Monday, July 12, 2010

New Starts

It's midnight and I'm still awake as if it's 3pm. So, in the interim, I have pulled out another design from With My Needle, called Sarah's Garden Pocket. Great instructions are included in this piece to make the pocket after the stitching is done. I'm going to try again with one over one.

here are the beauiful colors

I open the small 7 x 9 inch linen
It's 32 ct natural belfast

started in the middle with one of the mild muted teals with only 7 stitches but this will get tucked in my tote for tomorrow's lunchtime stitching, IF, I can see with my reading glasses alone. I think this may be better with my big magnifying light.

And a big thank you to Dot, my godmother, who surprised us with these beauitful miniture red roses and especially with the yellow butterfly in them.

Totally unexpected and the true meaning of friendship being the finest balm.
I will plant these out at his little spot.

Here's hoping for a better week this week.


  1. This is such a beautiful pattern I cannot wait to see it, lovely flowers I wish my Godmother would send me flowers.
    Peace to you.

  2. I have this one on my to-buy list! I adore the charts With Thy Needle & Thread puts out. But I have found that 1 over 1 for an entire chart is a little bit difficult for me to do with my shoulder problems. I may do it over 2 threads and just make it bigger!


  3. Love the new start! How you can start something (or even stitch at all) at that hour is beyond me.
    Can't wait to see it finished.

  4. Looks like a fun start! I really like With My Needle.

  5. Nice start and beautiful roses.
    You are blessed.

  6. What a sweet piece! I can't wait to see and hear how it is to finish it into the little bag.

    Lovely flowers and butterfly. How sweet.

  7. Good luck with your new start, it is lovely.

    If the roses "take" to their location, they can grow into a huge bush that is covered with clusters of roses. Ours lasted 3 years, but it died during Katrina.

  8. What a fun new start! I love those muted colors. The roses are lovely and hopefully will grow and bloom for many years!


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