Tuesday, October 26, 2010

LACMA & LLL Finish


Hello to all of you patient followers!!!  I know it has been forever since there has been any real posting going on but what can I say right?  I have finished Primitive Betties LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE.  What a nice easy little stitch.  Choosing to change the DMC to over dyed floss- Weeks and Gentle Arts, along with an adjustment on the linen-- 40ct Vintage Pearled Barley from Lakeside Linen.  Again, one of my favorite colors!  I love the combination of the warm and cool colors, both I have a love for-- and this one seemed to marry them both together.  Not too common I would say, although I could be completely wrong..... That wouldnt be the first time.  I think there is one more Primitive Betties pattern that I got over the summer, along the color lines of the earlier posts.  Greys and Blues.

On to the next project, which I have about 6 I would love to crank out right now, so how does a girl decide which one?  So far, I have them just laying out, looking at them.  And, not stitching on any of them, sad I know.   In a few days, when I decide, I will show you the next piece of chose.  Is it Rosina?  Is it Mary Beale?  Is it Fruit of the Spirit?  I have no clues to give you :)

I have had the pleasure over the last few days to visit the LA County Museum of Art in California.  What a treat that was!!!  Going to museums is always special, and I try to go as often as possible.  This fall, there were 2 exhibits that I was interested in, among the rest.

Up first is a tiny portion from the "Eye for the Sensual; Selections from the Resnick Collection"

Portraits from the 1700's- 1900's on display, beautiful casket and the strange looking gentleman carved in marble.  Something about him is very interesting though dont you think???  The portraits are just incredible, and we spent hours there.  We went through the exhibit twice, both times seeing new things.  Incredible to be standing so close to such beauty.

The real reason for this trip to the LACMA, was the Textiles exhibit.  The entire collection was purchased from a collector in France, and all are original, nothing re-produced.  Incredible pieces of clothing and embroidery.  I was thrilled to see these works of art, among many others who were there.

The last dress shown here, was one of my favorites.  I am drawn to the full gown, the detailed pleats, the sweet neckline.  Reminds me of my wedding dress, although this one is blue with butterflies :).  I certainly enjoyed this collection, and if anyone is in the LA area, I think the exhibit is going on through early next year, should try to see it in person.  Perhaps I will be there again too.

Hope everyone is doing well!  Happy Stitching.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Live Laugh Love Update

Not to much to tell about this cute little sampler by Primitive Betties, just a little more stitched.  You ask, all this time and this is it?!!!!!!  Yes, work is a little bit of a priority of course, I really enjoy working, and finding time to do my second love, is more difficult these days. But, what can you do right?  The linen color sure is off this time, the lighting was different this time.  There isnt much left to do, alphabets and such, I wont be able to finish it this week, I mis-placed a color I was using....... But I will do as much as I can, and I am eagerly awaiting to stitch on Sanctuary by the Drawn Thread.  I will keep you posted for sure.

I have been excited reading my fellow bloggers, such beautiful progress is being made on so many pieces.   I certainly have been inspired.  Keep it up Ladies and Gentlemen, it is good for all of us to see :)

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A quick update

I had a little time to myself this weekend, so I started and finished the Little House Needleworks Liberty Belles.  I got the cute little blue pillow for the finishing, so I opted to use 32 count Vintage Light Examplar over the 30ct???.   Of course did some color adjustments, and ta-da!  Arent they fabulous,??!!  I love the shading in the middle dress!!!!  Super cute , and super easy.  Now, the hard part is the finishing..........


A few weeks ago I started the With Thy Needle Primitive Bettys __________.  Dont have a clue to what the name of this piece is, but I love the original colors, but of course, switched them out from DMC to Gentle Arts and WDW.  I just love the shading the overdyes gives the piece, and I am stitching it on 40ct Vintage Pearled Barley.  One of my most favorite colors, isnt it one of yours?!

Gotta get back to the grind!  Have a great day :)

PS, My good friend Mary emailed me with the name of my mystery sampler....  It is Live Laugh Love by With thy Needle.  Primitive Bettys.  Thank you for letting all of us know:)  It is appreciated.

Edited once again :)  My mystery project has now been found.  Primitive Bettys Live Laugh Love.  Sorry for the mixup.