Monday, June 27, 2011

High Tide Fishing Section

Yay!  The fishing section of High Tide is finished and ready for backstitching!  (I'm backstitching each section as I go.  It just makes me happier that way.)

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

High Tide Bait Shop

The bait shop is done.  I love the shading on the shop and on the roof.  I think it's going to turn out great.  I can't wait to backstitch it when I am finished with this section.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Disassemblage of Harvest Moon Floss

Oh no.  I brought out my bag of Harvest Moon floss - not just because I ordered the fabric yesterday - but to lust after the color palette.  I love the colors of autumn.

I left my bag unattended.  I have a two year old.

I walked in to find him pulling off the very last DMC number label.  I didn't salvage a single one.  He had every single paper off of the floss.  He also had thread around his legs, his shoes...

He was so cute helping me put the pile of thread and millions (slight exaggeration) of little labels back in the big bag.  Then he stood up and a bunch fell out of his clothes. We put those in the bag, too.

I was crying to my husband about how many shades of the same colors were in Harvest Moon.  7 greens, 15 yellow/tan/brown... Why can I not tell the difference between yellow, tan, and brown for crying out loud?

My sweet hubby said he would figure out which color was which.  Really?  Awesome!  He's an artist and formally trained in color theory.  Surely he can decipher the colors!  Off I went to fix dinner!

I walked back in to find my husband trying to untangle a mass of floss.  Oh no.  I should have seen that coming.

I spent all night decoding half the colors.  I completely failed at the other half.  They are all just living in a label-less bag together.  I'll figure it out.  Somehow.  :)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Fabric for Harvest Moon

Next up in my queue is Harvest Moon.

I have the chart and the thread ready to go.  Today I ordered the fabric - so I'm almost set!  Since the fabric will only show in various parts of the sky, I decided to go with some Zweigart Aida 14 ct. (Colonial Blue).  The rest of the fabric will be completely covered.

I'm so in love with this pumpkin farm. I can't wait for my fabric to arrive so I can add Harvest Moon to the rotation.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

High Tide Sailboat and Dock

We have a sailboat and dock!

I need to go back in with the white for the life preserver. I really love the wacky colors of High Tide.

Best stitches,

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Resurrecting "Delphyne in Stitches"

Some of you may remember my needlework blog "Delphyne in Stitches".  It was mostly a cross stitch blog with some knitting and crochet mixed in.  I got thrown a real life curve ball that greatly affected my stitching.  Since I was no longer stitching, I eventually deleted my blog.  I'm happy to report I've rediscovered my love of stitching, and I'm anxious to begin blogging and sharing my work again.

I was in the middle of High Tide when I last left you:

Best stitches,