Saturday, August 31, 2013

Update on the Stitching Front

Good Morning Everyone!
Can you believe its the last day of August already? I keep thinking that things will start to slow down and I can get something useful accomplished but it never happens. 
Last week we spent time at Prairie Village ( a long weekend event that has old tractors, trains, buildings that you can go through and there is free entertainment, there are tractor pulls, and horse drawn plows. I think you get the picture) This is the highlight of our summer and the kids always look forward to it. We camp there all week long, some of us in campers and some in tents. Its a great time! This year I was not in the picture taking mood so what few pictures I did take I have not downloaded yet.

We have a little bit of a  break in the weather today. This morning was in the 60's so the air is off and the windows are all open and we are enjoying some farm fresh air. I love the fall air! Today my DH is out chopping Silage with some neighbors glad its not so hot out there for them.

I have a finish to share with everyone !

This is  Blooming with Inspiration 
by Belinda Karls-Nace 
Blue Ribbon Designs
I used 40 ct Wisteria hand dyed fabric from Lakeside Linens
and the called for Weeks Dye Works floss.
I started this as part of the Crazy January Challenge 2012
January 10, 2012 to be exact.
Finished it August 30, 2013
I really like the bright colors in this piece! And now to get it framed and hung up!

Now that I am done with this piece I was digging around looking for something to catch my eye to work on next and this is what I found.
Welcome October 2009 by
Brenda Gervais - With thy Needle & Thread
I started this piece on Oct 24, 2011, It doesn't feel like that long ago that I worked on it. I will have this piece done to display this October for sure. It was a freebie that Brenda had on her blog and you see it HERE and print a copy for your self.
Well that's about it for this post, I need to get ready to go to work for a couple of hours then it's a cookout at my daughters this evening. Should be fun and some great food!

Have a great weekend everyone
Happy Stitching
Denise

Monday, August 12, 2013

Update on We Three Kings

Good Morning Everyone!
For the past 7 days I have been working on We Three King and for some reason I have been addicted to working on it. In these 7 days I have completed 2600 stitches. Here is an updated picture.

Now I am off to get some shopping done. 
Happy Stitching
Denise 

Thursday, August 8, 2013

A little of this and a little of that????

Good Morning Blogland!

I have to tell you that I am loving this weather we are having! It gets up to about 80 degrees during the day and drops down to the low 60's in the evenings - great sleeping weather. We could use a good shot of rain! Every time we get a chance of rain it misses us.

After finishing Abigail's birth sampler I decided to start something new. 
This is Snowy Morn by Shepherds Bush
I am using the 32 ct Dirty linen an Au Ver a Soie Silk threads that came with this kit.
The 4 days that I worked on it I have completed 1030 stitches on it. It is so fun stitching with this silk thread. I  keep looking over at my pile of  WIP's , and think I should be working on some of them.
Guilt got to me and I grabbed We Three Kings and started working on it and now I can't put it down. I stayed up the other night until 4 in the morning working on it. ( I did try to go to bed but couldn't sleep)
Here is my progress so far on it.
If you want to see what it looked like the last time I updated about this piece you can go HERE. I have stitched 3 days on this piece and have put in 1077 stitches in.
I don't think that We Three Kings will be completed this year but maybe next year for sure. There is a lot of Kreinik that is used as well as Mill Hill Beads. The one good thing is that there is very little backstitching! I totally love all the beautiful colors in this project.
This is my box of DMC, Kreinik, & Beads for We Three Kings.

Well the dishes, the laundry, the floors, and of course the stitching is calling my name so until next time
Happy Stitching
Denise

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