Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Shores Block 10 Finished!


Shores block 10 finished!
40 ct. Summer Khaki over-dyed with Tan Rit Dye, NPI Silks.

Sorry it's been so long since I posted. I just finished The Primitive Needle model last Friday and then I've been working on this block since then. I'm still loving this project. The colors, the design, everything! I have also been reading a lot on my iPad. I ended up selling my nook on eBay because I had barely picked it up since I got my iPad. I thought it would be hard to read on the iPad because of the backlighting, but it's not because the brightness can be turned down. I really like the iBooks app. :)

Well, I promise it won't be two weeks again before my next post! Write soon!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Toccata Four

Here are some pictures of a kit I got awhile back from The Drawn Thread...

Soie d'Alger and 32 ct. Country Mocha Belfast

Tocatta Four kitted


This is The Drawn Thread's "Toccata Four." I fell in love with it after seeing Lynn's Beautiful finish. You must check out her whole album. Her stitching is just amazing!!

P.S. I decided to go back to my original size - it just wasn't looking right to me. :)

Monday, August 09, 2010

Here is a pic of my Lizzie Kate start. I don't have a lot to show...

Lizzie Kate ABCs of Aging Artfully - started 8/7/10
40 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley, Various threads (listed below).

I have decided to make the colors a little more muted. Here are the changes I've made...

CC Caterpillar - Same
CC House Wine - CC Wild Berries
CC Morning Glory - CC Milady's Teal
CC Ye Olde Gold - Same
WDW Moss - CC Pea Pod
DMC White - GAST Oatmeal
DMC 3348 - WDW Dove

I also have GAST Avocado and Clover that I may use here and there.

I realized that I messed up on block 11 of SoHRH - I was stitching the water green instead of blue! Oops! :)

Shores block 11 - better picture

So I'll be doing some frogging later. I just got a package in the mail from Lisa (The Primitive Needle). So if you don't hear from me for a little bit it's because I'm working on a model (to be released this fall). The colors are beautiful - it's a great design. I can't wait for you all to see it!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

Fun Day of Stitching

I went to Manning, SC for a stitching get together yesterday and had so much fun. It was so nice to get away (by myself) for a day.

Amy from Down Sunshine Lane planned a wonderful day for us at The French Hens, an adorable restaurant in downtown Manning.




We stitched for awhile and then they served a delicious lunch (I had a chicken salad sandwich on a croissant) and then we stitched some more. I was working on shores and I made a little progress on block 11.


Sorry for the not so great photos - they were taken with my camera. I will try to get some better stitching pics later today. This get together was just what I needed to get me out of my slump. When I got home I worked on shores some more and then I decided to start something new. I started Lizzie Kate's ABC's of Aging Artfully (which I think should actually be called "Life Lessons Two").


It's such a cute design. I'm using 40 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley by Lakeside Linens and I'm changing some of the colors. I'll post more about it when I can. Well, it's almost 5 am (I woke up around 3 something) and I can't get back to sleep - thanks to a four year old who has trouble staying in his own bed! :) Write soon!

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