Wednesday, January 25, 2012

A New Start, A WIP update & dad's work

good morning everyone!!!!!! I hope this midweek update finds you doing well...
me?? I am ready for spring....dreary Jan. weather really makes me long for spring & fresh starts...
And, speaking of fresh starts, my first picture is a fresh start. I have had the pattern kitted up for nearly 2 years. I just hadn't pulled it out. Well, last week, I decided it was time. Carol has this as her blog header & every time I see it, I love it. Her birthday was last week, so in honor of her birthday, I pulled it out & started it.....
I pulled it back out this am, to start on the chimney. Guess what?!!? I need the floss color for the chimney. Guess I need a run to somewhere that carries floss....oh wait...I have to go out of town for that.....NO WHERE in our town carries floss.
Thankfully, we will be going out of town sometime over the next week or so..and I will get my floss.
Next up, is the piece I bought from Nicole. She had already started it, but decided she didn't want to stitch it, so she offered it up for sale. I liked the design & wanted to try stitching on a different fabric than normal. I usually use a 32 ct. lugana.  This is a 40 ct. linen...I don't know what the linen is, but it is 40 ct. I do know that. I was really scared to start, but I have done a lot of it already. She started in the lower right hand corner. She did the bottom row & part of the second row. I started with the birdhouse & worked my way left, then moved up to the next row..
Next up, are pictures that my dad sent me. He has made these seam rippers using various types of wood. He is hoping to sell them for $12.00 each. Next are what he calls purse hangers. I have not seen these in person yet, but they look interesting to me...
Lastly, he doesn't know I am posting this one, but this is his current stitching project. He is making great progress on it....
have a great day everyone & look for the little things in each day, to brighten this dreary season.....
Waxing Moon--January Sampler

Lizzie Kate- Summer Alphabet

dads seam rippers

dads purse hangers

dads eagle
thanks for stopping by & your encouraging words. they mean so much to me!

24 comments:

Denise said...

Sorry to hear you have to go shopping - lol - have fun!

You are doing well on 40ct - not for me.

Your dad's stuff is cool. Very talented!

cucki said...

Aww I love your dad stuff.. Very sweet
And your stitching is super cool..I love the jan project so much..
Keep well and happy stitching xxx

Lesleyanne said...

Great stitching from both you and your dad.

Tina said...

Love the January sampler....

Anonymous said...

The eagle is beautiful. Your dad does great work. (will have to show this one to my brother.)

Connie Lynne

Tracey said...

Great progress! I have never seen that Waxing Moon piece before- I love it! Dad's handiwork (both stitching and non-stitching) is amazing!

Autumn said...

Nice progress.

Krista said...

Nice stitchings! Love that January pattern. Your Dad's woodwork is beautiful. Enjoy your day!

LoriU said...

I love that January piece from CArol's blog header too! I put it on my wish list!

Oh your dad's seam rippers and purse hangers are great! I think a purse hanger would be so handy at a restaurant or bar, so you don't have to put your purse on the nasty floor!

Nancy M said...

Your progress on all your pieces look great. I have to go out of town to buy DMC!!! Closest Carries is over an hour away. Love your Dad's items. Those purse hangers work great. He's doing awesome on his BAP!!!!

Annie said...

Hi

Just stopping at your blog to say your stitching is lovely.

Your Dad's eagle is stunning.

Mylene said...

I can say you are keeping busy, Shari. A very start as well as your WIP. Your Dad's creations are awesome.

Mouse said...

ohhh nooo not having to go shopping ..lol love your new start and your dads unpickers are gorgeous and love the bag holders too :)
love mouse xxxxx

Catherine's Sewing Corner said...

Have fun going shopping. The photos are great. everything looks lovely
x catherine

Anonymous said...

I just want to say that as far as the stitching goes I learned from two VERY special ladies. Shari and her Mother Sandy. Shari's Dad

Carol said...

Hey--that piece looks very familiar, Shari :) So glad you started it--hope you can find the chimney color very soon. I have to order all my overdyeds, too--sure wish I lived next door to a cross stitch shop, don't you?

Your dad is very talented, both in his woodworking and hist stitching! That eagle is quite a project :)

Maggee said...

Man--I forgot all about emailing your Dad! Thanks for the reminder! Maybe I can mail the thread you need faster--just let me know what it is, and if I have it... it is yours! I love your two projects... Hugs!

Julie said...

Great stitching progress Shari.
Lovely woodwork by dad, but i do love his eagle, an amazing project, my late dad had a fascination with this bird and it always make me think of him when i see one.

WendyCarole said...

great stitching and your dad is so clever.

Yvon (jioya) said...

I love all the things that you are showing on your blog today.
Your Dad works are great, i really like the purse hangers.
You can buy them here, but these are so much nicer.

The stitching from both of you is looking very good.
Too bad that you have to travel out of town to get the floss.
I'm lucky if i need new floss (DMC)i can go to the market or the shop in my own home town.

Hugs Yvon.

Lois said...

What great WIP's and love the things your dad made and his stitching!

Jodie said...

January Sampler is soooo cute Shari!!! And your Dad's eagle is going to be stunning :-)

Lizy said...

HI,
Your work in progress is coming along great!!!! Your dad is creative!!!!!

Kay said...

Looks like great minds think a like with how creative they can be! Your stitching is coming along nicely.