Saturday, May 29, 2010

Back again

Remember me? It's been a slow few months, with a family crisis thrown in for good measure (my mother was in a serious car accident but she has turned a corner and is now recovering). My stitching output has been minimal, but I do have a few things to show.

iStitch charts have become my "waiting for DS at swimming lessons" projects- the little motifs and alphabets are perfect for short stitching stints. I fell in love with Sew Peacock when I saw it, and GAST Peacock thread just begged to be used for it. Sew Nautical is next on the launching pad.
LHN's Pear Tree was my first foray into adding beads - there weren't many so it was a good piece to try it on. I quickly learned that my beading needles weren't big enough for floss to pass through; thanks to Staci I discovered Piecemaker size 28 needles worked like a charm. The beads are on the branches - they are kind of hard to see, but they're there!
I had a few things framed recently - I love how Primitive Wizard of Oz turned out. This is my mother's birthday present and I'm so glad I'll be able to give it to her.
I had a ready-made frame that was perfect for Have You Any Wool. There's one place where I didn't snip off the thread very well and it kind of shows through - I guess if it really bothers me I can always take it apart and have them redo it.
So that's the latest from me - I'm working on a small project which I hope to be able to post soon. Have a very happy Memorial Day weekend!


staci said...

So good to see a new post from you Michele!

All of your stitching looks wonderful, congrats on all your finishes! Your mother is going to LOVE her gift...the frame is perfect for it.

Glad that your mother is getting better. There's never any dull moments are there?

Kathy A. said...

Oh, it is nice to hear from you again Michelle.
Happy to hear that your mother is recovering well.

Cari-in-VA said...

Michelle, it's so good to hear from you. Love all your finishes.

So glad that your mother is doing better.

Kathy said...

Good to hear from you. Had been missing you.

Nice stitching and framed pieces. Keep up the good work.

Sorry to hear of your mother's accident, but am glad to hear that she is getting better. She will love your gift to her.

Anonymous said...

Michele, I'm very sorry to hear about your mother's accident. I hope she makes a full recovery, and soon!

Glad you're sneaking in a bit of stitching here and there. I haven't been as fortunate, but I hope to pick up my stitching again before too much longer. I MISS IT!!

Nic said...

I'm glad to hear your mum is on the road to recovery, it must have been very worrying for you.

Great finishes!

Raven/Missy said...

All the stitching looks wonderful. Congratulations on your first beading project.

I am glad to hear that your mom is recovering.

Teri said...

Glad to hear that your mother is recovering from her accident; the framed Oz piece looks great and will make a wonderful gift for her. Your finish on LHN's Pear Tree is adorable. The beads really add a nice touch!

Sally said...

So sorry to hear about your Mum's accident but glad to hear she is recovering well.

Your finishes are beautiful.

Michele said...

I just love love love Wizard of OZ!! Hope your mom loved it too :)

Hope your mom is getting better every day!

Anonymous said...

Hi MIchelle....I'm so far behind in reading blogs and I'm just now getting caught up. I love the Oz primitive piece. That is so wonderful. I'm sure your mom will love it; glad to hear she's recovering. How scary!

Anonymous said...

Michele, thank you for visiting my blog recently. I have been reading your posts and your work is quite lovely. I love the variety of projects that you choose to work on. I think your first attempt at beading looks great. I am still a nervous nelly when it comes to beads and will hopefully make an attempt at it one day soon. I can't wait to see what you work on next. Take care.