Stitches and More

Stitches and More
She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands... Proverbs 31:13

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

It's Been A Long Time!

Wow!  I can't believe how long it's been since my last post!  We had just gotten back from our 5 week trip and for one reason or another I just got busy!!  More on that later!   :) 

Here are some of the last few stitching finishes:

Hardanger Heart
Gloria and Pat
started by Aunt Becky in the 80's - finished by me 3/21/2013 

This darling little heart was started by my aunt and I brought it back to finish for her.  It's so sweet and I'll have to stitch up a few more!!

Another finish for my aunt:

Guiding Light
Heritage Stitchcraft
c. 2001
3/20/2013 - 4/23/2013

This one is a design that I've had since 1976!  It's an historic house in my hometown, Charleston, SC.  This designer published lots of lovely charts of Charleston houses and landmarks, and I managed to aquire many before I moved away.  (In fact, the pic of Rainbow Row in my header is one of her designs that I stitched twice.)  You can view the house and more pictures at the Historic Charleston Foundation site.  The house has a red door presently, but the design was charted for a white door.  I did a little internet research and found pictures from the 1970's of a white door, so I stitched the white and like the results.  May I present The Nathaniel Russell House, located at 51 Meeting Street in Charleston:

Nathaniel Russell House
J. Lollis
c. 1976
2/17/2013 - 7/3/2013

I'm really trying not to add much to my stash right now, but I couldn't help getting these two cuties!  The one from LHN is their first design.  I couldn't believe I actually found a copy at my LNS recently!  Thought I might get them stitched for July 4th of this year, but that didn't happen!

My heart is heavy for the family and the community of Prescott, AZ for the loss of their 19 firefighters.  Such a sad event...


Barb said...

Welcome back! The Charleston house is beautiful!!

cucki said...

Sweet stitches..
Big hugs x

Penny said...

Beautiful stitching! I would love to visit Charleston someday - love the Nathaniel Russell House!

Terri said...

Beautiful work! I used to live in Goose Creek and LOVE Charleston! Your post brought back wonderful memories! Thanks!

Brigitte said...

You were really busy while you were away from blogging. And what wonderful results you have to show. Great stitching!

Carol said...

Nice to see you back, Mary :) Love that Charleston piece--we were lucky enough to visit there back in 2007 for our 30th wedding anniversary...such a pretty city.

You'll love stitching the LHN America piece--I have a photo of my finish up on my blog right now. It is one of my favorites :)