Wednesday, September 21, 2011

my monthly post

I had fully intended to post to this blog more often, but in the mad dash in the morning to get two kids off to two different schools, feed everyone, make lunches, etc.  it just doesn't happen, and I usually have but that one small window of uninterrupted computer access during the day :(  Just as well, I don't have a whole lot to show...I have been stitching, but mostly for exchanges (four to be exact--not sure exactly what I was thinking) so not much I can show right now.  I did take a couple of my old finishes and put them into box form, including the one above--a Goode Huswife quaker design done on willow green linen and trimmed with some of the antique lace I acquired at a garage sale during my recent trip.   The other is BBD's Peacock Pincushion, done on the recommended fabric with Belle Soie Cranberry (I think). 

I do have one other BBD finish (please forgive the quality of the photos and the lurid green background, I took some rather hasty snaps this morning on my son's funky cordoroy chair), Home of the Brave done with Cherry Bark on some very pretty Silkweaver fabric which I forgot the name of since I take everything out of its package once it arrives :)  The other snap is of my almost-finish, In the Sweet by La D Da.  Despite being within a few dozen stitches of finishing this little piece I have chucked it aside for the time being as the frogs are enamoured of those (*(&^ little flowers at the bottom...
This is what I am working on currently--love this pattern, the fabric (R &R 18th Century Mustard Seed) and threads (Belle Soie Noir).  This is will be a gift for a like-minded friend for an upcoming holiday :) Since it is only a few days until fall, and a little over a month until my favorite day of the year, I will give away a little something to the first person who guesses the name of the pattern and designer.  Just comment on this post, and if you want to play make sure I have a way to contact you.  Thanks much for visting!

15 comments:

Mouse said...

love your boxes and your current wips :) as to your new start not a scooby doo ..lol think it might be a halloween one but that's it *sigh any prize for the not a clue brigade hahahah love mouse xxxx

Berit said...

Love it all, especially the La D Da!

I don't know where my Halloween Stitching Mojo is this year--VERY odd as last year I started mid summer and kept going till just before christmas (then picked up again after.) For some reason, I got hooked on the idea of getting Christmas ornies out of the way in midsummer and there I have stayed. I'm just not even ready for Fall either (Crazy!!)

But, I still have enough Halloween Stitchy mojo that I knew instantly what I wanted to guess: "It's Primitive Needle's Ouja Board!! Oh, but that's not the real title ; guess I'd better look it up!" Lisa (so sad) titled this one "The Talking Board". I feel certain your friend will love this. :D

I think maybe I will put a few stitches into Kindred Spirits tonight.

Elaine said...

Your boxes and wips are gorgeous Marjorie!

Teresa said...

Wonderful finishes, love the Home of the Brave.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Margaret said...

Love your box finishes! Gorgeous! Nice WIPs too.

Veronica said...

Sorrie to hear about the froggie problem you were having. Let's hope they've retreated back to their ponds.

Love your boxes. Both are pretty and the lace finish them off nicely.

Take care!

Hugs,
Veronica.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finishes! Nice progress on your WIPs, too.

Vonna said...

What prettily finished boxes with gorgeously stitched tops :)
And those other stitcheries close to be ing finshed and newly started...stunning!

Catherine said...

Great stitches!!

Catherine said...

Great stitches!!

mdgtjulie said...

Grats on all the finishes, and on the progress. You must be getting a lot done. Sorry the flowers are such a PITA. Hope you get that last little bit finished soon!!

Blu said...

Those boxes are stunning! The colours of the peacock are lovely.

Great work on your WIPs.

Sally said...

Those boxes are gorgeous! Love them.

Lovely progress on your WIPs.

Tatkis said...

Lovely finishes - and boxes are so cute!

Hugs,
Tatyana

Pumpkin said...

Your box finishes turned out beautifully!

You may not be Blogging but you sure are stitching ;o) Love the projects you're working on.