Monday, October 02, 2006

A couple of smalls

Over the weekend I did start and totally complete two smalls from Trix or Treat by Blackbird Designs - Boo and Black Cat. I did both on my own hand-dyed 32 count linen. On Black Cat I used the recommended fibers Weeks Dye Works and on Boo I used Weeks Dye Works Sweet Potato. I took Karen V's tips on Boo backstitching around the piece and then whip stitching the front to a back with a bead every fourth stitch or so. I love how it turned out! Thanks Karen.

I did a start this morning on Amaranth from Shepherd's Bush - not much to see yet but here it is any way.
I also stitched a little on Part 1 of Marquior ABC but I didn't take a photo. I plan on trying to finish Part 1 up this week. We see how that goes! :-)

Nice weekend here - the weather Sunday was wonderful! 70's and sunny! The pugs and I spent a lot of time outside. There won't be to many more of these! Here they are helping me work at home last Friday.

September recap - I didn't do as much as I thought I would during the month. Vacation really put me off my planned completions. But I had fun so all is not lost. For October I plan on Block 10 of the Village of Hawk Run Hollow, finish Part 1 of Marquior ABC and start Part 2 on the 16th, Winter Arbor from The Drawn Thread, Amaranth from Shepherd's Bush, Quaker Meetinghouse from Midsummer Night Designs and Flea Market Souvenir from BBD. That should keep me out of trouble! If I have anytime left over, I will start on Christmas ornaments. It will be another full month.


Barb said...

Nice stitching pieces. I really enjoyed your blog. I loved the picture of your dogs they are cute.

KarenV said...

I love your pugs! They're just so cute :)

Congratulations on your finishes, they look great! Glad that I could help out with the backstitching technique, it's a really useful one.