Love, love, love to get new stash in! Here's something from AMAP which I adore. The little pocket is perfect, and I'm crazy about her tiny stitching lady and dog! See the great freebie Jackye sent with it!? To the right is a bookmark I've stitched from Textile Heritage Collection of a French garden. I'm putting a small gold bee on it, of course (Bee that I am!! :)) and making a tassel of this Gloriana silk perle.
I'm having a rather strange month. I'm doing alot of stitching, not much finishing...as many of you know, finishing isn't my forte'. Sometimes I wonder if you really even want to see my things and ideas for completion because I'm probably not going to actually finish them until I get a small batch of things together and take them all at once to the finisher. Oh well, I'm going to post the stitching anyway, I guess. I feel very lonely when no one comments on my blog for weeks, so I think I have to have a new attitude about the blog...I think I have to consider it a memorykeeper for my stitching, as well as a place others can take a peek at from time to time.
Friendships I have made through the blogs mean so much to me, and have opened up a whole new world of friendships, so much so that I miss your comments and faces when they aren't here. I don't know you've been here, or what you're thinking if you don't post. I'm realizing how very much you all mean to me, and it's nice! Nearly every day I check your blogs to see what's going on in your minds and stitching hands and homes. It's like a little visit with friends that keeps me going!
Well, here's some of my progress on stitching so far: Here at the left is my "Three Emblems" that I'd mentioned in a previous blog message. I like it much better now that it's all stitched! What I want to do is back it in this lavender mat with a cut-out for a sort of pincushioned center in the frame. I want a framed pincushion, in other words. So I can stick my stitching needles in it instead of the arm of my velvet sofa! LOL I decided on this frame because it looks simple, but French with the ribbon motif. Adding the royal bee in the middle enhances Mary Queen of Scots' french heritage a bit more... and I'm having the finisher put pearls at the four corners to give a nod to the English, as well.Progress on Taj Mahal pt l: It really bothers me that it isn't photographing better because it's so pretty! The opalescent fabric is going to fight with the flash, I can see. But, this has been so much fun to stitch. Martina is really genius at creating these designs. (When I say 'pretty' I'm giving all credit to her!) Everytime I pick this one up, it's like a puzzle of color...such a joy! This is probably a week's worth of work...or more. I stitched this and the "3 Emblems" at the same time.
Here is a needlepoint stitchery of mine which I just found in my stash buried away, and have to revise a bit. It needs some more of the pink stitching to surround it for turning to finish it...and I have to find a way to emphasize the eyes more. Any suggestions for doing that?
It's called the "Flying Santa" and will be suspended on a post with ribbons and bells, etc. Actually has alot going on, and if I were to start this one again, I would try to find a way to make the toy sack stand out more. But, it was such fun to stitch, and I think it came out really cute. My DD is itchy to have him for Christmas.
Hope you'll stop and leave me a note, I so appreciate your every comment, and just to know you're there! Happy stitching! Hugs! Deb