Monday, July 02, 2012

Ready for Part III

Please excuse the wrinkles; I didn't take time to press this beauty which I am growing rather fond of especially since the two blue birds in the tree were added!


I'm going to put this one away for awhile now.  Tonight I put a few more over one stitches in "I Sigh."  I'm thinking I'd like to do a little patriotic stitching this week...

Before I forget, Beth asked me how I attached the chenille to the pincushion (post from 26June) - I sew my chenille trim on; I believe it's called a "couching stitch".  If you match your thread color closely to the color of the chenille you won't even notice the thread.  I usually try to twist the chenille as I go.  I have also glued the chenille down on some of my other finishes.

Hope you are all staying cool -- it's much warmer here than it normally is.  On days like this I am reminded of why I like our winters so much!

14 comments:

Deborah said...

The mystery sampler is coming along beautifully.

Barb said...

Your sampler is very pretty!!

CathyR said...

Looks beautiful, Cathy. It is exciting getting close to the finish line!

Cathy

Giovanna said...

Just beautiful, well done!

denise said...

glad i'm not the only one still working on "Birds of a Feather". it is a beautiful piece i'll just be glad to get it done. denise

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Mystery is looking great, Cathy! I need to pull mine back out - I think it has a mistake somewhere that I couldn't quite figure out, got disgusted and tossed is aside. Yours makes me want to pull it back out.

Have a great week!

Katrina said...

Cute, cute, cute!!!! I need to get mine out :-).

Margaret said...

It's beautiful! I do love this one. I wonder if I'll ever pick mine up. lol!

Laura said...

I love when there is a new blog post from you!!!! Your sampler is really coming along! I know what you mean about wanting to stitch patriotic this week; I am too!!!

Wish you could come to Tuesday stitch tonight!!!!!!!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

This is such a beautiful sampler, Cathy. Again, you've inspired me. I need to get this out and just finish it already!!! LOL Have a good 4th.
Linda

RuthB said...

Beautiful work! Enjoy your patriotic stitching break :)

marly said...

Such a wonderful design. Stay cool!

Lois said...

Looking lovely!

Lynn said...

Every time I see yours I want to get started on mine. I think all this heat is just making me lazy, lol!