Saturday, September 08, 2012

A Most Excellent Stitching Day

Today was most excellent. Why you ask?  Because it's the second Saturday of the month and a group of us gather at Stitchville every month on this Saturday.  Great conversation, delicious food, and of course, lots of stitching.  Wish I had taken my camera with so I could show you some of the projects that were being worked on...next time...

I stayed on task and finished Heavenly Paradise by Ruth Ann Russell (C Street Samplerworks).  I have designated myself as the unoffical president of her unofficial fan club.  Okay, I just really like to stitch her designs, what can I say?


This beauty is stitched on 36 count light espresso R&R linen with WDW fibers.  Lots of fun specialty stitches in this one including a rounded Rhodes stitch, rounded Eyelet stitch, Rice stitch, Double Leviathan, and of course, my favorite, cross stitch over one!


Less than 30 minutes after putting the final stitch in I had it at the framer with my frame ordered.  In about two weeks I'll share the framed finish with you.


I'm hoping that Ruth Ann will release this pattern as a chart as I'm sure that many of you would like to purchase and stitch this one.  Until that time, you can find the pattern in SANQ Volume 28/Fall 2002.

One of the best things that happened at Stitchville today...I picked up my copy of the 2012 Just Cross Stitch Ornament issue!  Love it!


Hope you are having a great weekend.  Keep on stitching!

17 comments:

Margaret said...

I love your finish! I love A&E's -- I do hope this is released sometime. Glad you had a fun time at Stitchville. So nice to have times at the LNS to stitch!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Very pretty, Cathy! I have that one marked to do one of these days and yhour finish makes me want to do it now. Can't wait to see it framed.

marly said...

Sweet finish. Sounds like you had a great Saturday.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Sweet A&E sampler. I'm going to have to dig out my SANQ.

Kathy A. said...

wow, great stitches. So jealous - the magazine won't hit the newstands here for quite a while yet. I hope there are lots of pretty ornaments in it.

Grit said...

Wonderful finish.
Liebe Grüße Grit

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Love your finish! Look forward to what you make from the holiday ornament magazine! Love your work!

Gabi said...

Congrats Cathy. It looks so beautiful. Love this little sampler. My aunt has a collection of old SANQ and I have to have a look if she has that magazine too. So gorgeous.
Looking forward to see it framed.

Siobhán said...

What a gorgeous finish, Cathy! I have that to stitch--just need to do it! I love C Street's designs.

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

the apples look great! i just subscribed to sanq look forward to recieving my first issue and will most definately be picking up the ornament issue of just cross stitch - look forward to seeing your adam & eve framed

Beth Pearce said...

Terrific finish! I should have my Ornament magazine at my office when I get there Tuesday - can't wait. I know you had a wonderful day because there isn't anything much better than getting together with friends and stitching!

Katrina said...

Gorgeous finish and sounds like a perfect Saturday to me :-)!!!!

Lelia said...

I have my orn mag, too --- which do you like?

Chris said...

What a beautiful finish. I love this A&E design.
The plum dumplings look amazing.

Giovanna said...

It's just so lovely and so charming, and your stitching is perfect - congrats! I have this magazine, so I'll have to stitch this sometime :-) Your pendant is beautiful too, well done.

valerie said...

Congratulations on your finish! It's beautiful! I can't wait to get my ornie magazine in the mail. The suspense is killing me! :)

C Street Samplerworks said...

Cathy, thank you so much for all your kind words. Your stitching on Heavenly Paradise is lovely! I had hoped to release HP as a chart in time for the Baltimore market, but major computer woes delayed my progress. It should be ready in early 2013.