Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Hello!

The vacation stitching is going great so far
I started and finished The Tulip House by Blackbird Designs from A Stitcher's Journal
I have to stitch the pincushion companion, then Anna and I can finish our boxes together.
That is another finishing day we have planned in the near future.
Many may have noticed that my bird is dark.
A bad habit I have...
to change the color of light colored blackbirds, every single time I stitch one



To my great surprise I received this issue in the mail, I thought my subscription ran out, just because I kept getting those darn renewal notices

The sock monkey is my favorite by far. Seeing I am from Rockford, where the little fellow is from

I have made good head way on him.
I also finished one of the Halloween designs, but for some odd reason they are not on my computer.


Tata for now

21 comments:

Annie said...

A very productive vacation, I must say. I like the dark bird.. always go for good contrast is my motto.

Got my JCS Halloween mag too.. very odd since I'm usually one of the last to get my in the mail. Lots of cute things calling my name! Your sock monkey is the sweetest!

Jenny said...

That Sock Monkey is cute - and he has a parrot on his shoulder - bonys points!!! LOL

Your BBD stitch is beautiful. I really shouold stitch more BBD... sigh. :-)

Christine said...

Yay! If you've received your Halloween issue, then it must be coming to the rest of usas well ~ Good news!

Your finishes are beautiful and I don't think your birds are too dark at all. I was setting out threads for the BBD Gathering Basket and was taken back by how pale they are compared to the photo on the pattern so can I ask if you changed the pink for the lettering to be darker on yours?

Laura said...

Gorgeous!!!!!!!! Love The Tulip one from BBD. What fabric did you use. It really looks beautiful with those threads. I am so glad that you are coming on the retreat!!!!! I am going to start counting down the days!!!

Teresa S. said...

Great minds think alike-I just finished Tulip House day before yesterday :) Love the blacker bird too!

dixiesamplar said...

Lovely finishes...and what a nice mail surprise!

Hppy Stitchin'
Terri

Deb said...

I think you're getting a lot of things done on your vacation. I like darker birds too for some reason.

I'll have to pick up that magazine - there are a couple on that cover that I would like to stitch!

And you BBD looks great. They have to be one of my favorite designers.

Pumpkin said...

Beautiful! I'm really liking these as I've seen them on other Blogs.

Lucky you! I'm hoping it will hit the stands soon around here :o)

Kathy said...

Love your BBD finish and I can't wait to see your finished box. :) And I like how you change the bird. it makes it yours and unique.


I'm still waiting for my issue. Grrrrrr. It always seems to take the slow boat to Long Island to get to me. :( That sock monkey is cute too. :)

Margaret said...

Love your finish! I can see the appeal of that sock monkey -- too cute!

Annette said...

Ow that looks so great!!1

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Oh my gosh, Ranae, that sock monkey is too perfect. Especially love the bird on his shoulder!!! Can't wait to see your finish. BTW, I like the darker colored birds.
Linda

Carol said...

So glad you're getting some extra stitching time during your vacation, Ranae--everything looks great. The sock monkey is so funny--I can see why you picked him to stitch first!

Myra said...

Beautiful finish Ranae! I love all the "Tulip House" items.

Jackie said...

Congrats on your finishes! I love the darker bird too!

I need to go get that issue of JCS before they're sold out around here. It's hard to believe it's that time of year again.

Gabi said...

That's not a bad habit at all. I love your dark black bird. It looks gorgeous. Congrats on the finish.
Your sockmonkey is a darling finish too.

mdgtjulie said...

The sock monkey is very cute. I like it! Can't wait to see your Halloween piece, and I like your dark blackbird!! Grats on the finish!!

Siobhan said...

Congratulations on the finish!! I love that BBD. The sock monkey is adorable. My SIL loves Curious George so I try to do monkey things for her here and there. I know sock monkeys aren't the same but hey, she'll take what she can get! LOL

Sally said...

Congratulations on your BBD finish Ranae. I need to stitch this one myself. I've stitched it already for someone else.

Love that sock monkey!

mainely stitching said...

LOVE IT! When I saw that pirate monkey, I just knew I had to do it. But my mag just came yesterday - how did you do yours so fast?

mainely stitching said...

Must learn to read better. I see you've made great progress, but pictured the illus. from the magazine. Oops.