Friendship and Sunflowers

We have been experiencing wonderful weather here in Southern Ontario. We’ve taken Baby Man out for a couple of walks, but unfortunately, thanks to heavy rain late last week, our local play structure was far too waterlogged to play on. I’m hoping that we can get him out to play on it within the next couple of days.

Of course, I have still found some time to do some stitching. Sewing Seeds is coming along well… sort of. After stitching the first two lines of text and most of the circular boarder down both sides, I figured out I was one square too high. But, I’m not going to pick it out since everything is still within the outer boarder. I have adjust the bottom circles, making them one stitch longer to get them closer to the bottom boarder, and I’ve picked out the flourishes in the word “Friendship” so that it doesn’t touch the top border.

Sewing Seeds - Progress March 19, 2010

Also, last week I started on Nora Corbett’s Sunflower Fairy, which is from last Septembers Cross Stitch and Needlework I believe. I’m stitching it on the same fabric I used for the Trick or Treat Fairy, which is 32ct. Cashel in cobblestone. I’m using Vicki Clayton’s silks, and her conversion of course. The colours are lovely and vibrant and look so much nicer than the magazine model. I’m so glad I decided to stitch this.

Sunflower Fairy - Progress March 19, 2010

I’ll be stitching the wings with a opalescent Petite Treasure Braid (I don’t remember which one), rather than the blue Kreinik braid that is called for. I don’t think the blue suits the design at all.

I also wanted to mention that I have started blogging again over on my main site The Lotus Pond. There I am writing about the non-crafting parts of my life (is there any?), like my Tarot studies, my spiritual journey, and my attempts to simplify life a little bit. I know that these sorts of post aren’t every stitcher and knitter’s cup of tea, which is why I’ve placed them elsewhere. But, if you are interested, please do stop by.

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4 Responses to Friendship and Sunflowers

  1. Julie says:

    Wow! Your progress pictures look great! I am looking forward to seeing the fairy as you complete her.

    Sending some Florida sunshine your way! 😀

  2. Mel says:

    A wonderful new start!!
    And your flowers are coming along nicely.

    I will have to check out your other blog as well. 🙂
    .-= Mel´s last blog ..Page Finish!!! (Also HAED Stashing & health stuff) =-.

  3. dianemi says:

    How beautiful everything looks. I would never know you had to ‘adjust’ Sewing Seeds… it’s beautiful.
    .-= dianemi´s last blog ..I know, I know… =-.

  4. Giovanna says:

    Beautiful stitching, those Rhodes hearts are lovely!
    .-= Giovanna´s last blog ..Hey, another verse done! =-.