Monday, June 15, 2015

Starting my Monday off right...and Gifted Gorgeousness of course!

Happy Monday everyone!  My Mom always said, so goes Monday, so goes the week!  So far today is looking pretty good, so I'm anticipating a wonderful week!

So...what did I stitch for Gifted Gorgeousness this month?  Well...it all started about a month ago when I was in St. Michaels.  We have a box each year of patterns we are willing to part with.  We each go through the box and pick things we'd like to stitch and take the pattern home.  One of the ladies put a patten in the box she would have liked to have, but didn't want to stitch, as it was stitched on 36 count Weeks Dye Works fabric over one thread.  It was so HER...if you know what I mean...so I told her I would stitch it for her, (because let's face it, I LOVE stitching over one...and well...I could tell she REALLY wanted it) but she would have to finish it.  Hopefully, she'll send a picture once she has stitched it...Anyway...I stitched it for her, then gave her back all the materials.  As far as I know she hasn't finished it yet, but here is the stitched part...



And what it will look like when she's finished...



She mentioned she might use tiny buttons for the eyes, we'll see how she finishes it.

So...I don't know if the next couple of things will qualify as well, but I finished up this Gitta Design my husband bought for me last September while we were in Alaska on our "Anniversary Cruise" to celebrate our 30th anniversary.  I thought this was just so cute!!  I started out stitching with DMC (converted from Anchor the pattern called for) but didn't like the colors...so frogged quite a bit.  I went up to my LNS and was helped to pick colors that matched the picture of the pattern a little better.  It was my first attempt at looking for colors along the same color scheme and I am thrilled with the results.  The more I stitch, I find the more I'm enjoying experimenting with colors and things.  I am pretty excited to show you this finish...It is stitched on 40ct over two with one strand of floss.



Last, but not least, is the June pattern from the Garden Journal Series by Garden Samplings.  For some reason, the fabric was a challenge to stitch on for me, not sure why...stitching over one is hard without a hoop but even more challenging with really pliant fabric!  But...I like how it turned out...so I guess that's the main thing.



And that...as they say...is that!  I'm heading off the computer as we are about to get a storm I think.  It's very still outside, and quite dark even though it's almost noon.  Batten down the hatches, I say.  Stay safe out there, I hear there are quite a few storms on the way in different areas of the planet!  Till next time...happy stitching!

 

5 comments:

Linda said...

Congrats on the great finishes DJ.

Linda

Justine said...

Such cute stitching, that was kind to stitch for your friend.

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

Thanks for taking part in GG this month. I love the idea of stitching something for a friend so she can make it up herself. Very thoughtful.

And yes, hubby's gift totally counts as a GG piece! It's so cute too.

Mary - Lecoeurceltique said...

Lovely stitching.

Marcy said...

Lovely finishes ... the kissing couple is adorable and definitely a GG project.