Friday, September 23, 2011

Live in Harmony

Last night while watching 'Dragonfly' with Kevin Costner (which was really good) I finished up Live in Harmony by Homespun Elegance and I am glad to have another WIP under my belt. 
Ta-Da!  The colors are not as bad, now that the whole thing is stitched up.  I used NPI with 40ct Examplar from Lakeside.  The linen is gorgeous, I dont use that color often, so it was a nice change :)

The next WIP I am working on, Sheepish Designs American Beauty.  I am working on this one on 32ct linen, not sure of the color---- but it is a dark charcoal.  I switched the colors to a variety of overdyed cottons, and I am pleased with the results so far. 
About halfway done, I forget how much thread you really go through on the larger counts!! WOW!!!  I do like using 2 threads when using 36, 32 and 28 cts (which I rarely use these days) so it is nice to actually be using some of this great stash I have.  It is very strange working on 32ct burlap linen, will be worth it, the colors are fabulous.

An update from last weeks flooding pics, I thought it would be nice to share what a difference a week makes.

The water has receeded and is passing just under the bridge (it has a long way to go though) and the Chicken place is no longer under water.  The road is clear.  But there is alot of mud that is been replaced onto their parking lot!!!
And last but not least, I was able to get a ton of shots of deer, feeding one morning at my mothers house.  We saw them in the yard, I quick grabbed my camera and walked outside.  Slowly I made my way to the end of the driveway, where I sat on the tail end of my car and took these pics.  They didnt seem to be too alarmed.  My mom said her friend has them eating out of her hand!  How cool is that?!  They are so beautiful, we watched them for close to 15 minutes before they moved on.  Funny hearing them eating acorns :)
Arent those spots so super cute?!  My parents have these guys in their yard daily-- fun to see them for myself!  Until next time......thanks for visiting, it is always great to read your of the best things about blogging- that and being enabled by you :)


  1. Congratulations on a fantastic finish! I love your WIP, too. I usually go for 40 ct and one thread, too, but have been trying to use some of my lower count fabrics. It's nice to dive back into my cotton stash, especially now that I have the hang of two strands in the needle again.

    Wow--huge difference in the flooding pictures!

    Have a great weekend!

  2. lol---burlap! Love it.

  3. Congratulations on a lovely finish and I love your current piece too!
    Amazing how quickly nature rears up and then goes again, leaving such chaos in its wake.
    Great pics of the deer!

  4. Your finish is beautiful! congrats! Love your WIP -- the colors are wonderful! Glad to see the flooding gone. All this rain has just been awful. I still get knots in my stomach when I see the flood watches go up.

  5. Hey Shannon, nice post as always, love the deer. One looks like Bambi! We miss you down here in the south. MaryD

  6. Wonderful finish! And I really love the current SD project you're working on!

  7. oooo lovely finish :) and nice new start too ... and those deer are really lovely too .. nice when you can watch them close up isn't it :) love mouse xxxx

  8. Great finish! And great progress on American Beauty! I love the huge flowers and little houses in this piece. Look forward to seeing your progress on that one.

    So glad those flood waters receded!

  9. What a beautiful finish! I love the colors of American Beauty on the dark linen too. Glad the flood waters have receded - we are under a flood watch again here in Delaware - UGH! The little spotted deer is so pretty.

  10. Lovely finish! Your new start is gorgeous, I love the soft pinks on the dark grey fabric. Its a design I haven't seen before.

  11. Thanks for sharing the deer pics! They bring such a peaceful calm when you watch their graceful movements. I love that you mentioned hearing them crunching on the acorns. All of the creatures are getting their fall foraging, getting ready for winter, soon to come.

    Keep on stitching. P.J.

  12. I just love the deer piccys. They're wonderful. And grats on the finish. I love that pink color in the bigger flowers. It's beautiful. Grats on the progress too. Are you having trouble with the dark fabby?


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