Sunday, October 6, 2013

Small update

Friday night I went to my local cross stitch shop and got fabric for the Plum Street Sunday Chirstmas piece.  Today was the release of part 2 and I have had so much fun getting this all caught up.  I am stitching this on 28 count Picture This Plus Twilight... It is a denim like blue with a lot of cloud like variations in it.  The color has presented some challenges with the colors used so I have had to change my colors.  I am using a mixture of the DMC threads called for, some Gentle Arts called for.  I even used a pretty green HDF silk for the one color... This has been so much fun working with colors... And trying to get the look that I want out of the fabric.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Almost time to build an ark....

I hope this post finds everyone doing well.   I am posting today to show you what mother nature has been giving us the past 24 hours.   It has been raining every day this week but Friday into Saturday the rains were so hard.   This is what use to be a local park... With a dog park attached.  You can see where the dog park fense is all wadded up.  What a shame the dogs seem to love this park... A safe place to run.  When we stopped yo look you could smell a somewhat sewage smell... That is not good.   As we drove around... There were several road closed  due to flooding. 

I am hoping later today to show some stitch pics... Again hope all is well with you.  Keep crossing those stitches.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Fat Guys and Snow Belles SAL update!

Wow... Where does the time go sailing away to? It does not seem possible.  I have been having some troubles with sickness... So my stitching has Not been where it needs to be... I am a much better person when i stitch. 

I have to get a good picture of the mothers day pin cushion that i made for my mother.  I will post that as i get it.

I have made a special gift for my best friend for her birthday but she does not have it yet... So i can not post this yet.

I have been working some on my guys and belles SAL.   I have pictures of March and April... And am still finishing May even though we are a few days into June.

I hope all is going well with my fellow SAL gals.  Until next month... Happy stitching.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Prairie Schooler - oop #34 New World Sampler FOUND!


THANK YOU so much... The kindness in the cross stitch community never stops amazing me... You ladies are so kind and such supportive friends.  THANK YOU to all who have messages me concerning this chart. 

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I feel like a news boy on the corner....

Calling All Stitchers...

I have been going nuts for years now trying to aquire this chart... I struggle with the whole ebay thing... It either gets out of my price range... Or is lost at the last few seconds to another bidder that went $1.00 over my max bid... Grrrrrr. Omg...

So i am sending out my word here on the blog world... PLEASE if you have this chart... And are willing to trade.. sell... Loan.. whatever... Please contact me.  I have for several years now been madly in love with his chart but can not get it.  I have found it at one place... But they want $70 for it... Ouch.. i just cant go that. 

Thank you for lookig for me... Have a great night.
Keep crossing those stitches.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Friday nights finishes!

Friday night after getting home from work. I started some weekend chores... And as some laundry was washing... I grabbed both my Just Nan Christmas mouse... And my daughters.  They have been stitched and waiting on finishing. 

My eyes were a little tired from a day at work entering order after order on the computer.  In just a few hours... I have 2 lil mice sitting there just as cute as can be.  I am tickled wih how they turned out. 

NOW... To start he little bunny... Just nan bunny is next.

It is sunny and near 50 degrees today... But a snow storm is said to be on its way to us... So tomorrow will be a different story.  They are calling for rain changing to snow... With an ending forcast of 1-5 inches.  Not what i would call a snow STORM ... But snow non the less.  Oh spring... please get here!

Take care all ...

Sunday, March 10, 2013

A very special gift...

My best friend gave me a gift she has beeen stitching for me for quite a while now... I had to share it... And it does NOT do yhe piece justice.  The nose and eyes  are stitched with glisten gloss... So they look wet... And there is a sparkle to the sweater... It is just gorgeous.   Now... I must save to frame it... I cant wait for it to hang in my house.  Just hought i would share his precious gift... And thank her for this heirloom... And for all her hard work. 

Saturday Adventure.

I have been saving to get some of the new releases.  Saturday... My best friend(sister), my daughter, grand daughter and I drove to keepsakes in cincinnati Ohio. We had a BLAST there more than 2 hours looking at all the goodies.  She had a huge 50% off bin... So we had a ton of fun rooting through that.  I am including pictures of what i bought.  

I decided to start the sing a sampler series from silver creek samplers... It is adorable. 

I also bouht some fabric for my spring project of the LaDDa tottin Hare. I will post some pics later of it.  I bought a large piece of tin roof from weeks dye works. How fun is that.

Before we went we atr breakfast out then went to starbucks.  Oh yummy... Starbucks!!!!!!!    So i was all set to shop!

Then after we ate lunch at penn station.  The weather was wonderful... Air still crisp... But it was warm and sunny.  I need that sunshine so badly.

Hope the sun is shining for you today.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

LK SAL March update... snow... And oogie on the loose!

Just a quick post to show my LK SAL progress...

I usually love snow... But this year I am work hin with the weather.  This is my fist year in near 20 years that i have worked downtown.  Dealing with the slush... The snow... The drivers... Wow. It is time for spring.  I am excited for sunshine and warm days.  Last night we were hit wih a snow storm... Some channels locally were saying up to 14 inches... But we ended up with about 5 it was pretty... But our winds were bad... And even howling.   And he roads were pretty slick heading into work this morning. 

I also wanted to post a pic of Oogie Boogie.... He has settled into my work dest real nicely.  He makes me chuckle. He is from the nightmare before christmas movie... And is just adorable. 

Have a great night ladies... Take care... Be safe... And keep crossing those stitches.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

February block LK SAL

As several have said... Where did January go?   It has rushed through our fingers.   I have completed the January block Ready for Snow... And attached the pics of it. 

For February's block i am starting Snowed In. 

I am so thankful that i jumped in on this project... I am loving the way that it is looking.  Placing them all in one piece was just perfect. Thank you to the ladies that are a part of his SAL. It is just wonderful to see your progress and be a part of this group. 
Until March 1st... Have a safe... Warm... And fun month full of many crossed threads.
Take care ladies.

Friday, February 1, 2013

January's block

Tonite is a cold cold night here in KY.  We are forcasted to have several inches of snow this weekend.  I was going to go to our LNS for the Super Bowl sale... But it doesnt look as if i will be doing that. 

I am hoping to post tomorrow the February block completed... It is just a few stitches from that now.  I have had so much trouble wih a stomach bug ... Right after... I started to get the congestion and now i have a lovely ear infection.  This has just compleyetly drained me and I cant seem to stay awake long enough to get as far as i would like.  I am very tored of feeling bad. 

tonight i am posting Januarys block completed... I am loving his piece more and more wih each completed block. 

Have a safe... Warm .... Weekend full of frogless stitches. 
Take care....

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

LK SAL UPDATE - January post.

I have been a terrible sal person.   Between starting a new job, preparing for Christmas, and then packing everything up from Christmas, and day to day events.. i have not been stitching alot, and therefore there has not been a lot to post.  I am not done wih my 2nd block yet... And have to complete a 3rd block in order to stay on target for Feb 1st.   Goals are good. I have several to start and am waiting for all the supplies on my scarlet letter chart to arrive so that i can start his sal too. 

Wih the new job and all the learning... I have been coming home so exhausted and worn out... It is hard for me to sit and stitch without falling asleep.  I am just so happy to have a new job that I like and feel I can do well at. 

happy stitching ... I will keep you posted on the progress for this sal Feb 1st.

Take care