You would think that stitching three little books on the bottom of Miss Bingley’s library would not take as long as it has.   I decided I needed three books – one for year stitched one for my initials and the third to make it all symmetrical.    I started the book with the year in it in one color and didn’t like it so ripped it out and restarted.  Then I started stitching the backstitch on it and had to try several colors before I found one that didn’t totally disappear or appear to bright/stark and ended up having to use two strands to get the year to show up clearly.    Finally added in the other two books and called it done.  But what is wrong with this picture?


When I stitch numbers for the year I do it the same way on most of my pieces or I stitch in the first “2” and then make sure to stitch the 2’s the same way in the rest of the year.  But clearly I wasn’t paying a lot of attention last night when I stitched the year in as 2020!   I didn’t notice it until I took this photo. LOL  This isn’t framed yet so I’ll be fixing that before I frame it.

Now the big dilemma – what to stitch on (after fixing those numbers)?  It is Flag Day this week so perhaps another little patriotic stitch.

Mad about this plaid – 6-12-22

Two more fully finished projects to share.   The first is my June Crossstich Camp project.  This is the easel that I fell in love with when I saw it at Starry Nights Studio on Etsy.  The colors of this plaid and the fact that it was a large plaid hooked me and it has a bit of gold glitz running through it – what is not to love about this fabric..  I am so very pleased with the finishing pieces I received from her; the workmanship is top notch.

winter bird fully finishedI finished by stitch on a piece of foam board, added some rick rack to the edges of it and then glued it to the easel.    Ignore the blurry photo but you can see there are two fabric covered layers of chip board in both the front and back side of the easel and then the ribbon attaching them so that it sturdily stands up nicely.


And this morning I framed Faith of the Heart and here it is all done.

Low branch

This is another one that is a gift and I’m very pleased with how it looks and especially love the fabric it is stitched on with its light peachy mottled look.  Hope I have more of that in the stash – whatever it was. 🙂