Thursday, April 17, 2008

Papillon Creations SAL , Part 3

I have some pictures to show of what I have done. I was working on Part 3 of "How Does Your Garden Grow?" Speciality stitch version by Papillon Creation. The square in the centre is the part on which I was working. Oh, I enjoyed stitching this project, it is like a treat for me.

I made some changes in colors. Instead of making each coner in different floral color I decided to add more greenary and to use the same colors of the purple palette in all corners. I think I avoided a little motley effect and made a more organized garden.

I am pleased with how the Garden is turning out. I wonder what else is going to grow in the garden.

I also wanted to show you the little box in which I keep floss and other necessary things for the project. On the top of the box there is "Pearl Angel" by Just Nan, the design is so delicate here!

Thank you for stopping by.
Happy Stitching !

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

I Was Pinkeep'd

Yesterday I got a package from Deanne, my HOE partner. She made a very nice pinkeep for me! It is stitched on a Silkweaver's handdyed fabric ( very pretty) with Stranded by the Sea thread. In her card she said that the design is a freebie which she found on the Internet. Deanne also sent some extras: two skeins of DMC Variations floss, ribbons and a note pad.

Thank you very much Deanne, I love everything and will try to make a good use of the floss and ribbons. Here are some pictures of what I got:

While walking in the garden I again took some pictures. I know in some places it is still cool - spring has not arrived yet. The weather here is very changeable - during the day it is rather hot and at night - almost freezing temperatures. I am afraid that my flowers might be killed by frost but so far they are fine.

I like Columbines very much. From the whole package of seeds I got only three plants but they are in different colors! Because of their exotic look my husband called them "aliens". Here are my beauties:

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you have enjoyed your visit.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

EMS "Rose Sampler" Update

I'd like to thank everybody who stopped by and left a comment on my mattress pincushion. Thank you for your time and kind friendly words.

Today I have finished Part 3 and Part 4 of "Rose Sampler" by Ellen Maurer-Stroh.

I like the pattern alright, it is very pretty. But, I don't know why, I can't make myself stitch it. Maybe because it is mainly in one solid color and solid crosses - very monotonous for me. I get tired of it so fast, just after a few stitches! Maybe it is because of my injured foot : I can't find a comfortable position to stitch this big project.

I do hope next month I find stitching it more enjoyable. And I still like how it turns out.

Enjoyable stitching to everybody and take care!

Thursday, April 3, 2008

A Little Walk And A Finish

After long heavy flooding rains we are having nice weather again. While walking in the garden I took some pictures.

This year a couple of hawks made a nest in our front yard. At first I did not like that because our little pretty birds are afraid of them. But what can you do? We began to watch our new birds. It is interesting to see how they communicate with each other without any cell phones. When it gets rather hot they leave the nest but one of them is always somewhere around, they never leave their "kids" unattended.

More and more flowers and shrubs begin to bloom. The bees are working very hard these days. I tried to take pictures of the butterflies but they are so fast that the camera can't take a good picture of them.

I can't make myseft stitch my SALs projects, a little boring. But I enjoyed stitching a little mattress pincushion. I took the design "Peace" by Nikki Leeman, Country Cottage Needleworks from JCS magazine 2007 Ornament issue. I modified the design and made it a little smaller. It is stitched on 28ct. Glass Blue Monaco one over one with DMC floss. As it is my first mattress pincushion I decided to make the sides with the pulled threads which I liked so much. Here are some pictures of what I have done:

I stitched the boarder with some flowers for the back of the pincushion and

made some flower pins to dress up the back, or the front; they look great on both sides. The last picture shows the actual size of the pincushion.

I am pleased with how the pincushion turned out, it was a treat for me - now back to SALs stitching.
Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.
Take care!