Monday, November 7, 2011

Busy Weekend

I learned the other day from one of my sisters that a soldier from my hometown was killed in Afghanistan last month and I wanted to make a memorial for his mother, being a veteran and married to a retired soldier this means a lot to me.   I just  had to add another item to my modified rotation.
  I think most people have a set time period to stitch on each of their projects, mine is a little different, I set how much of the chart I want to finish at a time before I rotate to one of the other items.   Since my last post I have made some progress on everything:
Green goddess has all of the backstitching on the face and wreath, also the beginnings of the border.

12 Days of Christmas has a finished partridge in a pear tree.

Black and White has two complete figures.

The memorial is “Red, White & Blue” by Vicki Hastings from The Cricket Collection it is being stitched 2x2 on 32ct Belgium linen.  The blue is DMC #4240, the red is DMC #4180, the white is DMC# 5200 and the gold stars are DMC metallic gold. This is what I have done so far.
Back to making those little xxs.


MarchAnn said...

Way to go Minnie, I love the Red, White and Blue I am sure it will mean a lot to the family.
Everything else looks great and the goddess is wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Love the Green Goddess, don't think I've seen anyone else stitching it yet. JE has such wonderful designs, I'm totally addicted. :)

Chris McGuire said...

The Green Goddess is looking amazing. It looks like she is really close to being done. I also love Black and White and can't wait to see the 3rd figure done. Great job!

TammyK said...

Sorry to hear about the soldier from your hometown. The Red, White & Blue design is one of my favorites and will be very fitting. Great progress on your wips Minnie :-)

Karen said...

Beautiful work! I really like the black and white designs; they'll make an awesome wall hanging!

Joysze said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the soldier. :( What a wonderful gift you're giving his family and I love what you've done so far.

Black and White is such a cute design!!! I can't wait to see more.

GG and Partridge both look awesome, Minnie. :)