Sunday, July 03, 2011

More Hardanger!

You saw my hardanger doilies a couple of posts ago; just this week I finished another doily and several crosses. These crosses are a great way to use up fabric scraps and leftover threads from larger projects.





The cross design is from Hanky Panky Designs. I stitched them on 25 count Congress Cloth using Perle Cotton #8 - Needle Necessities and Leah's Threads - all from my stash.

The doily pattern is in a booklet from Thuve-Stua called Hardangerdesign No. 1. (Wonderful book with fairly easy patterns!) I stitched this on 28ct White Cashel using some Perle Cotton #8 and #12 from Leah's Threads.

You might be wondering why I am stitching all of this hardanger...my mom and I leave next Saturday for Austria. We are going to spend two weeks visiting with relatives. My mom hasn't seen them since 2004 and the last time I visited with them was in 1997. This hardanger packs easily and is lightweight; it makes for a nice gift when visiting.

Before I go, I want to show you a couple of pictures that I took at about 8pm on Friday night from our deck. The back of our house faces west. We had a line of thunderstorms roll in - it had been a hot, sticky, humid day. Behind the line of storms was relatively cooler, drier air. Yesterday was a delightful day weather-wise and today and tomorrow promise to be the same.

Look at the line of dark clouds!







Fortunately, we didn't receive any damage as the result of the storm; unfortunately, other parts of Minnesota did.

Whatever your plans might be today; I hope it includes some time for stitching! Thanks for stopping by!

13 comments:

Faye said...

scary looking storms!! Gorgeous handanger!!

Vonna said...

Your hardanger is always exquisite Cathy! And those storms look scary :( But the cooler air sounds lovely!

Margaret said...

Your hardanger is amazing as always! I hope you have fun in Austria! (Those dark clouds are too scary!)

Kathy A. said...

Your hardanger is so lovely Cathy. What wonderful gifts they will make.
Wow, those clouds look deadly. Happy to hear that you did not suffer damage
Have a wonderful trip to Austria.

kimstitch3 said...

beautiful hardanger crosses there girl. I wish I could learn how to do hardanger.Maybe someday.

Mama Joan said...

You are cruising right along. How is your BBD coming along? I think I am going to do a little work on mine today. Call me sometime when you get the chance.

LaRue said...

Great looking hardanger. Enjoy
Austria - I envy you.

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Those same (I think) storms raged thru MI last night as well. Glad there was no damage.

Very pretty stitching and finishing!!!

Anonymous said...

Que lindo!! Adoraria ter esse grelha!
parabéns!
Lucimara/Brasil.

Ellen said...

Gorgeous stitching!

Enjoy your vacation in Austria!

Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Hi Cath, have a terrific time in Austria, I am so glad you are finally using some confirmed passes! Your hardanger gifts are just perfect for those you see and meet, a very special gift!

Katrina said...

Wow crazy storms, glad you didn't have much damage. Pretty, pretty hardanger pieces, you've been busy :-).

Von said...

Your hardanger gifts will surely be gratefully received by your hosts in Austria! How exciting for you to be making the trip again. Can't wait to hear all about it!

Boy, those clouds are scary! I hope that any future storms are less severe than what we've had so far this year. Stay safe!