This is a very cool series of patterns by Alma and Barb of Blackbird Designs. I cross stitch as well as quilt~ when I find a truly inspiring project. This project will take some time... 12 monthly patterns which can be personalized as I desire, with two bonus patterns to round out the group.
I'm stitching it on 30 count Mocha linen, here is my progress so far...
The first block I finished ( and which inspired me to create this project) was "Swan Lake" which is the July block, and is in the center of the project. I always start in the center. It is dedicated to my husband Richard, who tells me he is my "swan"~~~ swans mate for life.
The second block finished was the bonus block which was included with the Swan Lake pattern. In the project it sits directly above Swan Lake so I proceeded right along to it.
I've almost finished the 3rd block, "Valentine Rose," which is dedicated to my father in law. You can see it on the left of the bonus pattern in the picture which shows my current progress. Well, progress is always changing! I will post it, and update on my Eventide progress, tomorrow.