Thursday, October 11, 2012

Busy times are ahead!  The wedding is just on the horizon and there is still a lot to be done!  It is to be an outdoor wedding and we are just praying that the weather will be glorious.   But all it's wanted to do here recently is rain!  We are definately keeping our fingers (and toes) crossed!

I did get DD's Bride's Purse done.   (Pattern was from Cross Stitch and Needlework, May 2009.)  Had a couple of mishaps in the cutting, but I was following the pattern directions and cut where they said to only to find out that I should NOT have cut there.  But with a bit of Stitcher's glue and invisible thread, was able to repair it.   As long as DD is gentle with the purse, all should be fine!  Here it is......... although I think I will add a little beaded handle to it....

I put in some time on Lizzie Kates Very Scary Mystery Sampler and got it finished.   Still undecided on how to finish it though.   I'm going back and forth between a bellpull or framing it.

I have started my next Hardanger.  I joined the Yahoo group The Stitch Specialists.   They are doing a SAL called Confetti of Hardanger.   I was a little behind when I started mine, but have just about caught up.  Parts 1-4 are done.   I have started part 5 and part 6 should be released this weekend.   I'm loving how this is turning out so far!   I've chosen to do this on 32 ct Summer Sky using #8 and #12 DMC Perle 3753 and Caron Wildflowers Williamsburg.

Also managed to put in a "little" bit of time on Dance of the Graces.  Again, not much of a difference, but a stitch is a stitch!


Lately I've been in a knitting mood.   So I've decided to try my hand at knitting a shawl.  Never done one before. But love the delicate look of them.  Wish me luck!
Until next time my friends!  Have a GREAT STITCHY DAY!


Nicola said...

It is soooo beautiful, is it your own design.

Honeybee (Melissa) said...

Thanks Nicola! The Purse was a patturn in the Cross Stitch and Needlework Magazine....May 2004 I believe.

Shebafudge said...

Wow!! The purse is lovely. Your Confetti of Hardanger is wonderful. Love the colour choice!

I think the LK mystery would look brilliant as a bell pull. I really love this design and wish I had signed up for it!

Dance of the Graces is also very pretty. The colours for that are great. It's a very cheerful looking piece.

DUSTY said...

WOW, great stitching update !! The purse is stunning !! Your L*K looks great as well as all the other stitching. Your colors on CofH is lovely, I am enjoying stitching on this one myself.