Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Still Stitching

I have been busy stitching, stitching and stitching the last few weeks.  Here are the results from my needle and threads:

I finished the Mystery Project from Laura Perin's website.  The directions call for beads in the middle of the flowers, but I haven't decided if I will add them or not.

Recently I joined Janet Perry's Bargello Mittens and Mini Socks Bargello Club. I have decided to stitch mittens.  This is the first pattern done in a vertical Bargello stitch.  I used Caron Watercolors in African Violets and a deep yellow DMC floss.  The cuff is done with fingering weight yarn. This is the first Bargello project I have stitched.  It was a little challenging, but I had a lot working it.

 Here is a close up of the mitten.

I mentioned I used fingering weight yarn in the mitten.  Here is another project I am stitching using fingering yarn.  This is another project from one of Janet's clubs, her Stash Club.  The yarn is a collection of mini hanks from Sunflower Yarns.  My plan is to make a 6 x 6 inch square and put it on top of wooden box.

Mr. E celebrated his third birthday on April 8th and this past Saturday we had his birthday party here.  This is our favorite photo of him from the festivities.  He had a lot of fun celebrating birthday.  His exuberance reminded us how special birthdays are!

That's all the news for now.  What's happening with you?

Sweet P