"Peace I leave with you;
My peace I give to you;
My peace I give to you;
not as the world gives do I give to you.
Let not your heart be troubled,
nor let it be fearful."
Today's iris bloom is nothing unusual, just the typical blue-purple color. This sadly seems to be the last of the iris blooms I'll be sharing with you. If I had left them neglected in the pots like I did for the last 2 years, I would've had all kinds of colors ... lol! Well, I imagine that transplanting them into good soil was a bit of a shock to them & I'm lucky to have any blooming. If I'm still here next year, I'm sure I'll be able to share more photos then : )
I've spent some time this weekend finishing a few projects that I've frankly been too lazy to finish for quite some time. These are things that only needed a few more stitches to complete them. I ran into problems & just set them aside for another time. They are now happily completed : ) I can only show you one of them though. The others will be gifts.
This cute snowman is from a Bent Creek Zipper kit called Got Carrot? I think the expression on the snowman's face while those 2 bunnies eye his nose is priceless! I got quite a surprise when I started working on this kit. I didn't pay much attention to it when I bought it & chose to stitch it a few weeks ago because I thought it would make a cute ornament. Well, the kit comes with a rough 18 count linen that looks very similar to burlap & the stitching is done with pearl cotton! It will make a great small pillow or framed piece but certainly not an ornament. I am thinking about stitching it again on smaller count linen so I can have my ornament : ) The design included a sort of snowflake arch with blue beads accenting it. I didn't want this so instead I just stitched a few snowflakes as if they are falling down from the sky.
Got Carrot - Kit Photo
Got Carrot - My Adaptation
Yes, ladies & gentlemen ... the eyes of on the bunnies are indeed colonial knots. Sometimes ya just gotta do what ya gotta do : )
This next item is a new start of a Sampler Girl design, Good Tidings to You, that appeared in the 2011 issue of Just Cross Stitch Ornaments. I stitched this design for a swap partner that year & always wanted to make one for myself. Now's the time : ) Rather than the 32 count fabric which the design calls for, I am using 40 count & stitching over 2.
I hope everyone is enjoying their day. Last night John & I finished watching the 4th season of Doc Martin. Tonight we are going to start watching Jeeves & Wooster. We like Hugh Laurie from watching him in the House series. The character he plays in Jeeves & Wooster will be totally different. Should be fun : )