Friday, June 28, 2013

Two down............

Summer is definitely here with temps in the 90's,  high humidity and an occasional thunderstorm thrown in. I can remember when thunderstorms helped to cool things off; now they only seem to add moisture to the all ready "moist" air! I am very  happy to just stay home, indoors,  in my AC during these hot spells . I'm pulling whatever I can out of the freezer for meals, so I don't have to go out to the grocery store! :) I've never dealt with the heat well. I can remember many days, as a child,  spent on our huge wrap-around porch reading, playing paper dolls or jacks. It was coolest there and most pleasant!

Well, on to some stitching! I've finished the second side of my box, summer, for the Tall Year Square. It was stitched on a beautiful green (my favorite color)  linen and features a tiny frog. I'm kicking myself that I didn't think to make it a blue frog as my hubby always sang the old Peter, Paul and Mary song "I'm in love with a big blue frog". It would have made the piece even more special, but I will not be taking it out as it is over one and would be a real bugger! ( We'll see if this eats at me enough that I do actually "rip-it" out and do it in blue--stay tuned)!
Anyway, here is a pic:

I finished  this piece from Cherrywood Designs awhile ago and forgot to post. I absolutely loved the saying and stitched it on a gingham fabric with my own color palette. I added a few charms and found a frame to fit at Hobby Lobby. You can't see it too well but there is a gold needle through the "S' in stitcher at the bottom.

 Now on to a lovely gift I received from a dear friend. I recently met up Paola at the Betsy Morgan classes at Salty Yarns. We have become friends after first meeting at a Betsy Morgan class over 2 years ago. We quickly realized we were kindred spirits and shared the same passion for stitching. We have been communicating via e-mail ( I always wanted a pen pal) and meeting up when she manages to visit the states. On this visit she gifted me with this beautiful stitched piece which I wanted to share with all of you. It is so lovely and I am touched by her generosity. She is a fabulous stitcher and finisher!!! I will let the photos speak for themselves! Thank you Paola for the lovely gift!
The front--note the beads on the dragonfly and leaves

I love the beaded mattress pincushion  and the beautiful pin at the top

This is a close up of the beautiful ribbon used as the edging. I know Paola told me its name but I can't recall--sorry!
Off to my stitching chair to work on "autumn"!

Thanks for stopping by and your "twisted threads" of friendship!


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