Tuesday, November 26, 2013

A New Start and a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Gentle Friends thank you so much for your kind comments about "Merry and Bright."  I started in on a little Christmas piece I had already kitted up.......


... it's called "J'arrive" and is from Tournicoton.  I saw this a few months ago and immediately wanted to stitch it up, it is a bit more "cartoony" than things I usually do, but that doesn't worry me a bit, the French  directions, that's another story, I have figured out all the different specialty stitches and where the beads and bits all go - so I'll stitch along and I am sure it will turn out fine.  The crazy linen is Silkweavers "Ametrine," it is the called for linen, and not from my stash...... my stash linen leans more towards the beige, brown, grey, did I mention beige..... not purple splotchy and gold.....  I wanted to stitch something that was more out of my comfort zone, and this great little piece fit the bill......
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Since today is the last day I'll be here this week I wanted to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving!!!!

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That about wraps it up, thanks again for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

24 comments:

gracie said...

Love the new piece. I think we should occasionally stitch something different. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day.

Melody said...

Edgar, Happy Thanksgiving to you also! It will be here soon.

It will be fun to see your new start progress.

Susan said...

A Happy, safe and healthy Thanksgiving. I'm using Ametrine on a Christmas piece also. It doesn't scream Christmas and not not something I would have picked for a Santa but I saw it as a model and it was perfect.

Colleen said...

I'm looking forward to seeing more of J'arrive.

Wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving. Hope this will be a relaxing few days for both of you :)

Vicki said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Rico, and the pups!

riona said...

It's always a good idea to venture beyond one's comfort zone every so often ... make's for an interesting life! Happy Thanksgiving!

Stitchinowl said...

Your new start looks fun.....the fabric is wild and wonderful! It goes well with the whimisical style of reindeer.
Happy Thanksgiving to you, Rico, and the who-hounds!
Carolyn

shannon doyle said...

LOVE it, the fabric is wonderful. I always want to buy pieces of funky fabric, but it's not cheap for just stash. I usually only buy when it's called for.

valerie said...

Happy Thanksgiving Edgar! I stumbled into a little chocolate shop on 24th on Sunday and remembered that that was the shop you talked about! I treated myself to a couple of bars I can't wait to try. Great new stitchy start!

Mary said...

It should be a fun ( different ) piece to stitch, French instructions you are a brave man! Happy Thanksgiving to you both and the hounds too.

Kevin said...

Look forward to seeing your new start progress - I like it so far! Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Kielrain said...

Love the new start. Enjoy stitching outside your comfort zone. Happy Thanksgiving!

Cricket-bug Corner said...

That is adorable! Happy turkey day to you!

Catherine said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Edgar!!

Jodi S said...

Looking forward to watching the progress on the new piece. Have a very happy Thanksgiving Edgar and family!

Margaret said...

I'm going to have to look this design up. It's so cute so far! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Hope you have a great one!

Barb said...

That is going to be a very interesting piece! I did one from France. My good luck was that it used only two colors floss, black and white!

Shirlee said...

Great start! Happy Thanksgiving to you & Rico!

cucki said...

Happy thanksgiving my dear...
Beautiful projects..
Big hugs x

Christine said...

I've got that Tournicoton one half stitched somewhere. I must did it out and finish it.
Happy Thanksgiving

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours (and the little adorable fur babies, too).

Love that deer, he seems so cheerful. Looking forward to watching your progress on this one.

Blessings always

Jen said...

I stitched this piece a while ago and just love it. I was surprised at how well I translated the directions as well. Thankful for the internet. Have a great weekend.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

How perfect is that linen for the piece? Love it, and think you will, too. Hope your Thanksgiving was great!

quietgirl255 said...

Cute! I have one of their designs and I made my best friend, who is fluent in French translate for me. Was great fun as he admitted they never had a "Embroidery Stitches" lesson in school. I knew I could figure out most of the important stuff myself, but it was entertaining for me to listen as he was translating too.