Wednesday, May 30, 2007

2 starts and Serenity progress & a Movie Day

As you can see I have finished the top alphabet. That white spot I guess is some camera flaw as my picture taking is always so flawless, HA HA.

Here is Serenity as it stands now with the alphabet and the bits starting to fill in. The misc initials are for, on the left , Hunny, Pete and Peach and on the right, my nieces and nephews, Mathew, Katie Leslie, Tucker and Ashleigh. I am waiting for my LNS, Needle in a Haystack in Alameda to call with my order for the boarder. It will take a lot of floss to complete and I wanted it to all be form the same dye lot.I also started another Quaker sampler called "Rebecca Jeffcoat, 1800." I am working that on the recommended fabric, 32 count, Belfast linen in Antique Ivory. And working the design in the recommended Au ver a Soie Floss'. It will be much different than the SAL as the colours are very muted and pastel pale with only a few dark spots. I will post a picture of it when it actually looks like something.

This is the beginning progress of the Quaker SAL, Beatrix Potter's Quaker Sampler. I am very pleased with the way the silk wine coloured floss looks on this linen fabric. In doing this one in such a dark colour really made me think about the new RJ sampler and doing that one in the pastel colours. Very different but still kinda the same......

Memorial day was spent watching war movies on TCM. From "Here to Eternity" with Miss Deborah Kerr, tramp wife and Miss Donna Reed, tramp with a heart of gold....then on to "Sgt York", country boy does good.... followed by "Stalag 17", one of my favorite movies, with William Holden as the supposed snitch. It was a very good movie day. It always amazes me that the only wars that are remembered are WW1 and WW2 not that they were not important but there was a lot more death and destruction that makes up the American past. Off the soap box now......

edgar

2 comments:

BeckySC said...

Gorgeous Quakers you have on the go :)
Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I have bookmarked yours :)

Margie said...

Serenity is beautiful! I love the colors you picked out.