Wednesday, March 7, 2012

I am way due....

.... for a new post, aren't I???

Hello friends ! It has been a while but here I am (since Christmas. Yikes !)  I don't have much to say, other than life is good and I can't complain.  I have been busy with work and life in general, but I've still found some time for stitching.  I have finally finished my Spanish Mystery Sampler by Shakespeare's Peddler and I absolutely love it !!!  I can't stop looking at it.  I am getting ready to pin it and frame it.  

I also have some new wallets that will be in my wallet blog very soon, and there are many more to come.  Some pictures are below.  Please enjoy the pictures and let me know what you think !!

Hola amigas !!  Ha pasado un tiempo desde que escribí algo en este blog (desde Navidad !!).  No tengo mucho nuevo que contar.  La vida sigue y yo no me puedo quejar.  He estado ocupada con el trabajo, familia, etc, pero he encontrado un poquito de tiempo para hacer punto de cruz.  He terminado mi  Spanish Mystery Sampler de Shakespeare's Peddler, y me encanta.  Me queda enmarcarlo y encontrar un buen sitio en casa para colgarlo.  Abajo podéis ver varias fotos del Sampler y de otras cositas que he estado haciendo.


Spanish Mystery Sampler 
by Shakespeare's Peddler
Stitched on 40ct Light Vintage Examplar
with the over dyed cotton it asks for







In January I attended The Attic Symposium and it was lots of fun.  I know many people have posted about it, so I won't bore you with all the details again, but I wanted to show you the cute pin cushion that Paulette from Plum Street Samplers designed for the class.  Paulette is so very talented and I love this little guy and how it came out.  I stained the fabric a bit with coffee (much to my friend Sherry's dismay :-).

En Enero fue a pasar el fin de semana a AZ y a participar en unas classed ofrecidas por una tienda maravillosa que se llama The Attic. Una de las instructoras fue Paulette de Plum Street Samplers y este es el pin cushion que diseñó para la clase.  Paulette es una diseñadora encantadora y con mucho talento.  




Right now I am working on another one of Paulette's designs called My Handworke and I had to stitch it because I love the verse in it.  Take a look below:

Ahora mismo estoy bordando otro diseño de Paulette que me encanta.  El verso es precioso....


And this is my progress on it.  I almost have the border finished and I hope it will match !!

Casi he terminado el borde y espero que encaje !!



Our guild is having a couple of classes by Jackie DuPlessis from It's Fine-ally Finishedl.  One of the classes is called Briar Rose Etui and there is some pre-stitching to do over one.  Here is a picture of the finished Etui.   

Nuestra asociación de punto de cruz ofrece una clase de la diseñadora Jackie DuPlessis (It's Fine-ally Finished) que se llama Briar Rose Etui.  La clase requiere que llevemos el bordado.  Abajo podéis ver una foto del diseño ya terminado y lo que yo llevo bordado.  No es mucho, pero poco a poco....


Here is my progress so far.  I tend to rebel against pre-stitching because I like to go at my own pace and I stress out when I have a deadline, but I guess I have to do it, since I paid for the class, right?


And finally, here are some new wallets that I'll be adding to my wallet blog soon.  I have many more in the works, but not ready to show you yet...  There are so many beautiful fabrics out there and I just want to buy them all !!!  Enjoy...





















I hope you enjoyed this post.  Thanks so much for stopping by..... I do love to read your comments.  

Esto es todo por hoy.  Gracias por pasados por aquí, os agradezco todos vuestros comentarios :-)  Un abrazo.

27 comments:

Catherine said...

So nice to see your post! Your projects are wonderful ~ the Spanish Mystery Sampler is stunning! I love your new wallets!

Deborah said...

Wonderful post! I love your SP finish. All of the wips are beautiful. Great wallets.

Margaret said...

Oh my gosh, Natalia! You are making me so want to stitch this Spanish Sampler. Simply stunning!!! Wow! And your Trims keep -- so cute! Love that Paulette design -- I'm stitching it too (it's a UFO. lol!). Love the Jackie piece -- Jackie is a great teacher -- I took that class and it's fun! And finally your wallets. I emailed you about one of them. lol! NEED......

Laurie in Iowa said...

You may have waited awhile to update...but it's a great one. Your Spanish Sampler is gorgeous. I can't wait to see what frame you've chosen for it. The trim keep is so sweet and I can't wait until Paulette releases the chart so I can make one too. The class project looks wonderful. I've sent you an e-mail about your new wallets... they're all gorgeous.

Loraine said...

What a great post! Love all of your stitching. I would love to go to that Attic symposium next year! I went there last month with my Mom, while on vacation, and was blown away by all of the samplers.
Love the wallets!

valerie said...

Congrats on your Spanish Mystery Sampler finish! It's gorgeous! You are so lucky to have gone to the symposium. It sounds like it was a lot of fun! Love the new wallets!

Melissa said...

What a lot of loveliness in this post! Especially, lots of congratulation son your Spanish sampler - very pretty!

Jen said...

Natalia I love your stitching, your Spanish sampler is gorgeous, thanks for enabling me! Love your new stitch wallets too!!

Patch Temptation said...

Hola Natalia!
Veo que no has parado en estos mese.
Todas tus costuritas son divinas, me encanta como trabajas, todo tan pulido!
Me alegra saber que vas bien.
Un Abrazo

maritza said...

Natalia, qué belleza todo los que nos muestra hoy!!!!!. Los bordados son divinos. Y cómo te cunde tanto el tiempo???? un besote linda

Siobhán said...

Oh my gosh, Natalia! Everything is so pretty. Your Spanish Mystery Sampler is exquisite! Sooo pretty. I love your WIPs and can't wait to see the finished Briar Rose. Your wallets are so nice, too--love the BBD fabric!

Chris said...

Wonderful post!!
The spanish sampler looks amazing, what a loveley finish.
I wish that I had been able to go to The Attic event. I love the finished trim holder.
Your wallets are wonderful. I love the fabrics that you have chosen.

Dona said...

Natalia, the Spanish Sampler is gorgeous! The colors are so pretty!

Your finish of Paulette's trim design too cute! And you have a great start on My Handwork. I love the verse, too.

As always, your wallets so pretty!

Katrina said...

The Spanish Mystery Sampler is just stunning!!!! You know how much I love it ;-). I need to do my trimkeep and start the class piece too!!!! I miss your posts.

Terri said...

Your stitching is gorgeous, but I really LOVE the Spanish Sampler!! Wow!!!

Candi said...

I took a class from Jackie DuPlessis and your post has just reminded me of how beautiful her designs are. Your post has inspired me to get my class piece out and start working on it again. Beautiful pictures!

Nicole said...

Gorgeous finish Natalia!! I had to order the pattern after seeing your finish. :)

All your wips and wallets are so pretty too!!!

Keeper of the Crowes said...

Natalia your stitching is just so lovely! I think I see another one of your fabualous wallets in my future!!
Linda

Krista said...

Hi Natalia! I am new to your blog, I had to visit and see your Spanish Mystery sampler after Nicole mentioned it on her blog. It is really stunning! Love your stitching projects and your wallets. I will visit your wallet blog and see more. :) Have a great day!

Patty C. said...

Beautiful Work ;)

Debby said...

Natalia,
So many beautiful pieces! I'm so glad I get to see them in person sometimes!

If you still have the black and white bag -with the birds and the flowers on the linig material - would you bring it to the next SGR meeting? I have a friend that it would be perfect for for Christmas!

Keep up the great work!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

Hi Natalia, Have just discovered your blog and WOW--you have some awesome needlework.

Am also playing forward an award which I was recently given called the Liebster Award. You can read about the details here.

http://www.samplingsfromspringcreek.blogspot.com/

Looking forward to learning more about you and seeing your beautiful needlework.

Jane in Wisconsin said...

Natalie,

I love your Spanish sampler, it's awesome! I am passing on the Lieber Blog Award to you...it is for blogs with less than 200 followers. There is more information at my blog.....www.stitchinginmygarden.blogspot.com

Jane in Wisconsin said...

Natalie, Love your spanish sampler and allyour bags!

I want to pass the Lieber Blog Award on to you! My blog, www.stithchinginmygarden.blogspot.com, has further details.

P.J. said...

Love, love your Spanish Sampler! I had not seen this design, I would love to stitch this for my hubby! He was born in Madrid, Spain (Air Force brat). This would make a great birthday gift. Your stitch work is beautiful. Cute wallets.

Jen said...

Love your Spanish Mystery Sampler and Trimkeep finish! Have you finished your class pre-stitching yet? Just what you need, both my Mom and I giving you the Liebster award but tag, you're it! :)

Katy said...

The Spanish Mystery Sampler is one of the loveliest I have seen! I doubt I will ever be able to stitch on 40 count linen, however!

I am looking forward to the stitching wallet!

Blessings,
Katy