I am a "Girl of the South"...raised in Tennessee and now living in Dallas by way of Florida. Along the way, nothing has changed my love of cross stitch! I adore putting needle to thread to create my own little works of art! My favorite are samplers, and I love using hand-dyed fabrics and overdyed threads! I have a son in the Air Force. My wonderful husband and I are happy to be owned by two beautiful Pembroke Welsh Corgis: Hales Blaze of Glory (Blaze for short) and Spurs Lil' 6 Carat Diamond (we call her Diamond...or Littles when she's being REALLY cute!). Of late, cross stitch has taken a bit of a backseat to "real life", but I am thrilled to make winter my Seaon of Stitching this year!
It doesn't really snow in the Dallas area that often. Oh, we might see a snowflake or two drift through the air. It might settle on the ground as a light dusting. But inches? SIX inches? That's what we are supposed to have by midnight tonight. We woke up this morning to three inches, and it hasn't stopped snowing since! It's the perfect snow: white, wet, and deep on the ground.
I just finished up Plum Street Sampler's Christmas Tea! It is such a wonderful design! I used the Belle Soie fibers as called for by the designer, but stitched it on Picture This Plus ColorScapes hand-dyed Heritage (32 count Belfast) with one strand over one. The fabric has a little more of a green tone to it than the picture shows. I moved the snowflakes at the center bottom of the design over toward the birds and added my initials. I loved stitching it over one (and you can see how small it is when you compare it to the 4" embroidery scissors!). I'll have it framed next week to add to my sampler wall.