It has been more than a few days since I showed photos of stitching progress. I seem to have fallen into a pattern. Most of my current projects belong to a series of similar designs.
here if you want to see the buildings already stitched. I need to go on line and look for a tall but very skinny Christmas tree for this ornament series. I'll decorate it with a Small Town USA theme using these ornaments, several strands of wooden cranberry beads and some small white twinkling lights. I like to have a few themed trees in different rooms during the Christmas season.
here if you want to see the animals already stitched.
Prairie Schooler's Year Round series: July. I am using Belle Soie Poison Apple, Puritan Blue and Oatmeal Scone for this patriotic eight pointed star motif. When I am done with this piece, I will add these very same silks to the kit for the next PS project listed below.
Prairie Schooler's Primitive Americana series. Though I've had this leaflet a very long time, I haven't yet started on this series. But I will soon since I have just purchased some antique ivory 28 ct linen for this very purpose. Although I have plenty of lovely overdyed linens on hand from the days of my Silkweaver fabric of the month subscription, none of them worked for this. Not even the pale blue color ways. Much as I love overdyed fabrics, sometimes a solid neutral is the only answer. I really think there is nothing uglier than an inappropriately chosen overdye. It can turn a piece from charming to ever so stomach churningly off. These charts were charted for 10 ct Congress cloth but I will be using the higher ct linen since I am going for ornament size.