Thursday, November 16, 2006

almost a pear tree

I'm almost finished with Pear Tree by Little House Needleworks. I love how it's turning out - although I do wish I would have ordered a 32 count fabric instead of a 28 count one. I really, really like the smaller count. Because I knew I would finish up on this one before the train ride was over tonight, I tossed into my bag the La-D-Da piece, Christmas Cardinal. I want to make two of these also, one for me and one for my mom. I'm starting to have a real dilemma here - so far of all the ornaments I've stitched I only want to give two away! LOL! I love how they are turning out. I think I need to look in my magazine again and pick out a couple I'll be sure to want to give away. That sounds horrible I know but I don't want to start many two of everything I do. :-)

I have to laugh - KarenV suggested yesterday that I should buy sample pieces of Vikki Clayton silks instead of buying the entire skein just to check out the color. Thanks Karen! I didn't know I could do that. Not only can I just purchase the samples of a couple at a time, I can buy the entire set of all her colors and for a small fee, even the binder that they go in. I really need to think hard about purchasing it. I love her silk but I can't keep on buying five here and six there. I need to see all the colors in front of me.

I didn't do any stitching at all last night - I'm going to make it a "planned" evening off. Today is the part three download for Marquior ABC so I'm going to mosey over there and print my copy some time today.

Clancy did ok in agility last night until we got the the shoot - it's the closed tunnel. He did not care for it at all. But I'm not worried a bit - it took Molly four or five months before she would do it. It's really scary for a little dog to go through a dark tunnel where they can't see the end. It takes a lot of trust in their handler and a lot of self confidence. Clancy will get there.


KarenV said...

I wondered if you weren't aware of the sample tags ;) I really would like a complete set of tags, but it's a little out of my budget at the moment. One day!

Katrina said...

I love that little pear tree. I must say I am the same on linen, I almost never stitch on 28 count anymore. I love 32 and 36, and I still haven't had the nerve to try 40 count, but in the New Year, I am determine :-).

Ruth Rachel Vendsel said...

Pretty colors on Pear Tree! It's looking so nice.