Friday, July 24, 2009

Happy Jack

My entry to the National Counted Cross Stitch Show Original Design Category. I couldn't believe that a simple design like this could win the top prize. I only entered it to participate. I never expected to win anything.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Heartfelt Sampler 2009

This is my Heartfelt Sampler for 2009. Done on 40 ct. natural linen. This is only a half stitch over one thread. It contains motifs of some of my favorite things and not so favorite things. The "WHOA 47" was the license number of my 35th Anniversary Mustang which was retired this year. My stitching club will be surprised that I got my Challenge Piece entry done for the year and it is only July. Now I qualify for our drawing at the end of the year. We each contribute $5 per piece and the winner gets all the money in the pot. I was committed to it by putting the year 2009 in the piece early on, so I had to finish it before the year was up. Finished on July 23, 2009.