Thursday, August 25, 2011


Thanks for the nice comments on Woodland Berries. I wasn't even looking at the piece, and it popped into my head that I put 2002 on the piece instead of 2011. Will have to change that this afternoon, as I am going frame shopping later. Good thing there's some extra room!

Senior moment, or whatever the term is today.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Woodland Berries

Woodland Berries - From LF Summer Part 1
I ignored all housework this morning so I could finally finish Woodland Berries. 
I really like this little piece. 
I might just stitch the berry part again some day for a tiny something or other.

As you can see, I made a few changed to the design.
I stitched this on 40 count Lakeside Linens Vintage Bittersweet.
I used most of the Belle Soies called for with a couple of exceptions:
I used CC BS Berry Cobbler for the berries.
I used Silk N Colors Rose Blush for the light color in the tulip.
I used CC BS Tortoise Shell in place of the DD black color.

I also moved some of the small motifs and added the
Roman Numeral date at the bottom.

It was a fun little project.
I hope I can find just the right off white frame for it.
We'll see.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Where does time go?  How can it possibly be almost the end of August already?
Winter certainly doesn't seem like the proverbial "yesterday",
but it is hard to believe that in just over a week it will be September.

I'm not complaining...September is one of my favorite months.
July and August are not.

I'm just thinking about what I have accomplished this year...or not.
I have stitched many of the pieces in BBD's
A Stitcher's Journey.
How many of them are finished off?  One.
I did finish Part One of the Summer Loose Feathers,
and am waiting patiently for Parts Two and Three.
I'm almost finished with Woodland Berries
from the Summer LF booklet.

But I'm really feeling like there are too many things...
stitching and otherwise...
that aren't complete.

Luckily I usually get remotivated in the fall.
Let's hope that helps put things in the "finished" column.
I wish the same to all of you.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Another Loose Feather

Here is Linda's Summer Loose Feathers.  She stitched hers on the recommended Irish Cream linen over one.
Another cute little petite one.  Too bad part 2 isn't due for a while.  We really jumped on this one.

Will have some pictures of the finished tulip (Woodland Berries, I think it's called) next week.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Linda's Summer Loose Feathers, Part 1

Monday, August 8, 2011

Summer Loose Feathers, Part 1

After some unstitching
and compensating for bad counting
and using wrong colors,
I finished Loose Feathers - Summer, Part 1.

This wasn't nearly as difficult as I made it.
It was actually a fun stitch.
I can hardly wait to see what comes next.

I stitched this on 45 count linen,
using the specified colors...
just not necessarily in the specified places!