Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A finish and A "I give up"

I finished this on 4/20/2008 but haven't had time to post it. I had to stitch it backwards because it wasn't mine. My friend, Lisha, crosses her x's backwards from me. I had to concentrate really hard to stitch in the correct direction for her. Next, the Ocean Voyage on my sister Jennifer's Round Robin.

I also attempted to complete the Meadowsweet Group Correspondence Course project from EGA. I was the group coordinator for Cyberstitchers. Only 4 people sent their project in to be evaluate. But, mine wasn't one of them. I have also signed up for "My Favorite Bracelet" which I have completed about half of it, "Tiramisu" which I know I will love because it is blacwork but haven't started, and "Florentine Ornaments" which I need to get my sister-in-law, Mari, to paint the canvas first.

I will post pictures this weekend of several things that I am working on. Also, I bought a laptop last weekend. At present, I am tied to one room until my brother, Pete, can activate the wireless. It is a Toshiba which I like so far. It is much faster than my older one (which took an hour to load a word document). Now all I have to do is get all my stitching stuff on it.

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Ladybug, Ladybug

I started this on Friday and just finished it. It is Ladybug, Ladybug by Little House Needleworks. I stitched it using the recommended DMC floss on Solo Mini - 28ct Lugana from Silkweaver. I bought this awhile back from Shakespeare's Peddler. I love ladybugs and thought this would be a quick stitch. Other than the fact that I miss counted on the border (counted 72 instead of 78), I didn't have to frog many stitches. I think I'm going to finish it as a flat fold. I have gone to Vonna's blog to get the tutorial. I will try it this weekend.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Glutton for Punishment

As if I don't have enough to do, I found a new project. I was surfing the web for biscornu patterns for my local EGA chapter. (We are doing a biscornu for our April and May meeting.) When I went to Ink Circles web page. As usual I was looking around their website. Well, lo and behold they are doing a Celtic Mystery Stitch Along. Man I love a good mystery, stitching, and celtic things. So, I decided to participate. Now I need to gather my materials. Presently, they have the carpet page (the border) posted. On April 15th, they will post then next installment in the pattern. I will keep you posted on my progress (which will probably be very slow).