Sunday, June 23, 2013

Slow stitching on Sunday

There was a bit of slow stitching almost every night last week. That's because the Reds were playing and I do enjoy "watching" the game and stitching. Okay, it is more of listening and then watching the replays. Some games were good last week, some not so much. But the stitching was always a winner.

I finished my Song of Spring by Blackbird Designs. This is from The Ladies Prim Society from Dyeing to Stitch in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I joined this club after seeing Chris at Tot Hill Farm Stitches  working on it and I love it!


Now to make it my own I changed the color of the house to Crescent Colours Queen Bee - I love that yellow. And since I'm moving to a little yellow house this just resonates with me. I changed the colors of the C and N to denote my sons and the F for my last name. I added the date 1953 which is the year my house was built, and it is my birth year - it was a very good year dontcha know! And then I replaced the big bunny with..... wait for it.... a BIG polka dot chicken!!!


The perfect finishing touch. I found this chicken already graphed for me including the polka dots in the book Sampler Workbook by Caroline Vincent. You can see it here on Amazon. Now I have to go and look for some good coupons for the framing. This sampler with a yellow house is one of several I've done (and I will do more) and I'm hoping to have a little display of samplers with yellow houses in my new home.

So with this piece done I started a new project. This one should be a quick stitch. This is Bluebird Sampler by Threadwork Primitives.


I am very impressed with the chart for this piece. It is BIG - a full 8 1/2 x 11 inch page and in color. Very easy to read. I did change the flosses to overdyes from the called for DMC. The blue is Crescent Colours Deep Blue Sea. The green is Dried Thyme, the rose is Antique Rose and the brown is Maple Syrup all by Gentle Arts.

Well the baseball game just started so I'm going park myself in my comfy chair and "watch" the game -- it is starting on a high note with a home run- yeah!

Happy stitching-
carol fun

15 comments:

  1. Wonderful stitching project!

    Your Reds are visiting us today and we're trying to sweep them right out of here. They're really fighting us today. LOL

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  2. What a wonderful way to commemorate your new home! Perfect, just perfect.

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  3. Love your additions to the stitching. Enjoy the games this afternoon.

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  4. Beautiful stitching Carol and I LOVE the polka dot chicken. :o)

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  5. Beautiful stitching and it's nice to put your personal touch on things--love your polka dot chicken!

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  6. So love your beautiful cross stitching! And love the way you personalize your pieces. I am sure you can hardly wait to hang things on the walls of your new home - but I am sure it will be worth the wait. You are pretty darned good at knitting, too - and, of course, quilting!! Enjoy it all, Carol!!

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  7. Love the changes to the BBD piece. The chicken is really cute.

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  8. I love the way you make your houses yellow. They always look so cheerful! What fun it will be to have a display in your own"yellow" house!

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  9. Oooh Carol! I love your finish! The yellow house looks wonderful. I love the chicken too. How are you going to finish it?
    Your new start is gorgeous too.

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  10. Hi Carol, I found my way to your blog via Chris. Love what you did with the Ladies Prim piece and I am very interested to see your yellow house sampler display. Awesome idea.
    Thanks for stitching Bluebird and I appreciate your kind comments about the chart. Happy stitching! ~Nan

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  11. I always love your color palette! Beautiful stitching and what a cute polka dot chicken! :) Pretty start on Bluebird Sampler! Hope your team won. :)

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  12. I'm in that club too ~ but have yet to stitch any of the pieces ~ what's wrong with me!?! I am in love with that Bluebird Sampler!

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  13. Love the yellow house! It's very nice. Congrats on a great finish.

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  14. Love your stitchery and how you made it personalized to your family and YOU! Thanks for linking up!

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