Sunday, August 4, 2013

A Season By Hand


Have you been following along with Clover & Violet's summer series? Well now is the time to show off what you have been hand working on this summer - and they have some terrific prizes!   Stop over and take a look at all the wonderful summer projects that were made.


I had several incentives to finish this cross stitch piece - A Season by Hand, Christmas QAL/Challenge, and the HoHoHo Blog Hop.  I love this winter scene of the Stone House Farm - reminds me of the verse - "Over the River and Thru the Woods, to Grandmother's House we Go' - and looks much like one of our family's old farmsteads.

I fabric framed it with the 'flip and sew' method (My fabric framing tutorial for cross stitch can be found HERE at SewWeQuilt ). I used a little hand quilting within the piece to hold it, and hand binding just like a quilt.  The cross stitch is 5.5" x 17" and with the fabric framing it came to a finished size of 10" x 21".

Please visit all the entrants HERE

Sewingly Yours,
Sharon

10 comments:

  1. Sharon that is just beautiful.

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  2. Beautiful scene and lovely stitching.

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  3. I love your cross stich. It is beautiful. You are multi-talented.

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  4. What a beautiful Christmas scene! Lovely Sharon :-)

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  5. Nobody does cross stitch like you, that is just beautiful!!

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  6. It is wonderful Sharon. So many stitches.

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  7. Oh my...how gorgeous! I know that was a ton of work doing all those stitches. It looks lovely.
    xx

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  8. It's really very lovely and a work of art. I know how much work must have gone into that and you should be very proud of it!!

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  9. Beautiful finsh and your piece is so elegant with all those details evident, thanks for sharing. Jane

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