Monday, April 7, 2014

The End of the Bargello

   It's been nearly 2 weeks since my last post.  I didn't mean for it to be so long but I was trying to finish the bargello band on Dorothy before I posted.  Every day I would think, 'Surely I will finish today and be able to make that post.' but each day I still wasn't finished.  This afternoon I finally got that section finished and I am now ready for the big reveal.

If you remember from my last post, I still had most of the over one verse to finish as well.  I've done quite a bit of bargello before and I don't remember it taking as long as this did!  Given all the stitches in this band though, I guess it wasn't that bad!  I am very pleased with how it came out and so happy that Dorothy is officially at the half way point!! 
     Up next in the rotation is the piece I am stitching for my future DIL for her birthday.  I have been carrying this to stitch group and have made pretty good progress but if I am to have it stitched and framed by the middle of May, it needs to see some serious  stitching time!!  It is pretty far along though so it shouldn't take too long to finish. I think this is adorable!!

Lizzie Kate
Cat Lessons for People
40 ct. Lakeside Linen w/ threads listed

   Next up is the Needleworker's Sampler newly framed.  I apologize for the angle but my framer put glass on it by mistake and I was having a hard time getting a picture without glare.  I put one of my favorite moldings on it since it seemed to cry out for it.  This one is currently residing at my LNS.

    Last but not least, I present photographic evidence that spring has arrived here in the burg.  This is the entrance to my neighborhood and how it looked a few days ago.  Magical!!

   We are now having those much lauded April Showers so I hope the promise of May flowers is just around the corner!!


  1. All the bargello is just beautiful and worth the work! The frame is perfect for the stitched piece, very pretty.

  2. I love the look of bargello! Even when the going is slow. :)

  3. Wonderful progress! The Lizzie Kate is so cute and fun! So nice to see the trees blooming. We are still waiting for that to happen here, hopefully soon!

  4. OH my that bargello is gorgeous, I know it has to be a lot of work...but so worth the effort! Love the Lizzie Kate :) And those Bradford Pears do make for a stunning display! Our trees are just beginning to bud. No flowering yet...

  5. Dorothy looks beautiful--with every post, you provide more temptation to give in and send off for her!

  6. Dorotjy is going to be a real show-stopper Laura! Can't wait to see her finale. It must feel like such a thrill to see the trees blooing after such a miserable winter. Hope you enjoy them all.


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