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23 July 2011

1st Castles in the Air Update

It took me all week to get this far, but here is my first CItA update. I am using the jewel-tone version of it. I think it's gorgeous.





I sat back this morning and thought, "Now that, Rachel, is a gorgeous piece of cross stitch." It's very different from my usual subject choices, but I'm always up for a challenge. And this is a challenge.

I am leaving the beading til the end. I am stitching this on a hoop and I don't want to crush the beads. Hopefully I can see straight.

We had a bit of a tease this morning. I woke up around 7, and there was the distinctive rumble of thunder going over the house. Our yard is so dry, and my flowers look so pitiful--the poor petunia has nearly given up the ghost--that any rain would be welcome. It was so loud that I brought the dog in, I thought we would get dumped on. No go with the rain. Acckkkk.

Oh, well . . .

10 comments:

Cathy Pavlovich said...

Gorgeous stitching, Rachel. Love your blog!

Cathy

Kathy A. said...

That looks so lovely. I have that design somewhere - hmmm - now where is it LOL

Nancy said...

Your stitching is beautiful! Sorry you did not get the rain...we just had a good thunderstorm that dropped lots of needed rain on us and cooled us down a bit...it was 105 today...this is the first rain in two weeks. I can almost hear the plants sighing in relief! ;^)

Denise said...

This is a beautiful piece!

We had thunder, lightening, and wind. Little rain. Although the temps fell! Woohoo!

Denise said...

It is very pretty and different...love the colors.

ArchangelDecker said...

Oh, it is so pretty! I may have to get this one as well. Did you get the cross stitch only version, or did you get the specialty stitch version?

It's gorgeous either way! :)

mbroider said...

Very very pretty!! You impress me!

Pumpkin said...

That is beautiful! I love the jewel tones :o)

Siobhan said...

That is so pretty!! Gorgeous colors.

Meari said...

Nice progress - very pretty!

Rumbles of thunder? LOL, I could send some of this rain your way. Or, rather water now... it's done raining for now.

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