"Buttons and patches and the cold wind blowing,
The days pass quickly when I am sewing"
~Author Unknown

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring and bouquets.....

Where does time go? It must be the sunshine that put so much distance between this and my last post. *grins*


In the beginning of March, I came across this SAL going to start very soon. I told myself no I did not need to start yet another project and definitely not one this big. Did my self listen??? Nope! I thought I really needed this as another little pillow on my patchwork quilt in our bedroom. Small it is as I am stitching this one on 30 count off-white Flemish farmer's linen 1 over 1. I do love stitching this over one! The smallness of the stitch seems to do something magical to the piece.

In my quest to use more and more of my stash, I pulled colors out of my jars of overdyed threads for this project. I am using Crescent Colours: Jakey Brown, Clay Pot, Country Lane, Dandelion Stem, Desert Mesquite, Milady's Teal, Wavy Navy, Whatley Woodlands and Bramble Bush.

The next section has the first of three alphabets. I do love anything with an alphabet on it and this one has three and my other favorite thing....a house. But for now, I will enjoy my pretty blue flowers on a sunny spring day.

Hope you are having a day filled with stitching sunshine wherever you are!

32 comments:

Elizabethd said...

What beautiful soft colours, it's going to be so attractive.

Nina said...

Looks so beautiful!

Annie said...

So beautiful blues ! As the sky today !
Thanks to have visited my blog. I hope you enjoy reading "A doll's house" !

Stitchin' Sweet Sue said...

Oh my, she's gonna be a real stunner, wonderful start!

Linda said...

This is so pretty....I love the colors you are using. hugs, Linda

Nancy said...

This is going to be very beautiful. I love the colors you are using. The flower you have laying on the piece is very pretty too.
Love you, happy stitching.
Mom

my day said...

Hoi Heidi,
wat een mooie zachte kleurtjes,zo lente-achtig. Ik heb ook heerlijk in het zonnetje zitten borduren,echt genieten.
Lieve groetjes, Ingrid.

Carolien said...

Lovely pattern, Heidi, and it's blue again!????????

Enjoy & see you on Saturday.
Hugs, Carolien

Deborah said...

I have been looking at this piece for awhile. I love that you are doing it over one. look forward to the progress.

mainely stitching said...

Whew, that's so pretty! It's a bit of spring right there!

Susan in SC said...

Just lovely!

Jenny said...

I too have been looking at this sampler...telling myself no...I have too much to finish....we will see who wins this one...my practical self....or my stitching self...in the meantime, yours is beautiful and I absolutely love the colors. Have a happy day and Hugs from CA.

Barbara J said...

Lovely little stitches. Unlike you I run from 1/1 stitching, but sometimes it is a necessary evil! LOL!!

I love the little quilt on your header, so warm and inviting.

Barb said...

How lovely is that Heidi, I think you may have enabled me again ,I was not going to this one but seeing it over one well that finished me! as you know I love stitching over one.May I ask where did you get that linen, I know I am just a copy cat!!!
Take care sweetie

Christine said...

Heidi that is beautiful! It looks so delicate over 1 and the colours are gorgeous

lillianscupboard said...

You do such beautiful work.
Lillian

Sally said...

I love those colours and this piece looks so pretty.

Elly said...

Leuk dat je nu op de "blauwe tour" bent! Het ziet er weer prachtig uit. Waar laat je 's avonds al die kussens wanneer je moe je bed in wilt stappen? Hugs en groetjes

DonnaTN said...

It is really pretty and I agree about the added charm of being so small. I can't wait to see the alphbets and the house!

Jantine said...

This is a beautiful design, I really like the colors! I can see why you couldn't resist ;-)!

Carol said...

Oh, Heidi, that is going to be gorgeous! I'm such a fan of blue and this is just filled with so many lovely shades of it...

Marsha said...

I love your new SAL. The colors are pretty and I love it over one.

Blu said...

What a lovely start!

Pondside said...

What a sweet piece! I have something from gazette94 underway. Perhaps I'll show it soon.

Kathy A. said...

Beautiful - just beautiful. Is it Sal de Bouquets! I have ordered my fabric for mine!

Always smiling said...

This is lovely I best get on and do more of mine
Hugs Chris x

www.alwayssmiling24.blogspot.com

Mrs Dibble said...

The combination of blues is wonderful....well done

Ági said...

Hello, Heidi, love your work and would like to send you something:

You have been awarded the Stylish Blogger Award by Agi at http://worldaccordingtoagi.blogspot.com/. See here for details:
http://worldaccordingtoagi.blogspot.com/2011/03/i-won-stylish-blogger-award.html


Hugs

Agi

Siobhan said...

Oh, that is going to be soooo pretty! Sometimes it's good when Self doesn't listen to you. ;) Good for you for using your stash, too!

Jo said...

Lovely project!!

angelasweby said...

This is really pretty Heidi. The colours are beautifully delicate.
Angela xx

pinsandneedles said...

The pinks and browns in your Farmer's Wife quilt are so beautiful!