Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy Birthday, USA!!!

For my patriotic stitching today, I began Blackbird Designs' 'Land of the Free' from the July 2011 Cross-Stitch & Needlework magazine. The design calls for Belle Soie with no conversion given, so I just pulled colors from my overdyed cotton collection. So far I have used WDW Scuppernong, WDW Blue Jeans, WDW Raspberry, WDW Cinnabar, GAST Harvest Basket, and CC Whatley Woodlands stitched on 32 ct antique ivory. I have stitch many Americana designs over the years, but I have given them all to my mom. I am thinking about keeping this one for myself. ;)
I think I have gotten over my APP block. I can see the finish line - which is probably the real reason for starting a new design today.

It has been a thundery, steamy 4th down here in the 13th Colony. The girls were heartbroken that they did not get to swim. We made a double batch of Ri$e Kri$pie Treat$, and we played a game of Ha$$y Po$$er Clue. It is definitely more complex than the old Clue with some clever twists.

God Bless America, Land That I Love!!

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7 comments:

Margaret said...

Beautiful stitching! Happy 4th!

Catherine said...

Great stitches!!

MartyG said...

Michele - I am stitching the BB land of the free too. I started on Saturday. One more bird and the house to go. I am using the Belle soie threads and your conversions look great. I took it with me to the Air Force Memorial tonight and stitched a little while listening to the band. The DC fireworks were great. Lucky we didn't get a thunderstorm. Your peacock sampler is lovely. Happy 4th.

Marty

Jennifer said...

Love Blackbird Designs!!! Your progress looks awesome!

Mouse said...

ooo well done on your progress nearly at the end now :) hope you had a great day :) love mouse xxxx

Giovanna said...

Love them both, well done so far!

Cristina said...

Both pieces look wonderful. i'm looking forward to see your progress.