The next finish is from Donna of By the Bay. . I used WDW 30 count Periwinkle linen and Belle Soie silks, mainly Indigo with Boysenberry ans Lilac. The simple words Slow Down looked pretty naked on the linen so I added a border of my own design, accenting it with some beads in the same shade as the deepest tone in the Boysenberry. The corner treatment is a simple Rhpdes rectangle
And there's this one day wonder from Samplers and Such: Bitty Baskets ABC Sampler, a sampler designed to be finished as a pin keep but which I will finish as a jar top. I used Aurora 32 count linen and Caron Waterlilies Tahiti for a subtle tone on tone [in part] effect which looks much better in reality than in this photograph. In real life, the pale melon in the floss doesn't fade quite so badly into the background linen.
Country Spirits Birds and Bees, . I used my Belle Soie silks instead of the recommended DMC. They are Beanstalk, Chocolate, Cinnamon Stick, Lasagna, Old Crow and Scarecrow. I still have an extensive stash of partial cards of Belle Soie and am using them for all my small to medium projects: waste not, want not.
All I need to finish this last piece are two Olde Brass bee charms but that will have to wait till I have the time to put together an order. I need some scroll rods, the proper linens for Sleepy Hollow and the Workbasket Quaker animals. I'll need a quiet moment to sit down and make up a complete list of my needs for the next few months.