Monday, January 25, 2016

Oh Snow!

I'll start with the snow pictures first. Here in Alexandria we got about 2 feet. That wouldn't have been so bad except the damn snowplows! Sunday we shoveled all the way out to the street. The snow was light and fluffy. Then the trucks kept plowing Sunday night and closed up our opening with more snow. Was it still light and fluffy? Heck no! It was solid ice. My husband had to use a pickax to break it up so he could shovel it. Well I say he, but that should be we. I swing a mean pickax.

This was early Saturday around 10:30 am. It's almost 18 inches. It kept snowing another 12 hours after that so we had a lot more than that but the 50 mph winds made too many drifts to get an accurate level after that.

 This is out my kitchen window Sunday morning. Just a little hanging off the roof.

Sam was trying out his new snow blower. It was okay for some areas but most of it was too deep for it and we had to use the old fashioned shovel.

Okay, now onto the stitching. I am still working on HAED's The Astronomer. I just finished page 13. Almost done with the row.

I'm afraid I have to go back to work tomorrow so I won't be getting much stitching done then.

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Monday, January 18, 2016

HAED Challenge

HAED is having six challenges this year. The first one is to stitch 1000 stitches in a diagonal pattern. only have one column left to stitch on page 13 so I jumped over to page 14 to do the challenge.

Here is where I am right now.

It was fun. Trying to match it up to the picture is like looking at a jigsaw puzzle. I don't think I would make it a habit to stitch like this though.

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Saturday, December 19, 2015

Moving On

Finished page 11 of The Astronomer by Myles Pinkney and am now on page 12. I hope to get it done by the end of the year.

Here is where I am overall.

I've really got the HAED mojo going so hopefully I can at least end this row before I change to something else.

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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Well Crap

It's been over a month since I posted! I've been spending a lot of time on Facebook reading the groups I belong to. Yes, they are all stitch related. I have been stitching. I have the HAED bug again and have been working on The Astronomer. I finished page 10. Here is a picture.

I'm already half way through page 11. Lots of confetti stitching. I hope to have it done and maybe page 12 by the end of the year.

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Monday, October 12, 2015

Why Yes

I finished this off this weekend. It's all ready for Halloween. The fabric is a little washed out in the picture, but it is different shades of orange. I bought the cauldron at Michael's. It was on sale for half price so I got it for $2.00.

Lizzie Kate - I Can Drive

Now, back to stitching on Raven Queen.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Quickie

It only took three days to stitch this cute CCN design. It is Fa La La. I needed something small and quick to do after finishing At the Met.

Now, what to work on next?

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Tuesday, September 1, 2015


 I have finished At the Met by Mirabilia. She is stitched on 32 ct. PTP Storm. My DH looked at her and announced that she looks just like Phyrne Fisher from the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries so I am going to call her Phryne.

Her whole sash is edged with beads

The edge of the dress is all beaded

So remember I said in my last post there is a crap load of beads? Just check out the pictures. They do not even show all the beads. So glad to be done with her. 

I was going to start Raven Queen but I think I need a break from the big stuff and need to do a little piece instead.

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