Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Here are some small WIP's that I have going. Lately, I been working on some smaller projects. Faster gratification! The top picture is by A Needle and Fred. It is called I love my carbs (yes, we all do). The second picture is in the Stitch everyday series by Just another Button Company and it is called Thanks. I unfortunately ran out of some threads or it would be finished today. I have been surfing through Heaven and Earth Designs. And I saw this fantastic pattern called Fire Play by Lisa Victoria. It's of a lovely little black girl dancing with a fire background. I haven't broke down and ordered it yet! But it's only a matter of time-LOL I am a little nervous about those designs, because they are so huge. Anyone have any thoughts on HAED's? Help a sister out!
Saturday, May 27, 2006
Detoured this week by my LNS. Now, I couln't walk away empty handed now could I? I received two patterns that I ordered from the online needlework show by Anne Cicatelli in France and the other I just picked up because I liked it. It is called June House by Knotted Tree Needle Art. The fabric above I have plans for-the neutral fabric will be for Anne Cicatelli designs. The hand dyed fabric is for a freebie pattern by Dragon Dreams. The middle fabric which is called Dutch Iris will be used for Love by Bent Creek. I am going to use the Crescent Color conversion that you can see on their website. I can't wait to get started! Unfortunately, I have to work today. So not much time to stitch here. I did start a new piece. It is called I love my carbs by a Needle and Fred. Will show a picture soon. Hope everyone has a great Memorial Day holiday! Happy stitching.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Saturday, May 20, 2006
Tonight I participated in my LNS's all night stitch. It was a lot of fun and we had lots of very yummy foods. I took spinach dip and a veggie crabmeat dip with French bread. My best friend Tina made a wonderful apple crisp. I swear it could put anyone in a diabetic coma! Of course, I bought some stash, some new charts-Wee Valentine by Heart and Hand, and Love by Bent Creek. I also bought fabric for Lizzie Kate's Fall Yall. I become quite fond of silk threads and I bought a skein of Caron Waterlilies called Mediterranean. It's just this absolutely lovely shade of variegated teals. I have no darn idea what I am going to do with it! But, trust me I will find something! Tonight I worked on my alphabet soup sampler by Brightneedle. It is done in Silk N colors threads on 28 count cream linen. My Santa is almost complete, will post a picture when it is done. I still haven't started anything new! LOL what's the matter with me-ohhh! The guilt I guess! I hope everyone is having a great weekend! Happy Stitching!
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
The stitching God's are smiling on me because I am getting close to another finish. I have also managed not to start anything new. Though I am sorely tempted. This is A Good Night Santa '04 by Lizzie Kate. I did make one change-the moon is done in WDW curry, but I changed it to a Kreinik metallic. I like sparkly things-LOL. I thing it adds a nice little touch all my own. It's a beautiful sunny day here in Florida! No work today. I must stitch, I must stitch! Hope everyone has great day!
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Well, it is finally completed. Who knew such a simple design could cause me such aggravation! But, I am glad its done and now I can move on and feel less guilty about starting something new. I've had a good Mother's day here-lots of love, kisses and well wishes. I hope everyone else's Mother's Day was a great one.
Thursday, May 11, 2006
I thought I would appease my frustration by posting some of my past finishes. This is Women's Work by Green Apple. I completed it in 2005 and it hangs over my bed. The middle picture is also a Green Apple chart. It is called Pearl and it hangs in my living room. The top picture is called Goldie and yes you guessed it the same designer. I love these pictures and this is what I first started to cross stitch. Of course my interest has branched off into other themes such as samplers etc.
Sunday, May 07, 2006
I can't wait to get this piece finished. Though it is not a hard stitch, it certainly has been aggravating. I seem to miscount every row. I would like to finish this tonight but I am so ready to put it down! Only two words to go! Don't know if I will make it! It's been a good weekend here. Quiet and hot! I had to take the cats for shots on Friday. My older male cat Silver has had an upper resp. infection now for a few weeks. He is now on his second course of antibiotics. I am ready for him to be well. I guess, I will try to go back to this and complete it. I don't think I have had a finish since March. I am ready for some happy dancing!