Tuesday, July 20, 2010

It's All About Wool Around Here!

If you live in the United States you've probably been roasting like a chicken these past few weeks. NH has not been the exception to this horrid weather. It's hot, it's muggy and the Puertorricans are melting (yeah, I'm one of them, LOL!).
If you don't get that reference it's from one of my favorite movies...Fools Rush In.
Anyway, you KNOW I'm staying cool and dry inside my little Love Shack. The AC is blasting, the kiddo is happy. I gotta tell you, unless we have a power outage, we're pretty much all set here. That said, I'm playing with wool. I know, your hands might melt if you try to work outside with wool right about now but if you stay inside, it's just fine.
I'm working on a New Wool Crazy Round Robin. This is a brand new group of friends and we're all having a great ol' time. Our project is a pincushion and I just received my second one last week. This one belongs to Sharon Yeager (Yeah, she's the nutty one from Red Geranium Cottage...LOL!). Her theme (we all have themes. You have to stick to the "theme" when you work on someone else's project) is Summer and although I'm not ready to show all I've done, here's a little peek so you can see that I have not been slacking!
Are you lovin' the flower? You better be! Sharon put that one there and she'd be mighty upset if it didn't get rave reviews, LOL! I just added the teenie weeny little bee. hahaha. The leaves were added by Anna Romaine Fogg (I'll have all the links soon so do check back for them. Anna makes gorgeous stuff), who is also in the Round Robin.
I made this cute little butterfly (it's really quite small but I wanted you to check out my super spiffy stem stitch) I hope you're ooohhhh-ing and aahhh-ing. It's OK to gasp a little at my fancy work too, y'know? Now you might as well go on a break because that's the only fancy stitch I know and you've already seen it, LOL!
I'll see you back here in a couple of days, for the great reveal.
I'm off to YouTube to see if I can find a tutorial for another fancy stitch. I can't believe I threw down my best card first! I could never play poker...


Sheila said...

Brenda you crack me up! I am so inspired by all the stitching you girls have been doing and as soon as things slow down for me and perhaps when the weather is cooler and I'm stuck inside I will order supplies from you and start on a project. The details you do are amazing! For now I'll stick to what I'm good at, floral arranging and get the orders done and move on to other projects!
Stay cool! I remember the hot, sticky, humid days (and nights) growing up in NH!

Anonymous said...

Cute! Go here, she has lots of fancy stitches.

Barb said...

Love what you are doing....and sorry...it is hotter than Hatties here too...but alittle cooler than normal.

Cath's Pennies Designs said...

That is probably the spiffiest stem stitch I've ever seen on a butterfly!
The little french knots at the top of the super spiffy stem stitch are pretty spiffy too!
You never fail to make me laugh. :)

Marie said...

Brenda thanks for always making me laugh and smile. You do rally good work on those pin cushions too. Stay cool! HUgs, Marie

Kaaren said...

Cathy took the words right out of my mouth! Those are some of the neatest (and I don't mean neat as in kewl) stem stitches I've seen and as for the French knots, when are you going to demo them?

Really, Brenda...I've said it before and I'll say it again...you sell yourself too short!

Love what I'm seeing!

Jenny said...

Brenda, you are a wonder! This is beautiful work and such a lovely project. Whenever I think of wool I think of dark, rich colors. These lighter shades are really luscious!

Unknown said...

Brenda - I love it and your stitches are to die for!! I love the bright colors. The only thing good about this heat is staying inside and stitching!!!

WoolenSails said...

We got rain and a cool breeze for awhile, but heating up again, need to move way north at this rate, haha.
Love the idea of themes, think it makes it fun to come up with something new and different.


Loris said...

Love it!

Shelina (formerly known as Shasta) said...

These are wonderful.