Monday, May 22, 2017

I Think I Can!

In an attempt to complete some of the Joyful World monthly designs in a somewhat timely way, I chose to stitch "June" after "January". That way I'd have it done in time for June and could display it, right? Well, here we are, speeding toward the end of May, and this is what I have done.
So here's what's left: The border and the apricots on the tree. Not too bad. I think that if I get it done before the middle of June, I'll be doing pretty well. These charts are so much fun to stitch. First, they're all adorable. In addition, the Gentle Arts threads are so nice to work with and you can see the subtle shading as you stitch. I am also very happy with the fabric that I chose for this project.

I guess the big question will be which month to stitch after I complete "June". Maybe "December"? Ha ha. So I can have it completed by December.

I finally kitted up my new project.
It's Rainbow Row by CW Designs. Steph, my daughter-in-law, picked this one out for me when she and Matt visited Charleston SC last year. I'll be stitching it on 32-count ivory Jobelan. I had most of the threads in my stash, and only had to buy two colors! There are maybe 60 different colors, although I didn't count. But what a pretty combination of colors. And guess what! Mark and I went to Charleston this past weekend and I got to see the Rainbow Row in person! Yes, I can see the inspiration for this beautiful cross stitch chart. This will be fun to stitch.  I think I'll put the first stitches into Rainbow Row this week and officially add it to my WIP collection.

Thank you for visiting my blog today, and thank you for all of your kind comments. I enjoy hearing what you have to say. I'd also like to say "Welcome!" to my new followers. I appreciate each one of you and hope that you'll continue to come here and see what I'm up to!

11 comments:

  1. The June block is so cute and you don't have much more. What a cool design and then to see its inspiration in person, wow!

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  2. June is looking good. I like your thought process.

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  3. Cathy I love your June block...really adorable. And your Charleston chart is going to make up so beautifully. Glad you got to visit the Rainbow Row. I really enjoyed my first visit. RJ @stitchingfriendsforever2

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  4. Hi Cathy! You did a great job on your June block. Love how cute it is. The Charleston chart is going to be beautiful. Rainbow Row is really a pretty spot. RJ @stitchingfriendsforever2

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  5. June is looking great Cathy and I know you will get it finished in time! I love your new project.... I shall enjoy watching it progress! Have a lovely week! Christine x

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  6. June is so cute.
    Love your new project, love the different colored buildings, I bet it's beautiful in person.
    Marilyn

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  7. June looks great already.
    Perhaps July next? It would be ready for you to display and enjoy :)

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  8. Nice progress on June Cathy. Love your soon to be new start.

    Linda

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  9. Oh I love Rainbow Row and can't wait to watch you stitch it! June is looking great.

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  10. Cathy, I have a print hanging next to my computer and it looks just like rainbow row...love it!! I have a hobby of looking for bears in the woods and taking photos of them so I just love how your bear stitch is coming along. I started to stitch it and changed the colors which did not work out for me at all, yours is coming along great. Happy Stitching! Mary@stitchingfriendsforever

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  11. Yay June, it's one of my favourites!
    What fun that you've seen Rainbow Row in person, that will make it even more special to stitch.

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