Yeah, I know. We are off our schedule already. I had really been hoping for a nice, sunny day to take pictures. Well, it is spring here in Western Finland. Spring means lots of rain showers and gloomy, cloudy days. Not good days for photos! But, we do have some sunny days coming up this week, so I am sure we will get them done.
In the meantime, you are welcome to click on the link for the Headquarters to see what items I have available. A full 50% of the sales price will be donated to a shelter you choose or to Blind Cat Rescue and Sanctuary. If you are here in Finland, of course, I will happily donate to a Finnish shelter or rescue, too. If you need to buy through Etsy, please let me know and I will relist the item for you.
I’ve always posted pictures of the pieces I do for the various charity groups on my personal Facebook timeline, and items for the shops on my Facebook Page. Why hide all the good stuff behind a logon? So, I am changing that up this week. I have a very busy roster of pieces to stitch right now…
First up is doing the outlines and “setting” the colors on this 8 point star that will be headed to Canada Stitches for an injured RCMP officer’s quilt. The colors have several meanings to the various First Nations tribes, and the officer that will receive this quilt is a member of the Mi’kmaqs. It isn’t a difficult design at all, but it will have a good amount of solid cross stitch. This is one of my own charts. It is being done on a 12″x12″ piece of white Aida, using 9 colors of DMC floss. This design can be done in so many color combinations. If you want the chart I am using for this, do feel free to post a message on my Facebook Page.
I do have this in progress as this is published, and will get progress pictures posted on the Facebook page in the next day or so.
I’ve seen this one done up before and always loved it. It’s bright, colorful, and yet very appropriate for a memorial quilt, especially for a young, vibrant officer. You can get this chart as an almost instant download from Crosstitch.com (along with so very many others, including Ursula Michael). The design is from Marv Schier.
This one is kitted up, and ready to start. I will be doing this one on 14 count white Aida too. I do use a lot of that fabric!
My other start this week is this lovely Canada Geese design from the recently retired Canadian designer Lynne Nicoletti. Although her website is now gone, you can still get these designs in many local shops. I ordered this one from Gitta’s in Ontario Canada. They have the best selection of her designs and outstanding service. i’ve always loved this design and have just the perfect place to send it.
I am doing this one on 18 count Aida with one strand of DMC floss. I went with soft blue-greens (think pine trees) for the geese in the background. So far, I have a good portion of the lightest background goose done. I will get scans posted on the Facebook page.
So, outside of that, you can tell it is crazy-busy around here. Is it really any wonder why we didn’t get the pictures done this week?