Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Long Time No Post!

Time has gotten away from me. Between DS's school ending and going on vacation to Florida (where Tropical Storm Debby definitely rained on our parade), I haven't been doing too much stitching and certainly no posting. I have a few small things to rectify this a bit. Here is a pinkeep I made for a friend who I will see when I visit her in Minnesota next week. This is Imagine by Bent Creek. I think it's Taupe Belfast, but it was a scrap so I'm not sure. Threads were DMC.

I can't say too much for the finishing - my ribbon and pins are a little wonky, but I hope she'll like it anyway!

Then I framed Wisdom and Compassion by Brightneedle for my therapist friend. The gold of the frame is a little lighter than it shows in the picture. Sorry I couldn't get rid of all the glare on the picture. The glass plate really enhanced the richness of the overdyed threads - they look more vivid than it did when I was stitching it.

It took me nearly 15 minutes to get the pictures to display the correct way - Blogger kept turning them sideways. It's so annoying when that happens!

I have been pleasantly surprised by some of the offerings in The Stitchery and Keepsake Needlearts catalogs lately. Usually I don't find designs I like, but recently I've bought these:

I had some birthday money so I splurged on the candle screen as well as the kit. Storytime is by the same designer as the Thomas Jefferson quote I stitched and framed a little while back .I'll do it in linen instead of the Aida contained in the kit. I enjoy getting the catalogs even though I don't often buy things, so it was nice to be able to place orders. 

I hope everyone is having a lovely summer. Be well!