Monday, October 12, 2009

A new start

Greetings all! I am pooped! I have had a very busy whirlwind of a weekend, how about you? I made sure I found plenty of time for stitching though. I found out that I am the surprise winner of the drawing that Jolene from Dip Diddly Designs had on Friday. I can't wait to get my winnings in the mail! Friday my sister and myself , along with my son and her granddaughther ( my great niece) took a trip to Branson to Cecilia's Samplers. I had a couple of a patterns in mind that I wanted to buy. One being BBD's Midnight Watch ( btw... congratulations Jan ,on your win of this from Jolene!) and the another of their's ,It's Berry Time. I had been wanting Berry Time ever since it came out. I have really been itching to do some kind of a red and white design so It's Berry Time won out. We had tons of fun shopping but little 4 year old Zoe was getting quite busy in the shop so my son and I took her outside to run off some energy while her GG ( as she calls my sister) shopped. My sister walked out with a pattern for a Christmas tree ornament in the shape of, what else, a Christmas tree. It came with the brass embellishments. I can't remember the designer. I was going to take my camera with me ,but I forgot it. :( I wish I had remembered.We have gotten so much rain here and it's flooded in a lot of places.I wanted to get pictures of that. Also the trees are really starting to get some beautiful fall foliage right now.Branson is a very hilly town ( as is most of the Ozarks) and it was very pretty seeing all the beautiful trees hill after hill.

This is what I got accomplished this weekend on It's Berry Time. The pattern called for 30 ct Iced Cappucino from R&R Reproductions, but the shop's dye lot of this was a lot darker than that of the model on the pattern. I opted for 30 ct alabaster from R&R and I think I will be happier with it. The pattern also called for 4 skeins of Crescent Colours Wild Berries .The pattern says that it's enough floss to do both the main design and the strawberry emery ,but I'm a good way in to my second skein so I'm thinking that it will be cutting it awfully close .

Here's a not so great close up.

Well kids, I think that does it for today. Hope you all had a great weekend and thank you so much for all of the wonderful comments.It's nice getting to know you all.

'Til next time,

Happy Stitching,



  1. What wonderful stitching! You completely quite a bit in such a short time.

    Congratulations on your win!

  2. Your Berry Time really looks nice, I have that all kitted up and ready to go. Sounds like maybe your sister's tree ornament was a JBW chart. Congrats on your win!

  3. Peg-
    It might have been a JBW chart.It looks like something they would put out.Aren't those usually kind of small? This one was about the size of the Lizzie Kate Snippet designs and has two ornaments and then shows them both done over one as well.

  4. So pretty, Sharlotte. You are off to a great start. I hope you make the cute little strawberry emery, I would love to have one of those. I collect pincushions and I really love that little strawberry!!! Take care and happy stitching.

  5. Hi Sharlotte,
    I love that BBD design too. It is in my to stitch pile. It looks like you got a really good start on it. I like the alabaster fabric you chose. Sounds like you all had a fun day in Branson.
    Looking forward to seeing more of your progress on It's Berry Time.
    Have a great week!

  6. Also, check out JBW Designs homepage. The ornament your sister bought sounds like one of their new Christmas Tree Collection releases. They are really cute!

  7. Great start. I have this one waiting to start as soon as I can get the fabric needed. Love the red and white too.

  8. Hi Sharlotte
    I found your blog!! and what a lovely one it is.I will try and fine some time later on to have a good look at it.
    Love your berry design is beautiful

  9. find some time is what I wanted to say (lol)


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