A Dainty Housewren

This is a design by Carriage House Samplings that I started a couple of years ago as my "portable project."  I always have one small, manageable cross stitch project in a ziploc bag that I keep in the car, and this is the one that accompanied me to Sophie's piano lessons. When I went to California, I needed something easy to work on, so I grabbed this and decided to finally finish it, bc I'd been dragging it around for far too long and making no progress on it.

I received it back from Jill Rensel last week, and I couldn't be more thrilled with the moulding she chose!

DH 1

DH 2

Btw, I used the DMC's listed for the black linen, but I made a few changes. I have no idea what these changes were, exactly, bc they were sort of by the seat of my pants, but if you look at the cover model, it doesn't exactly look like this!  If I had to stitch it over again, I'd probably stitch the original version on the lighter linen, but since Jill chose such a stunning frame for it, I'm okay with what I've done. 🙂

By the way, if any of you stitchers out there are headed to the Pals Convention in Myrtle Beach in October, I'll see you there! I'm flying out on the 18th, and I'm so excited!

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