Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thursday's Child

What a Day! What a Year! What a Decade! Dare I say, "What A Life!"?
I don't know that I could, factually, as I don't remember a good portion of it. :/

Well, Onward and Upward! :)

Here are some stragglers that I meant to post in September, along with all those deserts and such--they are almost in season again!

This was the first Arbor Day Exchange I sent to Lindsay. It never reached her, though a notice about a report being filed for its "theft" recently did. Wild!









This was a freebie that Anita stitched; I fell in love with not only it but the thread she used! I don't know how well it suited Arbor Day, but I was so happy to have an opportunity to stitch it!



Some fabric that I stashed a little while ago while shopping for "pastel" and "ecru" quilting prints to make a frayed circle quilt like the one Deb made a while back. lol--You can see how "Pastel" they are. :P



These are a little closer. ;) The pink-and-brown (shall we say blush-and-umber?) Toile de Jouy is an Easter fabric.

Next up is the replacement ornie for Lindsay--another design I had long wanted to stitch. By the time we were well-and-truly certain the first was gone, so was Arbor Day--Long Gone. So, I decided to just go-for-it and stitch a Christmas Ornament (in spirit and in truth) this time. I LOVE this ornament!







Happy Trails to you--
'til We meet again~

Berit



25 comments:

Kathy said...

Both pieces are just beautiful. It is such a crime that the first one disappeared in transit. I hope whoever took it enjoys the beautiful craftmanship that went into it.

Jackie said...

Berit, you've made some wonderful fabric choices. I love the toile! The ornies are wonderful too. Sad that one was lost/stolen. Your finishing is exquisite.

Lauralee @ The Eclectic Stitcher said...

I love the fabric you picked out (all of it!!). And yes, the toile is probably my favorite, too! Of course, your finishing is just beautiful. I love the braided "cording" that you made. I'll have to try that sometime. It goes so well with the ticking you used on the back. Is the tree you stitched a freebie? Where can I find it? I love the colors you used.

BeckySC said...

Oh, I just love them both...LOVELY finshing too my friend!!!
(((hugs)))

Catherine said...

Beautiful pieces! Love your finishing. So sorry to hear about the first piece. Perhaps one day it will still arrive.

Those fabrics are great - I love the Easter toile!

Daffycat said...

How horribly sad your first ornament went missing! It was really beautiful. I adore your replacement stitch, tho'!

Lynn said...

How awful that your ornament might have been stolen in the mail! This isn't the first time I've heard of this though. It was very pretty and I think you should stitch it again some time. I do love your replacement though. It's adorable!

Margaret said...

What a shame that the arbor day ornament went missing -- it's so pretty! Love the xmas ornie you made for her to replace it too though. And your fabric is really pretty too!

Deborah said...

Both ornaments are really lovely! Sorry yhat the first one went missing.

Hazel said...

Awww what a shame that the first piece went missing. It is absolutley lovely. I love the second one too. The beads are a nice touch. x

Hazel said...

I have been searching Anita's blog to find that freebie but I can't. Can you remember where it is? x

Brigitte said...

Oh my, Berit, you are doing some wonderful stitching and finishing. But that's not new, lol.
It's so sad that the first exchnage piece you sent went lost in the depth of the postal hole.

staci said...

Such lovely ornaments! That is really sad that the first one got lost, but you sure made a wonderful replacement! Love your new fabric too!

Christina said...

As as child who was born on the Sabbath, I can't share your pain I'm afraid dear Thursday's Child!
How frustrating that your first parcel 'disappeared'. Where do all of these missing parcels go? I can't imagine my postman thinking 'by, that looks like a nice package, think I'll take that one home for myself'. I sent an exchange piece off to Australia last week and I haven't had word to say that it's arrived yet, fingers crossed it's not sat with your parcel somewhere in the ether! (I'd be very annoyed if it is, it was one of those exchanges where you think to yourself 'can I really be parted from this? I love it SO much!!')
Anyway Berit, I'm rambling. I wanted to ask you a question. The beading on your replacement piece is sumptuous. How do I bead like that when both sides are not linen? I'm a dab hand now at cross stitching a border around each side and then using the border to stitch the beads on, but I don't know how I'd go about it if one side is plain fabric??? Does that make sense? Sorry for the long essay-type comment..again!

zoomcity said...

Berit! It's awful and tragic and heartbreaking that your first piece went missing! It's simply not fair. You stitched Lindsay two beautiful pieces. I hope the first shows up someday, though not in a newspaper-worthy time frame, say, in ten or thirty years' time.

Myra said...

Both of your Arbor Day pieces are gorgeous Berit. It is such a shame that the first one went missing - I just love the braided trim. Who knows? It just might show up some day. Great fabric choices you made there too. Have a great weekend!

Jan said...

I too, love that ornament!! It is Mary Garry, right? It is perfect...the stitching,as well as the finishing of it!! So wonderful!!

MyLifesAStitch said...

Say what??? That ornament got stolen?? How awful!! :(

Love the replacement you made, though! Great finishing! Really stellar.

Love love love your pink and brown fabrics! I've also been eyeing/ considering doing a bullseye quilt like Deb's! Love her stuff!


Have a great weekend!

Sally said...

Oh wow I love both ornaments and how you finished them. How awful that the first one went missing.

Love all your fabrics!

Carol said...

Oh, Berit, I can't even imagine one of my lovingly stitched ornaments getting lost in the mail... How upsetting! Both of your pieces are darling--so sweet of you to replace the missing one. What is the name of the second one? It is the cutest! And your finishing is superb as usual...

Siobhan said...

Beautiful exchange pieces, Berit! Hey, at least the person that swiped your first piece has good taste, right?? :P I hate to hear that it happened! You did an amazing job on your ornament finishing. Love the Halloween finishes, too.

Jennifer said...

Absolutely stunning pieces and your pics of them are very good too! Miss hearing from you in my blog. Hope you are doing well.

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Lindsay said...

I'm so annoyed with the lowlife that robbed my postman and would dearly love to meet them down a dark alley one night.

The first one you sent is gorgeous and I would have proudly had it on display all year round (just like the ornie currently is)

Barbara said...

Lovely, Berit!! Oh that Mary Garry one is just utterly perfect!!

shakatak66 said...

That's such a shame about the stolen item :( Your replacement is sure stunning, though, and no doubt treasured :)