Monday, December 14, 2009

dec 16 - some stuff to share

I'm sorry...I know I have been very bad about blogging these last several weeks. Time just keeps getting away from me. We were on vacation from work last week...stayed home and relaxed, which was very much needed. We put up our Christmas tree and got the house decorated. Did a little bit of shopping and some cards. I still have some stuff to do though. I've decided not to get too stressed out about anything this year. It all seems to work out in the end no matter what anyway!

I did manage to get some stitching done as well. And I have two finishes to share! One is "Alla Turca" by Pelin Tezer.


This was a mystery SAL design with the Stitcher's Heaven yahoo group. I stitched it on a mushroom evenweave using Carrie's "Banana Split" thread. I was very good about keeping up with this one and then almost to the end I ran out of thread! Ugh...don't you hate when that happens? Anyway I got some more but when it came I was busy with other stuff and out this piece aside. But I got it out this week to finish and I love the way it tuned out. The thread color is a mixture of so many of my favorite shades and I really like it.

The second big piece that got finished this week is my "Beatrix Potter Quaker Sampler"!


This was also done along with a SAL group...thanks so much to Hazel for organizing this! I stitched mine on bay rum jobelan using Carrie's thread in "Koala Claw" and the bit of accent color is from The Dye is Cast - "Strawberry Cream". I had hoped to finish this one by the end of the year and am so happy that I did.I don't think I would have finished either piece if I hadn't been spurred on by everyone's encouragement in the SALs. Sorry...the photos don't really show the true colors, but you can get the idea!

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6 comments:

  1. Lynda...your finishes look beautiful! You did a wonderful job. I hope that you enjoyed your week off!

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  2. Wow, those are two fantastic finishes!

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  3. Absolutely stunning finishes - congratulations!

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  4. Congratulations, Lynda. Two big pieces finished, that's worth a big Happy Dance. I'm dancing with you as I also finished my Beatrix two weeks ago. It took me a while, but it's finally done.

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  5. gorgeous & gorgeous Lynba - the colours on your Alla Turca are yummy - no wonder it is called "banana split" - i can just about taste it lol!

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