My Mary Wigham - Row 1

My Mary Wigham - Row 1

Friday, March 22, 2013

IHSW Photo Post - Part 2

Hi, Again -

Be sure to look at the post below this one, too.  Once again I could not get all the photos to be where I wanted them, so I broke it into two posts.

This post will be devoted to four of Rose's finishes.  She puts most of us to shame.  Without further ado, here are four photos of work from Rose, who we affectionately refer to as our OA (Over Achiever).

Here is Rose's version of the mystery sampler
from With thy Needle and Thread.
As you can see, she changed the birds to cardinals
partly because that is our State bird.
Nice going.

An older finish from Rose awaiting framing.
If anyone knows the name and designer,
please let us know.

Really cute finish of
Eileen Bennett's
Little Green Acorns Band Sampler.
This was a class last year
at WRSG.
You have to see this one in person to really
see how cute it came out.

Rose's annual Valentine for her hubby
awaiting framing.
This is from Drawn Thread.
Rose says it was a lot of fun to stitch.
Has all those different stitches in it
that DT is famous for.

Well, that's it for today.  On to the things that must get done like things for work, getting tax info organized, tidy up the place, etc.  Hoping to make some time for my own stitching later today...haven't had the chance to do any since last Sunday!

Have a wonderful stitching weekend everyone...still definitely stitching weather here in Ohio.  At least we don't have to feel guilty for not working in the yard!


IHSW Post - Better Late Than Never, I Hope

Hi, Everyone -

As promised I have some of the photos that I took at last weekend's gala get together at Rose's house.
It was a Hermit and Stitching Weekend extraordinaire...not sure about the hermit part!

Rose hosts these huge weekends for stitching three or four times a year, sometimes with a teacher, and sometimes just a stitch-in.  This St. Patrick's Day Weekend event was a stitch-in.

We had fun, did some stitching, did some un-stitching, ate too much (way too much green candy there...especially those green mint M&M's...yum), did a couple of little take home bead projects with the assistance of Diane and Sue, and just enjoyed each others' company.

The big announcement was regarding a big finish by Kim.  Unfortunately in all the fun and excitement, I didn't get a photo of her finish, so I'll keep that announcement until I can get a photo.

Here are some of the photos I have to share with you now.  I don't know the names of all of these pieces.  Feel free to comment and let me know if you recognize what they are.

I found that I couldn't add a second set of photos where I wanted them on this post, so I will make two posts today.

This post is devoted to Kim H.'s beautiful work:

This beauty was stitched by Kim H.
She told me the name of it, but I didn't write it down,
so, of course, I don't remember.
Kim...or someone...please let us know the name
of this sampler and who published it.
A close up of the house from the above sampler.
A smaller finish from Kim H.
She has really been on a roll lately.
Again, let us know if you know the info on this one.
Kim's finish of the three part mystery sampler
of a couple of years ago
from With thy Needle and Thread,
with sheep according to Kim.
Nice finish.
I never got beyond part 1.

See you on post 2!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

IHSW - Photos on the Way...Just Not Today!

Hi, Stitchers -

I am simply swamped this week.  I haven't had a chance to visit any of your blogs to see what happened over Hermit Weekend, let alone post my photos, etc.  I'm hoping to get this done tomorrow or Friday at the latest.

A little tease...we had "Hermit Weekend" x 18 on Saturday and x 15 on Sunday at Rose's house. 
I have lots of stitching pictures to share with you...just no time.

In the meantime, thanks to the couple of new followers to the blog, and continuing thanks to the ongoing followers.  I shall share the eye candy soon.

I hope all of you are having a nicer day than here in Cleveland.  Spring is starting with 28 degrees, and a forecast of 4 - 8 inches of snow by Friday morning.  I certainly won't complain, though, because we have missed most of those big winter storms this year - not too bad of a winter at all. 
I just can't let myself dwell on the fact that for about a week it has been 20 degrees below what is the expected normal for this point.

Onward to other back soon.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Ann Bowers - My Way

I decided I'd better take a couple of photos of Ann's almost time to move her up on the stitching frame...a victory.

Ann Bowers from The Examplarery is the 2013 SAL at Attic Needlework.  I started stitching in mid January and have been pretty dedicated to her.  Unfortunately (for Ann) Nicola's Scarlet Letter Year SAL will be taking some time away from Ann, but I will not dessert her!

I think part of the reason why I have enjoyed stitching this piece so much is because she is in a Millennium of those big ones from the UK.  Love it.  The fabric is so nice and taut and I have adjusted to stitching with the frame on my lap, although I am considering one of their floor stands.

Anyway, here is my version, only slightly changed, of Ann Bowers:

Fabric looks pretty washed out here.
It's that kind of day in Cleveland today.

A close up of my start on the first wide floral band.
I'm really disappointed in these photos; Ann looks prettier than this!

I can't remember what fabric she is on; I think I'm working on 36 count.  I really must start keeping a little book with this kind of information in it.  The silks are NPI.  I changed a couple of the colors from bright peachy rosy to the wine colors that you see, which makes me very happy.  When I complete this wide band I will be about one third of my way down.  She's a fun stitch.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.