Sunday, August 30, 2009

And Life Goes On

Gosh, what a whirlwind week. I thought last week was going fast, and here it is the 30th of August. 10 whole days without this computer. 10 whole days of mixed emotions and 1 Big Bag of Crazy!

A few things I am anxious to share with all of you, is my progress on a few, and 2 new starts. Of course there isn't a week that can go by without starting something new from my stash. Beatrix is moving along beautifully, even added the tiny Pink accent (as shown in the 2nd pic) I chose Belle Soie Pink Quartz as my companion color to the Gloriana Coffee Bean. I LOVE it. Subtle but what an impact it is going to have overall

Peace has made an appearance this week & I have an example of all the colors stitched into the piece, except for the color I am using for the letters, etc. I wanted to see how the colors looked on the piece, before really getting to involved; already I had to adjust the shading with the greens. Mind you, this picture is just a drop in the bucket on this pattern. I am not positive, but I think this it is going to be the largest piece I will ever stitch.

This is a close-up of Dames of the Needle "The Sampler Purse". It is one of my new starts this week. I chose Gloriana silks instead of the Gentle Arts threads. The color variation with the chosen silks is just so much crisper for this piece. I am using the called for 32ct Vintage Woodsmoke Lakeside Linen, which is just gorgeous; one of my favorites. There is a little more to this piece then I expected, with a few fancy stitches. Overall it is an easy piece, and I am enjoying every part; ok, maybe not looking forward to the "finishing" part!!

Last but not least, I started "Eliza Pennance 1726" by Plum Street Samplers. 'The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away. Blessed be the Name of the Lord'. It is a fitting piece for this week. I didnt realize all of the over one that I have to do. It is so tiny and cute. I chose 40ct instead of 36ct Vintage Autumn Gold Lakeside with the called for NPI. I am not a fan of over one, so I have to discipline myself to get this one complete! You would think this would be an easy task. We all know that life isnt easy, especially not this week!

Looking forward to a brighter week, and lots more stitching.


  1. Wow, Shannon, even with a hectic week, you have managed some wonderful stitching! I can't wait to see more! Tell me more about Peace, I am not sure what that is, or the designer. The colors are gorgeous on that linen, and I do so love Woodsmoke too!

  2. Hi Shannon,
    You sound as if you really had a hectic week.
    Beautiful work.
    Just one thing with Betsy Davis. When you do it double check some of the symbols, as the chart is drawn by hand. It is really easy to read the wrong symbol and end up with the wrong colour. I have been caught a couple of times. It also helps if you can print the large photo of it from the Museum of Fine Art. The link to it is on a couple of posts back on my blog.
    Enjoy stitching it. It is a wonderful sampler. - Sandra.

  3. Such great starts and works in progress! I haven't had a minute in the last week to stitch and it is driving me crazy!

    I agree, the month of August has just flown by!

  4. What beautiful WIPs you have! I'm going to have to look some of them up. And that's never good! lol! I love the colors in Peace. And I love that Sampler Purse too -- I think those are my favorites!

  5. I love all of your stitching progresses and new starts. The colors for Peace are amazing. I can't wait to see more of this one. I have no idea how it will look like when it is finished.

  6. A hectic week but some great stitching progress. I love all the pieces that you have going and love each fabric choice. I'm going to have write them down because I am so clueless as to what fabric to get seeing how I always have to mail order it and not actually touch and feel!

    Those colors in Peace, btw, are absolutely gorgeous.

  7. Wow Shannon, a busy week but you're still crankin' out the stitches. Everything looks great. Your new projects are wonderful! I'll enjoy watching your progress.


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