Friday, February 18, 2011

another WIP done and and a new start


A whole lot of nothing new around here...but it's raining, my DD came home from school with the flu and I don't have a lot to do, so I figured why not post a few pictures. I find that I'm starting to tire of my WIP-of-the-month (a whole two months into the year--surprising I made it that far) and am dying to start new things. I did finish Delivering Tricks, my first and probably last of the WIP pile to be completed for a while.
I could not resist this new start--Evening Shades the Garden, an old Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers offering from 2003--I had looked around forever for this pattern. I am using the recommended floss on linen which I tea-dyed. I am loving this one and it is stitching up pretty quickly.
I hope to have some good news at the end of the month or shortly thereafter--we should have word by then on DD's high school applications--and I plan to celebrate with a giveaway of some finished goodies, charts and scissors and such. So come back and visit soon!

21 comments:

StitchinSweetSue said...

Lovely start on Evening Shades, your tea dyed linen looks wonderful. Looking forward to seeing you progress:)

Emily in NC said...

The WIP you finished is cute, cute, cute, and the new start looks really nice.

sales said...

Great stitching!
Heidi-ILCS

Nancy in IL said...

I think your "Delivering Tricks" is just toooo cute! I'm familiar with this one from Homespun Elegance. Thought I'd do this one myself. But what I really, really love is the Blackbird design. It's on the perfect fabric, and you've done a great job. It's really lovely! I, too, am attempting to de-stash. I'm to the age now where I already know I'm not going to outlive my stash, though I'd really like to take it with me, LOL!

Natasha said...

great finish and a lovely start I have this BBD in my stash hopefully I can start on it in the next year. I agree with Nancy in IL I wish I could take it with me but better yet live forever and never grown old and stitch forever :)

Linda said...

Delivering Tricks is so cute and I love Evening Shades...Blackbird Designs is a favorite of my...hugs, Linda

Margaret said...

Hope your DD is feeling better. Congrats on the finish! Very cute! Love the new start! So pretty! I love BBD.

Nessa G. said...

Love that BBD! And you must have saintly patience to get through those black Squares on the border. Much luck on your Dd's applications.

silentsgirl said...

These are looking great. I hope your DD is feeling better and the high school apps work out.

Catherine said...

Cute finish and what a great start!!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Delivering Tricks is really cute, Marjorie and your BBD piece is really pretty - love the flowers!

Have a great rest of the weekend!

Jennifer said...

Love Evening Shades!

Hope you have a great weekend!

Jennifer

Ranae said...

Delivering Tricks is too cute.
Nice start on the BBD, I have had this kitted for awhile now.

Jennifer said...

I love BBD! Your start is beautiful! Would you be interested in trading/selling your pattern when you are done? I'm on a quest to collect all of the Loose Feathers and I believe that is one that I'm missing. I would understand if you don't want to, as I'm very wary about letting my charts go when I'm done. I rarely stitch things
more than once, but I never want to let my charts go in case I ever get the urge to stitch them again.

Meari said...

Congrats on finishing DT.

We had rain all weekend, and now temps are at freezing levels. Slippery everywhere! :(

Mary said...

Great finish on Delivering Tricks!

I love the colors in the new start! It's so pretty.

Hope your DD feels better soon.

Elaine said...

Delivering tricks is such a cute finish!
Love your BBD start its so pretty.
Hope your daughter is better soon.

chrisstitches said...

Great job....love halloween pic.
/great progress on the other pic

Katrien said...

Nice finish, and great start. Hope your DD is all better now.

Pumpkin said...

Love what you are stitching on at the moment :o)

Sorry to hear that your DD caught the flu. I hope she is better by now and that no one else got it.

Raven/Missy said...

I hope your DD is feeling better. Your Delivering Tricks looks great and the new start of evening shades in the garden is looking fantastic. It definitely appears to be stitching up quickly too!

Good luck to DD on her applications :)