Friday, September 19, 2008

Kathy's Violets (Chatelaine freebie)

I finally decided to work on finishing off some stitched pieces. Here is Kathy's Violets finished into a flatfold. I really like this option as you can display it on a table or shelf and just change them out whenever......

Monday, September 08, 2008

Kathy's Violets.........

I forgot all about this little finish. It's Kathy's Violets a freebie from Chatelaine Designs
It's stitched over 1 on 28ct lugana that I dyed a soft light teal. I stitched 4 X's for each 1 on the chart so the dimensions stayed the same. I'll be making it into a flat-fold so I'll take another picture once I do the finishing. I made some slight changes to the design - like using opalescent teal bead for the dew drops, making rhodes stitches in place of the algerian eyelets in the border, lavender and citron beads in the border and a little silver dragonfly in the center. It's a fun stitch. I'll get it made into a flat-fold after our vacation next week.
We are leaving Saturday for Gulf Shores, nice relaxing walks on the beach are just what I need.
Our daughter was home this weekend from college, we baked chocolate chip cookies and an apple pie for her to take back. I really miss her but she's doing well and having a wonderful time. It's nice to hear about her classes, teachers, new friends and all the other new things she's doing.
Thanks for stopping by...........have a wonderful day

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Fairy Flora.....

I've been wanting to start a Mirabilia chart for ages and have had the hardest time deciding which one. I finally settled on Fairy Flora and here's the first WIP. Of course, I changed the beads to delicas (they are so dainty and perfect) and I changed the recommended colors too. As this piece has such a bright background around her pale dress and wings, I decided on a plain fabric to compliment the colors and how they blend. She's stitched over 1 so finished size wil be 4/12" wide by 10" in length.

We've had rain (from Gustav) since around 8am yesterday. It's been a good steady rain and much needed in this area. It's helped cool the temps. off a little but it sure is wrecking havoc on my walking routine. I'll have to try and make it up this weekend.

Thanks for stoping by and have a wonderful week