May 21, 2011

I've been busy....

I am very sorry not updating my blog lately and posting new progress pictures. BUT... this time it was not due to laziness. May 1st, the Mr. and I went to a Sauna party at a friends place, and my camera slipped somehow between the sofa pillows and we did not notice. I got it back only a few days ago and took right away pictures of my stitching progress.
First of all the "Old European Sampler" by Steve Rousseau. The second part of this SAL is finished and I moved along already with the third part. I mainly stitch this sampler in the train and metro on my daily trip to and from work. The trip takes about 1 hour in each direction and since this Sampler has repeating designs, I don't need any charts for it, which makes it very easy to stitch.

I have also worked last weekend on my Oak Tree Sampler. I've started the corona and it is already half way done. It is stitched in three different shades of green.

Then I've finished a smaller projects on Aida, thou I can't really show a picture of that yet. It is going to be a present and I don't know if the lucky receiver is reading my blog. Oh well, here's a tiny little sneak peak

At last I'd like to show you a little side project of mine. I've stitched three very small designs on 40ct linen and transformed them into buttons. the edges of the buttons aren't all smooth, which is disturbing me a little. Maybe I have to try a different backing for the fabric, or maybe it is because the linen is so stiff. Anyway, besides that, I really love they look like.

4 comments:

Cristina said...

I love the sampler and the Oak tree, but I find your buttons really precious.

Kathy A. said...

You have been busy stitching away. Love your progresses. Those buttons are wonderful. What a great idea.

Siobhan said...

Lovely stitching! The buttons are adorable. Neat idea!

Marcy said...

Your Oak Tree Sampler looks great so far. I look forward to seeing it progress. I love the elegance of your color choice for the little sampler. I must check out the Cross Stitchers Club.