Friday, February 27, 2009
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Speaking of Silkweavers, did you see they are having the Showcase after all? This year's first prize for the large category is a $400 gift certificate. Would I love to win that! Think of all the Purely Primitive, Heritage and Days Gone By I could buy. :-)
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Wow, two big finishes in the same week. :-) I finished up the Mystery today on the way into work. I'll get a better photo tonight after it's been pressed. I love how this turned out. The colors, the style and the saying are all perfect for me. I've been very negligent about framing my finishes over the past couple of years, but I really want to get this one on the wall asap.
Now back to the Big Zipper!
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Bravo Tracy! I loved working on this but glad that I have a completed project. As I said yesterday, Tracy made the last section available to people who were current as of last Friday. My favorite blocks are the two birds. I love Celtic animals. I still want to put my name on it and I'm looking for a nice back stitch alphabet to use. I'd like to find something Celtic looking for it.
Monday, February 23, 2009
Here are all the pieces to the Garden Chair. As usual I can't take a good photo. :-)
Friday, February 20, 2009
No major plans for the weekend. I want to complete at least one more Quaker Turtle and finish the stitching for my Garden Chair. Then I can start working on the finishing work. I also need to finish my February House of Hawk Run Hollow. Time is getting away from me on that one.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
There is a Wiki on the Vikki Clayton board that as a ton but I'm also looking for suggestions. :-)
I'm also looking to purchase a couple more new releases especially a couple from Carriage House Samplings and I love those stockings from Blackbird Designs. But I need to hold off until I get some more of my stash done.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
I'll tossed Beatrix Potter into my bag for the ride home. But Drema hit my credit card with a HUGE amount so I'm hoping my new Loose Feathers is at my house by the time I get home from work so I can complete the Mystery. :-)
Monday, February 16, 2009
I managed to get a ton done this weekend. Below is my progress on House #2 of HoHRH. I worked on this baby for hours and I feel like I'm finally making some progress. Oh, look, is that a Quaker Turtle checking out the roof? Why it is! :-) I finished the first of my turtles last night. It was much easier than I thought it would be but they do take a long time to get all the parts complete. This one is the needlebook and it opens up. When I'm finished with all four, I'll take better photes of both sides (and insides!).
Here is my Isa V Grand Marquior - I made no progress this morning on the train into the office as I slept for the entire ride. I have a cold and I'm finding it very hard to resist naps. :-) Only the letter H to go for this go around.
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
This weekend I'd like to make some progress on my HoHRH and start the finishing on Quaker Turtles. And finish stitching on my Garden Chair. Oh let's not forget about Beatrix. :-)
Have a great weekend!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Monday, February 09, 2009
I also did the latest block for Book of Ink Circles. As you can see there is only one part to go! That release is scheduled for February 24th and it's another short two hour block.
Friday, February 06, 2009
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
Here is my progress at CdC, not much of a change since my last update photo. I go through these periods where I have a very hard time staying awake on the train and I'm in the middle of one now. :-) I've only been able to stitch for the entire ride the last 2 out of 5 rides. I'm ready to put this up for a while. I wonder when my new BBD Loose Feathers will arrive?
For whatever reason I think I only purchased one spool of Glacial premium silk for this piece and I'm starting to get low. If I do only have the one spool, I will run out. So the plan is to pick out a slightly dark shade of silk that uses the same color pallet as Glacial has and stitch the large center circles with it. Glacial has been discontinued and even if it hadn't been it's over two years old and the dye lots would never match. But I think the plan of a new color is a good one and as soon as I remember to check at home to see if I was smart enough to buy two spools, I'll start to work on the plans for the second color.
Monday, February 02, 2009
First I finished all the stitching for Quaker Turtles. Those tiny ones to the right are about the size of a quarter. They will be the scissor fob. I ordered the fabric I need to finish them and it should arrive any day and then I'll start the really hard part of finishing these babies off. While the instructions are pretty straight forward, there are many steps to each piece and there are four pieces in total. I now wish I had purchased the Old Colonial oval basket for them. I'll have to find something on eBay that will work. It will need to be small and short in height.