Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Snooty Parrots SAL

I joined the Snooty Parrots SAL started on Facebook, Sampler World group.  This is going to be one big fabulous SAL.  So many friends have joined and I've made so many new friends !!  Here are the silk threads I've pulled for the piece.  These are all from my stash.  I'm stitching the piece on 40 ct. Lakeside Linen, Vintage Light Examplar, also from my stash. 

Gentle Arts         My Silk Conversion
Onyx                   Belle Soie - Noir
Bayberry             Dinky Dye - Emerald
Sea Spray           Dinky Dye - Blue Ice (or maybe Belle Soie Bahama Breeze)
Apple Cider          Belle Soie - Teddy Bear
Cranberry            Belle Soie - Fresh Raspberries(or maybe Rouge or Sister Scarlett)                                                                                                           
Grecian Gold        Belle Soie - Pecan Pie
Dark Chocolate     Belle Soie - Briar Patch
Baby Spinach       Silk n Color - Dried Thyme
Rhubarb              Belle Soie - Pom Pom Pink
Oatmeal                  Belle Soie - Oatmeal Scone

DMC 3770            Silk n Color - Old Lace

I hope you like my selections, or that they may help to guide you in your very own silk conversion !!

Happy Stitching

Monday, December 2, 2013

Finishes and Starts

I finished Eve's Garden by Shepherd's Bush.  I love their samplers.  They are a joy to stitch.  This one was especially fun because you can see that Adam is so very, very excited to see Eve !!  Too much fun in store for Adam !!

I was quick enough to snag the Snow Bird Kit from With Thy Needle and Thread.  The stitching was quick and I loved the colors.  I just need to finish it up into the snowflake stand.  It may be my one and only Christmas decoration.  Oh no, wait, I have a berry wreath that I'll hang my Blackbird Designs stockings on for the front door.  That'll probably be it.  

I started another piece.  This is Winter Floral Sampler by Knotted Tree NeedleArt.  I'm stitching it on Lakeside Linen 40 Ct. Vintage Pear using the called for NPI Silks.  I love the colors.  I've raised quite a few beautiful peach poinsettia's so this stitching this design has pleasant memories associated with it. I also love to stitch Cardinals.  I have several stitched pieces with Cardinals on them hanging around my home.

Thanks for stopping by.  And, remember during this busy holiday season…take time to stitch.