Friday, March 26, 2010

Moonlit Garden, a finish


Howdy friends, this is a drive-by posting. Forgive the haste, but I have to run to the grocery store, and then continue to help my son Chad in his quest. He's in the process of moving into an apartment, and he's been working on it two weeks now. You'd never believe the tons of movies and cd's he has--not to mention books, furniture, clothing, etc. He has scoured our house to fill up his own place and I'm hoping to see an end to the moving this weekend.

My finish is Moonlit Garden by Blackbird Designs. I used the charted thread colors by Weeks Work but changed out the color of the fabric. Had a piece of Prairie Moon that I thought went really well with the thread colors. The lettering below the house and stars is a Bible verse so I added the book, chapter and verse, and to balance that, added my name to the other side. Oh, and the middle of the flowers were stitched in Smyrna stitch, along with the period and dots for the "i"'s. What do you think?


Does anyone have a suggestion to frame color? And should I tart the frame up or leave it plain? All suggestions will be considered so. . . . have at it!


I was happy to have this piece finished--those stars were driving me nuts. So many of them, and very few were charted the same. But, I'm happy to say that I have pulled threads out for my next project, which will be--drum roll, please--Little House Needleworks, Rose Hill Plantation. I pulled the threads yesterday, and I've decided to use Crescent colours for all the threads but one. Couldn't find a good match for one of the DMC threads, so I'll go ahead and use that one DMC color. I'm stitching it on 32 count Vintage Examplar with one strand of thread. Got the roof done and while the one thread is not covering as well as I usually like, it's looking sort of old and faded. And I do like that.

Okay, off to add pictures to this post and then to the grocery store. (I so hate spending money on food but its a necessary evil!) Stitch on, my friends and have yourselves a wonderful weekend.

13 comments:

Stephanie (Joie de Bayou) said...

Beautiful finish. Good luck on your frame selection.

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Leigh said...

It is gorgeous!! Can't wait to see what you do for the frame!

Siobhan said...

Fantastic finish!! I can't wait to see what you choose to do for the frame.

Brigitte said...

Oh great, a wonderful finish. Love the colours it's stitched with.

Rachel said...

Great finish Debs!

Jane said...

Hi Debs
I'm a fairly new Blogger and just popped in to take a look - great blog site and love your all your finished stitches. Your Moonlit Garden is gorgeous, I recently purchased Midnight Garden which seems to be very similar in both design and colour and can't wait to start stitching it.
I'll be back! xx

poussy stiches my love said...

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Best regards

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Sharon said...

It's gorgeous!

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Casa Pearl said...

I love your fabric choice - it really shows off the colors in all their autumn glory. With regard to framing, I am seeing something oakey for some reason. I can't wait to see what you choose!

Le blog de marylin said...

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Best regards