Thursday, April 18, 2013

Hot needles

6 weeks from the last post and the trees here still haven't leafed out and maybe only 2 days near or in the 60's. I hope it's not an indication of a cool summer. I have had a few scragglers bloom and I cut these today before the thunderstorm and winds would knock them over anyway! 

Onto the stitching update:
 Right after my last post I received my piece back from Jill Rensel.
I am a Stitcher by Cherrywood Designs

 It now hangs in my craft  room.  I just love how the colors worked and goes so well in my room. 

I didn't really realize it, but I've gotten quite a bit of stitching done in 6 weeks. I had a stitching/friend weekend the end of March and we stopped at Stitching Bits and Bobs. I got fabric for a couple projects. I was really going to town on Balcony View of a Villa (full pages of 2 colors, boring  but fast!!) but wanted to start a pattern for Amberlyn before she outgrows it. I finished this in a few days. The fabric is much more peachy in real life.

Country Cottage Needleworks Princess Parade

 I used mostly Carrie's floss but keep the same color pallet. I will be putting it in an 8X10 frame and giving it to her soon.

 After I finished that, I completed all the rows of 5 complete pages of the Mystic. That's right....5 pages. Here is the progression photos. 

Balcony View of a Villa Mystic Stitch on 22 ct

 I don't think I've flown through one as fast before. It is 20 pages so I am 25% done. After the 5 pages were done I got another small project out and started and finished my June Cottage from Country Cottage Needleworks. I changed a few small things but again, kept the same color pallet. 
Country Cottage Needleworks June Cottage

And I leave you with a sketch that the computer did of Amberlyn and a friend that I took to Bounceland ( a large place with all the blow up jumping things and slides!) I thought the computer did a pretty good job for $2!

  And another favorite of her up in Papa's tree stand taken this spring, although it doesn't look like April!

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