Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Let's Twist Again

Here's a quick pic of Monday's progress on Peppermint Twist:

Color me happy to not be frogging more than I stitch!

Monday, March 09, 2009

Rainy Weekend

It did nothing but rain all day Saturday and Sunday. Perfect weather for staying inside and stitching, right? Per my rotation schedule, I should have been working on Their Song and Peppermint Twist but I wasn't happy with the amount of progress I had made on my Village so opted to stick with it over the weekend.

Some more grass has grown, and the church now has a roof, door, and window frames. Just no walls. I forgot to put the doorknobs on the door so it's probably a good thing the walls are still missing. We wouldn't want folks getting trapped inside!

The rainy weather was also perfect for some baking. Here's a loaf of bread we made, ready to be popped in the oven.

And the results:
A little brown on top, but delicious none the less. We also made bagels but they weren't as photogenic as the bread. Ugly but edible, haha!

I got the last load of laundry in the washer so I think it might be time for a little stitching break. Wait a minute!! What's this??

You're in my spot!!
(This is Egg, by the way. She's Spitz's mother, and very spoiled.)

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Remedial Stitching

It was inevitable. I had to have Elmo come over and tutor me in counting and colors. After an afternoon of connect-the-dots and color-by-numbers, I can now boast Mad Chart Reading Skillz. Plus Elmo says we're BFFs. How cool is that? (And just so y'all know, the wheels on the bus do indeed go round and round. All. Day. Long.)

Their Song found it's way out of it's project bag and onto my Q-Snaps for a couple of days. I got some more words done and started on the lower branch/leaves.

Ick! Not the best picture to show how gorgeous the colors are. You'll have to take my word for it!

Sunday and Monday evenings were spent working on Peppermint Twist. Unbelievable as it may be, I found more mistakes. This time I was using the wrong color. Luckily it wasn't too much to frog, and Elmo has me all straightened out as to which is red and which is green.

Can you tell I changed the position of the ornament and small tree? They aren't centered on the pattern and I knew that would drive me nuts later on. I might end up moving the E-A-C-E over, too. (I know! I'm way too fussy about having things centered!)

Tonight I'll be working on my VoHRH. I've also got it in my head to watch Lost from the very beginning of the series so I'll be starting that tonight. It might be kind of weird going back to hating Sawyer, though!

Oh, and before I run I'd like to thank everyone for their lovely comments! You are all such dears! May your thread never knot!