Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My loves....

You all know I am head over heals in love with the Decorah eagle family...my family also knows.  Look at this fun balloon eagle the kids delivered to me one evening!

And I finished this adorable sweater for a brand spankin' new baby.  Eleanor Grace was born on 5/25 to the daughter of my dear friend Mary.  I'm so happy Mary's a GRANDmother.  Congratulations!

And on to some stitchy things.  I finished Liberty Belles, 1 over 1 on 29 ct.  Glenshee Linen.  It's a fun Memorial Day, Flag Day and 4th of July Day STITCH!!

And some WIP's.  This is Molly from CHS.

Please excuse the wrinkles...I don't like to iron until the piece is finished.  I love that cat.  It reminds me of my Pretty Belle...lookin' at me sayin'....Mommy...is there a BIRD on my head???  LOL

Hillside Sheep Needlebook by Chessie & Me.

It's stitched with Belle Soie on 32 ct. Lakeside Linen Vintage Sienna Night.  The pics are 'clickable'.  Love the french knots on the black face sheep, and the white faced sheep and goat are stitched with the Smyrna Cross.  This has been such a fun stitch.

Now a stash addition that my itchy stitchy fingers are anxious to get a hold on....  Rosewood Manor's English Sewing Box.  This piece was inspired by William Morris and I LOVE IT.  It's the carrot on my stick!!  Love the color of the linen and all the SILK floss.

Have a simply fabulous week and enjoy all your needlework time!!  I love and appreciate all of your comments!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

God Blessed America

God blessed America and I am so very proud of our national bird, the Bald Eagle.  Brenda Gervais of With thy Needle & Thread designed this "Soar" sampler.   It was inspired by a family of eagles, living in Iowa, that captured the hearts of America.  I fell in love with this family at first look and when Brenda offered this piece on her blog  www.withthyneedleandthread.blogspot.com   it was a must have for me.  This pattern is only available from Brenda's blog.  A portion of the purchase price is donated to the Raptor Resource Project, the organization responsible for the live feed of this amazing Bald Eagle family. 

I stitched this design on 32 ct. Lakeside Linen, Vintage Sienna Night-double dyed.  I did my own color conversion from the suggested DMC to assorted Crescent Colors Belle Soie and Thread Gatherers Silk 'n Colors from my stash.  I am delighted with the results.

I must include some pics of the cats too.  I was searching for some fabric for the Soar sampler and one of the drawers in my fabric dresser was STUCK.  So I pulled another drawer out, searched around for fabric and took some outside to check the color.  OK...back in the house and Belle had found a new napping place.  It was quite an effort to get her out of there!!

I usually put my stitching projects in various serving trays so I can easily move from outside table, to inside table, to stitching chair.  Obviously when my project was on the table, Cassanova decided to hold down the 'fort' so to speak.  Now that is one full tray of 'Red Cat'.

Thanks for stopping by.  I so enjoy your comments and friendship.  Happy Stitching