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Friday, September 7, 2012

Enough all ready!!

No, not stitching but this heat and humidity!  The yard and "gardens" are looking very sad but it is just too uncomfortable to be out for more than a few minutes at a time.  I will have ask that you all remind me of my tantrums about the weather this winter when I'm complaining it's too cold and according to the Almanac it is supposed to be a very bad winter.  DFIL told me he read a report saying that the weather patterns are exactly as they were three years ago when we had that crazy, snowy winter - the only plus if it turns out the same is that we now have a 4X4 and would be able to get out of our driveway!

First - welcome and thank you to my new followers!  Given my sporadic and rather whiny postings recently, I am surprised that anyone is even stopping by anymore, but I do appreciate it. 

Speaking of previous posts, I finally figured out that my mojo was still hanging around but it was being overpowered by my stitching ADD.  Fortunately, I seem to be overcoming it, as I was able to sit and stitch for almost two hours the other day yes in a row with no interruptions!  I know, for lots of you, that's nothing, but for me in the last few months it's a miracle!

Second - hop on over to the Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe blog for an amazingly wonderful giveaway.  I should warn you that Nancy has some beautiful fibers and trims as well as patterns.  Please do not hold me responsible for any uncontrolled stashing that may take place just saying. 

Now that I have said my stitching ADD is getting better, I suppose I should show you.

This is Papillion Creations Eightsome Reel.  It's stitched on 28-count Chai Tea Jobelan with HDF silk conversion.

Before:

 After:
 
This is a Mill Hill Buttons & Beads kit Tree Farm.  It's stitched on 28-count Natural linen with DMC and Mill Hill beads.
 
Here's where I started:
 
 And here's where I stopped:
The fabric color in the "before" photo is correct.
 
Next up is Carriage House Samplings Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow.  It is stitched on 40-count Sand Dune from Lakeside Linen with NPI silks.
 
Before:
 
And after the colors are more correct in this photo: 
 
And finally, Blue Ribbon Designs Countdown to Christmas.  It is stitched on 40-count Magnolia from Lakeside Linens with Gentle Arts Sampler Threads.
 
Before:
 
And after unfortunately I have reached the boring part on this one as all that is left on this part is stitching the grid for the calendar.  
 
 
Country Garden Stitchery's Snowgirls and Chatelaine's Secret Victorian Garden are on the stand for this weekend.

8 comments:

Jan said...

Wow! Looks like your mojo has come back strong. That's great progress on everything.

Catherine said...

I agree on having enough! We can remind each other of this when we are freezing and buried under snow this winter!
Glad your mojo is back ~ mine is sneaking back too!

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

you are working on some great projects - looking at your autumn at hawk run hollow makes me want to pull out mine and make a start.

Siobhán said...

Wow, you go girl! Your WIPs look great! My mojo has been on hiatus and I'm hoping it comes back soon.

Giovanna said...

What a great set of WIPs - love the Eightsome Reel in particular.

Joysze said...

Oh, don't worry.... I'll remind you about summer in the winter. HAHAHA!!!

For having had a stitching drought, you sure got a lot done. :D

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Great progress, love your eightsome reel!
As for the calendar - I'd have my fabric pens out for the grid, I hate stitching straight borders!
You've posted every month so far this year so that's consistent at least!
Looking forward to more before the end of the year.

Mangogirl said...

Beautiful stitching. its the lack of consistency between seasons that throws everyone out.