Saturday, August 3, 2013

My Week In Stitches

It's been a very quiet week here - the kids were in Vacation Bible School every night which meant I had solid blocks of daylight evening hours for stitching!  What???

I managed to finish-finish two-thirds of the baby gift for my friend (the parts I've finished are actually their own little ensemble, the third piece will be for when babygirl is bigger).  They are so cute, when I finished today I actually put them on H's baby doll to take a picture.  I wish I could show it to you, but a secret is a secret.  Besides, my blog pushes new posts to Facebook and the mommy-to-be is one of my long time besties.  Once she's received it (baby is due in October) I can share pictures.  Just looking at the finished product makes me wish......that I knew someone else who was expecting so I could make another one.  (Not me.  I am very very happy to not be expecting in southwestern Idaho in the middle of the summer.)  Oh, wait.  I do know one family, but they're expecting a boy, and this is not a boyish type of gift.

So I was able to get a lot done on Fairy Sisters - almost all of the older sister's head.  For these 2 pages I'm left with the rest of the black on the head, 1 shade of navy blue and 2 (3?) shades of purple/silver. 

And Irish Blessing - the original plan was to stitch the words in Ecru, but it just wasn't showing up with enough impact.  If you look closely you can see toward the upper left corner an ecru triangle, and then below where the blog name has been added there's sort of an underline - imagine how faint the lettering would be if I'd left it that way!

I was trying to remember the last time I stitched something with words on it.....I'm coming up dry, guys.  It seems to me it was probably something for Tiny Treasures Exchange, which was 2 or 3 years ago.  I just don't do a lot of "message" projects, I guess!

That leads to an interesting question - what's your preference for stitching?  Images (geometric, or representing something) or letters/words?  Let me know in the comments.  I'm just being nosy. :)


meggie said...


Lovely stitching and looking forward to seeing the baby gift.
I like to stitch words.
Have a good week (:

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I do enjoy stitching words, they are so quick! Many of my projects include words, an alphabet or initials.
I also love Joan Elliott and Nora Corbett's figures.
The only thing I don't like is computer generated confetti filled designs, the stitching doesn't flow for me.

Miamina said...

I stitched a Lizzie*Kate recently and loved it! I've only ever stitched that and one of the Joan Elliott Inspirational words (for and exchange) as "word" projects, everything else has been pictures. I do generally gravitate towards figures, but I do love hearts as well!

Your stitching looks great, I love the Julie Fain piece, her silhouettes are beautiful. I'm hoping that her unicorn one gets charted at some point.

I agree with the colours for the wording, Ecru would definitely not stand out on that fabric, you made a great call there :)

Apologies for the late reply, I've not been so good at keeping up with my blog reading!