Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sick in the Summer

I have been sick with bronchitis for almost 4 weeks and just didn't have the energy to do much of anything except drag myself to work and back.  After 2 rounds of antibiotic, I think I just might live!  Who gets sick in the summer anyway? 

So, I got my camera out yesterday and took a few shots of finishes and progress on my reproduction. 
I finished Betsy by Sheepish Designs that I had started last year for my Flag Day birthday.  It was stitched with DMC on 36 ct. fabric scrap.  I love the large flower.                                                        
A Stitch in time by The Workbasket was a fun stitch.  The verse on the chart actually reads, "A Stitch in time saves my mind"  but I love the old saying "A Stitch in time saves nine", so I changed it.  I usually make some changes with designs that I stitch unless it is a reproduction.

Merrilly Beams was one of my favorite designers from the80's and 90's.  I have always wanted to stitch Prize Your Liberty so I started it on Memorial Day and finished it a few weeks ago.  I changed all the DMC colors to GAST.  I love how this one turned out and will have Terri frame it for me soon.

My home is the Home of a Needleworker.  Surprise, huh?  A LHN chart finished sometime this spring with the called-for threads stitched on 32 ct. Cream linen. 

 Another sweet little sampler by Merrilly Beams.  I stitched this one with the DMC threads called for on 36 ct. flax linen.

 My progress on Amelia Newark.  Almost finished but the over one is slowing me down. 

 I stitched this sweet little piece for my daughter to remember her sailing trip around St. Thomas.  I changed it from "stitch with me" to "sail with me".  From the Black Bird Designs book, A Stitcher's Journey.  I stitched it with silk threads on 36 ct. fabric, both of which have escaped me right now.  

Well, that has totally zapped all my strength for today.  I need to get into something a little easier, something I don't have to think much about - like stitching! 

 I hope you are having a good summer, staying out of the heat and enjoying a few stitches!

 Joanne and Maggie