Friday, April 3, 2009

Beatrix Potter Progress

Isn't this a funny way of photographing my Beatrix?! :P I don't like to iron my work until the end because I think it flattens the threads and takes the sheen out of the silks and cottons, so I'm always looking for a way to take a picture that can plainly show the stitches. Oh, well. Here's my progress, anyway.

I know that lots of us are stitching this "Needleprint Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler" at the same time and in our SAL. It's just amazing how beautiful it can be in different colors and variegations. It's really an absolute joy to stitch.

As an update: there's very little news about my son's dog, Hollie, except that they can't really tell what's wrong with her. The vets believe it is dire and fatal. They believe it's neurological...and are treating with steroids. We aren't sure what to expect.

Jessica and Kellan and I went shopping for his mommy's new clothes today, and he was a perfect gentleman. He flirted with the ladies at Ann Taylor's. And, he laughed at Grammie when she sang and danced to rock music for him! Then, we went to Johnnie Rockets for lunch and he ate half of Grammie's grilled cheese sandwich and a few sips of a vanilla milkshake before going to sleep in his car seat as we headed for our favorite needlework shop, The Golden Needle, in Port Charlotte.

I was on a hunt for fabrics, but only left with one piece of 40 ct. Vintage hand dyed linen. It looks tea stained, actually. I also picked up a couple of Belle Soie...the shop was out of the Crescent Colors I went there for. But, never fear, because Nicole (Nicole's Needlework) will be here to visit this week, and she and I always get together and go to Golden Needle before lunch!!! Maybe they'll have gotten their CC's shipment in. :)

Tonight I visited many of you, my friends and enjoyed your blogs and stitching. You are all so accomplished and brilliant. Quite amazing to find that ones friends aren't just talented and creative, but are smart and beautiful inside and out. I'm so proud of all of you and I really treasure our friendships!!

Gotta go to bed....I see I've pulled another all-nighter. DH will be away at a treasure hunting trip in Dayton Beach tomorrow, so I can sleep in.... :]

Anne S. please email me your home address so I can mail your Victoria Sampler chart to you!!

Have a wonderful weekend all! Hugs, Deb


mainely stitching said...

I'm so happily envious of your time with Jessica and Kellan. :D Wish I could do that with my Mom and Arden.

Your BP looks great!! :D

Patricia Lessell said...

You have a lovely weekend too my friend and enjoy your sleep. Your Beatrix Potter looks amazing. Lots of Love Patti xxx

Brigitte said...

I love your version of Beatrix with the different colours very much. And you are right, I have seen so many Beatrix projects and all of them were different and showed a different effect due to the different thread colours that the stitchers use. Fantastic!

Cindy F. said...

Bea looks wonderful!
I'm so sorry to hear about your son's Hollie:( I pray she's not in pain.

Jan said...

I love how your BP is turning out, it is surely lovely! I just wanted to say I love your profile and blog, really enjoy visiting!

Joke said...

Hi Deb,

How great to see you around again, I have been catching up with your blog (read your comment on my blog, thanks!) and I love to see and read how you enjoy your children and grandchildren. and you bought some beautiful designs.

Nicole said...

Deb, your sampler is just beautiful! I hope you bring it Thursday, I'd love to see it up close!! :) I'm sooo looking forward to Thursday! :)

Kathy A. said...

Lovely progress on your Beatrix Potter sampler. Love your color choices.