Friday, February 18, 2011

Heart and Flowers

Well I finished the heart this evening. This is a JBW Design, Amour, of which I stitched all but the word Amour. It is stitched on 18ct white aida, and with Victorian Motto floss called Pals Cherry Chill. This is the third piece that I have stitched with this floss, and I love it more with each piece. I think it looks so striking against the white of the fabric. I am not sure that I am going to get it finished this weekend, seems I have less and less spare time these days. But, stitching in those spare moments has been wonderful.

I have a picture of the flowers that my husband gave me for Valentine's Day that I should have shown you on Monday or Tuesday night. Keep in mind I took this picture this afternoon, five days after I got the beautiful flowers. I think they are holding up wonderfully. Also know that daisies are my most favorite flower, and were what I carried down the aisle almost 43 years ago. Also, we have a rose bed in our back yard, so we have roses in the house all summer long. Those two reasons are why I didn't get roses. I got what I really would love. Sometimes, Bill really does the right thing - LOL!!

With what little time I have left to stitch this month, I am going to work on finishing the bit of blue background on Peaceable Kingdom, and work on a new project. Yes, I am starting another new project. This one really excites me because it is for my very first exchange arranged over the blogs. I have done exchanges at the Pals convention, but never one on one like this. I am really thrilled that Michele (Just Another Stitching Blog) has agreed to do a Spring/Easter exchange with me. Whoooo Hooooo! So, there will be less pictures in March, but I still have some other things I want to get done. I will post my March goals next weekend.

Thank you all so much for visiting my blog and taking time to leave comments. It is quite a thrill to see comments from all over the world. What a great group of people us stitchers are!! Until next time have a happy, healthy, stitchy time!

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11 comments:

Scully said...

I love the heart! The flowers did really hold up well. My hubby surprised me with really pretty tulips. We don't do anything for Vday, so it was quite the lovely surprise! I had a bit of spring that gave me a smile all week in my office. Sometimes, they do get it right!

Lynn said...

Beautiful job on the heart Beth!
And your flowers are really holding up well. Very pretty!

Karen said...

Amour looks great! beautiful flowers. I always tell Doug, no roses, eventhough i really like them i really like Tulips better and thats what i got. :)

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Your heart is so pretty! Beautiful flowers - and that they've lasted so long is great! That's usually why I don't go for fresh ones - they usually wilt so quickly. Enjoy your next project!

Kathy A. said...

What a pretty little heart. Nice work!

Carol said...

What a gorgeous bouquet, Beth--so bright and springy. I'm sure they really brightened your week :) And your little heart finish is darling, too!

Hope you are having a nice weekend!

Sally said...

Your JBW heart is beautiful Love the thread you've used.

Gorgeous flowers :)

Karen said...

Very cute finish. Love the thread color too... need to add that one to my collection!

Love the flowers... such a sweet hubby. Hope you have a great weekend...happy stitching...

Pointed Stitcher said...

Your "heart" came out great and hubby did a great job on the flowers he gave you.

Lesleyanne said...

Love your JBW heart. Your flowers are gorgeous.

Rhona said...

Love the heart.
The flowers are beautiful and they really have lasted well!