Thursday, September 1, 2011

Summer Breeze

Hello, everyone, it's been a few weeks since I have posted but I have gotten some stitching done!  This is an old chart from Sheepish Designs that I finally decided to do.  I didn't use the suggested DMC colors, instead, I stitched it with Belle Soie silk floss except for the peachy color, that's Branch Coral from Gloriana.  I've put some of my vintage doilies to use for hiding the raw edges around the sides.  I don't make doilies, but I love to collect them and use them around the house.
Oh, by the way, Summer Breeze is the name of the design which explains the title of the post.  And of course, I also made another purse:
I stitched this design so long ago I'm not even sure where it came from, possibly an old Just Cross Stitch magazine.  It's done with good old DMC threads, back then I wasn't yet into the wonderful world of overdyed threads, things have sure changed in recent years, haven't they?
I was given some bits and pieces of some fabric with nice sampler designs recently, so one of the pieces was perfect for a pocket on the back.
And another bit of the fabric worked nicely for an inside pocket, too.
That's just about it for now, I've been back to work this week, school starts up again next week, so my nice, long wonderful summer vacation is just about over.  I'm not complaining, though, I've had more time off than anyone that I know and the weather for us has been fantastic this year.  I'm sorry for anyone of you that has had to deal with terrible weather from the hurricane.  Thank you to everyone who left comments on recent posts and thanks so much for your kind thoughts for our son-in-law Joe, he is doing much better now.  He has been able to get into a motorized wheelchair and go for rides outside which helps his morale quite a bit.  Thanks for visiting again, I will leave you with a kitty picture, Tigger and Harley having a naptime together.
I hope you will have a super nice Labor Day weekend!


Nancy said...

Summer Breeze looks wonderful! Your stitching is always perfection, and the doilies look so pretty with the sampler. Nice purse too! Isn't that a relaxing picture of the kitties!

Annie said...

Summer Breeze is such a pretty piece. You could use some of those doilies in the finishing, especially if some are getting worn.

Love your bag. That sampler fabric was a great find!

Penny said...

Beautiful stitching! I love Sheepish Designs and Summer Breeze is so pretty. I love your vintage doilies too. I have crocheted doilies in the past and would love to do some more. Your purses are beautiful and the work you put into them is amazing. Lucky recipient! Love your kitty picture. Sweet that they nap together. Enjoy your weekend.

Solstitches said...

Your finished cross stitch piece is so pretty and I like the way you photographed it with your vintage treasures.
The bag you made is gorgeous. I love the panel you used for the inside pocket and how neat that the pocket on the back of the bag almost looks like stitching.


Sally said...

Your finishes are beautiful. I love the bag you made.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

The colors you chose are just lovely.........I love the work you do! Such sweet cats! blessings,Kathleen

Jan said...

You have chosen beautiful colours. Lovely stitching too.

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Just wanted to drop back by to say hello to see what you and the kitty cats are up to! blessings,Kathleen