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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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
I have been stitching for over 45 years and it is a great passion of mine. I have been married for almost 39 years to John. I have 2 wonderful daughters, Liz and Sarah. Liz is the mother of my only 2 grandchildren, Brian (almost 14) and Ashley (8)