Friday, December 31, 2010
Also, I have not been good on providing any updates on A to Z Snowmen project. We did have our last class at the beginning of the month but due to the holidays and other issues the project got set aside. Before putting it down I did complete Q.
There have been several postings on many different blogs about the 2011 January Challenge. I did think about it and did put together two stitching bags. One contains 15 new kitted projects and the other contains 15 UFOs that are anywhere from 5% complete up to 85% complete. I know that tomorrow I will pull out a new project and start it since that is suppose to be the tradition. After that I am trying to figure out if I switch between the two bags and see if that will work in helping me to complete more projects for 2011. Someone stated on their blog that they completed 58 projects in 2010. WOW, how is that possible. Looking at what I did for 2010 I look like a beginner. Completing three projects and working on the A to Z quilt sounds awful. So, my goal for 2011 is to hit at least 15 projects as the challenge states. This is a huge step for me and will require resourceful use of my free time in doing this. Free time, well that is the other problem. I think I dream more of stitching than I actually do since during my sleep is about all of the free time I have.
We hope your holiday was wonderful and I will leave you with a picture of two doggies that Santa spoiled this year. They had so much fun on Christmas Eve that they fell asleep under the tree even though gifts were still being exchanged and Christmas music was filling the air.
Happy New Year and I am very excited to see what new designs and projects come our way in 2011.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
A couple of weekends ago I did set aside a fun weekend just devoted to cross stitch. I pulled out Christmas Eve that I had recently gotten the material and threads for from Shepherd Bush. They had a picture on their blog of a conversion of the material and threads that I just loved. I am almost done with it and hope to finish it up on "BLACK FRIDAY" evening. I figured this would be a good treat for relaxing after a busy Thanksgiving week. Here is what I have done so far.
I wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving. May your travels and time together be a safe and happy time.
Monday, October 11, 2010
The frame is silver but has a few color tones in it that helps to pickup all of the each of the lovely snowmen. I put little black buttons on each of the snowmen which really makes their outfits pop. Not sure which one is my favorite but I have to say that the Captain has really grabbed my attention.
I did have some success on my Redwork project. Here is J, N, and an update on C that was missing a candy cane.Tonight I started working my Halloween decorations. I have only gotten a few items up but I wanted to share them with you. Again, these are very dark but I have to admit it looks great in the family room.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Prior to the retreat on Thursday we made our way into Ogden and stopped at the studio of Jill Rensel. This is were I dropped off my picture of the "Skeleton Crew" for framing. Jill had one on display that she just framed and it was amazing. As soon as I get the picture of my friend's camera I will post it on this blog. I cannot wait for mine to come back. I did see other projects framed and I have to admit that I have more to get done and take back for framing in 2012.
Here are the pictures of the projects.
This first one is the class project from Shepherd's Bush. I just love this one.The second class of the retreat was a project bag to stitch from R&R Reproduction. This is my friend Ellen holding it up and also very excited to stitch hers. Too bad you cannot see her smiling face.
I know if you search around many a few other blogs you will find some really great pictures of the other projects from the retreat. So much to do and so little time to fit it all in
We had a wonderful trip and got to see some really spectacular sites. We spent an afternoon on Antelope Island and got these great shots of bison and antelopes.
Well, letter J is calling my name and this is a really good night to sit and stitch.
Monday, September 20, 2010
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I found my Prairie Schooler project "Christmas Eve" that I had on my WIP listing. So, here is my next UFO to complete. I figured it was better to get a Christmas picture done at this time since it will probably take me into November to finish this. Yes, that is right, why? I have the Redwork A - Z Snowman project to complete also and it is going to get my full attention this weekend. I hope to get letters I and J done this weekend and give you a progress update on Monday. So, hold me to it. Your comments and support will help me reach this. So leave me a COMMENT.... I know you are reading my blog since I can see the number increasing on visitors....
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Now, I really need to head back to my redwork project and pull out other projects that are in progress.
Come back tomorrow for the picture of the finished project.
Goodnight to you all and happy stitching......
Monday, September 6, 2010
I need get a couple of new patterns this last week and until I decided which will be the next project I will keep it a secret for now.
More work is also needed on the redwork project. Not much to really capture yet but as soon as the Skeleton Crew is done I really have to get some serious stitching done on it. The teacher mentioned at the last class that we should be getting ready to finish up and start working on putting it together into a holiday quilt. I am not a quilter but really looking forward to getting this one done with their help.
Well, time to call it a night. Hope your weekend was as enjoyable in stitching as mine.
Monday, August 30, 2010
As for my redwork project. Well, can I say that I am not the only student that is behind. I'm not. I promise.... I do have a couple other letters done except for one silly stitch that I cannot seem to get a handle on yet. Or at least good enough to post. That is the fly stitch. I need to practice this one since all the blocks are sewn together and then the seam is covered up with the fly stitch. As soon as the Skeleton Crew is done my attention is to finish this project in time with the class.
Well, I have been a bad blogger but I have a good excuse. I have been busy spending lots of family time with my family. We have done many cookouts, movies, and lots of other fun things this summer. Now that fall is setting in and everyone has gone home it will be back to serious tasks of stitching tons.
This one is a quick post. Time to run and have dinner. After dinner it will be stitching time. Enjoy....
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Hope your weekend was good. I had a major tragedy this weekend. I thought I would start my spring cleaning and put my comforter into the washing machine and dryer to freshen it up. Well, the first step went okay but the second step was not as successful. Since it was taking a long time to dry I kept pulling it out and turning it around in the dryer trying to get it dry. Well, after several attempts it was dry. Well, not good. Found out that I dried it a bit too much and dryer was hotter than it needed to be. Have you ever smelled scorched material. Yep, got a couple of spots that got it. It was time for a new bedset but I know this will not be an easy task to find a replacement. Starting looking online last night and nothing knocked my socks off. Shopping here I come. UGH!!!!!
Friday, March 12, 2010
The other day I had to make a trip out to my LNS to see what they brought back from Nashville Market. All I can say is I wish I could live 200 years to be able to stitch up all of the neat designs. It was hard to make a selection. Course, I had to pick up a Shepherd's Bush kit called "Lucky". I did spend some time last weekend stitching this up and have just a few items left to complete it and hopefully I can also finish it myself. Maybe this weekend along with my redwork.
Looks like I am having a bit of camera issues so I need to see what setting is off as to why I cannot get a good focus on the projects. I think it is mostly due to my ever increasing fat fingers.
I am looking for help on my blog. Does anyone know how to load in pictures to the spot where you want to place them? Every time I down load pictures I have to drag and drop them into my text. Tonight's try was not easy and there has to be a better way.
Well, time to get my redwork going before I fall asleep. Have a great weekend and thanks for coming back to see if I would ever get my blog going for 2010.