Friday, May 16, 2014

Some stitching to share

Good morning world!  Today I thought I would share a few photos of some of the pieces I've been stitching on recently.  First up, a finish.  I pulled the kit for Isabella Cook out a month or two ago.  (we interrupt this post to say, "Whoah!  A giant bird just swooped past my window!"  No clue whether it was an eagle, hawk, or heron, since it was mostly out of the corner of my eye, but it was definitely startling to see.  Okay, back to stitching...)  This is an Essamplaire kit, and it's a very small sampler, so it stitched up very quickly:

I have also started working on "Summer at Hollyberry Farm" by Stacy Nash.  I stuck this in my bag and took it with me to Merlefest a few weekends ago.  What could be better than a long day sitting in the sun, listening to great music with my sweetie, all while stitching away?  Oh, but just in case I wasn't nerdy enough by stitching at a bluegrass concert, I decided to stitch this one over-one.  Why?  I think those exhibits at Woodlawn are having a bad influence on me!  Here's what I got done over that weekend:

And finally, I have been stitching on the Blackbird Designs stitchalong.  I think we're supposed to share our photos with them via Instagram.  I don't do Instagram.  So I'm sharing with you here instead.  I'm using belle soie silks on a 36 count linen.  Most of my colors are the ones that they shared on their blog, but not all of them.  I just used what I had available.

I am also working on 2 reproduction samplers from my own collection.  I'll share photos of those as I make a little more progress.  Til next time, have a great weekend everyone!


Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

love your little Isabella Cook!
have a beautiful day ~

Melissa said...

Isabella Cook is very distinctive with that zebra. Congrats on a lovely finish.

I hope you find out what kind of bird that was!

Margaret said...

Love all your stitching! I'm hoping to stitch Isabella Cook someday.

Faith... said...

Love your finish and your SAL is coming along very nicely!

Chris said...

Love the little zebra finish! Your other projects look great too!

Lelia said...

I cannot get over how far along you are on the BBD her sampler. It looks marvelous!

Tabitha Thompson said...

Hi! How are you coming along with the Stacy Nash piece? I happen to be working on that one myself right now! I'd love to keep in touch about it! I'm at if you are inclined to stop by. I just started blogging about it! Happy threads!