Sunday, April 25, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
So, Friday night I went with my bff to a gathering offered by a kind of LNS (about 1.5 hours from my house)...they open the classroom area, those in attendance bring a dish to pass (om gosh- the food!!) and stitch. I haven't laughed that hard in awhile, boy did that feel great! I'm not sure they will allow Mary and I back (at the same time) and when I go next time, I have a picture I have to show those ladies as I described a brides maid dress I wore when much thinner, but still as busty - and it was strapless...another story -and not why I started this story...so back to the reason - I enhanced my stash just a bit. I picked up the linen I wanted for the "Margaret Harris" from BBD Honeysuckle Manor and can't wait to start it but I need to make some progress on another or two before I stitch on that. The lime green linen is for the cupcake fob from Amy Bruecken Designs (who has a new website, by the way - check it out) http://www.amybrueckendesigns.com/ and I also picked up Bent Creek's Snowman Photo Booth and it is adorable...the third pic down on the strip is going to be done twice - once in this pattern and then for an ornament...love it! The snowman is being goofy and has carrots like horns...I will do a close up of it later.
And the flowery item in the back - the bag they came in, gonna use it for wrapping paper....
Did some stitching last night. Worked on The Red Flower Sampler shown earlier this month. Couldn't get good enough light to snap a good pic...will update soon. Have to pull fibers for my new fob - that should be a quick stitch and then I have to finish-finish it so I can send a pic to my friend Amy (no I haven't done any finish-finishing yet, Amy, but I will). I have a basket full of finished pieces just waiting to be finish-finished into a pillow, framed, etc. I wish I was better at doing that and I know practice will help that but I'd rather put needle and thread to fabric than sewing machine to fabric - unless constructing a quilt. Need some serious bonding time with the sewing machine with quilts too...so many projects, so little time. I guess my title fits here too - some things seem like yesterday that I started some projects and then when I'm done with it, seems like so long ago.
Thanks for reading and commenting - I am getting used to posting and don't struggle with photos as much. I am really enjoying reading the blogs listed on my page...and many others - I am still listing blogs I am following!
Stitch lots!! Sherry
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Found these beautiful plants in my garden...I love rediscovering the things coming up again....my bleeding heart makes me remember my Dad - one of his favorite...I don't know what those purple things are, but they photographed nice!
Then started Jimgle all the Way by Amy Bruecken Designs last night. Wanted something that was quick, easy and not too complex. Plus I really, really wanted to start something...
These are two finishes I've had...one is from 2004 but just finished the framing. It was a preface piece to a Bent Creek sampler I have not worked on for a couple years...gotta pull that one out too. And the other, it will be an ornament when it grows up. It's called "Snowflake Mitten" by Stone and Thread. Cute and quick!!
I love the detail in this frame - my mom is an artist and it's one I bought through her. I think it will look great on the wall!
Well, that's about all the news I have and pics I have to post now. Sorry for the spacing problems - been fighting with it for over an hour now and I want to stitch....so it goes as is. Have a good week everyone and thanks for your comments, your encouragement and reading my posts!
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Tomorrow is church, early and then brunch. Doing egg hunt at my mom's later afternoon...then back to work Monday. Not much on the stitching front this week. I hope to get some done next week. Tried to make it to my studio and didn't get in there except to put more on the cutting table.
Am going to do some blog reading tonight and then maybe a little stash enhancement online now that I have famliarized myself with this laptop (got a great deal on a used laptop). So cool I can do computer stuff while with the family in the family room and on lunch hour, etc.
Happy Spring All!!