Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wishing for a Tropical Vacation

With all the heat here this week I am wishing for a warm tropical vacation with lots of water to swim in.  I may live in Washington State but I am on the desert side and boy can it get hot and dry over here.  Since it has been hot it also means that it has been sunny and I was finally able to take pictures of this towel that I finished last month.

I bought this pattern back in February when I got my new tablecloth.  The sheet had two different flamingo patterns two deer patterns and some cute guest towel patterns with towels saying this if for you.  I have not been able to identity them so any help would be great.  Thank you bookwormbethie  it is a Vogart 207 Sixteen novelty designs for guest towels, scarfs, blouses, etc.  I had to squint to see it on the website because I had missed it before.  Now I wish I had the envelope to go with it but the patterns are the important part.

I also finished my napkins all four of them.  They turned out pretty nice I just wish I could photograph orange better than I did.  I decided not to fill in the blue or white flowers because each time I tried it seemed to make the napkin look very heavy. Thank you again all for your suggestions.

I have been in the house quite a bit lately embroidering and I am getting anxious to get outside and be in the sun but it has also been so hot that you melt.  Maybe for some of you the 90's is not to hot but for here and this early in the summer it is quite hot and we do not have much shade at our house go going outside it like walking under a heat lamp.  So tonight I plan to go bike riding with some friends at 7pm in hopes that it will be cool enough.   Wish me luck and hope I do not get heat stroke.  How do you beat the heat this time of year.


Thursday, June 16, 2011

No more needle point.... for now.

I finally gave up on my adventures in needlepoint.   I just can not get into it right now.  I am pretty sure it is because it limits what stitches I can do and what colors because it is painted on the canvas.  I decided to take a long  break from it and do some embroidery since it has been awhile since I did a project just for the fun of it and not to give as a gift or make for others to give.

I was having so much fun that I stayed up late and finally made myself go to bed around 1:30 am because I needed to work the next day.  Now all I want is it to be lunch time so I can finish and start on the next napkin.    I am still unsure on the blue and white flowers.  I think I should fill them in but then I like that it is simple.  The bottom heart will be all filled in pink on the outside and red in the center.  I will have to decided once the heart is finished.  Any suggestions?

Edited to add this is a Vogart 261 pattern from my collection.