Greetings all!~ Since I have all this down time with stitching , I thought it would be good time to do some finishing on things I've had sitting for a while. Below is American Star from Blackbird Designs. I know I have shown this before , but some of my new readers out there haven't seen it yet. I stitched it on 28 count oatmeal evenweave using DMC , WDW, GAST, and CC. I decided to finish it into a bourse, this time for myself. The liner fabric is from Thimbleberries' Harvest Home, and the other fabric is from Kansas Troubles' Stitches on the Oregon Trail.
I think the outside is missing a little something. Perhaps buttons at the corners, but I didn't have any that I liked that I had enough count of. I didn't want to use different ones at each corner because I thought would make it look more primitive than I wanted it to. I'll save the button thing for later I suppose.
Yesterday Marjorie had asked if I got my $1 grab bag linen at Picture This Plus. No , I got it from a local needlework shop called Cecilia's Samplers. Between visits , I've nearly wiped them out of those bags! LOL!
Yesterday I heard the song "In My Life" from The Beatles. It put me in some what of a reflecting mood. Mostly about births and deaths that have occured during my lifetime. When it comes to births they were all memorable , but there are two in particular that are still so vivd. My own son's birth of course and my brother's birth. I was 11 when my youngest brother was born. He was unexpected as my mother got pregnant during "the change". When he was born he was 10 lbs-10 oz. She had to have a c-section ,which was her first time having one. All of the rest of us were born natural and some a little too fast! (My dad delivered 3 of my siblings at home because mom had pretty fast labor.) I did a lot of the caring of him while she healed .It's hard to heal from a c-section, let alone when you're 41. I still baby him to this day. The deaths , I remember those all pretty vividly. All of my grandparents are gone and I miss them a lot. The same month that my dad's mother died ( which was my last grandparent to pass on) one of my brothers died of cancer. Needless to say , that was tough time . When my father -in-law passed away , it was totally unexpected, it's still like a dream sometimes.I started thinking about all the changes that go on over the years .Isn't it funny how a song can stur up so much thought and emotion? Well enough of my rambling on that .
Thanks for you visit today and I hope to join the "cult" , (as Kathy A's husband says), of stitchers real soon.
'til next time,