Sep 3, 2013

Tuesday Tidbits 9/3/13

WEATHER
On Friday night, a voracious storm barreled through town.  Rumbling thunder, continuous flashing lightning, and torrential rains.  Oh, but that's not all.  We were also blessed with dime and quarter sized hail.


The upside is that after over a week of dripping humidity and 90-100F temps, the storm dissipated both.  Yesterday was a beautiful autumn day with no humidity and temps in the mid 70's.

STITCHY STUFF
The mailart piece I mentioned last week has been delivered to its new home.  That means I can show the fruits of my labor.  Yay!



Design: All Things Bright and Good
Designer: Gail Bussi
Magazine: Just Cross Stitch Sep/Oct 2002
Fabric: 18ct Hand-dyed Aida
Fibers: DMC

A few weeks back, I splurged on the 2001-2010 JCS Collection.  I had a gift certificate that paid for most of it... definitely a worthwhile investment!  I pulled a portion of the above design from the CD.  I just love how the envelope turned out.  The lining of the envelope is the same as the leaf border you see on the outside.  Each leaf it outlined in a glittery gold.  Very pretty.

After finishing Summer Splendor (see previous post), I decided to pull out Japanese Garden and work on it for a while.  Huh.  Is it really true that I haven't worked on it since April?  Here's what it looked like then:

 
 

26 comments:

My Crossstitch Place said...

gorgeous japanese garden. I still not have found the courage to start Watergarden...

connie said...

Very pretty mail art Meari..

Faith... said...

The mailart piece looks wonderful! Japanese Garden is beautiful, looking forward to seeing more of it.

Vickie said...

We got the heavy rain(without the hail) to cool things down up here too.
Your mail art is done so well. Japanese Garden looks lovely.

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed reading your blog - I've never seen mail art before - very cool.

Blessings, Donna

Pam in IL said...

Lovely stitchy post! I'm still debating whether to get the JCS cd. JG is looking awesome!

Jess B said...

Very nice stitching! As always. Glad that the weather has finally cooled off a little for you.

Anonymous said...

Japanese Garden is beautiful!!! Love the mail art you stitched. It is beautiful. I am sure whoever received it loves it too.
Hopefully you didn't have any damage from the hail storm.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Fay and Charlette said...

What keeps you going on Japanese Garden??

Carolyn said...

Meari,

All we have been getting for the last month is humidity. No rain, nothing. I don't mind the hot temperatures. The humidity has to go. My Menopause doesn't like it!

You did a great job on the mailart piece.

I also purchased the JCS Collection. I love it.

Japanese Garden is looking lovely.

Vicky L said...

Sommet Splendor came out great! I love the fabric you used. The mail art is beautiful. You do beautiful stitching. Great progress on Japanese Garden

CatsnCorgis said...

I hope you have a garage...dimpled darlings (car with lots of dings) are expensive to repair!
Thanks for pulling out the Japanese Garden...I've been waiting. Great job.

Sally

Denise SA said...

Love the Japanese Garden and you mail art

cucki said...

Sweet mail art and beautiful stitching.
Hugs x

Anonymous said...

Love your Japanese garden, beautiful work.

Denise F
Utah

Debbie said...

My goodness, the hail pieces would almost make ice cubes!! The mailart is beautiful! You are making great progress on your Japanese Garden.

Anonymous said...

Your mail art is beautiful and glad you brought out the Japanese Garden to stitch on.

Marl

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Your stitched postcard is lovely, the fabric trim goes so well with the design! Great progress on your WIP too :)

Chris said...

That hail is huge, I hope that it didn't cause any damage. Lovely stitching progress!

Kay said...

The mail art is amazing! I have seen you do these before, they look so beautiful. I imagine it is a lot of work. Thank you for sharing the photos of all of your beautiful work! Looks like Mother Nature was harsh last week, glad the hail did not cause any damage.

Anonymous said...

Loved your updates & finish. That quilt is stunning!

Mare

Laurel Piontek said...

Your finish turned out great and I love those Mail Art pieces. I bought the JCS CD and love it!

Anonymous said...

Love your mail art:) Is that actually an envelope stitched? I’m trying to comprehend how that works, doesn’t it get dirty or soiled going thru delivery process?

Jennifer M

Carol said...

Oh, my, what a storm!! That is huge hail...

Your mailart is wonderful--so glad you are finding lots of good projects in the JCS Collection. Nice to see an update on Japanese Garden, too--it really is a beauty.

Enjoy your fall, Meari--hope you get some perfect sunny days :)

Anne said...

Those chunks of hail look like paperweights! Crazy weather for us too...so humid. Love the mailart and have thought about making one, but I'm too chicken! I wouldn't want it to go missing!! The collection of JCS mags must be great! Does it include the Christmas issues? JG looks wonderful!! Hugs!

Akila said...

Your mail art is beautiful, you are a pro.
Japanese garden is coming up beautifully