Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Holds Upon Happiness

I seem to be in a somewhat unproductive period these days with respect to stitching and crafting. Too many distractions I guess and not in the right frame of mind. But I did finish stitching this very sweet design from The Sampler Girl. This is done on a piece of 32-count hand-dyed Lugana from Sassy. The fabric looked so different in various lights that it was tricky to pick colors. But I'm pretty happy with the results. I'm planning to make it into a pillow trimmed with the print corduroy fabric in the photo. Just didn't have enough of that for a backing too, so I have to find the right backing fabric before I sew it up.



Spring break is over in the Birthday Village and the kids are going back to school. I tried stitching the kids just as they were designed, but since I had changed the girl on the swing, the new kids just didn't match. So they are all completely re-charted to be a little more in proportion. Don't know if I love them, but I was definitely ready to let them stay as is after stitching them.



25 comments:

Annette said...

You say you haven't done much... but you did a great job on your both pieces..
Maybe wen the weather is more stable it wil come back :)

Miss 376 said...

love how the village is progressing, looking forward to the next installment

KarenV said...

I do love your little village, so cute! I think the little people look fine as they are.

Crystal said...

Great job on your village

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Both pieces are wonderful, Annie. I especially love your village - it is really darling!!

Lee said...

Its great seeing the progress on your village.
Dont change the children they look fine.

Nancy said...

As always everything looks so bright and cheerful and pretty! I love that design of Tanya's - printed it out but haven't stitched it yet. Your color choices are very nice. The Birthday Village is just wonderful, and I wouldn't change a thing!

Farm Girl said...

Love that village Annie. The children look perfect - even happy to be back at school(not like mine. lol)

carol said...
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Carol said...

I hadn't seen that design from The Sampler Girl yet, Annie--your stitching of it is so pretty and I think the colors you chose work perfectly with Sassy's lugana...

Love that cute little village--I never can resist anything miniature or little :) Cute children, too--they are perfect as you stitched them!

Jan said...

They're both so cute. Love that little village.

Margaret said...

I love that Sampler Girl design! Love your village too -- it's just wonderful, and getting better with every addition!

Alisa said...

Hold Upon Happiness looks great...I really like that chart! The Village is coming along great and so far the girl on the swing is my favourite part. Happy stitching!

Theresa said...

Lovely finishes~~~~ Your village is growing beautifully!!!!!

Kirsten said...

The kids look great! I love the boy and small girl.
So much fun to see this village growing.

♥ Nia said...

Both look so lovely Carol!! =)

staci said...

Darling finishes Annie!!!

Pumpkin said...

I'd say you've been productive Annie! Love your finishes :o) The kids look similar to your other little girl so don't touch them! LOL!

Karen said...

Both projects look super nice
Annie! I think the Happiness one will look great on a pillow.

Mylene said...

Love the sampler girl design and hope to stitch it too one day. I am sure it will look great into a pillow.
Another lovely block for the village.
Have a wonderful week!!

Melanie said...

Both projects are great!
The kids look like they match just fine to me, btw. :)

Siobhan said...

I love both of your projects! I hope you get back into the crafty mojo mood--I hate it when that happens! It happens to me every year around this time--I'm just hoping it passes me by this year.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Lovely little sampler girl finish. The kids are cute!

Elaine said...

Your SG finish is lovely Annie. Look forward to more up-dates on your cute SAL.

Gina E. said...

Hi Annie, I've been able to visit your blog at last, and have been admiring all your stitching. Everything is so cute!
I have ordered another computer (a few years younger than mine) so when I get it hooked up, I hope to be able to visit all my blog friends more regularly. I'm on Ken's laptop right now because my PC has slowed down to almost nothing...