Monday, November 4, 2013

A "Feast"y Finish

Gentle Friends how's that for a clever title... sometimes I just amaze myself. :)  

It was a nice almost perfect weekend, cool and breeze, with lots of sunny blue skies.....  were did all our lovely fog go???  You can always tell when the weather starts to dip into the cold region, our neighborhood takes on the "winter odor" of oncoming snow.  A smell in the air, crisp and woodsy, smokey and a bit moist - it's a smell I always associate with growing up in Upper Marlboro MD, except there we could expect and often got lots of snow, were here it just gets cold and lovely without all the snow, which is sad, but it is much easier to drive around town.

I wanted to show my latest stitchity finish....  


"Feast of Friendship" designed by Blackbird designs - 9/18 to 11/3/13 - 36ct "Barn Owl"
Using most of the recommended over dyed floss', except I changed GAST "Piney Woods" for CC "Baby Spinach and I added CC "Sassy Brass" to the Roof.

My green floss change was because "Piney Woods" was almost a black green and I thought it was way to dark.  My addition of "Sassy Brass" to the roof was to make the squares pop a bit more, the recommended floss was stitching into one big lump of orange, and I wanted them to look more checkered and Fall like - giving the impression of leaves.....  I may at some point frog out the words and stitch something else, I almost did that this weekend, I had found a couple of short Fall poems that would work better, doing them over one they would totally fit, but I got lazy and just stitched what was there.  I also changed the year date, from a stitched sort of number mess on one side and stitched  it on either side of the bowl pedestal, making them more even, I like it better, and remember like with floss changes, you gotta please number one first!!  Here's a detail I really like .......

... I think it's my favorite part on this whole silly sampler.
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

32 comments:

Jodi S said...

What a great finish Edgar! Love it!

Catherine said...

Lovely finish and how perfect for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday!

Anna van Schurman said...

Love how the house came out! I also love that you evened up the date even though that cockeyed jumble of letters and numbers is Blackbirds' signature. :-)

Beth said...

It is just lovely Edgar.

Bianca said...

Edgar,
What an amazing finish! It seems like you did it so fast. The blues in the house are so pretty, and for some reason I really love the color of the bowl. I can't wait to see what you do next :)

Colleen said...

I like the green you used instead of the dark green and that you divided the year. I'm getting more "liberal" in my floss (and sometimes in the design) changes. I guess I've learned that the CCS police aren't going to come get me..haha.

Is this stitched over one??

Kielrain said...

A lovely finish.

SewAmy said...

It looks so good. You are the speediest stitcher ever.

Jennifer said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Love the color selections!

Stress Less said...

I love your finish. Wonderful fall colors.

Loraine said...

Fabulous finish Edgar. I like the changes that you made, and will note them on my pattern. :)
I hope you have a great week. I look forward to seeing what's next as far as stitching goes.

Melissa said...

Congrats - what a gorgeous piece!

DebbieSFL said...

Just lovely.

Mary said...

Love your flos choices, especially for the rooftop! What a fun piece, even if you don't make any further changes.

lynda said...

I love this...another wonderful finish!

marly said...

Superb! I like your changes very much.

Margaret said...

What a gorgeous finish! I love it! The roof came out great!

Mama Joan said...

Nice finish Edgar. I love it. Have that in my stash to stitch. Hope I live long enough to get through my stash!!!! I like that you make thread changes:)

Gene Black said...

You did a lovely job and made it your own. Bravo!

Barb said...

Your finish looks beautiful! I just got the chart today. I probably won't get to it for awhile but I love the look. I agree about changing the words. Not sure what I would put there. I will be anxious to see what you do.

cucki said...

So beautiful
Hugs x

Christine said...

Great finish Edgar, congratulations!

Chris said...

Beautiful finish!

Quiltsmiles said...

Your changes of color in this one makes it POP! Lovely finish and it's actually one pattern I have in to get to at some time but my time has been spent on quilting lately

Quiltsmiles said...

Wonderful finish and great timing too. Your other framed pieces that were done recently were finished perfectly, congratulations on some well placed stitches. Jane

dixiesamplar said...

LOVE IT, Edgar!! So vibrant and festive for the coming Fall/Thanksgiving season.

Melody said...

Great finish perfect for the Thanksgiving season.

I like your changes.

Shirlee said...

Beautiful! How in the world do you stitch so quickly?

Julie said...

Fabulous Feasty Finish, beautiful.

Vonna Pfeiffer said...

Edgar your mind works like mine...although I think you execute better than I do :)
I agree and love your choices, I think your sampler is the best rendition I've seen of this design! I LOVE the roof! And your initials and year...perfect!

Vicki said...

This is a beautiful finish, Edgar!

Leanna said...

Stunning, Edgar!
Just like everything else you've ever stitched.