Thursday, February 28, 2008

Bright Colors and Strawberries

I have stitched another session, rotation I suppose you could say, on my Mary Engelbreit piece, To a Friend's House the Road is Never Long. This project has very bright primary colors, and it is always a shock to my system to go from stitching on a more muted piece, like my Dear Diary sampler to these typical Englebreit colors. I do love Mary Engelbreit's sense of color and her boldness with bright hues though. I think if I ever am blessed with a stitching room, it will be decorated a la Engelbreit. Her art always makes me smile. Here is a progress picture of this project. Next time I stitch on it, perhaps the merry skier will get some legs to ski with.

Now I am back to stitching on Dear Diary again. I really should be stitching on Petite Maisons de Campagne, but my hands just keep going back to the DD sampler. I am eager to finish Julia Flynn's section. The little sheep are so much fun to stitch. I still need to order one of the DD patterns, so a wander over to Stitching Bits and Bobs for a little shopping is on my list for today.

In March, I plan on starting Strawberry Fields Farm by Victoria Sampler. I am going to use the Vikki Clayton silk conversion which is posted on her website, with a few changes because some of the colors don't seem quite right to me. When I get it all sorted out, I'll post the conversion here on my blog. I am eager to start this project because it will be a breath of spring in my erratic rotation, and it has specialty stitches. Right now, I don't have anything going that has specialty stitches and it is enjoyable to do something besides the little x's now and then.

Until next time...


Kathy A. said...

I love Mary Englebreit and her bright colors. Your little skier is coming along nicely. Your new sampler is simply gorgeous.

Pumpkin said...

Ohhhh, the colors are SO pretty and bright. Good for this time of year for sure :o) I do love her stuff.

Stawberry FF will be beautiful and a nice change. I can't wait to see you start it.

Sally said...

Your WIP is gorgeous Laura. It's so cheerful and bright.

I'm looking forward to seeing progress pictures when you start your VS piece.

Beatrice said...

That looks like a lovely project for March..Strawberries. I look forward to seeing that in progress.
Your wip is so pretty.

Carolien said...

I love the brightness of your "To a friends house ...". It must be a joy to work on it.
Have a great weekend!

Greetings, Carolien

tkdchick said...

I find designs with bright colours just the most fun!

Stitch Wizard said...

Your WIP is so pretty!! You love strawberries like me it sounds like. I too have the Strawberry Fields Farm in my stash but haven't had a chance to start it!!

Thank you for your kind words about the loss of Fudge. It means lots to me and is a comfort to know that people do care! I appreciate it so much and love your blog!! Debby :)

Cheryl said...

They sure are bright colours, they look great!
I love that new piece you are going to start, very pretty.