I need to cross stitch!

After a lot of non cross stitch work lately I am antsy to get back to cross stitching. I started my next Bucket List Project: Sampler Roll from Samplers Remembered. This was truly a coup de coeur project. You may know I do not love stitching houses. Sometimes I will stitch a house if I especially like it, sometimes I’ll stitch a house because I like the rest of the project so much, and once I replaced a house with some birds and flowers. Well, I LOVE this row of houses. I love the colors, I love how charming they are, I love their cute little red roofs…

I also love the novel finish of this project, a horizontal roll. I have seen this design framed and that is also a tempting finish. I love both finishes so much I am wondering if I will even stitch it twice? But I’ll start with following the model and see if I still love the houses after stitching all 10 of them. Here is my start:

I can already tell I am going to love every stitch of this.

I still can’t find my Mill Hill king and I’m hoping he’s not lost for good! Here is the small I propose for July. Yes, a Mill Hill butterfly (The Blue Pansy Butterfly) at last and yes, another butterfly. This must be the year of the butterfly.

I’ve been working on it during the kids swim sessions and have a good start. These are so quick compared to other types of stitching!

Now are you disappointed you don’t get to see the finished Amy Mitten butterfly today? Me too. Turns out those legs are more work than I thought they would be. I have half of them done. But I am so thrilled with them so far. Oh the CUTENESS!

I’ll aim for this finish by the end of the week.

2 thoughts on “I need to cross stitch!

  1. Oh, my goodness–that butterfly is looking spectacular, Mary! Can’t wait to see your final reveal… I love the sampler roll you’ve started, too–you always pick the prettiest projects. Hope your July is off to a great start!

  2. You’re off to a good start with the Sampler Roll, that’s going to be lovely.
    Nice start on the butterfly, I think that’s the prettiest one!

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