Sunday, May 17, 2015

LMNO...on Slow Stitching Sunday...

The title "Slow Stitching Sunday" seems to be a bit of a misnomer today as I have been rushing around trying to tie up some loose ends on several projects. I have had some nice evenings of stitching in the past week while I listened to baseball games that weren't easy to take. My beloved Reds stink and there isn't much hope that improvement is in the offing... so stitching makes those multi-run games easier to take.

This is Blackbird Designs' "Early Morning Read"-from their book Weekend which you can see here. It was published in 2011.

I love the colors in this sampler, Crescent Colors Calico Kitty, Cinnamon Toast, Perfect Pie Crust, Tennessee Red Clay and Used Brick. I have no idea what the linen is I am stitching on, but it is the most beautiful shade of peach-y marigold. It is a hand dyed and it is hard to capture the true color in a photo... the closest I can explain it is, it is a lot like DMC 3827. I wish I knew what it was because I want more!

After stitching a few letters I wanted to see how the border would look and off I went. So far, so good and I love the shape of these flowers. This one I stitched  is in CC Perfect Pie crust and it reminds me of my newest rose bush...

this is a David Austin rose called Charlotte. It starts out a deep yellow and fades to a creamy white. I love the shape of English roses as they remind me of peonies, another favorite flower that has too short a life span in my opinion. With these English cabbage roses I can enjoy the shape of peonies all summer long.

Hope you are having a nice Sunday...I'm having the newlyweds over for dinner... looking forward to watching Mr. Selfridge and stitching the evening away.

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Beautiful new start Carol!
    I wish I could smell that rose thru my phone!

  2. Sounds like a perfect evening! ENJOY!

  3. what a beautiful rose! I adore yellow roses.

  4. Lovely stitching despite the baseball agony, hope you'll soldier on as a fan :)
    Pretty rose too!

  5. Love the new start! And your roses... they are so pretty, I bet they smell amazing!

  6. I know what you mean about stitching during sporting events! I could only be at my daughter's soccer games with stitching in hand otherwise it was too stressful and I yelled too much embarrassing her! :0)

  7. Your roses are beautiful! Mine are not out yet. Always good to have stitching project to take along...

  8. That looks like a book I just might need to buy. I love the look of that alphabet. Your roses are beautiful, mine already have black spot! UG! I hope dinner was great!


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