Tuesday, August 21, 2012

August and Cooler

        At last we are having nice weather. The days have been in the 80's and the nights in the 60's, great sleeping weather and hardly any humidity. DH has an easier time brerathing in this cooler weather. So he has been feeling better.
        I have been stitching more these days and playing on the computer less. LOL  It is amazing how much more you can accomplish when you are away from the computer. I finished Serendipity by Papillon and I am trying to decide if I am going to frame it or make it into a pillow.
Serendipity by Papillon creations

I also finished a small design for my neighbor she is having such a hard time. It is by Ever So Little Designs. I chose this one as she has a Tabby cat that is a joy. I am not usually a cat person but Angel is a different story. She considers me Mom # 2. LOL I am sure my neighbor will be pleased.

Ever So Little Designs #26 Cat

I found a black frame that will look good with it -- now to get it framed. LOL

     As I am sure all of you are aware by now, Marilyn Leavitt-Imblum of Lavendar and Lace Desighns has passed away this last week. I am in the Yahoo Group called Marilyn's Gardena and everyone is stitching something in her honor. I had one of her freebie angels started and picked that up again and there is another one already kitted up. Here is a picture of my progress so far.

TIAG freebie 1999

On a recent visit to my LNS this design by Imaginating caught my eye. I don't usually do a lot of geometrics but for some reason this one struck  my fancy. I am almost halfway finished with it. It is an easy piece to get lost in. As my mind can wander at times this is a good thing. LOL

Bubbles by Imaginating

I am also getting ready to start a Hardanger SAL for the Yahoo group Stitch Specialists. Here is my fabric and thread choices.

Fabric and Thread for Confetti of Hardanger

So as I said I have been keeping my hands busy. I hope all of you are having a wondeful day. Thanks for stopping by.


Julie said...

You are so right about keeping away from the computer and being able to get more done,it's so easy to loose an evening sitting playing and browsing. You have some lovely projects lined up Dusty. The papillon is beautiful and I'm sure your neighbour will adore the special gift.

Grit said...

Beautiful stitching.
I like the bubbles very much.
Liebe Grüße Grit fro Germany

Christine said...

The papillon finish is gorgeous, I think it would make a stunning cushion. Such a lovely gift for your neighbour too.
The bubbles design is very striking, looks like it would be fun to stitch too

Kate said...

Lovely stitching. A cute gift for your neighbour.

Patti-Rocky Mtn Stitcher said...

Lovely stitching!!

tiffstitch said...

Beautiful projects! And I love your colour choices for CofH. I'm hoping to start soon too.

Sheilasembroidery said...

Well done on your stitching

Jenny K said...

Your stitching is beautiful, Dusty. I agree with Christine that the Papillon would make a stunning cushion. Love the Bubbles design too.

DUSTY said...

Thanks everyone !! I still have to look for fabric to make the pillow, but I have soom ideas. I love all the comments, thanks again.

Nic said...

Hi Dusty just found your blog - you have some gorgeous stitching. I especially love the Bubbles design.

Jo said...

Your Papillion looks wonderful. Bubbles is very different from your usual stitching and is lovely. X

stitchesnscraps said...

What lovely stitching! Everything is beautiful! Can't wait to see your C of H! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa J.

stitchin' girl said...

Your stitching is so beautiful!! I too am getting ready to start the hardanger SAL from The Stitch Specialist Group, but love the colors and threads you have chosen for yours.

Mary said...

All of your projects are so beautiful.

Carolyn NC said...

Congrats on the lovely finish! And the rest of your stitching looks wonderful!