Thursday, February 25, 2010

STITCHIN' AND READIN', READIN' AND STITCHIN'

I'm still alive, although this weather down here is killin' me. It was 29 last night and in the 60's now. And every couple of days it rains. For this to be the Deep South, it feels like the North Pole.

Which has been a good excuse to stay inside and read and stitch. And practicing my music. For all you Janeites- there is the VERY first sequel to Pride & Prejudice. I ordered it from Amazon and it was a pretty good read. It's Old Friends and New Fancies by Sybil G. Brinton. It was written in 1913-the year my daddy was born- and published in 1914, the year my mother was born. She took characters from all Austen's books and put them into this one novel. I'm glad I spent the time with it.

On the stitchy side:  first comes the TUSal. This month's additions were very colorful. because of the word trees I've been stitching:

Next comes the LHN ornaments. "He's A Flake" is the month's choice and "Winter Sampler" is one I took from a JCS Christmas book. 2009, I think. Flake was done on fabby, freds and beads as called for. Sampler was stitched from my stash.



And last but not least, a couple of oldies but goodies. Both were stitched a LONG time ago.The rose was done on aida, which should tell how long ago it was stitched. I finished it as a pinkeep. The other work of art is the Sampler Girl Austen piece that I spilled Cherry Coke Zero on. I eventually tea-dyed it and it came out pretty okay. I added the blue fabric matting and stapled it to stretcher strips from an art department. I finished the edges with edging from Hobby Lobby (same place I got the stretchers! BTW).



So this is my life lately. I feel really creative! I'm finally finishing projects I started long ago. And trying to come up with different ideas for finishing them.

Every one take care. It's almost Spring. Some of our little bushes and trees are starting to bloom. Not sure what will happen after the hard freeze last night.

See ya' later!

8 comments:

Stephanie (Bayou Stitcher) said...

Congratulations on your finishes. I had to scrape ice off the car windows this morning before dropping off at school.

Love to hear how you like the P&P sequel.

Keep warm,
Stephanie

Jackie said...

We've got our heat on again. There is tree pollen everywhere too. UGH.

I love your finishes. I need to get my LHN ornaments going. It's only Feb and I'm so far behind!

Susan said...

Glad to see you back and congrats! on the finishes.
I love to read so I'll look for the book at the library.
Happy Stitching!

Alice said...

Winter has been a pain this year. I will try to find that book, I am a sucker for the sequels, though mostly they disappoint me. I love your finishes!

FancyHorse said...

Thanks for the book recommendation. Is it still in print?

Love your stitching projects - flowers blooming inside if not outside!

Carolyn NC said...

Great finishes! So glad you got that stain out- looks great!

Julie said...

We've had a lovely sunny day here today, i hope the weather improves for you too soon.

Superb finishes, they look wonderful

La Petite Gallery said...

I used to have you on my side bar and lost you. yvonne in Maine