Sunday, May 10, 2009

Strawberry Stitchy

Hey there, Stitchy Peeps!

So, as you may recall, I've been working on some top secret projects. I find this rather exciting. :) As anyone who has ever crafted something knows, giving a handmade gift is rewarding. Very much so.

However...

I can't share my progress with you! Well, not much, anyway. A few 'mystery' pics here and there gets kind of old after a while, am I right? And since I am working on several things that I can't share for fear that the recipients of these gifts may stumble upon my blog someday, I have very little to blog about. So I thought I would show you something I stitched many, many years ago.

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This little Lizzie*Kate design was a freebie in my LNS's newsletter. It was one of the first times I used overdyed floss, and I immediately became addicted to the stuff.

Look closely. See the variegation of the pinks and greens? Isn't it pretty?

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Wait. No, don't look closely. If you do, you will see how LOUSY of a framing job I did!

What's that? It's too late, you've already noticed how truly awful the finishing job is? You've seen how poorly the thing is mounted and how the sides are uneven and...wavy?

Well, er, um....I don't know what to say. I was careless. And I can't redo it, 'cause I cut the darn thing too small and it's barely bigger than the frame's opening.

Ooops.

Anyway.....

Here, more pics!!

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Cheer Bear, how'd you get in the pic? Silly bear.

Well, that's all for now. Sorry if this was a bit boring. I really can't wait to be able to show you what all I've been working on. I wish I could say it will be soon, but that would be a lie. I guess that means I just need to throw a couple new, non top secret projects in the mix, ones that I can share with you. :-D Until then...

Happy Stitching!

PS If you're curious about those books you see underneath the stitchy piece, I highly recommend you go to the author's website. You won't be disappointed! :)

3 comments:

Michele said...

I think that it looks fabulous and didn't even notice the so called "flaws" you spoke of until you mentioned them! Regardless, I think that it still looks great, who doesn't love strawberries?!

P.S.
Both of those books are fabulous. I just bought the Kitchen Linens Book a few weeks ago (I cannot wait to make the little stitchy pattern inside) and had checked out the Apron Book from the libary.

Camilla Fedrigotti Curti said...

Hi Kristi! I have just visited your blog and I think it is really nice! I was on flick looking for nice embrodery work....I love the picture "I love you deerly!"
Read you soon, Camilla

Miss Paula said...

I like your Strawberries and would never criticize your frame work as mine has been unmentionable!

I haven't had any good eating strawberries yet this season. Bummer, they are so good. We are traveling up to Yosemite this weekend, maybe I will find a stand!