Monday, April 24, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, I'm making some headway on "Wild Roses"... here's a snaperoo...


... as you can see I've made a change to the "Name" stitched under the alphabet.  Since the date within the piece was 1800 I used that as a starting point.  Then I dug around in the old family tree for someone that would be age appropriate...  I came up with a paternal great-great-great-grandmother. who would have been about 10 years old in 1800.  
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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

Monday, April 17, 2023

A Little Finish and Beginning

 Gentle Friends,  I finished up TSotA over the weekend, and here's a snap...

"The Song of the Angels" - Needlework Press
40ct LL "Vintage Lentil"
Using the called for CC "Barn Door" and "Blacksmith Blue"

Now I've got to get the piece framed and then that's one present down for Christmas...  WooHoo!!
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The piece I started after I finished TSotA is a more traditional sampler...  here's a snap of the start...

"Wild Roses" - Carriage House Samplings 
40ct LL Pearled Barley
Using the Called for NPI Silks

It's long and skinny as was the remnant of linen I'm stitching it on... so it'll fit perfectly.  The linen may be too long and when I come to that I'll probably end up just adding a row of roses or more at the bottom... just kinda winging it as it's a sampler "inspired" by an antique fragment from Pennsylvania that Kathy Barrick the designer came up with...again, I'll be doing my own thing at the bottom, and along the sides with some of the letters... and changing the name within the alphabet... That's a lot of changes but I'm keeping the roses and birds.
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That's about it for today sports fans.  Thanks for stopping by do stop again.  Stay Safe!

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edgar

Monday, April 10, 2023

A Little Stichin'

 Gentle Friends, moving along nicely on TSotA, and here's a snap...

... I think my next project got a switcheroo.  I was digging around for an OOP chart for another stitcher to borrow and found something I've wanted to stitch for years... and lo and behold I had all the silks in my stash so not spending funds is a good thing...!  Now to decide on linen??
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edgar

Sunday, April 9, 2023

Christos Anesti - Alithos Anesti !!

 Gentle Friends, just a quick post to wish...

... everybody a very Happy Easter!
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edgar

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

A Little Low Tide

 Gentle Friends, we went to dinner at the Moss Beach Distillery (about 25 miles south of SF) a little while back and I forgot to post a snaperoo...

... the tide was very low exposing lots of the rocky beach... you can't really tell from my photo but where the grass ends there is a drop-off of about 30+ feet straight down to the beach.  It was a lovely calm evening on the Pacific.  Thanks for stopping by, do stop again!
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edgar

Monday, April 3, 2023

A Little Start

 Gentle Friends, the start for this stitch I made on linen I realized quickly was just too dark... lovely linen but just too dark, soooo I dug around in the ol' bucket of linen (it's really not a bucket) and found a nice piece of much lighter linen.   I frogged out all I had stitched on the dark piece and put it back with the linens and just restarted...  here's a snaperooo of the start...

"The Song of the Angels" from Needlework Press
40ct LL "Vintage Lentel" 
Using CC "Barn Door" and "Blacksmith Blue"

The picture seems to be darker than in real life but you get the idea.  I like this simple sampler and did right from the first time I saw a picture.  It'll probably stitch up fast so I've also decided on my next stitch... a more traditional sampler.
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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

The Village Square Border

Gentle Friends, I finished up the border for the central square and a bit on the right... here's a snap... ... there's a tree/bush t...