Monday, January 25, 2010

Merry Monday!!

Hello everybody! Happy Monday! I'm so glad to be up and running after being gone for a few days. I have peeked in on a few blogs to comment but I didn't dare trust the internet to work long enough for a post. Looks like it's back to working full time again.
I started on America from LHN . It's the pattern that I bought when we went to Cecilia's last week. I've wanted to stitch it ever since she first published it , don't know what has taken me so long! I've already been thinking of a frame . I think I am going to put it in a navy blue one. I'd like to get it done this week so I can start back on the Stripes from Shepherd's Bush. I will of course be working on the redwork as well. Oh boy, speaking of that , I found yet another redwork pattern that I MUST do. I'll get those other blocks finished first before starting on it.


I also played around with my Cricut Expression this weekend. I have been wanting to have a 'catch all' box for the dresser in our bedroom. I worked on this box using the vinyl. First time I used it and I like it. Our bedroom is decorated in the lodge look so I think this box with fit in nicely don't you?


Here's one side....


and the other.



Well dear blogging buddies, time is short this a.m. so I will be on my way. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you all have a great week!

'til next time,

Happy stitching,

Sharlotte

9 comments:

  1. Hi Sharlotte, glad your internet is working for you now. I love the America piece and a navy frame would look great. I decorate my family room with the "patriotic" look so I really love this one...I'll have to look for that pattern.

    I'm getting so many good ideas from your blog.

    Have a great day.
    Jackie

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  2. Pretty work! I imagine I'll have some progress to show soon. Slow going. A stitch here and there with many distractions in between.

    Thanks for your comments. You're a great blogging buddy.

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  3. Glad to see you are up and running, Sharlotte! America is looking great and I cannot wait to see the finished product! Happy Stitching!

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  4. I like the colour of the white "house" on the darker linen you've chosen. Will you tell what they are? :D I'm starting Fox and Grapes by Prairie Schooler soon, and am thinking over what I'll use for the house in it. I'm thinking GAST Parchment--but what linen!? :D

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  5. Hey Berit,
    The linen I am using for America is 28 count Dirty Linen. Not sure of the manufacturer. The colors on the house are DMC #'s 644 & 712. Hope that helps. I would have used the Heatherfield that the pattern called for but one, heatherfield is being discontinued so the shop was out, and two , even if they had it I probably would have went with something darker as the house would have been swallowed up by the light background.You know how that goes I'm sure.

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  6. Glad to hear your internet is working again. What a nice LHN start.

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  7. Oh my....I've wanted to stitch this too...and I have the pattern just never have stitched it. Maybe I'll get going on that soon...
    Yours is looking fabulous!

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  8. I've wanted to stitch that patern and haven't gotten around to it yet! Love how your box came out too.

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  9. Nice box and love the stitching!

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