04 May 2010

Pssst . . . we've got pictures!

I had time to take photos today. I think I haven't shared these before.

Christmas Carrot from a 1990 issue of Country Stitch. Stitched on marbled DMC aida (why don't they make marbled evenweave?)I did switch out the color of the inner border. It was calling for another shade of green, but I thought the red would look better.

An older finish-Fa La La. I know I talked about it, but I forget if I posted this one. It was a freebie from Plum Pudding.

Irish Kitty from Kustom Krafts. Stitched with the recommended threads on a piece of Charles Craft aida.

And my new WIP, Reader I Married Him, aka The Jane Eyre Tribute. I am enjoying this a lot. I did get a bit of a stain on it, but I think it will come out with washing--it's either iced tea or dog drool, no biggie. I have to take the wooden box I bought to mount it on over to Daddy and see if he can stain it for me. He is a woodworker and refinished a lot of furniture in his time, and so, is better at these things than yours truly, plus he can probably find use for a container of stain after the project is finished, whereas I won't and it will just take up space in the garage.

I hope everyone is having a good week. This week is much better for me, though I am so saddened by the devastation of the floods in Nashville. I think I've posted that I work in flood insurance, and I would like to think I've developed a bit of professional "distance" due to what I deal with every day, but this is different. I love Nashville; I've loved it since I first visited 15 years ago and it's my favorite bigger city to visit. Five years ago, Best Friend Brea and I were at the Opryland Hotel for CATS, and it was so pretty. A fairyland. And it causes an ache to see water in the building, and to know the Country Music Hall of Fame has been flooded, and the new concert hall. Not to mention the sports complexes. I am asking everyone to keep the people of Nashville in your thoughts while they recover from this horrible event.


Annie said...

All are little cuties. And the colors on the kitty worked out great!

Pumpkin said...

Great finishes Rachel!

Can't wait to see more of this new WIP.

Elaine said...

Lovely finishes Rachel, the cat is such a cutie!

Daffycat said...

Awesome finishes, Rachel! I REALLY love your christmas carrot! Why not make marbled linen or evenweave yourself. All it takes is STRONG tea and wadded up fabric (secure with a rubber band) and a good soaking. Easy!

Carol said...

They are all so cute, Rachel--I have done the Fa La La La singer and it is one of my favorites. I've never seen the carrot one--it is darling :)

Bette said...

Your finishes are really cute. I especially like the snowman.

mbroider said...

Great pics! I have fallen in love with the Irish kitty:)

Meari said...

Cute finishes.

I LOVE the Opryland Hotel! I've been there twice, and it's just gorgeous.

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls