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Monday, November 8, 2010

FRIENDSHIP


Happy Monday!!  Thought I would share a little snippet of the latest project I am working on.  This is a beautiful little sampler by Birds of a Feather called, "Friendship Sampler".  This will be a fun project since it is a "traveling" pattern that was passed on to me from my sweetest and dearest BFF  Loraine of Sew Be It!  You can see her finished version of it here.  I have chosen to stitch mine on 28ct (mystery) linen over one.  It is so tiny!!!  I am loving this little one and by looking at the stitching next to my little scissors it kind of puts it in perspective.  I have changed all the colors to my liking and when I am all finished I will list the colors I am using on it.

Next up is a little "scissor ornamentation" I stitched up for a Breast Cancer charity event that Pumpkin hosted. This is a freebie pattern from Lizzie Kate.  I stitched it on 30ct black evenweave over one using DMC threads.  The back is made from the same linen and pretty glass beads adorn the edges and french knots were made for the stamens on the center of the flower. 

I really enjoyed participating in this fabulous and worthy cause. There will be a silent auction on November 20th which is a Saturday where you can bid on some fabulous items that will benefit Breast Cancer Research.  It will be held in the evening from 6-8pm.  Please take a look on the event section at the Attic Needlework's web page for more information.

It's raining cats and dogs here....mixed with a little snow!!!  Stay warm and enjoy your stitching.

Smiles....

Jolene

26 comments:

Melissa said...

Jolene, your new start on Friendship Sampler is so pretty! Over one! I'm impressed! Looking forward to seeing your progress!

valerie said...

Love your Friendship Sampler start! And you're brave stitching it over 1...holy cow. It's tiny but so pretty!

Wonderful contribution to the auction!

Jan said...

Yay, Jolene...you never cease to amaze me with your talent in putting great fibers and colors of fabbies together. Just lovely, both of these!! So glad to see you posting to your blog, have missed you! But then again, I have been a bit scarce myself!!

[[hugs]]

Daffycat said...

Beautiful over-one stitching, Jolene! This is going to be gorgeous.

Wonderful, wonderful fob finish. And for such a good cause!

Deborah said...

Beautiful new start! The scissor fob is lovely. I envy you using black fabric and over one.

Lei B. said...

Such beautiful projects. They are just lovely. Love the fabric you chose for the sampler.

Katrina said...

Love the friendship piece, the colors are so pretty. Gorgeous ornament too :-).

Sharlotte said...

The stitching is fantastic Jolene! I love the way the piece for the breast cancer charity turned out too! I am so glad to see something from you today. I think about you quite often and really miss your regular posts. Have a super week!

Loraine said...

Jolene! Your going to make me want to stitch that sampler again. Your colors are soooo cute, and it's so cute for words I can't stand it! Seriously girl, why are you not designing? You need to be.
I love your C is for the cure too. So cute. You are so talented. I miss you. Let's get together this weekend.

Stephanie (Joie de Bayou) said...

Great start on Friendship Sampler.

Love your color choices for C is for a Cure, it is a great stand out.

Pumpkin said...

Your donation is fantastic Jolene! Thank you so much again :o) Look for pictures starting at the end of the week at the Attic.

Jennifer said...

Jolene,

the over one piece is perfect and sooooo pretty! Miss hearing from ya!

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Catherine said...

Love all your stitches!!

Cari said...

Oh Jolene...your work is just wonderful. I love that you're doing the Friendship Sampler over 1. That will be a stunning piece. And your scissor piece is just beautiful. You are so darn talented. Love you tons....Hugs

Patty C. said...

The friendship Sampler is a lovely design !!!!

Sharon said...

Absolutely fantastic LK finish!

Andrea said...

Your sampler is going to be so gorgeous, it's already off to a great start. I love that Lorraine is your BFF and shared the pattern with you...very sweet :)
Love your C is for Cure fob, what a great donation for you to make.
So good to see a post from you today :)
xox

Deb said...

So wonderful to see a post from you Jolene!

I love the colors of that sampler and the fabric that you're doing it on. It's going to look wonderful, but I can't believe you're doing it one over one. It's going to be just fantastic.

And I love your Breast Cancer ornament too. It's wonderful on that black fabric.

Stay warm - hope that you don't get too much snow!!

staci said...

It's so good to see a post from you Jolene...I've been thinking about you lately, wondering how you are and what you're up to:)

Love your new start, it's so delicate and pretty. And your BC ornament is gorgeous on that black fabric, fantastic!!!

Carolyn NC said...

Lovely finish and stitching!!

Karen said...

I was outbid on your scissor fob/scissors last night! :( I tried to win it but a friend of mine outbid me and didn't even know it. LOL

Karen said...

I tried to win your scissor fob/scissors last night at the auction but was outbid by a friend of mine and we didnt' even know we were both bidding on it. LOL

Alice said...

That colour linen is to die for and it goes so well with the thread colours. Wow, next to the scissors it is REALLY small but so pretty. I do love the scissor ornamentation on black. Such a pretty finish.
xxx

Petites xxx et Cie ! Mon petit coin de Paradis said...

Wonderful pieces. I love your friendship sampler which is coming along beautifully.
Take care,
Bisxxx

Sharon said...

I just found your blog and I. LOVE. IT!!!!! You stitch so many beautiful things - I can't wait to see more! :)

Patti said...

They are both gorgeous and sorry I have been AWOL for so long. Been sick and then sick and then sick again. I'm sick and tired of being sick. But I'm better now and staying that way even if we do have snow in this adopted country of mine. Just call it England the ALWAYS UNREADY!!!
Love
Patti xxx