Saturday, September 05, 2009

I'll do this one next

I was looking through my stash today to try to find my next project. A difficult task it was since I have too many things to choose from. :) I could have picked half a dozen things, but I either didn't have fabric ready for it or threads not on hand. Since I didn't want to waste too much more time in selecting something, I have chosen to do another LHN All Dolled Up series called Strawberry House. I had the fabric ready, Crescent Colours threads there, and all I needed to do was to pick out the DMC threads from my stash.

LHN - Strawberry House kitted

I'm going with their selection of fabric which is a 30ct Creek Bed Brown. It's a natural colour with some warmth to it. I have stitched with this fabric before and quite like the colour. All threads are what's called for except one. The DMC 3823 which is supposed to be a light yellow, I have substituted for 712 being a pale cream. I didn't have the 3823 on hand and the picture on the chart looks more like a cream than a yellow, so I went for that look. It picks up the colour of the rosebud button on the house, so I thought it would balance it out.


It's Fathers Day here tomorrow, so I'll be visiting my beloved Dad. He's such a wonderful man, very loving, and would help me whenever I needed it. Growing up, I've felt very protected by him. It's nice to say thanks to him in a formal way for being my father.

Since I'll be out for most of tomorrow, I'm not sure when I'll start this next project. Hopefully in the next few days anyway. I'll be sure to let you know when I do. :)

I also wanted to show you the new leaves on my Maple tree that's in my front garden. It's Spring here now (though the weather can sometimes still be a little chilly) and the plants are starting to put on new growth. It's lovely to see things come alive again after the Winter and seeing a little more sun during the day. Our days are starting to get longer and daylight savings will be around again by the end of next month. I love it! More light at night time means I feel more in the mood for stitching. Bring it on!!

20 comments:

Cari said...

It seems so odd to hear you talk about Spring approaching when Fall is just around the corner for us. Spring and Fall are my favorite seasons.

What a pretty little pattern - I just love LHN.

Have a wonderful time with your dad tomorrow, Jane!

*Manja* said...

I have this motive to lie also here.
It would like to be worked… soon! ; o)
Love of greetings from Germany, *Manja*

Nina said...

I love this design :))))

Loraine said...

So Cute. Have fun stitching.
Are you a "one-at-a-time stitcher?" I wish I could be like that. Too many projects overwhelms me a bit.

Tammy said...

This will be a great project Jane! Love the pale rose for the house-and I agree with your choice of floss color to highlight that. Awesome!

Missy Ann said...

I was looking through my stash today to try to find my next project. A difficult task it was since I have too many things to choose from.

Truer words... I have 3 kitted on my living room table right now because I'm still trying to decide.

Jennifer said...

Oh, you picked a good one!
It's so fun to read about our opposite seasons. I'm getting ready for Fall and you are getting ready for Spring! The joys of internet networking!
I do like the colors you chose for this project!
Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

http://www.feathersinthenest.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

Have a wonderful Father's Day with dear ole' dad!

I'm looking forward to seeing Strawberry House. It's a really cute design.

Signs of Spring for you, signs of Fall for us. We're definitely into Autumn now!

Enjoy your weekend!

Nicole said...

Another beautiful design! I had so much fun stitching this one too! I really need to get it framed also! :)

Jan said...

Have a wonderful day with your dear father, Jane! And I am looking forward to seeing that one worked up with your magical needle and thread!

Theresa said...

Oooh!!! Great choice~~~~~ I love this design!!!! Can't wait to see your progress~~

Daffycat said...

I love it! Can't wait to see your progress!

Nataliya said...

Fine choice, Jane! I also have this design in my plans. I congratulate you on the beginning of spring though for inhabitants of northern hemisphere it sounds very unusually :o)

Irma said...

I love stitching houses, they are some of my favorite charts. This one is going to be cute!

Ronel said...

Love the design! I am looking forward seeing it finished.

Lauralness said...

I love this pattern! I just bought it and the CC for it on Saturday.

Hazel said...

Lovely new project. x

Gladys Creativa said...

Your election is perfect. This design is very beutiful!

Kit said...

I think houses are my favorite patterns, this is a good one. Enjoy stitching it.

Hazel said...

pS I have just peeked at your stash blog! I am impressed. xx