Monday, July 20, 2009

Why Is It??

Happy Monday ... hope everyone had a great weekend! We had a good one here .. the soccer games were really good, we went to see the new Harry Potter (love it!!!) and I stitched ... and I finished something inbetween working on my exchanges. I just love how this piece turned out ...

The design is called Why Is It? by The Cricket Collection. I stitched it on a lovely piece of fabric by R&R, 32 ct, but I can't remember the name .. I think it's Barley something .. anyway the fabric was wonderful to stitch on. I changed the floss colors, which I almost never do .. but I love how they all look together! I used Belle Soie's Mahogany for the words, Fern Frond and Butterschotch for the leaves/vines and flowers. This was such a fun stitch and I love the verse!

So while I was taking pictures of the finished piece, a couple more roosters same to see what I was doing .. didn't know they were sooo curious! *smile*

Paulette's having a wonderful giveway to celebrate her first blogiversary and she has a freebie for you too .. go say hello, enjoy the freebie and good luck!

I hope you find your joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for quiet monday nights ...


22 comments:

Nancy said...

This is really pretty Michele, and I love the verse! The fabric is gorgeous.

Karen said...

Love the color changes you made. Are you going to finish the design completely...or leave it as a wip?

Michelle said...

What a sweet stitch and I love the colors.. stop by, I'm having a Christmas In July giveaway and I'd love you to leave your name for a chance to win!

Michelle :)

valerie said...

Great little finish Michele! I love the silk colors!

Linda said...

Michele, I love this sweet stitchie. Cute sentiment and isn't it the truth? Pretty fabric and floss choices...hugs, Linda

Nic said...

That's really sweet - I have it in my stash too, I really need to work on it!

The Daily Mel said...

OMG! That design is so cute...and so true!! LOL Great job as always. :)

Suzanne said...

This is a great design and a very appropriate one for many of us.

Kathy A. said...

Looks good there girl. Love the color changes. How are you going to finish it?

Vonna said...

How sweet is that?! And so true too! LOL!
Those roosters...such curious animals ;o)

Sally said...

Love that design Michele! The verse is brilliant!

Carolyn NC said...

Love this, Michelle - so true, too!

Deb said...

That saying could be my mantra. I think all of us need to have that stitched and framed near where we stitch (of course, in my case, I'd never get it finished)! LOL

CindyMae said...

I love it!!!! Just love that saying too!

Please stop by my blog and see the July 17th post as there is something there for you!!
http://stitchingkorner.blogspot.com/

FayeRaye said...

Michele, I HAD to do the Quaker Americana freebie Staci was offering thanks to your beautiful display of it earlier this month...It did turn out nice and I am planning on fabricating it and a couple more to boost my patriotic basket....Thanks! Faye
ps--haveyou gotton anything in the mail yet???just curious!~

monique said...

I need to get that chart LOL Those roosters are super cute!

Karen said...

i LOVE it! it turned out great. i have to stitch that one, with as many WIP's i have going! LOL

Kim B said...

Love this design!

Linda said...

Hi Michele...our floss for "Kindred Spirts" came and it is so wonderful...hugs, Linda

Cindy F. said...

Ooooh....pretty:) Good job girl!

Ranae said...

Love this saying, I need to locate this chart, lol
You did a fabulous job with the color changes.

CindyMae said...

That is such a pretty design! I love the way it turned out, beautiful work. Can not wait to have a chance to see the new Harry Potter!!!