the little prince

the little prince

Friday, June 24, 2011

june 24 - finally found the camera!

Well, I must say that when I misplace something, I do a really good job of it! I thought hubby had taken the camera on his little trip, but he came home...no camera. Since I couldn't really even remember the last time I had seen it, the search was on...well, off and on...there was too much else happening to spend too much time on this. Anyway, I finally found it, snuggled into a pocket in one of my Vera Bradley bags...those pockets are deep...and things can hide for sure! Which brings me to my point...and that is that I actually have a few pictures to share! This first one is a pillow that I finally put together for a friend. I had stitched this Lizzie Kate design from the Chocolate Lovers leaflet years ago...it's done on fiddlers cloth with DMC. I backed it with a pretty blue and cream floral flannel fabric and added some blue beads around the edging (which you can't see in this photo!). I love the little chocolate chip cookie button on the bear's lap!


This next photo shows the adorable block I received in the latest block swap at Stitcher's Timeout. The theme was any design from Bent Creek, Heart in Hand or the Trilogy. Lavon stitched this adorable snowman design from Heart in Hand that I was lucky enough to receive.


I don't know how many of you are familiar with the Fair & Square blog. Stitchers are partnered up and stitch two blocks each round...one is a design, the second is a signature block with the stitcher's name, location, date...whatever. I joined in on many rounds some time ago, and then stopped for awhile when things just got too hectic. Usually the rounds are either holiday themed or just general (you stitch a block based on your partner's likes for example), but this last round was designer specific and the designer was Blackbird Designs. I love BBD and couldn't resist joining in.
These are the squares I stitched for my partner Shelley. The design is taken from the Honeysuckle Manor book and it is the Honeysuckle Pin Box. I stitched it on a neutral evenweave fabric with a variegated blue DMC floss. It turns out that this was quite a popular design among the other stitchers this round as well!


And these are the beautiful squares I received from Shelley. I was really blown away when I saw them. The photo does not do them justice...these squares are gorgeous. Shelley stitched a design from the
Stitcher's Journey book...these are adaptations of the Tulip Pincushion and Tulip House Stitching Companion. They are stitched on a light mocha (much more beige than it looks like in this photo. The thread colors are soft and so pretty. I know I am gushing, but you'd understand why if you could see these in person! Thanks again Shelley for a wonderful exchange!


And finally, I mentioned Count Your Blessings in my last post...the traveling pattern from Shakespeare's Peddler that I was lucky enough to get to stitch. I stitched it on a buttermilk jobelan (a pretty yellow color which somehow looks gray here!) with various threads, changing the colors to reflect the colors on our house. The pattern has now been passed along to Nataly and I hope she will enjoy stitching it as much as I did.

So, my stitching mojo is starting to return and I hope to have some more things to show you next time.

Thanks for taking the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it!

13 comments:

  1. Lovely, I especially like the last one.
    Ann

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  2. Love finished pillow and exchanges. I like your adaptation of the Travelling pattern... now I can't wait ot see what Nataly does with it.

    happy stitching...

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  3. Love them all but especially the traveling pattern! Your color choices are beautiful!

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  4. Glad you found your camera, some lovely stitching there

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  5. whey hey :) pictures heheheh .. love them all ... .. one of these days I will get that travelling pattern heheheh ... take care love mouse xxxx

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  6. Lovely pieces and I'm so glad you found your camera to show us them.

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  7. Count Your Blessings looks perfect, Lynda! I love the colors of your house. It's so much fun to see my Traveling Pattern being enjoyed. Thanks for joining in!

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  8. So many pretty things - you certainly have found your stitching mojo!

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  9. hi, very lovely stitching dear..i love it with my heart..glad you find your cameas..
    keep well..love and hugs xx

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  10. Oh Lynda, you are showing some very pretty projects here. All are so beuatiful. It's good to hear that you're out of your stitching slump.

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  11. I was so tickled to hear about your "lost" camera. I can't tell you the number of times that I have done something similar!! You sure made up for it though, great pictures of some wonderful stitching!! I really love the chocolate teddy bear!

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  12. Such gorgeous projects. I can hardly believe the fair and square exchange is still running! Wowza. Anyways, thanks for the lovely comment on my blog and re Slimming World - I think they have started it in America - google it. It is basically an eating plan based around "free" foods which you are free to eat as much of as you like. It is great for people with big appetites. x

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  13. S can stitch! I could never stitch anything that pretty.

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