Friday, June 24, 2011

My Dream Home is finally finished! it's not exactly my dream home, because if it was, you would see my oh-so-handsome hubby on a horse wearing a red and black checkered flannel shirt smiling at me with his big toothy grin and at least 4 chickens running around by the sunflowers. Other than that, I could totally live there and be happy :)
There is something so satisfying about being able to take this project off of the frame after 6 longs months of stitching. I started this just after Christmas. I stitched it on 18 ct light blue linen. If you like patterns like this one I highly recommend checking out Cross Country Stitching Magazine. Each issue has around 20 projects! Linda, the designer of these patterns is amazing! She has a heart for the Lord and it boggles the mind that she can continue to design these gorgeous patterns month after month, year after year! God has truly gifted her :)

This is a finished project I stitched for my daughter last year also from one of her patterns.

The timing is perfect to be done with my cross stitch because I just finished the back of Evie's quilt and now I'm ready to make my very first quilt sandwich and start the hand quilting!


  1. Beautiful! That's what your work is - simply beautiful!

  2. Although I am not a giant cross stitch fan, that is beautiful.
    And I can't wait to see your pearl cotton quilting on Evie's quiltie!!!
    The amount of things you finish is astounding! and it qual-i-ty!!

  3. omgosh, i'm sew gonna sign up for that mag! awesome needlework Karen!

  4. That is beautiful! I used to cross-stitch all the time, then quilting became it for me! I still have a cross-stitch project in the closet that I need to has quilt blocks on it!


  5. Never have tried cross stitch.
    I could so live there too :)

  6. It's a beautiful picture and would be a great place to live. I'd love to have my cross-stiching pictures completed...but they are sitting around while I sew! Oh well, maybe someday I'll finish the one I started in has a qulit on it!

  7. I love cross stitch but don't have the patience. I always loose track of where I am and screw up the pattern, then I fudge it to fix it. I've instead fallen in love with stitching using a good old running stitch. It's hard to mess up. Can't wait to see Evie's quilt all done.

  8. Karen is there anything you are not talented at?? that is just beautiful, thank you for sharing! Is Evie here yet?? We are traveling up north tomorrow to see Grace Lily, she will be one month old tomorrow..time going too fast.