Sunday, July 18, 2010

Psychological AC

I'm finally recovered from a nasty 2-day headache. Started about the time of the mini-earthquake we had which I never even noticed although I did wake about the that time with this headache. Might be allergies and might be the heat. And might come back soon, but I won't think about that now. Instead I decided to finish up a couple of cards from stitched winter holiday designs to make me think cooling thoughts.

The first is a design by Shepherd's Bush from the 2008 JCS ornament issue. The lettering said "Starry Night", but I preferred 'Reindeer X-ing' to lighten it up. Done on a scrap of Enchanted Fabrics Cafe Mocha Flair...a long gone company and color now.



And the 2nd card is a Prairie Schooler design from booklet 151, "Santa and Snowmen". The fabric is the same color and dyer as the first card, but this was the painted line instead of the flair. I really miss Enchanted Fabrics. Both of these are 18 count Aida and after dying, the fabric is so soft to work with, yet has really good body for using on a card.



Now I'm going to be brave and go out in the heat with my fingers crossed that my head behaves.

29 comments:

Miss 376 said...

Hope you are feeling better soon, I've had a really chesty cold that just won't go away. Seems the wrong thing to have in the summer, lol.Two lovely cards, hope they keep you thinking cool thoughts

nima said...

wow...those cards look lovely

Carol said...

Very, very nice cards, Annie. I stitched the PS one myself, but gave it away--guess I need to do it one more time and keep it! I love that little bunny nestled up to his snowman friend.

I do hope your headaches don't reappear. I also get weather related headaches (mine are a good predictor that rain is on the way). Not fun...

Try to stay cool down in that DC heat!

KarenV said...

Cute cards, both of them! I stitched the SB design recently too, it was a fun stitch. Hope your headache stays away.

Elaine said...

Two lovely cards Annie. Hope you are feeling better soon. Hugs!

gazette94 said...

I love your 2 cards ! Very cute !
I hope you feel better and your headaches will not come back..

Jan said...

Such beautiful card stitchings!! Hope you feel better and soon!

Lee said...

Your cards are delightful and stitched so neatly.
I think winter cold is easier than summer heat, as it is hard to stay cool. am off to sit by my fireside.

Jackie said...

I hope you feel better soon. I sometimes get headaches due to weather changes or allergies. When I don't feel well, the last thing I want is heat. I hope it cools down for you soon or you find a cool spot to sit for a while.

The cards are wonderful!

mainely stitching said...

I hope the headache has remained away. I love your idea of stitching Christmas designs to beat the heat!

Mylene said...

Such beautiful cards, Annie. Great job!

I hope you feel better very soon.

zoomcity said...

I'm sorry to hear about your headache, Annie. I hope it didn't come back when you went out. I love your psychological AC cards!!

Liz said...

Wouldn't it be cool if you could predict earthquakes with your headaches? You wouldn't want to live in California, tho. Or maybe not! As always, I love your cross-stitch cards.

Tammy said...

Those are really nice looking cards!!

Olenka's Stitches said...

Wow! Your cards are so pretty Annie!

Lois said...

Two lovely cards Annie. Love the change you did to the SB one.

Hope your headache has cleared now and your weather has cooled a little.

Moreen said...

Nice cards Annie.
Hope you feel better soon and the headache stays away.

Nancy said...

The cards are just beautiful!

I heard about the earthquake on the news, and I'm glad you didn't even notice it.

Vonna said...

Beautiful cards Annie...totally gorgeous :) I especially love that Reindeer X-ing and the fabric it is on!!!!
Keep cool!

Annette said...

What a beautifull cards... Lovely stitched

Dani - tkdchick said...

Well I sure hope that headache doesn't come back!

Great little cards!

Silverlotus said...

I think changing the wording on the first design was very clever.

Rachel S said...

Hope you are feeling better. It looked cloudy today, maybe that will break the heat. How did you do the snowflakes? are they stickers?

Tammy said...

Headaches are the worst! Glad you are feeling a bit better. I heard about the quake while I was on vacation - freaky! Your stitching is adorable. Love the cards!

Vinniey said...

I hope your headaches will not come back. Nice words for the "Starry night". Beautiful idea to finish it as a card. :)

Pumpkin said...

Brilliant finishes Annie!!!!

I'm sorry to hear about your headache. It really could be this heat. It's been terrible :o(

Margaret said...

I love both cards! They're wonderful! Feel better -- I hate feeling sick and hot. Bleagh!

Blu said...

Lovely cards! Those designs are really cute.

Karen said...

Annie, these are gorgeous cards, I love them!