Thursday, July 26, 2012

Log Cabin~Autumn Finished & For Sale

I hope you like Log Cabin~Autumn, I have to say it was a fun stitch.

It is for sale for $8.00 at my website. It will also be featured in the upcoming online Counted Wishes festival.

I've begun stitching Log Cabin~Winter and next post I'll list the colors I'm using for it.

Why is it every summer I feel like stitching winter themes? LOL

Friday, July 20, 2012

Gracewood's New Additions

I just finished stitching Log Cabin~Autumn and hope to post a photo in a few days, but I wanted to share something that makes Gracewood a blessed place.

We had a doe who was very pregnant this spring and yesterday she brought her fawns down to show them off. I hope you'll enjoy this as much as we did.

Friday, July 13, 2012

New Design! Log Cabin~Winter

It is already time for designers to begin submitting our patterns for the upcoming Counted Wishes Festival and I really wanted to have the second seasonal log cabin design included in the Gracewood Stitches 'booth'. I hope to have it stitched before the show when it will go on sale.

I chose blue and gold shades for this one. At least where we live those are the colors I most associate with winter. The cold blues of the snowy landscapes contrasted with the warm golds of firelight. It is close to the same size as the Autumn Log Cabin design and I think they'll work well hung together. I rotated the dark colors to the top right in this one and will continue to move them in the spring and summer designs so when all four are completed they can be hung with the light shades towards the center creating an overall 'log cabin' quilt effect.

Though of course they could be hung in any grouping to give differing impressions.

Log Cabin~Autumn is close to completion.

Summer finally arrived on Gracewoods and the spotted fawns of spring are now appearing at the feeders with their moms. Their legs are much steadier now and I don't know what is quite as delightful as seeing their wonder at all the new things they are encountering. It is a lot of fun to see one when it meets a squirrel for the first time!

Our roses are putting on quite a show, they loved our wet cool spring and now the warmer weather is kicking their blooming into high gear. This is our Constance Spry in it's pink fragrant glory.

Wish I could post how great a fragrance these are wafting out to us!

And someone who is really enjoying lazy porch days is our Zoe.