Monday, February 25, 2013

February WIPocalypse

Here are my offerings for February. It being a short month, I don't feel like a got a lot done.

Hardanger - After

Hardanger - Before

Sorry the pictures aren't better for the hardanger, but cream on cream is hard to photograph.

Peacock Tapestry - Before
Peacock Tapestry - After

I also started and finished a little something this month. I desperately needed to stitch something small and fast. So I printed out one of the Pears from Samplers & Santas which can be found here. I think I'm going to stitch one of these every once in a while when I need to do something small. That's the problem with doing so many BAPS.
I used Victorian Motto for the gold and green and Crescent Colors for the blue. I have been wanting to try the VM floss and I was very happy with them.

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Monday, February 18, 2013

Sitching this weekend

Well, between chores and errands, I did get some stitching done. On Saturday I worked on PT. I got  the branches and leaves on the right hand side of the peacock.
 Then on Sunday I started Sampler Pear III freebie from Samplers-and-Santas. I have this piece of 32 ct. belfast linen that measures 9x56 so I figure I can stitch most of the pears on it. I'll have to peruse the fabric store and see if I can find some backing material for them. If you have never seen these go here. They are quite brilliant.
The DH and I just came back from hiking/birding Huntley Meadows. Saw some great birds - a Red-shouldered Hawk, Great Blue Heron, Pintail Ducks, Green-wing Teals, and Red-bellied Woodpeckers. Cold but a good day.

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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentines Day

Well, I have had a very busy and fantastic Valentines Day. They finally let me move back into my office after the renovation. I still have some fine tuning to do, but I'm happy with my new furniture and the paint choices they made. Here's a couple pictures.

You'll notice a vase of beautiful roses in the pictures. My DH had them sent to me today. Here's a nice close up.
Lastly, he surprised me with a Pandora starter bracelet. He picked the ladybug bead for me. I love it and I've already made a wish list of beads he can get me for other occasions. It will really make it easy for him. Anniversary? Pick a bead on the list. Christmas? Pick a bead on the list. Birthday? Pick a bead on the list. You get the idea.
He did real good!

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

TUSAL for February

It's that time again. You will see mostly perle cotton for the hardanger I'm doing. There are a few threads threads the Peacock in there too.

The hardanger piece is coming along quite nicely. I am almost done with the kloster blocks and then on to the satin stitches.

Yesterday a couple of the ladies who go to stitch night, Helen and Connie, came over and we stitched the day away. I worked on PT. I don't know how much longer I can work on it before I have to go to something else. The combination of blended threads and quarter stitches are going to drive me up the wall pretty soon.
I'm trying to do some of the back stitching as I go along. There is a boatload of back stitching. Oh well it's not like I don't have anything else to work on. LOL!

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Monday, February 4, 2013

SuperBowl Stash

Our local LNS had a sale yesterday and of course I had to go see what I could get. They were holding a pattern for me so what better time to get it. Here is what I got.
I got the new Cross-stitch and Needlework magazine, Letters for Santa by Country Stitches, Better Not Pout by Widgets & Wool Primitives, and LHN's Hope (this is the one I had on hold) plus a hank of 35 ct. WDW Havana.

I stitched on PT a little bit. I did some of the back stitching so I wouldn't have as much to do later.
I also stitched on the hardanger a lot, but the lighting is so bad right now it is not photographing very well. I'll have to take a picture on a sunny day.

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