January 22, 2012

WIP 11: Sous Le Soleil de la Lune and Pink Hears Something Disturbing

Greetings, all! WIP 11 is something I've been working on for quite a while--although it's seen the inside of the project bag way more than it should, and I really need to get back to it. This is Reflets de Soie's "Sous le Soleil de la Lune," and I can't think why I haven't worked more on it (other than the parade of WIPs you've already seen). I'm stitching it on Lakeside Maritime White 40 count, using a combination of the recommended silks--it's charted for Gloriana, or alternatively, AVAS, and also DMC. I'm using mostly AVAS because frankly, I find the Gloriana a tad pricey, but I am using a few of the Glorianas that don't have a true conversion--very variegated threads like Gloriana's "Flowers of Italy," shown here.


Here's a shot of the chart cover.


You may remember that I remarked that one of the reasons I enjoyed stitching on Lois Minshall is because it was simple cross stitch without anything fancy or any over-one. Well, I was wrong--not the first time in my life, either! See the little over-one rosebud? Seems there are a number of such elements throughout the design. Oh well--I love her anyway.


What Pink heard (and hasn't shared with the other bunnies). I'm headed to the Cape again this week, so today the bunnies are going to the bunny spa to spend the week.

Pink: "Hello Muddah. Hello Faddah. We will go to. Camp Grenada."


Normally BF would keep them, but he has a blown-out knee, and the bunnies completely took advantage of him on my last trip: doot spraying, bowl flinging, and a bunny breakout or two.

See you tomorrow with another WIP!

29 comments:

Margaret said...

I love this piece so much! So appropriate with the bunnies too. Safe travels to the Cape. Hope the bunnies enjoy their stay at the spa. :D

Beth Pearce said...

WOW! That is an incredible piece! Good luck with it. Enjoy the Cape.

Cari said...

Love that the bunnies get to go to the spa!! Nonetheless...I do believe I have met someone who has more stash than me...and more WIP that me too!! Oh Glenna, how I love each and every piece you have!! Wonderful....and thanks for sharing. You are a true enabler and I LOVE IT !! Have a safe trip to the Cape. Hugs

Suburban Stitcher said...

I agree...sometimes Gloriana can be pricey...especially from store-to-store! I paid almost $2 more yesterday for a skein...at a store that isn't really my LNS...but I needed the silk so I paid the price. The sampler is looking lovely...love the purple flowers.

Nancy said...

Glenna your samplers are always so beautiful! What a beautiful picture of Pink!

Krista said...

Hello Glenna, I just happened upon your blog. Your stitchings are beautiful and your bunnies are the cutest!

Melissa said...

Bunny spa! What a great concept! I like Pink's tune. I still remember the commercial too!

Always lovely to see your progress on all these BAP's! I find it a big treat!

Have a nice trip to the Cape. Hope the weather behaves for you!

Shirlee said...

Beautiful sampler! Blessings, Shirlee

Robin said...

Your Reflets de Soie piece is lovely...but then all your projects are fantastic! Have a save journey!

Karen said...

I've been so enjoying your WIP show-and-tell! Both of these pieces are so beautiful.

Hope the bunnies enjoy their trip to the spa. Safe travels!

gracie said...

Love the stitching. I miss the Cape!
Zoe send her best to Pink...she understands the spa thing and does not do well...on purpose I believe...so she does not go anymore.

Chris said...

I love this sampler, it has such wonderful colors.
Have a safe trip to the cape.

Linda said...

Love the samplers. Wish I could stitch them. Love the bunnies.
Have a safe trip.

Linda

Catherine said...

Such beautiful stitches! Thanks for the chuckle ....Doot spraying, bowl flinging and bunny breakouts!! Have asafetida journey!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Great sampler.... I hope it will get some attention from you and not be put back in the stitching bag.
Hope the bunnies enjoy their spa week.
Safe travels.

marly said...

Another beauty.
Have fun at the spa - be good buns.

Giovanna said...

Sous le Soleil is one of my favourite samplers by RdS - so glad to see it again, it looks gorgeous.

valerie said...

OMG, Sous le Soleil is stunning! Each time I see it I wonder why I don't have it in my stash already! Safe travels to the Cape!

Katherine said...

Too cute! Sounds like the warden needs a vacation. Yes, Gloriana are dear, but they are gorgeous.

barbara said...

Bunny spa? There are such things? Amazing. I hope Pink, Peaches, and Elvis have a great time - and that you do, too!! Safe travels!

Mouse said...

ooooo that one is nice too and love the flowers of Italy .. can I ask what does the other silk abbreviation stand for ???
and way to go a bunny spa .... mmmm I wonder if there is one for a mouse ??? hope you have a good time :) love mouse xxxxx

Penny said...

What a pretty piece and so is Lois Minshall!
I never realized that bunnies had such escapades. :) Hope they enjoy the bunny spa.

Michelle May said...

Wish I had a camp for my two heath'ins! hee,hee,hee. Have fun at the Cape

Rabbits' Guy said...

... Wait a minute, it's stopped hailing.
Guys are swimming, guys are sailing
Playing baseball, gee that's better
Muddah, faddah kindly disregard this letter.

Looking at Cari's comment .. enabler! I'll say. You've enabled all of Brazil to employ half their population making floss ...

Gonna be good Pink .. mayb the Boyz will come and spring ya?

Rabbits' Guy said...

PS- this "blown out knee" thing actually works??? Hmmmm - Hey BL .. I've an ouch, an ouch , an er a blown out ...

Meriem said...

un bien joli début

The Scarlett House said...

Oh, those naughty bunnies! Safe travels to the Cape.

Margaret said...

Oh my Pink - you guys are off to Camp Grenada. I hope life there is very entertaining and you have loads of fun when it stops raining. :) Don't forget to write your Muddah.

Love the samplers you are stitching. What are you taking to the Cape. Have a wonderful time there.

Kate said...

I love both these samplers. Beautiful stitching.