Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What I have been working on!

One would think one would get lots of stitching done when the weather is just too hot to go outside. My poor yard does not get much visiting from me, but I do get out and try to 'dead head' the roses.

I did get some work done - below is the start of Tis the Season - BBD as part of a SAL. The strawberries from a previous post is also part of the SAL. Have till mid or end of September to have it finished.
A closer look of Tis the Season. Stitched on 32ct Vintage Pear, but using threads that I had, not all the ones called for.
This is a little bracelet that a friend taught me to do.
I am not what you would call a beader, but I do enjoy the process as long as there is a class and/or knowledgeable teacher.
Here is an even closer look, once started it worked up very quickly. NOTE: cat hair everywhere!!
Here is another beading project - though I pride myself on not having WIPs in the beading end!! this is a WIP - I started this many years ago and then we moved here to Macon and I just never got it done, so I hope to have this finished some time within the next month.
It is called a Dutch Spiral.
This is my little work area for my beading projects, right now Dutch Spiral has claimed the space.
Below is Pumpkin Blossom by BBD which I finished stitching but have not made into anything yet. Have these two fabrics and need to decide which one to use. I am into trying to use stash instead of buy new stash.Below is Witches Hollow by The Primitive Needle. I am doing this as a SAL with a internet friend, haven't gotten very far.
I am using 40ct fabric of which the name has escaped me, but will post the name when I show you more progress. I used 2 strand of floss on the owl, but have decided to go to one strand for the rest of the piece. Of course I already started the bat and the moon, but will 'frog' them and do them over using one strand of floss.
The owl, took forever to stitch, lots of counting and color changes, but it looks great!! do you agree.
Thanks for dropping by, I do love to blog which I had more time to sit and do this, plus read blogs and stitch. Oh, I forgot, still have to maintain home and family!! lol

Have a great week ------------ Roberta


Margaret said...

I love all your projects! Good idea to try to use stash instead of buying. I should do that too, but my stash is so disorganized (the threads at least). I've never tried beading. I have friends who do it and it always looks so neat. Love what you've made!

staci said...

Beautiful bracelets! And I love that owl, he's quite a hoot! (Sorry for the bad pun, but he really is adorable!)

Patty C. said...

I love "Pumpkin Blossom "!!!!!

Myra said...

Your beadwork is gorgeous. I find beading very tedious and admire that you were able to make such large pieces.

natalysneedle said...

Love your beadwork. One of my favorite things to do is incorporate my love of beading with my stitching. I tend to bead fobs and pincushions. Your stitching is beautiful. I love all of the fall colors.

Brigitte said...

Your stitchy projects are all so lovely. Do I see a pattern tere concerning BBD projects? Lol. I have to admit that I also love nearly all their designs and when my stitching mojo is back I'll also start one of their designs.
Congratulations on your beading. Looks terrific.

Littlebit said...

Love your stitching projects...and your bracelet too!

Heidi said...

Wonderful that you too are thinking autumn and winter Roberta. There is no time like summer to work on Christmas projects. Love your bracelet! Hope your weather is not too hot? Of course, it is just one more excuse to stay indoors and stitch, right?

Hugs from Holland ~

woolwoman said...

your beading looks wonderful Roberta and all the WIP's you've shown are really fun - I am also a BBD fan - Love Tis the Season - I had everything pulled and kitted but just never got around to starting it. Melody

Nancy said...

Have fun with all your stitching projects! Blackbird Designs are always fun to stitch and the end result is always so pretty. I love the name of the Vintage Pear linen. Your bead work is beautiful!

Vinniey said...

Glad to discover your beautiful blog. All your WIPs are gorgeous! Pumpkin Blossom is beautiful. And beautiful beading works too. I have done this kind of bracelet last 10 years ago, I've already forgot what my friend has taught me. :)

Gwen said...

Everything looks great Roberta.

I vote for the fabric on the right.(Pumpkin Blossom) I have to finish the front of the needlebook then I can put mine together.

Lovely beading, hope you will join us when we do the needlecase.

Solstitches said...

Wow! Lots of lovely stitching going on across the pond Roberta.
It's nice to get a peek of your Pumpkin Blossom. Sheila and I are going to try to tackle the making up of ours next week.
Nice start on the BD piece which I love and great job on the beading.

Phyllis said...

I just found your blog and am loving all your projects! I have been searching for the pumpkin blossom chart. Would you be willing to sell it? Or do you know where I could find it? Please let me know. Thank you, Phyllis

Phyllis said...

I noticed you are looking for LHN Wool Needlebook. I have that chart. If you are still interested please email me. Phyllis