Wednesday, June 20, 2007

My First Linen Stitch!

I am excited beyond words! All of these years, I’ve never even attempted to try to stitch on linen because it looked too difficult. But, after viewing the different blogs and seeing the completed projects on linen, I knew I had to at least try.

I got advice from my friend Deb who told me that the Better Homes & Garden’s Alphabet Heart Sampler would be a perfect beginning piece for me to try, so I went shopping for linen. I was lucky to find several pieces on clearance at JoAnn’s so that was a sign that I had to at least give it a try.

This is my progress on my first piece. It’s stitched on 28 ct ivory linen using DMC variegated garnet floss. This will go perfect in my bonus room.

I have a coworker who is purchasing her first home and I found a pattern by Gloria Moore (Milady’s Needle), “At Home With Family & Friends.” I purchased 32 ct sand dune linen to stitch on, so I’ve got to finish my heart sampler soon so I can get started on it!

Friday, June 15, 2007


Well, I'm still trying to get this blog going, without much luck. I am doing some stitching. I started a Dolly Mama project, "High Maintenance," to brush up before I tackle a larger proje.ct. When I complete this project, I'm going to start a rotation with my first piece of linen.

Looking at all the other cross stitch blogs has really motivated me! I hope to be able to display them so I can access them easily and hopefully get someone to read my blog.

Wish me luck!