Monday, August 16, 2010

Cherry Hearts finis

Cherry Hearts - design by Shepherd's Bush
32 count unknown linen by Silkweavers
Recommended silk threads

I finished up Cherry Hearts on Sunday. Yeah! It feels good to have a cross stitch finish. I have not had one since oh, maybe April -May? In any case it feels like forever. But as soon as I put the last stitch in to hold the ribbon in place I moved back to my charted canvas work. I'd like to be finished with the remaining three by the end of September. I have a couple of fall/Halloween projects (some ornaments and a BBD Halloween house from last year) that I want to do but would like these out of the way first.

And speaking of counted canvas, here is number four - Hide 'n Seek by Laura J. Perin. This is the odd ball of the group. It's similar in that it's a quilt design build around a variegated pearl cotton but the similarity stops there. This one is like a big scrap quilt and it's very, very bright! Have you ever seem me stitch with orange? And bright yellow? Wait until I get the pink in there! It's really fun already and will go very quickly.

I ran my first official 5k in eight years on Saturday! And my niece Dana ran with me (she is on the left). Or at least most of it. I slowed down at about 1.5 miles into the race and she wanted to set a PR so I told her to leave me in the dust. :-) I finished in 37 minutes with a 12 minute pace. Which was my goal for this race. I was surprised I made my goal - at race time it was already in the 80's with about 98% humidity. It was so hot!! I took a small walk break even. I can't wait for the next 5k - I'll shave a little more time off toward my goal of a 30 minute 5k.

11 comments:

valerie said...

Beautiful finish and congrats on your 5k! 37 minutes...wow!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Margie ~
Cherry hearts looks great! CONGRATULATIONS on your 5k finish!!! Thanks also for posting a pic of yourself. It's so nice to put a face to a name!
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Jo said...

Very pretty finish! Congrats on your race

Deborah said...

Beautiful finish! Congrats on the race.

Margaret said...

Love your finish! And the next quilt design is really cool! I love the bright colors. Congrats on the 5k race. I'm so totally in awe. There's no way I could run even 5 feet. lol!

Cari said...

I love Cherry Hearts...your work is beautiful. Congratulations on the finish of your piece AND YOUR RACE!! How cool is that? You should be very proud of yourself and I'm sure you are. I'm loving the quilt canvas too. Can's wait to see this one finished!! Have a great week!!

Sherry said...

Congrats on your 5K finish! In that humidity...wow and whew. The stitch finish is beautiful and the new start - can't wait to see the progress. You sure can stitch fast!

Alice said...

Congrats on the race! Gasp, I don't think I could get much above a brisk walk at that rate of humidity. I just hate stickiness.

Cherry Hearts turned out beautifully.

Jane said...

I've been looking at you progress with Cherry Heart and now that it's finished, it looks amazing! I love the placement of the ribbon too - perfect!

Well done on your 5k race also. Great that you achieved your goal.

Karoline said...

Lovely finish and congratulations on your 5K

Binky's Blog said...

Congrats on your finish of the 5K race. Your stitching is always fun to watch. You have such a variety of tastes.