07 May 2016

Saturday Sampler: Texas Edition

I'm back! Mr. Wonderful had to go to Texas for work, so I tagged along to visit my family. This was the little project I took to work on during my trip, Joy Y'all by Redbird Designs.

I changed his eyes, omitting the whites and changing the color from blue to DMC 938, and adding a backstitch above them and a white quarter stitch for a little sparkle. I also fiddled with the structure of the words a bit, but that was just to accommodate the red fiber in the fabric. It's stitched on 28 ct. Newport linen.

Of course, I shopped! We went to my mom's LNS, Stitches From the Heart in San Antonio. New stash from Redbird Designs:

I also found these super cute Texas charms for finishing:

And these tiny sterling silver Texas earrings were a gift from my parents. My dad picked them out at James Avery:

Tiger Lily is very happy to have us home, and we're exhausted, so the three of us are going to spend the weekend recovering! 

Happy Stitching!


  1. Welcome home, Honeybee! It sounds like you had a fabulous trip. I like your Red Bird Santa finish. Nice haul of charts and charms. Your earrings are lovely! Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Love that Santa! Nice stash, too. Enjoy your R & R!

  3. Welcome back! These Santas are awesome! So is everything you showed us here today. So cool.

  4. Santa looks great. You picked up some great items on your trip. I hope you have a relaxing weekend.