Monday, January 28, 2013

Valentine's continues.

Hmmm... crane your neck a little....

so you can see beyond  my efforts to be artistic and focus on the little stitching piece. 

I can't believe I started this 3 years ago!  I almost never put something down once I've started it but I guess, once Valentine's Day passed, I lost interest. 

La Playa by Katy Rankin was featured in the March 2010 issue of Cross-Stitch & Needlework.  I remember starting it right away because I just loved that heart sculpted in the sand. 

I backed it with a piece of beachy fabric.  I think I'll put a ribbon hanger on it, too. 

I keep reading blogs where people mention how fast January has gone.  Not in my house.  It has been the longest month ever.  I'm loving all the open time for sewing.  I just hope it keeps up.  My annual quilt retreat is just a couple weeks away so I'm trying to finish odds and ends so I'll have a clean slate when I pack my sewing room. 

Until next time....happy stitching. 


  1. I love your sweet is darling!

  2. Ahhhh! A sandy beach with a heart drawn in sounds like just the thing I need right now!

  3. Oh, that is really pretty and exactly what I need at this time of year. I'm so sick of snow and winter right about now... My January has flown by for some reason--not usually the case!