Thursday, March 18, 2010

Decisions and Distractions :)

As always...first things first...my little stitchery for yesterday...


Two little blackbirds having a drink at a birdbath :) Again, I stitched the birdbath totally in rows of bullion stitch before unpulling them all and doing them in satin stitch (insert eye roll here LOL) It's not that I don't like bullions...i LOVE bullions, but they seem to be a bit "fussy" or something for this project. So Decision number 1...no more bullions!
This design adapted from the book A-Z of Bullions published by Country Bumpkin Publications, 1999...minus the bullions LOL.

Since this square marked a week that I've been involved with the 39 squares project, I thought you might like to see a progress shot...


And since it's hard to imagine how small these little stitcheries are, I thought I'd show you a "perspective" shot...

They really are very cute!
Now...I need your help with my next decision. Since beginning, I have been tempted to use some very sweet little buttons to fill in some of the squares. I've seen some used by others in the flickr group (and they look awesome) but I'm not sure they suit mine...


What do you think? I would add a little bit of embroidery, like extra lollies, or a cupcake stand, to complete the square...do they look a bit...bulky? Please tell me what you think!
You may have noticed that I am a little behind, posting yesterdays square today :) That's because I got distracted in the most wonderful way possible yesterday, with two very delightful girls...Janelle and Lisa :)
After sampling the most delicious cupcakes (home made, with nectarine jam...yummmmmmm!)
at our designated meeting point, we headed on a little road trip to here...

...where we collectively oohed and aahed over the most beautiful fabrics and books and notions...





...and even wools! My oh my, I love this shop! Must take some pics of what I bought...I was so excited, and can't wait to start cutting into fabric!
Then we headed for lunch to the famous Choux Cafe...a delightful French Patisserie in Swanbourne.



The macaroons were to die for...can you see all the wonderful colours in the counter display? YUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMM.

Choosing just one thing for lunch proved to be a challenge, it all looked so delicious! The only thing harder was choosing dessert...



...but we somehow managed :) The Choux Cafe is definitely a must-visit ...everything we ate was so divine, and the take-home macaroons I took home for my family were a big hit for our dessert last night.
After a sugar filled day, it's no wonder I didn't get my stitching done!
Hopefully I will have another square to show you later this afternoon...all things going well :)
TTFN xxX

P.S. Take a peek at Janelles yummy purchases at www.threadsoffriendship.blogspot.com today

4 comments:

texmorg said...

Ahem i can only assume that i wasn't invited because i was working... Jenelle looks great. So does the shop, glad i didn't go just think how much i would have spent as for the food well that would have been too tempting. Now for the buttons. NO.
I like the ribbons but dont think the buttons go. I missed the little girl one she is too cute as is your bird bath.
Cant wait to see what you purchased.
xx

Janellybelly said...

I had a BALL with you and Lisa yesterday. You will be happy to know that I ate salad for dinner :)
I think the buttons would work if you included a little stitching in the square too - your choice deary.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

It was the highlight of my week! Think I will be doing some French inspired baking over the weekend.

Annette said...

Funnily enough i have pondered the same thing about buttons, but have decided against it on mine..... so far, who knows that may change, but I doubt it!! I love your designs, so my vote would be for no buttons, cause I love to see your stitching creations. A:0)