Saturday, May 30, 2009

A Date, Some Stash and Stitching

A Date....

Do you ever find when the credits roll at the end of a movie you want to see more. That's how I felt Friday night at the end of "Angels and Demons". I have started the book and was surprised when the beginning of the movie was different from the book but I really LOVED it anyway. Of course Tom Hanks was excellent again (isn't he always) and I think "Angels" was even better than "DiVinci Code". After the movie we headed for our favorite date spot, Fremont St., for a light supper at the deli in the oldest Casino/Hotel in Vegas, The Golden Gate. We then put a few pennies in the one arm bandits and as usual I lost and Tracy won enough to pay for the evening. We ended our date with a Cappuccino at Starbucks and some people watching. The weather was perfect even with a few rain drops.

More Stash....

In my post about Girls Day out Carolyn mentioned she was surprised by my restraint at the LNS. Well here is the reason I was such a good girl hehehe. I had a couple of online orders that I placed before going out. See, I really wasn't that good this week.

From 123 Stitch I got....

"Christmas In My Heart" by Cross n' Patch/Emie Bishop
This has been a favorite designer of mine since I first started doing Hardanger and with the class coming up I have really been bitten by the Hardanger bug again. Even Tracy has noticed and when I start another new project he will ask if it's more Hardanger. I have started on one of the Hearts and hope to have some progress to share real soon.

"Sweet Baby Sampler" by Praiseworthy Stitches
This is the sampler that I will be doing for Maddie. I am going to change the colors a bit to make it a little brighter and will be stitching it on 28 count Platinum Cashel with silk threads. With any luck I'll have it done before her first birthday.
I also got some White fabric for the "Hearts" and a really pretty soft pink linen to do the Hardanger Angel for Donna's "Stitching for a Cure" tree and I should have enough to also do a couple of small ornaments.
And now who can pass up a good sale....Not me! Karen at Wasatch Needle Craft was having a 25% off sale for Memorial Day and I just had to have this.
"A Stitchers Garden" by The Victoria Sampler
Karen offers some charts already kitted up and in a very nice mesh bag at a discount. I saved about $9 buying it already kitted up with the chart, fabric and thread pack and then another 25% off that so it was such a good deal I also ordered a new pair of Stork scissors (they are on backorder but should be in very soon she said). I think this is going to go very well with "Tea and Stitches".
See I really wasn't that good this week.

I really got in some good stitching time and have a couple of finishes to share.

"Nordic Star Ornament" by Nordic Needle
in JCS 2007 Ornament Issue
Stitched on 28 count Natural Irish Linen
with DMC #8 Perle Cotton
Told you I have the Hardanger bug. I couldn't wait to try the variegated Perle Cotton I got at the LNS and this was the perfect project for it. I'm going to make a little pillow type ornament with some dark green fabric to bring out the green in the design. I love this pattern and will probably do it again for our ILCS Ornament Exchange. It really was a fun quick one to do.

"Did You Ever Stop...." by Lizzie Kate
Stitched on 27 count Cream Northern Cross Linen (came with chart)
with WDW, GAST and DMC
This says it all about me (hehehe). I love the colors and found a perfect fabric to go with it to make a flat fold. I still need to add the little pink buttons at the bottom (as soon as I remember where I put them so I wouldn't lose them) and then get Tracy to cut the cardboard for the flat fold. Should have it finished and on my desk before the next week is over.
Well I'm sure I have bored you to tears by now so will shut up and get back to stitching the heart.
Until Next Time....Have a great rest of the weekend with some good stitching time.


Lou's addictions said...

I only wish I had the time to take part in your class, the projects you've been doing look so pretty.

Heather said...

I saw Angels too on Friday and it really got you hooked. Can't wait to the next Robert Langdon book is out in Sept

Donna said...

Your stitching is beautiful as usual. I love the LK one. I want to do that one also.
I too have been bitten by the hardanger bug. I haven't actually started one, but have done my fair share of looking at patterns. Doing this candle wrap has more embroidery stitches and I have found I really missed them.
Great stash! Love those hearts!

Gabi said...

That Lizzie Kate chart is TOO cute. Just lovely. That would be a correct saying for me. I do that all the Your Nordic Needle ornament is lovely, so is your stash.

Kathryn in NZ said...

Love that Lizzie Kate!! Must add it to the wish list... enabling points to Rene, LOL

Carolyn NC said...

Bored? I think not! You have redeemed yourself with the online stash. I was getting worried for a while there! LOL Love the finishes and the new stash! Can't wait to see that baby sampler!

Katrien said...

Your stitching looks great, as does your new stash.

Mel said...

you are never never boring!
Great finishes and lovely pick-ups at the stores!
I am hoping to get to see Angels and Demons sometime soon... we opted for UP on friday which is sooo awesome and cute. Definately recommend it!

Meari said...

Wonderful stitching, Rene! Date night sounds like a lot of fun. :) Nice stashing!!

Cindy F. said...

Great new stash and pretty finishes! Love the L*! That's me;)
Your date night sounds so fun!!