Thursday, February 26, 2009

Now Back to Our Regularly Scheduled Program

At last, I've returned to the rotation I started at the beginning of the year. I wanted to get Peppermint Twist back on track before I worked on anything else. I had a feeling if I took it off the frame still in need of fixin', I'd never put it back on again.

I did decide to leave the blocks on the right the way they are for now. I can always rip them out later if they're bugging me, right? There's one little noticible boo boo I still need to fix, but I'm waiting until the next time I have that color of thread in my needle. I've told myself I'm being efficient but really it's just that I'm tired of ripping things out!

After working on PT, I started Block 2 of VoHRH Tuesday afternoon.

I filled in some of the grass at the bottom before finishing the border all the way around so I know it has to be right! I'll work on it some more today, and then tomorrow I switch to Their Song. Hooray for rotations! It really helps to keep it fresh for me!

I hope everyone is having a marvelous week and hopefully not too cold! Are we seeing any signs of spring yet?

Monday, February 23, 2009

A Stitchy Visit

I've been horribly remiss in blogging about a little excursion I took to LaPorte, Indiana a couple of weeks ago, home of House of Stitches. I met up with fellow stitchers Carol (aka Lelia), Karol, Coni and her sister Chris (no blog) for a little stash shopping followed by a yummy lunch and loads of stitchy chat! It's such a treat to talk to folks who speak my language! I bet we could have chatted all the way 'til dinner and then some!

I'm sure you all know that nothing compares with doing your stash shopping in person, and seeing all those beautiful fabrics and fibers! Isn't it pure heaven? Here's a quick pic of some of the goodies I brought home with me:I swear, I need to learn to stitch faster! I want to do it all! Alas, it'll have to wait. I have a bathroom to clean, laundry to finish, and a funny bunny who needs to visit the vet. My evening, however, is completely free! Hooray!

Thursday, February 19, 2009


I'm learning how to count again! Who knew I'd have so much trouble stitching a straight line! But I am making a little progress. The peppermint stick at the top is now done, as are the last two snowflake blocks. Everything has been checked and rechecked and I've been given clearance to proceed. There's still more corrections to be made but I'm now leaning towards making some adjustments rather than completely ripping things out.

Hope the frogs are staying away from everyone else!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009


I've managed to make a complete mess of Peppermint Twist! I corrected my last mistake without too much weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth. Only to discover yet another mistake, and this one's a biggie. It throws the entire bottom part of the sampler off by a row. My plan is to continue to work on the parts that are right (I hope!), and a little at a time start frogging and restitching what needs to be fixed.

Here's my fancy (haha!) edit of the above pic:
I really need to learn to count!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Slumpty Dumpty

My goodness! Has it really been two weeks since my last post? Well, I'm pointing the finger of blame at Slumpty Dumpty! He came to visit me and not only have I been in a stitching slump, but a blogging slump as well! What little stitching I've done this week I'm going to have to frog! This is my progress on Peppermint Twist:

See the lovely green border on the left? I got all the way around to the end only to discover I'm off by one thread! Needless to say, me and PT are not on speaking terms. Maybe we'll kiss and make up for Valentine's Day, but it's gonna take a lot of chocolate!

As for Slumpty Dumpty, he better pack his bags and hit the road! There's some lovely projects in my stash basket that have been whispering my name!