Friday, September 17, 2010

Today

How was that for a snappy title? Really, it should have been titled "This Minute," because that is as far ahead as I can think. If I thought any further ahead, I would be confronted with the facts that today at 5 I have a long-overdue eye exam, at 6 the girls need to be at my cousin's wedding rehearsal, at 7 we are invited to the rehearsal dinner, tomorrow is the wedding, and on Sunday my in-laws are coming to stay for several days. Other facts: my house is a mess, my yard is scary, Nutmeg has not finished her math, and Buttercup has been in a MOOD ever since she woke up, and right now they are fighting over which one gets to use the bathroom first, because of course they want to use the same one. So, rather than deal with these daunting realities, I have choosen to dust off my camera and blog.

I have finally finished something - CHS Be My Love! I also started another mermaid design my CHS. I am again fascinated by the color combination!
None of my friends in-real-life read my blog, so I am going to post a piece I am stitching for a friend. She and her family are taking Colonial America trip. Yesterday, I saw my "Williamsburg Lady," and I thought it would be perfect! I do not know if it is her style, or if she will even want it. So I plan on giving it to her for Christmas - like next week. If she does not want it, she will be getting another cookbook for Christmas! I have shifted and added and otherwise adjusted the design. In place of the alphabet, I have stitched "Williamsburg" and "Jamestown" across the top. I plan on stitching "Yorktown" down the right-hand side. I changed the colors to DMC, because stitching with silk stresses me. I think I may add a dog/cat/rabbit on the right side of the lady, and perhaps a little something under the bird.

Hmmmm....I always get my best stitching/cooking/crafting ideas when some unrelated deadline is approaching!

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10 comments:

Jennifer said...

Beautiful progress, love that third one's colors. I'm in a slump today and resting but I'm one of those that get ideas best when I'm zooming too. Have a great day....weekend. I have to get our house clean for friends visiting during "leaf season" this year.

Catherine said...

Love them all! Where is that Williamsburg pattern from? We've love to visit there and I love it!

Michele said...

Catherine, It is by Historic Stitches from the Remember the Ladies series with Krienik Milkpaint silks. You can still order on line, I think. They are the ones in flat square clear boxes.

KarenV said...

Lovely finish and nice progress on your WIPs.

Hazel said...

Beautiful wips! x

Margaret said...

I love your finish! And your WIPs are both so pretty! Hope the girls are getting along better now. :D Have fun at your cousin's wedding!

Chris said...

Hi Michele,
Glad you dusted off the camera. Your stitching is lovely. You are right the colors on the CHS piece are really nice. I love greens.

Chris

Tanya said...

All are wonderful - so pretty! LOVE the colonial one and I have that mermaid chart in my evergrowing pile!!

*Please don't put designer charts in pictures - they are copyrighted - thank you :)

Tanya

Michele said...

Whooops! I did even think about it! ;)

Siobhan said...

Great idea for your friend's gift--I hope she'll treasure it for the amount of time & love that you put into it. Congrats on the Be My Love finish! I want to do that one for my bedroom. I have the mermaid piece finished but not framed (yet). Kathy does a fantastic mermaid! :)