Sunday, October 28, 2007

prize in the mail

Yesterday, I recieved a beautiful surprise in the mail in the mail from Mare. She sent me an ornament that she stitched and made for me. It is just beautiful! Today was spent grading papers, reading and some stitching. I worked more on my model. I am enjoying stitching it but I am at that point in the design where I can taste finishing it and I want it to be finished. I guess every stitching has that point in a project. I won't get to stitch much tomorrow because it is parent teacher conferences Monday and Tuesday nights. Which means I have to work until 7:00 pm each night....

Stitching progress:

stitches left to stitch: 574,044

percentage complete: 15.8%

Not a lot of percentage complete...maybe after my model I can do lots more!!!!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

small update

Very busy girl last night. I cut up 12 6x6 pieces of evenweave to dye, then basted them so they won't ravel. Afer that I I worked on my model. I am over the 1/2 way mark!!!! This is so excited. Got a big day planned ......taking my tree to the Busy Needle, then stopping by Hobby lobby to pick up some fall decorations. After that, I am going to work in my dungeon....gotta dye those dye cuts...then finally Iam going to stitch!!
Stitching update:
575, 444 stitches left
15.6% finished for all projects

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Prizes in the mail

I got 2 wonderful surpises in the mail. First, I got my small finish exchange from Debra. She sent me a coaster of a black cat with a christmas tree. Then, my friend Kim sent me a small finish exchange of a snowman with painted snowflakes!!!! I just loved it!!!!

I hate to say this...but I don't think I have much projress to report on my no updates on stitching progress or percentage.

Sunday, October 21, 2007

X's and Oh's ornament finish

I finished my X's and OH's ornament today. I decided since it was breast cancer awareness month I would make a breast cancer tree using the ribbons as ornaments.

Mom and I went to the craft fair today. It was interesting. I didn't purchase anything at this one, just didn't see anything that says ME ME!! Take me home.

I did accomplish something else today. A friend wanted me to dye some fabric the color of DMC 524...took a couple of tries but I did it!!!! I am so proud of this!!!

Off to work on my model.

Stitching Update:578,331 left to stitch

Percentage complete: 15.2%

Sunday, October 14, 2007

HAED update

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 has been a long day.
Stitches left -579,911
percentage complete - 14.9%
15 projects in my rotation

Monday, October 8, 2007

Tiger Update

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

Exciting Day!!!!

I had a fabulous day yesterday! I would have posted last night but I was way too tired. Yesterday, I attended a class given by Mary from Ozark Samplers. It was a fun fiber class. We had the option of stitching pilgrims or Indians. We stitched on 10 count fabric using different threads. I did find out that I do not like VINTAGE old threads. I used them but they kept breaking. I chose to stitch the Indians which aren't out yet. I do have the pilgrims but they will be stitched later. I also will be stitching the Indians over 1 once Mary gets them ready. I asked and she said that they will not be released to the public. They maybe a chart just for my LNS - "The Busy Needle". She also told me I could show off the other model I stitched for her at the beginning of the year. That is the Welcome piece at the top. It has stained glass effect which I had to learn to do. You take 1 color thread , matched w/ 1 white thread and start stitching away. It will give you look like stained glass.

I also carved pumpkins last night with my niece and nephew. We had fun doing that. Mine looks really strange. I will take a picture of it later.

I also worked on Dog Bone Wisdom this week. It is looking so much better. I am making progress on all my pieces. I hope to finish several by Christmas.

Stitches left to stitch: 574,816

percentage complete: 14.5%

Unfortuantely this is about to change since I have just agreed to stitch 2 models plus my new Pilgrim and Indian projects!!! OH my a stitcher always has something on their to do list.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Inspirations Page 1

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.

I found out today that X's and Oh's Cross Stitch designer Jo is hosting a wonderful contest:

The best part about this contest is that it is for my LNS Diabetes Tree. I hope all you stitcher enter.

Stitches left to stitch: 580,166
percentage complete: 13.7%

Tuesday, October 2, 2007


I started my Inspiration piece last night. I have about half of the first page finished and I just wanted to show off my work. I think it is going to look fabulous with the fabric I chose.

I am also showing off my two SFE (Small finish exchange) pieces that I stitched for Kim and Debra. Debra's theme was fourth of July and Kim was quaker. So Debra recieved stitched towel with a flag symbol. I found the pattern in an old stitching magazine. For Kim I stitched a Debbie Draper design and I finished it by gluing it to a small box that I painted green. I added some ribbon and wooden buttons to finish it off.

Tomorrow I am giving my first test so it is a time to see how good of a job I did teaching this first unit. I am off to work on EEyore and to watch General Hospital.
Stitches left to stitch: 581,366
percent complete: 13.5%

Monday, October 1, 2007

Eeyore Update

Just wanted to show off my EEyore. and of course Jag had to get right in the middle of things. So I included him too. I have been working on him for sometime. I don't think I will have him finished in time though. My friend's due date is Nov 7. As you can see, I still have a lot to stitch on him. I also decided not to start any new projects until I have the ones in my rotation cut in half. I have 13 projects going so I need to finish at least 7 projects before I start a new one. Considering that most pieces are BAP's it is going to be a while before I start something new!!
I started my Inspiration piece tonight. It is looking good. I only worked on it for a couple hours. I was watching a movie I had saved on my DVR from Lifetime. I was watching girl positive. It is an excellent movie about HIV. It shows how one person can infect numerous people at a high school.
I am off to bed now...very tired. Last night, Tusk decided to bark all night and keep us awake.
Stitches: 89,714 stitched out of 672,380
Percentage: 13.3%