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.