I had a good stitching week even though we were traveling.
Here is my finish. My corners are good now but this one got a bit off center. I am my own worse critic. I am improving in some areas and I am finding that having the correct tools makes a big difference. I made a covered button for the bow. I watched Java Girl Stitches( Christie) on You Tube and she showed how simple it was! Why did I let that intimidate me. Now I will be using them on lots of things. I had the little berries from an old floral arrangement. I think the Black and White check goes with just about anything. The stand is from Hobby Lobby. I got three of them last year and painted them white, brown and black,.
I finished two word plays.
I am displaying them on a tray I got on sale at Hobby Lobby.
I went ahead and finished July and put it out as it will be here soon. I put a ruffle around my June piece but I am not sure I am leaving it there. I think these stitches are "busy" and look better without embellishment. I did tear some strips of Patriotic fabric I had on hand and added bows to the handles of the tray. I am trying to make my borders smaller as Priscilla suggests. I do think it makes a big difference. Now if I can learn to measure correctly.lol
I finished Where Liberty Dwells by Hands on Design. I changed a lot of the colors on this one as I wanted it to be BOLD. I changed the daisies to Black Eyed Susans, the fence to brown and I used a bolder red for the top portion. I love it. Hope to get it finished into a drum this week. I am trying to decide if I will do Put on the Hat in a Drum style or a little pillow. Your opinions are valued.
While I was at Hobby Lobby I checked out the Christmas Craft section that is slowly coming to life at the back of the store. I found these embellishments for Christmas ornaments...
These will look good at the tops of some of my ornaments with rusty jingle bells attached. I plan to do a lot of ornament stitching in Jolly July. I am also monogamously stitching on Joshua's birth sampler until it is completed. I think I can have it done in two weeks tops.
Hope you all have a good stitchy week and that the Frog stays far from your door.
PS...I had a few questions from previous posts.
First the Centerpieces at the Reunion. The ladies who put them together put clear plastic jewels in the vases with a blue LED light at the bottom which made them glow blue. I am not sure if they got them from a craft store or a florist. I would be hesitant to use just any light in water so I am sure these were made for that purpose. They were so nice!! Byrds Cookie Store in Savannah sells oatmeal cookies that my husband loved as a child so we always stop for a treat. They do have a web page and you can order from them online. My favorites are the Benne wafers( Made with sesame seeds called Benne seeds down there) and Key Lime Coolers. Many gift shops sell Byrds Products but the Byrds name is not on the box. So you might find some in stores near you. Savannah Sweets also has a web page that you can order from online. Sorry that I am making your diets useless but you asked.lol