25 May 2011

So...about that progress...

On Friday, I told you that I'd started the Little House "Garden Fresh" instead of plowing through a baby announcement.  I also told you that I'd update you on my progress.  Well.  This is my update.


It's finished!  For those of you going, "Well, goshdarnit.  What did you do, stitch 24/7??"  My answer is nay, I did not.  This is a really quick stitch, I promise!  Not as quick as this was, but still quick!  I love the thread color choices for this pattern.  This particular graph comes as a kit -- you get both the above graph, plus "A stitch in thyme" pattern for a needlebook (you don't get the needlebook -- that was sold separately) and all the threads you'll need for both patterns.  They're all Crescent Colors -- Weeping Willow, English Ivy, Blackbird, Bamboo, and I can't remember the name of the red or yellow in there.  Dang.  I'll post later...if I remember to check the graph...


Aren't the little daisy-like flowers on the sides cute? :-)

Once I was done with that pattern, it was off to the next....


I KNOW, I KNOW, it's a fall pattern, which we should all be running from, since we're finally, FINALLY about to break into summer here, but I had to do it.  This is called "Pumpkins Three" by La-D-Da.  I chose 32 count Desert Sand, which I also used for my Cricket "Autumn".  I do so enjoy the color -- it's perfect for doing fall patterns -- but the texture of it is kinda strange.  It's very stiff...much like a burlap bag.  Oh well.  It looks perfect with the color I chose, which is a rusty orangy reddish DMC color 918.  Love it!

7 comments:

Lisa V said...

Lovely finishes. Those quick easy stitches are the best.
LISA V

Catherine said...

Looks great! Told you that you had smokin' needles!

Lee said...

Your LHN looks terrific! And anything by La D Da floats my boat, so I'll be interested to see that one as you progress. CEC's Autumn has been in my stash for a while. Maybe you'll inspire me to start it! (Like I need encouragement to start yet one more thing....)

Nancy said...

Beautiful finish! Glad to know it's a quick stitch, I have it in my 'waiting to do' pile. Love Pumpkins too!

Pointed Stitcher said...

Love your finish!!

valerie said...

Congrats on your finish! Love the new start on Pumpkins Three. Your color choices are great.

PeaceLoveandSharpies said...

They're adorable! :D

You're so talented!<3