Thursday, April 26, 2012

A Start, A Start & Finish, and A Finish

A Start-

Bucilla kit-Sophie
14 ct Aida cloth
Cotton floss (not DMC)

When my little granddaughter was born in January, DD#3's friend volunteered to make the birth sampler/announcement.  This is it. Unfortunately the friend was unable to complete it and DD#3 took it to finish. 

I am pitching in and stitching the bottom left block and the border. Hopefully DD#1 and DD#2 can do one block each and we will have a Round Robin!

Boy, I am so spoiled by the beautiful linens, silk and overdyed threads that I normally stitch with. This is hard for me to stitch on in more ways than one :)

A Start & A Finish-

Little House Needleworks
A Stitcher's Heart
30 ct R & R Old Towne Blende
Called for CC threads

This was a quick and very fun stitch! I actually found a small piece in my scrap basket to use! Hope to get to the second half of this project soon (Gentle Stitches by Shakespeares Peddler)

A Finish-

CJC Finish #6-The Goode Huswif
June Morning
24 ct black Congress cloth
DMC threads

Love how this turned out!  There is some wonkiness to the fabric now that it is finished. I think it needs to be blocked.  I used the tent/continental/basketweave stitch and didn't have to cross any X's :) Lots of color changes. This design is so eyecatching --it would lend itself to a large format like 25 ct over 2 threads.  I used my lighted magnifier and didn't have any problems with stitching on the black.

Since I am ahead on the CJC, I am hoping to devote the rest of this month to Holiday Patches and Paradise Lost. I'll keep you posted!

Welcome to my new followers!  I see that the count is creeping closer to 300!  I'll have a giveaway when we reach it.


Giovanna said...

Congrats on finishing June Morning! I'm a little envious because mine is languishing, but this is great inspiration. Great going on the other projects too.

Deb said...

I can imagine that your June Morning would have a little bit of wonkiness if you did the continental stitch. I think that just happens. I think that it looks wonderful though - those bright colors make you smile. And I love your LHN piece too. Very pretty.

Margaret said...

I just love your two finishes!!! Both are gorgeous! Love the colors and vividness of June Morning. Another I want to stitch. And I just love that LHN piece too! I can see how it might be hard to stitch the baby piece after being used to silks and linen. A big change! Looks like a cute piece though and i'm sure your DD will appreciate the help with it.

Laurie in Iowa said...

June Morning looks fabulous.

Vicky L said...

June Morning is beautiful. LHN is adorable. I need to get that pattern soon. All of your stitching in the past posts looks lovely too.

Linda said...

Congrats on the finishes Teresa. They turned out great.


Tatkis said...

Wonderful finishes!


Barb said...

I love the colors in June morning!

Veronica said...

I love your post title. LOL! I had to reread it to get it XD

Pretty birth sampler. I think that's a wonderful idea... to have it as a family oriented round robin :D

Congrats on two finishes. Both are equally stunning. A Stitcher's Heart is such a pretty design and June Morning... wow! The colours really pop on black.


Christine said...

Two beautiful finishes, I especially love the one on the black background.
Working the birth sampler as a family RR is such a lovely idea

Patty C. said...

Great progress - I just love A Stitchers Heart ;)

valerie said...

Congrats on your June Morning finish! Its gorgeous!

Penny said...

The little birth sampler will be so sweet when it is finished. Both of your finishes are so pretty! I love the soft look of A Stitcher's Heart and the bright, cheeriness of June Morning! :)

Carol said...

Even though you may not like the aida, the birth sampler is going to be so cute, Teresa... Such a bright cheery piece.

Lovely finishes--that heart is one of my favorite designs out there right now. Congratulations on your almost 300 followers, too!

Kathy H said...

Very nice finishes. I love how the black cloth looks when finished but it is so hard to see. I will have to try a lighted magnifier as I have been holding off from starting a few pieces that are on black or navy.

Myra said...

I just love those bright flosses on the black. You did a wonderful job with that.