Friday, May 10, 2013

Finally - A Post!

You probably thought I fell off the face of the earth.  Thank goodness I didn't; I'm still here.  Life has been busy and truth be told - I don't like blogging very much when I don't have some pictures to share.  We are going to fix that today though!

Here's what I have been up to lately...

...finished stitching all of my pieces for My Lady's Worke Box from Ellen Chester (class that I took last October.  You can't see them all perfectly in this photo - but you get the idea.  Quite a lot of stitching on this little lady; many specialty stitches and some over one.  Now I just need a day for finishing.


I also whipped up this little project - it's from iStitch Designs - some of you may know Carol, as she is a pretty regular blogger.  This design is called Sew Petite.  It's stitched on 40 ct over 2.  I used some linen and fibers from my stash.  As soon as I have time to do some finishing it will go on that hornbook that is in the photo.


I'm almost finished with this piece from Chessie and Me.  It too will be finished on a hornbook.  Everything is done except the beehive and the beaks and legs on the birds.  I thought I had Belle Soie Butterscotch in my stash, but I do not -- will pick some up tomorrow at my LNS.  I also have to stitch the nun's stitch border yet.  Rather than three initials, I stitched only two and then stitched 2013 over one where the third initial would have gone.


Finally, my favorite finish of late, is this sweet little biscornu.  It's the third installment for the Nordic Needle Hardanger Accessories club this year.



I used the same silk to line the biscornu as I had used under the box top.  Now I'm thinking that I might take the scissor keep apart and put some of the same rust colored silk behind the stitching too -- the dark colored silk really makes the stitching pop!  i think we have two more installments left in this club.


So, you can see, I haven't been slacking off on my stitching.  I've just been a lazy blogger.  Thanks for stopping by.  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

13 comments:

wranglerkate said...

Your hardanger stitching is just exquisite. Thanks so much for sharing!

marly said...

Beautiful!

marly said...

Beautiful!

Ellen said...

How much fun to see your stitched pieces! Looking forward to seeing things when they are all assembled.

Vickie said...

Nope! No slacking off with the stitching. It looks wonderful.

Barb said...

Your stitching is looking just great!! So many lovely projects!

Giovanna said...

Beautiful work on all fronts - congratulations!

CJ in OK ;-) said...

I love that little one with the crows and beehive and your hardanger set is just lovely. Oh yes, the rust silk really does pop. CJ in Ok

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

WOW you have been super busy and productive Everything is lovely

Pat said...

Beautiful work. I love each and every piece. You have been quite busy.

Mrs. DillyDally said...

Absolutely love your work! Sew inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

Marsha said...

I just finished the back for Ellen's needle book that goes with the work box tonight. I took the class last weekend and just love it. Everything is wonderful.

Katrina said...

Everything is just gorgeous!!!!! Love the little hardanger biscornu, it looks very complicated :-). Can't wait to see your Ellen Chester finish.