OK, I was in a rush yesterday to get the pictures posted and forgot to post what they were.
The first is my mixed technique piece, Halloween Window, by Patricia Anderle. It is from the October 1997 issue of Cross Stitch and Needlework. It is a really good issue to add to your collections, because there are several really great patterns in there.
Next is LHN Herb Garden Sampler. I think I picked too pale a shade of blue because my lightest floss is very close in shade. But Mom should like it. I just have to get it in a frame before Christmas. Mom fought the neighborhood rabbits all summer, which is kind of wierd to her because her real house is in the country, and she doesn't deal with rabbits out there, then she comes to the suburbs and we are overwhelmed by rabs. That makes me laugh. We should laugh, they ate the heck out of our plants.
The last one is Winter Delight Sampler from the 2004 December issue of Just Cross Stitch. I know, I said I rarely stitch from there, but I think JCS designs are something that you need to let sink into your brain. I realize that now, because like with this one. I don't know what was going on in my head back in 2004, but this design escaped me, and I found it last summer, and was like, Holy Schmoley, this is pretty. And it is really pretty, I can say that without feeling like a stuck up schmuck.