First off, I'd like to thank Patricia, Lisa, Christina, Emma and Jennifer for posting on our blog "Never Enough Stash". If you haven't already been over there to check it out, you might want to because there are some wonderful things for sale and a few of us are looking for patterns. This will work if it's supported by us stitchers.
Now I'm sure you're sick and tired of hearing about the Better Not Pout design.....so here it is finished. I was going to put cord binding around the outside but I really didn't care for how it looked. The pillow is too small I think.
The pattern called for it to be stitched with Sampler Threads but I decided to go with HDF silks and I stitched it on 32ct. cream Belfast.
The finishing is pretty much the way the designer showed it. Why mess with perfection!!
The next finish is my Noro silk shawl. I haven't blocked it yet and I will show you better pictures once it is. I crocheted a border along the bottom edge out of a wonderful wool/silk lace weight black yarn that I would love to make a sweater out of.....but I have to be realistic here....no way could I finish a sweater out of lace weight yarn.
This next design is by Brenda Gervais ofWith My Needle and Thread and that's my next project. I have to paint the Whitman Chocolate Sampler box and stain the newspaper fabric to make it look primitive and then I'm all set. I've started the stitching on 36ct. Days Gone By linen and I'm using Sampler Threads which the designer calls for. I want to stitch this entire set so it's going to take me awhile.
The box is in the top left, then there's a huswife (top right), pincushion (bottom left) and last but not least, a scissor and pinkeep out of wool felt. This will make a stunning set to sit on my living room coffee table.
Yes I am a Nascar buff and my guy Dale Earnhardt Jr won last week at Michigan. This week they are at Sonoma which is a road course and he's just not the greatest at those. I think Mouse must of heard me screaming way across the pond last week when he crossed the finished line. LOL
Well duh.....I forgot to tell you about my second start. It's a shrug made out of a bulky weight yarn and I'm crocheting it. I'll have updated photos and I get more into it.
Well I'm off to do some stitching on the Strawberry Hill Sampler and I hope each and every one of you has a fantastic weekend ahead. We did some grass mowing this morning before the rain starts up again. This is the rainy season down here and this year it's earning it's name.
Blessings as always,