Sunday, January 18, 2015

Definitely a Slow Stitching Sunday...

Oh the best laid plans... you know how it ends. Yesterday's 30th birthday celebration for my older son was scaled back as both his fiance and my youngest son picked up a bug and were under the weather. We did have a quiet lunch and then I spent the rest of my day attending to my younger son. He's much improved today, which makes both of us happy. I did spent a little time with one of my newest starts... Things Unseen sampler by Lizzie Kate.

I jumped into the one because I loved the saying by Helen Keller and I loved the colors I saw in the sneak peek they showed. I am not disappointed. I purchased the accessory pack too. There are some great Fimo clay buttons and mother of pearl buttons to add at the end. Here's how the entire sampler will look when finished.

I was thrilled to see it included a house and the house is YELLOW!! Okay - the floss is called Straw but what color is straw? It is YELLOW. So it was meant for me!

And I picked up a finish from Bev at Joann's framing the other day. This is Rosy Morning by Blackbird Designs. It is Number 9 in the Loose Feathers Abecedarian Series.

I've stitched up a couple of pieces in this series and decided to frame them separately. I usually go for a brown wood frame but this one asked for something different, so I obliged and picked this pretty turquoise frame and gussied it up with a gold fillet.

This sampler has so many elements I love... that great border that is different on each side.

The giant mutant birds that are as big as the pot of flowers ... love that pot...and as big as the house!

I was looking through my stash and realized that while this series is suppose to have 12 charts only 11 have been released, and it has been a while since the last one came out. I know BBD has released some other charts recently: the 6 that are Beatles themed and I saw a chart the other day that was new in their typical style. Not that I don't have anything to stitch...LOL...but I would like to see what the last one in the series looks like...and I want to know if there is another series in the works. I LOVES me some BBD!

Well, I'm going to veg today and do a little stitching. I should go to the basement and get the borders on my Keypunch with Kaffe quilt but right now the spirit isn't willing and we know the body is weak!

I'm linking up with Kathy's Quilts - go here - and see what everyone else is up to!

happy stitching-
carol fun


  1. Love your things unseen project... great saying and a really fun design to stitch... enjoy!

  2. that I see that piece completed, I want it!! Love, love, love! Your BBD is gorgeous as well.

  3. Love your cross stitch, it is so relaxing.

  4. Your stitching is great and that frame is perfect. I hope you don't catch that bug.

  5. Awesome framing on Rosy Morning! I think it's funny how the birds are almost as big as the house! Great stitching on the L*K too. Hope your son and your other son's fiance feel better soon!

  6. The condition of your family today sounds like the way we spent Christmas. Hope they are all better soon. I think that is a perfect frame for the design. The color is just right.

  7. Lovely finish and I so agree about the frame!! Your LK is looking great. I haven't jumped on that train yet, trying to avoid new stash, but seeing this being stitched all over the internet and how pretty it is, is making my resolve weaken!! Laura

  8. Great finish and a lovely start. So fun to see these projects!

  9. I've started that Rosy Morning sampler, it's a beauty. Not done, but in my sewing basket ready to be picking up again when the mood strikes. Hope everyone there is feeling better by now.


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