Monday, January 11, 2010

I did it...

Yes, I actually started and finished a small sampler this year!

While browsing through blogs one day, I found this lovely design by Beth Twist of Heartstring Primitives. Not only did she provide the design with suggested colors, she gave it to us. Yes, charge. Have you noticed how many designers are doing that these days? I know, many have done so in the past, but with these busy times, it's nice they still do so.
I actually started "A Brave New Year" on New Year's day with a dear friend...thanks "soul sister". Great tradition don't you think? And I counted the last stitch yesterday, the 10th.

I chose 32ct R&R Golden Walnut linen and used DMC 644, 939, 3011, 3045, 3371 and 3857. While rummaging through my stash of frames, I found this frame purchased at a tag sale for 25 cents! Can you believe it? Although not a perfect fit, I'm pleased with the way the color on the frame looks with DMC 939. I chose the words "trust" and "peace" as I believe it takes trust to believe there will be peace in our hearts...thus the heart.
Thank you to all of you who design such wonderful work!


profjc said...

I just discovered your blog and absolutely love all yor stitching!! I, too, love to cross stitch but am nursing two painful shoulders so am not getting any done. You have inspired me to get going in spite of the pain. I do not have a blog myself but will put you on my favorites list. Judy at

Kim said...

Already finished your first piece for 2010!
WOW!!! That is such a sweet design. I enjoy all the freebies out there, it is so giving of the designers to give us these gifts!!!! The frame worked out perfect, and the price was right!