Sunday, July 24, 2011

Summer House Finish!

Finally, I have a finish! Summer House Loose Feather's #14 by Blackbird Designs stitched on 30 count Celadon linen by R & R, with GAST, Weeks and DMC threads. I love the colors in this one and this gives me another one for my sampler wall! Up next is Blackbird's Winter Delivery, it is very small and I don't have very much left to finish on it. I started Ann Sandles, though I don't have much progress to show with that one.

Not much going on around here but the heat. It's time to start getting the kids ready for school, so we have started with that. Anyway, I am off to stitch so have a great Sunday! Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A Fabulous Gift from Sherri!

Do you remember those fabulous African Women I showed you a few weeks ago? They were by French designer Isabelle Vautier and if you scroll down a bit you can see my post on them. Well one of my friends and stitching partner Sherri volunteered to stitch one for me! Can you believe that? I was surprised and delighted and of course I said yes! So here is the first one she stitched for me called Turqouise Song. It is stitched on Chablis 32 count linen by Picture This Plus, using DMC threads and a gold metallic. So after this one was done, I said "would mind stitching the second one for me?" Obviously, she agreed much to my delight!

This one is called Rose Beauty and is stitched on 32 count Jade linen by PTP as well, using DMC threads again and a gold metallic. She also has signed each one for me in a lovely cursive stitch with her name. You probably can't see that as they are long and were a little hard to photograph. She stitched each one over the course of a month! So she is really fast and her backs look as beautiful as the fronts!

Sherri, I can't THANK you enough for these! I will treasure them always!