Thursday, May 31, 2012

Stitching at my House

It was a busy Memorial Day weekend at my house.  We had two family birthdays on Saturday night here.  I fixed one of our family favorites-German rouladen.  Strawberry shortcake instead of birthday cake was a big hit.  On Sunday I worked, but still managed to get some stitching done. 

Here is my progress on Paradise Lost. This is the right side as you last saw it. (You can click on the pics) 

Paradise Lost
Plum Street Samplers
36ct linen
Hand Dyed Fibers silk thread conversion
Part of Becky's 2012 BAP Challenge

I moved the fabric over on the stretcher bars so I could stitch on the left side and here is my progress on that side. Notice I did fill in the blue on the banner and the clouds are done too. That is mindless stitching for sure. :)

                                                              Shakespeares Peddler 
Gentle Stitches
32 ct white evenweave
Called for Crescent Color threads

Now for a Memorial Day finish! Here is the 2nd installment on the recently released LHN/Shakespeares Peddler pattern. This was a fast and easy stitch. I did make a few changes-the biggest one is making the numbers pink instead of tan-love Crescent Colors Clay Pot!

                                                                Blackbird Designs
Prairie House Sewing Case
from A Stitcher's Journey booklet
30 ct R & R Olde Towne Blend
Called for GAST threads
2012 Crazy January Challenge Finish #7

I made some changes on this one, too.  The biggest one is the Old Purple Paint along the left margin instead of more of the tan Harvest Basket (see it along the top).  This design just seemed to need a little more punch of color.

I also used two very different dye lots of GAST Avocado.  The deeper green along the bottom was one dye lot.  The rest of the green is a lighter dye lot.  

As you probably noticed, I haven't put an initial in it yet. There is a good reason.  This will be a gift and the giftee watches this blog.  He, he, he :)

I couldn't finish this post without an update of little Amber.  She is 4 months old now and her nickname is Honeybaby because she is so, so sweet!

P>S> Don't forget to check out my For Sale list.  There are still some great patterns for sale.  I will be taking some of the ones that don't sell to a stitching retreat next week.  More on that later!


Margaret said...

Awww, Amber is sooooo cute!!! I bet she's a sweetiepie! Love all your stitching. I like your changing up of colors -- I agree it was nice to throw in some color where you did. I've had Avocado dye lots that are very different too -- so annoying! You've done tons of stitching!

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

What gorgeous stitches you have there Teresa...your paradise lost is going to be stunning! I love the LHN/SP finish too :)
And your grandbaby looks every bit of a honeybaby!

Ruth said...

Paradise Lost is looking great and I love your finishes, well done. Amber is just to cute.

Laurie in Iowa said...

You've accomplished so much... your PL looks fabulous as does all your stitching. Amber is adorable.

SoCal Debbie said...

Paradise Lost looks fantastic! Your finishes are so beautiful and you made great choices on the color changes.

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, Teresa, you've been a very busy girl. Grats on the finishes, all of them. Can't wait to see who the gift is for, and Amber is darling. Too cute.

Barb said...

Your finishes are wonderful!Amber is so cute!

Veronica said...

The filled in blue banner is the first thing I noticed in the second pic ^.^ Paradise Lost looks fantastic for sure!

Pretty finishes you've got there too. Amber is so adorable!


Mindi said...

Wow! Huge progress on Paradise Lost! It really was a hard decision for me to make to use that one, or Christmas Garden as my sampler for Becky's challenge.

Giovanna said...

Love all your projects! Nice progress on Paradise Lost. Amber is adorable.

Myra said...

Your needle has been flying. Gorgeous stitching and finishes.

Lesley said...

I really like how Paradise Lost is looking. Oh yeah and my niece is pretty cute too :)

Lorrie said...

It is amazing how much stitching you accomplish! Your projects are beautiful. I can't believe how much Amber has changed and grown already. She is just adorable!

Kaisievic said...

Gorgeous stitching - especially Paradise Lost.

hugs, Kaye

Brigitte said...

Paradise Lost is such a great design and you made some nice progress on it. Besides the filling in stitching it must be a lot of fun working on it.
I love both your finishes.

Beth in IL said...

Paridise Lost is beautiful!