Friday, May 28, 2010

An infatuated finish and moving on

Hi everyone! How are things in your part of the world? Here it is a little chilly and our gorgeous weather of last weekend seems like a distant memory! The sun is at least shining this morning, much better than the rain we had yesterday.

Anyway, before I go any further……I can report a finish! Yes, I put the last few stitches in Infatuated yesterday and what a lovely stitch this was.



Sheepish Designs Infatuated stitched on 32ct Belfast Cream linen & a mix of DMC & WDW threads

I did do some hair-tearing over deciding what colour the house would be. I think I tried about 5 different overdyeds and wasn’t happy with any of them. Then I had something of a light bulb moment and decided to go with the colours of the strawberry and the heart, DMC 3721 and 3722, but add in a lighter shade from the same colour family. Then I just randomly re-threaded my needle with a different shade each time I needed too and was much happier with the finished result than trying to find an overdyed that I thought worked.


Meanwhile, I’d a nice stash day yesterday when BBD’s Pink Hill Manor arrived. I’m on auto for this series but have, as yet, to start stitching on any of them. This one though has caught my eye and I think this will be my next start.


I’m planning on stitching it on 32ct puck Elne of Lynnyn that I have in my fabric stash. So, no stash diving for my next stitching project.

And, before I go, here’s my Christmas ornament for May - Homespun Elegance's Mr Candy Cane, stitched on 32ct lambswool linen using the suggested threads. Siobhan, Cari and I are still managing to keep on track with this!


Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Until next time…..

25 comments:

KarenV said...

What a lovely finish Lois! I really like what you did with the house, it turned out great.

Love the ornament too - very cute - and your new stash. I'm on the fence about this instalment of the BBD series, so maybe seeing your WIP will change my mind :)

Annie said...

I love your Sheepish Design finish. I've done that trick with randomizing thread colors to simulate the over-dyeds. It can be very effective and yours came out perfrect.

The ornament is just the cutest. I don't think I've seen that pattern before, but it is adorable!

Jackie said...

Lois, I just love your Infatuated. I have not seen this before but your project is so inspiring me. I just might have to go buy the chart. Thank you for the enabling!

I love what you did with the house. Very smart, it looks great.

Christina said...

'Infatuated' is beautiful Lois. I've never stitched anything by Sheepish designs before, got a feeling that might change now!

Margaret said...

I love your Infatuated finish! So pretty! And your ornament is great too! I agree with you -- I love the Anniversaries of the Heart series!

Carol said...

Wow, that was a quick finish, Lois--it looks amazing. Love the colors you ended up choosing for the house. Just perfect... Thank you for introducing me to Sheepish Designs--they have some wonderful charts :)

And what a darling ornament--haven't seen that little guy before. It is going to be fun in December when you pull out all 12 ornaments to display on your tree, isn't it!

Cari-in-VA said...

Wow, you did a lot of stitching in just a week. Congratulations on a wonderful finish! I think the colors you chose for the house are perfect.

Oh, the Anniversary series is just wonderful! I have yet to stitch any of them but they are on my radar.

Congrats on your ornament finish - it is just too cute! I was working on mine last nite and am almost done. I need to hurry as I only have three days left.

Enjoy your weekend.

Sharlotte said...

Lois , I am infauated with "Infatuated"!! It looks great! For future reference, an overdye that I like that is close to the colors of 3721 and 3722 is Crescent Colours Wild Berries. I run out of that pretty quick as I like it a lot! The ornament is really cute!

Deb said...

That is a wonderful finish. I just love Sheepish Designs. And the colors you chose for the house are just perfect. Love your ornament too - you'll have some wonderful ones by the end of the year.

Diana said...

Love your Sheepish Designs finish! Great idea on the house color. I like the new BBD pattern, too. Guess you like designs with houses just like I do.

staci said...

I'm infatuated with your finish! It is lovely indeed and the house color is perfect!

Love your snowman finish too :)

Cindy's Stitching said...

The house is so pretty - wonderful colors.

Andrea said...

Your Infatuated is gorgeous! I've always loved that design (and had it in the stash for a while now), but yours is the first one I've ever seen stitched up! Love the house colors, it's perfect!
Your ornament is adorable, too cute! You've been busy stitching :-)

Elaine said...

Lois your Infatuated is just beautiful. The colours are just perfect.
Being a bit of a snowmen nut I just love your ornie!!

Katrina said...

What a gorgeous finish! Love how you did the house.

I am doing the BBD AotH pieces on one piece of linen, I love them :-).

Karen said...

I love your finish with the colors! You did a great job....makes me want to stitch it now!

Oh well....I will resist the urge and enjoy your beautiful finish.

happy stitching....

Bertie said...

It is chilly again here Lois, but the weekend looks good after today LOL.
Great finish on your SD, they do look lovely, I have a lot of these SD from years back but never managed to stitch them yet.

Puck would look great on the BBD, might just copy you there :-)) although I am very much hooked on Selkie as well.

Have a wonderful Bankholiday weekend.

Karoline said...

Gorgeous finish Lois, I like how you did the house.

The ornament is lovely too.

Moonpie primitives said...

Hi Lois: Love your finished stitching piece!!!! Good idea with the house color... Have a great weekend, Nancy

Berit said...

Love all this stitching--the house looks wonderful! :d What a sweet HE ornament, as well!

Sherri said...

Infatuated is so beautiful! I haven't seen this pattern before, but I love it. I think the house is just perfect. Thanks for describing how you did it, I might give that technique a try sometime.

I'm looking forward to seeing Pink Hill Manor.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Lovely finish! I think you're on a 'redish house' thing... None more lovely! Have fun.

Brigitte said...

I love both your latest finishes, the CHS and this one. Very lovely. And you were doing great choosing the colour for the house, I love it.
Aren't the Anniversaries of the Heart patterns gorgeous? I will have to have them )in spite of my stash buying diet, lol).

Siobhan said...

Fantastic finish, Lois! Both on Infatuated and the ornament. :) I need to get a blog post done so I can post my May ornament and then get started on June's ornament! I can't wait to see your AotH piece.

Kajsa said...

Great finish! That color worked out wonderfully! And your ornament is so cute too!