Newest is easy! It's Just Nan's Spring in the Air. I posted a photo of my progress in my last post but I did some stitching on it before the slump hit. Here's where I left off Saturday evening a week:
This is done on a 28-count Antique Ivory evenweave with DMC fibers. The pansies are over-1 so a little slow to stitch but the results are well worth the time.
Oldest is a little harder. It's either Crossed Wing Collection's Flower Power or Cross My Heart's Floral Welcome. I started Flower Power on New Year's Day 1996 or 1997 as a SAL on RCTN and I think I started Floral Welcome in 1996 to go over the door of our new house in New Hampshire. There was a major family medical issue around this time and stitching fell by the wayside while dealing with it, so there isn't a ton of progress on either of these despite them being so old.
Here's my progress on Floral Welcome:
It's stitched on 18-count White Aida with DMC and Kreinik. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it as the New Hampshire house was sold seven years ago and I'm not sure it really fits the house here in Virginia. I suppose if it takes me as long to stitch the C, O, M, and E as it has to do the W, E and L, this house could be sold and it will fit perfectly in the next!!
Here's where I stopped with Flower Power:
I think this is a 28-count evenweave but other than "blue" I don't know the color. It's stitched with DMC. The insects are all over-1 and I believe I did the hummingbird beaks over-1 also. The hummingbird heads and throats use Krienik blending filament to give them a bit of shimmer. I recall that I didn't do any of the backstitching as everything seemed to stand out quite well without it, but will revisit that decision once it's back in the rotation.