Friday, March 31, 2023

A Stitchin' Finish...

Gentle Friends,  I wrapped up  "In Memory" last night and started in on my next stitch...  here's a snaparoo of IM  (with my Changes)...


"In Memory" - Midsummer Night Designs
40ct LL Vintage Buttercream - Using charted Belle Soie and NPI Silk

The changes I made along the way include the shifting of a couple of the bees, dropping a couple of ladybugs at the bottom of the chart so I could include the actual Date, and shifting some of the "Fern Frond" and "Kiwi" silks where I thought it worked better.
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I'll post a snap of my new stitch on Monday after there is something to see.... and I'm not really happy with the linen I'm using to make the start...and may stop, frog everything out and switch it up for something else...

Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Have a super weekend.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Thursday, March 30, 2023

A Little Rain

 Gentle Friends, we've been having lots of glorious rain lately.. and wind... yesterday it rained off and on heavily, and late in the day the clouds broke up and I thought I'd take a snap...


... looking west from our balcony towards downtown, you can see the Oakland Hills in the distance...Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!

edgar

Monday, March 27, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle friends, nearing the finish of "In Memory"... here's a snaperoo...


... another blue bird and some roses in a pot and this sampler will be a warp.

Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar


Monday, March 20, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, I've completed the castle in the clouds and now moving towards the "2nd" half of the sampler... here's a snaperoo...


... since I can see this piece wrapping up relatively soon I've got my next project kitted and in line... a Christmas present.  I know I'm a bit early but if  I don't get it stitched up there may not be time to get it framed...  and I'd rather it be done, done than languishing about and a rush job late in the Fall. I've lined up a couple of pieces of linen and the two overdyed flosses I ordered arrived... I had some in my stash of both colors but with the way dye lots go sometimes I'd like it all to sort of match within the piece... and the new flosses miraculously match what I already had, so now I've got quite a bit of extra of "Blacksmith Blue" and "Barn Door"... WOO HOO!!

That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar


A Little Spring

Gentle Friends here is a really wonderful version of the first movement from Spring by Vivaldi.  Performed by Delirium Musicum a group based in Los Angels... enjoy!


Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay safe!

Good Thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar


Monday, March 13, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

Gentle Friends, still plugging away at "In Memory"... and I've finished all the "Babbling Brook" fill...here's a snap...


... that open space in the upper right corner is where a castle goes.  Once I finish that then this whole middle section will be completed.

That's about it for today sports fans.  We've been getting quite a bit of rain lately, no snow, but all kinds of rain... after so many drought years this is a welcome relief!!!  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

Good thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar

Monday, March 6, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, I've made some headway on "In memory" and here's a snaperoo...


... the "box" with the angels, fish, and mermaid has a solid fill background that will stitch on the slow side I'm thinking...
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by, do stop again.  Stay safe!

Good thoughts! Good Words! Good Deeds!
edgar


A Damp Weekend

 Gentle Friends, still stitching away on Sarah, and here's a snaperoo... ... I like all the little bits of "wonky" that are pa...