Thursday, April 28, 2011

A finish, A WIP and an Adventure

My most recent finish is BBD Anniversary House A Wish for Thee.  I was able to finish it up on Saturday.  I spent lots of time frogging on this piece.  See those windows, I change the color 4 times.  My husband thought I was nuts but I really wasn't happy with the original color and every other color just wasn't working until I used this one GAST Roasted Marshmallow.  It allows you to see the windows without having them pop out at you.  Anyways, it's done and at the framers.

My newest WIP which already has progress since this pic is Mirabilia Little Snowy Blue Church which is a model for ABC Stitch Therapy.  I have now done all of the stitching and have beads to add.  Yup that is all Kreinik braid.  Not bad but not great either.  I will post a pic once I add the beads.  Next model, New England Winter by By The Bay.  It is coming along quickly, I started it last night and am very happy with the progess. 

Now onto the adventure,  I am heading to Celebration of Needlework this weekend in NH.  I am so fortunate that it is just a drive to get there.  They have just annouced a second show in St. Louis MO in September so for all of you who can't make it to NH you will now have a second option.

I will post pics of classes I am taking and events from the show.  Have a great weekend and Happy Stitching!!

18 comments:

Carol said...

What a pretty finish, Nataly, and your choice of color for the windows is perfect. Men just don't understand the need to get our stitching "just right" do they :)

Can't imagine working with all that Kreinik braid!! One strand is too much for me--I always struggle with it.

Enjoy your weekend at Celebration of Needlework!

CalamityJr said...

I like your choice of window color and can't imagine anything else even being considered! Have a great weekend; we'll be waiting to hear and see all about it!

Ruth said...

A beautiful finish and your right to change the colour to something you were happy with. You made great progess on your WIP can't wait to see more. Enjoy your weekend at the show.

Valerie said...

Beautiful finish! I just love the BBD Anniversaries of the Heart series!

gracie said...

Love the finish and the WIP...have a wonderful time in NH...if I was still in NE, I would see you there! Looking forward to the pictures.

Teresa said...

Love the finish. Can't wait to see the church in progress with it's beading.
Have fun in NH.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

valerie said...

Beautiful finish! I had to do the same with my windows too...just have the over 1 to complete. Love your start on the Snowy Church! Didn't realize it had so much Kreinik though. Have fun at Celebrations!

Pointed Stitcher said...

Beautiful finish and love the Snowy Church. I have to say I hate stitching with braid though ;)

Christine said...

Great finish on the BBD and the snowy church design is so pretty! Enjoy your weekend

Kate said...

Great finish on BBD piece - love the church design too.

Melanie said...

What a pretty finish!!! :)

DonnaTN said...

The BBD is lovely. Your shop piece is pretty, but stitching with the braid is such a pain.

Anne said...

Oof, Kreinik braid...you are brave! It looks very pretty and shiny. I just wish I wouldn't get so upset using Kreinik because the result is so sparkly!

Sally said...

A Wish for You is beautiful. Love your WIP too and looking forward to watching it grow:)

Patty C. said...

Your BBD looks great

Suzanne said...

Very nice finish, it looks great!

Lynn said...

Your finish is gorgeous Nataly! I love this BBD series and have several in my stash.
I've been eying that Mirabilia too. So pretty!

Leslie said...

gorgeous! Have a great time at the convention.