Friday, October 2, 2009

Frederika and her mate


Frederika is done. She's so pretty, especially for this time of year. I decided since I was already in the Fred mode to continue on to Frederika's mate Frederick.



For both, I'm using the recommended fabric and fibers, 40ct vintage Pearled Barley by Lakeside with NPI silks. I just love the colors!



It's interesting to me that Frederick does seem more masculine in his colors. I wonder if Kathy Barrick Dieter did that on purpose?

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We're settling into the school routine finally. Now that it's more than 3 weeks since school started. Weird that it took so long to get into the swing of things! Haven't heard a peep from the girl child since the first weekend when she said she was going to be much better about keeping in touch. Uh huh. lol! Well, she did email a couple of times when she had to buy more school books and wanted to make sure she had enough money. And she did email to apologize for not calling on the father type's birthday. I guess that's something. :D No news is good news, right? And I should give her credit for saying she would call the next night after the father type's birthday -- I told her not to since the father type was on a business trip that night. Ah well. I know she's happy and busy.

Have a great weekend, everyone. Thanks for stopping by -- I love to read your comments!

29 comments:

Glenna said...

Frederika is lovely, and truly autumn-y. I'm looking forward to seeing Fred!

I imagine the house seems a little quiet with the Girl Child gone. She's quite a cutie, and the not-contacting a lot seems pretty typical of what my local friends go through with their kids. The pangs of being a mom...

Nicole said...

Wow!! Frederika is beautiful!!! Congrats on a great finish Margaret! Frederick is looking great too - can't wait to see more! :)

Melissa said...

I was wondering when you started on Frederika, and now she's done, appearing out of almost thin air! But then I know you are a fast stitcher! She looks lovely and I can't wait to see how Mr Fred turns out!

ps you are really pushing me over the edge in wanting to stitch both of these!!!

Cari said...

Margaret, congratulations on finishing Frederika - she is beautiful. Frederik is coming along nicely! These two are on my wish list for the near future.

The joys of motherhood :-) I work with college students and love their energy and outlook on life - I can just imagine how busy your daughter is with school and friends.

Loraine said...

Hi Margaret!
Wow, Wow and double Wow! Love Frederika. She is really beautiful. I agree that the colors are so perfect for this time of year.
Take Care!

Deb said...

These are going to make a very handsome pair together. The colors are definitely so appropriate for this time of year. You just amaze me with your speed of stitching.

I hope you're enjoying your quiet time now that the school routine is in full swing! I know how quiet it is, at least for a few hours!

Jan said...

Your Fredericka is absolutely gorgeous, and I am glad that you picked up her mate to stitch too! The colors are so vibrant and autumn-y!!

Hope your girlchild has a fantastic school year!! Oh and the boychild too!:)

Nancy said...

Frederika is gorgeous! Both she and Frederik have wonderful colors for some Autumn stitching.

Vinniey said...

The Frederika is so pretty and exotic! A joy for my eyes! :)

Siobhan said...

Margaret, congrats on a gorgeous finish!! I love your Frederika, and Freddy is looking great so far, too.

I'm glad you're into the school swing of things. It does take a few weeks at least to settle in, I think! I hope the kids both have a great school year!

Vonna said...

*SNAP* and just like that you're done :) SHE's beautiful and I'm sure her mate will be a fine handsome compliment too!

Ranae said...

What a beautiful pair you will have. Love the colors. I have two sets on order, one for me and another set for a give-away. if I ever get them, lol The pearled barley is on back order.

Marjorie said...

Frederika is gorgeous...I'll have to pull out my Frederick (or Froederick, as my kids call him..Young Frankenstein is on the telly a lot this time of year)again. That border is a PITA, though.

Cari said...

Crazy birds anyway... I love Frederika...and now her partner...Frederick. He does seem a darker tone. I've ordered Ira Ray to compliment Ida Mae in wedded bliss. How much fun is that? Love to read your blog and I'm glad the children are getting settled into the school routine, Mom too!! Happy Stitching Margaret! HUGS

mainely stitching said...

Totally gorgeous. I love them both and will HAVE to do them. LOL!!

FayeRaye said...

This post makes me want to go ahead and purchase both the Fred's and putthem on my to do list...I LOVE those colors and I am not really an orangy kinda girl...but this combination of colors is really beautiful...GREAT job!~~ Faye

Love to Stitch said...

Awesome finish!! Way to go starting Frederick too! I love the colors in this one!! Thanks for the comments on my Beatrix Potter, I do wonder, do your needles bend too?!! You stitch super fast too:) Keep it up!

valerie said...

Fredericka is beautiful! Awesome finish! You stitched her up fast and look...Mr. Fred is coming along well too. You'll have it finished in no time!

Laurie in Iowa said...

Frederika looks fabulous Margaret. Congrats on your finish and your start of Frederik.

Cathy Lloyd said...

Absolutely LOVE the colors on both! So flippin' cute! Keep those needles flying! I always love to visit your blog and see what you're stitching!

cathymk said...

Frederika is gorgeous! So pretty. Looking forward to seeing Frederick come to life.

Sherry said...

Fredrika is stunning! And you finished her so quickly! I can't wait to see more of Fredrick! I love these colors!

Sounds like the girl child is being a typical college student! LOL.

doris said...

What a beautiful bird! She looks wonderful, and I can't wait to see her man.

The Scarlett House said...

Margaret, I love the Freds. They are very fallish.

Karoline said...

Fredrika is lovely, congratulations. Looking forward to seeing Fred.

Lizzie said...

Hi Margaret, I have'nt stopped by for ages! What beautiful stitching and your blog looks great.
Lizzie
XXX

Susan said...

Your Fredericka is AMAZING!!

Michelle said...

Frederika is gorgeous. Congrats on the finish. I can't wait to see Fredrick finished too!

Cindy F. said...

Wow!! Congratulations on your beautiful finish!!