Monday, February 16, 2009

A Finish, a Witch and creamy goodness....

Let's start off with Le Jardin and a happy dance finish......


I finished this up on Friday evening and am so happy with the way it turned out!!! Now to get it framed - or more precisely get the funions to get it framed!!! And a great big THANK YOU goes out to Julianne as it was because of her that I was able to stitch up this lovely. The pattern is from an OOP Magazine and she very generously loaned me her copy!!!!! I have said it before and will continue to say - the stitching community is so generous it blows me away sometimes!!!!!!

The second piece I finished up was on Vonna's WFS RR
- here is a snap of the piece -


I stitched up the witch at the top. I used a PS chart from the book called Harvest Time. The floss' I used were HDF silks called Kodiak Bear and Brass Tacks. I am so happy that she fit into Vonna's squares as I have wanted to stitch her up for the longest time. She fits so well onto this beautiful RR and the great shifting is coming up next week so I am on time!!

While running around on Saturday - we stopped by Krispy Kreme in So SF and picked up some creme filled doughnuts and also stopped by Arizmandi Bakery and got a piece of their famous coffee cake - and it was very good, ahhh but those creme pillows of deliciousness.......


I saw some flickers this weekend, but the only one I will mention is "633 Squadron" - 1964 - a pretty good WWII film about blowing up a secret fuel depot - but the oddest casting was George Chakiris as Norwegian - if you remember - he played Bernardo in "West Side Story."

Thanks for stopping by - I will be talking about the Give-a-way tomorrow - so stop back in!!

Take care -
edgar

30 comments:

Nic said...

Fabulous finishes! You deserve the doughnuts as a treat after all that stitching :o)

Margie said...

Beautiful!

karen said...

great finish!!!!

ahhhhh, krispy kreme, i sure miss them. and that coffee cake looks very very yummy.

Kajsa said...

The finishes are beautiful!

I remember that movie, I agree about the casting.

staci said...

Congrats on finishing Le Jardin, it's gorgeous!

And those doughnuts...you are a terrible tease, lol ;)

heidistitches said...

WOW!!!!

Carol R said...

Great finish of Le Jardin!

Vonna will be really pleased with her RR - that witch is really - umm - witchey - love it!

Oh donuts - a moment on the lips - a lifetime on the hips!

Julianne said...

Hi Edgar,

A big Congrats to you on your fabulous finish of le Jardin. It looks great.

Wow, you've got the salivary gland working now with that picture of the donuts and coffee cake. Glad that your weekend was a tasty one.

Mãe da Rita said...

Your finish is beautiful! I like very much the soft colors. And the cakes... Don't make me talk about, they look yummy... Enjoy!! Hugs, MJ

Sherry said...

Congrats on your finishes. What will you be working on next?

Amy said...

It's LOVELY Edgar, a wonderful finish, congrats! Ohhh, Krispy Kreme... the closest one to me is at the beach... and I likely won't get there until Oct. I'm sure they were yummy!

Sherry said...

Congratulations on your finish! It is just lovely! And those creme filled doughnuts are definitely my favorite! KK is my weakness for sure!

Michele said...

What a lovely finish Edgar! Can't wait to see it framed :)

And I love the witch on Vonna's RR .. her entire RR is looking spookiedly great :)

Jennifer/OH said...

Two gorgeous finishes!! Those doughnuts are making me drool!
I totally agree....the stitiching community is incredibly generous.

Yoyo said...

Le Jardin is stunning, I can't believe you're finished already. Cute witch, Vonna is going to have a great RR.

Kathryn said...

Le Jardin is gorgeous and so YOU, Edgar; splotchy fabric, fabulous little motifs and beautiful threads. I'm sure it will be one of your most treasured pieces. Congratulations!

Milly~ said...

Le Jardin is a gorgeous finish Edgar. Look forward to seeing how you frame this piece.

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Le Jardin is gorgeous, Edgar! I've watched your fast progress - very impressive! I love the PS witch - great addition to Vonna's RR - she'll love it.

Your treats look delicious!

Linen Stitcher said...

"Le Jardin" is wonderful!! Great finish!! The colors are perfect!

Karol said...

Beautiful finishes!!

doris said...

Good job! I especially love the Jardin. But now all I can think about is donuts!

Kathy said...

Gorgeous finishes! Those donuts sure look yummy. :)

valerie said...

Le Jardin looks fantastic! What a fab finish and so nice that you could borrow the magazine to stitch such great pattern.

I love Vonna's RR. I'm sure she's happy with the progress.

Oh, Arizmendi...how I miss you. I must get to that side of the city soon. Yum!

maryelizabeth said...

Wow, wonderful finishes. I can't wait to see it up close. And the coffee cake looks great too. Mary

Von said...

My goodness, congrats on finishing two awesome projects! Now get those demons of temptation away from me, lol!

Dawn said...

What a beautiful finish! I love le Jardin and have enjoyed watching your progress on it. Can you give us some more information about it like the designer name and the magazine you found it in?

Cindy F. said...

Oh wow!! yes those sweets look de-lish, but your Le Jardin is absolutely gorgeous!! Congrats on that incredible finish!
Your contribution to Vonna's RR is too cute! Love it!

Brigitte said...

What a Happy dance! This was definitely a great project and I'm looking forward to see it framed.
Nice addition on Vonna's RR.

Monica said...

Hi Edgar! Your finish of Le Jardin is beautiful! How did you end up tracking down the pattern? Can I purchase your copy from you? I love it's cheerful colors and the flowers... exquisite!

I haven't been visiting your blog enough lately... and whenever I do, I leave inspired! Hugs to you!

Sherry aka Celtic Dream Weaver said...

I love your Sampler with all the different trees. It is also colorful. Where did this pattern come from?
Sherry