Friday, August 26, 2011

Changing Seasons

When DH and I travel he likes to do the driving and I pass the time sewing and reading and admiring the countryside. I usually manage to pack along a penny rug project but on the last couple of trips I've tried doing counted cross-stitch. It can be a bit challenging getting the needle in the correct hole, especially on the bumpier roads, but I was happy with the progress I made on my latest piece, another Blackbird Designs pattern. With the work I was able to do during the trip I should be able to complete this by Halloween!
The blob on the lower right is actually the beginning of a jack-o-lantern and the verse refers to its gleam. There are so many wonderful fall and Halloween patterns that I'd love to tackle, but since my upcoming shows takes place just before and after Halloween, I know I'll need to start working on some Christmas designs soon. Here's what I found at Old Mill Stitchery in Liberty, Missouri, when we stopped there on the way home from Michigan.
Lovely Overdyed Linen!

The quaint building that houses the stitchery shop also has shops selling beads, yarn, wool, rug hooking patterns and an antiques store. Kind of a one-stop shop for lovers of all things primitive.
Footstool with velvet cushion


annie said...

These are great! Love the footstool and the drawer cupboard. Have a great weekend!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Pretties~ so looking forward to see the Halloween finished~
have a nice evening,

Prims By The Water said...

Can't wait to see your Halloween stitchery completed...looks good so far. Love taking the scenic routes myself. Take care, Janice

Raymond Homestead said...

It would be extremely hard to do cross stitch in a car, I think! LOVE your header, that is soooo pretty!

TheCrankyCrow said...

You must have younger eyes than me, my friend....I'm struggling with my latest piece sitting in my favorite chair with my Ott light and bifocals....Yikes!! Your new Halloween work is awesome - love the design! And that footstool and apothecary are incredible!!! Love, love, love!! Want, want, WANT!! :o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

BumbleBeeLane said...

I'd love to be able to ride and do things but I get a little sick.Love the Spice/Apothecary cupboard.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Good morning Roberta...I see you became one of my followers and I THANK YOU EVER SO nice to see you and I LOVE YOUR BLOG...very interesting.
I too take my sewing projects on my trips - sometimes even on short, short trips if my work load is piling up on orders. But it's fun isn't it? My husband is a born driver no matter where we go so I know I'll have all the time I want and need to stitch away.

I'm adding your blog to my sidebar...glad to have found you!