Monday, February 13, 2017

Something different...



I needed something to stitch that didn't require too much concentration and wasn't too fiddly or difficult....some weeks are just like that! So after going through my stash I decided to work on this design by Silver Creek Samplers......


It's not the usual style that I would gravitate to, but I liked the saying and  and the lettering style. The original is stitched on a green coloured fabric, but all I had in my stash was a mint aida which I thought was a bit too bright and clean looking. I  didn't want to use white or cream and luckily found a piece of oatmeal aida that was just the right size for the design.....guess it was fated to be the oatmeal colour!


 I had the recommended threads in my stash, so I feel quite good about having a new start and no expenses!

And what about the lighthouse design? Well it's all stitched with just the back stitching to do now....that's on the to-do list for this week!


....lots of threads left over!


 ...don't you just want to walk down that path and explore? 


Time to get out the needle and start that back stitching! This design is just too pretty to leave it unfinished any longer.


Until next time...happy stitching!

Rhona




12 comments:

Mii Stitch said...

I agree, the lighthouse is a delight!!!
I love the collection you have been stitching, they are all beautiful.
Great start to on the other project.

butterfly said...

Oh Ronda , love the light house and yes I want to walk up it's path it is so pretty.
Love your new start . Happy stitching .

Justine said...

I love your new start - not my usual style either but the lettering is gorgeous! You must finish the lighthouse backstitch, it's beautiful.

Ariadne said...

Oh the lighthouse is so beautiful! But the new design is lovely too.I love dandelions.AriadnefromGreece!

Kate said...

I really like your sampler. The lighthouse is beautiful and such a lot of work ... can you tell I like smaller projects?

Helen said...

Has your needle been smoking?! That lighthouse design has appeared so quickly! Yes, I would love to explore that garden & also sit on the porch listening to the waves... well done on your "free" new start, it's a lovely saying & sometimes something different is just what we need! Happy stitching! Helen

Preeti said...

Light house is looking great!!

Brigitte said...

Your lighthouse piece looks gorgeous. I truly love this kind of designs with a lot of stitching in it.
I thank the oatmeal fabric for the Silver Creek piece is just perfect.

Mini said...

Samplers are not my taste either but the lettering in this one is lovely.
The lighthouse project is a beauty.

Katie said...

Love your new piece. Good luck with it. I love when the fabric picks itself. Sometimes it just seems too meant to be. Good luck with the back stitching. Love that lighthouse!!

♥ Nia said...

Your lightthouse looks so pretty!! Lovely :D

Heather said...

Great progress and beautiful almost finish :)