Monday, September 5, 2011

First part completed

I was happy dancing a little bit last week as I put the final stitches in the first part of the current BBD’s Loose Feathers.

Stitched on 32ct Antique Ivory using the suggested overdyeds

It ended up that once I reached the alphabet I flew through that and now, here I am anxiously awaiting the second part being released so that I can get back to stitching on it!


Some more lovely finishing by KarenV to share this time round. I was so pleased with how she’d finished my BBD Glad Tidings that I asked her to do the same thing with CHS Her Sampler which I’d stitched last year and hadn’t got round to doing anything with. I loved this one so much when I stitched it so it was a shame that it was just lying in my finished pile and had been lying there for so long!

Stitched on 32ct cream linen using suggested DMC

Then there was the PS freebie ornament I’d stitched as my June Christmas ornament. I asked Karen to finish it with the contrasting red and green felt backing and I think this one turned out so cute!

Stitched on 32ct lambswool linen using suggested DMC

Another birthday has come and gone and I received this as part of a lovely birthday package from my stitching friend Leigh. I was thrilled when I saw this BBD pillow, I have admired this on many a blog but it was a chart that somehow never managed to make its way into my stash. Leigh also made this sweet scissor fob, isn’t it lovely?

Finally, a sneak peak at what I’ve started to stitch, back to one of my favourite designers. Recognise it anyone?!


As always, thanks for taking the time to drop by. Hope all is well with you and yours. Here we’re being warned that we’re in for some autumnal weather this week. I see lots more time to stitch on the horizon!

Until next time ….

27 comments:

Deb said...

Love your BBD finish. I really like this one a lot and might actually do it. It's really pretty. And Karen did a wonderful job on Her Sampler and your ornament. And your gifts from Leigh are wonderful as well.

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, I love your BBD piece! Love the way Karen finished Her Sampler and the xmas ornie too. Her Sampler is one I need to get to -- so pretty! What lovely gifts from Leigh too!

pam said...

BBD piece is looking great. I got the chart a few weeks back but that is as far as I have gotten.

Valerie said...

Your BBD piece is looking great. I just love antique ivory fabric...so classic!

Bertie said...

Oh Lois I do love what Karen has done with Her Sampler, such a lovely idea instead of framing her.

Summer is just lovely, I am waiting too for the next parts and will start then so I can see how large it all gets.

Happy belated birthday, lovely ornament!
Yes unfortunately autumn is around the corner here too:)

Anonymous said...

Your stitching is beautiful and I really like the finishing.
Looks like you are starting Three Crows. One of my favorites seen on several blogs but I am unable to find the pattern. I emailed the designer but it kicked back.
I love alphabets and crows and this is so perfect. Please post when you get it finished.
Take care.
Shop4baskets

Christine said...

Great stitching and finishing. I love the needle pillow youe recieved

Annie said...

All of your stitching looks great. And Karen really knows how to doll them up! Hope the weather treats you kindly.

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your finish and new start! The pieces Karen finished for you are lovely.

Happy Belated Birthday!

Cathy B said...

Lois - your BBD piece is off to a great start; I need to get going on mine. Before long, part two will be out!

Karen does such a beautiful job finishing! And your Goode Huswife Three Crows is off to a great start. (I stitched this one last year I think - you and I have similar tastes!)

mainely stitching said...

I stitched 3 Crows awhile back and passed the pattern along to another fan - if only TGH would settle down and re-issue some of her old patterns (like she started to do a couple of years ago).

Karen's finishing is superb, and so is your stitching!

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Wow! I lyour BBD progress! What a pretty piece. Karen did a wonderful job on Her Sampler. I need to pull mine out and finish-finish it or frame it.
Your gifts from Leigh are lovely!

Melissa said...

Fantastic! I love your BBD finish - well, I can imagine how you must be chomping at the bit for #2! I have this on my to-stitch list. The whole chart itself is the best bargain ever - 3 all fabulous designs!

Love how KarenV finished Her Sampler for you. I'll have to keep that in mind! I will show you her latest finishing for me today.

The crows - love that one. Can't remember the name but it's from the Goode Huswife, right?

valerie said...

Your Summer finish is gorgeous! ANd Karen did a wonderful job on Her Sampler and the ornie. Cute all around!

Jackie in UK said...

Hi Lois, beautiful stitching as always! The new Loose Feathers is looking lovely - will you stitch the other pattern from this leaflet too? I love the ' Her sampler' too - nice finish for that one! I don't recognise the crow stitching but I like how it looks so far.... ;-)

Speak soon, much love, Jackie x

Denise said...

I was trying to decide which one of your new finishes I liked best but gave up on that - they are all so lovely and Karen's finishing is just the best!
Enjoy your fall! At last, we in
Georgia have: RAIN!!!

Catherine said...

Love all of your stitchy goodies!

Katrina said...

Love your BBD, it's gorgeous!!!! I am waiting on the second part to pick mine back up :-). Cute finishes and pretty new start too.

Myra said...

Gorgeous finishes! I am anxious to see what the 2nd part of the BBD piece is.

Siobhan said...

I know, I know!! Three Crows! :) Love the new start!! It's perfect for this weather--though it's gotten so cold that you could be stitching snowmen! LOL

LOVE the BBD finish!! It looks great. I can't wait to see what the second part of the BBD will be. As always, Karen did a gorgeous job with the finishing. She is amazing!

Love the gift from Leigh!

Giovanna said...

Well done on the BBD! I'm also impatient to see what part 2 will look like. Great finishing work by Karen, and lovely gifts from Leigh - good for you :-)

trillium said...

The CHS sampler is very nice. With the acorns & leaves, it's just right for the season.

Your BBD start is coming along. . .

Carol said...

That is such a beauty, Lois--can't wait to catch a glimpse of Part 2! Your finishes look great with Karen's wonderful touches, too.

How nice to receive a birthday package from a stitching friend :) Hope your birthday was as special as you, my friend!

Sally said...

Your BBD piece is gorgeous Lois. I've just realised the second part will be out this month! Looking forward to seeing what it looks like.

Karen V has finished your stitching beautifully.

Love your birthday gift.

Berit said...

oooh, Three Crows! I so need to stitch that; great going! Also, your finishes by Karen look stunning! :o

nathalie-poppy said...

Hi Lois!!!!
I had no internet connexion !!!!
The cables were cut !!!
I hate when I have no internet !!!! LOL !!!
How are you ???
I’m fine but today is the hottest day of the week: 30° !!!
I’m fed up with summer … I would like colder temperatures … I am waiting for AUtumn …
No stitcheries those days for me !!!
Too much work for school and too tired when I come back home …
What about you ????
Have a nice WE …
Big hugs my sweet friend !!!!!
Nathalie

Suzanne said...

What a pretty finish with the BBD piece. Beautiful stitching by you and beautiful finishing by Karen. I really love 'Her Sampler'.

Pretty gift.