Sunday, July 31, 2011

Just getting started!

I got the fabric with part I and partII in the mail on Friday. Plan on putting everything together today so I can start working on it during my lunch hour at work. I really think I am going to do this over one. Can't wait to get it kitted up. I will post pics here and on my blog Porcupine Needle.

Keep on stitching. XxxXxxX


Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I need your help..

I started stitching the alphabet using WDW's Tabacco Road; what do you all think of it? I like it; but I'm asking for your option. I'm not gonna stitch on the alphabet anymore til I get some of your options.. Thank you..

Hugs, Shar

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


I stayed up til 1:30 last night to finish; now that I've started part 2 I'm thinking of changing colours for the alphabet?? IDK?? Please excuse the wrinkles..

Hugs, Shar


I finished up my sampler on Friday and enjoyed every stitch.  it was such a great piece to work on -  here is a snap of it completed -

It is stitched on the recommended WDW 35 ct Confederate grey linen - 2 over 2 using mostly the recommended flosses.  My changes where - the grass - in GAST Dried Thyme, the key - in GAST Grecian Gold and the alphabet - in GAST Kale (a limited edition colour).

Monday, July 25, 2011

Finally finished

Well here it is in all her glory. I was able to wrap it up yesterday late afternoon and then enjoy studying upon it all evening. I LOVE IT. I might add I am proud to have finished it in good order too, staying focused on one project at a time helps that situation. It is obvious that I need to use something other than my iPhone to take the pictures though. You get the's a keeper. I did order the frame that Brenda used in her pattern and I do believe it will be perfect. My start date was May 15 - July 24 and man did it use a lot of Kudzu! This was stitched on 35 ct with 1 strand of WDW on the Confederate Grey fabric called for in the pattern.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Excited to be joining Birds of a Feather Mystery Sal blog


I live in Mid-Maine and first started stitching at 8 yrs old growing up in Woodbridge, VA. A little over 30 yrs ago. Looking forward to working a SAL project.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Hello from France

I'm Lhise, 38 y/o and I live near Bordeaux, France.

I received the Birds of a Feather chart (Part 1 and 2) last week. 
Now I must order the last part.

 I stitch on 36 count Zweigart (Mushroom)
with the original colours of Weeks Dye Works threads.

Sorry for the mistakes. My knowledge of English are rather low.

My blog:
(in French)

Part III

Hello everyone. Good Monday morning. I was so excited to start this post because I have embarked on this new blogging experience AND I have a picture to add! :) Corny I know but for someone who has cross stitched for the better part of my life, this is all new to me. I love it. So here it is; I picked up my piece at the LNS on Saturday and stitched on it ALL day yesterday. I know when I typed that I thought the same that all she could accomplish in one day but the answer to that is yes, that is it. But I am convinced I could have a finish by the weekend. Will keep you posted.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Birds of a Feather SAL

you guys make me look bad. i hven't finished part 1 yet. i only work on it on the weekends. i hope to get back on it today. i've been out of town for 2 weeks and it's kinda hard to get back into the swing of things. i love this's do much fun. can't wait to see it finished. denise

Finished part 1

Finally I finished part one of this lovely mystery.
I hope to start stitching part 2 this weekend

Sylvia K.

Friday, July 15, 2011

July 15, 2011

This is my very first blog post EVER! I will post a picture on the next entry. I have completed through Part II and my piece is hanging at the LNS to entice stitchers to jump in on the fun. I have loved stitching this piece and enjoyed the excitement of the mystery. All our guesses were wrong about Part III but I love what was revealed. It is going to be so much fun to to finish this beauty.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Slow but sure...

I was off work the past 2 days and was able to get some stitching done; I worked some on it tonight and only have the bottom 2 red flowers to do; then I can start on part 2. Can't wait to see part 3. (please excuse the wrinkles)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A Little More Stitching

I finished up the border and started to work on the tree and leaves. Here is a snap....

I think I am going to change up the floss colour of the letters - but I am sure what to yet - I will wait to see what the 3rd part looks like first.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Part 2 complete

Finished part 2 and can't wait for part 3 to be released.
I did make a minor change though. I replaced the Straight Stitch for the eyes of the birds with a French Knot.