Friday, June 7, 2013

Stay-cation Stitching

Happy Friday!!!

I wanted to post this up on Monday, after my stay-cation, but this cute bird took a little longer than I expected.  I finished off the row of flowers and squirrel, and love this proud peacock!

SDW Sampler

And when I saw Shannon from Love to Stitch - One Stitch at a Time working on her Birds of a Feather Le Printemps, Springtime girl, I decided it looked like a fun stitch so I pulled out my L'Ete in the series, Summer and decided to stitch a long with her!

I ordered up some 36ct hand dyed Sandcastle linen and using some WDW and GAST threads I got started and finished up one of the birds.   I love this pattern so much with the water and boats, reminds me of both being by the lake and being by the ocean.  


This is a fun stitch with all the outlining, only a few hours shows quite a bit of progress! :)  If anyone else would like the join in doing these Birds of a Feather series, the more the merrier!

So during my stay-cation a lot of my time was spent Spring cleaning!  Fun stuff!  not so much!

But I did finally get to my favorite place for lunch by the lake, which is now open for the season...

It was a perfect day with a nice breeze off the water.  I could have sat there for hours looking at all the boats and ducks.  This cute guy was very brave... I think he was hoping someone would share a snack with him!  

I also snapped a pic of this pretty pink Iris, it was such an unusual color I don't think I have ever seen one this shade.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and happy stitches!  xxxx


Parsley said...

Your sampler is GORGEOUS!!!

I've never seen a true pink Iris. Love it! My fav color!

Catherine said...

Great projects! Love the pics ~ that flower is gorgeous!

Penny said...

Lovely stitching! The SDW sampler is so pretty! Cute duck, too! :)

Grit said...

Wonderful stitching.
Greetings Grit

marly said...

SDW's details are so wonderful on this magnificent piece. Wish I had the patience.

Margaret said...

Now why did you clean during your staycation? Eww. lol! Love your SDW! Love your l'ete piece too so far! Looks like a pretty lake.

Vickie said...

The pink iris is awesome.
I love that peacock you stitched up! Have a good weekend.

Robin said...

Lovely WIPs you shared! I really enjoyed your lake and iris pictures!

Have a super weekend!

Robin in Virginia

Giovanna said...

Great going on the sampler - it's beautiful! And nice start on Eté.

Chris said...

I love that bird, ok the duck is pretty handsome too. Great progress and I love the new start.
Gorgeous CT :)

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely stitching projects! That peacock looks so pretty! Wish I could join you for lunch, this place looks so restfull and relaxing... All I'd need is my stitching :D

Carol said...

Glad you found some time to relax and stitch in between your cleaning sprees, Krista! What great projects and I love that pale pink iris!

Lynn said...

I've really been enjoying your progress on SDW. That peacock is fabulous! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your new start too.

That is a gorgeous iris but I'm afraid I don't know the color of it either. It's such a delicate shade of pink.

Brigitte said...

Great progress on your sampler, it looks fabulous with its vibrant colours. And the BOAF start looks so promising. A wonderful seasonal series.