Sunday, March 27, 2011

My progess for the last 2 weeks

I have put in 2 weeks on The Astronomer & I think I have made some good progress. I did 926 stitches. It doesn't sound like alot but it was all confetti stitching. I confess I had one day out of the 2 weeks that I did not get 1 stitch in. Just too tired.

Now I have a confession to make. Chocolate, Chocolate & More Chocolate was supposed to have a turn next but I could not resist starting another one. I have now added Afternoon Tea to my rotation.

What can I say. I'm addicted to these little dragons.
On a non stitching note the weather here has been better. No snow & not much rain for the last 2 weeks.Maybe spring has finally come to New England.
Okay now time to go stitch somemore.
Have a great day

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Here a stitch, there a stitch...

Due to having company lately, my stitching time has been really limited, but I have been trying to put in a stitch "here and there".  This is my start on Battle Hymn of the Republic by Little House Needleworks.  Our guest bath has a red, white and blue theme, so I look forward to (eventually) hanging this piece in there.

This may not be a "fast" finish but I'm having fun with the process and that's what counts - right?


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

On a roll

Got the F done in a little over a week. Really good for me, but once I get started I don't want to stop.

F is for Flower

Carrie's Creations: Fairy Dust
Threadworx: 11611
DMC : 435, 437, 712, 720, 721 & 739

Changed the flower a little, it was charted in peachy colors, didn't have the floss called for and didn't want to go buy any so changed it to more rusty colors that I had. Like the darker flower to offset the pretty purple in the F itself.
Very pleased with this.

Monday, March 14, 2011


I am starting on my O'Canada designed by Sandy Orton on 28ct. light tan Cashell linen using DMC threads.


"Festive Cheerkat" and "Let's Bee Friends"

I finished these 2 stitching projects. Left photo is "Festive Cheerkat" on 28ct Laguana and right photo is "Let's Bee Friends" on 14ct aida. I think the meerkat will be framed and the hedgehog might be in a tuck pillow.

Two finishes

Playing around a little with page format, let me know if you like it or not as I am not that creative this way at all. Anyway finished E is for Elephant on Sunday evening. Don't really like the color of yellow, but it did go really well with the blue in the elephant.

DMC 322, 519, 3781, 4075 & 4240

Also got an ornament done earlier in the day. Only have maybe 6 more to do in this series, most of them are larger so they will take longer to get done.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Treasure Quest

I'm trying to be better about posting updates on my HAED's. I am rotating 4 of them at the moment(that # could change if my fabric ever comes in) but I haven't been good about posting updates. Since I am no good at keeping track of how many hours I put in at any one time I keep track of how many stitches I do each day. So far Treasure Quest has had 2 turns in the rotation of 2 weeks each time. The first 2 weeks I put in 2214 stitches & the second two weeks I put in 1639. The 2nd rotation had alot more confetti stitching. Now I have put this away and am working on the Astronomer(the HAED that started my addiction) for the next 2 weeks.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tiger Portrait

Well Mr. Tiger is coming along nicely.  Did take a few days off working on him since I took the picture the other day, hands are sore.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Wedding Sampler Finish

 Here is my finished wedding sampler that I made for my niece.  She is getting married on March 5th in Georgia.  I am leaving to go to the wedding on Thursday.  I will be so glad to get away from cold weather and snow.