Tuesday, June 21, 2011

6/21/11 Updates

Happy post-Father's day everyone!  I hope your weekend was lovely.  =)  We had a very busy, but enjoyable, weekend making the rounds to see everyone and eating much too much food as always. 

I believe it was on Friday night that I just couldn't sleep, so I was up until around 3am stitching to avoid just staring at the ceiling.  It's amazing how much you can get done when the house is silent and there aren't any kids running around to distract you!

Sorry for the low light.  We're in NE Florida and the fires nearby make everyday dim and smoky.  There is still a lot more of that dark green color to come and most of it will be covered up by french knots anyway.  I'm also very conscious of the bottom of this page of the design.  I want to avoid the "paged" look where you can see the line where each page ended, so I'm going to try and work down a few stitches into the next page.  I'm hopeful that doing that will help blend that line a little bit.

Also this week, I got started on the Wild Thing baby sampler (pic on left of blog) for a friend of mine.  She's due in a little over 3 months and I wanted to make sure I gave myself enough time to get it done.  I've stitched this design previously for my son and really enjoyed it.  The colors are so bright and fun that it really is a joy to stitch. 

It's not much to look at so far, but here's progress after getting it started:

I'll be alternating these projects, with my focus being mainly on Wild Thing so that I don't run out of time. 

Happy stitching everyone!


anojaa said...

Great progress on Cinderella!
This sampler is so cute. Can't wait to see more!

Toni said...

Hi Lauren dear! Your progress is great, can't wait to see the finished piece. And yes you're right, you can get so much done when everyone is sleeping and the house is so silent :-)

megan_bright said...

Awesome! It's coming along nicely!!

Michelle said...

Great progress, what a beautifull collors!

Anonymous said...

Cinderella is looking really great! I also love "Wild Things" what a fantastic gift!