Thursday, July 21, 2011

Oops, I Did It Again!

I had made the decision to put off starting "Give Thanks" until I had arrived to the kin, but somehow my needle took flight and the next thing I knew, I had made some pretty good progress.


I was just intrigued by the chart which called for various stitches, besides the basic cross stitch.

Check out the windows panes...

Which I stitched in a Smyrna Cross over four, using two strands of GAST "Picnic Basket."

And

The grass under the house...
Which I stitched in a Vertical Satin, using three strands of GAST "Dried Thyme."

I am enjoying the new stitches that this chart calls for, but now I must force myself to "Put down the needle, and step away from the Q-snap" so that I can pack it.

But, there you have the latest, dear friend.

Hugs

19 comments:

Patty C. said...

Wonderful new start - I like the varied stitches - I bet it is enjoyable to work on -

Catherine said...

Wow! That's some progress!! You might need to pack an extra project or two with as fast as your needles are flyin'!!

Tracey said...

Very nice! I like charts with a few different stitches thrown in too. :)

Sarah Beth said...

Looks really nice. Love the smyrna crosses.

Sally said...

A lovely start Karyn :)

Lesleyanne said...

Great new start. I love it when stitching gets you like that.

Mouse said...

oooo very nice and such a lovely chart and if you don't pack it it will be done before you go ..lol love mouse xxx

Babs in Alabama said...

I love those different stitches, too, when they're just here and there on a piece. Give Thanks looking good and you got a lot done. Be safe and enjoy your trip. Love the quilting piece too, but I've been out of touch.
hugs,
babs

Edgar said...

What a very pretty start!!

Lynn said...

I can understand why you wanted to get started on this one. It's very cute. I just love those windows!

Joy said...

I always love pieces with a wide varieties of stitches.

Hoping to get the latch hook done soon.

Gabi said...

This is gorgeous!!!
What a lovely chart, and your stitching is also beautiful.

Stephanie (Joie deBayou) said...

Beautiful start, Ma!

Have a great visit with your family and enjoy your stitchin'.

Elisa said...

Lovely starts...it's great to use and try new stitches isn't it!

Peggy Lee said...

Those Smyrna crosses are fabulous for the windows.
I am always inspired by your stitching.

Robin said...

What a nice discovery!I bet you like it even more than you did at first sight. Nice progress.

Nancy*Glory Bee said...

Very nice stitching. I didn't read where you're going but wish you a great trip. I did see you are from New England, mee too! Glad you like the chart! Nancy

Anonymous said...

I really love your work. Those windows are beyond cute!

Missin' seeing you around, hope everything is absolutely amazing for you, my friend. :)

Thursday's Child said...

Hi!

I've been thinking about you a lot lately. I'm cross stitching the Little Prince's Christmas stocking after finishing up the Diva's. I have a nice new (to me) frame that stands on the floor and it's so much easier to have it set up the whole time rather than put it in a frame and take it apart again every.time.I.work.on.it. LOL

We need to Yahoo soon. I miss you!