Thursday, November 8, 2012

Don't Know Why...

...There's no sun up in the sky, stormy weather...Well, it is rainin' all over town here on the Monterey Peninsula.  Rain is one of the happiest sounds I know of.  It is so peaceful and so relaxing.  It made for a perfect stitchy night.  I got to watch the eliminations on The Voice tonight and stitch.  So here is my progress, thus far...

I am working on the backstitching and getting those little odds and ends cross stitches in.  I really wish that you could see how truly vibrant the colors are in person.  This is so beautiful.  I should have the first square totally completed this weekend.  I am going to do the vines on the border all at once.  I am so happy with how this is turning out.  It really will be an heirloom piece when it is done.

This is a really challenging piece, however, it is so beautiful.  If you have this OOP pattern in your collection, it is totally worth it to go ahead and stitch it.  I happen to like challenges and BAPs so this is working for me.  :)

I believe that all of us continue to hold the survivors of Sandy in our thoughts and prayers.  There are moments when I am watching the news where I join these good people in their tears.  So many have lost absolutely everything.  So many are cold and still without electricity.  May they know comfort and peace.  

Be well and stay safe.


quiltluvr said...

I really enjoy your blog and see what stitchy projects you are working on. You say a picture doesn't capture the true colors on your bell pull so I was wondering......have you tried using natural light? I find a flash makes my things look a little washed out so I try to pu things near a bright window with no flash and that seems to help for me.

Your work still looks beautiful! You are a fast stitcher. I enjoy cross stitch but I am slow and get impatient.

Patti said...

Ooh! Great tip! I had not thought of that. I will try it today when I post an update!

Have a happy day!


Miss LindaLee said...

What a beautiful piece you're working on. I can't imagine how many colors are in it. Excellent stitching also.

Yes. I am also keeping those that have lost power, homes, automobiles and personal possessions due to Sandy. What destruction and even the loss of loved ones. How awful. Father. Bring each and every one of these people some relief today and give them more hope for tomorrow.

LindaLee from Cross’N My Stitches