Saturday, May 12, 2018

Been Busy

I've been busy stitching. I have two more of the LHN Farmhouse Christmas completed. I'm hoping to have them all caught up before number 5 comes out. I started using Vonna's method of doing smaller pieces tacked to stretcher bars. It seems to be working out pretty well.


Number 2 Horsin' Around

Number 3 Grandpa's Pick-up

I also have a new big start. I started Chatelaine's A-Mazing Lavender Garden Caleidoscope. I've already put in little and big Jessica stitches. There is also a lot of bling in this. The middle is worked in almost nothing but metallics. I'm stitching it on 28 ct. Lavender Mist from Fiberlicious. It looks more blue in the picture than it is in real life.


That's all I have for now.

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

A Couple of Finishes

I finally finished Part 1 of LHN's Farmhouse Christmas "Little Red Barn". It is stitched on 40 ct. Newcastle linen Light Mocha. I used all the called for CC except the Bamboo. I used the DMC B5200 for the white instead. I didn't like how the Bamboo looked on the Light Mocha.


I've started the second one. It's what I call my travel piece. It travels to work with me where I stitch on it during lunch time and it travels to my LNS where I stitch on it at Stitch Night.

This next one is a semi-finish. It is a baby birth sampler and I can't finish it completely until after the baby's born so I can put all the pertinent info in. It is Moira Blackburn's Tree of Life. I converted it to silks and stitched it on 40 ct. Vintage Porcelain by Lakeside Linens. You can't tell in the picture but the linen has a slightly pink tinge to it. Which is good as my friend knows she is having a girl.


I love how vibrant the silks look.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Royal Games I

Finished this last night. I would have had it done earlier except I was dog sitting for my sister and did not take this to her house. No, I am not doing Royal Games II next. I plan on finishing a baby sampler I'm doing next. Then I want to start a Chatelaine that I have kitted up. Anyhow, here is the picture of RG I


Thank you everyone for the comments about my Woodlawn win.

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Sunday, March 4, 2018

Woodlawn Plantation Needlework Show


This is the 55th year of the Woodlawn Plantation Needlework Show in Virginia. People send stitching in from all over the country to this show. I’ve entered pieces over the years and have never received so much as an Honorable Mention. My friends convinced me to put The Astronomer by Myles Pinkney in this year. My husband and I went to today and to my shock there is a blue sticker on my card. That means I won a first place blue ribbon. Wow! I’ll get the actual ribbon when I pick up the piece after the show is over. I am beside myself with joy. I guess I have to start on another HAED now so I can get another blue ribbon at the 65th year show. Yes, it may me that long time finish another one.




Friday, February 16, 2018

A Finish & a Little More Stitching

I have my first finish of the year. This is Natale in Slitta by Cuore e Batticuore. I'm thinking of making it into a pillow. Please excuse the wrinkles as I haven't pressed it yet.


It is stitched using the called for DMC threads except the gold. I substituted 3829 because the 3828 did not show up on my fabric which is 36 ct. Lakeside Meadow Rue.

After we lost Gray I needed a distraction so I started something new. Nothing like a new start to take your mind off things. I already had this one kitted up and waiting. I am now half way through Royal Games I from Mirabilia. I finished the Queen of Hearts except the beading tonight.


Isn't she lovely? I was hoping to have this completed by the end of March but I'm going to be busy dog sitting my sister's dog and visiting her in rehab. She has to have a knee replacement. I may not be able to stitch on this but I have a baby sampler to work on as my travel project so I will be stitching.

Thank you to everyone who commented about Gray. I appreciate your kind thoughts.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Gray

We lost our beautiful boy Gray today. His kidneys pretty much shut down. Gray was born in the crawlspace under our house almost 18 years ago. We had captured all his siblings and even his mother and taken them to the shelter, but he was the last one. My husband would sit on the porch and tempt him with tuna. One day he just walked in through the front door and never left. As he was feral it took many years before he would even let us pick him up. We still had two females at the time and they used to beat the crap out of him when they felt like it. Eventually he was the last cat standing. He turned into a real love bug once he was the only cat in the house. He loved to be petted and brushed. My husband and Gray had a nightly routine. Gray would came stare at him around 8:30 every night and Sam would go into the bedroom with him and brush him. As the years went by he became more loving and open. The only thing he really hated was going to the vets. Oh my he could scream like you never heard from a cat before. They even said he was infamous. They could tell when he arrived because they could here him all the way in the back. He's in kitty heaven now with his aunts and uncles.  I love you Gray.



Sunday, December 31, 2017

Last Day of 2017

I have finished three big projects this year. HAED's The Astronomer by Myles Pinkney, the Linens and Threads 2017 Mystery, and I just put the finishing touches into Mirabilia's The Raven Queen. Tomorrow I will start figuring out what I want to start for 2018. I know of at least one HAED, a Chatelaine, and a few Mira's I want to start. Now onto the picture show.




HAPPY NEW YEAR!