Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Grand Old Flag

Texas heat is in full swing with the weatherman saying it's 94 degrees and everyone elses thermometers saying its 99 to 101 degrees. I mostly hibernate in the air conditioning. Although, I did get the front garden raked down, weedex cloth put down and many bags of mulch to keep the garden looking spiffy. Very satisfied with the result.

Still working on patriotic pieces. I have finished stitching Grand Old Flag. Still working on a finishing idea. Have some stars buttons to sew on before the final finishing. Designer Rosewood Manor, 36 count flax linen, 2 strands DMC variations and 5200 white. The red is a Hobby Lobby brand Artiste thread.

 Of course there has to be some patriotic Hooties in the works! These are so quick to stitch. Stitching up multiples as usual. 14 count plastic canvas. 3 strands DMC threads. And let me tell you that trying to stitch in a smyrna specialty stitch on 14 count plastic canvas is a real trick.
 A second Hootie in the works. There are 12 in the series.
Have a good weeks end and happy stitching!


butterfly said...

It's very hot here too.

Love your Owl he looks wonderful love the colours .

rosey175 said...

We were dealing with the heat too but a front just moved through and brought sweet relief! Even windows open at night now, ahhh...

The owls are cute stitches but no envy for the smyrnas on plastic canvas haha