Monday, June 24, 2013

Butterfly Catchers

Every spring I used to worry that I was suddenly losing my eyesight, but now I know that it is just my allergies, and if I wait it out it will get better again! Today I was finally able to see well enough to put the finishing touches on the next section of my Août sampler:


These two are spending their August vacation catching butterflies!

While all my even weave projects have been on the shelf, I've been making good progress on the Lima Beans, which are stitched on 18 ct aida. I'm in the home stretch now, so I hope to show you that soon. The next section of the Summer Sampler is almost ready too.

Riviera Star, unfortunately, has ground to a halt. I still have to cut the fabric for the next section. That's always a hurdle, isn't it? The sewing is the fun part. But the weather forecast is for a hot and humid week, so I don't think I'll be ironing and cutting any time soon. More hand sewing to come!

In the meantime, here's Août so far:


10 comments:

  1. Love your butterfly sampler; reminds us(me)to "fly lightly".

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  2. Just adorable! It's nice to sit outside and stitch, even when the weather is hot.

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    1. Thanks, Cynthia! I think I'll stick with the air conditioning, though. :D

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  3. what a great little sampler, sounds a contradiction doesn`t it saying great and little but I am sure you know what I mean.

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    1. LOL, Margaret, I had to think for a moment. I don't think N. Americans ever use "great" to mean "big." But you are absolutely right! It is a "great" play on words!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I like this one. Nice colours and real sense of movement and activity.

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    1. Thanks very much, Jillian. I think the designer, Cecile Vessiere, does a great job of suggesting a lot of detail with just a few tiny stitches. Must be why I have so many of these kits in my stash!

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  5. Certainly reminds me of summer - lovely!

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