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!

20 comments:

mdgtjulie said...

Wow, what gorgeous colors. Those are beautiful! Everything is looking good. You've made a lot of progress it seems. Grats on the finish too. It's just the right time of year for a patriotic finish!!

natalyK said...

Wow, love the WIPs and liberty finish but the fabric for your newest project, simply gorgeous.

Mereknits said...

Cari,
You are sure staying busy. I love the sweater, she is a lucky baby to have that as a gift, it looks so soft. Love all the needle work, you know I am amazed by all that as I can't do it at all. Hope you are relaxing and having fun, miss you,
Meredith

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a fun, fabulous post! I love your little balloon eagle; how sweet and thoughtful that was. I am watching the eagles while reading blogs and the babies are so funny - hopping around and flapping their wings. I expect that any moment they'll get airborne and just have a look like in their eyes that says, "Oh, sh*t. Here I go!"
Love the baby sweater you made - it looks so soft and sweet. What a lovely thing for you to do.
Now, normally, I am not a huge LHN fan but your over one, patriotic finish, I LOVE! Very, very pretty!
I know I'm going to forget something... oh, Molly - love the bird on the blue cat. And those sheep - love them - all the specialty stitches really bring 'em alive. YOu have accomplished a ton and have a beautiful project waiting in the wings. Can't wait to see more from your cute, fabulous self!
XOXO
T~

Margaret said...

Oh nice nice!!! Love all your projects and finishes! That eagle balloon is so funny too! I know what you mean about the tapestry box. I confess I have that waiting for me as well. lol! Couldn't resist!

Siobhan said...

Oh my gosh! I love your WIPs! Great progress on everything. Fantastic patriotic finish, too! It looks great. I love the sweater you knitted for Eleanor Grace (what a pretty name!). My friend knitted a sweater for my eldest when she was a baby and it's one of the few items of baby clothes that I just couldn't part with.

Love that eagle!! LOL

Nancy said...

That eagle balloon is so cute!

You have been very busy! Love the baby sweater you knitted and all your WIP! The colors for your next start are beautiful!

Glenna said...

What lovely projects--isn't the baby sweater beautifully done! Not to mention the sheep needlebook, Molly and the Liberty Broads!

Cathy Lloyd said...

Well, dear sister, you have been quite the busy bee, haven't you? Oh how I ♥ that dear little pink sweater! What a darling knit! And all your projects! FABULOUS! Ohhh don't you just love the linen on that Rosewood Manor project? To die for! ♥ U as always!

Cathy Lloyd said...

P.S. love.the.balloon.eagle.

Deb said...

Oh my goodness! So many fantastic projects! And what gorgeous colors those threads are!! Love that baby sweater. Why are those always so darn stinkin' cute? And love your eagle! It's fantastic!

Gabi said...

That eagle is gorgeous...lol, and the little sweater you knitted is adorable.
Love all your stitching. Congrats with finishing Liberty Bells.
Molly and Hillside Sheep are both gorgeous. Looking forward to see the English Sewing Box started. The fabric and the threads are looking already so good together.
Wishing you a great week

Julie M said...

Cute eagle balloon Cari! I love watching the eagles.

Your projects are all wonderful, cute little sweater! Love the LHN finish and the sheep are adorable! Can't wait to see the new project started too.

Have a great week!

Katrina said...

Fun, fun, fun post!!! Love the little LHN finish, Molly is gorgeous and I can't wait to see the Willam Morris piece stitched.

Sweet baby sweater too!!!!

Littlebit said...

Oh, Cari, what beautiful projects you have going there..I LOVE that little sheep with the French knots!!

KAREN said...

What can I say--Love it all. Say, do you sleep at all?? Miss you-have a good summer. Looking forward to seeing your finished items. XOXO

Loraine said...

Wow Cari! You have been so busy. Love all your projects, and the eagle is adorable.
Oh, how I can relate to those projects that tempt and tease us like "Carrot's on Sticks!" LOL. I have too many of those.
Hugs to you dear friend!

Giovanna said...

I love all of your WIPs! And congrats on Liberty Belles, it's so cute.

Susie said...

Looks like you have been very busy stitching away, love your projects! I really like the cute sweater!

Brigitte said...

Oh my, your WIPs are fantastic. I love Molly and also the Sheep project which has a lot of things I love on a stitching piece - sheep, a beeskep, a meadow, trees ...
Congratulations on the finished pieces, the LHN and the sweater.