Wednesday, May 28, 2014

May stitches!


Greetings stitching friends! I have a few finishes to share with you today.


  "Cross Stitcher at Work" - The Primitive Hare
36ct Lakeside linens Color???

I had found a flat shadow frame (wood) at Micheal's for $1.29. Painted it white then dark grey. Used a Civil War reproduction fabric for the background and mounted the stitched piece on top. I really love this design. I was soo surprised to see other stitchers outstanding  finishes on Facebook - The Primitive Hare Stitching Group.  




Finished BBD Her Sampler 1796 - YEA!!! I mis-read the instructions and of the gold alphabet row did cross stitches and then the 4 sided stitch around them. Would of been nice to only have done the 4 sided stitch but I love this sampler anyways:) I pushed finishing this sampler because I have some other projects I want to get to.


By the Bay Needleart Mystery SAL - Finished part 3. I added DMC 157 blue around the word welcome. The letters are in dark green and a lighter green sounds them. Well in good lighting you can well. But when I held it up to my walls I could not read the letters. SO I added the blue and now no matter the lighting I will be able to read easily. Part 4 should come out today!

 Newest start Begger's 4th. 

These flags I hand dyed in 2 cups of very hot water and 4 tablespoons of instant coffee. I let the coffee dissolve in the hot water and let the water cool down some. Then placed the flags right in and let them be for about 5 -6 minutes (yes I did check using tongs). Waited till I was happy with the tone and lightly rinsed in cold water. A few of the smaller flags I didn't rinse at all. Then I let them hang dry which they dried lighter in color. Hard to see in these photos but they DO have a Primitive look to them. You should of seen me when I was taking the flags off the sticks - I have not ever did this to flags before but saw in an old Leisure Arts magazine August 1989.
In the mean time I want to get some patriotic stitching done. Will share with you soon.
OH and I am collecting my supplies for stitching Elizabeth - A Sampler Pincushion Doll Maiden from SAN - Summer 2014 magazine. Shes on the cover. and yes I ordered the porcelain half doll from Brier Rose.


Hope you are well and enjoying some warm weather.
Always with my Appreciation and Love for you - Annette



33 comments:

Barb said...

Great stitching!! I love the way you modified the frame. It really looks good. I am trying to resist but I think I will have to buy the Beggar's 4th chart.

Beth said...

Begger's 4th is on my list too!

Penny said...

Lovely finishes, Annette! I've seen so many people working on the BBD sampler - I love it! Love what you did with the flags. I'm sure Beggar's 4th is somewhere in my future. :) Looking forward to seeing your doll!

Linda said...

Congrats on all the great finishes Annette. I love what you did to the flags.

Linda

gracie said...

I plan to stitch thatpincudhion doll too . I am ordering it as a kit...

Annie said...

SAL City, huh? I love the Prim Stitchers Group and "All About Smalls" on FB. Have you checked them out?

Your work is so beautiful and you stitch so fast!

The pincushion doll is fantastic. Have fun with it!

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful work as always! I love what you did with the frame, the finish piece looks perfect :)

Marilyn said...

Great finish on the Cross-Stitcher piece, and your SAL's turned out so nice.
Love Beggar's 4th, that will be so pretty when done.
Great idea with the flags, and beautiful Porcelain doll project.
Marilyn

Lee said...

You certainly have been busy great work and looks like your plans will keep you busy in June as well

KimM said...

Love your finishes - and the frame is PERFECT for the piece! 'xxx

Mary Ann said...

Lovely finishes! I really like the frame for the Cross Stitcher at Work piece. I love what you did with the flags, and am really looking forward to seeing your finished Sampler Pincushion Doll!!

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Love the Primitive Hare design. The way you finished it is really fun. Have a great day!

Margaret said...

So many great finishes! The colors you used on the BBD Her Sampler are wonderful! Love everything!

Vickie said...

Oh I love your work you have shared with us today! So beautiful. You have been busy my friend. It is sunny and warm here today. Stay cool!

Melissa said...

Lovely work all around! You were quick to finish the BBD piece. It's very pretty!

Von said...

I'm so impressed with how much stitching you've accomplished lately! Excellent work. :)

Andrea said...

Beautiful stitching, love your finishes.

Shirlee said...

Lovely projects my friend! You've been busy!

Giovanna said...

Pretty finishes, congratulations! Enjoy stitching the doll.

Vonna, The Twisted Stitcher said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your finished Stitcher at work :) Cutest one I've seen yet!

Patty C. said...

Love your cross stitcher ... Wasn't that a fun pattern!

Chris said...

Great update Annette! Great job on the BBD finish and on your BYB SAL progress. I have some catching up to do. I love the patriotic start too.
I hope that you are having a great weekend!
Hugs!

Kim said...

Wonderful! Your finished pieces are beautiful - looking forward to seeing these new projects too!

Anne said...

Annette!! Your Cross stitcher at work is amazing!I love how you finished it in the frame...so unique! You finished the BBD SAL!! Wow! You are fast with your fingers my friend! I'm still stuck on the eyelets...taking an age...any tricks to making it go faster?! Anyways, very beautiful finish. I really like the colours you used. Lovely progress with the By the Bay SAL. Can't wait to see what's next. Begger's 4th I've been seeing a lot of on instagram and it looks great! Hugs to you!!

Karoline said...

Your finishes are gorgeous, congratulations

I'm still waiting for my SANQ to cross the Atlantic but that doll is lovely, enjoy :)

Carol said...

Really gorgeous finishes, Annette! I just bought Beggar's 4th, too--so cute! I'm not sure if I'll get to it this year, but perhaps watching your progress will inspire me :)

Brigitte said...

You have two lovely finishes, Annette. I love the Stitcher st Work in its frame, and it was a creative idea to first put the fabric into the frame and then add the stitched piece on top of it. I have to keep this in mind for the case when the stitched piece doesn't have a wide enough edge for framing. A great solution.
Very nice BBD finish as well.

I have seen the last installment of the By the Bay mystery, it is looking gorgeous. And you made a pretty start on your patriotic piece.

Oh my, how great that you will be stitching the SANC front piece. Can't wait to see your your start on it.

Myra said...

Gorgeous finishes! I love the colors in the BBD piece. Sigh...I really need to do some stitching.

Ricamo a Doppio Filo said...

Love your bbd her sampler!
It's colorfull! Love all yours projects!
Naty

Shebafudge said...

Gorgeous stitching. I absolutely adore that design. Love the doll on the cover of the magazine. I can't wait to see you stitch that up. xx

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely cross stitch........had great trouble reading the word verification......maybe you should consider removing it........see a post of mine a couple back about it.......

Annette-California said...

Thank you Chookyclue! I am testing this now to see if I correctly made the changes.

SoCal Debbie said...

Congratulations on your finishes! The BBD Sampler is pretty. What a great framing idea by using fabric instead of a mat! Perfect timing for your patriotic stitching now!