Thursday, September 11, 2014

I Won!

I entered four photos into the fair photography contest, and two of them placed!  It was my first time ever entering anything, so I was stunned and delighted!

This one took second place (!!) in the "plant world, other" category:




This one took first place (!!!) in the "humorous" category:






Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cross Stitch Update

Here are the projects I finished in August, with one exception (which needs another photo).  I plan to do another post soon on my current works-in-progress, which are many!


I decorated my mantle with a nautical theme for August.  This is "The Guardians of the Sea", a free pattern by The Little Stitcher.  Sadly, I forgot to take a photo of it before I had framed it, so there is a glare.  It is a small pattern that fits nicely in a 4 x 4 frame.  I love the colors!


 The September theme is "apples", and I am still busily stitching apple patterns.  It is another freebie, this time from Rainbow Gallery.  This was my first time making satin stitches!





 This cutie is a mini-pattern from The Frosted Pumpkin Stitchery, called the Bee Keeper.  I loved stitching it, and am trying to think of a creative way to frame it for the kitchen.