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 






21 comments:

  1. Oh my Kevin I jus t love your post here and your little dog is soooooooooo sweet and I wish I could just pick him up and give him a huge hug!!! Wild Berries turned out so beautiful and your stitching is perfect too. You have a beautiful pool too!!! Thanks for reminding me about your blog and now I can come in more often!!! Give that little dog a hug for me!! <3

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    1. Thanks so much, Debby!! Seamus got your hug and he slobber end me with kisses. :-)

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  2. A Lovely finish and beautiful threads (:

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  3. I stitched on 50 ct earlier this year, and I liked it!!
    Hi to Seamus from Mabel and Henry!

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  4. Love the new M Woods. Mine just arrived this weekend and I too, chose the tudor and the 50ct linen. I cant wait to get started!!!!! Its soo gorgeous~!!

    Wild Berries is half started for me, I just get so distracted these days with all the stitching options!!

    Cant wait to see your framed pieces :)

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  5. Well throw me in the deep end too!! I ordered the 50 ct as well but mine hasn't gotten here yet. But if you all are getting yours, mine can't be too far behind!!! Maybe a stitch along is in order for this one?!! Laura

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    1. SAL sounds good to me! Any takers? :-)

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  6. Looks like a neat project.....isn't it fun starting a new one...the anticipation!!!

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  7. Love starting a new project!! Have fun with this one, the design looks great :) Cute little dog too!

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  8. Gorgeous finish guys! I can't wait to stitch this one. Your new project looks amazing, what beautiful supplies.
    Have a great week!

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  9. 50 count?!?!? Seriously ?!?!? I think I'm going blind stitching on 32 count. I'm very impressed.

    Love your sweet doggie, too!

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    1. I have one word for you -- MagEyes! Lol! I seriously don't stitch anything anymore without these (yes, even 28 count!) Best investment I ever made for stitching accessories. I bought mine on Amazon, but they sell them at lots of stitching shops and sites.

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  10. Sounds like you had a perfect Monday for sure Kevin. Love the silks. I cannot imagine working with 50 count! I always love stopping in here to see what you're working on. Always beautiful pieces.

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  11. Seamus is living the good life down there in FL. He has his own lounge chair, what a riot.

    Hey, I did not even know there was 50 count. Wish I had your eyesight to stitch on that. I sometimes struggle when stitching on 32 over one!

    That collection of silks has me drooling.

    Congrats on your Wild Berries finish ~ It is so pretty.

    Hope you are having a great summer Kevin!

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  12. Wow, 50 count. I bet it will look amazingly smooth. I stitch alot of 28 over one so I guess 50 over two would actually be as easy to see.
    I look over the top of my glasses and hold the fabric really close to my face when I stitch so I don't need any magnification!

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  13. What a sweet pup!! Love the finish and the new project!

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  14. New folloer here, and I just love your blog. I must say, Seamus is looking mighty dapper on his lounge seat!

    Love the finish and new start, Kevin...and 50 count LL??!! I am going to have to order some of that, right away too! Hope you're not getting hit with too much rain and wind with the TSs down in the lower Gulf regions.

    Stop by and visit sometime...www.dixiesamplar.com

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  15. Kevin, your Wild Berries is just beautiful! I really need to start mine. I'm in awe of your silks and 50 count fabric! I really look forward to seeing your progress on M Woods. The Shepherds Bush snowmen are wonderful. I leave mine up all year. Can't bear to put them away, LOL!

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