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Thursday, July 31, 2008
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Wednesday, July 30, 2008
And this is the pretty needlecase to go with it...
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
For the next few days I'm using it as a purse, but then I'll switch it over and use it as a stitching bag like Miss Lola and Diana intended. But it's just so pretty I don't want to not have it with me! LOL Even last night sofa shopping the lady at the furniture store commented on how pretty my bag is!
She made several stitching accessories to go inside as well, so I'll show you those later. I'm a very happy birthday girl all over again (without going up another year! LOL)
Monday, July 28, 2008
It's got just a tad of a green tint, so I think the houses will look very pretty on it, no matter what colors the girls choose.
Miss Diana also gave me my birthday present from her and Miss Lola. I am so thrilled with it! I'll take pictures this evening and share. It's the prettiest stitching bag EVER!!!
I worked on Two of Six over the weekend replacing a section I had to frog. Argh. But hopefully I can find the time to finish it up soon so I can move on to my RR.
Happy Stitching, Everyone!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
and the back...
I have to say the lacing was not as hard as I imagined it to be. I may have to try it again. But a sewer I am not, so I hope practice makes perfect.
I started "Two of Six" last night and got a right smart done already. I love those Blue Ribbon ornaments!
Monday, July 21, 2008
What a wonderful gift! I have a lot of the Blue Ribbon gameboards, so this one goes very nicely with my collection. My TS girls are just the BEST!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
And this is what it looks like so far...
I really think it's cool and can't wait 'til it's finished and framed. I honestly can say I just haven't gotten bored with this piece at all, even with all the solid stitching. I just wish it would fit better on my Q-Snap! LOL
Friday, July 18, 2008
I found some very pretty fabric quarters that were on sale, too, and despite the fact that I swore I would NOT add fabric to my stash because I don't sew, it was too tempting to pick this up to use to finish my XS. I guess I'm doomed to start collecting fabric, too!
I ended up getting some gold-headed pins. I had no idea the things were so expensive! I also got a package of white pearl ones that are actually corsage pins. Most of the pins were just too small, but that's probably just my perception from looking at pictures of pinkeeps. I'll know more once I actually make one.
This is what I'm going to use for my first one...
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
"I love my Mother's kitchen
And the way it makes me feel.
The aroma of her cooking,
And the plants on the windowsill.
It's the nicest place to visit
When I need a place to rest.
I love my Mother's kitchen,
But it's Mom that I love best."
My Mom and I loved to sit at the kitchen table and chat with coffee, work puzzles, plan holidays, and just enjoy each other's company. I have wonderful memories of my Mom's kitchen.
Monday, July 14, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
And I've gotten this much done on the next house...
I can honestly say I'm still enjoying every stitch of this HUGE piece. I started it on July 5, 2006, and have worked on lots of stuff in between, but this has been my major WIP for the past 2 years. I can't wait to see it completely finished and hung on my wall in a gorgeous frame!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
She knows I love samplers, and the card is absolutely hilarious. I've hung it on my Ornament tree in the living room where it will stay through Christmas. It's so cute!
Stitched 2 birds and the birdhouse pole on House #10 last night. Still no batteries, so Patrick is still in the doghouse. He promises he'll find them for me today, though. We'll see!
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
I got the bottom border of House #10 finished last night, and I'm ready to start on the actual house. I love how it looks so far, and I'll snap a picture of the WIP when Patrick returns the batteries he "borrowed" from my camera. The snit.
Monday, July 07, 2008
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
The letters and numbers are all over one, and the design and border are over two. I'm using Vintage Grain Belfast which I really LOVE. I enjoy stitching these and plan to do other sets as well. Especially the Valentine ones!
I worked on House #10 last night and got a lot done on the bottom section. The boys were gone, Miss M and her Dad went to the pool, so I enjoyed some quiet time with my stitching and forensics shows. If it had been raining it would have been heaven on earth. LOL
I'm working half a day on Friday and I guess we'll spend the evening at the pool. I hope to find some sparklers for Maddy. I miss the big fireworks, but the traffic is just too insane to even attempt to try it. It'll be nice hanging out, though, and just relaxing for the holiday.