Sunday, February 12, 2012

Red Stuff

I heard that Becky K. received my red exchange for the FTT Stitch Red. Here is what I sent her.

Winter's Night Drum
Blackbird Designs
32ct. Antique White Belfast
DMC #115
Date Started Stitching: 1/26/2012
Date Finished Stitching: 1/28/2012
Date Finishing Completed: 1/30/2012


This was very fun, a little putzy on the finishing but worth it. It said to fill with sawdust, but who has sawdust laying around? I used crushed walnuts.


Keeping with the "red" theme, I started a new project this past week. I probably should have joined that group this year that you just keep starting new projects! Anyway, it is the Bent Creek Red Thread Snappers. A very trustworthy blogger friend and I switched patterns for 1 very large project. I am going to try and do 1 square a week. We will see. Here is my first week.


This should be alot of fun and I can't wait to see it all come together.


That's all I got for now. Have a great Sunday!

Happy Stitching :)

JillMN

14 comments:

Suburban Stitcher said...

The red thread is one of my favorite cross-stitch projects. I got to about the 5th block and haven't touched it in years. I can't wait to see yours progress.

Carol said...

Winter's Night Drum is such a darling finish, Jill. Sawdust? Not many of us would have access to that--I'm sure the crushed walnuts are a perfect filling :)

natalyK said...

Your drum is darling. I love the contrast of the fabric with the red color you chose. I also love your new start and it may motivate me to start it as well. I have wanted to stitch that Bent Creek design for years.

CATHI said...

Lovely drum! The colour is beautiful, too! :o) Great start of the Bent Creek design!

Cathi

Hazel said...

Lovely exchange! I have never seen a drum before. x

Roberta said...

Jill, this little drum is darling, love the stitching and the finishing - good job.

Melissa said...

What a lovely exchange you did! It's just perfect for the Red Exchange!

Bekca said...

I love your Bent Creek start, I look forward to watching this one grow. Best wishes.

Nicola said...

Your gift to Becky is gorgoeus. Happy Valentines Day.

RuthB said...

Well, it may be putzy, but it's beautiful! :) Congrats not only on your perfect drum but also on your stitching progress which is formidable as usual. :)

Happy Valentines.

Fee said...

You have lovely finishes there and the new one is looking good, thanks for sharing, I am new to your blog.

Fee x

Daffycat said...

Very cute exchange. I'm sure Becky adore this!

Love your new start. Bent Creek designs are so MUCH fun to stitch.

Suzanne said...

Love the drum pincushion, what a beautiful exchange. Nice start to the Red Thread.

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Love it. I have an exchange in May and this may be a wonderful choice. Thx for sharing.