Wednesday, June 27, 2012

A little bit of this, a little bit of that.....


Hi everyone!  Yes, one of those ‘little bit’ posts.  A little bit of progress to share but there really hasn’t been a whole lot of stitching going on around here.

A little bit more on PSS Halloween Hornbook Sampler and here’s the next block completed (I still need to change the ghost to a stronger white!). 

The whole time I was stitching this I was thinking it was a peacock but now I’ve started to doubt myself and I’m wondering if it’s a turkey….what do you think? I enjoyed this block. Loved the strong colours (seems like I’m in the mood for stitching stronger colours these days) and, given that I’ve completely fallen by the wayside with monthly Christmas stitching, I’m glad that I’m still on track with this one.

Then, a little bit more on PSS Sergei.  Sergei is such a handsome chap, isn’t he?  I’m loving stitching this one, I’m just being dead slow and stop about it.  Hopefully next time round if he isn’t a finish he’ll be very close to one. 

Thanks for all the lovely comments on my finished Quaker Blackbird and your continued visits.  One of my favourite times of the year at the moment…..Wimbledon and lots and lots of tennis to watch…….given that I like to have my stitching in hand while I watch I’m hoping that that means lots and lots of stitching!

Until next time……

31 comments:

Vickie said...

I wonder if you aren't right. I would think turkey. Whatever he is he's great. Love it. http://astitchersstory.blogspot.com/

Barb said...

I absolutely love the PSS Halloween Hornbook Sampler!!Sergei is looking very good! Hope you get to stitch a lot while the tennis is on TV.

Margaret said...

Love the hornbook progress! Turkey? Not sure on that one -- good question! Love Sergei too. I need to get to both these pieces someday. Been enjoying Wimbledon. The US coverage was better today, thank goodness!

Deborah said...

Both wip's are beautiful. I am from New England and have turkeys all over the place, so I think i will go with the turkey.

Carol said...

Really beautiful block on your Halloween sampler be it turkey or peacock, Lois :) I can see why you're enjoying stitching it so much... And Sergei gets more handsome with each post!

Enjoy the tennis and your stitching (would you believe I have no idea how tennis is even scored?!)... hope your favorites win!

Mary said...

Lois, what fun both pieces are! They're looking great.

My heart wants him to be a turkey, it really does....but those three feathers sprouting out of the top of his head say "I'm a peacock!"

Mindi said...

Beautiful stitching, both projects you're working on are adorable. maybe its a pea-turkey hybrid?

Cathy B said...

Your Plum Street Sampler pieces look wonderful!

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress on both of your projects. I love wimbledon too.

Christine said...

Great stitching. I see peacocks, but being English I don't automatically tend to associate turkeys with autumn.
Sergei is fabulous

Giovanna said...

Great WIPs, they're both really cute projects.

Vinniey said...

Agreed with you. I think the ghost will looks better in white but the piece is looking great! I like the peacock motifs. So beautiful. My hubby is a big tennis fan too. :)

Chris said...

I love both projects Lois :)

Siobhán said...

Nice progress on both, Lois! They look great! I need to get started on my Halloween stitching. I love that hornbook!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

I think he is a turkey, too. And,a mighty fine one at that! Love seeing the progress on both pieces!
Linda

Melissa said...

Sergei IS a very handsome fella! You'll have him done in no time! You'll be finishing the hornbook too now that you can do it while watching tennis! Wish I could do that but I can't.

I find it's hard to stitch in summer as there's so much else to do outside! That's when I am thankful for rainy days so I can stitch!

ps you may be right and it's a turkey or maybe it's a turkey peacock mix! ;-)

Samplers, Silks and Linens said...

dont those squares with the dots in them on the tail represent the eyes on a peacocks tail? plus he's displaying his tail as peacocks do and then there is a long slender neck and the 3 feathers on the head - I'm definately going with peacock here! -

Denise said...

I must vote for a peacock - due to the 'crown' over his head and the
elegant tail. Whatever, the whole piece will be great!

Sally said...

Love your latest block. I'm thinking peacock as it seems to be the theme of two of the other blocks. He probably just looks a little different because he's facing forwards.

I adore Sergei. I really want to sort my threads now!

Catherine said...

Great stitches! If you can't decide between turkey or peacock, just call it a peakey! ;)

Isobel -Argante- said...

I absolutely love the Halloween Hornbook Sampler, but the cardinal... it's gorgeous! WOnderful blog!

Isobel
The Primitive Hare

Penny said...

I love the Halloween Hornbook Sampler! They all look like peacocks to me. :) Sergei is looking pretty!
Enjoy tennis and stitching! :)

Anne said...

Hmmm, I'm thinking peacock, but it is a autumn design...so it could be a fancy turkey?!?!? Love it anyways!!! And I'm in agreement with you about Sergei. He is a fine fellow!

Anne said...

Hmmm, I'm thinking peacock, but it is a autumn design...so it could be a fancy turkey?!?!? Love it anyways!!! And I'm in agreement with you about Sergei. He is a fine fellow!

Suzanne said...

Loving your Halloween piece and Sergei.

valerie said...

Your Halloween Hornbook looks like such fun to stitch! Love the turkey/peacock. He's fun! Sergei is coming along too. Lovely stitching as always Lois!

Karoline said...

They're both looking gorgeous, great progress

Paulette said...

I think it's a peacock, but you've certainly given me an idea... ;)

Paulette

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Teresa said...

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Teresa

Brigitte said...

I always love to see your progress on these two WIPs, they are both gorgeous. And isn't it such a pleasure to sit down and watch a tennis or another sports marathon while stitching? I love that, too.