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Sunday, June 7, 2009

Stitchin' it Old Skool and BBD Update

Prairie School, that is! This is one of the first pieces I ever did for myself, waaaaaaaaaay back in the 80's (gasp!). It's still one of my favorites. It's the season houses from Prairie Schooler. I remember being so proud that I stitched it all on one piece of fabric and was able to keep all the spaces even between the houses, lol.

I'm *this* close to being done with BBD With My Needle. Only a few more letters to do and I'll have a finish. I have enjoyed this one, albeit quite leisurely! I just haven't been in a "stitch it fast" kind of mood. But I'm steady. Never give up, right? I'm sure you guys are sick of seeing this design :p I can promise you I'll be done this week.



Don't know what I'll pick next, but it'll either be a patriotic or a Halloween design. Of that I'm sure. I'm also itching to do a sewing project or a quilt. I'm really going to try to fit that in this summer.

So many of you commented on my header--thank you all! I just really enjoy working with Photoshop and pin up girls and other fun images. Pinup art is just one of those things I'm addicted to. I just love the appearance of the women in this type art. Not skinny, not perfect, but somehow just right. They all seem pretty happy, carefree and exude confidence. But all I can say is MAN, I wish I looked like that in a bathing suit!

29 comments:

Dee said...

Your stitches are so perfect. I am in awe!

Barb said...

BBD is looking good. Nice pics too.

I like the pin up gals! My husband's family has a lake cottage in Maine and the walls of the very rustic bathroom (actually just a toilet in there) is lined with old pin up girl pictures. They have been there forever! No one can bear to throw them away even they are a mite tattered.

Back to the weeding...

Suzanne said...

Your stitching is beautiful. I have this design somewhere in my stash and I think I may just have to stitch it as well.

tkdquintmom said...

Tammy that PS is awesome! You did a fantastic job on it. Don't cha love looking back and then you say, 'what in h-e double hockey sticks was I thinking stitching that?'...I never tire of seeing your WIP sister. They are lovely. Oh and you DO look like in a suite..I thought that was you on your header. :)

pammyjo said...

I've loved watching your progress. I find it inspiring. I love your photoshop talents too. You rock.

Glenna said...

I'm not sick of that design at all! And what a nifty surprise that blue star is--I love it. And it goes to show you how classic the PS designs are--just as fresh today as when you stitched them.

I like the pinup girls and always look forward to seeing your header. And funny--since I've never seen you (although we're likely to run into each other one of these days!)--that's how you look in my mind! If there's ever a woman shopping at Everything X-stitch wearing heels, a bathing suit and a witch's hat, I'll know you immediately!

missy said...

Truly beautiful stitching!!

hugs
-missy-

Loraine said...

Amen to the bathing suit comment! Your pinup girls are darling!

Love your stitching. The new piece and the old! Classic, timeless, stitching projects are always a pleasure to stitch, and look at!

Have a great week cutie!

Márti said...

I very like!

Edige said...

I love The Prairie Scooler designs! I stitch a seasons sampler too but the summer is still missing.

nima said...

wow...your stitching is awesome. I just love the season houses from Prairie Schooler...Framing looks fabulous

Jane said...

Nothing like starting off on something small for one of your earlier attempts! lol What a magnificent piece and something definitely to be proud of.

Your BBD looks really pretty and I can feel your anticipation on a finish. I think we both started our BBD charts at a similar time, and as you know I'm still working on mine. Must be the underactive stitchy moods we're in. :)

Jan said...

Tammy, I love your blog header too and funny, I too picture you that way! So YGG!! (^-^)

Love your early PS, they are timeless, I think I have the autumn and the winter patterns in this series.

Your With My Needle is looking most awesome and no way tired of seeing your progresses!

Mel said...

Lovely progress! And that prairie schooler piece is so cute. :)

Tammy said...

Your PS is great! Love, love, love your BBD. It just gets better with every stitch :o)

sari.i. said...

Everything looks great! :) And yeah, I wish I would look like that in bathing suit as well... ;D

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I can see why you still love the PS! It's wonderful and most of their stuff, IMHO is pretty timeless. Your BBD is looking great and the photos are lovely. Looking forward to the grand finish!

DaisyGirl said...

Great job on the PS from years back, my Momma has my first pieces. Are you doing the BBD stockings?
Donna

Deb said...

Love your Prairie Schooler. Isn't it funny how some things never seem to age or we get tired of them. Love your BBD piece too. Your stitching is so nice.

Melissa said...

Wonderful pieces! Almost time for the Happy Dance on the BBD piece!

Laura said...

With My Needle is looking great! Can't wait to see it finished. Love your new summer-y header, too. I have to show it to my DH. He loves that tattoo show with Kat Von D. She does some awesome pinup art.

Kit said...

With My Needle looks wonderful and I love your blast from the past PS Season Houses. Your blog is lovely as usual, you are so creative!

Siobhan said...

LOL--I think we ALL wish we looked like that in a bathing suit!! ;)

Your BBD is wonderful and I certainly am enjoying the updates! I actually thought of you, and your WIP, while reviewing things that might get some kick back into my mojo. I'll be interested to see what you decide to work on next!

Beautiful first project, btw!

Michelle said...

Love your PS piece!!! And of corse, as I mentioned before I can"t get enough of the pinup art....love it! You'll have to teach me how to do that coolness in Photoshop!

Maggie said...

You certainly 'jumped in' with your first project, LOL can't even remember what mine was, but it was small, LOl.
Lovely WIP pics

stitcherydoo said...

I don't think I'll ever get sick of seeing your updates on With My Needle. It's beautiful!

LOL! You did an awesome job getting the spacing done right on your Prarie School houses. Wow!

Brigitte said...

Your BBD is looking soooo good. I love this design.
And ahhhhh, what a gorgeous PS finish you have. It's perfectly framed and must look wonderful at the wall.

The Scarlett House said...

Beautiful work. I never get tired of seeing the PS designs. They are timeless.

Sharon said...

Okay, am closing my mouth and wiping up the drool now! Wow ohhh Wow, do I ever love both your PS and BBD's! Love how you finished off the PS with that mat, very awesome indeedy. And the colors in With My Needle are stunning, to say the least. I think you should send that to ME when you're finished. Tee Hee Well, can't blame a gal for trying, right?

As always, your stitching is so absolutely beautiful.