Sunday, January 27, 2008

Be Mine Pinkeep Finish

Here is be mine finished into a pinkeep. It was between this or a small cube. The pinkeep won out and I think it is a better fit for this design. I love the colors on this one. I tried to find some hearts for the backing fabric-but could not find any that was close enough to match in color to the front. So, I ended up with this pretty circle fabric. I am pleased with how it turned out.

Thanks for the comments on my African lady. I haven't worked on her since the last update. Too busy working. Our newborn nursery had 34 babies the other morning and trying to keep 20 of them happy at night is no small feat! LOL I have also been n a quandary as to what I really want to stitch on (besides my African lady) and have been floundering around with that. I don't know what's wrong with me, too many projects and not enough time I guess. Hopefully, I will figure it out soon. I hope everyone has a great week and lots of beautiful stitching!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

African Lady Update...

Here is a little more on my African Lady by Bleu de Soie. She now has her turban on and one arm complete. If you scroll down a couple of posts, you can see where I was previously. She has been fun to stitch! Please forgive my wrinkles. I have started work on my winter seasonal exchange and I also started alchemical romance by Ink Circles on a lovely piece of lilac fabric by WDW. I will show that perhaps when I get some more motifs on it. There is not too much going on here, I have been playing around in my stash which is always fun! I am also getting excited to see what is going to come out of Nashville this year! Some really gorgeous things being previewed already such as the new designs by Cat's Whisker's. Also, the new designs by LHN and CCN too. I am looking forward to sweet treats by CCN-maybe because I am on a diet-LOL If you can't eat it-stitch it!

Allura presented me with the you make my day award, which is so very kind of her. I can't just pick ten people as so many of you make my day by blogging and coming by to visit me and by commenting on my blog! Thank you again Allura and thank you my stitching friends!

On a sad note. Heath Ledger's death is very tragic,to be so young and have so much ahead of you. My deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Tomorrow is not promised-live each day to the fullest!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Be Mine HD

Finished be mine by Lizzie Kate today. Border done in cranberry GAST. I sort of lost some of the "V" in the border because it was so dark. But, I still like the effect of the darker border anyway. The fabric is a pale pink and as usual the flash has washed out the color. This is my first finish for 2008 and I am thinking of completing it as a pinkeep or a cube finish. I haven't quite decided. I am off to bed now, I hope your week is a good one.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

A couple of wip's ...

African Lady

Be Mine

Happy New Year again to everyone! Thanks so much for all the comments on my previous post. They are as always so very much appreciated. Here are my two current wip's. I have been working on these pretty much the last week or so. The first is African Lady by Bleu de Soie. You can see a picture of what she will look like finished here . This is a French designer I discovered in my eternal quest for patterns. I am stitching her on 32 ct. apple brown bindy and she seems to be flowing quite well. I hope to finish her soon, but I am beginning to feel the pull of other's-lol.

The second piece is be mine by Lizzie Kate. I find myself in a Valentine's kind of mood here so I have wanted to stitch Valentine related things. Now this is a sweet little design that has caused me no end of trouble. I am having issues with counting again-lol. I had to compensate on the right side some-but I refused to frog. So, don't look too hard. The border actually worked out okay. I have made some changes in color on this one. The heart was supposed to be done in WDW love, but is done in CC prickly pear. The word Valentine was supposed to be done in purple haze and I changed that to CC plum paisley. I also changed the ribbon on the flower to WDW aqua. My last change on this piece involves the border. The pattern calls for WDW linen, but I like the bolder look and I am using GAST cranberry. I think it looks okay. What do you think?

Hope the rest of your week is a great one and happy stitching!