Sunday, January 18, 2009

FINGERS FIDDLING WITH FLOSS

Yes, my fingers have been fiddling with floss of late! I showed the above photo last summer when in was in progress. I finished it to this point a while back and still haven't framed it. The pattern is buried somewhere, so I can't even tell you who the designer is. But someone out there is bound to know, so if you do, please leave a comment so I can post it. I like to give credit just as much as I like to receive credit! LOL! Now if I would get my sewing room cleaned up surely the pattern would surface and I could put it in its proper pattern place.

*** Jeanette commented and said the pattern is from Threads That Bind. Thanks Jeanette!


I haven't done cross stitch in a really long time, but I do love samplers, and when the Blackbird Design ladies posted this free pattern on their website a while back I copied it. I finally got it started before Christmas and finished it last night while watching The Big Country on the western channel on TV. (Gregory Peck, Charlton Heston, both so young and handsome!)

Sorry, I don't think this pattern is still on the web site. They have other wonderful cross-stitch patterns though. Often they are much like their quilt designs. Barb and Alma, my hat (if I had one) is off to you! They are both so amazing! This project, by the way, was supposed to be done on a much smaller thread count. But 14 count is about all I can handle, and it is still a nice size.


Have you noticed in the upper corner of my blog I put a corner of this quilt? It is a scrappy version of my Williamsburg Medallion pattern. I had it hanging here at home for a while and decided that little wool birds would look very nice in those four spots around the star. So I stitched them on, and I love them! The quilt is now back at the LQS, What's Your Stitch 'N Stuff, where they are kitting it up, including wool for the birds. I know, I need to get a better photo. This one was taken on the fly!

I want to give a very big THANK YOU to all of you who commented on my last post with such lovely things to say. I hope you all know that I was kidding around, as is my tendency, about being at the top of the blog list. Thank you especially to Dawn at Quilts and Pieces, who sees right through me. Ha! Isn't blogging a blast?

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12 comments:

Quilt Hollow said...

I did notice the up in the corner a day or so ago when I checked your blog. I thought it was scrappy Wiliamsburg (the one I've yet to freakin' start!!) I'm somewhat glad I didn't because I absolutely love the wool on it!! You get a big CA-UUUUUUUUUUTE!!

Now, don't miss out. Scurry over to my blog to see about my friends ruler she is giving one away! Oh and Marcie, you would enjoy her write up of two days ago. Mary

*karendianne. said...

You know, I did notice that in the corner and I thought you were really trying to bend my brain muscles, which, upon further reflection, I didn't find very funny. Then I realized it's "not all about me" so there must be something more to this!!! hee.

I have to say I love that cute little fiddling with floss you've been doing lately.

And hey, you're right at the top of my blog list. ...am I missing something else? ;)

Jeanette said...

HI Marcie, that is a Threads That Bind pattern. I know, because I made it last summer and have it in the same state (unframed). lol

bluebird-lyn said...

Hi Marcie, loved what you did with fiddling with floss.You sure have away with words.Regards Lyn

Quilts And Pieces said...

I did notice the top right of your blog. I just LOVE this scrappy version, and you know what? These birds on it are just too perfect! I love it. And oh yes missy - I've got your number! :)

Stina said...

I love how you have fiddled with your floss... :o)

Janet said...

Very nice stitching Marcie! I haven't cross stitched in years but I love it. I had noticed the quilt corner on your side bar - thanks for putting in a full picture of the quilt - I think the birds are wonderful.

Libby said...

wow - counted cross stitch! I wish my eyeballs were still up to the task *s* I'll just live vicariously through you.

Mary said...

I love the addition of the birds! I'm playing some with embroidery too - mostly on postcards but I really want to start a crazy quilt - I just never seem to have the time to do all the things I want to try.

I will admit that when I visit a blog that has a blogroll, I look to see if my site is on it....

Polly said...

The birds look darling, the one I made is to fancy to add birds to:(

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love the quilt with the blackbirds. It is wonderful.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

Love that scrappy version with birds... it's great, Marcie!