Sunday, November 30, 2008

Engelbreit Yellow

I have been stitching and stitching and stitching and stitching some more with DMC 444 which I have affectionately? renamed "Engelbreit Yellow." Progress is being made, however, on the border. I have finished the bottom part, which is the thickest and have passed the halfway point. I apologize for these photos. I took them three times, but the colors are still washed out. Perhaps my camera needs new batteries, or perhaps the light is just not good today. Here is a close-up of the bottom part of the border with its multitude of little yellow stitches...around 1500, but who's counting?

Here are some international blog posts that will make an enjoyable visit this week:

Argante at Il Filo Incantato stitched The Thread Gathering by Victoria Sampler and finished it into a top for a box where she can store her various threads.

Maria at Un punto e una croce has finished Winter Sampler by Little House Needleworks. It is so cute with the little gingerbread man. She also has pictures of finishes of the others in this seasonal sampler series.

And look at what Gisele made with her finish of Noel 2008! She has finished it into a gorgeous bag. I love the colors that she used on this free SAL pattern from Chez Brodyzen.

Finally, I wanted to show you this finish by Amaryllis at My Workbasket of a beautiful Wolf. This blog is all in Russian and thus I can't read it, but she has some beautiful stitching, including some Teresa Wentzler.

And lastly, I wanted to show another new design that I have fallen in love with. This one is Peppermint Twist by Blue Ribbon Designs. I really need to finish something so I can start something new.

And the new pattern I mentioned last week by Tournicoton, Pere Noel Charmant, and other Tournicoton patterns can be purchased simply and easily by Americans at Violarium. I have placed orders with them several times, and their shipping to the US is both inexpensive and quick, and everything is done in excellent English.


staci said...

Your ME wip is looking terrific! And love Peppermint Twist...too cute!

Ranae said...

We should call you mellow yellow, jk!
It's coming along great.
The is beautiful.
I love the BRD too.

Dovilė said...

lovely colors and design is very christmasy:)

Anonymous said...

I love ME, I didn't realize she made stitch designs

Sally said...

Wow that is looking fantastic Laura!

Oh yes I love Peppermint Twist too. That is a must have for me next year as a friend and I are going to do a SAL of it:)

Martine Jum's Blog said...

oh I fall in love with Peppermint Twist by Blue Ribbon Designs too !! this is a very very nice stitch design.
thanks for show us.

Dani - tkdchick said...

OMG you must be a saint! The air would be blue with swearing if I had to do all that yellow!

Cindy F. said...

I have total respect for you to take on that border!!! it is so worth it:) Great progress!
Love PT too!!

soleil said...

Les photos des broderies sont très jolies... Je ne parle pas l'anglais mais j'ai vu qu'il y a vait de la pub pour mon blog français...Merci et à bientôt

Wendy said...

Lots of yellow - it looks great! My pictures are looking very dark these days, but what can you do when I see the sun for only may be 10 minutes a day?

I love Peppermint Twist - that's one I'm going to have to order for a New Year's start!

A said...

Oh gosh, I can relate to the yellow border on this! I've stitched the ME Santa banner...not sure if it is in the same book as your project...anyway, that border took forever! And I'll never forget it because I finished it while my DH was in ICCU after his heart attack back in 97.
Also stitched another one for a friend, Sweet Rememberences or something like that(where a girl with the big hat is bent over, picking heart flowers), with another huge yellow border.
It's worth it though, it's going to be great when you're done! I want to do this one myself someday! :-)