Monday, March 20, 2017

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, I finished up Fragments Friday evening and here's a snap....

February 20 - March 17, 2017
"Fragments in Time - Sampler Motifs" by Summer House Stitche Workes
36ct Barn Owl called for GAST

Although I used the called for GAST floss I did change up some of the charted areas for certain colours and I stitched the little bird in the M N Square in red.  It was a fun piece and a pretty quick stitch.  I did make a pretty major counting mistake early on but made do and shifted up the motifs as I went along.
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Here is the small start on my next piece.... "Anniversaries of the Heart" by BBD, I have pulled all the called for GAST and WDW floss, but have already made a major colour change in the first square.  This is a mostly white square and I stitched up the vine part in the white to start but it disappeared into the linen and looked weak.  I then looked around at some completed pieces on the Internet and found one that had a darker stitched vine which gave some visual structure to this corner.... so I went with a darker vine.  This will be a great piece to work on during the coming months.
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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

21 comments:

Shelly said...

Fragments is gorgeous! Nice start on Anniversaries, such a pretty and dainty border.

Kristen said...

Great finish, Edgar! That one went so quickly. I can't wait to see your version of Anniversaries. I stitched this one myself a couple of years ago as a gift for my mother. I love a project that can be personalized, and you have a really good eye for that.

Robin in Virginia said...

Edgar, congratulations on your fragments in time finish. It is looks fabulous. You have made a good start on the AotH piece. I like the darker vine color.

valerie said...

Congrats on your finish, Edgar! I will enjoy seeing your progress on Anniversaries of the Heart! This is in my WIP basket and is fun to stitch up the different blocks!

Linda said...

Congrats on the beautiful finish Edgar and great new start.

Linda

Justine said...

Great finish - congratulations! I'm looking forward to seeing your take on Anniversaries of the Heart too. You have such a good eye for colour.

Julie said...

Super finish.
I've seen a few variations of the anniversaries, even a pink one!

CathieJ said...

Fragments is beautiful! Enjoy your new project.

Gene Black said...

It always fascinates me to see your stitching. I did some counted cross stitch years ago, but it is too hard on my eyes.

needlenurse said...

You stitched this one in record time! This one was not one of my favorite of yours but it has grown on me. My grandmother used to say that's why they make chocolate and vanilla....not everyone likes the same thing. And that's ok....lol. I do love the colors in it and of course your stitching is beautiful. I'd love to see it framed. I'm looking forward to seeing how you personalize Anniversaries. I have that one in my stash. I've never started it because I hate dealing with all the fabric that hangs over the hoop....just a me thing. It would be interesting to see how you roll, fold or otherwise deal with the huge piece of fabric while you stitch.

Kay said...

I love this pattern, haven't seen it in the U.K. I am looking forward to seeing your anniversaries of the heart, I have a few of the patterns and keep meaning to start, although I will probably do them separately.

Joan said...

I think I am going to have to track down Anniversaries of the Heart. But, I do have a question about it ... Just glancing at it, I can't find E or F. Are they there? 'Cause if they aren't, I'll have to add them. My super obsessive mind would drive me crazy without them. :-)

Wanda said...

Fragments in Time is beautiful! I am so excited that you are doing AOTH. It is such a great piece and fun to personalize. Looking forward to seeing your progress.

Pam in IL said...

Fragments turned out wonderful! Looking forward to watching your progress on Anniversaries of the Heart.

Heritage Hall said...

Ye gads, you are speedy and good...but that is already a given, isn't
it Edgar? Fragments lived up to all its promise.... looking forward to
how you enhance the original Anniversaries... Would love to have Rico
sit beside you with a time watch per inch and report your speed and
coverage per a 15 minute segment...or just video you in action LOL....

Vicki said...

Gorgeous finish - great start!

Tricia B said...

Well done, as always! Another beautiful finish! Anniversaries of the Heart will be so fun to watch as it grows.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Very pretty. : )

MaryO said...

Beautiful finish Edgar! Looking forward to following your progress on "Anniversaries". I especially loved the red bird in Fragments. Perfect!

MaryO1230
San Pedro, CA

blue star stitcher said...

Beautiful finish on Fragments. I also have had a few pieces where the white just didn't show up on the linen I chose, so frustrating!

diamondc said...

Dearest Edgar: Congratulations on your finish, it always feels good to finish and start a new design.
Love the Black Bird Designs Sampler start.

Blessings
Catherine