Thursday, July 29, 2010

Delivering Autumn, 2nd Edition

As I finished up the cart on DE I realized it was kinda small for what I was wanting. (I'd calculated the size of the finished product at 36, and that's what I'd settled upon.) Turns out that tightly-woven 36 count linen was actually 40 after all--even though the tag it came with ID'ed it as 36 and I ordered 36, lol! I don't mind in the end--it's nice linen and now I have an excuse to re-stitch in 32 count!

The plan is to make the first one, which is only cat, jack, and cart into a needle keep of some sort, so here's the re-start! I couldn't get a decent pic, so here are 3 sub-par ones which will hopefully serve.





Stewebs in again for size comparison with the last iteration.



Colours are better in this shot.

One other deja-vu event this week: Again, I ordered from Besem Soaps, and since I talked a friend into trying it with me, the order was for 6 large soaps. Last week's order was 6 small soaps. 0_o Spooky. They've arrived and are heavenly. Last time I recommended the Ultimate and Anise variety for their awesome effects. This week I'll plug the Pink Grapefruit (nice for shaving) and Old Hippie for no other reason than their heavenly scents. There's no love lost between me and anything even remotely "hippie", and I can't abide the reek of unadulterated patchouli oil, but this stuff smells great. Treat yourself to some Real Soap. The Rustic Pine (or Rusty Pine as my friend mis-typed in the chat), Cinnamon Spice and new Granola are just the thing for a case of "Fall Longing" induced by Summer's heat!


So, now I'm off to season the meat for tonight's grilling at a friends and I must also chart-up the signature which I'm putting below the grass on this piece. Friends, I've already been procrastinating doing this for too long. If I still haven't done this by next week please come after me with the wet noodle; or whatever effectual motivator you can devise!


P.S. Sandra Sullivan of Homespun Elegance now has a blog! With Sneak Peeks! And New Releases! Thanks to Myra for linking me to "Delivering Tricks"!

Spice-ily Yours,
Berit

12 comments:

Margaret said...

Lovely! Isn't it funny how sometiems a fabric can shrink so much with dyeing that it becomes the next size count tighter? And thanks for giving the link to the Homespun Elegance blog. I will add it to my reader.

DonnaTN said...

It is a cute design not matter what the size! Now I'm headed to Homespun Elegance.

Deb said...

That is such a sweet design. So cute and so perfect for fall.

I didn't know about the HE blog. I'll have to add it to my list (although I don't need any more blogs to read - LOL).

Karen said...

Looking good on the second time around! Thanks for sharing the blog info....HE is one of my favorites so I had to hop on over and check it out!

Meadows08 said...

What a great design! I love the little curling vines on the pumpkins.

KarenV said...

Love your HE design! The cat is so cute and the autumn colours so rich :)

Thanks for the HE blog link too - I shall be hopping over there once I post my comment!

Brigitte said...

Oh, so nice again. Thanks for sharing the link to the HE blog.

Christina said...

Gorgeous finish Berit. Apologies for pointing out the obvious, but the colours are so autumnal! I'd like to use the pumpkin as a scissors fob, I think it would work well. I just can't get enough of stitching pumpkins at the moment. I don't think I've stitched anything by Homespun Elegance...I've lived such a sheltered life! Something I must remedy very soon!

Laura said...

I love this pattern. It's on my to-do list, which is longer than anyone's should ever be. Love those scissors, too!

Sally said...

Your HE design looks brilliant!

mainely stitching said...

I have had some mismarked fabrics, too. It can lead to interesting 'solutions'. ;) I love this design, and it looks so perfect with those scissors!!

Suzanne said...

I love your HE design, very beautiful and very small. Those soaps look amazing, thanks for the link.