Greetings all..... The ice storm continues and I consider myself one of the very lucky to have power in North Carolina.... Hang in there all of you that are without needed services like power, water, cable or phone.... The end is in sight~
I've been playing again in the craftroom.... I'm making project bags for the upcoming Primitive Stitcher's Society retreat in Atlanta GA in March...... I will also have a few limited release items for the retreat....I can't show those items quite yet but what I CAN show you is my latest finish of Country Rustic Primitives design "Prim Valentine Pinkeep"....
I love the simplicity of this design and I shared it with some of you on Facebook yesterday....
" ..I heavily stained 32 count linen cross stitching over 1 using DMC 3777.... I'll be using Julie Ploehn-Vigna (Auntie Ju's) dyed Valdani Wool in Primitive Red as accent thread..... "
I love alternating fabric and linen for a layered effect... Topped with hand stitching of course! Isn't the wool thread nice?
I made a pocket on its backside to tuck messages inside..... Many of my colleagues at school remind me "This is YOUR year to shine..!" ...... If you're reading this Sue, I'm smiling...!
My back pockets are lined with a contrasting fabric peaking out of the top of the pocket.... I feel this look ties things together... I also appliquéd a wool heart so that it's popping out of the edge of the pocket.... Just something that's a little different..... The unexpected~
Jenny Hoffmans Etsy has lots of charts listed on her shop, Country Rustic Primitives.... Go check things out~
Hoping you are safe, snuggling warmly and happily stitching....