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)
Plum Street Samplers
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. :)
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!
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!