Saturday, May 12, 2012

My New RR - Beneath the Sunlit Sky

Designer:  Blackbird Designs - Loose Feathers
Design:  Beneath the Sunlit Sky
Fabric:  28 ct Celadon

Here is the start of my new RR piece I am doing with my stitching friends Lynda and Clare.  I love the way it has started out.  Clare will do the next part & then it will go to Lynda.  We decided this year to pick a piece out of our stash that could easily be divided into 3 parts.  I have had all the supplies for this piece for a couple years and knew I wanted it to be my chosen piece.  

I just started the piece Lynda has selected for hers and will post a picture of it once I all of my portion completed on it.

I also started a SAL with my friend Sharon.  We are stitching Prairie Moon's Thine is the Trick & the Treat.  I have not stitched much on my piece at all.  I have chosen to stitch my piece on WDW's Carrot using basic DMC 310.  I love the stark contrast of the orange and the black.  Very Halloween!!!  Sharon is stitching her's on a gorgeous blue fabric called Blue Moon Java using GAST Onyx.  It is gorgeous! 

The little stitch group that meets at my house once a month recently went on a Stitching Road Trip.  We had such a great time!  We went left early last Friday and drove to Ocean Springs, MS.  We had lunch at a great Italian place called Al Fresco.  After browsing in a couple little charming shops located nearby we then went to Thread Needle Street.  The last time I was at Thread Needle Street's shop it was in a smaller, much less charming location.  The new shop is much larger, has more light and has so much more charm.  After doing a little shopping we hit the road again and drove to Hattiesburg.  After checking into our hotel we had dinner at the Crescent City Grill.  The menu definitely had a Cajun twist and was wonderful.  Most of us had some gumbo, chowder or fried green tomatoes for an appetizer and then shrimp and grits for our main course.  After dinner we went back to the hotel and all gathered together for some stitching time.  The next morning we set off to Shakespeare's Peddler, the shop owned by Shakespeare's Peddler & Raise the Roof designer Theresa Venette.  Theresa was such a delightful woman!  Her little shop is jam packed with all her wonderful designs, all types of stitching accessories, and a wonderful selection of fabrics and threads.  After 2 1/2 hours of shopping we all left with our wallets stripped bare.  :-)  Needless to say, we are all wanting to head back to Theresa's shop again before long.  We could not have had a more fun weekend!!!

As you can see I somewhat seem to be coming out of my stitching funk.  My train project is still waiting in the wings.  The last bits of beading have been put on my niece's wedding piece (yes, I know it is a year late) and I am about half way through the sampler for my niece's new baby.  I also dusted off a couple other WIPs and hope to work on them this summer as well.  My main problem of late has been having the energy to stitch.  I have been so tired from working that I just seem to want to completely relax once I finally sit down (after dinner, housework, etc).  Not to mention that the main tv has been moved to a different room and the chairs in that room do not seem to be overly conducive to being comfortable for stitching.  I think they will not be staying in there long term, but, do not see different ones fitting in the budget anytime soon.  I will have to try and work something out. 

Well...that's it for now.  Hope to have some new stuff to show soon. 

1 comment:

mdgtjulie said...

Glad you've got your stitchy mojo back, somewhat. I used to have the same problem when I was working. I never felt like stitching then. Now I stitch a lot. I hope you figure out a solution soon!! And how fun, a round robin. I'm gonna do one with my friends here eventually. (Well, we hope to do one. We have to get the details all ironed out.)