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Sunday, February 23, 2014

February IHSW: Something Simple

Hey Blog Buddies,

It seems that I have been stitching things lately that range from the fiddly (lots of color changes) to the annoying (having to lay a lot of threads and/or using the dreaded Neon Rays).  So for this IHSW I decided to go with something simple:

What could be more simple than a Prairie Schooler ornament stitched in only one color?  I started and finished stitching this piece this weekend.  It looks like basically nothing now, but eventually it will become a "strawberry" ornament with candy cane stripes.  The chart is from Prairie Schooler's Christmas Strawberries book--so that makes two ornaments that I've stitched from that book.  One more, and I'll have them all finished into the strawberry ornaments that they are meant to be.

In other stitching news, I have a lovely new finish-finish...

 This is Little House Needleworks' Warm Winter Woolens,
stitched by me and finished by the talented Karen U.

It was finished as a box, and is sitting on my shelf as I type.

That's it for now:  short and sweet.

To see the other hermitters' progress,
click on over to Random Ramblings.

Hope you're keeping warm if you're
anywhere near the Midwest US.
Winter is just not letting go here.

Thanks for visiting!

12 comments:

Chris said...

Fabulous finishing on Warm Woolens! I am looking forward to seeing your strawberry finish.
Have a great week!

Julie said...

Warm Winter Woollens is adorable, such a pretty finish.
Well done on your strawberry progress.

averyclaire.org said...

You will have a wonderful basket of strawberries before long! OHHHH I love your warm woolen piece. Karen did a really nice job on it!

averyclaire.org said...

You will have a wonderful basket of strawberries before long! OHHHH I love your warm woolen piece. Karen did a really nice job on it!

bonnie said...

love this,its so cute

Kristin said...

Love the Warm Winter Woolens finish. It was a nice thing to smile this morning.

Kristin

Keebles said...

That is a beautiful basket! Sometimes it is nice to just do something simple for a while!

Melissa said...

I love Warm Winter Woolens! It is adorable and you've finished this beautifully!

Happy Baker said...

I love the Warm Winter Woolens - very nice and the finish is nicely done as well. I knew there were "small" projects in progress - the strawberry will be a wonderful finish as well. My inspiration!! You do such nice work.....

Carol said...

Oh, Warm Winter Woolens is so adorable--great job all around :)

Caitlin @ Naughts Cross Stitches said...

Gorgeous stitching

Parsley said...

Adoreable stitching.