August 12, 2009

whatever

Long time, no blog!
It's not really that I have nothing to say. Or anything to show (see below), it's just that I haven't really felt like saying it or showing it. Anyone know what I mean? So, there are few words for this post, just mostly pictures, it's the best I can do for now...




Design by Shakespeare's Peddler
"I Love the Birds"
NPI and Belle Soie silks
over two on 35 ct. Daily Grind linen







and a recent package from the finisher. You can click on this picture to see all of these better....



Designs by Birds of a Feather
WDW, GAST threads over 2 on
36 ct. Meadowlark linen




and a design from Twisted Threads


"America" (kit)
one over one, with threads and linen from kit

34 comments:

KsMaryLou said...

Hey Kiddo I've missed reading your posts, nice to have you back. Your stitching as always is super.

Melissa said...

Ooooh, lots of lovely stitching Andrea! Glad to see your post. I DO know what you mean though as I have been feeling like you have lately...might duck under the covers for a bit too.

Take care!

Sue said...

Lovely stitching Andrea and the finishing is beautiful. I think we all have times when we want to be quiet, I know I do.....Sue

Siobhan said...

I love blogging, but sometimes I just don't have anything to say. That's okay. Blogging is meant to be fun... take a step back when it isn't quite so fun. On a selfish level, though, I do loooooooove your posts and seeing what you're stitching, so I'm always glad to see a new post from you!

I love love love your new finish and your finishes from Deb. As always, they are exquisite, both your stitching and her finishing. I want to do those BOAF designs exactly the same way & then have them in a basket for display. I just need to get myself going on them. I've never seen that bird sampler before and I LOOOOVE it! It's a must have. YGG!

connie said...

lovely stitching as always..I love your posts and the pictures you share..

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Andrea! What a beautiful post! I LOVE the "I Love the Birds" finish. I'm going to have to get that one (or do you want to trade something for it?), and your BOAF finishes are darling. Mine are still sitting in a drawer waiting to be framed. Looking at yours though, I may have to send mine off as well. The America design is awesome. What a great basket collection you've now got!

Understand your blogging feeling, just glad to see you back!

Cari said...

What beautiful work! Theresa at SP has really been churning out some incredible designs. I love the finishes you chose for your BOAF. I agree with Siobhan, I may have to purchase this pattern. I love the idea of placing them in a basket for display.

It's so good to hear from you and look forward to seeing more of your work.

natalie said...

The birds are beautiful, and I love the Americana finishes! Darling!

Jan said...

You've been busy--no wonder you haven't been bloggin. The SP design is very cute. Have you seen her new graveyard one coming out in September? Keep stitching!

Nancy said...

Your sampler is gorgeous Andrea! I love all your small pieces too, especially the Birds Of A Feather designs. Wish I had bought them! Your stitching and Deb's finishing create quite a stunning result!

I think we all go through not wanting to say anything sometimes. I know I do. But, your pictures tell a lot!

Anonymous said...

Andrea, I have been concerned about your lack of communication. Glad to read you are still here and hope all is well. Love, Nancy

I can never get my google/blogger account to work so I'll use anonymous

Deb said...

Wow, what great finishes. I love the "I Love the Birds" piece. I don't think that I've ever seen it before, and your other pieces are really great! Pretty inspiring - makes me want to hunt up those BoaF ones and do them now!! And don't worry about posting - sometimes you just don't have much to say. But very glad that you posted these!!

puglyfeet said...

I'd love to learn how to stitch. It looks fun!

Your pug pics in the sidebar have made may morning. Thanks. :D

puglyfeet said...

And thanks for adding the site to you Sweet Spots! :D

Kathy said...

Absolutely beautiful stitching! I love the SP piece and have that one in my to-be-stitched basket.

grace said...

Beautiful stitching indeed. :) Yea, I know what you mean about the blogging situation. I hope all is well!

Alice said...

I know the feeling Andrea. I am just plain lazy to blog lately. I have a lot of things that happened in July but I somehow don't get down to reducing and uploading all the pics. Love your finishes girl.
For one thing you also stitched more than I did. ; )
Hugs
Alice

Linen Stitcher said...

"I Love the Birds" is new to me, too. And my, oh my, what a wonderful finish for you! It's lovely!! (Definitely going to add that one to my stash.)

Lovely finishing by Deb. What fun it will be to display those projects!

Barb said...

Blogging without obligation, that's what I like.

Love the birds! Gotta put that one on my list.

Sharon said...

They are all gorgeous! I understand about the blogging. I haven't blogged since July 5th!

jaz said...

oh my!!!! i just found you and your work is awesome!!! and that pug! it's pugalicious!!

texcinlulu said...

Good to hear from you.
I miss you.
Your stitching is so beautiful.
Thanks for sharing.
Love,
Cindy
p.s. and you're little dogs too!

Meredith said...

These are all beautiful pieces! Congratulations on such pretty finishes!

Teri said...

Beautiful finishes!

Brigitte said...

Oh Andrea, I Love the Birds looks gorgeous. Such a nice piece.
I love your little finishes, too, they are so perfectly finished by Deb.

Katrina said...

Andrea, gorgeous finish, I do like the newer Shakespeare's Peddler pieces.

Isn't Deb the most amazing finisher, I hate finishing so it's nice to know I can send it off to her and it comes back perfect.

Leslie said...

I know what you mean, I didn't post for about month. I was just too hot and I was just too unmotivated to sit down and write anything...lol

Your stitching is beautiful and I love the finished she did for you.

Michelle said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous pieces!!! I just love those BOAF ornaments. Wish I had more of them (I just have Love). And yes, I do know what you mean about not having much to say...been feeling that way myself. You are correct, I do work by Needlework Boutique (and live by Aidaworks)...it's dangerous!!!

Jan said...

They are all just so lovely, Andrea! Awesome stitching and finishing by Deb! I had not yet seen the I Love Birds piece stitched, it is really, really pretty!

I am still in love with your finish in your last post, you do some wonderful stitching!

Margaret said...

Oh wow! I love your finishes!!!! So beautiful! I'm also glad you're doing the Sail Away SAL -- otherwise I might not have discovered your blog! Thanks for stopping by mine!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

Oh Andrea! You are a doll! Thank you for the wonderful surprise package I got in the mail. BTW, I finally got your fob mailed today. I have no excuses except to say that this has been a wicked month for me and I've been very scattered. You should have your package by Wednesday.

Rachel said...

These finishes are spectacular! Makes me want to get stuff done! :)

Cindy F. said...

I LOVE all your beautiful pinkeeps! You and Deb do amazing work:)

Lhassa said...

Ils sont superbes tes pinkeeps !