May 15, 2011

Eyelets

Greetings, All! I've been stitching eyelets this week! Scarlet Letter's Dorothy Walpole is full of them, and while I don't really MIND stitching them, they are time-consuming and a little tedious. I've been working industriously away on the alphabet eyelets:


And then came to the realization that this entire band is made up of eyelet stitches as well. (Fabric: Picture This Plus in Legacy 40 count, using the charted AVAS fibers).


So mid-week, to take a little break, I started "Town House Sampler" by Brenda Keyes of The Sampler Company. I'm using my favorite go-to fabric (again, PTP in Legacy, 40 count), and I did a little conversion from the DMC to silks--a combination of AVAS and NPI from my stash. I'm happy to say there are no eyelet stitches in this sampler! It's also not huge, as you can tell from my progress of not quite a week.



And here we have ten pounds of bun in a five-pound box. Just before I shot this I saw little Peaches try to squeeze herself into this box as well. There just wasn't room, so she went off to the corner to pout.

Peaches is happier now; I went out into the garden and gathered some salad for the bunnies.


Happy week ahead!

39 comments:

blue star stitcher said...

It looks like your thread choices are alot more muted than the chart pic, i'm sure it will turn out lovely.

Needlearts Gallery said...

Those eyelets may be time consuming but you're doing a lovely job. It looks beautiful.

Mouse said...

ooo love it:) and really love the Brenda Keyes one too ... lovely colours .... bun rabs are adorable even from the back view hehehe :) love mouse xxxx

Theresa said...

That really is a lot of eyelets, but it sure looks beautiful!!!

Margaret said...

Dorothy is gorgeous! That's a whole lot of eyelets though! lol! Love the Brenda Keyes piece too. And the buns are so cute together. :D

Deborah said...

That's way too many eyelets doe me. It is gorgeous. The bunnies are as cute as ever.

marly said...

Dorothy is really looking good. I hope my new camera takes photos as nice as yours. But then again, those close ups of mine would show the outline of holes around my eyelet and satin stitches. I have a problem with tension. All kinds. Your tension and stitches are so perfect. Maybe on 40 count there's not room enough for holes!!

gracie said...

those eyelets are very nicely stitched.

Jan said...

The eyelets look great. Nice work on both pieces.
Give Peaches a hug for me!

The Scarlett House said...

There's a whole lotta eyelets going on. I don't mind a few...
It will be worth the effort though, it's truly a beautiful sampler.
I need to stitch a Brenda Keyes soon. It's been awhile.

Pat Matejcek said...

Your stitching is beautiful!!! I want to give your bunnies a hug... Pat

Laurie in Iowa said...

Dorothy looks fabulous. It's been noted that on the original sampler the band was stitched in rice stitch, not eyelet stitch. Perhaps Marsha wanted to save a bit on the amount of silk needed... I don't know. But, I think I'll stitch that band in rice stitch.
I like the Brenda Keyes sampler too.
Poor Peaches was feeling left out... I can understand why there was some pouting going on. lol

mainely stitching said...

Wow you have some GORGEOUS projects going!! :D

Love the bunny salad. Made a few pounds of that for the chickies this past weekend, too. :D

Nancy said...

Just beautiful! Can't wait to see the finishes!

d. moll, l.ac. said...

I can't even imagine stitching those eyelets....
Thank goodness Peaches got over her pout, garden goodies are always mood elevating around here too.

Rabbits' Guy said...

Oh boy - a bunny buffet!!!

Gads - our garden areas are still just dirty puddles.

April Mechelle said...

I love the eyelets stitch! I also love stitching them too, but not that many in a sampler... lol That sampler is beautifu! I also see that Sarah is coming along so pretty. The bunnies are so cute !!

Annemarie said...

Wow! Beautiful sampler, Glenna, but those eyelets would drive me insane, too. I recently saw a version of Dorothy where the eyelet stitches were replaced with rice stitches (was it The Attic Newsletter?). Those looked good, too! Great new start, by the way.

KarenV said...

Dorothy looks gorgeous so far, but I don't think I could cope with that number of eyelets :) I shall just admire your progress from afar instead.

Catherine said...

Dorothy looks great! Love the colors and those eyelets!

Cute pic of the buns too!

Alice said...

Goodness, that is a lot of eyelet stitching! It looks great though.

Deb said...

Oh how I love Dorothy and she's right up there on my list to work on, but goodness that's a lot of eyelets. I don't mind doing them, but they are time consuming. Love your new start too. I've wanted to start a piece by Brenda for a long time. So many projects, so little time!!

Katrina said...

Isn't it funny how they want to be in the same spot???

Love your Dorothy and Town House samplers too :-).

The Fab Furs said...

Hmmm...time-consuming eyelets and salad-consuming bunnies make for an interesting post.

Katherine said...

Do you suppose that stitching eyelets will help you see better, like carrots help bunnies? Or are you going to go blind stitching all those? Good luck!

Cari said...

Love your stitching and Love your bunnies. Your posts always make me happy!! Have a wonderful week Glenna. Warmest Hugs

Melissa said...

Gosh that is a lot of eyelets to stitch! It's looking great though.

Lovely new start!

Michelle said...

Wow - all those eyelets are going to be amazing when they're done - but wow, what a task! Love the Brenda Keyes chart - great start - and a good break from the eyelets.

Chris said...

That is a lot of eyelets! I would have a hard time powering through those. It is looking so beautiful.

Pointed Stitcher said...

I'm not fond of doing eyelet stitches but yours look great. Both pieces look wonderful.

Nancy said...

That is a lot of eyelet stitches, but won't that sampler be a gorgeous finish! Town House is very pretty too and looks like fun.

Hi bunnies!

Giovanna said...

I get easily tired of eyelets too - but they're beautiful. Great stitching as always!

Jeanne said...

I have done those eyelet alphabets and yes they take awhile to stitch but they look great don't they? That is one of the smaller Brenda Keyes charts I've seen - I have several I want to stitch but they are big and I can't start any more big projects right now. :) Love the pics of the bunnies enjoying a snack.

Karen M said...

I can't imagine doing all those eyelets. You must be very determined.

Looks to me like you may have caught Elvis and Pink plotting some trouble....

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

Love all the eyelets, Glenna! Great new start on the BK chart, as well.

The buns are SO cute!

Daffycat said...

Oooo, you are brave with those eyelets. I am always dissatisfied with my eyelets and I usually end up replacing them with Smyrna crosses!

Cute bunny butts stuffed in the box!

Natalia said...

Glenna, your eyelets look beautiful, in spite of how tedious they are !!!! I love how Dorothy is looking ;-)

Siobhan said...

Your eyelets look great, Glenna! It sure is a lot of them but it will be worth the effort when they're done. Lovely the Brenda Keyes sampler, too!

When I was at the vet with Bruiser McFluff last week, there was a woman there with her rabbit. I instantly thought of you. :)

Stitch By Stitch said...

Dorothy is gorgeous! Eyelets aretime consuming but you're doing a lovely job of it!