Spring took a long time to show up this year, and we were all happy to see its arrival, wet as it has been. I stitched this cute Spring welcome card to send in honor of the season change. It's a freebie by Silver Cute Dwarf and you can get the chart here. It's on 36 count linen and uses a few beads for the flowers.
My niece took a vacation to Paris this spring and I stitched this Bon Voyage card for her. The original design had Notre Dame in the the upper right. I found a nice little charted Arc De Triomphe online somewhere that I liked better, so I substituted it. Although my niece did not take her dog with her, she does have a little dog like the one in the design. The design is from the DMC Europe SAL and you can get the chart here. I used 18 count Aida for this. Hadn't stitched on Aida is quite some time!
I needed a 'boy' birthday design so I searched for something nautical. I found this cute ship in a bottle by La Comtesse et le Point De Croix. You can get the chart here. I had planned to use an old vintage world map in the background, but the map I had was too big. So I just hunted through my folder of stickers for some 'sea' things. Then I got the bright idea to cut the opening in the shape of the bottle and I think that worked out pretty well. This is on 36 count linen also. Neither of these two photos shows the real colors, but that's the best I could do. I incorporated the words 'Smooth Sailing' on the inside greeting after seeing something like that elsewhere on line.
I started Plum Street Samplers "Turkey Bay" about a year ago just for stress relief at the time. I needed something colorful and easy to stitch. Didn't care if I ever finished it. Eventually I did complete the stitching, but only now turned it into a pillow. It's done on HDF Old Gray Mare 32 count linen. A simple finish, but I'm very happy with it.
Happy Stitching to all as we head into June!