Thursday, August 21, 2008

Unfortunately, believe me it was an accident because I know the lady tooooooo well to think otherwise, my framer ruined my acorn piece for my clock. Now I need to re-stitch it. It was at least quick and easy though, also a lot of fun. It just takes time away from a LOT of other things I want to stitch, lOL

One more recent finish. I haven't really decided for definite what I will do with it though. I may make it in to a pillow, it is quite large.

A few more.

I am sooooooo far behind on posting here. Here are a few things that I have finished lately though.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Here is one of the things I started this week. Acutally I started it a couple of nights ago. All I lack is the year and the word Noel at the center bottom. It has been a fun quick stitch.

I am finally getting around to posting again. Here are 3 things that I have finished since my last post. I plan to put the acorn sampler in a clock.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

I am a little slow getting something posted. There has just been a lot going on at work and other things also.

Here is JWS/AS 1809 almost completed, just have some more flower tops to finish in this picture. I finished this on Saturday, June 21st and I will try to get around to posting a completed picture later this week.

I then started box cover of My Precious Treasures by Blue Ribbon Designs. I will try to post a WIP for it later this week.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Back to working on my sampler

Here is what I have gotten done as of last night. I am almost finished with the over 1 writing, just 4 more words to go and then I will be ready to start the border, HOORAY !!
I have been so busy that I haven't had a chance to post in quite a while. I went with a cousin to Mississippi to do genealogy research and attend a family reunion. Our dad's were brothers. We were gone for 4 days and needless to say I didn't get any stitching done.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Here is what I just started. It's JWS/AS 1809 Reproduction Sampler from the Scarlet Letter. Susan, my stitching friend and co-worker, gave me the kit for Christmas and I have really anxious to get started on it. I just had other projects I wanted to finish first, like Dutch Beauty. I haven't done that much but I am really enjoying it.

Here is all I have done on Ocean Treasures since the last post. I worked on finishing the French freebie and then moved Ocean Treasures to my carry around.

Finally finished the French Freebie.

Friday, May 9, 2008

It has been a longgggggg week, but it's almost quitting time on Friday. Here is a couple of projects I have worked on this week. First is an on-going freebie projects. I ended up having to take out about half what I had put in Wednesday night on that green border at the bottom. Off one stitch, arggggggg.

I started the Ocean Treasure (mermaid) last weekend and have worked on it periodically this week. Previously I had the freebie in my carry around bag but I'm hoping to finish it this weekend and move the mermaid to my bag so that I can start on a Scarlet Letter sampler that Susan (my stitching friend at work) gave me for Christmas. She bought me the complete kit with the silk floss and it will be gorgeous.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Oops, wrong picture. Here is minute spot.

Oh, and I finished Minute Spot by Drawn Thread last Sunday, just before I started the needlekeep kit. Here is the final picture.

Here is the French Freebie, although the picture seems kind of dark. For some reason I have been very successful in getting a picture of the true colors of this.

I finished the needlekeep kit last night, except for putting it together of course, LOL I decided to work on a French Freebie that I had already been carrying around and stitching on when not at home rather than start the next project.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Oops, sorry it's so tiny. If you click on my pictures you can see a bigger view though.

Here is what I started this past Sunday, April 27. I have finished the back which isn't shown in the picture, but plan to start the butterfly tonight.

Here is what my daughter, Liz, stitched. She had her DH pay for the mat she chose and her daddy and I paid for the framing for her birthday. I think it turned out GREAT, she did a wonderful job.

I finished Minute Spot but unfortunately it's still not big enough for the clock that I received at the retreat. I will just have it framed and find something else for the clock.

I will post a picture as soon as I get a good one. I took a couple but they are all to blurry.

I started Spring Needlekeep Kit by La-D-Da on Sunday afternoon. I will also post pictures of that soon.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Here is a closer picture of Minute Spot. The fabric is called Chime by Picture This Plus and the floss is NPI.

Now on to some other projects. I started this one last night. I had gotten a clock like that at the retreat, but now I am thinking that even though the one I got is from Old Colonial also the opening is going to be to big so I might just have to do something else for that clock. This project has a lot of specialty stitches, some of which I haven't done but I am already enjoying it.

FINALLY finished Dutch Beauty. I started this on Dec. 2, 2007 finished on April 22, 2008 and I have done a few others during this time but it still seemed to take a long time to me. It was a HUGE piece. I enjoyed stitching it but I am more than ready to move on to some other projects, I have sooooo many I want to do.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Here is a group picture, although not a real good one because when I scanned it some of the color is off, I think because of the shiny finish on the original picture. This is one they gave us at the retreat.

The lady out front is because she didn't want to stop stitching long enough to get in the picture with the group so Holly, the organizer of the retreat, just grapped her chair and dragged her over there. LOL
Just got back last Sunday from a retreat in Branson, MO sponsored by Cecelia's Sampler. We had a great time and plan to go back to the one in November. It was the best retreat I have ever been to and OMG at the wonderful things and projects they gave us.

Finally almost finished with Dutch Beauty. I lack just a little in the lower right corner and finishing the border. I will be so glad to have it finished so that I can go on to other projects.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

It's finally time. I am headed to Branson, Missouri along with 6 other women tomorrow for the retreat put on by Cecelia's Sampler. I have never been to one of their's. I know we are going to have a great time. 3 nights and 4 days, I am EXCITED.

We will have to deal with storms since we are driving up there but it will still be worth it.

This is Sarah, my youngest daughter, and her fiancee, Lance, at a recent military ball that was held in Feb. 2008. He isn't short, she is just tall. He is 6 foot. LOL

Monday, March 31, 2008

Here is some finishes that I picked up on Saturday. Ann Grimshaw, The Multiplication Table by Carriage House and a freebie that I found. I did the Peace to all who enter for Liz, my oldest daughter, she had a perfect place to hang it.

I didn't think to mention that Ashley is 6, she will be 7 on July 10. My grandmother started teaching me to do stamped embroidery at that age and I have always remembered that special time with her.

I started teaching my granddaughter, Ashley, to stitch on Friday night. It was kind of late so she didn't get to do much but her mom stitches and she said that Ashley did a little more yesterday. She has been wanting to learn from the time she was big enough to get up in the chair when her mom or I would get up from our stitching.

Friday, March 21, 2008

The picture worked. That is my WIP. It's Dutch Beauty, as of last night, stitched with Vicki Clayton silks, one strand over two. I started it on Dec. 2. It has taken me longer to finish this one I think than any I have ever done. I have done a few small projects while working on this though. LOL

Still working on figuring all this out. I think I finally figured out how to add images to my messages, LOL.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Looks like I at least figured out how to post a link to my pages. Check it out at the bottom of the page. Hooray for me!
Still playing with this, trying to figure it out. I want to set up to some links to my photobucket and webshots so that others can see my work but I'm not really sure when I will figure that out, LOL.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Oops, apparently I haven't figured out how to post a picture yet. Well, maybe later or tomorrow.
This is what I am working on now although I do need to take an updated picture. I started Dutch Beauty on Dec. 2 but it sure seems to be going slow.
I have just set up this blog and don't have a clue what I am doing. Hopefully before long I can figure all this out and start posting more including pictures. LOL