Sunday, March 21, 2010

A Mixed Bag Today

Happy Sunday Everyone --
We started the 1st day of Spring with SNOW. We got about 2 inches but right now the sun is out and melting all the snow.

I had the first class for Cranberry Pinafore (SB) yesterday and there were 8 students. It went pretty well. We didn't get as far as I hoped but I think overall everyone was pleased.

My first picture today is an old Just Nan pattern titled Rosewood Manor. I stitched this several years ago. It was a large piece to stitch but I really enjoyed it. The framing was done at Welcome Stitchery and it really showcases the design.

Up next, is my progress on SB's Sail Away. I started this a couple of years ago and only did the top band. I pulled it out this past week and here is my progress. I am enjoying it so much more now than I did before.
I also started LHN scissor bed and it's a great little project. Very easy and I think I will even be able to do the finishing.

Last, are two pictures of my Scotties. The Wheaton one is Fiona and the Black one is Bailee. It's very hard to photograph Bailee because she is all black. They are both just wonderful little pups and are very spoiled!

Have a great week and get lots of stitching done!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Happy Sunday

I have been very busy at work but have still managed to have almost 2 finishes this week. First up is Shepherds Spring. This was a very cute band sampler to do. I just have the little sheep at the bottom to finish and then add some beads. Next up is Land and Liberty. I started this last year but got distracted by something else so it didn't get finished. I pulled it out a couple of weeks ago and again I'm almost finished. I just have to add the girl's shoe and a flower on the right. I am just loving SB designs lately.

I think my next 2 projects will be Sail Away (again I started this back in September 2008 but never finished it) and the new LHN scissor bed that just came out. After seeing BeckySC's finish I really want to stitch this for myself and I think I can do the finishing!!!LOL!

My last picture is an embroidery picture that my Mom made. I'm guessing it's from the 70's. The frame was made by my Grandpa from old driftwood. I'm very blessed to have this piece from my Mom. It hangs in a special place in my stiching room.

Well only a month until tax season is over and I can take some VACATION!!! YEAH. I just want to have a couple of long weekends to stay at home! I am such a homebody and when I'm working 6 days a week for 14 weeks it's very hard.

I am going to the Silver Needle in July to take the class from Blackbird Designs. I have been to Tulsa to take classes over the last several years and they put on a top notch event. If you have the chance to go you really should. The shopping is FANTASTIC and Lindy and all her staff always make you feel welcome. The models at the shop are just WOW WOW! Can you tell I'm excited?

Hope you all have a great week and get lots of stitching done.


Sunday, March 7, 2010

Almost Spring

Happy Sunday! This week just flew by. I was very very busy at work and we had some home repairs being done so I didn't get a lot of stitching in. However, I did start this little SB piece titled Shepherds Spring. It is only 2 1/2 inches by 8 and it is done on a beautiful lilac piece of linen. It is moving along nicely. I hope to have it finished before Spring comes! Next is a picture of my cat, Howard. He was a stray that showed up on my Mom's doorstep back in 2004 and she gave him to me. He is the most loving and affectionate cat I have ever had. This picture was taken down in my stitching room. He was sleeping in my chair waiting for me to come down. LOL!!!
I hope you all have a great week and get lots of stitching done. Only a couple of more weeks til it says Spring on the calendar! Now we just need to get rid of all our snow!!!!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

A Day late

We had some unexpected home repairs needing to be taken care of this weekend and I wasn't able to post yesterday. I also didn't get to stitch as much yesterday as I would have liked. I always try to stay at home on Sundays and do things around the house and try to get in quite a bit of stitching. Oh well maybe next week.

I did finish my class piece --- Cranberry Pinafore by Shepherds Bush. I am teaching this at Welcome Stitchery on March 20th and April 19. I really enjoyed stitching this. This is a pretty crappy photo but you get the idea. I also finished My Mom's Garden by Shepherds Bush. This was a very enjoyable stitch.
This past Friday night I went to Market Nite at my LNS. I bought way too much but had lots of fun. A couple of my favorite things are the new Shepherds Bush "My Land" and the Americana Pincushion. I think I will be stitching those in the near future.
Have a great week and get lots of stitching done. Thanks always for your wonderful comments. They truly make my day/week.