Monday, February 6, 2012

Two WIP's & a 'small' new start!!!!!

ok, if you have peeked at the pictures BEFORE reading this, you see my new start is not so small after all!!!! It is actually 250w by 252 high. I decided to use fabric I had on hand for this. I was hoping I had a piece of 18 ct. big enough, but I didn't. So, I am using 14 ct. & so far, so good.
I am curious!!!! I would love to hear your guesses.......I kept track of how many colors were used in the first 10 by 10 square. Does anyone want to take a guess at how many they think?!?! this is just for fun!
The pattern is called Spring Robins, but to me, they do not look like robins, but more like baby bluebirds, & THAT is what drew me to the pattern.
You see, I have a story about baby bluebirds. While we were building our home, we had several nests of bluebirds in our backyard. The poor babies thou.....I guess they couldn't see our new windows & they kept running into them or even better for picture taking, landing on our screens. Of course, my husband wasn't too happy about little holes in our new screens before we even moved in, but he realized it was the baby birds doing it!
Next, you see I worked more on the Waxing Moon January piece. I am still loving each X of this one...I took it with me to the library this morning. It will be what I work on for a few days now.
Lastly, I am still working on the LK Summer Alphabet too...Three rows left to stitch.
We woke up to snow again on Sat. morning. I think this was the 3rd Sat. in a row. The cardinals seem to love the snow...or the sunflower seeds that I put out when it snows!!!
have a great week everyone & thanks for stopping by...
what I have stitched & what it looks like!

close up!

January sampler

LK Summer Sampler

A few of our Cardinals
Oh! Is anyone else having trouble adding blogs to their list? (like the list I have on the right hand side) I can't add any!!!!!

19 comments:

cucki said...

Very lovely stitching..
Have a lovely day xxx

Sharon said...

Pretty projects Shari! Yes, I am having trouble adding and deleting blogs, it says saving but then never saves-very frustrating! I thought it was something I had done.

Yvon (jioya) said...

I love your new start, and the rest of your projects are looking great.
Thanks for the photo of the cardinals, the first time i have seen them was in Central park NY.
i love the colors the have.

Hugs Yvon.

Hazel said...

Beautiful stitching. I think you can only have up to 300 blogs on it so if you have more then it wont add them.

Julie said...

Super stitching, I like the new start, guessing there has to be at leat 20 colours or you wouldn't have asked lol.

Tina said...

I love all of them, so nice. Makes me wanna stitch more, just don't have it in me right now :(

Beth Pearce said...

All your projects are beautiful! I really think that I am going to have to do the Waxing Moon piece for next year.

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely new start. Your wips are looking gorgeous. Great photos.

Denise said...

I'm guessing about 12 colors in that 10x10. All of your stitching looks fabulous. I have your January piece on my wish list.

Linda said...

Great stitching. Love them all. I started the January a few years ago. Makes me want to dig it out and work on it.

Linda

Mouse said...

ooo it is lovely and I do know the answer but that would be cheating ..lol and pooor wee baby birdies ....love the rest of your wips too :) love mouse xxxx

Vicky said...

Love the stitching and yep, I can't add any new blogs I am following as they don't show up on my list but I can add them by copying the url.

Denise said...

Beautiful stitching!
I notice I couldn't add any either and thought that it was something I had done. Very frustrating! Hopefully they get it fix here soon!
Happy Stitching
Denise

Brigitte said...

A great new start, this design with the birds is so beautiful. I love the picture of the cradinals, I have never seen any as they don't live here. So I have to be content to just stitch them, lol. Great progress pictures of all your WIPs.
I have trouble adding blogs to my Google reader. They appear for a while and then they disappear all of a sudden. And when I add them again the same story again.

Lizy said...

Hi,
Thank you for comment. I think you are going to at least use 90 colors!!!!

Carol said...

Your "little" project is off to a great start, Shari--what a gorgeous piece that is!! Hmmm...guessing there are 12 colors in that first block? Would you believe I've never seen a bluebird in real life?

I'm so glad you're enjoying the January piece as much as I did...and your LK piece looks great, too. You sure are busy this winter :)

Mylene said...

Your new project looks beautiful and you are making good progress on all your WIP's.

Nancy M said...

Lovely new start! I didn't know you liked such large pieces! Having done several Mystics, there's probably at least 20 colors used already! Great progress on your other pieces too.

Lynette said...

I love your new start Shari. This is a BIG piece!!