Monday, August 30, 2010

Midnight Watch finally finished!

I have been too busy to post so I will divide this into two posts.  After a very busy weekend, I have lots of news.  I want to start with a huge thank you to Fiona at Peaceful Threads for a wonderful package full of goodies.  She had a giveaway to celebrate 100 followers and I was the very lucky winner.  Here is a pic of all the loot.
Thanks soooo much Fiona!!
Next order of business is the long awaited Midnight Watch from Blackbird designs.  I had started this last year and didn't finish it before Halloween so when I saw a few posts in blogland I decided to pick it back up.  It may not seem it but there is a ton of stitching in this one.  It took awhile but I love the results.


Midnight Watch by BBD
35ct WDW "Linen"

Lastly, I am posting my next project.  My friend Carol and I decided to do BBD Peacock Pinkeep as a SAL.  I kitted this up with required threads and fabric but I am considering changing the threads colors.  I was thinking blue and green rather than the red and green!  Let me know what you think!  I need to start this soon because Carol already has the alphabet band done.  She is a speedy stitcher.  I'm sure I won't be able to keep up. 


Join me tomorrow for flea market finds and a kitten update.  I want to thank all of you who leave comments.  I look forward to your thoughts and ideas.  Happy Stitching!

19 comments:

natalie said...

First, I say YES to the blue and green! The peacock theme just begs for it!

Congrats on the win- what a haul you received! Too fun. :)

And I love Midnight Watch. Wonderful finish!

Parsley said...

I love pink but I think blue would be a really nice choice for that pattern.

I hope to be back to stitching after the fair is over...I miss it already.

Catherine said...

Great stitching goodies!!!

I like both sets of colors - but I really love the thought of the blue/green!

Myra said...

Congratulations on your beautiful finish! What a wonderful giveaway you won - so kind Fiona to give away all that. I have seen this Peacock piece and admired it and always thought if I stitched it I would do it in a turquoisy blue color so I think your idea of changing it up is great.

DonnaTN said...

You got some great stuff in the giveaway. I love Midnight Watch and the new colors for the pinkeep.

valerie said...

Fabulous giveaway package from Fiona..wow!

I love your Midnight Watch and finished with time to spare for Halloween! As far as the Peacock piece, I like both sets of colors. I say make it your own!

Berit said...

Amazing giveaway win~now I'm glad to feel that I'm not hogging all the luck! ;)

Midnight watch is a beautiful piece...but with a herculean amount of stitching!

As for the peacock project, I'd go with some prim purple and brown, or the green and brown. Blue and green is also a good choice. Really, I'd almost say anything but the recommended red.

Lisa V said...

Lucky you, what a great prize!
I love your Midnight Watch, I have always liked this design.
LISA V

Lesleyanne said...

Congratulations on your finish. Midnight watch is gorgeous. Enjoy your new stash. I like the red and green but also the blue and green - do whats best for you.

Denise said...

Your finish is looks great! The stash yummy. And I agree with everyone else -- gotta love your color change!

Smiles - Denise

Bekca said...

That is a really gorgeous finish and what a lovely giveaway prize. On the subject of threads, I agree that blue and green would be perfect for the peacock. Whatever you choose, I hope you enjoy stitching it!

Lois said...

I like the blue/green too but then those are colours that I love together. Love your BBD finish, it looks wonderful! What a fantastic package of goodies you received from Fiona - congrats on winning her giveaway!

Vonna said...

Whoo Hoo on the giveaway you won :)
AND let me congratulate you on your gorgeous finish of the BBD piece. That is stunning!

Carol said...

I am such a blue lover that I would always choose blue over pink (think it's because of all of my sons, Nataly, so you are probably the same way!!)...

Your Midnight Watch is just wonderful--and what a lovely giveaway win from Fiona!

Looking forward to watching your Peacock Pinkeep progress :)

Bonnie said...

I love the Midnight Watch and have fantasized over it for quite a while. It is truly beautiful, love the fall colors.

I like the blue and green. they look more like peacock colors. Looking forward to seeing your progress when you decide.

Danielle said...

Midnight Watch turned out great!!!! And I think blue and green will be fine for that project. It's sometimes nice to see different floss combinations than what the designer originally picked out.

Sally said...

What a lovely package from Fiona!

Congratulations on finishing Midnight Watch. It looks fantastic!

Leslie said...

I love it!!!!! It is truly gorgeous!
Oh, btw, I love your header. Very pretty.

Quiltsmiles said...

Your midnight watch is gorgeous. This one is on my list of have to get and do some day. Yours is lovely. Jane

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