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I'm in my 40's, married to my best friend and we have 2 girls (19 & 11). I love all kinds of needlework, especially cross stitch, specifically samplers and French & Italian designs.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Holiday Stitching Plans, Part 1

Well, I got my haircut yesterday and I really like it!  So Yay!

I am now staring to decide which people I want to give stitched gifts to this year.

First on my list is my Mother-In-Law, whom I adore.  She is a wonderful Christian woman who has had kind of a tough year.  She loves nature and gardening and is very acitve in her church.
For her I am going to stitch Elizabeth's Designs, "Seasons In Time."  I love ED's use of color and specialty stitches in her pieces.  She has a series of cottages that I am crazy about :o)

The photo doesn't do the colors any justice.  The reds are deep, the oranges are vibrant.  It is just a really lovely design.  I have converted the called for floss (which was Weeks Dye Works) to Gloriana Silk Floss, which is my favorite silk right now.  For fabric, I am going with Silkweaver's Hazlenut in a 28 count Lugana.
Next, I am going to decide what to stitch for my 2 daughters and my mom :o)


  1. Leighbo,
    Thats a beautiful design and would make a perfect gift for christmas.

    All things nice...

  2. Thanks for looking :o) I have started on it, and I think it's going to turn out really lovely.