Tuesday, April 28, 2020

A Stitching Post

I didn't plan on doing a stitching post so early in the week, but when great stitching friends send you mail you have something to write about.

You may remember I finished the red bird and the blue bird patterns and then they were sitting in the box to be fully finished. Late yesterday afternoon the mail was brought in and Jeff says you have a package. Hmmm... what could it be?!!!

Sweet Mary from Stitching Friends Forever sent some fabric that went with the redbird perfectly. Now, I was so excited that I went right to the sewing/work room and started stitching. I think it is perfect, but my color man, aka husband says I chose a too bright cording. Dang it...he may be right especially in the light this picture provides. 


I may even leave it off. The fabric is a pretty match and might need to be left alone...

I am going to rest on it today and mull it over. It is only attached at the edges and and can be quickly changed out if I decide it needs to be a more muted blue, BUT

I decided to go ahead and do the stitching post because I also dug around and found something for bluebird too.
I rather like this one a lot.



I had sort of planned to group these over time in a basket, but I am thinking I might like them apart. The pictures you have seen were just plopped on my sewing room shelves yesterday after working on them. I have to go back and glue the cording down now OR change it.

I also finished a favorite verse. It is special to me. Now, I will admit the pattern is way prettier than I chose to do mine. IT is done on a pretty ivory linen with silk threads. I just really wanted to stitch this the other day and so I pulled out some things I had.



I plan to self frame this. It will fit in an 8 X 8 frame which I ordered a cheapo one from Amazon. I think my plan is to paint blue and play up the blue in the stitch. I have some in the garage so it will be an easy do.

I also have been working on my blue jays each evening and a little patriotic stitch every now and then. I have realized I can't do too many stitches at one time. It makes me nervous!!!

That is all for today. 
Thanks Mary, you made my day yesterday!
Busy in the house and outside. 
Keeping busy helps not to focus on Coronavirus.
Sandy

20 comments:

  1. Bluebird is perfect.I think I agree with hubby the blue may be just a smidgen to bright for the fabric. Still though it will look wonderful when all done.

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    1. The longer I look the more I know it will change:)

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  2. I love the blue bird and the red bird. I do like the fabric that Mary sent to you. I have a fabric in mind for blue bird so i am hoping Grandma Ivey will open up some stores in May so i can go shopping for what I am looking for...I guess I am a bit OCD about fabrics. I got that from my mama. I am liking my redbird just by himself in the doughbowl. He is such a handsome fella. I may add Blue Bird when I get it done. I am still working on my rotations. Today I am working on my cat candle mat for friend, Susan. It is supposed to be 79 here today.....hope it is going to kill that virus!!

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    1. I thought they would go together but really they are both really different. I think the blue bird is more springy and the redbird more summery if that means anything. It has been the most amazing spring here! The grass is so green and the trees are really popping. I am not even dreading summer at this point. We may go to Auburn this weekend. We haven't been to check on things in a while. We will stay home and just order out food but it will be nice to get up there and check on things.

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  3. Well, I am no expert, and I know you will do what you eventually decide you like the best...but I really think the bright blue is pretty. It catches the eye and brightens up the whole picture...but I can understand if you would prefer a more muted tone. Let me just say, if you sent it to me just like that I would love it and cherish it! It's very cheery!!! They are all so pretty, and that scripture verse one is just beautiful. Can't wait to see it framed. You are very talented. I appreciate other's talents so much in these areas as I really have no gift for it at all. Thank you for sharing it with us. Made me smile!

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    1. Thank you. That has always been a special verse to me so I don't quite know where I am going to put it but I wanted to stitch it.

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  4. Sandy: I think the blue is beautiful, I would keep it, That Mary is such a sweet lady, both her and RJ are fantastic people and stitcher's.
    I love Patriotic designs myself.
    Isaiah is beautiful, I would do the blue to bring out the blue stitching.
    Stay Healthy

    Catherine

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    1. Thanks Catherine. I think the blue will win on the framing. I will get back in there and play around with the stitch and see if something looks better. I just got in a hurry.

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  5. You have been one busy bee, Sandy. I think they are both darling. Stay healthy!

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  6. What fun to get a surprise package in the mail!! Your finishes are lovely. Let us know what you decide about the bright blue cording!!

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  7. I love both your red and blue birds and the finished pillows are so pretty. I'm curious, too, to see if you stick with the bright blue cord or change it. It didn't occur to me that it was too bright until I read your dh's opinion. You inspire me regarding ways to finish some of my stitchings. I feel kind of intimidated at doing anything other than framing a picture. I think I just need to finish one into a pillow, get it over with, and then I won't be so intimidated by the idea. ;^)

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    1. I too don't think it is horrible, but I do think muted might look better. I hope to get back in there and play around with it a bit.

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  8. You are very busy and the finishes are wonderful. I love them.

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  9. Both the red and blue birds looks great, Sandy! I really like the fabric Mary sent your way and the one you chose from digging around in your fabrics. Well done on finishing off the stitching of the My Big Toe piece. Have an enjoyable day!

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    1. I think the verse is going to look good framed. I was looking at one at my mother's today that was stitched on Aida and it looks so good framed. I hope to get in to my room today and play around with the red bird. I love love love the fabric and I think I will find a solution.

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  10. Sandy, You work fast!!! Is the cording on the blue bird the same color as on the red bird? The color shown on the bluebird cording looks like it would go better than on redbird or it could be the light reflecting. I agree with your husband, it looks too bright as shown.
    The little bluebird fabric is perfect for the stitch!! Love that saying and it will be lovely framed.

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    1. They are not the same color and I can't remember why I had them made but both were pieces I had made for apparently something else. I definitely plan to change it out. I am not sure I will go with cording but if I do it will be much darker and more muted. I may play around with some laces or ribbons or even buttons. I so wanted to go in there today and play around but I didn't get there. Mom's garage door broke so I had to stay over there while it was fixed and then prepare for our Zoom small group meeting tonight. I will get back to it tomorrow and let you know what I come up with.

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  11. Beautiful stitching, all of it. I like the fabrics you choose to finish the projects. Stitching letters is so fun (it's pretty easy to see when a mistake has been made and usually before you get too far along in the project).

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Sincerely,
Sandy