french country birds

Two quick stitches from JBW Designs.  Sorry for the leaning pictures, I took about 25 and this one turned out the best.  I stitched the rooster on 32 lambswool linen from Wichelt using DMC 310.  The ribbon is velvet and I used Weeks Dye Works Wool on the back in the color Kohl. 

Not sure what I plan for Lark which is stitched on 32 R&R Flax Fields (I think – it is from my scrap basket) I used Carrie’s Threads in the new color Multi Grain.

I have 2 ornaments to catch up on for the Bride’s Tree SAL and my Fair & Square exchange to get finished up in the next few days.  I’m wrapping up another finishing project that involves bright colors and kitties and I have a final term paper to finish up.  Better get moving!

For a treat I thought I’d share these new Belle Soie Silk Colours from Crescent Colours – yummy!


29 thoughts on “french country birds

  1. I love the rooster pillow! The fabric and velvet combination is really nice. Can’t wait to see what you do with the Lark. I picked that pattern up last weekend 🙂

    I really enjoy reading your blog – thanks for making it so interesting!

  2. Hey, I recognize that fabric! 🙂 I love your creative finish, the little velvet bow is a really sweet touch. And I love the little lark, too!

    I am sooooooo excited to see what you will do with eHandcrafts! The changes here already look great.

    Glad you are feeling better!

  3. The rooster pillow is one of the cleverest marriages of stitching and fabric I’ve seen – what a delightful project. You are so inspiring! I just wish I knew how you manage to pack 48 hours of life into a 24 hour day!

  4. Mary Kathryn – your pillow is so absolutely out of this world that I am speechless. It would look perfect in my house!!! I cannot wait to stitch mine. Perhaps I will send it to you for finishing. You do such beautiful work. Love the Lark too. I’m going to have to order this.
    Please feel better. Miss ya.
    Sending Hugs, Suzann

  5. Your pillow turned out beautiful! Love the Lark. The new CC Silks are just so pretty. Need to play with some of these soon. Thanks for the wonderful Rocky Mt Wednesday picts and hope you are feeling better!

  6. Love the rooster. The fabric and velvet ribbon with it look marvelous! Such a great job!

    Your lark looks great as well. Can’t wait to see how you finish it! 🙂

    Those Belle Soie threads are so pretty.

    Hope you are feeling better.

  7. Oh wow, what a beautiful cushion you’ve made!!!
    I have rabbit chart, but as seeing your finished piece, I would like to have this as well!
    Very inspiring! Just beautiful!!!

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