Saturday, September 29, 2012

Finishing Projects

 Today I decided I'd get a couple of projects finished.  The santa was stitched by my sister in law Peggy and I offered to finish it for her.  Its such a cute little stiitch.  Before it was made into this banner I thought it was going to be big enough to hang on the wall.  I actually did finish it a coouple of threads (I know thats not much) wider on all sides and its pretty small.  I was sweating bullets as I worked on this.  When you have to cut something theres no going back.  If she doesn't like it as finished (its finished as she wanted it) I can still take it part and refinish it.  I'm sure she will be pleased with it.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Finally Finished 6 Fat Men

Today I put the final stitches in 6 Fat Men by Lizzie Kate.  I'm so happy to have this finished.  I was stitching it in a SAL but finally had to stitch more to get it finished.  I was loosing interest in it and didn't want to put it away.  I've already put Lizzie Kate's Summer Mystery away after stitching a quarter, maybe a third of the first part.  Now to get it framed.  I'll be taking it to a small framing shop in Mount Vernon (WA) tomorrow and seeing what they will charge.  I'm hoping that I can still get in on the summer sale.  I heard the sign was still hanging outside.  I was so surprised that I used almost 5 skeins of Whitewash over dyed floss for the snow.  I never stitch anything twice but  I was to stitch this again I would use DMC white.  The snow with the over dyed floss is a little dirty.  I hate dirty snow.  When we get snow I don't want anyone to walk in it or disturb it.  I love pure white snow.  After Christmas I put out my snowmen for a month.  I'm looking for fabric to make a mantel scarf that's snowflakes.  I have the pattern (I think) but can't find any fabric that I like that is plastered with glitter!  I'm jut not into that sparkly stuff!
I have my next project ready to start tonight.  I'm wondering if I shouldn't do a small project but this one is about 8 x 11 so its not to bad.  Its called Autumn Cardinals by Diane Arthurs (Imaginating).  There are 4 in this series of seasons.  I probably start the Christmas chart but I have lots and lots of cross stitched Christmas pictures and ornaments that I think I'll stick with the fall chart!  Fall is my favorite season after all!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Its been nearly a month since I've written.  The reason being I didn't have add a post in the box across the top of my header thingie.  I have no idea how I figured it out but I did.  Bad thing I won't remember. 

Anyway I'm still working on the 6 Fat Men (Lizzie Kate).  I'm stitching on the last chart.  I'm about 1/3 of the way finished with it.  I still have some additional snowflakes to stitch.  I've lost interest in it.  I really need to get it finished so I can move onto another project.  I signed up for and got the Lizzie Kate Summer Mystery.  I barely started part one and lost interest in it too.  Its so cute and I love it but just don't seem to want to work on it either.  For my next project I'm going to stitch a chart of a basket, cardnal, fall leaves and acorns.  I love acorns - I love fall.  Its my favorite season.

We got back last Friday from our week long camping trip in the new travel trailer.  We had a great time.  I took several things to do while we  were gone.  The first night I took all th DMC floss that I had not wound onto bobbins ad wound them.  I think there were way over 50.  The next 2 nights I crocheted 2 red potholders.  Next I'm going to machine embroidery some redwork on a few towels.  In June when my sister and I visited our cousin Helen in Missouri she gave us quilts from our great grandmother.  The trip before (4 years ago) she gave us potholders that she made.  So I wanted to make something and send to her.  Anyway back in track!  The rest of the time was to be spent on the 6 Fat Men.  I did stitch several nights but the light in the trailer wasn't very good for stitching at night.  I'll have to get a good light to keep in there for camping.

Today I was up before 7AM (that's real early for me)!  I had to be out the door by 7:30 to take my Chihuahua Belle to the vet in Mount vernon a 30 to 40 minute drive.  She is an awful barker and keeps everyone wound up so after some talking I decided to have her debarked.  She should be healed in a few days.  Its been very quiet here tonight.  She also lost 3 teeth.  She's resting on my lap and get to sleep with me tonight.

Tomorrow I head over to my nieces house to spend 2 days with her Mom my brothers wife.  We're going to cross stitch and visit.  We've never done that before because we live almost 2 hours apart.   My niece lives about 45 minutes from me.  My brother will b there and he'll cook our meals and take good care of us.  He's doing so repairs to their daughters house while they are on their honeymoon!

That's about it for now.  I'll have some pictures next time I post!  I think I said that last time.