July 01, 2007

just a few things

Well, thank you so much for the birthday wishes! And who knew I had so many young, 29 year old friends out there! Yippee!! The miracles of modern science, boy hidee.

Nancy, you mentioned a July birthday too, what day is it on?

Siobhan, we had a big ol' honkin butter cream frosting cake and although I just had a little slice of it, I did think of you, off in the "land of the fruitcake". You poor girl. I hope when you make it over here to the US, you'll get that cake and just celebrate your birthday a little early, lol!

There are so many things to share that I think it will have to be broken down into a couple of posts. I am overstuffed from a birthday dinner at Texas Roadhouse and feel a nap coming on...

So here's this finish, from the Blackbird Designs book Needle and Thread:

(pics are clickable)

I think this one is called My Quaker House. And it was stitched on 40 count French Vanilla although on the backside of it because the front side was just too dark. Used recommended threads, one strand over 2.

And then there's this, which I just finished up this morning:

It's for a friend. She's survived breast cancer twice now and when this design first came out (in 2005, IIRC) I knew I had to stitch it for her. It's from the JABC Stitch Every Day series, No.7500 and is called "For the Cure". It's charted to read "What if the Big C was" or the alternative "For my Friend", which was my choice, obviously. It's stitched on 30 ct. For the Cure Pink by R&R, with Weeks and Gentle Art threads, two over two.
The lines in the heart are stitched vertically, gives it a different look, I like it.

What do you think?

This will be a little cube-it box type thing, once it's sent to the finisher to do her magic on it!

No good light around today for picture taking...it just keeps raining and raining here. But I'm not complaining, really...love the rain and know we're in for a long hot summer so this rain filling our lakes up is a good thing! Anyway, more pictures later this week...

Make it a good one!


Nancy said...

Hi Andrea,

Sounds like you had a yummy meal! Glad you enjoyed your special day.

Oh your Quaker House is gorgeous. I have this booklet, and I really must stitch this one soon. I love the big strawberry. And, what a beautiful and thoughtful gift you have stitched for your friend.

P.S. Mine is July 27.

Anonymous said...

Your Quaker House is beautiful! I *really* have to stitch this one sooner rather than later. Your friend will treasure the heart design that you did for her. My mouth is watering at the thought of the birthday cake. YUMMO!! The tricky thing would be to eat just one slice. I'm glad you had a good bday celebration!!