Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Setting a Record

Two posts in three days!  Yes, I do believe this is a record.  I have been merrily stitching along and finished my little blue owl.

Blue Owl on Branch (Cherry Hill Stitchery)

He's just so adorable.  The lighting here gives this a pink/orange look, but it's actually a light gray Jobelan.  I really do like this fabric.  It's so soft that it works well whether I use the frame or just roll it as I'm stitching.  I imagine this might be more difficult with large projects, but for these small projects it's really great.

As soon as I finished this up, I just had to go digging through my stash to see what new project I could start to fill in the space in my WIPs bag.  Of course I replaced one project with two new ones.

First up.

Dragonfly Ornament (Mill Hill)

Summer themes continuing here. I think I put in about 30 minutes on this sorting thread and getting the basic stitches done. The majority of what remains is the beadwork and backstitch.  When I saw how quickly this would go, I figured, hey, I'm going to be done so quickly with this, I should probably start another one, right?

The Swimming Hole (Oehlenschlager Designs)

Again with the summer thing.  And apparently little mice.  As I was sorting through my stash to identify the next project, I found myself gravitating to little animal patterns.  You can't see this little guy yet, but that little bit of brown is his hear and the start of the face.  Again, this one looks like it will move along nicely - I'm hoping so.  It will be a nice addition to the sun porch as you head out to the pool.

And, last, another one for summer.

Stars and Stripes Forever (Bent Creek)

Didn't get too far on this one. It is 32 ct Vintage Linen so it's rather difficult for me to work it late at night in dim lighting.  I need to stick to 28 ct or Aida for my night time stitching.  But, the colors are absolutely phenomenal on this one.  Love, love, love the Lancaster Red and Deep Sea threads.  I'm hoping to get it up for July 4th.  Let's see if it can be done.

That's all for my progress updates.  I'm looking forward to the weekend to try to get a bit more stitching done.  Give that it's Father's Day here, I'm thinking we might be just relaxing at home and enjoying the family, which usually means some good stitching time for me.  We'll see.

Until we "meet" again...


  1. I really love the owl stitches out there right now! So cute!

  2. Congrats on the cute finish and I love your new starts.


  3. The little owl is such a cutie, so lovely, well done on such a super finish. Nice new starts too.

  4. Congrats on your Owl finish! Your new starts look great. Good luck finishing Stars & Stripes before the 4th of July! You can do it!