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!


  1. I love the soft colours you choose for Lizzy Kate.
    I hope you don't have to frog many HRH stitches.

  2. Shoot - are you sure there wasn't kelp in that water? That's a lot of frogging!

    I like your new pallet (sp) of the lizzie Kate!

    Smiles - Denise

  3. I love the new colors you have chosen too for Lizzie Kate. I hate frogging but sometimes it is worth doing and there really isn't that much there so hopefully it will go fast. I need to stitch. I am so stressed lately and stitching really seems to help!! Love your progress on Shores of Hawk Run Hollow too! Can't wait to see the model you are doing!

  4. I did the design useing what came with it. You have picked lovely alternatives.

  5. Love the colors you chose for your Lizzie Kate. Bummer on using the wrong color on Shores. Ah well, hopefully not toooo much to rip?

  6. Love your colors!!! I was thinking of changing them a bit too. I like more subdued shades.

  7. Darn it about the green! I can't wait to see Lisa's model--you two are a winning team--great designs and great stitcher.

  8. I really like the muted tones you are substituting. This looks like such a fun stitch!

    Boo to the frog. At least you caught it early!

  9. I think the water looks great. Adds to the vintage charm of the piece - LOL!!

  10. Lovely stitching - sorry about the frogging!

  11. Oh which magnificent embroidery, I like very much the boat,
    Best regards marylin

  12. That's more than enough to show, Nicole. What a great start! I love your colour changes, much better than the original. Muted colours are a favourtie of mine.

    What a shame on that water. I know, I know, you're not going to be able to live with it. Pity the green didn't have a bit more of a blue hue to it, you may have gotten away with it.

    Another model to stitch! How exciting!! Can't wait to see the finished product!!!

  13. I like green water--lol! :D Nice plans for the LK, and looking forward to seeing that Prim Needle!

  14. It's always exciting to get to a new project with such yummy colors of threads, isn't it? I'm now tempted for something cute like your new start.