Monday, August 12, 2013

Wild Berries and M Woods

A beautiful sunny day here in South Florida.  Not yet broiling out - but getting there!! I had a guest join me outside for my morning coffee today.  Seems to be enjoying himself.  Think he's thinking, "Now where is that cabana boy with my DRINK?!"  Wish I caught the plants earlier - they're covered with beautiful purple flowers at dawn, but they wither as the day wanes on.  

Finally completed "Wild Berries" and really like how it turned out.  Tomorrow I plan to get over to Cross Stitch Cupboard in Fort Lauderdale to drop this off for framing, along with my Village of Hawk Run Hollow and Shepherd's Bush Green Snowman.   Will be great to see the gang there on Tuesday night. Been WAY too long since I joined the stitch-a-long group!  

And, I had a package arrive here Saturday full of the most GORGEOUS silks by Gloriana (Tudor silks) as well as (gulp) 50 count Lakeside Linen Vintage Meadow Rue.  These were the June sampler of the month selections from The Attic in Arizona, and I can't wait to start this one.  

The photos just don't do these silks justice -- they are MUCH brighter in person, as is the linen. I really need a NEW iPhone as I still have the 3GS model. But, if you zoom in you can see just how teensy this 50 count linen is (the color is beautiful). Sorry about my shadow - was taking pics out in the sun to "try" to get the color right.  Didn't quite work. Oh well! 
 Here's the chart for M. Woods with the model done on a lighter shade of 40 count linen, I believe. 

And, as you saw earlier -- an inquisitive friend had to come out to see what all the fuss was about.  He wasn't too happy that "his" lounge ottoman was being used as my photo studio! 

 AHHHH, much better! 
Happy Monday and happy stitching! Kevin and Seamus 

Thursday, August 1, 2013

New Pretties from The Drawn Thread!!

Love all of these!!! 
Autumn Garden

When Skeletons Dance

  Halloween Screen

 Autumn Jumble 

Seamus got a haircut!

And here's Mr. Seamus rockin' his new summer crew cut!  He looks about 20 pounds lighter.  Wish that worked for ME when I get my hair cut!  ;)

Getting there stitch by stitch... Had ANOTHER fiasco with the FROG last night! Grrrr!  This is my third time stitching this tree!! Hopefully, it'll be the "charm," as they say!  I want to get to the bird today! 

No explanation needed.  :-D