Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Bit Of Stitching Going On!

We have had a lot of rain here in upstate NY as we wait for our summer to arrive. We have a nice day and then we have several not so nice days. Lots of thunder and lightning too. That is not my favorite weather either. Today is beautiful. It is 80 degrees, a slight breeze and no humidity. Yea! With the weather, I have had the choice to clean , do laundry or stitch soooo... I have done a little of each. First is some progress on Willow House by BBD. ( check on my July 21st post for a picture of this project) The fabric is Tobacco 28 count. I love it. I find that these old eyes have to work on it in a very good light.

I had a small interruption in my progress of WH when this little goody arrived in the mail.

This is a kit by Sheperd's Bush. I have been fond of their patterns forever. I mean in LOVE with them!! It has been a dream of mine to go to Ogden Utah to attend their Christmas Tea and open house.

This kit is called Home. I enjoy this pattern because I can see it. The pattern is large and the symbols are clear. ( I usually have to take my patterns to Staples to have them enlarged to ease the eye strain) It has stitched up quickly with the silk floss that was included in the kit. I still have a bit more stitching to finish this project.
This next project I saw Peg stitching and loved it. So of course I had to order it too.

Peg stitched her stitchery in a variegated red floss. When I received my lovely Christmas in July swap from Rachel I was so excited to find not one but two skeins of DMC variegated red floss included in it. It looks just like the floss that Peg used. I love it! Thanks again Rachel. You are the best!

With all the rain that we have had, I have had time to prep some projects for Christmas. Most of them I can't show you now as I have some very nosey friends. (Yes, you know who you are!)This project, even though it is Halloween, is for a Christmas gift. It is safe to show this project as the recipient does not have a blog. She loves anything Fall and Halloween.

I am going to stitch this project with 12 weight Sulky thread. I am still not sure of the border fabric. I checked my LQS for a fabric similar to the one used in the pattern with no luck. I choose the mottled with the stars. I am still not sure if I will use it. I think I see a road trip in the very near future. Hmm! I will chat soon.
Pat

14 comments:

Kaaren said...

No fair! No fair, Pat. I want one of each!

They're all gorgeous and right up my alley. I love the Cinderberry Stitches pattern. It would make a perfect Christmas gift for my friend Lucie.

Chookyblue...... said...

lots of stitching projects on the go.......enjoy

Thimbleanna said...

Wow, great projects Pat! The best thing about going to Ogden would be all the really cool quilt shops you could also go to!

Lurline said...

I'm sure this Post will tempt a lot of people - I must show, re/show some of mine soon!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Lorraine said...

I am envious that you can stitch on 28 count!! Love the Christmas stitchery in red!! You have some fab projects to keep you busy....and Christmas will be here before we know it!

Carin said...

Love your cross stitch. Shepard's Bush is about 10 minutes from my house so let me know when your coming :O)

Stina said...

Ohhh...they are lovely every one of them!!!
Loved the little sheep too...so cute!!!! :o)))
YOU ARE BUSY!!!! But with that weather..no wonder.. hope it will be better.. but I know what you mean.. it have been all the same around here.. very strange weather!!! And when the sun shines.. and its getting warm.. I forget everything..;o)

Angie said...

I love that Cinderberry pattern, too. Hmmmmm. Maybe some shopping in my future????

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I love all your projects!! Especially the little tree for Christmas. Very cute.
I used to cross stitch but gave it up for quilting. lol I'm feeling the need to get back into it.There's a great shop here too. Two I think.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Wow Pat....all your works are just so beautiful...thank you I am so pleased you liked my little stitchery and yours looks gorgeous and how nice is that thread to use....you are on a roll....have a great day Pat.

Carrie P. said...

Lots of stitching going on at your place. Love all your doing. Fun stuff. Love that Tobacco fabric.

Dorothy said...

Wonderful projects Pat. I love Sheperd's Bush patterns too, especially their needle rolls.

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims said...

Wonderful stitching....love your projects. Such little stitches too. Your friends will be so blessed at Christmas!

Jacquelynne said...

So glad you did not choose all of those chores over stitching!