Monday, November 26, 2007

Two Red Thread Blocks Finished

I finished the March pattern, Fly a Kite, on Jennifer's Round Robin. She is using the specialty threads on Purely Primitive Fabric from Silkweaver. She wasn't happy with me over the Thanksgiving holidays because I left the pattern and fabric at work in my desk. So you ask, why didn't you just go get it? The answer: it is a 1-hour drive (one way) to my work. So she'll have to wait until tomorrow to get her stuff (since I just finished hers).

Mine on the other hand was with Mari. So, I got to work on it over the holidays. Well really I only worked on it yesterday (Sunday) and today. At first, I didn't like the two pink colors that make up the main kite in Fly a Kite. Therefore, I changed it to a color that was contrasting enough not to clash. Besides, I lived in Louisiana long enough that the first thought to go with purple is yellow (gold). It didn't take long to change the color.

Next, I worked on the April pattern, Smell the Flowers. I would have been finished with it last night but I couldn't find the green to do the last leaf. Well genius me knocked it of the end table into the trash can. I found it tonight after having my Mom and sister Jennifer turn their living rooms upside down looking for the thread. I think it turned out cute. My French/colonial knots aren't so bad either.

Well, now I need to work on another Seasons Square, the round robin that is due out on the 3rd of December (which won't be finished) and an ornament that needs to be completed for Saturday. My former EGA group, Stitching Magnolias, is having its Christmas party on Saturday in Lafayette and I'm planning on going. I need the ornament for the ornament exchange. I'll post it when I finish it.

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Sunset at the Lake

I started this one yesterday (11/21) and just finished it. I didn't do the center like the directions. I thought I was following them correctly but obviously I wasn't. But, I like the center the way it is and decided not to redo it. This was the July installment in the Fireside Stitchery's Seasons Club. I'm about to start the August installment entitled Harvest Moon. I only have 4 left to do. I hope to finish them before the end of the month but I also have my snapperville, my red thread round robin, my round robin, and the 4 GCC's that I have signed up for that have deadlines. I will continue to work on them.

Well off to watch "Home for the Holidays" and stitch. Bye. Thanks for dropping by.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Meadow Grass

Well, I started this one Saturday at my sisters house. Between not being able to count and the pattern being wrong in the written directions, I stitched the 4 green boxes at least two times. Well I finally finished it last night (Tuesday night). They are usually so easy to stitch that you could stitch one a day. So I've started on the next one. Lets see if I can complete it in a day. It doesn't seem that hard to do.

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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Barnyard - Snapperville

I completed the barnyard on Thursday night around midnight. This project is coming out nicely. I have 3 more blocks to stitch and the border. I was looking at the border color and am going to have to change it. The color blends into the fabric. I think I'm going to go with ecru. I can't wait to get this one finished and framed. It is going to be so cute. I took a picture of the three blocks completed. Isn't is adorable. I usually don't like primitive patterns but this one doesn't seems so primitive and quakerish. I generally feel that if I can draw it then I'm not paying for it. Mind you I can't draw. My sisters and nephews laugh at my drawing. That's why I picked this pattern. I can draw the houses but everything else would look ridiculous.

This afternoon I am going to my youngest sister's house for stitching and a movie with our stitch group. I plan on working on the Fireside Stitchery Seasons Squares because I am about 6 months behind which means 6 squares behind. I think I can get a couple of them done today. They are quite simple if you follow the directions.

I have the whole next week off for Thanksgiving. So, I plan on stitching a lot and working on my dissertation proposal. I have quite a few projects that I want to get complete. I don't expect to get much completed but I hope to get closer to the finish.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Skating Penguin Stocking Finished Finally!

I have finally finished the penguin stocking. The copyright date is 1993 but my sister Bridget thinks I bought it in 1998. Knowing me I started it then. So it is estimated that I have been working on this project 10 years. I'm not really sure when I started it because I didn't date it like I do now. You ask why did it take so long? Well, each penguin body has 4 colors, each hat and scarf or headphone has at least two colors, the beaks have 2 colors, and the skates have 5 colors. I would get tired of changing colors and put it away for later. Last night at midnight I was showing it to my mother after I had washed and pressed it dry. Now I just have to make it into a stocking. I wonder how long that will take.

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Pumpkin Farm

I finished the Pumpkin farm part of the Snapperville. I am almost finished with the barn part. I only have to stitch the barn. When I was stitching the tree that is part of the border, I changed the color used for the trunk. On the border pattern the trunk is suppose to be bark, but in the squares they are chestnut. So, I used chestnut.

When I was sitting outside stitching while watching my nephews play, I noticed that I had made a mistake. I had used seaweed for the border of the box of the pumpkin farm instead of bark. So, I had to pull out the box and the grass because I had switched the colors. Once, I fixed it the piece is looking good.

I just spent Friday night scrapbooking at the local store. I finally finished my spring break trip of 2003. I went to Hot Springs, Arkansas with my Mother and my then 4-1/2 year old nephew Nicholas. We had a blast. Now that I have finished that trip, I need to start on the Branson trip we took this summer.

Tonight, I plan on finishing the penguin stocking. I have 1-1/2 penguins left to stitch. I can't wait to finish this one. I am so tired of it. I then need to stitch on the Red Thread Round Robin that I am participating in. I am doing March.

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