Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
I finished putting in the last bead on this last night. I just love the way it came out. It's stitched on Lavender 28ct Linen with DMC. I'm not sure just how I want it finished. At first I thought a nice frame with a mat with a circular opening but the more I look at it I think it would make a nice top for a box or jar. Will have to look see what I can find for it. Now on to my next project.
Monday, January 28, 2008
I didn't get anything done on my SAL's this week, I spent all my stitching time on "Porcelain Nosegay" and am getting close to finishing it.
Saturday Tracy and I had a few errands to run and made it to Michaels. It seems their stitching supplies is getting to be less and less. Thank goodness for ONS or I'd really be pulling my hair out looking for supplies. I did get one kit (will post more about that later) and some other small items for making Tuck Pillows and for exchanges.
Back to stitching and will post more later.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Charts for Scissor Fobs by The Sweetheart Tree
The Queen's Strawberry Fob, Rhodes Butterfly Fob
I got these because of the Speciality Stitches on them
Pansy Sampler by Victoria Sampler
It was really cold (or cold for here in the desert) when DH and I set out on our adventure for my Birthday. He always takes me to the LNS for S.E.X. and this year was no different. I warmed up really quickly when we went through the door and I was in a world of Charts, Kits, Fibers and Fabrics, heaven on Earth. The pictures are the charts and kits that just jumped right into my hands. All but the Tin are by my favorite designers. Then I went on to the fabric wall and got a piece of Cashel to do stocking for my DH and myself and some small cuts for ornies, scissor fobs and tin toppers. I didn't get many fibers, just the ones I needed for some projects I plan on doing real soon. Surprise surprise I didn't spend all my stash money so will be going to Michaels tomorrow with a 40% off coupon for a little more shopping.
After a little lunch at McDonalds we headed to the Strip to play tourist. The Belliago Hotel/Casino has a beautiful conservatory that they decorate with the different seasons/holidays and DH takes me every time they change it to take pictures and I'll share those with you in another post. From there we went to check out a new Hotel/Casino that just opened. After all this walking we were starting to get hungry so headed to Downtown (Fremont St) to have dinner at one of our favorite places. Dinner was very good.....had Prime Rib with all the trimmings and was stuffed so a little more walking was in order hehehe. We played the slots a little then headed to Starbucks for a after dinner coffee before heading home.
It was a very long but fun day.
Thursday, January 24, 2008
To say I had a good birthday would be the understatement of the year! It started when I stumbled from my bed and my wonderful DH Tracy met me with a cup of coffee and told me to sit down. He disappeared into the bedroom and then came out with a bag of Ghirardelli Squares, Dark Chocolate with Raspberry filling, and a card. Inside the card was CASH, 5 $20 bills!!! I was so happy and as I was going to give him a BIG thank you hug and kiss he had disappeared again. Out he comes with another gift, a cook book I have wanted for a long time and another card. He did it again, another card with CASH! I couldn't believe my eyes, another 5 $20 bills. Boy am I going to have fun shopping now. Later in the day he came out again, yes another present, he had forgotten to give me the last present, a DVD of my favorite movie "Gone with the Wind". I spent the whole day just reading emails, chatting with Kelly and stitching. It was one of the best Birthdays ever. Thursday we are going out shopping (my Birthday trip to the LNS), playing tourist on the strip, and out to dinner. The weather forcast is for rain but I'll believe that when I see it LOL.
I'll update again on my S.E.X. at the LNS and let you know how our "Date" goes.
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
"Queen of the Needle" by Just Nan
Saturday, January 19, 2008
Monday, January 14, 2008
I finished the first two bands on "Queen of the Needle" tonight. I know it's my Sunday project but I just couldn't stop stitching on it. The picture does not do the colors justice, they just seem to pop off the fabric. This is one project that I will have professionaly framed for sure.
I'll spend the next couple of days working on the Celtic Knot Biscornu and will be starting a card for the Valentines Day exchange on my ILCS group.