Monday, February 02, 2009

lots to share today :-)

I had a full weekend. Not as much stitching time as I would have liked but still I got some things done that I have been working on for a while.

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.

The only stitching I had time for yesterday was my start on The Garden Chair by Cat's Whiskers. I want to have this chair complete by the time my chart and supplies for the new chaise lounge arrive from Drema the week of the 16th. The stitching part will go super quick especially as they are the same for the last chair that I finished off last year. It will take a couple of days because of the need to stop everything and wait for glue to set and dry before moving on to the next steps.

My LNS had a Super Bowl sale yesterday. Of course nothing I needed was on sale but for me what was important was they were open on a Sunday so I didn't have to take time away from everything I had to do on Saturday. :-) I purchased all the overdyed floss I need for The Big Zipper. This project is turning out to be a money pit. :-) In for a penny, in for a pound, right? The plan is to stitch this on 32 count Heritage from Silkweavers (shown) unless they send me a 36 count for my FOTM for January. I changed my wish list to receive only 36 count for the time being to get some of that count in my stash as I only have one or two pieces.

I'm still working on CdC since I don't want to start anything new until I receive my Loose Feathers and Mystery chart from Drema. I'll continue to work on this for my train ride. In this photo you can actually tell that the silk floss is variegated. :-)

And lastly, presenting Chevy! He is a six year old Pembroke Welsh Corgi and such a sweetie. He's very overweight - around 45 to 50 pounds and I've been told by the rescue that a Pemmie his size should be around 30 to 35 pounds. As you can see from the photo, he is wearing a belly band, he lived his entire life in an outside pen and used only for stud and he has no idea that inside means no peeing. It's going to be quite a challenge to house train him and I'm worried that I'm not up to the task as I have never trained anything but a puppy who is pretty much a blank slate. He will be neutered this week. I'll have him for at least a month, maybe more. You can see how much bigger he is from Clancy and Clancy is considered a tall pug.

Such a handsome boy!
He has one floppy ear. Corgis should have prick ears but I think it gives him character.
Molly is not what you would call very happy with the change of things.


Barbeeque4 said...

Lovely stitching - as always!!! Such super puppy pics!!

Dianne said...

You've been very busy lately! Good luck with your new pup...sounds like it might be a bit of a challenge!

Doris said...

i love the cdc,look so great in blue, i am start the garden chair (Cat´s whiskers) too!.

oh so cute dog, i like the floppy ear, look so cute.

KarenV said...

Congratulations on finishing the stitching on Quaker Turtles, they will look so cute when finished :)

Chevy is adorable - love the floppy ear! Good luck with the house training.

Jeanne - WillowTreeStitcher said...

You continue to have me in awe of how much you get done Margie! Great progress on everything and good luck with your rescue dog. We adopted our Abby from a shelter 3 yrs ago - she's half Corgi, half Dachsund. She is the sweetest dog we've ever had - very affectionate and I love her big ears! Someday if I ever get another dog I would love to get a Corgi.

Christine said...

Chevy is so cute!! I love the one floppy ear.

All of your projects look great! CdC grows on me the more WIP pics I see of it from various blogs.

Siobhan said...

ROFLOL at poor Molly's picture. If ever there was an "I am not amused" expression on a dog, Molly has it! She is too cute, all the pups are! Chevy is so cute. Good luck with the potty training!

Your stitching is beautiful, as always!

Sandra said...

Poor Molly, her face says it all!!

Michelle said...

Love your turtles and the new start on the chair!

Allie said...

Your turtles are so cute! (And your dogs, even cuter). I've gotten baskets from Basketville (good quality & not as expensive as Longaberger)...their Shaker candy basket might work for your turtles: