Thursday, March 15, 2007

Celtic Birds Finis

Celtic Birds
The Sunflower Seed
40 count natural linen
Indigo Ocean Hand Dyed Silk from Vikki Clayton

I finished up Celtic Birds last night rather than work on the Village. I just love to finish things up and I really only had about an hours worth of stitching after my train ride home yesterday. This is a thin piece - less than two inches tall to it's seven inches wide - I'm thinking this sure would be a pretty basket band a la KarenV. I really should make another one so both sides of my basket match but I know that will never happen. :-) This went very quickly, much more quickly than I thought it would given the fact that it was stitched on 40 count. It's nice to know I don't have any problems with the finer count linens. But don't take that to mean that I'll be doing a lot on 40 count! Once in a while maybe for small pieces - my hats off to those of you who can use 40 count on BAPs. :-) You guys are just crazy. It's 32 count for me for those.

For the rest of the week on the train, I'm getting a head start on my ornament of the month for my SAL since I'll be busy on the planned stitching weekend. It's Topiary II from Hillside Samplings. Thanks again go to Cathy for her RAK. She saw that I was looking for I and II and had a spare II laying around and sent it to me. Not much to look at yet because I do the border first but by tomorrow hopefully I'll have the start of a tree.
I'm still looking for information on Topiary I - I think it's from around 2000 or so since Topiary II has a date of 2001. I'd love to trade or purchased it if anyone has a spare.

9 comments:

xstitch.nl said...

Congratulations, Margie. That is a fabulous finish!!

KarenV said...

Love it! It's really gorgeous and I can't wait to see it as a basket band :)

Cindy said...

Congrats on the beautiful finish! Great job!

Kimberly said...

Celtic birds looks fabulous! Congrats on your finish. I see you are working on The Drawn Thread's Sampler, how are you arranging the blocks on your linen? I have them and am looking for ideas ;)

Nicki said...

Celtic Birds looks wonderful! Such a lovely thread colour. Congratulations :)

Katrina said...

congrats on another lovely finish Margie, just perfect for a basket band :)

Michelle said...

Love those Celtic Birds. Congrats on the quick finish. They will be perfect as a basket band!

Karoline said...

Congratulations Margie, the birds are lovely

Barbara said...

Oh boy, that's just gorgeous!!