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Friday, September 21, 2012

Twice in one month!

Hopefully this is a start to getting back to my pre-slump blog posting - something about a journey and one step...

We have definitely taken a step towards autumn, the tulip popular trees have started turning yellow/brown - not very pretty but a sure sign of the changing seasons.  The other sure signs are the horde of hummingbirds have started their migration south.  There are still a couple that are coming in but nothing like the two dozen we had a couple of weeks ago and the blue jays have returned.  I am definitely looking forward to the slower pace of autumn and winter this year.

One advantage to the length between my posts is that I have a lot of stitching to show in each post.  So here is my "lot of stitching".

This is Snow Girls from Country Garden Stitchery:

Before:


And after - the colors in the "before" picture are much more true to life:

County Garden Stitchery's Snow Girls
Stitched on Silkweaver's 28-count Mulberry Mix with GAST
 
This is Chatelaine's Secret Victorian Garden:
 
Before:
 

 And after:
Chatelaine's Secret Victorian Garden
Stitched on Silkweaver's 28-count Carol's Meadow with recommended fibers and beads

 And this is Blackbird Designs Summer:

Before:


And after (these colors are much more true):
Black Bird Designs' Summer
Stitched on R&R Reproductions' 30-count Irish Creme linen with recommended fibers
 I plan to finish filling in the flower and then spend the rest of the weekend working on Ink Circles' 99. 

9 comments:

September said...

Hello

Just found your lovely blog.
Your stitching is beautiful!
Hope you have a good weekend.

Nicola said...

Victorian Garden is looking superb. I can't wait to see more.

Erica said...

Your stitching is lovely as always!
Secret Victorian Garden is amazing!

Siobhán said...

Fantastic stitching, Susan! Great progress on your WIPs!

Brigitte said...

You made some great progress on your WIPs. Victorian Garden looks gorgeous and it seems that there isn't too much left on it.

Giovanna said...

That's lots of great progress - it's all so beautiful!

Catherine said...

Such great projects!!

Joysze said...

Well, haven't you just been a busy bee. ;) Love the gate work on Victorian. :D

Nicole said...

Everything is looking gorgeous! Congratulations!