Friday, March 6, 2009

A MAW Arrives and a super singer

I got an email from Jill that the MAW (Make a Wish) Exchange I made for her had arrived. Jill's wish was for something made using a Brightneedle chart. When I took on the MAW I had three patterns in my stash and thought - alright I have something now just pick one out - How wrong I was...when I pulled them out they didn't feel right for Jill - and then I got to looking around at what was available ..... then the orders started going out.... I have added 5 additional charts to the pile and am now a huge fan. I love these charts and want to stitch all of them - they are really sweet - Here is a snap of the piece I made for Jill -

I used the "Grey Goose Sampler" on 32 ct linen and the recommended over dyed floss'. Here is shot of the lined interior -

I was inspired by the box finish that Becky sent me for the PS Year Long Exchange.

We went to the mall last night - and Rico picked up Renee Olstead's new CD "Skylark." If you have not heard her her sing you may know of her acting. She played the oldest daughter, Lauren Miller, on "Still Standing." We think this is a really funny show and watch the reruns all the time, but it is Renee's singing that is so good. She is very young and has such a good voice and sings beautiful jazzy standards - here is a You Tube of her singing Summertime. Her two Cd's are -

Last night the stitching was on exchange and something secret. The movie was "Daddy Long Legs" - 1955 - starring Fred Astaire and Leslie Caron. Such a nice musical with some really beautiful staged numbers.

There you go - another week gone - the weekend here is supposed to be dry. We still need to get out to see the Artistic Luxury show at the Legion of Honor and there is also a Quilt show this weekend sponsored by the SF Quilt Guild so now there is two super things to do along with everything else!!!

Thanks for stopping by - Have a great one!!!!

Take care,


staci said...

Stunning finish Edgar! Have a great weekend :)

Melissa said...

Edgar, the Brightneedle is just gorgeous! Love it! and you did a beautiful job with finishing the box. My question is - where do you get a box like that?

Lastly, I've ben 'rediscovering' designers again that I've liked (eg CHS) and now stashing up when I can. Now I think you might've enticed me to doing the same with BrightNeedle!

Have a great weekend? Any tag sale shopping? hmmm?

Kathy said...

Edgar the box is simply perfect. Gorgeous finishing!!
Can't wait to see what goodies you pick up this weekend. :) Especially if the weather is nice. It seems the garage sales are more numerous once the weather gets nicer. Can't wait for that here in NY.

BeckySC said...

You did an excellent job Edgar :) It looks just gorgeous :) Congratulations!

Milly~ said...

What a great gift for Jill. It's beautiful! I had no idea Renee was a signer so I will have to check it out. I loved her on Still Standing.

Michelle. said...

It is beautiful. Great job!

Brigitte said...

This box is just so beautiful! Very lovely design and a perfect finishing!

Von said...

You certainly know how to make a wish come true, Edgar!

Have a great weekend. :)

Siobhan said...

Oooh, that is a GORGEOUS finish!! I bet Jill will treasure it. I love BN, too, and think they turn out so much prettier in real life than the chart pic suggests.

Cindy F. said...

Edgar! Your box finish is gorgeous!
Good job!