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.

21 comments:

Giovanna said...

Oh my, aren't they all gorgeous - I'm particularly charmed by the rosebud in the La D Da, so pretty. Great stitching.

Julie M said...

Beautiful stitching Cari! Love Christmas garden and the silk conversion you're using is gorgeous!!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

AAWFAA is spectacular! You really are on the home stretch and I admire you so! We're going to have to start calling you the Fabulous Over One Stitcher with all your over one of late! Well done, my friend - all your pieces are gorgeous (as are you, btw)!

Hugs,
T~

Mereknits said...

Cari, you live right by me I think you need to check your temperature because it is ghastly out. Love all your projects, miss you.
Meredith

Glenna said...

Oh, wow, SF Cari--I love your projects--and aren't you smart to do all the outlining first for AAWFAA. Beauteous! And girlie, over one on on CG!

Gabi said...

Wow. All your work is so very stunning. Live it all. The silk conversion is great too.

Kim said...

Cari...fabulous!! Just like you! ;o) LOVE your AAWFAA!! And you just can't go wrong with La D Da and BBD! I think I may take the dive on AAWFAA. Did you get the SL kit or pull your own?

Margaret said...

WOW! Oh my gosh, I love everything you are stitching!!! Gorgeous, all of it! I wish I could get into AAWFAA. I guess the secret is finishing the black outlines first, huh? Anyway, beautiful work! I'm drooling for sure.....

Cathy Lloyd said...

Sister! I knew there were Simply Fabulous things coming out from under your needle! AAWFAA! I love it! You are doing some fabby pieces and over one?? Your friends are rubbing off on you! Have a wonderful week of stitching!

Sherry :o) said...

Looks like you got 'em all lined up and ready to go! I love that feeling...I love the baby Jesus on that one too!

Joy said...

Love all your stitching...my goodness that A&E is quite a project.
Wishing you cool weather!

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Katrina said...

Love all your WIPs!!!! Especially AAWFAA, it's been one of my favorites since I saw Siobhan's finish.

Teresa S. said...

I saw that auction on ebay, Cari, but didn't bid. I 'm so glad you ended up with the BOAF Joyous Christmas. It is darling and reminds me a little of the Shepherds Bush Merry Christmas. Can't wait to see your finish. :)

Loraine said...

Oh Cari, so much to comment on! Your A&E sampler is simply fabulous, and you started some wonderful projects as well. I love Christmas Garden over one...wow, that will be so darling when it's done.
So glad to see what you've been up to. Big hugs to you dear friend!

valerie said...

Beautiful stitching Cari! Love AAWFAA and Joyous Christmas will look fab. It looks like such a fun stitch!

Nicole said...

Sorry I'm so late to comment!! Everything is beautiful, Cari! I wish I could be down there stitching with you! :)

woolwoman said...

Wonderful pieces you have going Cari - Henri and I were just talking about your AAWFAA the other night - we may just start our own SAL on that one. Have a great weekend - Mel

KAREN said...

Hey just catching up with your blog. Everything is looking good. Laugh at Cathy's statement. See you next month. Must start Betsy-send me your color changes.Please Hugs, K

Love to Stitch said...

Great progress on all of these wips! I appreciate your foundness for the BoF nativity scene. I too paid dearly on ebay but it was well worth it. I look forward to your progress on it :)

stitchmama said...

LOVE the Birds of a Feather Pattern and would be happy to share your purchase price to get that pattern into my hands:) Any way we could make a deal? patty