Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesday January 26, 2010

Last week was a long week with not much stitching time. Hubby had to go out of town & had an awful experience while he was out & ended up coming home early. I didn't really get back into my usually stitching groove until Sunday. I did get some progress done on my weekend & Monday projects but Stargazer didn't get much attention. I have to get 7 more hours into her this week to meet my monthly goals.
Here is Stargazer:
I got more done on here ribbons but not much.
Winter Fairy Spirit:

I got a good 4 hours in on her Sunday, a lot more than I thought. I know have 16 hours done so far.

Trick or Treat Fairy:

All that is left on the bottom is the spiderwebs & the back stitching on the legs. Then hopefully I'll have the beads to finish the bottom of the chart. I ordered them through my lns 2 months ago. They are on back order from Mill Hill so I'll have to check some ons(s) & hope one of them still has them.

Laura at PR just released a pic of her newest chart that's going to be released next week. She is gorgeous!

Our tax return is supposed to be deposited here in the next 2 weeks. As soon as it comes in I'm going to order her & Sabrina! It can't get here soon enough.
I think I'm going to dye my own fabric for her. Like this piece I dyed:

Once the piece dried completely it was much softer than it looks here. I just need to figure out where I can go to order a piece of white 28ct linen that's big enough for her.

Hope everyone has a good week this week.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Wednesday January 20, 2010

Morning everyone! Today is turning out to be a strange day so far. This morning everyone was all excited. Paul's first basketball practice is tonight & then when we got home from that Daddy would be home from his trip for work. However now we don't know what's going on & when he'll be home.
Monday was ToT Fairy day. I did get the pumpkins finished. Next is the metallics on that side.
I finished my Great Aunt Phyl's pillow with Susan's help yesterday. Thanks so much Susan! I know she is going to love it!
Yesterday I tried dyeing some fabric. I dyed 2 while I was at Susan's house. First one:This is Magenta & Hot Pink. I think I'm going to put a fairy on this one. Here is the second one:
This one is Peach & Hot Pink. This one has a much softer look to it. Not sure which pattern I'm going to put on here yet.
The next two I did at home with Maria's help. Here's the first one:

The strips are actually going horizontally. I just haven't been able to figure out how to rotate the picture. This one is Fuchsia & Midnight Blue. I want to redye this on a bigger piece of fabric for Lady of the Flag. Here's the second one:

This one is Fuchsia & Golden Yellow. I think Tiger Lily would look great on this one!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Monday January 18, 2010

How is everyone doing? First of all I finally finished 2 Hearts! This is for a good friend of the family. It was for her wedding (2008) but 2 years is better than never, right?
It is stitched on 32 ct SW Solo linen. I decided to leave off the border as I think with the fabby it looks better.
I got some more work done on Stargazer. Hoping I will have her finished by the end of March.

I put her on the new Handi-clamp scroll rod that came in this week. I heard that they're going out of business. I hope they don't close before the tax return comes in as I would like to get one more this size & one more smaller one.
I also started Believe In Your Dreams (Unicorn) for Maria. She picked it out over the summer & I just hadn't gotten a chance to start it yet. I'm not going to post a pic of it yet though as it's just a white blob at the moment.
Sunday we all went to Boston Mills (local ski resort). The kids went snowboarding. Hubby went skiing & I watch & knitted. I was knitting up Maria's scarf with the yarn she picked out right before Christmas. This girl loves color!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wednesday January 13, 2010

I picked up Stargazer on Friday. I finished all of the beading that I wanted to do & got quite a bit of stitching done on her! I can't wait to finish her.
Monday was supposed to be ToT Fairy day but it ended up being a mess & I never got a chance to stitch on her. Luckily the other ladies in the sal didn't get to her either so we agreed to move it back a day & stitch on Tuesday. I did get a couple of hours in on her. However I didn't get as much finished as I was hoping for. My goal was to finish the pumpkin but it was bigger than I had first realized. So my goal for next week is to finish the pumpkin. I am still waiting for the beads for her to come in. Hopefully they'll be here soon so I can start beading were I have finished.
I decided to move onto Two Hearts instead of going back to Stargazer. I am really close to a finish on this one! I want to get it finished before I go back to my other projects. Hopefully I can have 2 finishes for January!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Friday January 8th, 2010

It's been a strange year so far. I got the stomach bug Monday morning that was going around the whole family at New Years. Started feeling better from that (half way human) when I got this sharp pain in my pelvis Wednesday morning. When I still had it on Thursday I went to the doctors. He thinks it's an ovarian cyst. I am highly medicated at this time. Then the snow storm hit last night & school was canceled for the kiddos today. So of course poor Little Paul is sick now.

On the up side I went to my lns on Wednesday. I got the last chart for Boo Club & some really pretty over-dyes! Last night I finished Snowflake! Now back to Stargazer. The one lady (Susan) at Blueberry Hill (the lns) is going to help me make it into a pillow. She makes some of the most gorgeous pillows!
On Monday we're starting the ToT Fairy sal back up. I can't wait to start stitching on her again!