I've been working on Anniversaries of the Heart - Snow Garden.
Progress January 9
And, like a lot of you, I am NOT in love with the colors that were chosen. But then, when you think about it, the garden does look very sorry at this time of the year; all brown and gray and parchmenty. Since it is the block for January, which is when I was born and so the block will have MY initials - and, since it really IS all about me anyway - I decided to tart it up a bit. The top and side flowers - which I think are the old-style Dutch carnations ( and they are the January flower) - I did in WDW Garnet and Lancaster Red. I think that those are colors that are actually used someplace else in one of the other months, so it should not clash. AND, garnet is the January birthstone, so it all sort of goes along. I think I'll definitely be done by next weekend. Which means I'll have two more stitchy weeks in January. I can fill one by doing one of the Lizzie Kate double flips on Christmas Rules. I figured if I do one a month, I'll be done for next Christmas. Then I'll have to figure something out for that fourth week each month. Hmmmmm..... maybe some actual work on my finishing?
Speaking of being done, done, done with something . . .
Here's that shadow box I got at Michael's for $4.19. And inside is Spirit of America. Sorry for the poor quality of the picture, but I just couldn't get myself to do a good one of this piece. Also, finished this weekend is Spirit of Christmas Stitching (in another super cheap shadow box!)
And here is the 3D effect you get inside the frame . . .
I am really pleased. I especially like the way "Christmas" looks in her frame. While I'm not so happy with the way "America" looks in hers, it's good enough and I'm just so happy to have something completed. Now on to that wedding gift! Hope you enjoyed