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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Not An Adam and Eve???

The Tree of Life
The Goode Huswife
36 ct. PTP Heritage and NPI

      Finally... some stitching snaps! As I was sorting through my GH charts I came across The Tree of Life and fell hard for the border.I couldn't wait to get started. As much as I love the border, I'm very happy that this was a small piece, only 4-1/8W x 4-3/4H. Just large enough to enjoy the border, yet not so large as to be a bore and a burden to stitch.

In the Garden
Milady's Needle
40 ct. Lakeside Vintage Buttercream
GAST & Crescent Colours Cotton
      I thoroughly enjoyed stitching In the Garden, even the little over one squirrel and rabbit.  The kit came with the linen, fibers and the lovely embossed box with lining fabric. It will be the home of my Kelmscott A&E needle minder when the finishing is completed.  The design in the upper portion of the linen will cover the top of the embossed box. The two lower designs are to be used for the scissors fob. 
      I did make one slight change in my stitched Adam & Eve. Their hair was charted for dark brown and I chose to give Adam and Eve a deep, rich red hair color. I think I may have been influenced my The Outlander series of books I've been listening to on Audible. If it wasn't Red Jamie... I may have been influenced by my very own sweet red headed girl...

      I'm sure you're all wondering... Is that all she's managed to accomplish since Jan. 28th?
      I was distracted from my quilting BOMs by a very worthwhile cause. Last year our quilt guild contributed a large number of  Christmas stockings to the Home of the Brave project. We hope to donate more stockings in 2010 and decided to start early, rather than waiting until the fall. I've sewn 20 plus stockings and have cut out fabric, lining and batting for an additional 30 stockings. My personal goal is to contribute at least 50 stockings to the Home of the Brave in 2010.

More of the white stuff is heading our way later today, to continue until Tuesday morning. My thoughts are longingly turning to Spring....
I hope your week is filled with lovely stitching and quilting!