Monday, May 25, 2009

Weekend Update

I had more starts and finishes since my last update. I did a couple more of the Hardanger Hearts but will share those at a later time. One is for a gift and the others I'm going to make into ornaments and if they come out as planned will go to Donna for the "Stitch for a Cure" tree.

"Starstruck" by Polstitches
Stitched on 28 count "Tea" Irish Linen
with DMC Perle, Dinky Dyes Silk and Mill Hill beads
I stitched this for my DH Tracy and will be putting it into a box top. These are his favorite colors and I think they went very well together. If you click on the picture and see the enlarged version you will notice the 4 beads together in the border. These are in the area that was cut and a real PITA to do. Now to find the perfect sized box and get it stained and ready for the stitched piece.

"Tea and Stitches" by Victoria Sampler
I worked on "Tea" while watching the Indy 500 (good race this year) and got more of the speciality stitches done on the border. The frogs must have wanted to watch the race too since they can out and kept attacking the stitching. I noticed that one of the blocks is off center after I did the scan so more frogging will need to be done.
Since it's Monday I'll be working on Monopoly again today and should have another page done before it gets put away for the week.
Hope everyone is having some good weather and getting lots of stitching done on this holiday. It's a American holiday but I hope everyone around the world will join us in remembering those who have kept us free.
Until Next Time....Happy Stitching and have a great week

14 comments:

Gabi said...

Looking forward to see those hardanger hearts. Starstruck looks fantastic and so does Tea and Stitches. Hope you can get those frogs back in the bathroom without them causing any further damage

Emily said...

The hardanger piece is very nice, you do such beautiful work. The colors work well together, hope you can find a box the right size.

Mel said...

What a lovely hardanger piece! :)
I also watched a bit of Indy. I was really pulling for Danica this time around... but maybe next year will be her year

5footrunt said...

Your hardanger piece is just beautiful. The more I look at it the more on edge I am about doing it. Your Tea and Stitches drives me on though. If I can do something like that when class is over, it will be worth it.

Donna said...

I can't wait to see the hearts! I love the piece for your DH. Even if it was a PITA, it is beautiful!

Fatema said...

Your hardanger is lovely.
Congrats on your finishes.
Tea is progressing well.

Debbie Jo said...

You hardanger piece is beautiful! Congrats on the finish. I know that DH will love it. Tea is a very lovely piece as well.

Cindy F. said...

Oh wow! Your hardanger piece is gorgeous! Beautiful work Rene!
Great progress on Tea :)

Nancy said...

I see you've gotten on a hardanger kick lately! They are really beautiful! Great stitching.

Carolyn NC said...

Beautiful! Great stitching.

Sandy In Montana said...

Absolutely beautiful Rene, you always do such great stitching.

htimcj said...

Your hardanger piece looks wonderful. I am sorry the frogs came out on the Tea and Stitches. I really like that piece.
Heidi-ILCS

Meari said...

Both look great, Rene!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Lovely work - I've just got a Polstitches biscornu to stitch up. Hopefully it will get done soon!