitch. Here is a not-so-great photo of a little vignette in my foyer. Keep reading for better photos and details of the stitched pieces.
This little piece is an old Lizzy Kate Flip-It that I stitched over 10 years ago. I stitched all 12 months and had a craftier-than-me (she can sew, I can't!) friend finish them with coordinating fabric hangers. This hangs in my living room on an antique wash stand.
Now for a close up of those pieces displayed in the foyer.......
A patriotic mini stocking designed by Beth Twist of Heartstring Samplery. I stitched and did the finishing in 2017.
A cute design by Notforgotten Farms which I stitched for a 2017 Fancy Works Stitch Retreat. The finishing work was done by me in a retreat class taught by The Queen of Finishing, Vonna Pfeiffer. Vonna has some great finishing tutorials on her website, https://thetwistedstitcher.blogspot.com if you feel inspired to tackle that stack of stitched-but-not-yet-finished projects!
Fourth of July Bird by Heart In Hand stitched many moons ago!
I attended another Fancy Works stitch retreat earlier this year. I didn't take any classes but I did participate in a patriotic pin cushion exchange. This is the pin cushion that I received in the exchange. The lady who stitched this adorable pin cushion told me the name of the designer but I failed to make note of it and now I can't remember what she told me. If anyone knows the designer, please leave a comment below.
And speaking of the pin cushion exchange, this is the piece that I stitched for the exchange. The design is by Clytie Anna Designs and was published in the Summer 2017 issue of PNPS Magazine.
Finally, here is a better photo of the other patriotic decor shown in the first photo. The book is Mary Emmerling's American Country Flags.
One more patriotic piece.....a cute 5" coaster from Mary Hadley Pottery in Louisville, KY.
Hope you and yours have a fun (and safe) 4th!