Thursday, November 26, 2009

Just catching up

I know it has been awhile since I have updated here. Lots have been happening here and I just didn't get back here. I have been working on my Christmas ornaments, all 35 of them, and other Christmas gifts. I have stated previously that my DD has been bitten by the cross stitch bug and now we cross stitch together. It is so nice to share the love of my hobby with her. She helped me with some of the ornaments and now she is working on her first bigger more complicated project. It is called Butterflies, a free chart from e-Patterns. This is actually two companion pictures with beautiful and very colorful butterflies on daisies. It is a very ambitious project but she is having fun working on it. I will post some pictures after Thanksgiving.
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving and God Bless!!!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

I have been going through my stitchy stuff and decided it was time to make room for other stitchy stuff so I have decided to do a "give away". These to projects are up for grabs this month. They are completely stitched but not "finished" in any way. Leave me a comment or send me a post if you are interested and I will have Gabbie pick a name on the October 20th. I hope to list at least 2 projects in November and at least 2 in December.
Have fun and good luck.

Friday, October 2, 2009

a "little" news from WI

I thought I would share with you the newest addition to our family. This is Tiger Lily and she is 6 weeks old. She is the sweetest, fiestiest kitten I have ever owned. She is in a household with 3 other cats who are all at least 5 times bigger than she is but 2 of the 3 didn't know what she was at first. They had never seen a kitten before. The first day the bigger cats hissed and spit at her and she hissed and spit right back. It was so cute, she would arch her little back, puff up her tail and hiss right in their faces! Now the bigger ones have accepted her and they all now think she is a toy to play with. She is adjusting to our lives just fine.

And now for the BIG news.......

Here it is!!! Amber's first cross stitch piece. I am so proud of her. She did a great job and even the wording was that hard once she figured out her mistake. She did the "Christmas" and when she did the "2009" she couldn't figure out why the counting wasn't coming out. She did 6 stitches instead of 5. I bet we counted the stitches 10 times before she figured out what she did. Now she is helping me with other ornaments. I will post other pictures as they are finished. We did plan to make this little guy into a door hanger pillow as he is alittle big for our small Christmas tree.

I hope everyone has a great weekend with lots of stitching time. Those that are cold, I send my warmest wishes and to those who are still in the warmth, stay cool.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Amber's progress

I told ILCS last week that my daughter, Amber, has finally been bitten by the cross stitch bug. She says she is now addicted and is very excited about her next project. Here is a picture of her project. She started late Thursday night so she is doing well. She even changed the colors because the penguin was suppose to be even lighter gray than it is. She was visited briefly by some nasty frogs but we managed to chase them away. I am so proud of her.

These are two of my newest ornaments I have been working on. They are very easy and work up in no time. I did 4 in 2 nights. The green and red one was the first and then I made the blue and silver one. I also made a purple and fuchia one along with another green and red one. I am now working on more ornies. I think I have 12 of the 28 I have to do. Kind of a tradition with me.

Happy Stitching to everyone!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

answer to poem

Here are the answers to the poem I sent to the group.
(666) red,
(932) blue,
(310) black,
(776) pink,
(970) orange,
(318) gray,
(740) gold,
(701) green

Hope no one had to cheat and had fun with this little poem.

Happy Stitching to everyone!!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

I finally finished my Ink Circles

Here is the picture of my finished Ink Circles. It was so great to finish this project. I have never done anything this large before. My Snad Castles wasn't even this big. I am so proud of myself and even got it done way before Christmas. I plan to finish this as a wall rug. I will use a heavy muslin for the back and leave a fringe on each end. My niece likes this type of think and I thought it would be great on her wall.

For my birthday back in June by SIL gave me an awesome book full of Celtic needlework patterns. This was part of one of those. My SIL made sure I knew that she liked this cat head and kind of hinted that she would like it. So, her wish will be answered when she opens it for Christmas. I will be making it into a pillow with beaded fringe. The picture doesn't do the colors justice. It really is a beautiful piece.

So now I can go back and finish the baby announcement for a friend. Kylie Deeann was born on July 16, 2009 and I now know what info to put on the piece. The name will go above the large moon with the date under the large moon. I am putting the height on the first star next to the large moon and the pounds and ounces on the other two stars. I do have to frog the little bears hat as I thought I would give this before the baby was born that I did the hat in aqua but now I know I can make it pink. This one will be a quick finish as I really only have a few things to finish.

And this is my day time project as this is going to be a bookmark for my daughter. One of two for her actually, and there are at least two more for me to get done by Christmas. I thought they would make great stocking stuffers for the readers in my family. As soon as I get all these small projects done I can work on the several dozen ornaments I need to make for the family and friends. I have 5 Baby's First Christmas ornaments to make this year. My needles will be smoking for awhile. But I love it and the ornaments become heirlooms.
I am sorry this has been so long but I have gone too long without posting some pictures. I hope everyone has a great weekend and Mother Nature is cooperative for all your weekend activities.
Happy Stitching!!!!!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Another Big Finish

I can't believe that I have another big finish. I finished my Ink Circles. I don't have pictures yet but will take some this weekend. I am so happy to get that one done. Now I am working on all the Christmas ornaments I have to make. This year I have 5 Baby's 1st Christmas ornaments to make. Then I have about 20 other ornaments I have to make for family, friends and neighbors. I will also be making a few more Christmas gifts that I have started on. The gifts are not large but they are going to be awesome. I will try to post pictures as they are finished. So now I am off to get all the ornaments threads together. Have a great weekend!!