Here's my progress on my Primitive Needle "Live Simply". Originally I intended not to include the alphabet however.......I needed to stitch a bit more to make it fit the store bought frame. I did these letters yesterday during lunch. I often sit in my car to stitch at lunch and yesterday the warm sun felt so good. It really does 'center' me and bring that blood pressure down to get away from the phones for a few minutes. Besides, I work with non-stitchers and they don't get it......and probably never will and that's OK.
Iam on a current path of self-framing rather than paying an arm and a leg for framing and I hope to finish this up this week and frame it this weekend. Pardon the wrinkles. I prefer to work in hand and it does make for a wrinkly bit of linen. I love the colors and have picked up a plain black frame that I hope to paint blue and then distress it a bit to have the black show through.
I found a great new blog if you like rustic and primitive style stitching. It is Country Rustic Primitives. She has a link in her sidebar to "PatternMart" which look like an easy way to purchase patterns. This blog was recommended by The Sampler Girl and I found it when I was doing my morning blog-hopping!
Now a quick half hour of stitching before I shower, hit the grocery store for treats, and head to work for a day of training on new software............let's hope I don't glaze over too early into the presentation. lol Have a great, albeit wet, day all!!!!