August 31, 2009

Sleepy Hollow Weekend Stitching

It was a busy weekend but I did get some stitching done on Sleepy Hollow. I am going to try to get the center piece finished this week. Here is where I am at by the end of the weekend.

August 30, 2009

While I don't usually do personal stuff

except stitching here I have to show you our latest family addition. She is from the Catsnap Cat Rescue group...She is only 4 months old and her primary person is our teenage boy :). (our teenage girl got her cat in March). Her name is Calypso (Callie for short, he named her). She is a tortoiseshell kitten... So here she is..

August 26, 2009

Icabod is here

I finished Icabod Crane on the Sleepy Hollow piece. It is starting to take form now. I have now started the scary tree on the other side of the horseman. This really is kinda a fun piece to stitch and the Legend of Sleepy Hollow was always one of my favorite stories. (not to mention Johnny Depp looked fantastic as Icabod, LOL)

August 24, 2009

Some Weekend Stitching

I have narrowed myself down to two main pieces I will be focusing on. Not that I won't stitch other things as I go along, but these will be my primary.

First I worked on my QS Dark Cherry all of last week. I know it doesn't look like much accomplished but I did get some done.
I also picked up Sleepy Hollow that I started last year. I got the headless horseman done and started on Icabod and his horse. I hope to at least get this center piece done before Halloween. This is a triple piece by Cross-Eyed Cricket. You can see it here. I will continue working on this one through the week, then probably go back to Dark Cherry on the weekend.. The fabric is opalescent Enchanted Fabrics Hocus Pocus.

Everyone have a Stitchy Week!

August 19, 2009

So much stitching to do and So Little Time

I did get a little bit more done on my HAED, not a lot but a little. I get to do part of her face very soon, that will make it seem like I am progressing :)..
And I got this beautiful ornament from Sharon in the ASOE Exchange. It is so summery and cute, I love it. Thanks Sharon.

August 17, 2009

Weekend Stitching

Well I did get some done, not as much as I would like, but some.

I finished up Vicki's Birthday Present on time. Happy Birthday Vicki! It is LHN Roses on Impie, Hattie and Bea rose pocket. (and the pink trim is not that pink, more of a mauve)
and got some HAED Stitching worked on too. This is where I am with Dark Cherry. Since I had to start her over again I am much happier with over 2 stitching on 40ct than I was with over one on 28. I know she won't be quite as defined but my stitching is much neater and much easier for me.

August 14, 2009

Stitching and Ornaments

I received a wonderful ornament from Jill for the All Season Ornament Exchange. This one was stitchers choice and she sent me some wonderful blackbirds (my favorite).
I finished the stitched part of Vicki's present now all I need to do is add it to the pretty rose pocket it goes on :).. Please excuse the pins was just testing it out, LOL.


August 13, 2009

Well it is that time again

to look at where I am so late in the year. I do this every year and this year has been a messy one. So I have not been able to stitch as much as I like and I have some pieces I really want to finish. So I have pared down my currently working on list to the following: HAED QS Dark Cherry, Mirabilia the Kiss, HAED Sisters (which my sister Vicki and I are working on together), and Sleepy Hollow. I definitely want to get Dark Cherry done by the end of the year, but I figure I need to put 2 weeks worth of time into her each month, so we shall see.

I figure I will do small projects as I go in between. I need to do an ornament for ASOE and at the Needle Nook we are doing charity bookmarks, so I will be doing that too :).

So no pictures today, but hopefully tomorrow I can show you the birthday present or at least the stitched part, I am working on for Vicki :)>.


August 10, 2009

Weekend stitching

This weekend I didn't get as much as I wanted done but.
I did finish an ornament for the All Season Ornament exchange Stitchers Choice exchange. I made this freebie into an ornie for my partner. she said that she liked sheep, and with help from a friend I found this freebie. It is a little different shape for an ornie, but I wanted to do something different.
Then I started Velcome Garden from Down Sunshine Lane on some very pretty opalescent Evergreen lugana from Enchanted Fabrics.

Well, Everyone have a good week!

August 3, 2009

Stitching and Stash Diving

Good Morning. It was a fairly productive weekend. I finished an ornament for an exchange, working on Vicki's birthday present and found a fun project that had been lost away. I also working on my ABC Lizzie Kate piece.

The down side: I figured out that I was using too small a piece of fabric for Vicki's present now have to start all over again (Ugh)..

This is the little more I added to the Lizzie Kate ABC Lessons
This is a sampler I did in 1988. It was when DMC was pushing their new variegated fibers. I don't even remember where the design came from, I wasn't keeping track. I do know it was kind of a pain to stitch because you had to separate the floss from light to medium and then medium to dark to get the effect needed for the design :).. Now I need to reframe it.
And finally here is the ornament I made this weekend. It is from Milady's Needle Quaker Christmas smalls. I put the name of the recipient on the back.. Wish I took better photos. Well that is all for today. Have a great week everyone!