Sunday, March 09, 2008

Snow days = stitching

For those of you who follow the weather here in the US, you may have heard about the big winter storm that hit the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys this weekend....well, did we ever get hammered here in northwest PA! Between Friday night and Sunday morning almost 2 feet of snow fell. We're still waiting for the city plows to make it to our side street. Thank goodness my pantry was pretty well stocked, because there's no way I was heading out to the store for anything yesterday. Hopefully things will be back to normal soon, though, since I hate powdered milk!! LOL

But on the upside, in between shoveling sessions yesterday, I finished the wedding piece for our friends.

The pattern was from Cross Stitch & Country Crafts -- the original text was "bless this home," but since the groom is a midwestern farmer, DH suggested I change it to "love grows here" (from another design I was considering). I also used Rhodes hearts instead of the larger cross-stitched hearts in the pattern, added the names (obviously), and finished it off with the crossed pieces of wheat and another heart for good measure. I stitched it on a piece of 28-ct. Zweigart Belfast linen. I think it turned out quite cute! And it means that I can schedule a trip to the LNS/framing shop for next weekend... hehehe

OK, time for another round of shoveling. Hope you are all staying warm!!

7 comments:

Christine said...

Erin, that turned out so well!! Your friends are going to love it!!

Suz said...

I love your wedding piece! It's so happy and pretty. Congrats :)


I worked on my garden yesterday. We had a cold front come through so the weather was glorious.

Heidi said...

Congrats! It looks great! They'll love it. :)

Lizzyblack said...

How pretty is it! Congrats, it's just wonderful!

Kathy A. said...

Very beautiful. You have done a great job of making it personal. Hopefully you are not snowed in for long. Take care

Aussie Stitcher said...

It turned out lovely Erin, well done.

stitching aussie style said...

Oh Erin! Can I get married again (to the same bloke LOL) so I can have one too?? It's GREAT!
Did I hear you ask about staying warm?? Here in Victoria Australia, we are supposed to be cooling down but we are 35 - 40 degrees celcuis today. Way too HOT!

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