Friday, May 17, 2013

In my absence...

I can't believe it has been almost a month since my last post.  Although I haven't had time to blog due to computer and camera issues I have been stitching.  Since my last post we took a family vacation to the Caribbean on Allure of the Seas pictured below.  My camera is not playing tricks on you the water was that blue.  I went to Celebrations of Needlework the following week.  It was fabulous and I will share my stash haul in a later post as well as review the classes that I took.  I enjoyed stitching with friends, old and new and loved catching up with some of the designers that were teaching. 
I always bring a ton of things that I want to work on and end up not getting that much accomplished.  By the way, the shopping is a HUGE distraction.
 
 

I did get to work on this La D Da piece which is part of the Prim Sisters Club sponsored by Country Sampler.  It is stitched on WDW linen and uses WDW threads.  It's called Pocketful of Posies and will eventually be made into a pocket.  I love how the colors played out even though I had a huge problem using just one strand of thread.  I like to stitch with 2 strands but followed the directions and love how soft it looks.
The next piece is a new start.  It is Winter Sampler SAL by Sara Guermani titled Sorpresa 3 SAL.  It is a year long project in below is part 1.  I still have a little bit to do and part 2 was already released.  I hope to catch up before part 3 comes out in June.  You can check out her website http://www.saraguermani.it  She has some very sweet projects.  I am using 40ct R&R Espresso linen and DMC threads. 
 

I am off to play in the gardens and maybe tackle some stitching this evening.  I am enjoying the spring days although it still is cooler than I would like I will take it.  After seeing some of the record breaking temperatures and crazy storms happening across the US I am content with what I have got.
Happy Stitching!

14 comments:

cucki said...

All your stitching is looking so sweet..
Have a lovely weekend x

Vicky L said...

The water looks gorgeous. Your stitching get away sounds fun and can't wait to see your new goodies. Your finish is beautiful.

Maggee said...

Whoa! That IS some very blue water! How beautiful--must have been very relaxing... A friend of mine went to Nashua too, and last weekend was 'show & tell' time! So many pretty things! Look forward to seeing your pictures and report too! Love the SAL, and the Prim piece is so pretty and soft looking too! Great stitching! Hugs!

Mary said...

Beautiful stitching, Nataly. The colors are so soft. Speaking of color...the water is GORGEOUS..

I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed Nashua. I need to make plans for next year. Everyone says they are great.
The "old" Spirit shows were always held near me so it was an easy decision to go. They were always fun with friends, classes and shopping.

Good luck with your SAL.

Happy Stitching!

Myra said...

Your stitching is lovely but I just want to jump into that blue water!

Barb said...

Wonderful stitching and beautiful water!

Bekca said...

I hope you had a wonderful holiday Nataly, it certainly looks like an ideal location! Beautiful stitching, I'm looking forward to seeing Sorpresa grow.
Best wishes.

* * * orangery - stitchery * * * said...

Wow looks great!! looks like you had a marvelous holiday.
It is the first time I visited your blog and there will be many times to come. sunny kisses from Rio.

Catherine said...

Wow! That water!! You're working on some great projects too!

Topcho said...

Wow, amazing picture! The water looks awesome :D

Donna said...

The water looks so inviting. Can't wait to see what you got at celebrationand your stitching pieces are beautiful

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Great stitching! I must admit, it’s simple yet beautiful. Hope you provide more of your works. I’m very excited to see new designs of cross-stitching. Yeah, it’s sure cross stitching during rainy season is perfect especially if you have a creamy cup of coffee beside you. Have a blessed day and take care!

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Pat Matejcek said...

I can't wait to see what you got at the Celebration.
Love the La D Da sampler and the winter one is beautiful!
The Carribean waters look inviting. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!






















Pat Matejcek said...

I can't wait to see what you got at the Celebration.
Love the La D Da sampler and the winter one is beautiful!
The Carribean waters look inviting. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!