08 June 2012

I have been remiss in photo posting, but I have been a busier stitcher this week. 

This is my latest finish,  Brooke Nolan's  June 2008 kit for SNN, Liberty. I really had a good time stitching this. I am normally not one for the fancy fibers, but this was such a quick stitch. I sewed the little buttons on Sunday. I know the floss doesn't match, but this is for me, so it's OK--it's, um, the light hitting the cherries! I will always think of this as my Hatfields and McCoys project, since I was working on it while that was on this week.  I'll probably just make it into a cube finish--I think I have the fabric they showed on the cover of the chart.

I know I was limiting my new starts for the year, but the flosses for this were so yummy, and I had it all in stash, from when the design came out on 2008.  I couldn't resist!  This is my new WIP, In the Garden with Jane Austen, the May 2008 feature design from TGOS Magazine. It is supposed to be made into a sewing bag, mine will probably be a picture. I had toyed with making a pillow out of it, but hand-dyed floss, white fabric, and small fingers may not be such a good combo in the future.

It is stitching up TREMENDOUSLY fast, for being mostly words.  I have already found an error on it though. The symbol for Green Pasture is supposed to be a Z and is not that on the key. I only figured it out by really looking hard at the picture on my files on my computer and comparing it to the floss colors.  I don't know if anyone was planning on stitching this, but figured it was something to put out into the ether. I hope to have the whole thing done in a week or so, preferably a week.

This weekend, Left-brain is painting the baby's room while I am out all day. My mom and I are going to pick up the paint this evening. I have to admit, even though I love the color I chose, a dusty pale purple, actually committing to it is a little frightening. I think it is just because I have never gotten to pick the paint colors, and most of the rooms ended up being various shades of white. I think Left-brain would prefer white, but, shoot, it's easier to pick a different color than try to match various shades of ecru.  I know it will look good, and I am just being neurotic; I'm pretty good on this whole color theory business, but I want my girl to have a beautiful room, so I won't accept less for her. 


Stitchinowl said...

Your Liberty finish and Jane Austen WIP both look great! Your needles are smokin'. I'm sure the paint color you chose will look very pretty and perfect for a little girl's room. You will have so much fun decorating!

Barbi said...

Wonderful stitching Rachel! And you redecorated! Love it!!!

Carol said...

Love your patriotic finish, Rachel! I hadn't seen that one before...

Your color for the baby's room sounds so pretty--perfect for a little girl. Make sure to post pictures of it if you can :)

Meari said...

Congrats on your finish!

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