Sunday, September 5, 2010

Where has it gone?

I am sure I am not the only one wondering that one simple question right?  Can you believe it is Labor day weekend already??!!!!  WOW!!  This summer has to have been the fastest one yet.  I was just thinking about all the summer activities that I was going to be involved in, and here I am thinking about how fun they all were!!!  Yes, the summer has been fabulous, of course!!!!  Isnt summer always just a ton of fun?  No matter where you live, and no matter what you are doing, it is summer time.  I remember back when I was in school, how the summer was something we couldnt wait for, and finally after those end of the year exams, it was going to be play time!  Now, that I am older, summer is still something I look forward to, playtime.  Friends, family, BBQ's, trips to places unexplored and of course, stitching!!!

It has been some time since I have posted on my poor blog, and I admit, I am even tired of looking at it :).  So, without wasting anymore time, this is what I have new to show you.

First up......

My Rosina, my summer love.  The flowers are complete and I am ready to move on to other sections.  I am thrilled the way she is turning out.  Patience with her, I am enjoying each and every stitch she has.  For the first time in a long time, I feel a sense of calmness when I am stitching her.  How can I?  you may ask, stitching her----remember on 45ct Lakeside Linen Porcelain.  I can feel this way because the colors are so rich, and the fabric so luscious.  Sometimes when I stitch, there seems to be such a sense of urgency, got to get this done.  Why would I feel like that??  :)

Each part of her is a new beginning.  A new challenge and new array of colors.  I know she will be making beautiful progress in the weeks to come, which I will enjoy sharing with all of you.

After finishing the violets on Rosina, I set her aside to start the Goode Huswife The Sparrows Song.  Fortunate to be able to stitch this pattern it brings special thoughts to me.  I have adjusted the verse around the edge, to follow the wonderful Hymn- The Eye is on the Sparrow.  Many of you are familiar with the hymn, and it is one that I will never forget growing up with.   This piece, stitched on 36ct linen, with NPI silks, was an easy little stitch, humming along the hymn.  I have heard my Aunt sing this special song on an occasion that I will never forget, and it was nice to have such thoughts in my mind while stitching this.  I know everytime I look at it, special thoughts will come to mind.  Thank you to my friend, you have no idea what a treat it is.

Let me tell you something, and no offense to those who stitch on 36ct linen (I stitch on 36ct linen!!!!), but after stitching on 45ct for the last bit, this is burlap!!!!  LOL.  I am just kidding. (Inside joke!!!)  I must tell you, that I just bought some 28ct linen in the last few weeks, the color was outstanding and I couldnt pass it up.  So hows that for burlap?!

I have another project started, and almost complete, but I will wait a day or so to give you any hints or pics.  I am excited to show it to you all very soon.

Hope all of you are enjoying your Holiday weekend, and stitching like crazy!!!!!


  1. beautiful stitching! Love that!

  2. I love your Rosina so much! You're making me regret not kitting mine up. lol! I love your Sparrow's Song too -- beautiful! I hear you on the various counts of fabric. I wonder what it will feel like to go from the 40ct silk gauze over one back to normal 40ct....

  3. Your Rosina is soooo pretty! Such lovely colors!

  4. WOW!!! Love your finish. And, your Rosina is turning out lovely. I need to start working on mine or you will finish it before me. :)

  5. Rosina is absolutely gorgeous!!!

    Love your finish and how you personalized the border "verse" to follow the hymn. So nice to have that to look at and recall childhood.

    Have a great week!

  6. Oh girl, you cracked me up about stitching on burlap, lol! I know just what you mean!!
    I LOVE your GH finish!! I started that one a long time ago and just wasn't feeling it so it got tossed aside. I think maybe the linen I'm using is the problem though, so maybe restarting it on something else will help. Yours is just gorgeous!!


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