Tuesday, 26 September 2017

September WIPocalypse

This month has been the hottest September on record! This is the summer we didn't get and now that fall has arrived summer is reluctant to let go. We are still in the throes of the heatwave (at its hottest 99 F and 90 F today) although thundershowers are forecast for tomorrow along with a drop in temperatures. Normally I'd be spending my mornings out in the gazebo stitching away with my coffee but it's been far too hot to spend any length of time outdoors.
Wedding preparations, doctor and dental appts. and a return to a post summer routine has taken up a good portion of my time. Nevertheless I've managed to squeeze in about an hour of solid stitching most days. 
Here is my progress on Tribute to Summer.



The flower border is time consuming but I'm getting there. The flowers were charted to be stitched using Gentle Art Lambswool which seemed to be too pale. Then I tried stitching them with a white which was far too bright. So I settled for alternating the colour using Lambswool for some and alternating with Straw Bonnet for the others. I would love to have this finished before the wedding but time is running out and my days have been busy.

Other than a Halloween small which I will be posting this Friday, I have done no other stitching than this. I hope to get back to the other two new starts later in October. Happy Fall!

12 comments:

Monica Goodreau said...

Very nice! It has been unseasonably warm here too...it exhausts me. We are going to be in the 60's tomorrow and hope the humidity is down too! Have a wonderful week.

deb said...

Beautiful! I'd say the look of that flower border is worth the effort - very pretty sampler.

Stitching Noni said...

Your sampler is lovely :o)
Sorry to hear summer won't leave you... maybe that's why we still have winter here in West Australia... it should be warming up by now but it is still cold! I would gladly swap your heat for our cold any day! :o)

Kay said...

Very pretty, I like the alternating flower colours. x

Marilyn said...

We are having the same weather here also, Summer decided to come in Fall! lol
The border on this piece is so pretty.
Marilyn

Daffycat said...

Oh my, Lynn...this is really beautiful. The flower border is just stunning.

Von said...

Great idea for alternating the flower color! It gives a very nice effect!

CathieJ said...

Your stitching is beautiful. I really like the colors you have chosen for the floss.

diamondc said...

Lynn: The Tribute to Summer is beautiful.
It has been very warm here in Minnesota, three days with above 90 degrees which is unheard of here.

Blessings
Catherine

Andrea said...

A lovely sampler, so pretty.

Julie said...

This one is so pretty, such a lovely colour palette, very pleasing to the eyes.

Eszter/SubRosa said...

wonderful! this Stacy Nash design is one of my favourites. love your work ♥ linen and colors are so fine. happy weekend!

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