Monday, March 30, 2009

Weekend Update

I think in true....the older you get, the faster time flies by. Is March really almost over? Before we know it Summer will be here and I'll be hiding out inside with the A/C going full blast and not not going out until the sun goes down. It was a busy weekend stitching wise here and I did get some good stitching time in.


I finally started the LK April Stamp. I didn't have all the WDW colors called for in the chart so used some DMC and other overdyed from my stash. A few hours more and this should be ready for the April Shelf.


"Good Things..." by Lizzie Kate
stitched on 28 count natural Linen with
WDW, GAST, Dinky Dyes Silk
This is the project that the Frogs has so much fun with. I had lots of fun picking out colors for this one. I wasn't sure at first about the choices but the more I stitched the better I liked it. The centers of the flower were charted to be stitched but I thought the buttons were a cute addition.
Now I would like to do a different type of PIF with the chart. Just a couple of easy rules for this PIF.
1. Leave a comment here on my blog
2. You will have 4 weeks to stitch the chart and post the finish on your blog
3. After the finish post the PIF and send it on to someone else who would like to stitch it (with the same rules)
4. When no one else wants to stitch return the chart to me.
If more than one person would like to stitch this I'll draw the name of the next lucky person next weekend.
I also got into a finishing mood and pulled out this Needleroll and put it together. I had been trying to find the perfect ribbon but no such luck so just got some pink ribbon. I also finished two more projects but they are for the birthday exchange and I'll share them when the Birthday girls open their gifts. Did another little project but again it's a gift so can't share yet.

"Pink" Needleroll
Design is a freebie from Dragonfly Stitches

Date Night.....

Friday was a busy day for us. Tracy had to have lab work done in the early AM. This normally takes forever since he has to wait and wait and wait. Well this time I decided I would try making a appointment for the blood test and boy am I glad I had that brain storm. We got to the lab and instead of going in with him I went across the street to Starbucks for coffee and some quiet time to just sit, read and enjoy my coffee. I barely got settled and my book open before he was done. Like anyone after fasting blood work he was hungry so we headed for the first place he saw for some breakfast and I started stitching on the LK Stamp while we waited.
Next off we went to do some shopping for the things for the Seasonal Shelf for April. JoAnn's was our first stop and a good stop it was. I found lots of really cute stuff and the best part was it was all on sale for 40-50% off. I even found the perfect pre-cut mat for my "Not Tonight..." project so it will be framed this week. We hit a couple of other stores and then came home with all our goodies and I spent the afternoon stitching while Tracy took a nap. When he woke up he wanted to go out for dinner (you know I didn't say "No dear, I'd rather cook" hehehe). We headed out to our favorite buffet to have a major pig out. After eating we sat down at a slot machine and got lucky. Within 10 minutes we had won enough between us to pay for dinner and a little extra to do some more tourist type shopping. Here is what it got me......
Froggie Sun Catchers!
I just love them! I put one in the bathroom and the other two are by my computer. I am soooo spoiled
I'm back to working on the Monopoly SAL today and should have page 2 done today and maybe even start on the next side.
Well I've rambled enough for now so ....
Until Next Time.....Have a Great week with lots of Happy Stitching


Sadie said...

Beautiful, beautiful stitching Rene. I LOVE the colours you chose for 'good things' and the buttons are a cute addition. Your needleroll is lovely as are your new suncatchers. I would not say no either if DH said we were going out for dinner! Have a great week.

Kelly said...

Love all of the stitching Rene, and the needleroll is really fabulous.
Please include me in the PIF, thank you.

Lou's addictions said...

Sounds like you had a great day. I love your needleroll too, the ribbon you used fits perfectly.

Kathy said...

Love that needleroll. great finishing. And your LK's, both of them, are wonderful. I have this and have stitched it a couple times myself. :)

Terry said...

The needleroll is lovely. Love the pinks! The other finishes are great too. Sounds like you had a lovely day/evening with the DH. I love LizzieKate patterns. I've finished 2 Drama Queens (had to have one each for my daughters LOL)and am working on the Peace, Love and a Cure now.

Gabi said...

That's a kind of Pif I really love. It makes it a bit the "groups" chart doesn't it? I would love to be included in this.
Great finishes, and right you are with going out for dinner. These froggies are adorable.

Katrien said...

Good things and the needleroll look lovely. Those frogs are very cute

Vicky L said...

Wow Rene! You have been busy. I love Good things. The colors are beautiful! I have the pattern, and now I seen yours, I think I will be doing mine when I get back. The needleroll is gorgeous. The frogs are so cute. Have a great week!

Donna said...

Love those finishes and that needleroll is so pretty. Please don't count me in the PIF because Lord knows when I would have time to stitch it, but you are so sweet for doing this!

Patricia said...

Great stitching Rene please include me in your PIF

Patty Smith

Nancy said...

All your stitching is lovely as usual. The buttons are a very cute addition!! The needleroll is very pink and girlie!! Too bad we can't have the same luck as you two on the slot machines!

sales said...

Great stitching! It sounds like you had a really nice time with DH.