I actually worked on three separate pieces this weekend! I don't think I've done that in quite some time, and since it was completely un-planned, I enjoyed it immensely.
On Friday night, I worked on the lattice stitch background of "Daisy Collage". I managed to get the left side finished:Stitching this background inspired me to try this stitch on my Rainbow Birds canvas. When we last left our heroine, she was frustrated at the amount of time it was taking her to stitch the slanted gobelin behind the birds. After some careful frogging, we now have a much more interesting background:My plan is to find the perfect purple ribbon for that border, and then I think I might use black beads for the eyes. I changed the feet and legs to Flair (kel soo preese) and I think a little more sparkle is just what these girls need. Oh, and because I learned that it doesn't make any sense at all to have a piece just fall off the edges of the canvas (thanks LJP!), I think I might add a funky border to this using all of the colors of the birds...maybe a checkerboard-type effect?
Saturday dawned bright and early and Aunt Chrissy and I headed out to a craft show (my very first). We had a splendid time, and I purchased this:Isn't it lovely? This was made by Pam Lim of Heart Felt, Hand Made. The fabric is gorgeous wool, which I think might be from Weeks Dye Works. The stitching is perfectly done in variegated thread, and the colors IRL are just so pretty. I can't wait to see more of Pam's work at the next show! Woo Hoo!
Yesterday's stitching was "Easter Parade". I have to confess that I was really frustrated by how hard it was for me to follow the chart. I finally broke out the photocopy and highlighter so that I wouldn't have parts in the wrong places and have to frog them again, (a' la Strawberry Garden):
I'm hoping that I might finish this one up this week and then find a cool ready-made frame for it at Michael's or Hobby Lobby. Then I can display it for ten minutes before putting it back into the "Easter Stitching" box.
Stewey is pouty today. We got a few inches of snow overnight and he awoke completely unprepared. During a fit of seasonal cleaning, he sent all of his winter gear to storage, so he had to brave the cold without his wool muff or little snow boots. I'm not sure that he spent more than two seconds out on the back porch before he came back in, so I better go check the drapes. Damn dog.