Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Finally, Stitching Pics


Hurray! UPS just delivered my computer and everything is right again in my world! My digital camera was also in the computer case, further hampering my ability to update my blog with stitching progress, without bugging my dh for his camera. He'd be more than happy to help me out with the loan of his camera for a bit, but I'd rather use my things that I'm comfortable with. I was able to do some blog reading and email over the long weekend using our extra laptop.

I'm just a few stitches away from finishing the Thistle Treat bag by M Designs. I ran out of one of the purples to fill in the very top of the thistle, but I did get the hemstitching done. Love the colors in this one!


Next, I moved on to my Stitch Banner which is my own adaptation of the Victoria Sampler seasonal banners that I previously stitched. I finished stitching the blue letters and the yellow flowers, but didn't have the proper color of green along with me to finish that section. The next section is hemstitching which entails lots of counting and I just didn't quite feel like tackling something that exacting. I've had difficulties on that portion before, lol! So I moved on to another VS project that Jenna sent to me: Blue Carnations.





What pure pleasure this one has been to stitch! More gorgeous colors and some new pulled stitches, new to me anyway. And I do enjoy pulled stitches! Just a few more minutes and I'll have this one finished too - and I'll finish it into a needleroll. I need to get my sewing machine out this week anyway, so I can work up both Blue Carnations and Thistle Treat Bag.

My finishing efforts won't hold a candle to the finishing fest Connie had over the holiday weekend. If you haven't already, visit her blog to see all the projects she finished!

16 comments:

Isabelle said...

Ooooh, that's all LOVELY stitching, Von! I especially love the Blue Carnations piece. Way to go! And yeah for the computer :)

Wendy said...

Lovely work, Von. I hope you post pictures of how you finish each piece also! I love seeing how creative everyone can be, especially seeing as how I need help in the finishing department myself!

Patti said...

Lovely, lovely stitching Von. I especially like that little thistle and look forward to seeing it finished up.

Karoline said...

Glad to hear the computer turned up OK, your wips are all looking gorgeous

Barbara said...

Oh, I just love these projects, Von! The thistles and carnation especially. Wow - great!!

Rachael said...

I am so glad you are back and your computer and camera made it safely back home. Your long weekend sounded lovely and like you had a very peaceful time. It looks like you have gotten a lot of stitching done- beautiful!

KarenV said...

Your WIPs look gorgeous Von! I especially like Blue Carnations - very, very pretty! Looking forward to seeing it all finished up :)

StitchCat said...

Your stitching is beautiful Von :)

Connie said...

Blue Carnations is fun isn't it? I had a blast doing it for Thea...It's like painting with overdyes on the carnation! It's looking beautiful!

Annemarie said...

Hooray! Picture updates! Not that I didn't enjoy the non-piccie updates ;o)
I especially like your thistle, Von. Gorgeous! Happy belated birthday to your daughter.

Susimac said...

Lovely work Von, I do like your thistle treat bag.

Jenna said...

Everything is looking really lovely, Von! The thistle bag is gorgeous, your Stitch banner is great and you've done a wonderful job on the Blue Carnations needleroll. I'm glad that you're enjoying it! :)

Mylene said...

Both your WIP's are looking good, Von. Looking forward to see them finish...

Lelia said...

Hi Von: Delighted you blog is up and running. Aren't computers great?

What awesome stitching you have accomplished! The needleroll is delicious (well -- soon to be NR) -- the thistle (soon to be bag) - and the Stitch banner. Totally awesome.

You have been a busy stitcher : )

Enjoy your week-end

AnneS said...

Yay, I'm finally able to pop over and visit ... it's been toooooo long :( Your stitching is awesome - glad to see the thistle overdyed threads seem to have lasted the distance - it looks wonderful :) And I totally adore the blue carnation one ... really scrummy colours and design :D You'll probably get your thistle bag finished before mine ... mine is still languishing in unfinished beauty until I drag the sewing machine out haha. Rightio, now I'm off to see what else you've been up to while my back's been turned ;P {hugs}

Karen said...

Everything is absolutely gorgeous. I really like your idea for doing a "Stitch" banner. I was looking at the Seasonal ones just the other day and thought they were very pretty.