Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Finch Song Start

I started Finch Song the other day. I decided to go with the linen that came in the kit (French Vanilla by R&R) after all. The Lt. Examplar was a little too dark for some of the thread colors.

Shepherd's Bush "Finch Song"

Amy and I are thinking of doing a mini SAL. We both would like to stitch "A Sweeter Love" by Plum Street Samplers. When that will be? Neither of us are sure, but I know we both like to look at the silks and dream. :) I pulled the NPI and linen I'm thinking of using. It's 40 ct. Vintage Homespun. I've been saving it for that perfect project. :)

'Plum

I have some more dk green silk to finish "The Riddle," so I guess I really should get back to it. I'm just loving "Finch Song" right now, so it may have wait a while. :) Write soon!



Edited to add: I'm using CythinaC's alternative lettering that she designed for Finch Song. Click here for a link. She does great lettering. Thanks Cindy!! :)

23 comments:

  1. Sorry Nicole, I had a typo on my first post and deleted it. Your Finch Song is so pretty and I agree, the fabric you chose is so lovely and looks wonderful! I love your Plum Street Sampler A Sweeter Love with all of those yummy colors! You have lots to keep you really interested in stitching! Very pretty!!

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  2. i still can't get over how fast a stitcher you are girl!

    Finch Song is looking great already! and can't wait to see the rest of the Riddle!

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  3. Finch Song is beautiful. I'm gonna try to control myself and not rush out to buy it.

    I've been noticing that you're a bottom-to-top stitcher sometimes, and a top-to-bottom stitcher other times. I'm so left-brained that I never thought of starting at the bottom. Looks like it could be fun.

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  4. Those are such pretties projects! And wow, you go fast with your needles.

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  5. Very nice start, I think the French Vanilla linen looks great. Beautiful silks for the SAL piece, but I can't wait to see your Riddle finish. CJ ok;-)

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  6. Well I think by Friday we'll be congratulating you on another FABULOUS finish :)

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  7. Looking good! I love this one so much! And I like Cindy's lettering better too. Love the colors on Paulette's piece too! Hope you get back to the Riddle sometime, but I know how it is when another project grabs you. :D

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  8. Great start Nicole! Mine is still in the original organza bag we received from the Retreat! I want to stitch A Sweeter Love too. I have the chart, just haven't done anything about it! Do finish the Riddle! You won't be sorry! :)

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  9. I love your new start on Finch Song! You are such a fast stitcher. I'm so jealous of all your projects. I like Cindy's lettering too and use it almost exclusively now.

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  10. Hi Nicole,
    I love your start on Finch Song. It is beautiful. And I love the lettering. I am going to have to bookmark that should I ever stitch this. I like the Vintage Homespun for A Sweeter Love. Those silks and fabric look gorgeous together! :)

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  11. Oh man, now I really want to start mine too! You are a bad influence ;-). Love the floss toss on the other piece too.

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  12. What a pretty new project! And, like everyone else, I am amazed at how much stitching you are able to complete (ok, and maybe a little envious :-) )

    I think I would be interested in the SAL. A Sweeter Love is one that is on my list (all of Paulette's are). Keep me posted, please!

    Enjoy your evening.

    Cari

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  13. Very pretty progress on Finch Song, Nicole! The colors are so pretty!

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  14. Your blog is always a feast for the eyes! Finch Song is beautiful; can't wait to see more!

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  15. Finch Song is so pretty! I will be looking forward to each installment but since you stitch so fast, it may only be 1 or 2 more before you're done!

    I love the colours for A Sweeter Love. I hope you start soon so I can see it bloom! :-)

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  16. Isn't your Finch Song so pretty! I'm glad you went with the fabric you did as the colors look great on it.

    Oooo - all those pretty NPIs! Looking forward to that start, too!

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  17. The SB kit is just beautiful-your stitching is coming along quickly! I've not seen that kit yet.

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  18. Finch Song is such a lovely design. Oh, well another to add to the wishlist!

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  19. Great start - you are such a fast stitcher!

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  20. Love your new start and I agree with the choice of sticking with the French Vanilla linen, the colours are beautiful.
    I am in love just looking at the pic of the floss toss for your SAL, be still my heart!
    I look forward to seeing your next update.
    Have a great week x

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  21. Finch Songs' looking gorgepus, Nicole. I still get amazed at how fast you stitch things. :)

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  22. Sorry about the spelling error. I wasn't trying to come up with a new word. Gorgepus could become a new word though - has a good ring to it (and a little funny!). Sorry, I'll go now.

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