Thursday, October 15, 2009

Welcome Friends

Little House Needleworks
"Alphabet Rhyme"
threads by Crescent Colors

I've loved stitching this piece SOOOOooooo much that when I finished the lettering last night, I just couldn't stand it so I frogged the whole word Friends and restitched it tonight!  And if you believe that, I've got some beachfront property in Arizona for sale!  Now don't get me wrong, I do LOVE the piece and the colors and the whole of it.  The truth of the matter was I had a BHI (big hairy idea) to change the lower portion of the design.  My BHIs are always ripe with danger.  I was very careful in charting, matching the font as best I could, spacing, counting, centering, etc.  BUT somehow I ended up stitching Friends off center.  Oh, what's that?  By how much, you ask.  How "off center" was I?  Two stinking stitches!  Go figure.

But, all's well that ends well.  I only have a couple of berries and leaves to go and this one is off to the framer.  That's right, I've made an executive decision that this one is going on the wall. 

Maybe I'll make a pillow next time (wink wink).

I just love it!


  1. Oh she is beautiful! I think you should have more BHIs :-)
    She will look wonderful framed.

  2. Alphabet Rhyme is looking gorgeous. You will soon have it finished. I like the way you changed the bottom.

  3. This is very sweet little sampler. I love patterns that don't use a lot of color and are pretty quick to finish. I've stitched many things with mistakes. I figure no one will know unless I tell! I don't have a lot of friends who cross-stitch so they are happy with anything they get from me. HA! Have a great day! :) Tammy

  4. Cute your blog!

  5. I love it. It will look lovely between your "lady's chairs".