Sunday, September 2, 2012

Stitching the time away....

Here's my progress on AAWFAA.  Girlfriends.....I'm just about there !!  I've finished all the black outlines and am working on the final fill-ins.  Then the beautiful red satin stitched words.  Too much fun.  It's always such an accomplishment to get the piece half done and then heading down the home stretch is simply the best.

 I rarely have only one piece going at a time.  For a change of pace and color, I started La-D-Da's Softly Walk on LL Pear, 40 count, using the called for threads.

 I love how the rosebud is stitched.  It reminds me of needlepoint.

 I also started Blackbird Designs, Christmas Garden, stitched on Country French Chardonnay, 28 count, 1 thread over 1, using the Attic's silk conversion.  Here's a close up pic of my progress.

 Last week I started Birds of a Feather's Joyous Christmas.  I'm stitching it on WDW Parchment, 35 count, 1 thread over 2, using the called for flosses.  I scored this pattern on E-bay.  I paid a pretty penny and it's worth every cent to me.  My favorite part is baby Jesus in the manger.  I love the simplicity of these old, out of print designs.

I'm so looking forward to some cooler weather.  I love stitching outside on my lanai.  This morning it was cooler...75 degrees...and the humidity was lower for about 5 minutes !! So...I'm stitching the time away in my stitching place...comfortable, well lit and COOL.  Have a simply fabulous week and thanks for stopping by.