Monday, June 26, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, stitchin' away on FtB, and here's a snaperoo...


...I've adjusted the stitching of the "bars" between the letters to fit a bit better with the vine/flowers and the outside border... I like how it fits better visually.  
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edgar

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

A Little Summer

Gentle Friends, here's Delirium Musicum once again with a bit o' summer from Vivaldi....enjoy


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edgar

Monday, June 19, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, still moving along with FtB... here's a snaperoo...


...I have a couple more doo-dads to stitch in the blank spot above the solid blue bird and then it's on to the third part.
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edgar

Sunday, June 18, 2023

On Fathers Day

 Gentle Friends, on Father's Day especially, I think about what a great guy my dad was and that time passes to fast... here's a snap from long ago...

l to r - me, my dad, my little brother, and in front my baby sister

... so, a little back story about the picture, taken in Mississippi in the backyard by my mom who was not ever very good about centering a picture or cutting off body parts, but she always gave it the old college try!  My dad was an avid photographer and I've many snaps of all of us, but this is one of my favorites!

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edgar

Monday, June 12, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, on the second Loose Feather of FtB... here's a snaperoo...

... when I began stitching on the second part I just left two spaces between the charts and got that bottom section stitched.  Even as I stitched along I really thought about the final image and the 9 parts together - I wasn't as happy as I could have been thinking about the final piece...  I then got on the old computer and started looking for finishes of this as a single piece and how they might look completed.  There are not too many out there but I did find an example where the stitcher had added a vine and flower chain between each of the three rows vertically... me likey!!  

 I frogged out that urn and flowers and figured out my vine addition.  I dug around in the stash and found a green (WDW Kudzu) and blue (WDW Blue Fescue) that I think works well - both of these floss colors are my addition to the called-for blues and greens.  I like the break between the charts since they really have no other connection other than being a series.  They do look a bit odd bumping up against each other.  

I also noticed when I posted this snap that I am off on the right, going back and looking at the actual piece I'm off two threads down, so that means another round of frogging and a re-stitch as that dip to the right is makin' me crazy at the moment!!

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edgar

Thursday, June 8, 2023

A Birthday

Gentle Friends, today would have been my mom's 97th birthday.  With my grandfather, her father-in-law, and my mom having back-to-back birthdays it was easy to remember them and we often had joint family dinners and parties for them both.  Here's one of the pictures I treasure most...

Baby Adelaide 1926-2012

This great shot was taken in the sideyard of my grandmother's house in North Carolina, I'm thinking spring or even a birthday shot when she was turning two, that info is lost to time.  I always see this snap and think both my mom and the goat were not too happy about taking this picture!!!

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edgar

Wednesday, June 7, 2023

A Birthday

Gentle Friends, today would have been my grandfather's 116th birthday... he is often in my thoughts... here's a favorite picture of him as a baby...

Baby Herbert 1907-1994

... I think this picture would have been taken in the Fall of 1907 on the family farm outside of Atlanta.  You can just see my great-grandmother, Stella,  just behind holding up my Grandfather.  It's a sweet picture and I'm very happy that it has survived all this time.
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edgar

Monday, June 5, 2023

A Little Stitchin'

 Gentle Friends, I got quite a bit of stitching done over the last long weekend, and here's a snaperoo...


... just bopping along on this first chart, from the "For the Birds" series...
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edgar

Let's Stick to the 1840's

 Gentle Friends, I finished up Miss Sarah Barker 1840 here's an old snaperooo of how she looks... "Sarah Barker 1840"  from Ne...