First up is Riley Harbor by Kathy Barrick. I finished up the Olive House on the second row and moved down to stitch some water. I love that blue color, it is called Caribbean Waters and it is a lovely blue. I do need to put in the road under the houses but that can wait. I needed a change from Houses. My Jane Austen needle minder is watching over the proceedings.
If any of you are thinking of stitching this...forget that DMC conversion. Well some of the colors work but others do not. My advice would be to take the photo of the chart and pick out your own colors for the letters etc. The letters that appear reddish pink on the chart were charted for a Tennessee Orange. I had even stitched it thinking...oh maybe it will look ok, but NO, Just NO. I have enjoyed stitching these pretty letters. G Legere is a BIG sampler so it will take a while. You may notice I left off the border. I am not a Border Lover...they always give me fits and when framed often make the piece look crooked. So I am just going to have a mat added when I have it framed. That will be my border. I know all you devoted sampler stitchers are shuddering in dismay but I am saving my sanity by leaving it off. I did not think it was such a great border anyway. :)
On to Jolly July....
I ordered several pieces of fabric from Jen's Stitching Niche to use on my Jolly July Stitching. Be sure and check out Jen and Kitten Stitcher. Their fabrics are lovely. Since they live in Mississippi and I live in Alabama, I get very quick service from both ladies.
These two charts came from 123 Stitch.
Rack Stack came from Jen...you can see some of the fabric in the background.
Have a good week friends...maybe I will have some Christmas ornaments to share next Saturday.