In an effort to post more to my blog - I wanted to show you my finished distelfink. I posted this on FB also and I got some inquiries about the pattern which is a Lori Brechlin folk art piece reproduced with her permission by Kris Miller of Spruce Ridge Rug Studios in Michigan. It is hooked on linen with a 6 cut. I am so pleased with how my bird came out. I added some detail to his wing because it was too plain and boring. The dots were drawn in but I think adding some colors from the tail feathers brought him to life. His body is really a great color in person, a cool plaid. It was a rainy Labor Day weekend in the deep south so it was fun to sit and hook and watch a movie I've seen a dozen times.
This is my progress so far on my "Sailing KAL" - the White Gum DK yarn is hand dyed by Meg the designer of Atelier in Australia. I ordered the yarn off her Etsy site and there will be more in my future. It is just lovely to work with just slides off the needles like butter.
I'm sure I've shown this pillow before - it is one of the Mirabilia Mermaids stitched by my dad. It made a nice accompaniment to my "come sail away" shawl. My DH is eyeballing this shawl - he said is that a woman's shawl??? I said well almost everything can be unisex these days, hummm - Maybe I should have said Oh yes and it's for *ME* !
I have started at least 4 stitching projects in the past 9 days. I feel like I was let out of jail when I was released from my camp loopy knitting obligation the end of August. I have started the Little House Needlework SAL on FB with Vonna's group. I ordered Acorn Hill an older pattern and got some beautiful vintage Lentil linen to stitch with Belle Soie silks. yummy! I started a cute Halloween ornament Pina Ghoulada from the JCS mag and ordered the supplies for 2 more in that same issue. I found more I liked in there than in the Halloween JCS. I started the BBD Away we Ride - another Halloween-ish design. A new SB piece that just came out. I have been on a buying frenzy and it has GOT to stop !
Have any of you been under the influence of "fall feelings" lately? Have you been finishing up fall things or starting new ones? I'd love to hear what you've been up to. Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog, it's always great to hear from you !