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Saturday, April 23, 2011

My Bad

Hi dear blogging friends.  Thank you all for the wonderful comments on my finish.  I really do appreciate them.
I have spent the last nine days working on America - Land That We Love by Jean Farish.  First I have to say I have only ever changed a very few colors on a design and the border on Alphabet Blocks.  But my bad!! I made some major changes on America.

1.  I put stars in between the letters instead of little squares.
2.  All the state borders will be done the same - white x's - red bs outside - blue bs inside
3.  All the state names and dates will be in the same shade of red and blue alternating as shown.
4.  Stitcing them in order admitted to the union.

Okay, those changes aren't that drastic.  BUT!!!  Take a look at the next picture.


Ms. Farish designed this back in 1988.  I guess back than they used alot of subtle pastelly colors.  It's America.  Where's the Red, White and Blue?  I really didn't like the A's in the picture, so I came up with this.  The square on the left will have a heart, small star and 2 small flags.
Here is a picture of the whole thing so far.



Thought I better post a picture of the original design.



Well!  What do you think?  Did I screw up the original or do you think my changes are okay.  Please give me your honest thoughts.  I would appreciate the feed back.

I will leave you with a picture of Miss Murphy.

Oops!  Not too lady like.

Oh, that's better.  Queen of the chair.


Thanks for looking and have a great stitchy week.      Linda

Thursday, April 14, 2011

It's Done

OMG!  I finished Aphabet Blocks.  I cannot beleive it.  My first BAP.  I'm almost sad that it's done, but not quite.  LOL  I changed the color in the name block.  It was done in black, but I thought they looked like flowers so I changed them to a pinky color.  Also, I didn't like the flowery border.  I don't think it went with the design.  I just put a single row of black around the outside and I really like it.  (You can click on it to enlarge and than click on it again to enlarge a little more.)

Aphabet Blocks - Carriage House Sampling - 14 ct aida
started in summer 2009
finished 4-13-2011

Please let me know what you think.

Again, thanks for looking and hope to see you next week.   Linda

PS  If anybody wants this chart I will sell it for $20.00 plus postage.




Sparky and Smokey

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What a Giveaway

Go visit http://crossstitchandcupcakes.blogspot.com/ for a great blogoversary giveaway.

Go visit http://ruthsrunningstitch.blogspot.com/ for another great giveaway.

Linda