Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Something to Crow About

A small finish! This was a really fun little stitch, I think it's so bright and cheery.


Good Morning!
by the Prairie Schooler
Just Cross Stitch/Feb 2002
fabric: 32ct lambswool linen
fibers: DMC


And my new spring wardrobe:



I saw the Winter Floral Sampler pattern on Ruth's blog and just HAD to have it. And when things have a seasonal theme, I am a sucker at buying the "set".....

And a few questions to catch up on:

1. The fabric that I "over dyed", is first dyed in one color. And then dyed in another color. I don't wait for the fabric to dry in between usually. Although, now that I've said that, I might have to try it.

2. Check out my tutorial (listed in my side bar) for making floss tags. That's the technique I use, though it certainly isn't the only way. Anita has a different way of making them, so check out her tutorial.

3. The triangle shaped ornie finishing. I measured the tallest part of the stitched piece and added 1/2inch to the measurement. Then measured the widest part of the base and added 1/2inch to that measurement. I used those measurements for my cardboard triangle that I cut out for the front and back and then finished it as you would for a pinkeep. (That was about as clear as mud.) Let me think on how best to answer that one again.

Okey-dokey. I think that's it for me today. Have a terrific day and thanks for dropping by my little piece of cyberspace!

38 comments:

Kim B said...

I think your triangle explanation was good! I followed! And your roosters are great! My BIL owns a restaurant in St Louis called "Rooster" so I always think of him when I see anything rooster-related :)

Natasha said...

I LOVE your rooster he's great! And your new "wardrobe" is awesome.those floral samplers are on my wish list as well after seeing them over at Ruth's place. I am easily influenced HaHa

Take Care

Hazel said...

Aww cute rooster! Wow you have a lovely stash haul there. xx

Carla said...

Great finish!!

Julianne said...

Hi Staci,

I just love your PS finish! What pretty pictures you took of it with the eggs. Are those real eggs?

Very nice patterns. I'm anxious to see your wip's of them.

Annie said...

Very cool rooster. And what a fun selection of patterns. Love those Praiseworthy leaflets.

Carol R said...

Great stash haul and what cute chooks!

doris said...

Thanks for all the great info. Since coffee dying is still exciting me, actual dye isn't tempting ... yet. I reckon one day I'll have to try it out.

valerie said...

I love the rooster and it is very cheerful! I like your new blog template too...the yellow is very cheery and I like the "raggedy ann"! =)

Cindy F. said...

Oh Staci! I LOVE your finish!!
I have got to get that chart:)
GREAT new stash and a great new blog look!!

Lula said...

lovely cheery finish and some really scrummy stash

Daffycat said...

Wonderful little finish, Staci! Incredible stash too ~ enjoy!

Michele B. said...

It's so nice to have you back! You have a great way with picking out such perfect pieces to stitch and share.

Tammy said...

I love it--how cute! Great job. I need to attempt some overdyeing also.

lena-lou said...

Great finish with a great photo and what nice stash you have :)


BTW I love your new blog look

Take care

tkdquintmom said...

I love how the PS turned out. I have this chart and may have to do a relook at it :-)

Leah said...

Fabulous finish...congrats!

Michele said...

cockadoodle doo! love your new rooster :) bright and cheery for sure!

and your new spring wardrobe looks marvelous! Can't wait to see what you pick first to stitch :)

DonnaTN said...

Your Good Morning chicks are adorable. Great stash too!

Jeanie said...

Love the roosters, too cute !

mbroider said...

Your rooster piece is lovely!! I liked your Q&A too!!

Theresa said...

Love this finish!!!! It is adorable!!!!
All those stash looks very tempting!!!! I too, am a sucker at buying a "set".....

Márti said...

Beautiful finish! Congrats!

brokenfairy said...

Adorable ,certainly would brightens any morning!

Karrie said...

Love your PS finish! That would be nice to greet you in the morning :)

Jucus said...

Staci, you have very nice good ideas!

Kajsa said...

That's a cute finish! Lots of nice new stash too.

Missy Ann said...

The DMC conversion on Skating Party is not good, be ready to change a few of the colors.

Deb said...

Love your finish. I'm going to have to do that one for my sister as she loves roosters! And great, great stash acquisition. Should keep you busy for quite a long time!!

Andrea said...

Love the 'rooster' finish, although it's a cockeral to me here in the UK! Some great new stash too.

Karen said...

love the good morning finish!! i now need to find that issue somewhere. LOL

mainely stitching said...

That is just the sweetest finish!! :D

Sharon said...

Adorable finish! I love the new stash! Praiseworthy Stitches is great and I have been wanting the skating party myself! Your blog is always such an inspiration and wealth of knowledge!

Jean said...

Welcome back - I'm totally on the same page - lost without the computer, but get lots more done without it!!

Your Good Morning is adorable, as usual. I noticed a very nice "spring" stash awaiting!

Nancy said...

This is bright and cherry, and your stitching is perfect. I know this issue of JCS is going to be sought out after seeing this! Love your new spring wardrobe too! What will you wear first?!

Stitchingranny said...

I love your new finish - I would have it nanging in my kitchen just above the kettle so it was the first thing I saw when I came down to make a drink in the morning - I am sure it would brighten my day.

Re your comment on my blog - you can come and stitching with my anytime Staci.

Brigitte said...

Oh Staci, such a beautiful little PS finish. I love this design very much and have been on the lookout for the magazine for quite a while and one day I will hunt it down.
Your new stash is terrific and I have to have some will power not to put every single chart on my wish list.

vivou said...

ils sont trop beaux ces coqs