Thursday, February 7, 2013

Bunnies in the Garden

 "Bunnies in the garden" - With My needle
32ct Lilac Belfast Linen 
Threads - DMC, Silk Gloriana, WDW,Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe, 
& Chameleon from The Cherry Tree, South Africa

Hello to you my blogging friends and to my new friends. I am all better now. Cold/flu is ALL GONE:) Finally. Thank you all for your well wishes. It worked:) I have lots to share. I've been stitching every day. I started Ellen Chester's Bunnies in the Garden - With My Needle. I want to have it all done before Easter- Spring. I want to enjoy it while all the flowers are in bloom. When I started this I pulled all the DMC threads first. then I switched them out for Hand dyed threads & a silk that I had in my stash. The chart gives a listing of Olde Willow Stitchery overdyed threads but they are no longer available. Thank goodness Ellen listed DMC colors next to each one. So this is my latest wip.

 This darling visitor came up to our driveway last year (I can't recall what month - Oct I think).
I had my cell phone on me and clicked away.
 Isn't he cute. He must of been someones pet because he looks well cared for & came right up to me. Paid his respects & then hopped away. When I came back with my other camera he was gone - poof.
Since I am stitching this wonderful chart I thought I would share him with you - Appropriate yes?

 I found in my moms stash of fabrics this beautiful nicely weighted silk duponi I think. Its beautiful fabric. I plan to use this for the inside of the Needleroll. The orange fabrics are for a carrot scissor holder. So of course I didn't have any orange fabric on hand - off to Joann's I went. Found 2 good possibilities.

 Needle page for inside the needleroll. I have to cut this out - YIKES!!!
Don't worry I will READ Ellen's instructions FIRST and MANY times before I do.

 Hetti's SAL Delft Blue Tiles
28ct Irish Linen
 I stitched 6 more tiles for Hetti's Delft Blue Tiles SAL 2012. You can look for her free charts here.
When you go to her website or blog - the SAL is listed on the right hand side. She listed all the charts together in one place. I chose some different colors to stitch her SAL in. And I love how its coming out.

 The Han Phoenix
28ct White/Silver Evenweave - Fabric Flair
ALL stitched in Silk threads:)
Oh My Goodness! I can't tell you how much I enjoyed stitching this chart. Monica Ferris "Thai Die" book at the very end has this chart. This is a represention of the bird found on a very old silk over 2000yrs old. If you want to learn more you need to read this book. I did stitch this with all her suggested threads of silks. You know,  I took this photo when the sun was shinning very bright. It still looks shaded. Its really beautiful in person. I bought all my supplies at Needle in a Haystack for this project. They have silk threads that I never knew existed. Great selection. When I complete this stitched piece I will share with you.

On Chris's blog she posted about a incredible catalog, a sampler exhibit in Saco Maine, that she had received in the mail. So after reading her post - I ordered it:))))) Thank you Chris!!!  Then on Ellen Chester's blog she wrote a post and listed a video to watch. YOU MUST VIEW THE VIDEO - if you love samplers. Its really well done.
With Love and Appreciation - Annette