Sunday, March 29, 2009

Good Friday

I did it I finished World's Above. Isn't it beautiful. I can't wait to take it to the framer. I really love this piece, I love everything I stitch but something about this design maybe the words just spoke to me. I knew I had to stitch it the moment I saw it. I stitched it on 32 ct Vintage Autumn Fields and used the overdyed threads it called for. It was designed by Midsummer Night Designs. All their designs are very pretty.
I have wanted to work on many of the newest primitive designs that I have been hoarding away but just somehow other things keep popping in front of me to work on first. Like this eagle design. I finally started it for DH. He is going to be so surprised (If I ever finish it). LOL I have never done a grid before and I am not really sure how to do one. I guess I could have googled it but I tried to grid it my own way. It seems to be working so far. There is not one spot on this design that is not covered with a stitch so this is going to be very interesting. I think this is the "busiest" design I have ever stitched. First off, I am using the fabric it came with, which is 18ct aida. I should have switched it for a linen but I was being practical, why buy a kit for so much money not to use the fabric. DUH!! I also figured since every square inch is covered what does it matter. Another BIG DUH! There are lots of color combinations in it. I thought about switching some colors for overdyes instead of combining the threads they gave me. Once again, being practical, I thought why should I do that. Sometimes my reasonable practical self annoys me something awful. Well wish me luck as I try to work on this for DH he deserves it I know.

I also started this series from Sea to Shining Sea. This is very easy to stitch so I thought this will be when I am sick of EAGLE I will pick this up and it will put me in a much better mood. Little House designs are pretty fun and quick to stitch. That being said I have a few of their series and I have to stop ordering them. LOL I just started to get a new one of their series and I have no idea what I will do with them. I thought about a afghan or quilt, something like that. They are sweet. Maybe a pillow with all the designs on it.

I just finished reading the best book I have read in many years. It is called the Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent. I got it from our library after friends told me about it. Its a story of a family in the time of the Salem witch trials and narrated by a 10-year-old girl, Sarah Carrier whose family becomes a target. The Author is a descendant of the family and that makes it even more interesting to me. I look forward to reading more of Kathleen Kent books, I thought this book was great.

Now here is a much happier face, my little grandson, isn't he a sweetie?

Here is my granddaughter and her cousins having fun with me. After that it was impossible to get a nice picture of the 3 of them smiling at the same time. They kept making faces. LOL


Margaret said...

Wonderful finish, Sharon! I really love this design now that I see yours all done! I'll have to get this one. :D Good luck with the Eagle design for your DH. No way would I tackle that! lol! I love LHN too, btw! Your grandkids are cute!

Garden Girl said...

Congratulations, Sharon! It's wonderful. And I love the g-kids photos; what little hams!

Janice said...

What a wonderful update, Sharon! Congrats on the finish and thanks for a glimpse of your corner of the world.

Laurie in Iowa said...

Yes, I agree with you Sharon, it is beautiful. Congratulations on a wonderful finish.

I just started Heretic's Daughter the other day... it's a good read and can't wait to get back to the story.

Pumpkin said...

HD for you Sharon!!!! Beautiful finish :o)

You've started, you've got a plan, I know you can do it!!!! We're here to cheer you on with Eagle :o)

Brigitte said...

Oh Sharon, what a wonderful finish. It's such a beautiful piece.
You made two very nice starts. Looking forward to seeing your progress pictures on them.
I've added this book to my book list as I love reading books about this topic.

Kathy said...

Beautiful finish, Sharon!
Good luck with the eagle.It will be beautiful when you finish. Sea to Shining Sea has been tempting me too.
That sweet baby always makes me smile. I know how hard it is to get a group of kids to smile. I've tried and tried with my 7 grands and it never happens.

CindyMae said...

Oh your grandkids are just so gorgeous!! Congrats on the fantastic finish!! You done an amazing job on it! Looking forward to watching your progress on From Sea to Shining Sea!

Sharon said...

Your blog is just filled with lots of wonderful things today! Great finsih. Congrats!

Carolyn NC said...

Congrats on the wonderful finish! Love it. Your little grandchildren look so cute - great pics. Good luck with the new stitching!

lena-lou said...

Hello Sharon, I look at your blog from time to time and have to leave a comment today on your gorgeous finish :) I know exactly what you mean about having to stitch something from the moment you see it !
Have a Happy Easter

RuthB said...

Congrats on the beautiful stitching and those adorable angels of yours! :)

I hope your next read is just as good!