Sunday, March 29, 2009
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