Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Thistlewood


Well here it is....stitched, pressed and ready for the trip across the pond! The pincusion is also stitched at the bottom of this fabric but my photo skills are not what they could be.....I LOVE the colors of this piece and can not wait to finish it.

Jackie has offered to chart something that will add a rememberance of out trip to England. I thought of putting something here but the beautiful painted button that actually is to be in the center is something I can not leave out.

Someone who knows Thistlewood might notice that the inside of the leaves are not the charted tent stitch.....In an effort to retain my sight, I made them a padded satin stitch. I love the sheen of the silk with this stitch....Jackie will not mind, she is very good about things like this .... generous of spirit!

Coco is in Pennsylvania visiting her sister.....I miss her more than I imagined. It does not take long for the little buggers to become part of your life.....

Chicago is bracing itself for "weather".....There is a heavy dusting of snow outside my window this morning and they are promising more by the end of the day.....I am concerned I will not get to Des Moine tomorrow. Very early flight and they may not have things cleaned up.....What will be, will be.

12 comments:

  1. Thistlewood stitching is beautiful!

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  2. this is gorgeous Sharon - the satin stitch on the thistles really make them stand out.

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  3. Very lovely - can't imagine them another way... Oh, yes, they do fill our hearts quickly!

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  4. Looks lovely! I think the satin stitch looks great. Hope you do not get snowed in- I wish you could send a little snow our way! :)

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  5. Thislewood is beautiful. The way it is looking now, good luck in getting out of here before the weekend. I will see you at guild depending on the snow!!

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  6. Woo Hoo love the colors and the design. It looks wonderful.

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  7. Very pretty...such great colors. What a neat memento.

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  8. Really looks good, I'm glad you went with the satin stitch. I'm sitting at Union atation waiting for the train home - into another *snow* situation! You've just gotta laugh!

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  9. Great job on Thistlewood. Love your leaves. I am sure that Jackie will have something special for you as well.

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  10. Very pretty! Violet is my favorite color, I'm wondering if I can hijack the postman?!?! LOL You did a lovely job! Love the picture of your "elephant dog" I know my cat is a constant source of entertainment too! *Hugs* DJ

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  11. Hi Sharon! I sent you e-mail about the Christmas card to Ninnu, but maybe that e-mail did not reach you. Please, send me e-mail pilvipeili@yahoo.com

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