Thursday, January 28, 2010

And the Birthday Continues

Don't you just love it when your B-day continues on and on.....I sure do. I received two more packages in today's mail. More really fun stitching to do.

From Tracy W
You cant really see the buttons (2 Bee's and a Ladybug) or the overdyed floss in the picture but believe me they are adorable. This will have to be done soon so I can hang it by my seasonal shelf this summer.

From Pat in NM
The chart is the cutest Farmer Frog .... maybe he'll teach my other frogs to plow, plant and hoe and stay away from my stitching. She also sent on of the dish cloths she makes and Tracy will put it to good use I'm sure (I cook, he does the dishes)
And this isn't a B-day gift....Just I Love You gift from my sweetie

A little early for Valentines Day but he said he couldn't pass it up. What a sweetie! Along with Frogs I also collect Coffee Mugs so this really fills the bill.
Tomorrow is the day I've been looking forward to all week so should have a long update this weekend.
Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Visit from the Frogs

You would think with my internet being down for 2 days I would get a lot of stitching done....Oh no not this time. The frogs decided it was time to come out and attack my stitching.

AQC 1-26
I was doing the motif where page 1, 2, 4 and 5 all come together and it shouldn't have taken long to do but the frogs didn't like that section and I spent more time froggin' than stitching. I finally managed to get it finished and finally everything matched up correctly. Now on to finishing page 2.

Mill Hill Wild Life - Frog
To make the frogs happy while I was so frustrated with ACQ I decided to start this kit I got for my birthday. Things started out well and I quickly got the right side stitched. Got the left side almost done and found a BIG goof in my more froggn' and restitching. It felt really strange to stitch on Aida again but was a nice break from the 36 count linen.
The froggies are now back in the bathroom with a new supply of party food so maybe they will leave me alone for a while.
The birthday celebration continues.......I did some online shopping with my Gift Certificates and had a great time. In the next few days I will be receiving some really fun things and will share what S.E.X. I got when it arrives. Friday Tracy is taking me to the Strip to see (and take pictures) of the Chinese New Year display at the Belliago, to dinner and then who knows what. I'm really looking forward to another Date Night.
Time now to get back to trying to catching up on my emails and get a little more done on AQC before Pansy Sampler SAL tomorrow.
Until Next Time....Happy stitching

Saturday, January 23, 2010

It's My Birthday.....

and what a wonderful Birthday it has been because of the wonderful ladies in my ILCS Birthday Exchange group. Thank you so much ladies, again you have out done yourselves in making this old lady feel like a kid again.

To start it off I received Gift Certificates from Heidi and Mary to 123 Stitch and from Deborah and Kathy to Wasatch Needle Craft. A shopping I will go and watch my stash increase even more.

Then comes all the wonderful packages........

From Lisa
Pineapple Biscornu Chart by Jeannete Douglas Designs, a Frog Button,
2 packs of Mill Hill Beads and Froggie Post It notes

From Jennifer
"Fritz the Frog" by Cross Stitch with Flair

From Evalina
"W is for Witch" by Victoria Sampler and the fabric for it

From Debra Hall
"Welcome All Seasons" by Lizzie Kate
"Christmas Cheer" 2009 Christmas Ornament by Just Nan

From Cynthia
2 Pieces of "Silkweavers" Fabric
4 skein of Six Strand Sweet in yummy colors

From Carolyn
"Frog" Wild Life kit by Mill Hill
Fabric from Silkweavers, Mill Hill purple beads,
Little card with Quaker type design
2 skeins of Threadworks thread

From Asheri
"Quaker Turtles" by with My Needle
Frog Stamp

From Debbie Jo
Adorable Froggie Wind Chime
Even Mother Nature gave me the gift of sunshine after 5 days of clouds, grey skies and rain. I feel so blessed. Since Tracy has to work tonight we will postpone celebrating until his days off later in the week.
Until Next Time.....Thank You again for the wonderful gifts and Happy Stitching Weekend

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Stitchy Update

It's raining, It's pouring, The old man is snoring. Remember that little ditty from your childhood? Well it's raining here and yes even my Ol Man is snoring LOL. I was so surprised when I woke up this morning to the pitter patter of rain drops. We have rain in the forecast for all week so it should be a great week for staying in and stitching.


"A Quaker Christmas" is coming along nicely. I am working on the area where the pages overlap and should soon be finished with page 1 where it meets pages 2, 4 & 5. Since I'm using a overdyed thread I wanted to do the motifs that are on more than one page at one time so the flow of the color wouldn't be interrupted. Sorry for the colors in the picture not being true but it was night time when I took the pic so the light wasn't the best.

In my Hardanger class we are doing a SAL of Victoria Sampler's "Pansy Sampler". Most of us had set it aside over the holidays and decided to get back to work on it on Thursdays. I did have a bit of a problem finding mine as it had fallen behind my WIP basket. I found it on Friday and finished the Hardanger in Band 11. This week, on Thursday, I'll do the hearts and eyelets then on to the cutting.
Start and almost finish....

"Quaker Medallion Strawberry Pinkeep" by Blackbird Designs
from the 2006 JCS Ornament Issue
stitched on ? count White Linen with
Carries Creations "Purple"
I really needed a new start after working so long on just AQC and this filled the bill. All the stitching is done and later today I will attempt the finishing. I have never done one of these so will be a challenge to figure out the directions and getting it done. I think I need more coffee and maybe some chocolate before I attempt it.
Now I'm back to working on AQC and looking forward to getting some good progress in.
Until Next Time....Have a great week with lots of stitching time.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Quaker Christmas Update

This is just a short update.....

Finally I have page 1 98% finished and part of page 4. I'm now on the right edge of page 1 where the design runs into page 2.
I'll probably spend the weekend on this trying to get page 1 completely finished then will work on the "Christmas Biscornu" or maybe some little hearts for my seasonal tree.

Said this would be a short update so think it's time to head for the pillow so I'll be bright eyed for stitching tomorrow while watch the football playoffs.

Until next time....Have a great weekend and try to stay warm

Monday, January 4, 2010

Virtual Stitch In and Gift for Maddie

On Saturday Terri from my ILCS Yahoo group hosted a virtual stitch in. The idea was to start stitching at 12pm your time and stitch til 6pm. I worked on, this should be no surprise, "A Quaker Christmas". I got most of one of the large motifs from page 1 done as you can see in this picture.

I have done more since the stitch in and finished the motif I started on Saturday as well as a couple of smaller ones.

I am now on the last of the large motifs on page 1, the ones on the edges run into the next pages and so will do a little jumping around on pages so I can finish each motif. I'm doing this so the flow of the color of thread continues with each motif, does that make any sense.

Gift for Maddie....

In the mail today I received this beautiful handmade card and adorable socks for Maddie from Shelley. Thank You so much Shelley for thinking of me and my little sweetie. I know she will be happy to get them to keep her little feet warm this winter.

Until Next Time....Happy Stitching

Friday, January 1, 2010

Hello 2010

What a exciting couple we are or maybe we are just getting to old to party. We celebrated the New Year with a cup of Hot Chocolate watching the fireworks from the strip on TV. I think Tracy was asleep by 12:30 and I stayed up a little longer stitching and watching a movie on DVD. At least we were comfy and warm with no hang over this morning.

"A Quaker Christmas"
I'm still stitching on AQC. Got another of the large motifs on page 1 done this evening. I'll probably continue to work on it until I have Page 1 (and the parts on the a joining pages) done. At this rate I should have that done by the middle or end of the week.

I just couldn't resist sharing this picture with you. Is she her Granny's girl or what!

Until Next Time....Have a Great weekend with lots of stitchy time