Sunday, May 27, 2007

Spring Ride

Today was family day at the Sutcliffe House. Mike and Erin and I went down to Massachusetts and picked my mother up for a belated Mother's Day lunch at The Longhorn (her choice). With Grandpa passing away on the eve of Mother's Day, the holiday got a bit delayed. We had such a nice time! I later found time to work on Spring Ride. I had told Karen I would not be stitching on it much tonight, but got a bit caught up in it while watching Night at the Museum with Mike and Erin tonight... so I did more than I thought I would. I scanned it tonight, as it is just so hard to photograph. While the scan is not at all complimentary, it is better than any photo I can take of it yet... It's beginning to work up quickly for me.


I had a few email requests asking me what exactly Spring Ride is.... I found this photo of it online for you. Spring Ride is a Lanarte/Stoney Creek chart, c. 1994. Far from a new chart :-) It calls for 28 ct white Quaker linen. I am doing mine on White Opalescent 32 ct Belfast linen. It is really fun using the one strand of floss over two on the Belfast linen... very delicate :-) Mike likes these artistic types of needlework pieces, so I stitch these types of designs for him.

I am impatiently...patiently... waiting for several gifts and exchanges that I have been stitching recently to arrive where they should - once they do, I will finally have some more finishes to share with you... but for now, trying to be patient....


Stitched on today: Finished Garden Theme Exchange project, and Spring Ride

17 comments:

Gill said...

Spring Ride is lovely - very delicate looking!

Barbara said...

The one-over-two stitching does give such a beautifully delicate look. This is going to be stunning!

Annemarie said...

This design looks very Lanarte-y. Truth is, I never really like Lanarte designs. Until I stitch them, and then I think they're the most gorgeous designs in the world! This is going to be a stunner too!

Kathy said...

Looks great hun, I am sorry but I ahven't stitched on mine this weekend. i really haven't had the chance. The HW is coming first priority at the moment as I am away from tomorrow. Hopeing to get some stitching done on it tonight if I get some ME time lol.

Hugs xxxx

ollie1976 said...

It's looking great! Was wondering where your daily post was yesterday-glad that everything is ok!
-Jen

Isabelle said...

Great progress on Spring Ride!

Jenn said...

Spring Ride is looking great. it does show up much better in a scan. It looks so delicate. :)

Dawn said...

It is looking wonderful! Glad you had a good lunch with your mother:)

stitcherw said...

Wonderful progress on Spring Ride, that will be so pretty when it is finished. When I can get a good picture with my camera my pieces look so much better than when they are scanned in, but on some I just can get the angle right, or the color is off, or something, then the scanner is really nice to have as a backup. Hopefully Spring Ride will be easier for you to photograph as she gets more filled out.
Sue

Margaret said...

What a lovely piece - so delicate looking.
So happy to hear you had a lovely lunch with your mother.

tkdchick said...

Spring ride is coming along! A friend of mine stitched this piece and its so soft and lovely!

Carla said...

Spring Ride is a beautiful design...great progress!

BeckySC said...

It's looking really great so far, Carol!

Kathy said...

what a lovely pattern Carol. Don't comment very often but read your blog almost every day. You amaze me with the amount of stitching you do and you keep me inspired.

Sharon said...

Oh Carol, this one is going to be gorgeous. Love the look of it.

Little Grey Cat said...

I can't believe how you are speeding along with SR. Slow down else I'll never catch up! lol only kidding.

I have emailed a UK company about my fabric as I thought it would be quicker than ordering from Silkweaver. If I don't hear back today though I'll put an order in Silkweaver as I don't want to be hanging around any longer than necessary.

HOHR is looking good. Even though this is something I wouldn't stitch myself, I really enjoy seeing your updates on this one.

Lauren said...

How pretty! The colors are so soft!