This is the very first piece of cross stitch I ever did. I can't tell you where the pattern came from or the date. The saying under the striped cat is "You are what you eat." It was a very dusty piece hanging in obscurity, so I took it out of the frame, washed it and stitched it into a little pillow. The fabric on the back is black with little paw prints. New life for an old piece.
The two baby samplers are for my two new great nephews - Benjamin in April and Kody in July. The two mothers are sisters. They were stitched but waiting for names, dates etc. and they are now framed and ready to give to the new parents.
And last, but not least, my Celtic Banner finished and hanging on the wall. Barb, from our Thursday stitching group at Ann's came by and gave Beatrice and I her valuable assistance in backing and and finishing our banners.
If you look close you can see the painting I did in my kitchen. The cupboards are painted (this is the color I have chosen for Paradigm Lost), I painted the tiles on the blacksplash and painted my kitchen countertops. It is definitely an improvement.