Saturday, March 23, 2013

Its Saturday March 23, 2013

I don't have any pictures to share but my stitching news is that Autumn Cardinals is at the framers and I will be picking it up on Friday. I love the framer I use now.  His/their prices are affordable,
they have a great sale that runs all summer long and if you can believe it your framed piece is back to you in ONE week  Can't wait to see it framed.  I have even pulled out everything to start on Summer Cardinals.  I didn't think I would start another one so soon. I have LK's Jingles to start but I'm having a hard time getting a piece of fabric at a reasonable price.  I only need 9 inches wide but I need at least 27 inches long. I ordered one piece but when it came it was to yellow.  I also bought another piece yesterday but I have a brain skip. When I got home and checked the stitch count with the actual size of the fabric it was of course to short. I have more mushroom 28ct Luguna that I could open a shop of my own. Okay I really don't have that much.

The sun has been shining for a few days and that always makes me feel good.  I can hear lawnmowers on the block grooming the grass. Its still to cold outside for me at 44 degrees so I'm inside and I'm going to finishing stitching a little Saint Patrick's day design and then I think I'm going to start stitching Lovebird. Its a cute little cardinal sitting on a spool of thread. Maybe I will leave it to be framed when I pick up my Autumn Cardinals on Friday.

I hope you are all seeing a bit of spring, that your not living in the Midwest or East Coast where the foul weather is. Have a wonderful weekend whether you are pulling weeds in your yard or stitching in your warm cozy homes.

I'll share my finished piece next week.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Another UFO Update

I wonder if I will ever get this thing finished? I'm stuck  on the gold leaf in the top left hand corner. I have more berries to stitch and the rest of the basket then on to all the back stitching. When I started stitching this I didn't read the directions. Why should I it looked pretty cut and dry to me.  Well if I had of I would have known that this designer shows half stitches so you can see where the back stitching goes.  I've never ever seen that before.  I'm now going back as I find the half stitches and turning them into full x's! I'm looking forward to getting this finished and framed but I'm really burned out on it.  Did I mention that I have the other three seasons from this designer to stitch.  I really want to get them finished before we move back to California so all the frames match. I have almost 4 years to get the other 3 done.  I should be able to get it done.  I have so many charts to stitch that its crazy. 
Its been a good week since I started this update and I've made lots of progress.  I didn't make my personal deadline but so goes life.  I have very little to do before I start back stitching.  In fact the basket is done except for a little bit of the lighter brown. There's a gold leaf on the upper left that took me a full week to get done.  I just couldn't get the symbols right.  I finally decided to start at the top of that leaf and work down.  Changing colors every few stitches if I had to.  I finally got it. 

I've decided not to show anymore photos of this stitch until it is completely stitched and cleaned and pressed or until its framed.  We'll see!

Have a wonderful week and I hope you get to stitch as much as you like.