Thursday, July 29, 2010

A Stitching Update and stuff

It's still 10 degrees hotter than Hades here in the desert Southwest. I can't wait for the cooler weather of Fall but don't think it's ever going to get here. Tracy and I are going to brave the heat tonight for "Date Night". There is a seafood restaurant we've never been to we want to try and maybe even a stop off at Starbucks for a Frappicino (date night is not complete without a visit to Starbucks).

With all this heat I've become a shut-in with lots of sleeping and stitching. Last week I finished two ornaments and started another.


"Partridge in a Pear Tree" by Glory Bee
from the 2010 JCS Ornament Preview Issue
stitched on 32 count Linen with DMC
This was a quick one to stitch and lots of fun to do. It's small, only a little over 2x2". I hope they have a cute companion for it in the ornament issue due out later this year.

"Red House in Winter" by LHN
stitched on 28 ct Creme Cashel with
DMC and Crescent Colours
I love the housed done by LHN and this is one of my favorites. I probably should have used a darker fabric so the white would have shown up better but I do like it as is. I have all but the last two releases and still need to stitch most of them. I hope to get caught up with them by mid-Aug but don't hold me to that date LOL


"Pear Tree" by LHN
Of course with a finish I get a new start! This is the second in the series of Ornaments of the Month and I LOVE it! If we aren't out too late tonight I should have it finished by the weekend and then on the next one. I still need to get to the LNS for some beads and buttons and also for the charts I don't have yet.
Time to get close to the a/c again before I melt.
Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching and hope you are keeping cool


Carolyn NC said...

They all look wonderful - great finishes! Have fun on your date night!

Donna said...

I agree with Carolyn. They do look wonderful. Hope you have a great time on your date night!

Meari said...

Everything looks great, Rene. I hope you get some relief from the heat soon.

htimcj said...

Your stitching looks beautiful! I couldn't deal with the heat in Las Vegas. I hope it cools down soon.

Vicky L said...

Beautiful finishes! I loved stitching the pear ornament. I only have done 3 but I will get to the others soon.

angel parker said...

I am working on red house in winter right now. I love it. I am also doing the other ornies with a sal group. I love the material you did the ornie on. Very nice.

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Lovely Christmassy finishes :) Hope the weather eases up a bit for you.

Sandy In Montana said...

Very nice finishes, Rene. I just adore "A Quaker Christmas" it turned out fantastic. Congratulations on all of your wonderful finishes.

Take Care ... Sandy

Shelley said...

Your ornie stitching looks great!

I've been stitching these LHN ornies and they are addictive.

Emily said...

Nice finishes and WIP. It's hot everywhere I think, stay cool and have a good "date" with hubby.

Kathy said...

Lovely finishes. Especially the LHN one.

Mel said...

Lovely finishes Rene.

being a shut-in is not necessarily a bad thing when you are getting lots of stitching done! :)