Thursday, March 31, 2016
I picked up 4 new books on my travels! A Book of Stitches by Eileen Bennett, Desert Island Stitches by Carole Lake & Michael Boren, Ins & Outs Interiors and Exteriors Plus, and Bling by June McKnight. I have already spent a lot of time going through them. Sorry, I did not buy them all in one shop but one in each of the several shops I visited!
Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
We have been on a three week trip and got home today! I am pretty much over the horrid cold we both caught while gone but still have a scratchy voice!
We left and headed for Lexington, KY and visited family. Also, stopped in M's Canvashouse--mre about that later as I unpack. Then on to Asheville, NC to stay with friends, go to the baby shower previously mentioned, and visit more family. Also, visited my needlework shop there--more later. Next we headed to Charleston, SC to see more friends and I visited the shop I posted about earlier. As I finish unpacking I will show you what I got there. Then we traveled up the coast, stopped at Kill Devil Hills, the Cape Hatteras lighthouse, the Outer Banks and visited more friends. Last leg of the tour was up to CT to stay with friends for Easter. There I visited the Sudberry Outlet store in Old Saybrook and picked up some boxes that will hold the 4 inch square designs--remember the Christmas designs?
We left CT on Monday and got home this afternoon. Still unpacking but getting there!
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Well, this cold really took me a while to get over. I almost have my voice back and am back to doing some stitching. I added in the lines at the top and bottom with Watercolours in a Gobelin stitch. The gold boxes are Treasure braid in a four way continental stitch to outline the Smyrna cross squares.
Sunday, March 20, 2016
So I finally got some time in on Pieces of Africa. These are all double crosses worked in #8 Kreinik 002. I have caught a doozy of a cold and have not felt much like stitching due to all of the coughing, Hope none of you catch it! Both of us have and now have a large collection of cold remedies to choose from!
Thursday, March 17, 2016
This is another stash piece! It is called Pieces of Africa-the Nile by Terry Gifford. I chose the blue colorway and here are the threads. I am going to put this on the bars and get it started. It is a 10 x 12 piece of 18 count canvas.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
I stopped in the Cabbage Row Shoppe today! This is Madonna Lewis, the owner. She has a wonderful shop located in Charleston, SC. I was met at the door with a cheery Hello from both her and Linda and a friendly tail wagging by her darling dog! The gals were hanging some new Kirk and Bradley canvases but I told her I wanted to browse a bit and for them to go ahead.
The Christmas room has a charming fireplace that is the center with many wonderful ornament canvases. There is an additional long hallway with many other Christmas designs and stockings,
Walking around the entire store one is amazed by the many different painted canvases available. The thread selection is also amazing! Madonna carries all the accessories-from books to magnets and more.
Her exclusive new series are these darling basket purses! You can request your choice of colors as the canvas are painted for her there. They will do the finishing for as well.
She has a facebook page and a website as well. If you are in Charleston, I recommend a visit. I had a great time chatting and purchasing a new canvas--which hubby helped to choose.
Monday, March 14, 2016
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Friday, March 11, 2016
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Monday, March 7, 2016
Sunday, March 6, 2016
Friday, March 4, 2016
I just finished another stitch guide for these 3 Charley Harper Birds. These are going to be stitched and hung together in a grouping. Includes the Rose Breasted Grosbeak, Bank Swallow, and Blackburnian Warbler. I hope to get final pictures!
Thursday, March 3, 2016
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
I finished Sandy's slide for this area and have added the Diamond pattern in the square on the left. I need to add the Kreinik to that square to have it finished. Then one more quandrant and the rest of lesson 4 which is a surprise