Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Semi-busy weekend

Well I finished the fob. My sister, Jennifer made the cording for the string to attach the fob to the scissors. For the back, I stitched the recipient's first initial. I used Weeks Dye Work "Calypso" to stitch it but for the cording I found matching DMC floss. I enjoyed working on this project. I will be mailing it out later today or tomorrow.

The second thing I finished was the "Maypole" for the Red Thread Round Robin that I am working on. I stitched on Mari's this month. She changed some of the colors but it turned out beautifully.

The third thing I finished (which was earlier in the week) was the backpack. It turned out cute. Now I have to do another one for Theron. I may even do one for me except bigger. Tucker loves it. But, I have to find some Velcro to match for the shoulder strap. His mom is suppose to look today, otherwise I will use white Velcro on the strap.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Backpack, Backpack!

My nephews, Theron and Tucker, love Diego and Dora. Theron has a backpack that Tucker likes to play with. As kids are, the two of them argue over the backpack. So I offered to crochet one for Tucker. I have worked on this all weekend. As my usual pattern, I have probably crochet this thing two or three times. I have been using two "freebie" patterns from Lions Brand yarn plus a pattern that my mother uses for her kitchen towels. I hope that my sister and her son will like it. I have to make the drawstring, finish the flap and make the straps but I should finish it today. I think I did a pretty good job. Such a good job, that I think I'll make my self one but a little bigger and in a different color.

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Saturday, January 19, 2008

It's Snowing!!

Look what I woke up to this morning. Snow! Now for some people in this country, snow is a normal part of winter, but here in south Mississippi it is not. The last time we had snow was in 2000 or 2001. Isn't it beautiful? I love living in the country where there are a lot of trees to catch the snow. Now, at 2:00 pm, it's starting to melt but the woods still look beautiful. {Sunday, we still had snow in the shade. I actually had to clean it off the windshield of my car to go to church.}

My nephew, Theron, had fun playing in the snow. He and his mom threw snowballs, made a snowman, and made snow angels. They played outside for several hours. Of course, he's only 4 years old and this was his first time in the snow. He loved it.

I also, finished stitching a flower for one of my exchange groups. It was a freebie pattern from My Aunt's Attic. The thread that I used was named Calypso. I'm going to make it into a scissor fob.
Today since I'm not leaving the house, I have several things I want to work on.
1. finish the fob
2. Stitch the border for the new round robin
3. Stitch on the red thread round robin
4. Crochet a backpack for Tucker. (Deigo's Backpack)
5. Stitch on the "Rainbow birds" for my mother.

I'll let you know what I finish this weekend on tomorrow or Monday.
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Saturday, January 12, 2008

Another Block Complete

Okay, so it was almost finished when I started on it today but I finished it. I have two more blocks and the border to finish on this Bent Creek Snapperland series. Once I finish this series I have the winter series to start on.

Well I've got to go and start on the next block or Moma's pattern. I'll see when I sit in my chair.

See ya,


What a week!

I continued working on finishing. I started back on the blanket that I was knitting for my nephew, Theron. I started it because he and Tucker were fighting on the blanket I made for Tuck when he was 1. It turned out great but I learned not to use variegated yarn when you are working with two skeins. They never match up. But, this turned out okay. I got the pattern from the "I Taught Myself to Knit" book that I bought at Walmart a couple of years ago. It was an easy pattern to knit. There wasn't a lot of counting needed like I have to do with crochet. But I love crocheting more. This pattern has about 5 skeins of yarn in it . You knit it using two skeins, so I started with six skeins but only used half of t he last two. Since there was so much left over, my mother is going to make him some footies out of the left over yarn to match his blanket.

On another note we had very bad weather on Thursday. So bad that we decided to go stay at my house because it was sturdier than my mom and dad's place. Of course, the babies loved it because it was a new set of toys to play with. We got very strong winds and hail. (A tornado touched down in a nearby area). So, I decided to begin working on the scissor fob that I have to mail out by the end of the month. The instructions say to use 28-count linen. So I thought alright I'll use 14-count aida instead. So, I cut out the six inch squares and gather my supplies then I begin to stitch. At which time I noticed that the instructions say "stitch over 1 thread". Oooohhhh. So now I have to dig through my stash to find some fabric that is appropriate because the fob is too perfect not to stitch.

Next I will work on my exchanges that go out this month, and the rainbow birds for my mother.

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Friday, January 04, 2008

First Finish of the New Year

I finished the second installment for my group in America's Best Round Robin. I will be mailing it today. The project was Beaded Elegance Ornaments by Kathryn White for Dimensions. I stitched the heart, as you can see to the left. I didn't complete it because outside the box is suppose to be streams of leaves that are made with lazy daisies. I can't do the lazy daisy stitch. They end up looking like pine needles. I did do the French knots which turned out really nice, if I do say so myself.

Now I'm going to work on the border of my Red Thread Round Robin before I have to send it on to the next person.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

2008 Goals

I don't do resolutions each year, instead I make a list of goals to be accomplished each year. My sister Jennifer said I had to post my goals for 2008. So, here I go. My motto for this year is "Get It Done". I have several projects that have been sitting around waiting to finish. For example, I started a project at least 3 years ago called Lavender Myst that I haven't stitched on in at least a year. I am behind in stitching on my Geometric Series from Fireside stitchery and the Halloween Pudgy. I have two projects that I have to stitch for Moma and Mari, my sister-in-law. I have signed up for 4 GCC's through EGA (three of which are now active). Finally, I have the round robins that I am stitching on.

I also decided that I needed to go through my stash (which is very large) and stitch on things that I have bought before I start buying new things. I have the Mirabillia Rose of Sharon that I bought when I first moved to Lafayette, LA in 1992 still not stitched. So, as soon as I finish the next "big" project (my mother's), I will start on it.

In other areas of my life, I plan on finishing things.
1. Remodeling my home
2. Finishing my Ph.D. (or receiving a degree this semester)
3. Find a permanent job (or win the lottery ;-) )
4. Lose a dress size.

Hope that I have inspired you to look at and document your goals. Thanks for stopping by.