Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Garden Glade


Usually I stitch my pieces 'in hand'.  On colored 40 ct. fabric I sometimes put the piece in a Q-snap standing frame.  The weather here in Central Florida has  been PERFECT for the last week.  Cool mornings and warm afternoons so I enjoy stitching outside.  And Jaxon is 'holding down the fort' so to speak.  There's plenty of room for him but he's got to be right inside the frame.  He's always such a good helper.


And with the cooler weather, he's taken to napping on top of the nice warm sound system electronics.  If the camera didn't flash you wouldn't be able to see him.  He's so cute.

And now on to Garden Glade.  If you frequent this blog you know I always have many 'irons in the fire'.  I couldn't help myself and started stitching on Garden Glade.  Jean Lea of Attic Needlework does an AMAZING job of 'painting' with silk thread.  Her adaptation on this piece is
  SIMPLY FABULOUS.


I have loved putting in each and every stitch!


 Thanks for stopping by....and happy stitching !!

17 comments:

Margaret said...

Cari, your Garden Glade is spectacular!! I simply love it! Which is really bad since I didn't buy Jean's conversion. lol! What fabric is that btw? Don't you love 40ct? I do! Your Jaxon is so cute! Isn't it funny how the furry ones are looking for warmth now? Mia tends to follow the sun around the room -- when the sun is out that is. :D I think she's settled on her favorite chair in the room now too. Luckily not my stitching chair! :D Hugs!

JOLENE said...

Spectacular!! Better than fireworks on a hot summer night!!! Love your Garden Glade and those silks are amazing, just like you, Cari! Give your sweet kittie a hug from me and a couple of kisses, too.....Smiles

Kim said...

Ah Jaxon! Adorable is right!! My Ellie Mae Fat Cat isn't so fat anymore...she's a skeleton! So it's nice to see a plump adorable kitty!! And you know I am drooling over Garden Glade! I may have to give Jean a jingle and snag my own kit of that!! love it!!

Loraine said...

Garden Glade is wonderful! I love the colors.
Your kitty makes me laugh! Too cute for words.

Siobhan said...

Cari, I love your Garden Glade!! I have mine started and am pulling it out to try to focus on it and maybe (maybe) get it done in 2010. I LOVE the colors on yours!!

Andrea said...

OMG, it's simply gorgeous Cari! Love it!
Your kitty is too cute :)
xox

woolwoman said...

Cari - your version of GG is wonderful ! I need to finish up the maidens face - She is looking a bit ghoulish now - I agree with you - I adore getting those "special Attic conversions" once in a while - enjoy the gorgeous weather we've been having ! Mel

Deb said...

I love seeing pictures of Jaxon. He reminds me of a black cat that I had years ago named Bosco - he was the sweetest thing.

Love, love your Garden Glade. After seeing this I think I need to make one of my very own. I guess I'll have to give Jean a call. I love the colors of it!!

KAREN said...

Still waiting on my version of Garden Glade on 28ct over one. Hope Joan got her stuff. I may have to call this week. I am itching to get started. Hugs.

Jan said...

GORGEOUS colors for Garden Glade, Cari! You are so right about her conversions, really does a fantastic job.

I love your pics of your furry friend, what a cute companion you have for those wonderful stitching times. You have been really busy, I just took the time to see your previous post, and wow to all that you have accomplished!!

Have a great week, hugs!

Glenna said...

You DO have lots of irons in the fire, and they're all so beautiful! Sweet Jaxon!

Cathy Lloyd said...

Love that Jaxon! So funny!
Oh I'm going to have to call up Jean...darn it! So beeutiful Cari! XOXO

Melissa said...

uh-oh. Cari, I saw that piece from Attic and I was resisting but now after seeing your progress...

It's just beautiful! I'm so glad you to see it!

Love your kitty photos!

Nicole said...

Cari, your Garden Glade is just gorgeous!! I love the colors. I don't know how much longer I can resist calling the Attic and ordering this! :)

Sherry :o) said...

Nice progress, Cari, and so glad you have the assistance of Jaxon. Enjoy your nice weather! Autumn has finally arrived here in Michigan - tied as my fav with winter!

Angela Jamison said...

I love your little helper. So adorable. You never cease to amaze me. Happy stitching!!

Natalia said...

Your GG looks beautiful !! I saw it in The Attic newsletter and I really loved the conversion they did. It is looking great and I may give it a try myself :-)