Monday, June 16, 2008

Updates

Splendor II ... is coming along. I haven't touched it in a week or so because I am working on finishing the Border Collie for my friend Betty. Apparently Betty's sister started this for her a number of years ago. Judging by the grime on the fabric I'd say it was quite a few years ago...anyway she asked me to finish it and I am. There was not much left to do...just some dark gray on the right side of his head and a good deal of the gray/white on his chest. All that is left for tonight is the white and the backstitching around his eyes..then a good long soak in some orvus. She called it a job for me but I will not take any money from her but since she sews rather well I think there may be a bit of barter happening...I have the fabric for Kaleidoscope and I do want it made up into a pillow...
Here is an update on our famous garden. We are very pleased with how the plants are progressing.

And this is Barbara, who took the class I offered recently. We all stitched "Claret" from Rosewood Manor. Barbara is the first of the 5 to finish stitching and to make up the bellpull, which she is planning to give her grand daughter. Barbara took the class to learn how to work on evenweave fabric...she took to it like a duck to water !


5 comments:

Teejay said...

Splendor looks wonderful. so does Claret.

Oma said...

Barbara did a lovely job on Claret. I bet she won't be going back to stitching on aida anytime soon!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your Splendor piece looks great.

Lynn said...

Barbara did a super job for her first time on evenweave. It's lovely!
Splendor is coming along nicely.

Carolien said...

Hello Ann,

Your garden looks great! And what a nice finishes, the lady with the bellpull can be proud ...

Greetings, Carolien