Sunday, July 8, 2012

A few Finishes and finally able to post again

Finally I am able to post pictures and words, blogger has not been good to me, I hope all problems are gone.

First up is the finished (finally) Romes and the Chicks this is a Leisure Arts booklet, I won the booklet and the started project at retreat, the blue hen was almost finished, and just a little of the red hen had been stitched, I love this pillow, I was not sure how I was going to finish the stitched project  my wonderful Husband suggested a pillow for the kitchen chair it works, the chair that it is sitting on oin the picture is in the family room really it is the (man cave), insert giggles here.
This was stitched on fourteen count I donot use 14 count fabric, I just had to finishe this beauty, it only cost me a few dollars in the auction, lucky me.

Next is  Shepherds Bush pattern I love this Forget Me Not this is a pattern from 1990, it is so amazing that some patterns never seem to go out of style, I did this on  28 count I the color of the fabric is a light mint green.

Next up is Blackbird Designs Home of the Brave, I started stitching on this on july third and finished it the evening of july fourth, you see I was home all day on the fourth and stitched for over 9 hours my dream came true, nothing but stitching, Mike did all the cooking and took care of clean-up how lucky am I.
I did this piece on 32 count I am not sure of the linen type, I did this on white I changed the colors from all red to blue and red I added star buttons, however I did make a stitching count mistake and did not discover this until I was done with all the letters, I think it still looks lovely.
I really wanted to do this for The fourth and all the freedoms we have in the beautiful Country.
I am going to frame it tomorrow, I am not going to use a mat I love the  red frame, I found this in a second hand store at a whopping .50, you gotta love them second hand stores.

Today I am going to sit out on the porch and drink iced coffe and stitch, we donot have the air on because it is only 85 and sunny with a lovely breeze.

Blessings to you All.


Christina said...

Great to see you blogging again Catherine! Wow, you've been busy. It's my dream to have a whole day of stitching. Maybe one day?!
BBD Home of the Brave is stunning. I look forward to seeing it framed in the very expensive frame! ;0) (I love a bargain too!)

Catherine said...

Wonderful projects!! Love that red frame ~ it's perfect!

Linda said...

Hi Catherine,
It is nice to see what you have been doing - good projects. You can hardly beat that nice frame; it looks so good with Home of the Brave.

Chris said...

Hey Catherine!
What a wonderful update. All your finishes are lovely. I love the pillow and I esp. like Home Of the Brave. I think that the frame is perfect for it.
I do have the whole chart. I checked it out today. I am so sorry that is took me awhile to get back to you. I am blaming the heat. After we get through tomorrow we are supposed to have some days in the 80's.
I hope that you have had a perfect Sunday.

Penny said...

Lovely stitching on all of your pieces! Love those chickens!

Jess said...

All your finishes are beautiful, I love the cushion. Thanks for your comments :)
Enjoy your outdoor stitching, I like stitch in the garden too, but for now we are in the rainy season.

Hugs and blessings


Hopblogger said...

Hello Catherine,
Beautiful finishes. Love it all!
Head over to my blog - I have tagged you!.
Love conny