Hey, if you've ever been in Texas, you'll understand.
These are by Lorraine Koester of Redbird Designs. I really did like her stuff, and she even had a DMC(?) freebie for a while. I'm not sure (I don't think?) she's still designing, but I hope I'm wrong.
The first is "Texas" I did it on a light blue murano. It actually hung in my favorite stitching shop in Houston (Stitchcraft) for a while. I did it for that longhorn. I finished it on 5.25.2001
The second is "Texas Monthly Minis" I went ahead and stitched it as a whole piece instead of individual ornaments (which is how I kept seeing it displayed). I really like this monthly series and I think it's a lot of fun, and a nice take on the different seasons/holidays. I think my favorite block is the Thanksgiving Turkey with its cowboy hat, though February was my favorite to stitch. I would stitch one little block per month and officially finished it on January 7, 2007. I think this was about the time variegated fibres really started taking off, and I think they worked well in this piece.
So there's another Throwback Thursday. I'm looking forward to this long weekend (no more holiday work! YAY!)