Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Last post of 2008

I can't believe this is my last post for the year 2008! I do have sad news to report. I did not reach my goal and finish my tiger. As you can see I lack one little section which is about 3,000 stitches left. However, I will start 2009 off with a bang because I will have a HUGE finish right at the beginning.

I have been getting my new projects ready for the new year. It is looking like I will have about 20 or so projects going at one time. How I will ever get them stitched I do not know. This does not include my monthly class at my LNS or my ornaments that I am doing this year. I am looking forward to starting my neighborhood RR and my new HAED.

I will doing the Ozark Sampler Myster SAL on 25 count yellow fabric over 1. I also purchesd the LE fibers from ozark Sampler and I will be using them in a patchwork freebie I found online. The design calls for DMC but I am going to use my new pretty fibers.

My New Years Resolutions:
1) Finish at least 3 BAP's
2) Try a new reciepe each week and report on how it turns out
3) Go out with my girlfriends at least twice a month
heres the real biggie: Try not to purchase new stash but stitch the things I have!!!!

Have a SAFE and Happy New Year!!!!!

Monday, December 29, 2008

Tiger - Page 14 is finished!

I finished page 14 early this morning!! Only 2 more pages to go and this BAP will be finished! I plan on hanging it in my classroom when I finally get it framed. Today was a very quiet day. I spent my afternoon watching lifetime movies and stitching. DH went to play poker at the Cherokee Casino. I answered emails, stitched on Tiger, and starting planning way to many projects for me to finish next year! LOL!! I do believe I am going to have to give up sleep if I really want to get them finished!!!

I have several huge projects I would like to stitch....two of them will be starting in January. My neighborhood RR and my HAED project I plan on stitching with my friend Kim. My LNS is also doing a Boo Club SAL with the Lizzie Kate Flip its, and I am doing the Ozark Sampler Mystery SAL. Those are just the projects in January I will be starting. In February, I will be starting my Blue Ribbon designs - My sewing sampler SAL. This doesn't include Fashions and all the other projects I have going right now!!!! I will never get them stitched!! LOL!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Happy Holidays

Yes...this is a couple of days late but that is the story of my life. I used to be so punctual with everything but I don't know what has happened to me now. I am sitting here in my jeans and sweatshirt watching it rain. We are under a tornado watch today. Normally, I would be in my jammies with my stitching out however, my LNS is having a big sale this morning from 10:00 - noon everything is B1G1 of equal value...then from noon to 2:00 is buy one pre-cut fabric and then get 40% off the rest. .....from 2:00 to 4:30 it is 35% off everything in the store. I am goign to the b1g1 if I can brave the storm that is.....

Santa was very good to me this year. I recieved:

2 pairs of earrings

1 pair of Victoria Secret Flannel PJ's

The Entire box set of Sex and the city

3 New books

1 HUGE bag of mix and match sour candy

1 small lap electric blanket

2 new wii games

There were several other small things too!! Talk about exciting. I love my wii games. DH and I played my new Agatha Christie "And then there were none" game all day yesterday. He brought his work up from his office and set up shop in the living room. We actually played so long we ran the batteries out and had to replace them in the remote.

On the stitching note up top. On the 23rd I finished page 13 of 16 on Tiger!!! To make life more exciting...I only have about 1200 stitches on page 14 then I can post it! My goal is finish it before I go back to school on January 5th. I do have to work on Kim's RR piece today though. I also need to pop over to Hobby Lobby to pick up some threads so I can finish kitting up my Hometown Stoney Creek RR piece and my Haed SAL I am stitching with Kim. I am actually adding two more BAP's to my list....good lord I think someone should shake me!!!!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Lots of Stitching pictures!!!!

I am so excited....I have lots of pictures to show off!!!! I haven't really been posting on my Yahoo groups because I was in the stitching mood this week. I have been spending my stitching time focusing on Tiger and I am happy to say that I finished 2 more pages of Tiger!!!! I have finished 12 of 16 pages!! Only 4 more to go so I am in the groove because I can finally see the light. I have actually stitched 74% of this design!!!

Saturday was a great day because I recieved this wonderful SFE from Vicky on my ILCS group. My theme was tea related items so she sent me the darling teacup. Isn't it just beautiful??? She did a fabulous job!!!
Saturday afternoon I went our monthly fiber fun class hosted by Mary from Ozark Samplers. This time we used a new type of fabric..we used Penelope fabric. It is bendy like fabric but similar to canvas....if that makes any sense. In our goodie bag we recieved 11 types of fibers, mill hill beads, Linen fabric, Perforated paper and Penelope Canvas. Plus 2 different ornaments to stitch. I decided to not to stitch the green branches at the top...they just didn't speak to me. I did change out the gold beads to purple beads...I think it looks great!!!

Every day on my way to work I usually sit in traffic so I have a car project that I keep with me. It is my Indians that I have been working on for a while...but I am almost finished!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Historical Fashions update

It's been a couple of weeks since I updated fashions. I have stitched 58 hours on this design and have completed 14.2%. I am currently on couple number 2 - Renassiance period. The guys don't wear much on the bottom. The tights really define the legs!!!

I have also been working on my Eye of the Tiger deisgn. I will update a new picture of that later.

Today, I talked with my friend Kim and we came up with a plan to start a new HAED design in February. The design is Winter Heirloom. We have set a goal to stitch at least 3 hours a week on this design. So I spent some time today pulling threads for that design plus my Stoney Creek neighborhood RR design. I find it funny that I have tons of DMC but I still need to go buy more for these designs. I just can't believe that I have to buy over 50 some odd skeins. I am very excited about starting this design!!! Heck..what's another BAP for me?? I have so many of them I will never get them all stitched!!!