Tuesday, February 27, 2007

It's Wooly Tyme!

Another deviation from my official 50 projects, this monthly series began last July but I'm only getting started on them. You finish each stitched piece into a "blanket" which you then display by draping it over the back of a fluffy stuffed sheep. Trust me, it's really cute! I'll be sure to post a photo once I have it all put together properly!

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Little Fir Tree - DONE!

Today is my unofficial monthly Christmas stitching day. I've been plodding along on this project for what seems like forever and today I was determined to finally finish it. I need to clean up my messy back and actually stitch the buttons on, but here 'tis.

This was such a quiet weekend! The kids had their own things going on so I was "home alone" most of the time. I forgot how still the house is when no one's home but me. To tell you the truth, I prefer the noise!

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Cha Cha Cha!

Woohoo! I can finally call this one DONE!

It's Raining Cats and Dogs from SamSarah Design Studio. Stitched with Caron Collection Watercolors on 10 count Larkspur Tula from R&R Reproductions.

Thursday, February 22, 2007


Stitching Blogger's Question

This week’s SBQ was suggested by Kathryn and is:

What is the smallest count fabric you have ever used? Did you stitch over one? Conversely, what is the largest count fabric you have ever used?

The smallest count fabric I've ever used is 32 count linen, stitching both over one and over two on it. The largest would have to be 10 count Tula and Betsy Ross linen. As my eyes have aged I find myself opting more for projects that can be done on larger counts, although I still enjoy stitching on the 32 count linen. I just like the feel of it so much more.

Monday, February 19, 2007

Another HD!

Had a rather blah day today. I wasn't in the mood for much but I did manage to do some stitching and finished my latest Secret Needle Night kit. I thought this one was adorable! You can finish it into a picture frame with your cross stitch on one side and a place for photos on the other. Really cute! So, is it time to start a new project or should I work on getting some of those WIPs and UFOs completed? Time to consult my 50 Project Challenge list and see what shouts at me!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

This Week's SBQ

Stitching Blogger's Question

Today’s SBQ is:

Do you like to buy “chartpacks” that include charms, buttons, and/or beads or do you prefer to gather all materials yourself?

Chartpack all the way, when it's available and when I think it's reasonably priced. When I look at the price of individual charms and buttons I sometimes go into sticker shock!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine's Day Happy Dance

Woohoo! Another Happy Dance! Love Sampler is DONE! except for two little buttons that need to be added, but at this time remain at large. I swear I just saw them yesterday! In a related story, the piece of chocolate I was nibbling on has also disappeared. Authorities have been notified!

I had to play around with that bottom right corner quite a bit before I was happy with the way it looked. It's a little crowded but I'll give it a few days before I consider redoing anything. I think the buttons will help to fill out the other open areas, once I find the little devils.

So I'm now 3/50 for the 50 Project Challenge! Hooray!

Early Morning Happy Dance

I stayed up laaaaate last night so I could finish this little guy. It's called Singing Bluebird from SamSarah's Sing to Me. I had found a bunch of DMC #5 perle cotton and the colors were just begging me to stitch something with them. This little bluebird looked like the perfect candidate. The color substitutions I made weren't exact but I think they work well together. The stitch band gets sewn into a "sleeve" to slip over a little pillow. I was considering using the fabric in the background but since very little of it will actually be showing I think I may go with a solid instead.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Crabby All Year

From Raise the Roof...

I had to LOL at this one! Can't wait to see the rest!

More goodies from the Nashville show here!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

This Week's SBQ

Stitching Blogger's Question
Today’s SBQ was suggested by Danielle and is:

Have you ever been to a stitching retreat?

Unfortunately I haven't, but it is something that I would love to do some day. Camp Wannasew Weekend fee... $220. Gas money for trip to Oklahoma... $60. A weekend dedicated to stitching... priceless!!

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Home Sweet Home

We are finally back from our trip to Florida for my mom's funeral. It was good to see so many family members, even under such sad circumstances. I got to hold my new grand-niece and feed her and rock her to sleep. I think the affirmation that life goes on was something we all needed. I am looking forward to getting things back to normal here at home, or at least as normal as I can manage. And I need some serious stitching time!

Thank you to the gals who left comments here or emailed me. I appreciate your kind words.