Monday, December 31, 2007
I had a very good stitching year. I need to go count how many finishes I had this year...maybe I will do that tomorrow. Plus I just finished page 6 of my Tiger...only 10 more pages to go!!!! Picture on the Right!!
For 2008, I have set the following stitching goals:
I want to finish: Eye of Tiger, Cherokee Child, Augusta 13th hole, Inspirations. Plus I would like to stitch at least 12 of my disney ornamnets and finish my 2006 Kats by Kelly that was started in a Round Robin in one of my groups. I hope to stitch other small projects as the year goes on too. Maybe I will finish one of my 10 UFOS!! My percentages is for the Huge projects not the smaller ones...since those are so quick to do...I really don't put those on my list.
Stitches left to stitch: 205, 386
Percentage complete: 18.9%
Friday, December 28, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Here it is!! Patty did a wonderful job on the design. It represents the state of Arkansas wonderfully!!! Here we go:
Fabric: 18 count Red Aida using White thread or 18 count White aida using Red Thread
Arkansas colors are red and white.
Embellishments: 4 Crystals placed in each corner. The state Gem of Arkansas is Diamonds so this is represented by the crystals.
1 Arkansas Razorback charm to be placed somewhere near the stitchers name.
Once you pay your deposit and Debra lets me know....I will send you 4 crystals and a razorback head for you to stitch up your nametag!!!
Today I finished my friends christmas present. She asked me to make her a wedding sampler. We looked and looked at samplers and she couldn't find one that she just "loved" until we looked at the Dear Diary Series from LHN. She loved the design of the Lucy Fairchild design. So I made a few changes and this is the final result.
Stitches left to stitch: 222,054
Percentage complete: 30.5%
Monday, December 17, 2007
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Last night I was so tired I went to bed at 9:30....that is way early for me....but it was a good thing. I got up this morning at 5:30 and made artichoke and spinach dip for the christmas party I have to attend tonight. I was gathering my things to make cheese dip when I realized I was out of rotel tomatoes....so I have to stop by walmart to get them. I also wrapped a christmas present. Right now I am waiting on my space heater to heat up my bathroom. It is currently 58 degrees in there and too cold for me. So I get up let the heater warm it up and then get ready for work!!!
stitches left :222,554
percentage complete: 28.8%
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I went to buy a coaster for my coaster exchange I was in earlier this month and couldn't find one. I was so worried because I had to mail it to my friend Viv in the UK....so I emailed her and asked if I could make her something else for the coaster exchange. She was so gracious to let me stitch something else...this is what I made her!!! She was so happy since she was going to have to go get a snowglobe for herself.
What do you think???
Sunday, December 9, 2007
Saturday, we did some Christmas shopping at the outlet malls. I got several great deals. My friend bought me 2 new charts for christmas. I got 2 Dutch Treat Designs ...they are table toppers. ONce is Santa's midnight Ride and the other is Ice and Bo tabletopper (polar bears). They are very cute!!! The fog was so thick that we could have cut it with a knife. You couldn't see 2 feet in front of you...it was terrible. That night we just stayed in and watched Christmas shows and played board games.
We got up Sunday morning with the weather threatening freezing rain so we packed everything up and headed home!!!! That was a trip to remember....I stitched the whole way home and poor Mark had to drive in the rain. It poured the whole way home. We had to make one stop to pick up the boys at the puppy kennel. They were so happy to see us.
When we got home, there was a wonderful package from my SS,...who by the way is Pam k, She sent me:
1. several Christmas freebies
2) dmc floss
3) pluto kit
4) snow white kit
5) foam princess door hanger kit
6) small stitchers kit
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Finally, Mark put the boys outside and the next thing we knew Jag had him in his mouth! He dropped the bird and it looked dead....as I approached it with a towel it flew off and the chase began again!!!!
Jag ran off....caught the bird again! He started running through the house with the bird in his mouth...I finally picked up Jag, who started that cat growling thing, made him drop the bird. The poor thing had to be dead...he just lay there...Mark picked him up in a towel and took him outside. He just lay there...I shook the towel...the bird flew away!!! The dogs and cat were looking and lookkng for him!!! It was just too funny!!!
Now if you look to the right you will see the progress I have made on my Cherokee child. The goal is to have 3 pages stitched by March 1st. I am about 1/2 way through the first page.
Stitches left to stitch:227,308
Percentage complete: 27.3%
projects working on: 5
I got the coolest prize in the mail this weekend!!!! My Stitch it Quick group had a coaster exchange and this is what she sent me:
1) coaster (since this was the exchange) -snowman on lime green fabric...which is very pretty
2)28 count carnation pink fabric
3) Lizzie Kate Boxer - Summer cottage
4) Mill Hill Button Beads - Christmas village
5) Down sunhine lane Gold wreath and hearts
6) Hinzeit -Santa Claus
I LOVED everything!!! I was so shocked when I opened this package.....I was showing Mark and all he just laughed. He doesn't understand us stitching girls!!!! Aren't I a lucky stitcher!!!!
Sunday, December 2, 2007
Tonight, Mom and I went to a Christmas service at my Uncles church. it was very nice..different but nice.We are not used to such rituals in church. I did enjoy it though. Then we went to the old pizza joint we love!!!! It was so good...home of buy 1 get 1 free!! so we bought 2 pizzas...She got one to take home and so did I!! I am so excited...pizza for breakfast.
There really isn't much progress to show on my cherokee child...I only did about 300 stitches...so no picture for that. If you look to the right you can see progress on my Augusat #13!!
percentage complete: 26.9%
Monday, November 26, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
This year I held Thanksgiving at my house like usual. I had about 15 people come and it was so much fun. On Friday, I put up my Disney tree and it looks fabulous!!!! I actually put up all my ornaments that I crossed stitched last year. This next year I plan on stitching the rest of them.
Saturday, I went shopping with mom. I stopped by my LNS and there was a trunk show going on from Follow the Leader. I bought the cutest chart called Be True. It is a patriotic design. Then I came home and decorated the Red/White tree. We plan on getting one more...this year Mark wants a real one....so we will use all the homemade ornaments his mother has made him over the years. I know it is crazy to have 3 trees...but I actually have enough ornaments for 3 trees!!! That is the sad truth.
Tomorrow it is back to the grindstone. I have 3 weeks until Christmas break!!!
Stitches left to stitch: 229,648
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Saturday, November 17, 2007
My new model for Debbie Draper has just been released. The title is Stocking Stuffers. I stitched this in 18 days...it was a rush job because the stitcher who had it previous couldn't finish it due to persoal reasons.
Saturday, November 10, 2007
I got the following items:
Cherokee Child - which I am starting in Dec. for a contest:
Old Bridge to #9 - Augusta Golf Pattern:
Bridge to #9: -Augusta Golf Pattern
Evening Carriage Ride:
Thursday, November 8, 2007
Yes I did...I made a huge stitching decision. I was talking to my friend Kim tonight about my 16 projects I have in my rotation. If I wanted to stitch on each one every month then I would only be stitching on them for 2 days at a time....so I picked 6 projects that I definitely want to stitch and decided to work on them. Once I finish one then I will go get another one to work on. I will have about 10 UFO"s which is shocking...but if I am not happy with what I am working on then why stitch? Stitching is supposed to be fun!!!!
The projects I have chosen are:
Mystic Stitch - Augusta 13
Mystic Stitch - Cherokee Child
X's and Oh's model
Eye of the Tiger
These are the ones I will work on..plus I will add small projects along the way. I am very excited about this!!!! I do have progress to show on Eeyore. I worked on him this week. His future owner was born on Tuesday so I really need to finish him!!! LOL!!! Off to check emails
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Sunday, October 28, 2007
Saturday, October 27, 2007
575, 444 stitches left
15.6% finished for all projects
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Sunday, October 14, 2007
I finally was able to work on my HAED Project. I didn't work long simply because I had a model arrive on Saturday that needs to be finished ASAP! I just laugh...because I have 0.6% complete on it...not even a full percent!!! Talk about funny or depressing whichever one you think.
I also dyed some fabric today....several pieces. I am actually going to try and sell them. Not too high...just some ornament cuts.
I am off to bed...it has been a long day.
Stitches left -579,911
percentage complete - 14.9%
15 projects in my rotation
Monday, October 8, 2007
Yesterday and today I worked on my Eye of the Tiger piece. I finished my 5th page tonight. It is looking fabulous!!! Very life like. If you look closely at the picture you can see Tusk's tail sticking out of it. I had to put it on him while taking my picture.
Not much more to update....
Stitches left to stitch: 572,284
percentage complete: 14.9%
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Yes!!! Page one is finally complete!!! I worked on it this evening and I found a stitching mistake. I had to frog some of the vines but I figured it out and fixed the mistake. Tomorrow I start another project in my rotation. Dog Bone Wisdom. I am almost half way through that one.
Tuesday, October 2, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
This weekend was a busy one. I dug out my Down Main Street to work on it. It has been forever since I stitched on it and the progress I made in 3 days was amazing. If I do say so myself. I love this piece. I can't wait to finish it and hang it in my dining room. I did go over to my friend Jammi's house and painted chairs tonight. I managed to get black paint all over me but that is ok.
I said yesterday that I made myself a spreadsheet telling me the percentage I have on each of my projects. Here is what I have so far:
Number of total stitches: 699,572 - left in 13 projects
Percentage stitched: 12.7%
Not a lot..but I do have several LARGE pieces.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
I spent last week working on my Harvest Sampler piece. I finished the garden scene and that was my goal. Just have the checkerboard to go!!
Today, I spent cleaning my sewing room. I organized my patterns. I even put away all the thread I had bought when Hancocks ran the sale 20 for a $1.00. It took me 3 hours to finally get everything organized. I also kitted up my Inspiration piece that I am starting on the 1st of October with my friend Kim. I am very excited about this!!
Tonight was a Razorback game ....I got there with Mark and realized 5 minutes in the 1st quarter that I didn't want to be there. So I left! I went to Hobby Lobby, then to Barnes and Noble. It was nice evening. I went back and picked him up after the game. I don't know why...but I just wasn't in the mood for a game.
I am off to stitch on my Down Main Street Piece. It is a huge piece that I am very happy to say I think I have almost reached the halfway point.
Friday, September 28, 2007
YEA!!! The model I worked on all summer has now been released so I can show him off!!!
This is Fire Dragon. I stitched him for X's and Oh's cross stitch. I have to say he is beautiful!!!!! I usually don't go for dragons but I LOVED him!! I enjoyed stitching him. He does have full, half and quarter stitches. His coloring is amazing though.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Mark and I got a new laptop this weekend. I am so excited..all it want to do it play on it. I have tons of stitching to do but I just want to surf the net and play!!!!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Here's the funny thing...I was calling it the 9th hole....but my husband and his best friend readily corrected me....it is acutally the 12th hole in Augusta!!!!! I guess you have to be a golfer!!!
I am pretty proud of myself to say the least!!!