Saturday, May 17, 2014

Saturday Stitching and Sunshine

Happy Weekend!

I have started the Blackbird Designs SAL, her sampler.   Loving it so far!  Has anyone else started yet?

Blackbird Designs her sampler SAL
32 ct R&R french vanilla with sampler threads
I decided to pull materials from my stash so I have switched out a few colors.  I am using Toasted Barley, Grecian Gold, and Brethren Blue as charted, but switched in Raspberry Parfait, Hyacinth and Red Grape for the copper, purple and pink.

I also got a bit further on my Scarlet Letter American Quaker Band Sampler.  

American Quaker Band Sampler
36 ct Examplar Lakeside Linen with dmc thread

I recently finished the book Luncheon of the Boating Party by Susan Vreeland and absolutely LOVED it!!  Definitely in my top list of favorites now.  Next up is The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier and it has grabbed me right from the go.  Love it when that happens!

It was an absolutely GORGEOUS day here in Connecticut!  Here is a pic I snapped this afternoon.....


Seems apropos since today was the Preakness Stakes!  I was jumping for joy for California Chrome!  

Enjoy the rest of the weekend!!  Happy stitching!  xxxxx







10 comments:

Jenny said...

Hi Krista, Great start on BBD Her Sampler. I have the pattern but haven't started her yet....hopefully soon. We were excited about California Chrome also! I love this horse! Happy Stitching.

Busy Lizzie said...

beautiful stitching and colors

Marilyn said...

Great progress on both.
OMG! Those horses are too cool!
Marilyn

Vickie said...

Your colors are great Krista! Love those horse sculptures too. :)

Margaret said...

Love your stitching! Both pieces are gorgeous colors! I loved both the books you mentioned. Great reads! Love those horses -- cool! Enjoy the weather!

Mary said...

Looks like your summer is off to a great start!

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely progress on your projects :)

Chris said...

Great progress on both pices. I love the way that everyone is making the BBD piece their own.
I have to read that book!
Gorgeous CT pic!
Have a wonderful week!

Carol said...

Pretty WIPs, Krista! I like the colors you've chosen...

I still haven't read either of those books--will definitely add them to my list :)

Have a great week!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Nice start on the sampler. I have been stitching bunnies for my last giveaway and a band sampler RR so no chance for any new starts here.