Friday, October 7, 2011

A finish and another part of Carol's SAL

I spent some of the day stitching part 6 of Carol's SAL.  With each part that I stitch, I fall more in love with this design.   While I was stitching it, I watched one of my favorite movies....While You Were Sleeping.  If you've never seen this movie, it stars Sandra Bullock and Bill Pullman and it's a great romantic comedy.  It's worth watching just to see Bill's fantastic hair. :o)  So if you've never seen it, I highly recommend it when you're in the mood for some light romantic comedy.

I also finished the pincushion from the month's issue of Gift of Stitching.  I stitched it on 28ct. light gray jobelan using a beautiful Gloriana silk called Bellagio.  I finished it into a pincushion and I used crushed corn cob for the stuffing.  The backing is a pretty green on green and I made the bow out of the same fabric.  You'll find this for sale in my store if you are interested.  Isn't the acorn adorable!!!!  I bought that this past week at Joann's and I'm going to try to reproduce it in cross stitch.  I'm not sure if it's doable but I'll let you know either way.
Next on my stretcher is a design by Kathy Schmitz called Pin Skep.  I'm also using a Gloriana Florimell Silk Floss and it will be trimmed with Gloriana Silk Ribbon to match.  I think it's gonna be a fun stitch and I'll post pics when finished.
I hope everyone has a beautiful weekend and with this being the first week of October, shouldn't the leaves be turning to autumn colors?  Please, please if they are where you live, please send me a picture of them!!!
Blessings as always,
Barbara

15 comments:

Bekca said...

That Bellagio looks wonderful Barbara, congrats on such a beautiful finish. I'll be sure to snap a picture of our autumn leaves here in Winchester! Best wishes.

cucki said...

hello dear, your sal is coming along so lovely..bellagio is looking so beautiful..a big well done dear.here in south africa we having spring time.. lots of flowers are here.
keep well dear and have a lovely weekend xx

CalamityJr said...

Ooooh, i think I'm going to have to stitch something in Bellagio. What a lovely thread and finish!

D@isy said...

Precioso tu bordado..

Saludos

Teresa said...

Love the thread in your pin cushion. Just lovely.
While you were sleeping is one of my movies I could watch over and over.
Hopefully I will get some great pictures of the fall leaves on my trip to New Hampshire.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Karen said...

Love the thread color in your SAL. cute little pin cushion!


I love that movie too and could watch over and over....

happy stitching...

marly said...

Wow. That's a gorgeous thread on a lovely design! Beautiful finishing as always.

Denise said...

Love your pincushion the floss is outstanding!

Daniela said...

Cute little pincushion!

butterfly said...

SAL is looking great my you are a fast stitcher mine is almost done.
Great pin cushion.

Carol R said...

Pretty pincushion - love the thread colour!

Carol said...

That is a gorgeous finish, Barbara!! And your SAL is looking great, too.

Yes, the leaves are turning into scarlet red, golden yellow, and burnt oranges... so, so pretty :)

Patty C. said...

Your SAL is coming along nicely ;)

Tatkis said...

You SAL is going well! And I love the pincushion pattern and colours!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Hi Barbara, I did a quick search to see the pin skep you are going to do next. Did you see that Kathy had a correction to this chart? Its just to do with the circle template, but here's the link if you don't have it. http://kathyschmitzstudio.blogspot.com/2011/03/patten-correction-for-pin-skep.html
Love the design! Irene xxx