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Friday, January 04, 2008

Stitch-O-Rama!

Its the end of day two here in Brighton, and boy did I stitch!

Today was a much calmer day here at Ann's we stitched up a storm today, and that's pretty much all we did (could you ask for a more perfect day?). We settled into Ann's sunroom with our stitching and watched the birds flitting back and forth from the trees to the bird feeders. Today we were treated with a male and female pair of cardinals. Boy the male is so pretty and vibrant. Again, thank you mother nature for a beautiful backdrop!


I spent the first half of my day almost wrapping up Rowyn's Neighbourhood RR, its all done except for one colour of GAST, Bayberry. Can you believe I don't have that one in my embarrassingly large stash? Nor did Christin, nor Ann's shop but I've lucked out and my contact at my LNS spotted a skein for me and has it set aside at the cash. I'll be popping in mid next week to pick that up and completely finish that RR. So here's where I'm at until I get that thread.


After getting as much done as I could on the RR I pulled Moonlight Guardian back out. I made great strides on this piece, the whole top boarder is done and I've made a good start on the left hand side. What you can't tell from this picture is that except for the outline on the border and the star and moon, this is all done in Kreinik #4 braid and the colours are just fantastic against the Blue Spruce linen.


Tomorrow guess what Ann and I have planned... more stitching! (Tell me, are you really surprised?)

12 comments:

Mad Dixie said...

WOW thats a whole load of Krenik but I bet it'll look stunning

Judith said...

The round robin looks great and so is moonlight gardian, what a load of kreinik is in that one.

Vonna said...

Oh my goodness everything just looks so lovely! You've been going at it gangbusters!!

Carla said...

Both pieces look wonderful!!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous photo of the cardinal! Moonlight Garden looks beautiful too - love that fabric!

Karoline said...

They both look lovely Dani, great progress

DaisyGirl said...

I wish I had a bunch a stitching friends to meet at a house and just stitch! I'd love it! I don't know anyone local except my sister who is just starting to cross stitch! Have fun!
Donna

Lynn said...

All that stitching sounds like pure heaven! The RR looks great and you've got a super start to MG.
I imagine the Krenik looks as good as you say it does against that fabric.
Great cardinal pic! How'd you manage that one? The cardinal around here never sits still long enough for a picture!

Kim said...

Thanks Dani, those are the sorts of interesting reasons I was hoping to hear! The overall rate of differences is very low, but one of those discrepancies caused me to frog a lot, so I was just wondering if there was a reason to the madness...

Good to hear that you're enjoying your stitching vacation, and getting so much done. I love the photo of the bird. we just have sparrows and seagulls around here and the seagulls are scary.

Beatrice said...

Boy that MG is coming along great I don't know how much I can do I have so many pieces on the go.
My goal is to get the Castle done!
Lovely photos by the way.

Mylene said...

WOW! Such beautiful progress, Dani.

Sandy said...

Wow what an amazing picture of the cardinal Dani! That's my favorite birdie and we have tons of them in North Carolina (it's the state bird). Unfortunately I can never get a good picture of them.

MG is going to be gorgeous! I have a snowman freebie from Kreinik that is all braid and it turned out gorgeous too!