Saturday, August 30, 2008
These are the two other charts I got while at the LNS that weren't on my list of things I needed. Somehow they just jumped in my hand and said take me home too.
I'm going to try to finish another magnet this weekend and see how much more I can get done on Pumpkin Patch since I plan on staying home and stitching all weekend. These plans may change on Saturday since it's Tracy's birthday and we may go out to dinner and a movie unless the forecasted thunderstorm shows up and if it does we will stay close to home so we don't end up in the flooded streets.
Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching
Thursday, August 28, 2008
After the blood work was done we were both starving so decided lunch was in order before we started on our day of fun. There was a fast food place (really 3 to choose from) across the street and close to the bus stop so it was time for a quick hamburger. Full to the brim it was time to venture on to the LNS......
I was such a good girl at the LNS. I had a short list of things I really needed (more like wanted hehehe) and pretty much stuck to the list. I was looking for "When Witches Go Riding" by The Prarie Schooler and didn't see it right off. I thought I'll just ask about it after I get the GAST threads I need and some other things on the list. While I was looking at some fabric my sweetie found the chart (Trust me he is really a much better shopper than I am). Next was some 40 count fabric (am I nuts looking for that). This LNS doesn't cut fabric to size, sells by the 1/4, 1/2 yard but they do have some small cuts. There was no way I wanted a 1/4 yd of 40 count but I did find a small piece to try and see if my old eyes will hold out so I can do some small Quaker ornaments on it. All in all I did really good and only picked up a couple of charts that weren't on my list but couldn't pass them up.
On to my favorite place on the Strip, The Belliago Conservatory......
The Belliago is a really nice Hotel/Casino with some really upscale shops (way out of my price range) but I love to go to the Conservatory to see what they do with flowers. The display is changed 4 or 5 times a year and we always go to see what they have done. I hope you enjoy the following pictures and they will give you a idea of what they did for Summer .....
The entrance... I Love this tree man....he really has to make you smile
This is what the Belliago looks like from the street in mini. It's all done with natural materials
The bears are going fishing....they are all done with bark and flowers. Poppa bear is about 7 feet tall.
The train is all done with flowers and moss and weighs about 6,ooo pounds. That is real steam coming out.
and my favorite part, my DH Tracy in front of the Eagle nest with the Eaglet's.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Sunday Just Nan SAL.....
Saturday, August 23, 2008
The Gnome is all stitched. He needs to be pressed then I can mount him and attempt my first framing in many years. I still need to find a frame for him but not sure what I want. I think I'll go ahead and mount him and take both him and the mat with me to pick a frame. I'll be sure and post a pic when I have it all together.
This was a really quick stitch from The Prairie Schooler chart "Pumpkin Patch". My DD picked the design out last year when we were at the LNS and I promised to stitch it for her. I have just started the sampler design and hope to have it done and to her in time for Halloween this year. I'll post a update on it with a picture of the design in the next couple of days.
Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I hope to have it finished tomorrow so I can find some mats and a frame over the weekend and get it put together.
Stitching will slow down starting Friday. DH Tracy has his eye surgery scheduled for Friday am. He has to have his droopy lower lid corrected and a inverted tear duct repaired. He injured his eye lid when he was a child and it's now drooping more and the doctor is concerned it could cause infections. So I'll again be sitting in the waiting room and try to get some stitching done. Not sure how the recovery will go so he has taken a weeks vacation. With any luck he will recover quickly and we'll get to do something fun while he is off work, may even sneak another trip to the LNS in.
Well that pesky lil Gnome is yelling at me to get his arms and legs done (should have left the face to last so he couldn't talk to me) so I'd better get back to stitching.
Until Next Time......Happy Stitching
Monday, August 18, 2008
Friday, Santa Day SAL
I now have 11 of the boxes outlined and a little of the fill in done on two of the days.
Saturday L&L SAL
I really struggled with this one and all the color changes between the sneezes. Any progress is good progress I guess
This is for my DD Manda's birthday next month...I better really concentrate on this one. She loves the Garden Gnomes so we will be getting her a cute Gnome to go along with it. Not sure if I'm going to frame it or make it into a flat fold. I'm stitching it on a Silkweaver's 28count Cashel Solo and you can just see a hint of the purple in it.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
1. As a comment on this post, leave one memory that you and I had together. It doesn't matter if you know me a little or a lot, anything you remember! And if we've never met in real life, leave me a comment of your favorite post I wrote and why it was your favorite.
2. Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. It's actually really funny to see the responses. If you leave a memory about me, I'll assume you're playing the game and I'll come to your blog and leave one about you.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
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As a side note in honor of our US Olympic team I opened the package of gold needles for my current new project (more on that later). I am hoping this will bring them luck and more Gold medals.
Until Next Time with a stitching update.....Happy Stitching
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
Since it was so difficult to stitch with the color changes I decided to start another of the "Quaker Christmas Smalls". This one I'm doing on a piece of 28 count linen from my stash (no idea what the color is called) with Caries Creations "Bull Frog". On this one the background is stitched and the design is left blank. The chart has 3 different designs and each is done both ways. I will do the other two designs like this one. I think one will be done in Red and the other in Blue. Then I'll do them as I did the ornament for the exchange.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Friday, August 8, 2008
GEO Kaleidoscope Biscornu Bottom
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
This is the magnet I did for Lou in the ILCS Magnet Exchange. She really likes Halloween and is getting married on Halloween this year. It is stitched on 28 count Black Cashel with DMC and Crescent Colours with a few Mill Hill beads. I backed it with orange felt. I'm happy with the outcome and that Lou really likes it.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Friday, August 1, 2008
Coq Au Pins.....
I am almost 2/3's done with stitching the "Hen". I love working on this and can't wait to get to the rest of the set. It's taking me a little longer than I thought it would but I am really enjoying the stitching. This picture shows the color of the fabric a little better.
Flat Fold Finish.....
This is the flat fold I did for the class. I decided since it's for my Grandboys I wouldn't add any trim to it. Don't want to make it to sissyish with trim and bows. I think the Lizzie Kate designs make great flat folds and plan on doing some Halloween ones.
I started another of the Just Nan 12 Days of Christmas last night and hope to finish it today but not sure if it will get done. Tracy has another check-up with his primary care doctor and those are the appointments I hate. A 20 minute appointment can mean a hour and a half at the office Grrrrrrrrrrr This is the office that it is impossible to stitch in, very loud and crowded. We will probably do lunch after the appointment and maybe do something fun if it's not too hot.
Stay tuned for a updated picture of "Queen" sometime soon and Until next time....Happy Stitching