Friday, October 26, 2007

Diane's Round Robin

I joined the America's Best Round Robin Yahoo Group. I started my pattern for the round robin then passed it on. I received Diane's round robin which is the coffee towels. I choose the Irish coffee. I liked the colors. Here it is and it turned out wonderfully. It is stitched with DMC floss on a Charles Craft towel. I hope that Diane likes it.

On the other hand, I'm working on my Snapperville but had to pull out some so I'm taking a break and playing Nintendo, Zelda - the Phantom Hourglass. I love it.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Busy Bees Never Stop

I have been working on a few projects since last I posted. I would have posted sooner but my battery died in the camera. Well guess what, I couldn't find the battery charger until last night. So I've charged the battery and have downloaded the pictures.

First is the ornament I did for the Halloween Ornament exchange. I made it into a pillow ornament. I think it turned out cute.

The penguin stocking is almost finished. I have to back stitch the last 3 penguins in the bottom row, then stitch the last two penguins that are in the toe of the stocking.

I have also been working on the Bent Creek Red Thread round robin. I finished the February block on Lisha's. I think it turned out beautifully.
This weekend (October 20), the girls and I got together to make the haunted house that was a freebie project at Michaels. We had a great time trying to glue pots together to make them look like a house. Then, painting tissue paper on the pots to give it a textured look. If you look really close at mine you can see the chalk outline of a body at the doorstep with a tombstone. In the middle of building our houses we had to make a run to Bops (a frozen treats place here in Hattiesburg).

Oh yea, on Friday the 19th, Jennifer talked me into going to Theresa's shop. Of course, I had to buy something (it's awful having an addiction). I bought the Bent Creek Snapperville series. Actually I had the pumpkin farm and Jennifer had the homestead, so I only had to buy 4 more patterns. Theresa gave me the border pattern for free. I've started on this and am almost through with the homestead. See the picture below.

I also started on the Group 7 Round Robin from my yahoo group. The lady I'm stitching for choose kitchen towels with coffee mugs to be stitched. I, of course, choose to do the irish coffee (there is something to being the first to choose). It is coming along very well. I should be finished in a couple of days.

I really want to get my WIPs under control (21 and counting). I would like to have about 4 or 5 only. But, I am participating in at least 4 Group Correspondence courses with EGA, which means I will have a lot on my plate.

Well got to go. Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, October 08, 2007

Result from the Retreat

I had a wonderful time at the Shakespeare's Peddler Retreat. I met some wonderful women who have the same hobbies as I do. Most of the women were from the Minnesota, but there were also people from Tennessee, Alabama, and Wisconsin. We had a great time and I spent all of my gift certificate in one trip.

I completed the stitching of my Halloween ornament. The pattern is an Wichelt Imports, Inc. freebie pattern. The pattern had hearts in shades of black and orange. I replaced them with candy corns. I also used Zweigart's Lincoln - 14 count Sage Green fabric which I received as a sample.

I finished beading my bag with the beads that I had. I need to do one more flower and finish the clusters. I will then be ready to finish the bag (put it together, add the fringe and the strap). I think that it looks beautiful.

I spent most of my time on the penguin stocking. I completed one more penguin and about half of the next 3 penguins. I plan to finish these three and stitch the last two before the weekend. I have been stitching on this stocking since 1998 (I think). Once I finish it I am going to make it into a stocking that may hang in my house year round. :}

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Saturday, October 06, 2007

Stitching Retreat (Day 2)

Friday and today, I had fun stitching and shopping. I spent my shopping allowance in one trip. But, I bought the Raise the Roof "Turkey Dressing" clothesline and threads, Trilogy Harvest Stack kit to match the Boo I did, and a Bent Creek to do for an exchange. I finished
  • my Halloween ornament for my exchange,
  • worked on my Christmas fairy,
  • finished the word sunshine on the "scatter sunshine",
  • worked until I ran out of beads on the beaded purse,
  • and stitched on the dreaded penguin stocking.
I have 3 penguins half finished and two to go. I can't wait until tomorrow to continue stitching. I will post pictures of the things I have worked on this weekend to show completion or progress. Check back tomorrow evening late to see what I done.

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What time of day are you?

I found this on "Rooted in Mississippi" Blog. Of course I had to try it. So what time of day am I? Well, of course, I am...

You Are Midnight

You are more than a little eccentric, and you're apt to keep very unusual habits.
Whether you're a nightowl, living in a commune, or taking a vow of silence - you like to experiment with your lifestyle.
Expressing your individuality is important to you, and you often lie awake in bed thinking about the world and your place in it.
You enjoy staying home, but that doesn't mean you're a hermit. You also appreciate quality time with family and close friends.
What Time Of Day Are You?

Why don't you try it yourself?

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Stitching Retreat

I'm getting ready for a stitcher's retreat. Theresa at Shakespeare's Peddler is putting on a stitching retreat here in Hattiesburg. I have spent the evening going through all that I have to find any stitching that has been started. I left out a couple because they only have an x or two. But, if there was more work I packed it. What I've packed could very well last me a month. I know it is only a weekend but I don't want to forget anything. I am so excited. I will post what I have completed after the retreat.

In the past couple of weeks I have been trying to finish knitting the blanket I started for Theron. I'm getting closer but I am not finished. I hope to finish it soon.

I started today on a Halloween ornament exchange. I am almost finished. I changed the pattern a little. It had hearts on it but hearts just don't seem to go with Halloween. So I'm going to make them into candy corn instead. Once I finish stitching the candy corn, I will make it a pillow ornament (I think). I will post a picture of the blanket and Halloween ornament tomorrow. Well got to go to bed.

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