Thursday, June 4, 2009

Mid Week Update

It's been one of those weeks where I've had a little problem focusing on projects so here is what I have done.....

A Finish....

"Stitching Angel"
Free design done on 28 count Cream Evenweave
with Crescent Colors "Blooming Crocus"
I started this a couple of weeks ago and thought it would make a really cute cupcake but it turned out to be a little too large so I put it down. I kept looking at it and thinking it wouldn't take long to finish so last night I picked it up again and finished it off. I think I just might try to find a small frame that will match my "Not Tonight Dear...." and hang them together.
WIP's, New Starts....
I'm still on the Hardanger kick and had to start on this one.....
"Christmas In My Heart" by Cross n' Patch, Emie Bishop
Stitched on 28 count Linen
with DMC
Not really a lot to see yet but it's coming along slow but sure. I really hate doing the Buttonhole stitch (always have) and can't wait to get it finished so I can do the cross stitching on it then the fun part, cutting and doing the needle weaving. When I finish this I will have enough practice at the Buttonhole stitch to move on to the Angel.
My major focus for a while.....

"Sweet Baby Sampler" by Praiseworthy Stitches
stitched on 28 count Platinum Cashel
with various Silks
This is for my new grandbaby Maddie. I hope to have it done before her first birthday. I have changed all the colors called for and so far I'm really happy with the combinations. I will add pink beads to the centers of all the flowers in the border but that will be my reward at the end. So far the borders from page 1 and 2 are done so that's half way for them.
Best Buddies....


Gibby and Maddie
I just got this picture last night and had to share it. They had some friends over and of course they had to hold Maddie but that didn't make Gibby to happy. He kept telling them "You have to leave her here when you go home". I hope he still feels the same way in a couple of years when she is following him around and getting into his toys and things.
Must get back to stitching on the sampler, the way time flies her 1st birthday will be here in a flash.
Until Next Time.....Have a great rest of the week with lots of stitching time.



11 comments:

Gabi said...

Beautiful angel. Love that heart and the Baby Sampler too. And the picture of Maddie and Gibby is just adorable.
Gosh has Maddie already grown.

htimcj said...

Maddie is so cute, so is his brother! I love your starts. I hate the button hole stitch too, especially going around the corners!
Heidi-ILCS

Nancy said...

Nice angel. I always think of that one as Mare's angel! Your sampler is gorgeous and I know you will be done well before the one year celebration! Your grandkids are adorable! Mine has yet to make her entrance......maybe this weekend.

5footrunt said...

Aww such a sweet boy. That just tickles me to hear,lol. I think that sampler is a wonderful project.Your angel looks great and your hardanger heart is so pretty. Keep it stitching !

Carol said...

You're projects are pretty. I like the hardanger heart and look forward to seing how it turns out.

Donna said...

That angel is really pretty. And I can't wait to start the hardanger project.
Your grandbabies are just too precious for words!

Kelly said...

Love all the stitching, especially the angel as its purple lol.
Your grandkids are both adorable! xx

Kathy said...

Great stitching, as always. :)
Love the photo of your grandchildren! Like you said I hope he still wants to keep Maddie in about 10 years. LOL

Sandy In Montana said...

Very cute finish Rene, your stitching is always wonderful.

Mel said...

Lovely stitching Rene!

Meari said...

Pretty color you used for the angel. Cute pic of the kiddos!