Monday, October 29, 2007

Spyro update!

well, I have tried working on a rotation. I don't know if I will keep up with it or not. I like to have finishes & at this rate, it will be a long time before I have a finish!!!

I can tell I did a lot on my Christmas Village (someone asked about it---it is by Victoria Sampler, it came out last year about this time). I don't have an updated picture of it, but maybe after I work on it later this week.

I spent some time on Spyro & that is the one I will show today. Even my guys could tell I have worked on it. It is so time consuming, but will be a wonderful piece when it is done & will be a great reminder of our dear friend, after he is gone.

I am really having trouble sticking with these pieces, because I want to work on new stuff & autumn stuff. But, I MUST finish these. I have never had so many projects going at once!!!!!!
thanks to all who look & comment. I do appreciate so much hearing that people are actually reading what I type.

Toni, I would LOVE to hear from you.......I don't have your email address!!! Drop me a line!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Autumn Finish

I decided to take a break from the rotation that I am trying. I pulled out Acorns by Little House Needleworks on Friday. I started it, then had NO time to stitch on Sat. But.... I just finished it! I love how it turned out. I used the called for flosses, except for the grey. I had to sub it out, as I didn't have the one called for. I love the one I used. (Carries elephant grey) My fabric is Celedon from Enchanted Fabrics. In some lights, it looks grey, in some it looks green & some a khaki color!!!

I love how it turned out & it will be a pinkeep ornament when I get the proper supplies!

The rotation I am working on is:

Christmas Village


Friends come in all Flavors

Fall Y'All.

Have a great week, everyone!!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Lizzie Kate Flip It Bits finished

I set a goal to finish my flip it bits yesterday & I did it!!!!! I was done about 9 last night!!! Now, I need to decide if I want my husband to make a frame for it, or if I want to make it into a wall hanging. I am not sure yet!!!

I now have 5 projects in the works. My goal is to get them done & get back to working on one or two at a time!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

I am humbled/honored!!!

Barb of Plum Pudding Needleart has put two of my stitched pieces in her newsletter this month!!! I showed them to her because I did them with different flosses than she used in the patterns. She loved them & asked if she could put them in her newsletter. Of course I said sure!!!
You can see her newsletter here:

I love the simplicity of her designs. They fit "me" so well!

On the stitching front this week, I finished a small autumn piece Friday morning. I had to take a break from my big projects, so I took this one with me Thurs. when I went to babysit. It is Harvest Moon by San Man. I did it on Sassy's honey starlite aida. I love how it turned out.

I brought SPYRO back out of the box. He is going to be worked into a rotation. A friend does a 3 day rotation with her projects & I am going to try it. I have 5 or 6 projects going, so we shall see if this works. The one day rotation DID NOT work!!!

I am hoping to finish my LK flip it bits tomorrow. That will take one out of the rotation!!!
Hope everyone has a great week!!!

Friday, October 5, 2007

great finishing week!

I got quite a bit of stitching done this week. I took my LK flip it bits along last weekend when we went away. I had finished Sept. on Thurs. & decided since it was almost Oct., I would just do it. So, I stitched it in the car & at the air show. I finished it Monday morning. I then did my ornament, since it is a SAL in two of my groups. I then went back to my Quaker piece that I started a while back. I finished it this afternoon. I am rewarding myself tonight! I am starting a new project!!!! I still have a few WIP to do, but I want to start my LK Fall Y'all scarecrow!!!!

Maybe I will be able to sneak in a few small autumn pieces as well. We shall see!!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

our weekend away

This past weekend, DH & I got away for the weekend. He is a big fan of all types of planes, but especially old planes. Well, there was a HUGE air show in Grove City Ohio this past weekend.

So, we headed over on Friday. I got to meet Lauren & Nancy & see Renee again. We all met at the Cross Stitch shop. Where else would we meet?!!?!

That evening, those of us who could, all went to supper together. We had a real nice evening!
Sat. was the air show. It was a gorgeous day! We really enjoyed it. I was able to sit & stitch while we were there. We could not have asked for a nicer fall day!!
That evening, DH & I went out to supper by ourselves.

Sunday am, we decided to sleep in a little & then we were heading to the zoo. Well, we didn't get very far. We went out to load the car & found a flat tire. We had picked up an old rusty nail somewhere. So, we put the donut spare on & off to Walmart we went. Thank goodness for Walmarts! Not too many other places open at 9 am on Sunday morning!!! We checked out of the hotel at 11 & headed to the zoo. We decided to not let the bad morning discourage us!

We felt we were rewarded for our decision! We paid our 5.00 parking fee, then went to the admissions gate, expecting to pay 10.00 each to get in. The gal asked if I had a Kroger plus card. Well, our Kroger isn't called Kroger, but thankfully, the card says Kroger on the back!!!! We got in for 3.60 total!!!!!!!!

The zoo is AWESOME!!!! I am attaching pix of some of my favorite animals. I have never seen some of the animals we saw at this zoo.

We got back home late that evening & I haven't slowed down since!!!!

Model up!

Well, my model isn't up on the designers page, but it is up on Hoffman's site, so I can share it. I stitched Chilly Kitty for Debbie Draper Designs. Boy, there was a lot of stitches in this piece. It did turn out very cute, if I do say so myself!

I also have been working on my Lizzie Kate Flip It Bits. I have Jan-Oct done now. They are quick stitches! I don't have a picture of it yet!