Sunday, July 29, 2007

Summer's Breeze
(July's square)

So named as all teh while stitching it, I was somehow reminded
of a warm summer day with a cool breeze, thus the name!
This piece is stitched on linen, 5.5 inches square.
I used DMC cotton stranded for my stitching and a beautiful
Mill Hill glass star adorns the center.
So far, this one is Joanne's favorite cushion square.

Dragonfly - Aeshna Verticalis
(June's square)

With stitches 85w by 81h,
this piece was worked on linen with DMC rayon and Jewel Effects floss.
Just another square for Joanne's cushion!
I stitched this one while we vacationed in Florida.
I had seen numerous dragonflies which gave me the idea!

A Bloomin' Spectacle
(May's square)
82 stitches wide by 98 high, this piece was worked
in rayon floss on light blue linen.
The different flowers were worked in Rhodes Hearts, eyelets
and Lazy Daisy stitches.
Mill Hill glass beads center each flower.
This piece was especially designed and made for
my dear friend Joanne in New Brunswick.
last Christmas I gave her a cushion with buttons (9"square)
and each month I make her a new cross stitched square for her cushion!
She's just loving it!!