Saturday, August 30, 2008
On Thursday I received my very pretty tuck from JoAnn to stitch for my partner in our TS Halloween Exchange. Isn't it cute?
Friday, August 29, 2008
Decisions, decisions. It's going to be fun joining in on the discussions and seeing everyone's neighborhood take shape next year. My priority is the one at TS, but hopefully I can find some time to work on this one as well.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
I stitched for quite a while yesterday on the model. It definitely helped occupy me while I watched my Redskins get WHOOPED. :( Thank goodness it's only pre-season, but they'd better get their act in gear before the first game on September 4th!
We're heading to the County Fair today. Can't wait to see the XS Exhibits.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
What was I saying yesterday about "hope?" I didn't stitch at all last night! I'm not saying a thing today because I don't want to jinx this evening! Ah, the best laid plans....
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I'm not sure what I'll stitch in the spaces on each side of the top square, but there's definitely room for trees and such. And I plan to stitch "Tranquil Stitches" above and "2008-2009" below the center square.
Missy has decided she'd like us to stitch over one on her piece, so I'm going to have fun going through my stash and deciding what I'd like to add to it. She's such a sweetheart and I want to find the perfect house for her.
Working on my model at lunch, and hopefully this evening. Patrick said he's doing dinner tonight, so after I get the dishes done I hope to sit and stitch. Hope is a strong word! LOL
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
One day I'll have a pretty basket filled with needlerolls just to admire. Hopefully Miss Diana will agree to make them all for me because she does a beautiful job. We'll see....lol
Got a great start on the VeeandCo model last night. I'm having to get used to evenweave again because it's really not my fabric of choice, but this piece is gorgeous which makes it easier. I can't wait 'til you guys see the new design (tease, tease)!!!
Monday, August 18, 2008
Isn't it cute? I really enjoyed stitching it up for her. I have enough of the fabric left to do the other 3 seasons, too, so they're on that ever-growing "To Do" list.
I finished up the gridding of my TS Neighborhood RR this weekend. Tonight I'm starting on another model for Vee that she needs by the end of the month, so I gotta cook on that!
Hope everyone had a wonderfully stitchy weekend!
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
I still need to grid out the squares for the girls to stitch in, but I've already got it laid out on paper so hopefully it won't take too long. This is my first Round Robin and I'm very excited! (It looks like it's off-center, but it's not really.)
I agreed today to stitch a model for VeeandCo, so that's what I plan to do next. It's SO cute!!!
Miss Lynne didn't stitch a stitch on Friday night. I think we need an intervention!
Friday, August 08, 2008
Last night I worked on my TS Neighborhood Round Robin. I got the tree finished for the middle section. Underneath the tree I'll stitch a gal in an apron, a rooster, and a squirrel. Then I'll block off where I'd like the other girls to stitch their houses.
I think after I finish my RR, I'm going to start Three of Six. I really want to get those done and get them to Lola to finish before Christmas.
I did find another WIP that has turned into a UFO. This is Drawn Thread's "Spot of Spring" and "Spot of Summer."
I need to find a good conversion from the Weeks that the chart calls for to DMC so I can get Autumn and Winter stitched.
Thanks for visiting today, and happy stitching!
Thursday, August 07, 2008
"When witches go riding
And black cats are seen
The moon laughs and whispers
'Tis near Halloween"
I'm a sucker for anything Halloween, and the colors on this one are just perfect. I also love their new "November"...
Brings the blast
Then the leaves
Go Whirling past"
Yup, these are definitely on the 'ole To-Do list!
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Friday, August 01, 2008
It's stitched one over one with Vikki Clayton silks on a beautiful Belfast linen (can't remember the color right now.) I moved the words "Mother's Tree" out of the trunk of the tree and to either side. I just thought it looked better that way. Terry of "The Stitching Post" in Waynesboro, VA, did a gorgeous job on the framing...
This is definitely one of my favorite pieces, and hopefully someday it will be handed down to my daughter as a wonderful family heirloom.
I have a funny story that goes along with this piece, too. This is actually the second time I stitched this same design. The first one I did over 2 on Belfast and it was massive. I put in the last stitch, folded it up and laid it on my stitching basket before going to bed. When I woke up the next morning, it was on the floor with a BIG HOLE chewed in the middle of it! The dog had gotten hold of it for a midnight snack! I cried for days, and it was months before I could even think about starting it again. I'm so glad I did, though. And no, I didn't kill the dog! Felt like it, though! LOL
Happy weekend, everyone!