Wednesday, February 26, 2014

A New Start

Hello friends!

 32ct Vintage Lt Exampler - Lakeside Linens
Summer 2011 - BBD

Last weekend I started a new sampler that I have had kitted for almost 2 years now - BBD Loose Feathers Summer, Autumn and Winter 2011. I'm starting with Summer chart. And I had hand dyed my threads myself. But after I placed a few stitches I decided that I wanted to use a few of the recommended threads. Mostly because of the color tones - CC Wild Berries,  & GA Maple Syrup, Flax and Cindermill Brown. I love the coloring of the bird and inside of the flower according to the chart - thats why I made some changes. I had pulled all the DMC threads for all 3 charts and Hand dyed them all together.

April 2014 - JSC magazine pg 13
Yellow Fever &  Fraises du Bois threads - Watercolours by Caron
 Last week I received my issue of Just Cross Stitch Magazine April 2014. When I saw these darling carrots I just had to stop what I was doing and go pull some supplies.  I used some left over fabric - I think its Luguna it sure feels like it. And I pulled some threads from long ago - talking like over 15 yrs ago. I had some Watercolours by Caron and thought they were pretty and looked like Easter colors. The skeins have 3 ply's and I used one thread over 2. It was fun and I felt so good using up some old stash.

 I have to laugh because last year I stitched "Save an egg decorate a carrot" and I did just that - lol.

 Ohhhhhh I was lucky to have gotten one of these kits. BBD - English Garden, A sewing bag kit! as soon as I get my orders in I will share what I bought. Hopefully this week I will get them:))))))

 You probably have already seen this on Lindas blog. I made this needlebook and sent it - a RAK to Linda! BBD - Small token. I made this in 2 days and sent it off right away to her.

The top ribbon is of animals and I chose this for Linda who loves her furbabies. Then I added the floral ribbon on the bottom. I have found that using a stretchable trim & a button works best to keep the needlebook closed. Especially for using it often. Linda was surprised and loves it.
Happy Stitching - With my love and Appreciation - Annette

27 comments:

Vickie said...

Oh you have been busy! Such sweetness!

KimM said...

Sweet!! Love all your projects =

Margaret said...

Love everything! I'm so lucky to have one of your needlebooks!!

Linda said...

Great new start Annette and the carrot is adorable. Thank you again for the needlebook and I indeed do love it.

Linda

Lee said...

Your needles are certainly kept busy love your new start

Giovanna said...

Great new start, and what an adorable carrot - well done

Carol said...

Such a pretty new start, Annette! Such a cute carrot and your needlebook for Linda is lovely :)

Myra said...

Cute carrot and a gorgeous needlebook. Your start looks wonderful, you are quite brave to dye your own floss.

Barb said...

You have some great things in the works. I do love the carrots!

Mii Stitch said...

I love your carrot!!! This is so sweet :) Your needlebook is fantastic too, well done xx

Marilyn said...

Great start, and the carrot is too cute.
Cute needlebook also.
Marilyn

P.J. said...

That carrot is adorable!!! Nice start on your sampler.

Chris said...

Hey Annette!
I love your new BBD start. This is one of my all time favorites and is a joy to stitch. Your new BBD kit looks wonderful too.
Sweet carrot, I think that everyone is ready for spring.
What a sweet RAK!
I want to stitch now!!
Hugs!

Shirlee said...

Wonderful projects & gorgeous needlebook!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

I'm dying to make one of those carrots too. I keep stalking the magazine racks at Wal-Mart, the grocery and JoAnns but it's not appeared yet! Yours turned out super cute. Lovely post. Hugs

Sharon said...

What delights you are showing today. Love those carrots and the your new start. My favorite would have to be your needle book-it's gorgeous. I love those colors. Did you choose the colors and who is the designer?

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

What beautiful projects you have going! I love those little carrots :) And your needlebook RAK...awesome!

Melissa said...

I love the needlebook that you made for the RAK! Beautiful! I was just looking at the chart the other day and I like how you've made your own colour palette!

I like your new start too, and the cute carrot!

Teresa S. said...

The needlebook and carrots are so cute! And I got the BBD sewing bag also, we are lucky :)

Simply Victoria said...

I love the needlebook you made. Cute carrot : )

Carin said...

What a wonderful new start and I love that carrot !

Brigitte said...

The needlebook is just darling. And I love these carrots. Now I can't wait to order this issue of JCS but I have to be patient. But it will be available soon.
I'm already curious to see which market releases you ordered.

Andrea said...

Wonderful projects. The carrot is so cute.

Patty C. said...

Everything looks just beautiful :)

Karoline said...

The carrot is too cute and the needlebook is lovely, congratulations.

Great progress on your other projects

SoCal Debbie said...

The carrot looks wonderful! How nice to use up your very old stash for this design.

The needlebook you made for Linda is beautiful! What a great stitchy friend you are.

How talented and brave to dye your own floss, too!

Catherine said...

I love all of your projects! What a sweet treasure for Linda!