Friday, March 11, 2011

Friday Finish

Happy Friday!!!!
I finished stitching Thirteen Owls this morning




Thirteen Owls by Plum Street Samplers
stitched on 40ct Purely Primitive linen w/ Crescent Color floss

I found this next one at a second hand store and knew she was going home with me.
I took it out of the dingy frame. I'm not sure what I will do with it,
any ideas??


It's looks old, but it's not stitched on Aida, evenweave, I think
If you look closely, you might be able to tell the stitches go different ways with each colored thread, never seen that done before. Despite that I think it is a neat little piece.



Next up is a couple of charts that Cathy from www.inspiredneedle.com sent to me this week, after she got the order shipped in from France
Sampler aux Bouquets I and II by Jardin Prive

I plan to stitch all three parts together. It will look like this...

The third part is not out yet
Now to find a linen to stitch it on, then I can get started, the faster the better :)
Thanks so much for all the comments on my last post, they are much appreciated
Happy Stitching!!!!

29 comments:

Terrie - The Stitch Store said...

I love your owls. No idea what to do on the girl. Probably was a new stitcher that stitched it I figure.

Pumpkin said...

How sweet :o) Congrats on your finish!

What a great find. I'm not sure what to do with it.

Oh lucky you! I really want that series :o) Will you eventually get the third one?

Carol said...

Oh, those owls are too cute, Ranae!! What a darling piece...

Interesting stitching on your thrift store find--I've never seen that either.

And your new Jardin Prive project looks like it will be stunning! I really look forward to following your progress :)

Annie said...

Super owls! The Jardin Prive charts look wonderful.. you're in for some fun stitching.

The lady and her dog are just so sweet. I kind of like the effect of the stitches going in different directions on that. Gives it some texture. Maybe a happy accident!

woolwoman said...

ranae - bad bad girl - Now I must have that french design since you so kindly showed the finished photo of all 3 charts together AGGGHHHH - I'm in LOVE !!!!!!
The lady with the parasol is so cute - how about a pillow to throw on a guest bed or in a wicker chair - use some vintage-y material - love your owl finish - darling !!!! thanks for your comments on my Merrie ! you too could be a hooker LOL - enjoy your weekend! Melody

Mouse said...

well I jut LOVE those owls :) and I think she has turned the stitching round to upside down etc every row for that effect :) very pretty ... mmm a cushion may be ??? and OOOOOO those charts *sigh* more enabling ..lol love mouse xxxx

Jan said...

I love 13 owls. It's is in my stash to do some day.
The little piece you saved is adorable. I've never seen one stitched that way either. Maybe they wanted to put in a little variety.

Nancy said...

Your Thirteen Owls is such a wonderful piece!

I love your secondhand find. The design looks so vintage.

Margaret said...

Oh the owls piece is wonderful! Congrats! Love the secondhand piece too! The Jardin Prive piece is so nice -- I'm looking forward to seeing your progress on that one.

Laura said...

Hey! You got the Jardin Prive!!! How fun!!!

Your finish is so great!!!! I love, love, love those colors!

And what a great stitching find! It is really cool!

Hey, I think I signed you and your friend up for the Shipshewana retreat. You still want to go don't you????? Pretty please!!!!

Myra said...

Thirteen owls looks great! Nice find on that stitched piece - Maybe a pillow? You new project will be a beauty, reminds me a bit of one of the BBD pieces, Mystery Sampler that was done in 3 parts.

staci said...

Congrats on your owl finish, it really turned out great! Awesome new stash too...happy stitching!

Karin said...

Hi Ranae,

I picked up those Jardin du Prive this week as well at Cathy's:-)

Love your finish and such a great find.You could age the linen and make it into a little pillow with some antique trim around it to age it a little more.

Hope you make it soon again to one of our stitching sundays and the retreat of course!!

Karin

Teresa S. said...

Thirteen Owls looks beautiful and I am so happy to find another stitcher who has fallen for the Jardin Prive SAL!! Mine isn't started quite yet. I keep telling myself that I can't start until Part 3 is released. :)

Kathy A. said...

Oh how nice 13 Owls turned out nice work!I bought part 2 of Jardin Prive not realizing there was a Part 1 LOL
Will have to track that down!!!Thanks hon.

Lesleyanne said...

A lovely finish. Looking forward to seeing your new start. A lovely find at the thrift shop.

Deb said...

I really love your owls!! You didn't say how big that piece was that you found, but maybe you could make it into a journal cover or something - or a small pillow. It's very sweet. And those charts look wonderful too!

Blu said...

Thirteen Owls looks great! I really must get that one.
Cute find that the thrift store.

Flossy said...

I love thirteen owls, what a fab design!

Flossy x

Melanie said...

Congrats on your owl piece!! It is lovely. :)

Christine said...

Congratulations on your 13 owls finish, its gorgeous!
Great find in the second hand shop

mainely stitching said...

I love your finish, and that 2nd hand find is just too sweet to pass by!

Judy S. said...

Your 13 owls are so cute! I also love your new patterns. Where is the store, close by? (Guess who's coming to IL soon?) Your lady would make a great pillow...I can see it with a ruffle too.

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the finish! It's adorable!

I love the find, but not sure what to do with it. Maybe hemstitch the border, or make it into a pillow?

I love that series--can't wait to see your WIP pics!

Nancy M said...

Nice owl finish. I don't think I could stitch in different directions like that if I tried to! Good luck with your new series.

Suzanne said...

I love your owl finish, that's such a great little saying.

That is a great find!

I love the chart you got, I have had my eye on it as well.

Sally said...

Love your finish Ranae!

Can't wait to see your progress on the Jardin Prive piece. I almost caved on this one then changed my mind!

Julie said...

Your owls are great

Super find, i bet the stitches in different directions really give s the piece a 3D look to it


Really looking forward to seeing your Jardin Prive grow, i was so tempted by this one but resisted

Aussie Stitcher said...

I love your Thirteen Owls piece, it is gorgeous. I am also looking forward to seeing you progress on the Jardin Prive project.