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Monday, May 17, 2010

A Trio

Bluebird by Blackbird Designs

32 ct. Flax Fields R&R

Crushed Berry by Hand-Dyed Fibers

Spring by ??
28 ct. white Monaco

Pastel Rainbow by Hand-Dyed Fibers

Quaker Flower by The Workbaset
40 ct. Attic Lace Lakeside Linen

Caribbean Eve by Hand-dyed fibers

I'm a new fan of hand-dyed fibers in silk. My first stitch with them was the Quaker flower and I wasn't crazy about it. Could be that it was 1 over 2, but the end result is good. Next was spring, which if anyone could tell me where this free design is from I would appreciate it. Oh and I just stitched the word not the little flowers on it. My third was the Blackbird design and that convinced me. I have more different colors to try, will probably do some small little pillows.

I have a new picture in my header that I took at Trout lake last week. You really had to be there to see this, but believe me it was funny. Mother and her babies were swimming around and there was a big puppy there, and he went after them, she got her babies away and the next thing you know the father duck comes over and gives her heck, it was quite of the site, both were quacking and flapping their wings at each other. I'm guessing she won as he left and she continued her swim around with the babies.


Myra said...

All 3 look great Irene. I really like the HDF silks too - wish I had more of them to play with. :o) That was a cute story about the ducks. I hope you are having a good start to the week!

Pumpkin said...

You're a machine! Lovely finishes Irene :o) Honestly I have not used HDF yet. I have some but just never used them.

Cute story! I've had my eye out but haven't seen any ducklings around here yet.

Mylene said...

Lovely finishes, Irene. Love the colors you have chosen for each pieces.

Hope you are having a good week.

Carolyn NC said...

Wonderful finishes! Great header picture!