Wednesday, February 27, 2008

He has a head!

Well, he now has a full head!!!! I was really hoping to finish this part last night, but I just couldn't keep my eyes open any longer. I worked my tail off yesterday & it was all I could do to stay awake as long as I did! So, first thing this am, I finished it up. I only had about 15 minutes worth of work left. I don't know how much stitching time I will have the next few days.
Thanks to all who look & comment!!!!!! Have a great day!

Sunday, February 24, 2008

I can see you now!!!!!!!!

I reached my goal for the weekend! I was hoping to do more, but my goal was this far!!!! There are 8 pages to this pattern. I have 2 completely done & the 3rd ALMOST done! It will be real soon. And this page is the FULLEST of the 8. I am so happy with how this is looking!!! It is so realistic!!!!! Any of you that have seen my dog will agree I think!!!!

I will continue to work on this this week. I have a model coming in the mail late in the week, but I hope to have the current page done by then!!!

Thanks to all who look & leave comments! I appreciate you so much!!!
Have a wonderful week!!!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Two model finishes!

Edited at 6:45 pm--- I found the picture of luck!

I am adding it now.

OK! I got permission to post these on my blog.

I am model stitching for Lori of Enchanted Fabrics. I didn't know if I was allowed to add the pictures to my blog, but I received permission today, so I have two pieces to show you!

I did the first one in January. It is Luck by Shepherd's Bush, done on Champagne Cocktail Flair.

The second, I finished this morning. It is Stitched with Love by Plum Pudding Needleart done on Royalty. I love how they both turned out. Thanks for looking, commenting & visiting my blog! Have a wonderful day!

Well, I just went to upload the pictures & I cannot find the Luck picture on my computer. I was sure I took a picture of it. Sorry about that!!!1

Monday, February 11, 2008

Spyro Progress

I concentrated fully on Spyro this weekend & oh my, can I tell a difference. I am ashamed to admit that the last time I worked on this was Oct. 29th.

I made a decision at the beginning of this year, that I am NOT getting "caught up" in the "gotta have all the new stuff" & I am concentrating on things I have & things I have started! I have 3 WIP that need lots of attention & this is one of them!!!

I think if you look back in my blog archives, you will see a lot of progress since I last worked on this!!!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

another finish

I started & finished this design this week. It is for a SAL in one of my groups. Each month, one of the members husband is designing a piece for all of us to stitch. We chose our colors, etc.... I chose a pink fabric this month called Bubblegum by Enchanted Fabrics. I used a Needle Necessities floss. The scan doesn't do the piece justice. I think I am going to make this into a pinkeep.

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Choc. Chip Cheeseball recipe

I see in the comments that Nancy would like the recipe for my choc. chip cheeseball. I actually got the recipe from another stitcher! So... it is a stitching recipe!! Here you go:
1 pkg. (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. butter, softened, no substitutes
1/4 t. vanilla
3/4 c. powdered sugar
2 T. brown sugar
3/4 c. miniature semi sweet choc. chips
3/4 c. pecans, finely chopped, optional

graham crackers

In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, butter & vanilla until fluffy. Gradually add the powdered sugar & brown sugar; beat until just combined. Stir in the choc. chips. Cover & refrigerate for 2 hours. Serve with graham crackers.
The rest is optional: Place mix on a large piece of plastic wrap & shape into a ball. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Just before serving, roll ball in pecans.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Finally finished & Feb. ornament finish

Woohoo!!! I have finally finished this piece called acorns & owls. I started it way back in Nov., but I kept putting it aside. It was my "take to the doctor's office" piece. I decided Sunday that it was getting finished!!! I finished the stitching on it Monday & made the cube today.

The other picture is of the piece I stitched for an ornament SAL. I am not making all of mine into ornaments & this one is one that isn't!! I couldn't "see" it finished as an ornament, but thought it looked great as a sachet!!!

Thanks for looking & for commenting! It is encouraging to know others look at my work!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Chocolate Chip Cheeseball & Grahams, anyone?!?

My parents came over for a visit yesterday. Along with them, my dad brought along one of his latest creations. I thought he was just showing it to me, but he said it was mine! When he first made it & showed me a picture, I said "oh, a bowl for chips & salsa". Well, with today being super bowl Sunday, I decided since I had the ingredients on hand, why not try out my new bowl. So, I present to new bowl, with Chocolate Chip Cheeseball & Graham Crackers. Thanks much Dad!!!

Saturday, February 2, 2008

The quilt is done!!!!

well, my stitching has suffered mightily the past week or so, but I finished my quilt tonight!!!!
I know there are mistakes in it, BUT... I am very happy with it, as I have never done one before!!!