And so without further ado, I finally have a stitching update.
First up is Acorn House from Jeannette Douglas. This is my April ornament for the Halloween ornie SAL. April's subject is owls. I love this little house with it's spooky neighbors. I did make an adjustment to the pattern by changing the border.
Next is The Way to Happiness sampler. I hand stitched (because sewing machines hate me and the one I own is pathetic) a border around it. This is only the second time I've tried this type of finish. There are some problems / errors with it but I'm happy with the end result. The directions call for quilting along the seams but I think I'll pass on that step. I finished this last weekend but my fingers are still a bit tender.
I also joined the Stitching Smalls SAL over at Lotus's blog. The small I chose for March is a cute little hardanger angel by Rita Tubbs. The little lady on the left was my first attempt. She's a bit off along the bottom ruffle but rather than ditch her, I made a little adjustment so it isn't quite so noticeable. Of course, I didn't notice my mistake until the blanket stitch border was done. The lady on the right is correct except for the little bodice. That's a slight addition to her dress.
I'm afraid I'm late posting this picture for the Smalls SAL but hopefully there won't be a repeat for April now that I'm getting better with this tablet. I just really wish they could make these things easier to use. In hind sight, I wouldn't get one. I think I'd go for a little lap top instead.
Take care and here's hoping Spring makes it to my backyard sometime before June.