Saturday, January 31, 2009

New Starts

I really can't believe January is over. Where did the month go? Weather wise we have gone from having Winter cold to Spring like temps this week. With all the snow and ice so many in the East and Mid-West are having I guess I shouldn't complain about all the sunny, boring weather we have.

With the computer problems this wee and the time I spent shopping for a new one and getting it set up I didn't get as much stitching done. Here are the two projects I started.

This is a free design from Dragonfly Stitches for a needle roll. It is designed in shades of blue but since when do I do things as designed. This is the second time I'm doing this one, I did this chart for Deborah for her birthday and enjoyed it so much I wanted to do it for myself too. It's stitched on 28 count Cherub Lugana by Picture This Plus with Crescent Colours Prickly Pear and Meadow Grass. I had originally planned on doing it in just the pink but it looked like I had spilled a bottle of Pepto Bismol on it so I frogged a little and added the green. I like it much better now with the touch of green. I had to stop working on it when I ran out of the Pink thread but have ordered more and it will be here the first of the week and I can then finish it off.
Monopoly SAL....
I said I was not going to start any more BAPs but I just couldn't help myself. I have seen several others doing the Monopoly board and I haven't wanted to do one for many years but gave up when the chart went OOP. One of the ladies in my ILCS group got permission to copy and share the chart so she started a Yahoo group for those who wanted to stitch the board. I received the chart the same day my computer died so to cheer myself up I decided to start it.

This is truly a Big A$$ Project. The fabric is cut 28" x 28" and the border is only 2" on this one so the stitched area is 24" x 24". I'm stitching it on a 28 count Mint Green Monaco with the called for DMC colors. This is the bottom right corner and I should be able to "Pass GO and collect $200" soon.
That's about it for the stitching this week. I do plan on getting a lot done this weekend. I think I'll start the next 12 Days ornament on Sunday since there are no color changes with it I can stitch and watch the Super Bowl.
Until Next Time....Have a Great weekend with lots of stitching

7 comments:

Donna said...

Love the green with the pink. It does look so nice. You are a daring soul, starting another BAP.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

You are doing great so far....

Dawn said...

Love the needleroll! Monopoly game is contagious isn't it?! Great start on it tho! You do just beautiful work!

Carolyn NC said...

Love the needleroll & the colors! You'll be done with Monopoly sooner than you think! It will be so cool. I had a friend who stitched that one years ago, and framed it so it could be really be used as a game board! I always loved that idea.

Nancy said...

Lovely start to the needleroll. At least the Monopoly pattern isn't fully stitched, so you should be relived it's just a BA piece of material with lots of areas of *non-stitching*. There...does that make you feel better? LOL

Terri said...

Your stitching is wonderful. And love your start on Monopoly. I'm starting at the top left with Free Space

Meari said...

The heart freebie is really pretty, Rene! Is it going to be another needleroll?