Saturday, February 28, 2009

Current WIP-African Beauties



Yes, it's me the lazy blogger. I have been bad at posting. But, it has been a busy few weeks for me as the kids were sick with the flu. Alexis really had it bad. Then I have been studying for a couple work required classes that will soon be over. It makes me feel guilty when I am stitching and not studying. But, for the times when I can overcome the guilt I have been working on African Beauties by French designer Corinne Leroy. It is being stitched on straw WDW fabric with DMC variations 4130 I believe. There will be three ladies on this when I finish. Other than that, not much going on. I have slowly getting back into my stitching. I am also working on the new clothesline by RTR call scrub a dub dub and currently trying to finish my Spring exchange. I hope to post a little more here soon. Thank you for your continued visits! I hope you have a great weekend!

32 comments:

karenv said...

That's a lovely thread colour! Great progress so far.

CindyMae said...

Just gorgeous progress so far! I too just love the colors! Beautiful! Can not wait to see more progress on this piece!

Brigitte said...

Sharon, this will be a gorgeous piece when finished. This thread coloour is fantastic.

Kim B said...

This is a really neat piece Sharon! I love the African themes you do!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

These are coming out so beautiful.

drea_dear said...

Beautiful WIP! It reminds me of the mementos my grandmother has of her time in Africa. Great, another designer I have to look up for a project to stitch for her!

stitcherw said...

It's looking great, wonderful color. Glad you're taking a bit of time for yourself to stitch with everything you've had going on. A little time for yourself is always helpful.
Sue

michelle said...

Well we all get lazy! Been there, done that! Your stitching looks great!

Hannah said...

Wow you are talented! My hands couldn't stay still for that long! You might like my moms blog. She loves knitting so much! Her's is www.more-yarn-please.blogspot.com

It would mean a lot to her if you could follow hers(You have to scroll down kind of far, but the following gadget is there).

Wow, and your blog looks very nice! I want to learn more about the secrets of blogging. It looks like you know quite a few! Keep blogging and cross stitching!

Paisley said...

Your Beauties are progressing nicely, Sharon! I love the color!

mainely stitching said...

So sorry to hear that the kids were sick!! Is everyone better now??

That's a GORGEOUS project you're working on!

Bets said...

Glad you all have recovered from that flu bug - sounds like you've had your share for the season.
That is very pretty thread you're using, and the ladies will definitely be beauties :)

Terry said...

I love the colors on this and can't wait to see them completed. Hope everyone is completely over the flu bug.

Good luck on the classes and testing. Before you know it they will be over and you'll have more time to stitch again.

Meari said...

Looks good, Sharon. Good luck with your classes!

Von said...

The bugs have sure been busy plaguing so many people this season. Sorry they've attacked your family so hard. Kirsten and I seem to be going back and forth with a cold but nothing worse.

Keep stitching when you can Sharon, and don't feel guilty about taking some time for yourself. :)

Carolyn NC said...

Love this design! Hope everyone stays well now!

Annemarie said...

Yes, it's me the lazy commenter. I hope you are all feeling a lot better by now!
Your African Beauties are real beautied.Every time I see these DMC colours I think 'nah. But then I see them all stitched up and they look gorgeous!
Don't feel too guilty. I know the feeling but sometimes you just need to unwind!

Aussie Stitcher said...

I hope that your kids are all well again, I hate it when mine are sick. African Beauties is looking great, I love the fabric and floss that you chose.

Tobie said...

Hi Sharon, your Beauties are looking great, and I love your thread and fabric choice! I will have to go find a picture of your RTR project, as I haven't seen that one yet. Those clotheslines are so cute. I hope your classes go well and that everybody stays healthy!

Lillie said...

Looking good.
I hoped the kids feeling better now.

Craft-i-leigh said...

This is a really nice WIP. I haven't seen many ethnic / African pcs, good to see some diversity. I am taking the pre-req's to get into an RN program! I figured I've waited long enough. Did you get your education in FL? I'm writing from Massachusetts.
I am new to the world of stitching and have been browsing various blogs to try and gain some knowledge and get some tips / ideas. I originally started with a stamped, then counted “kits”. I’m working on my 2nd chart and have noticed some big differences in floss types and quality.
My Cross Stitch Mentor has told me that I’m ready to graduate from Aida, but I really like Aida. Maybe it’s just beginner’s comfort???
If you would answer my question… What type of fabric or fabrics do you prefer and why? Brands and counts?
I would appreciate any advice, thanks!

Cindy F. said...

Sharon, I hope the kids are completely over the flu now!! Nasty bug!
Beautiful progress on your wip!
Love the color choice!

tangerinedream73 said...

Nice work Sharon, sorry your children have been so sick with the flu. We home school so we miss A LOT of the bugs others "share". Good luck with your classes.

Amy

Olenka's Stitches said...

Hope everyone in your family feels fine now. Love your progress on the Beauties, the colors are so pretty!

Dianne said...

This looks awesome so far! Yeah, I know a lot of people seem to have gotten ill later in the season. I'm sorry your kids got the flu.
If I don't see you on here, I look on FB too!

Kajsa said...

That's a great design! I love the colors, good job.

Redwitch said...

Love your choice of colour. I hope you are all feeling much better and that you get some quality free time for stitching soon :)

Nancy said...

Such a beautiful piece this is going to be. I love your choice of thread! I hope you are enjoying your stitching more, and I hope your children are feeling better.

Lili said...

You're not a lazy blogger, Lady! You have a LIFE to live too!
Lovely stitching. It's funny to see that you stitch designs from France while French stitchers stitch US designs... Lol!
I hope Alexis is feeling better now.
Many hugs to you and your family,
Lili

J Rae said...

Sharon, your African Beauties are looking great! Sorry to hear about all the family sickness. I can't wait to see your RTR Scrub-a-dub-dub. I thought of you when I saw it. :-)

Maren said...

I love the color you picked for this! It's got a real ethnic feel.

Pumpkin said...

Oh Sharon, I'm sorry to hear that they kids have been sick :o( That is no fun. I hope they are better now.

Your piece is lovely! I really like the color of floss your chose. The African pieces you stitch are so beautiful and elegant.