A Stitch in Time*

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Shores, Cobblestone, and "Interesting" Photos

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The pattern above is The Shores of Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings. I love the colors, and how the various motifs fit together so well. I've seen this one stitched up in photos, but never in person. Isn't it gorgeous?

I have been working a bit on my sampler this week, and I'll have to post an update soon. I am pulling a tiny bit of the cobblestone details and flowers from this piece I stitched way back when:

Gathering Honey Sampler

I'm placing those elements around the Tudor style house.


I am a complete nerd, and I check from time to time to see which photos on our Flickr account are 'most popular' with people who view the photos. In case you want to see a few, here are the most popular ones according to how 'interesting' they are to other Flickr members. I guess the 'interesting' factor is based on views, comments, and how many people call it a favorite of theirs on Flickr. Much to my husband's dismay the most popular photos are all photos of needlework. The first non-needlework popular one is the tenth most 'interesting' photo, and it's a photo of one of our cats!

This photo is the #1 most 'interesting' one I've posted on Flickr. It's a photo of an apron my brother and his wife bought for our mom while touring Russia and the Baltic States. Isn't it fascinating how it's all stitched up in chain stitches?

Chain Stitch Apron made in Russia

The next most popular photo is this one:

Satin Stitch Flowers on Shirt Sleeve Cuff

I stitched that shirt back when I was a teenager, and this is a close-up of the shirt's cuff. I sure wish it fit me now! Although I think at this age I would look very weird wearing it....I would look "teenile". I love that word--teenager combined with senile.

Here's the next photo:

Stoney Creek:  Home for the Holidays

It's a freebie that took me years to stitch. I got it from the DMC corporation, and the designer is Stoney Creek. I am sad to admit that I still don't have it framed. I started it in 1987, I believe, and finished it in 2002 or so. It's one of my last 'Aida' pieces that was started before my plunge into evenweave fabrics.

The next most 'interesting' photo we posted is this one:

Embroidered Completed Pillowcase

I stitched this pillowcase set for my sister-in-law. I really had fun with them, and I loved using DMC's variation threads here and there.

Finally, our fifth most popular photo according to the "interestingness" factor on Flickr is this one:

Summer Queen WIP Full Length

I only have to finish the bottom portion, then I'm done! It's Mirabilia's Summer Queen. I haven't worked on it in over 18 months. Perhaps I should put the Sampler away, and finish this one. What would you do?

Thanks for stopping by today.

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  • At March 14, 2009 at 9:12 AM , Blogger Claire said...

    Well, it is Mira March on TheWagon. You can join me while I stitch Winter Queen. ;)

  • At March 14, 2009 at 7:06 PM , Blogger stitcherw said...

    Fun entry, I loved seeing all the different pieces and reading your bits on each of them. The DMC house looks great, you need to get that one framed up so you can show it off. It would be neat as a cushion too. All the others looked wonderful as well.

  • At March 15, 2009 at 2:32 PM , Blogger Doris said...

    beautiful pictures. the mirabilia is gorgeous.


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