Wednesday, July 15, 2009

She Sells Seashells By the Seashore - Finished!!!

Hello! After a busy couple of weeks of working (I temp at a law firm when the legal secretaries take vacation), sick kids and me being sick (we are all FINALLY well again), celebrating our 10th Annivesary on July 3rd and my 35th birthday on July 4th)....I've finally finished She Sells Seashells By the Seashore!

I love how it's turned out. I stitched it on 32 count Lambswool with the recommended thread. It was really fun to stitch and a pretty quick one (for me). I think this took me about 2 months - I'll have to start noting my start dates. I kow many of you could probably have whipped this out in a week but I seem to be very slow!!! I find I am so tired at night with these long summer days of non-stop activity with my kids that I've been getting up at 5:45 am and stitching until 7 am when the kids usually get up. I LOVE this quiet, "me time" in the morning with my coffee and cross stitch. Lately that's about the only time I get to work on it all day.

So, after a lot of thought, I've decided to have it framed in a shabby chic white frame. I am tempted to try Vonna's framing tutorial on framing (found here) but I think I want to try it with something smaller and squarer first.

I almost have my Amish Sytle Patriotic Flag finish-finished. Will show you that next time. Next up is Sun Flower House by Little House Needleworks. And, maybe some work on my Little House Neighborhood which I started with such a bang last August but have seriously neglected since November! Happy Summer Stitching! Meredith


  1. Great finish!
    I have been looking at this one, it is so happy and care free. However but Mary Wigham has all my attention for the present. Love the colors and the white frame should be just the thing to set if off.

    Happy Stitching

  2. That is so adorable! Another chart to add to my pile :D I stitched Sunflower House last year, it's a really pretty one.

  3. Very cute finish! You will have to share a pic when framed.