21 July 2011

Some pictures

This computer has gotten in cahoots with my camera and it didn't bring over the picture of CItA, but I have pictures of my finished Photobooth, and my progress so far on Brave Hearts. You'll have to bear with me, the battery in the camera needs to be recharged, but I'm trying.

First is the Photobooth finish. It's not perfect, but I am really excited to finally be getting the hang of this technique. I had the fabric in my stash, and I think the colors match the DMC conversion on this perfectly.

I did have another length of fabric that coordinated with that that I really liked, but the orientation of the pattern didn't work with this design. I bought that in 2006 at Walmart, so there wasn't any chance of me finding it again. Oh well. But this works, and it's not too glaring a pattern of fabric. And I sorta like the unwired ribbon for the bow. I don't think a puffy bow would have worked as well for this.

This is my progress on Brave Hearts so far. I am doing this with the cotton CC conversion, except I subbed out Apple Fritter for the Manor Red. I like it. I enjoy stitching this. It's only taken 2 weeks to get this far, and that's saying a lot, since I've been busy.

I really want to get this done in time for September 11th. It's hard to imagine that the anniversary is not that far off. I had envisioned spending the summer stitching patriotic designs and that didn't happen, but if this gets done, it will be a worthy tribute to all those people we lost on that day.

Hopefully, I will get my camera re-juiced in time to share pictures with you this weekend.


valerie said...

Photo Booth looks great! I love the coordinating fabric and ribbon.

Great progress on your wip.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Your photo-booth finish turned out great and I love Bravehearts. I may have to stitch that one if/when my son decides to enlist.

Annie said...

Great work on the Photo Booth finish. I would never have thought to finish it that way, just like a real photo booth!

Carol said...

Your patriotic Photo Booth finish is adorable, Rachel. I sure wish Walmart still carried fabrics--we are down to just Joann's in this area :(

Your Brave Hearts is looking great, too--no doubt you'll be all finished up by September 11th.

Julie M said...

I think you did fantastic on the photobooth finish. The fabric is perfect! Bravehearts is looking good too!

Nancy said...

Beautiful Photo Booth finish! Brave Hearts is looking good, you are sure to be finished by Sept. 11!

ArchangelDecker said...

Love the BC photobooth! Those are always a hoot! :)

Kathy A. said...

I love your Photo Booth finish. You are definitely getting the hang of it.
Brave Hearts is coming along well. I think you stand a very good chance of completing it on time.

Pumpkin said...

Your cube is fantastic!

Considering all that lettering, I'd say you're doing very well ;o)

Siobhan said...

Beautiful! I love your cube. I love that photo booth series.

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