Friday, February 19, 2010

End of Week Update

It's really hard to believe that February is almost over and Spring is just around the corner. Guess it true, the older you get the faster time goes by.

I've been glued to the TV watching every Olympic event televised. Even with all the problems they have had starting with the opening and the weather I think Canada has done a excellent job. I really would love to visit Victoria someday and see in person what I see on TV.

Now on to the stitching update.

The last of my orders for my Birthday finally arrived. With the GC's I received from Deborah M and Kathy K (with added $'s from Tracy) I got "Twelve Days" by Victoria Sampler along with the fabric and Thread Pack. It all came in a nice mesh bag. I will be doing the ornaments this year and maybe the bell pull later. Can't wait to get started on it.

I still don't have a picture of the Mystery WIP to share with you. Being that it's stitched 1 over 1 on 32 count it is very slow going. I'm being very careful stitching this since frogging would be almost impossible. I may need a seeing eye dog before this is finished.

Finally Page 2 is finished. I think I'm going to go back to the left side and finish up with pages 4 & 5 before doing pages 3 & 6. Tracy is really happy with the progress I'm making and loves it so far.

"Home of a Needlworker"
When my eyes get tired out comes "House" for some easy stitching. I just love this one and can't wait to do more of the Little House Needleworks designs.
Hope everyone has a great weekend. I'll be planted in front of the TV watching more Olympics and NASCAR.
Until Next Time....Happy Stitching

Sunday, February 14, 2010

BINGO Prize and a RAK

Yesterday was a good mail day again. I not only received my prize for winning BINGO in my ILCS group but I also received a RAK from my wish list.

The BINGO prize is a really cute green wooden box with the supplies needed to stitch the frog insert. This will be really fun to do and will be a great addition to my desk to hold little stitchy things.

This is the RAK I received from Carolyn A of my ILCS group. She was on my wish list and I was very surprised to receive her. I'll be getting the perforated paper to stitch her on my next trip to the LNS and can't wait to see what she will look like finished with the little froggie at the top of her broom.

I'll have a stitching update later this evening or tomorrow. Didn't get much done yesterday but making up for it today while watching NASCAR and the Olympics.

Until Next Time....Happy Stitching

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mid Week Update

It's been a good week of stitching. We had a couple of days of rain while the East was dealing with the snow. I'm one of those rare people who love the rain and always manage to get lots done during the rain.

I'm still working on Page 2 but to the point where the motifs go over to the adjoining pages. Someone asked how many pages there are in the pattern. There are 6 pages but 3 of those are only half a page. I really wanted to have this done by June but not sure I'll make that deadline.

"Home of a Needleworker"
I really enjoy stitching this design, it's a nice break for the eyes from "AQC". I want to do the next line of words and thread spool then I'll move over to the left and do the rest of the top border and the house.
I do have another start but not enough done on it to share yet. It's being done 1 over 1 on 32 count linen. It really gives my old eyes a workout so can't do much on it at a time.

February Seasonal Shelf
I haven't shared the seasonal shelf for a while so thought you might like to see it for February. I just love my Valentine Froggies so had to use them on the shelf this year.

I'll leave you now with a picture of my sweet Maddie. Yes those are two teeth you see and she finally has enough hair for a bow.
Until Next Time.....Happy Stitching

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Virtural Stitch In

Yesterday was our Virtual Stitch In in the ILCS Yahoo Group. I had planned on spending the day on "AQC" until I saw this cute freebie and thought it would be a nice addition to my Seasonal Shelf.
"Love" freebie by the Stitcherhood
Stitched on 28ct White Monaco with DMC 777
It was a quick and fun stitch that I will finish as either a little pillow ornament or a No Sew Cube later today.
Today I'm going to try to finish one of the bigger motifs on page 2 of AQC while watching the Super Bowl and all the pregame hype. We are having a Super Bowl party for two, just Tracy and I and he will be fixing all the goodies and snacks for the game.
Hope all that were hit by the storms in the East and West are doing OK and will have better weather this week. We got hit by the same rain that CA got and it sure will help with the drought we have had for the last 5+ years.
Until Next Time....Happy Stitching

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Stitching Update

This is has been a slow week for stitching. with a new start and a little progress on a WIP so this will be a short update.

New Start....

"Home of a Needleworker (too)" by Little House Needleworks
After my trip to the LNS on Monday where I got the threads for this (and a couple of other projects) I just had to start it. I did a floss toss on a couple of pieces of fabric and this was the winner. It's a 28 count Bone Jobelan being stitched with the Crescent Colours called for on the chart. It was a nice change to be working on a larger count, much easier on the eyes.

"A Quaker Christmas" 2-4
Last night I went back to working on "AQC". Still on page 2 and will be for a while. There are a couple of small motifs yet to do but most of the remainder of this page are larger motifs that run over into the joining pages. I'll probably continue on with this until the first of next week when I'll go back to Needleworker or maybe start another of my new charts (maybe a small one I can finish quickly).
Said this was going to be a short update so I'll get back to stitching
Until Next Time....Happy Stitching

Monday, February 1, 2010

An Ending to the Birthday Celebrations

Today was the end of my Birthday celebrating (I think). I still have one more order coming that I purchased with my Gift Certificates but the order from 123 Stitch did arrive and I'll share that a little later in this post.

Gift from Nancy la Frog II
In today's mail was a package from Nancy J from my ILCS group. She sent me a really cute card and in the package were these really pretty threads, some cute heart buttons and the best gift a bracelet she made with a really cute frog charm (you may have to biggify the pic to see the bracelet). Thank you so much Nancy J.
From Nancy R.
Today Nancy R and I meet to spend the b-day cash that Tracy gave me for my birthday. We shopped, shopped and shopped some more hehehe. All that shopping made us both hungry so off we went for lunch. Before heading home we went to Michael's where I picked up a few things for my February shelf and tree.
Now on to the stash I got with my Gift Certificates from 123 Stitch

This I will be doing for my DD Manda

This is what I got at the LNS today along with lots of GAST and Crescent Colors to stitch Home of A Needleworker, Flying Monkeys and another Little House pattern in my stash.

And my dear, sweet, loveable DH Tracy spoiled me even more with this.....

We had a shortened Date Night on Friday because I was having problems with my hips and knees earlier in the day. So we decided to just go to dinner, play some pennies in the slots and do some people watching. As we were heading home I spotted this metal lunch box and just fell in love with it. In my mind I could see it filled with stitching stash. There was no price on it so Tracy went to look for the clerk and the next thing I knew it was in a bag in my hot little hands.
This is a birthday year I will never forget thanks to Tracy and all my wonderful stitching friends.
Until Next Time (with a stitchy update).....Have a Great Week with lots of stitching time