Saturday, March 03, 2007

Spring Violets and Winter Wind

I started Spring Violets last night. There are two blues in the border a darker blue on the outside and a lighter blue on the inside. I thought the inside blue seemed a little dark, but I didn't think too much about it until... I stopped by Silk Road Needlearts today and picked up another skein (just in case I ran out) and when I got home I realized there was a big difference in the colors I had. Maybe when Nikki designed the sampler she had the lighter blue on hand, which could be the older dye lot. Anyway, I ripped out the darker and restitched using the lighter. I know, it's a little silly, but I really liked the look of the lighter blue. Here's pictures to prove my insanity... :)

Spring Violets before I ripped the dark blue out.
Spring Violets before I ripped out the darker blue.

Crescent Colours Blueberry Tart
The two Blueberry Tarts.

Spring Violets stitched with the lighter blue.
And now stitched with the lighter blue.

I'm much happier now. I went stitching today at JoAnne Nantz's. It's always so nice to get out and stitch and be around other stitchers. I had a surprise when I got there... JoAnne finished framing my Sweet Sweet Babe birth sampler. It wasn't supposed to be done for three more weeks!

Sweet Sweet Babe Framed
Sam Sarah Sweet Sweet Babe

I'm so happy with how it turned out. I can't wait to give it to my brother and SIL now! While I was there I also stitched a little bit on Winter Wind. I made a small goal to get the branches and birds done, which I did!

Winter Wind as of 3/3/07
Prairie Schooler Winter Wind

Well, the kids are bugging me for juice and milk (I know I keep wondering why they are up this late too!), so I'd better go! Write later! :)


  1. Sweet Baby is it :)

  2. I've had big differences in "Morning Glory"....Love the Sweet Baby, too!

  3. Sweet Babe turned out beautifully! Love your progress on Winter Wind too.

  4. Sweet Babe is so cute. I love nice surprises :-).

  5. Sweet babe is adorable! Great progress on Winter Wind and Spring Violets. I probably would have switched out the thread for the lighter one too. Makes a big difference!

  6. I love the Sweet Babe! It is beautiful and the framing is just perfect.
    Happy Stitching,

  7. Sweet Sweet Babe looks so sweet lol

    Great progress on the others.

  8. This sweet baby is really cute !!!

  9. Sweet Babe looks great! What a special gift!

    I really enjoy watching the progress you are making on Sunflower Bellpull too! (previous post)

  10. Spring Violets looks lovely - such a sweet design. I would have frogged the darker skein too :)