Sunday, April 15, 2012

I'm Back!!

 Phew!  That was a long absence!  I still have not found my camera battery, but in the meantime the Duet household went a little crazy and purchased an iPad!!!  It has a camera on it and that is what I used to take these pictures of my current project.  I am so excited!  I think I might just start taking tons of pics of all of my WIPS and post them intermittently this week.  You know, to make up for my lack of recent posts.  


As you can see, the current project is Perching by BBD from their new Loose Feathers book. 

 I loved it the moment I saw it.  What a sweet bird!  I am not sure if I am going to put the current year in or not.  I would like to put in a family memory year, like 1941, but I don't know if I can figure out how to chart that so I might just leave the numbers out. 
 I purchased the frame specifically for this project.  It has been in my LNS, Inspired Needle, for a long time and I have loved it but I would not let myself buy it unless I had a specific project in mind.  I think it goes perfectly with this design.
 I was at Target yesterday.  They have some darling Mary Englebreit items in their dollar section.  I spied this cute tin and bought it even though I had no specific use for it.  Her designs just call to me.  On the way home I thought of this idea.  I put all the threads for my current project in it!  It is now a "current project thread holder!" 
So glad to be back in blogland!!!!!  See you soon!!!

24 comments:

Margaret said...

Whew! I was going through withdrawal! lol! Love your new project! Love the tin too -- I love Mary Engelbreit! I hope you're going to post pics of lots of projects! Congrats on the iPad. Isn't it fun? I also have an iPhone -- I take so many pics with it! lol!

milly said...

Hello

Love your new start, it's great!

Your new tin is perfect for storing those gorgeous threads in.

Happy Stitching!

BeckySC said...

I love your new start :) AND your new Ipad takes wonderful pics :)
Thanks for sharing and welcome back!!

Giovanna said...

Nice start on the BBD!

Deborah said...

Glad that you are back! Love the new project and I look forward to seeing all the pics of the WIPs.

Laurie in Iowa said...

I've missed your blog posts and happy to see you back posting and that you have a new iPad. Love the project you're currently stitching and the frame is perfect!

carol fun said...

Love you BBD piece- that frame is the perfect finish for the little bird. And your ME find at Target will have me checking mine out before the week is over. I have a major love of all things Mary Engelbreit. Happy stitching!

marly said...

Your photos are great! I would love to have one of those I-hickey doodle thingys. What a perfect frame for your sweet bird on that fabulous color of linen!

Deb said...

Wonderful project! I think that the frame will be a perfect choice.

I love Target - you never know what you'll find and always seem to walk out with something you didn't plan on.

BrendaS said...

Laura --
Good to see a post from you.

Great new start and the frame is "perfect" for it!

Congrats on the Ipad purchase, the pictures turned out great

See you soon:))

Keeper of the Crowes said...

So glad to have you back, Laura. Oh my gosh, your Perching BBD piece is amazing. What fabric are you using??? That frame could not be more perfect for it!!! Great pictures!
Linda

Shelly said...

I'm impressed with your pictures! Looking forward to seeing all your WIP's taken with your iPad. So now you have to take pics! Great start on Perching!

Anonymous said...

Welcome back! Super start! Love the frame you have picked out for your piece!

Robin in Virginia

Pat said...

You were missed. So glad you are back. Love your new project.

beth said...

target had ME thingys in the dollar section ??

michaels has a ton of ME goodies in their dollar section on a regular basis :)

all of her stuff makes me miss her magazine even more :(

xo

Lois said...

Love your new WIP! Such a sweet piece and that frame will be absolutely perfect for it.

Enjoy your iPad! Looking forward to lots more great pics!

Melanie said...

Great new start, the frame will just be perfect for it. Your little tin is just too cute, but what a great idea for storing your threads in it.

Melissa said...

Hi there! I'm a new follower :) Welcome back and I really look forward to seeing more of your works!!!

Katrina said...

It's about time ;-)!!!! Glad to see you posting, love your little bird. The iPad takes good pictures doesn't it. Sweet tin too.

Nicole said...

Your new iPad really takes great pictures! I'd love to get a new one, but my old one is still working great. Love the new project and the frame is really pretty.

The Inspired Stitcher said...

Welcome back dear friend! I love seeing what you are up to. I'm a Mary fan too! I hope you do share more of your WIPs this week. I'm always looking for new inspiration.

Michelle said...

Great new start. I just love that little bird. And the frame you found for him is perfect. Go back and look at some of the other BBD charts and I bet you can find the other numbers you need! I adore Mary Engelbreit and was so sad when they stopped publishing her magazine a few years ago. The tin is great for holding your threads - so fun!

CathyR said...

I couldn't agree more...the frame is perfect for Perching! Welcome back, Laura, I've missed your posts.

Anne said...

WElcome back!! I've missed your posts!! I love the BBD and that frame you found for it is perfect!!