Monday, July 24, 2017

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, I finished up the last Block on the second row... "Septemeber"....  here's a snap.


... this square is all about education, I was the third in my family to graduate from East Carolina University...  so I put the years my Grandmother, my parents and when I graduated...  I shifted lots of the floss to Purple and Gold - they are the school colors, the tree looks kind of like a long needle pine tree, which is all over Eastern NC so I left it alone, I changed up the house to a "Carolina Blue" color, which is a reference to UNC where I did Graduate work... so it's sort of an ode to North Carolina and Higher Education!  Here are the specific changes I made:

 I stitched the Quaker motifs on the left and the Algerian Eyes in CC Cappucino 
The Butterfly is stitched using GAST Ye Olde Gold, Old Purple Paint, and Butternut Squash
The Heart on the right is stitched using GAST Berry Cobbler and CC Queen Bee
The House is CC Rain Shower
The Bricks on the house are GAST Pomegranate
CC Tufted Yellow I changed to GAST Shaker White
The numbers and letters are all GAST Ole Purple Paint
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Here's a snap of the entire piece as it stands....


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That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

17 comments:

Akila said...

Great idea to include your schooling years..

Julie said...

Looking wonderful, such a treasured piece this will be.

Robin in Virginia said...

I really like how you dedicated this block to education, Edgar. And I really like your color changes.

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

It looks great. It's always more fun to stitch something that you can make into your own. Love the Carolina Blue for the house....perfect. :)

Vicki said...

Your color choices for this block are just perfect and definitely reflect the subject matter. Adding the graduation years of your family is such a cool way to personalize it. The colors in this overall piece are just lovely!

Shelly said...

How nice! This may be my favorite block with the blue and purple. Have a good week, you and Rico and the who hounds!

Heritage Hall said...

The personification of what an heirloom should be and made by your own hand to boot.... Your choice of theme and color are perfection...
Following your progress is so enjoyable....Thank you for sharing...

Karyn said...

Gorgeous, Edgar! I love this month's color substitutions and added graduation years. What a great tribute to education, the legacy of your family with the dates added, and the Carolina Blue of the house...amazing.
Have a great day!

CalamityJr said...

Great changes. This block is perfect for the memories included.

Justine said...

What beautiful colours you've chosen to personalise this block. I can't believe how much of this you've stitched!

Tricia B said...

Fantastic stitching and very special personalization, Edgar!

jhm said...

There are lots in the family on my Dad's side that went to ECU. Nice to hear it referred to again.

JHM

Kay said...

This is just incredibly beautiful. I hope you find somewhere special to hang it when it is finished. x

Barb said...

It is just beautiful Edgar, I love the way you personalize the piece.

Nancy McKee said...

I look forward to seeing your projects come alive. Just love your thoughts on this one!

CathieJ said...

What a family legacy. I love the changes you are making to this piece to personalize it. This is so beautiful.

Laura said...

Gorgeous!