Sunday, May 26, 2013

A Brief Progress Update

Working slow but steady.
Here I was about to rip out the window treatment/drapes/curtain and replace it with the color on the spool.
Im hoping to add a few more stitches today's evening.

Here is my daughter's progress.
She says she is really enjoying stitching on her sampler and learning new stitches. She got the French-Knot down on her 1st try!!!

My perlé cotton stash grew considerably do to this sampler ;-)! Im using Finca Presencia in size 8.

Dd is using her Sublime Stitching thread.

With that I leave you until next time.
Have a great week ahead!

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Barney Park Sampler

Dd & I started another stitching-along! We are working on one of Charlotte Lyons' samplers; Barney Park.
Our goal is to have it finished or close to being finished by the end of June.
We haven't made much progress but we are enjoying stitching together. Dd already learned another stitch!

Dd's dollies came to admire her work and from what I overheard, they were really impressed!

So far, I've been leaning towards earthy, soft neutrals and a few cooler tones. I needed a change of pace! There are others stitching-along with us, definitely encouraging to be able to admire each others work, see their choices of pattern/sampler, thread colors, stitches, etc., plus cheer one another up!

I have a few other Charlotte Lyons' samplers that I'm hoping to incorporate into a scrappy quilt when I'm done stitching all of them. Dd has similar plans... she too has a few other samplers that her embroidery enabler mommy got for her 'cause she liked them.... and I love nurturing her interest in hand embroidery in every single way possible!

Finding the time to do what you love,... oh, how rewarding!
Have a great weekend!
(Notes: Charlotte Lyons Etsy & Blog.)

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Dd's Darling Dachshund

My oldest dd was able to finish her darling dachshund wip into a softie rattle -that also squeaks, for her baby sister. She even wrote a sweet note to go along with it! Once her baby sister was up from nap, dd presented her with the softie and read her the note. Baby girl was so happy & grinning especially after dd finished reading her the note, (which made me think she must have understood what was going on) it was so sweet to presence such a beautiful scene!

Above are "in the making" pictures of the darling dachshund and below of dd's crafty space, which I believe I may have posted on a previous entry.

She's already making plans for her next solo project. We also have plans to continue our alphabet samplers SAL plus we'll be starting Barney Park stitch samplers (by Charlotte Lyons) soon, more on that later.
Great end of week to all!
Until later!

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