Sunday, August 29, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
I am really pleased with this ornament. I substituted everything for Vikki Clayton's Hand Dyed Fibers that I had in my stash and it was a real pleasure to stitch. Since I can't decide which Halloween ornament to stitch next (yep, I am still wallowing in indecision), I am going to start on the LHN September sampler.
Happy Hump Day everyone! Only 2 more days until the weekend. :o)
Sunday, August 22, 2010
This little guy seemed to think the watermelon blossoms were just yummy. Note the wee tiny watermelon off to the right.
I hope you are all having an enjoyable weekend. I have no plans for today so I might just finish up that 2nd Halloween ornament. :o) Potatoes Au Gratin in the crock pot and a steak thawing in the fridge. Sounds like a fat, filling, and lazy day for me.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
I am finding myself in a state of stitchy indecision. I want to start on a larger piece but I can't decide what I want to stitch. I want to do another patriotic piece but autumn things keep calling my name and Christmas is not so far away and the next LHN samplers will be here soon and then there is the JCS Halloween issue on the way .....argh! Do you ever find yourself in this quandary?
Thankfully I have the BBD Honeysuckle Manor book and managed to occupy myself with a couple of itty bittys found there. This is the Antique Pin Ball pattern using HDF 35 ct mystery linen and HDF BeGrimed Floss. I pulled out my paints, minwax stain, and shoe polish again and went to work on these napkin rings.
A little red paint and ribbon makes for a totally different look. :o)
I think I should have used something besides stark white linen but that is what landed in my hands. The next one will be tea dyed or something to make it look a little more aged to match the wood piece. I used HDF Perfect Red floss for this one.
So there you have it - a bit of everyday, Christmas, Autumn, and Halloween all rolled into a couple of weeks of stitching. LOL
We continue to harvest tomatoes from the garden along with plenty of fresh herbs. DH planted 3 watermelon plants very late in the season and lo and behold we have a 6 inch watermelon on one of the vines. I have never planted watermelons so I hope we have at least one make it to maturity. I am already thinking about what I want to plant in my fall garden, will have to get busy with that soon.
Enjoy what is left of the weekend my friends and I hope you have a fabulous week!
Sunday, August 8, 2010
Sunday, August 1, 2010
The final stitches were added late last night. It was only after awakening this morning that I realized I didn't stitch the "e". Arrgggh! Actually, I am pretty happy that I noticed it before I took a picture and posted it here - that is when I usually discover that I left out a few stitches. (Looking anxiously at my photo now to make sure all is well.) The only change I made was to stitch the "m" and the "s" in the darker terracotta floss to subtly make my initials prominent. This was a fast, fun stitch. Now the hunt is on for a suitable frame.
Last weekend, Carol of The Polka Dot Chicken contacted me concerning my WMHBlooms chart. It seems she has been trying to purchase or trade for this chart for quite some time. I could certainly relate as I looked and bid on ebay for a while before I was able to get mine. I could tell she wanted to stitch it as much as I did when I was in search of this elusive chart. We were able to work out a trade and I am just thrilled with what she offered me in exchange.
I hope you all had a wonderful and restful weekend. We finally got some relief from the heat but along with it came clouds and drizzle all weekend. More perfect weather for stitching. Have you noticed that when it is really hot and sunny outside - perfect stitching weather. When it is rainy outside - perfect stitching weather. What weather isn't perfect for stitching? LOL