Saturday, August 16, 2014

Beginning of the School Year

This week started the new school year.  Last week I was called on Wednesday to move my office from one building to another.  My original office looked like this.  You can see the majority of my office here.  It was wide but not very deep.  I couldn't move my desk closer to the door because the door wouldn't close.  Not that I am complaining because I'm not.  The students who really needed help would find me.  I enjoyed sharing an office area with my office mates.  There were 4 people in the area: an English instructor, a Geography instructor, a computer science instructor, and a math instructor (me).  We were different but had a good raptor.  Most of us were moved to other offices.  I was moved into the math building across the hall from the math lab.  The computer science instructor was moved across from the computer science lab.  The English instructor was given an additional title of Honors Coordinator and got a new office.  The Geography instructor wasn't moved for now.  She will probably be moved soon.

My new office looked like this  until Sunday.  I moved everything to my new office which is not a wide but deeper than my old office.  I got professional help in arranging my office.  My cousin Liz helped me rearrange the office.  The filing cabinet is against the wall in the back.  Then comes my desk (same place but in the room more.  Next is my bookshelf.  Ending with my refrigerator near the door with the printer on it.  I know I will like this office because I will be near all the math faculty.  But, I will miss my old office mates.  They were interesting to talk to about things other than math.

I really haven't worked on any projects all week save one.  I have been working on my owlscornu which looks more like crows to me.  I am about 2/3's finished with it.

Well, I have to go the phone is ringing.  Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Beginning of August

Hey I have been really busy traveling, moving, and stitching.  My sister Jennifer and I took my parents to Houston, TX.  My dad is 80 years old and his only living sibling of 9 children is 88.  So we went to see Uncle James, Aunt Ruth, their son Ty and his family (wife Cherie and children Haley and Logan).  We drove over from MS, which is a minimum of 8 hours,  on Friday.  We stopped in Lafayette for lunch and ate at Pasado's Mexican Restaurant which we all love.  Then we shopped at Stitch n Frame, the local stitch shop.  I used to go to stitching night once a month there.  We stayed the weekend.  Ty and Cherie cooked breakfast, lunch, and dinner for us on Saturday.  My parents had a great time visiting while Jen and I did a little shopping.  They lived in a neighborhood that was near a shopping area.  Loved it!  They had everything that you could need.  Finally we drove home on Sunday.  Again, we stopped in Lafayette for lunch at Texas Roadhouse, my favorite steakhouse.  We had a great time but were all happy to be home.

I spent last week working on an part 1 of JABC's Tuffet's Cupboard.  I finished it last night (Saturday).  When stitching this pattern I chose to use DMC.  I probably should have used specialty threads because of the large blocks of color.  One of the more difficult parts of the pattern was the spool.  This spool of ribbon has little sheep on it that are suppose to be cross-stitched over one.  Well I can't do over one well (I always pull it under the fabric thread) so I just did quarter stitches instead.  It turned out cute.  I have part 2 which I will start on after I finish my Owlscornu.  I plan on ordering part 3 from Theresa's shop.  But as far as I know JABC hasn't released part 4.  I don't know why I love this pattern but it is too cute and has a lot of buttons.  There will be a sheep at the top near the candle looking pattern, a map, a shell and many others.  The sheep looks really good.  I can't wait to finish it.

Today after church I started working on my Owlscornu.  I had already finished the branch the owl stands on in all 4 corners.  Today I finished the 4 blazing blue lizards.  I would have completed more but my sister-in-law Katie asked me to crochet this baby hat.  Well of course I said yes.  You see this baby hat pattern was created by Katie.  She wanted to make sure that the pattern was easy to follow, which it is.  Yes I know that it's too big to be a baby hat.  That is because I used the wrong weight yarn.  But I finished it and the pattern was pretty easy to follow. Here is a picture of the hat on my Chrissy doll that I have had since the 1970's.  She and her original clothes may be a little worn (she's wearing a new dress my sister Bridget gave me), but she did a good job at modeling the hat.  Katie was pretty happy with the results.  I think Chrissy looks cute in the hat.

Soon after I finished the hat everyone left Mom and Dad's house for their own.  I came home and worked on my Owlscornu but I need to go to bed early.  All faculty have to report to work tomorrow at PRCC.  I have an hour's drive to Poplarville in the morning for "Professional Development".  Which brings me to the moving.  I moved offices on Thursday.  I knew that I was going to be moving but I thought it would be sooner.  My new office is not as wide as my old office but it is deeper.  I got all of my stuff in the new office.  So on Tuesday after our campus meeting I will finish unpacking and start preparing for the new school year.

Well got to go.  Got to go to bed so I can get up extra early for me (6:30 am) and get to work.

Thanks for stopping by


Friday, August 01, 2014

July Activity

I really was planning on writing every week since it was summer.  But the best laid plans of mice and men....  I didn't get to do what I wanted.  So here is what I did all summer.  I worked on the last plastic canvas seasonal stickup.  Bridget had cut the guy out for me but I hadn't finished him.  So, I worked on him and finished him on July 4th at almost midnight.  I think he turned out pretty cute.  I used the smaller version and a couple of pictures online to create the one I stitched.  You can't see but the entire back of the guy was stitched in blue.  Then I put two yellow Rhode stitches for the buttons.  I was thinking that Uncle Sam usually has on a coat with tails, so I stitched it that way.  That same weekend, I put the spots on Theron's Yoshi egg.  I thought he wanted light blue but he choose royal blue instead.   Now I need to crochet his Yoshi amigurumi.  The first full week of July I participated in Vacation Bible School.  We had a great time.  Only a total of 10 children showed for the week with 6 coming every day.  Our theme was "Mighty Kingdom".  The kids had a great time painting, gluing and putting stickers on things. 

As for my crafting and stitching I worked a lot on stitching and some on crocheting.  First up is my Rose of Sharon.  The progress you see is from June.  I was at Jennifer's house early in the month stitching on it. As you can see, I was working one color at a time (which is kind of difficult for this pattern).  The lower front section of the dress that is a few rows, I had to take out and put back in.  Because this is such a color changing pattern, I made a copy of the chart to highlight my progress.  Well, I decided to try to fill in the areas rather than run one color down the full length of the pattern.  So, I was highlighting my progress on this pattern when I dropped my bright pink highlighter on the dress.  I had to pull out a small section of thread.  Then, use a Tide pen on the fabric to remove the color.  And, finally restitch the area.  I was so upset, I almost threw it away.  I didn't but I can still see the slight pink area on the dress.  My friends say that they can't see it.  I hope they are right.

Next up is the Tiramisu.  I am behind again.  In June, I finished April and May's band.  I still have to finish June and July's band.  June's band has two colors and is about as wide as May's band.  July's band is a single color and about the size of the second band.  August starts tomorrow so I need to get busy.  I love blackwork; it is very easy to stitch but you have to follow the pattern carefully.  I chose to stitch it using several shades of one color, orange.  I signed up for this class though EGA twice but didn't get enough finished to turn it in to be evaluated.  Now I hope to finish it by December.   I look at the pattern and think man this is going to be hard and a lot of work.  But, when I start, the stitching goes really fast.  I just have to make myself sit down and work on it.  I think I will work on this today.

As you know from my previous post, my mother had found several projects that she started but hadn't finished.  I started with the ones that were nearly finished.  So here they are.  One was the Hip Hop pattern and the others were seasonal kitchen towels.  The Hip Hop pattern, Mom had stitched the letters A through N and part of the rabbit.  I finished it quickly once I figured out where I made my mistake.  She is very happy with the results.  She had me put both of our initials on the fabric. The first towel was the gingerbread people.  My mother was stitching it for my sister Bridget.  The gingerbread people were nearly finished.  I finished them and the border.  The jingle bells towel I'm not sure is finished.  I finished outlining the words but we couldn't find the pattern.  The Thanksgiving towel, I finished the border, added the g on the end, and outlined the words.  My mom gave Bridget her towel and put the other two away.



As you know, my sisters, Jennifer and Bridget, our friend Theresa, and I attended the stitching retreat at Silver Needle.   We drove up to Tulsa for the weekend (a 11 - 12 hour trip).  The week before I had gotten my contacts and tried to wear them.  I burned my eyes with the cleaning solution (I didn't realize that you were suppose to wait after using the solution before putting them in your eyes).  My eyes were horrible.  I had to wear sunglasses all the time and when I walked the wind hurt my eyes.  They are better now but still slightly light sensitive.  Anyway, Jennifer help me finish the JABC pumpkin with our buttons on it so we could display it on our table.  It turned out adorable.  Sharon from Chicago (she sat with us this year and last year) said that it made her want to finish her pattern the same way.

While we were at the retreat we had a great time meeting Amy Bruecken and Miranda Weeks.  Even though I am allergic to wool, I had a great time dying the wool and making the project.  While stitching, the girls and I played a sort or game.  We all brought 10 projects along to stitch on.  Every hour we would draw a chip out of cup.  The chips were numbered 1 to 10 or 3 chips had words on them.  The words were "seriously" which meant the person who drew the chip picked the project, "awesome" which meant take a snack break, and "yeah yeah" which meant shopping for an hour.  When you look at what I brought, it doesn't look like I stitched a whole lot but I did a lot of the borders on all of the projects.  Well one of the projects that I brought was one of my mother's.  She had completed the red part of the apple and the leaf at the bottom.  I put in the white spots on the apple and the two leaves at the top.  I didn't finish it at the retreat but the Monday after we returned home I did.

Last but not least, my friend Sharon from Louisiana came to visit this week.  She drove up Monday and stayed until Wednesday. We had a great time. I gave her the grand tour of Sumrall (15 minutes) - Monday Night and of Hattiesburg - most of the day Tuesday.  For lunch, she didn't want to go to any fancy or expensive restaurant; so I took her to Glory Bound.  We had the trio appetizer (we chose chipotle lime, sundried tomato pesto, and original humus) and the surf 'n turf gyro.  It was delicious.  At night we sat around looking through her patterns and talking.  She has recently moved and wanted to deplete her stash.  So I, being the craft hoarder that I am, accepted everything she didn't want.  We also stitched and I tried arm knitting.  Arm knitting is really easy to do.  I knitted this scarf in about 40 minutes.  The scarf was for my friend Liz.  I told her if she didn't like it that I would take it out an crochet her a scarf.  She didn't like it; the hole were too big.  She said that she would get caught in it.  I agreed.  I really didn't like the scarf but I love the shawl pattern and the cowl pattern.  So I will take this apart and crochet her a scarf.  Then I going to buy the yarn and arm knit myself the shawl and cowl.

Now that I have bent your ear (or strained your eyes) long enough, I will say adios.  Thanks for stopping by my blog.


Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Two Post in One Day....Did the world stop spinning?

I can't believe I'm posting again already but I wanted to show you a couple of things from Mom's stash.  First is the Merry Christmas that you see below.  All she had left to do was the blue marks in the snow (by the sled, the horse's feet, and the house).  She thought that she also had all the snowflakes (the dots) but she had finished it.  So I finished the blue in the snow and Jennifer framed it with a frame Mom had already bought.

Next is a pattern that Mom started but I can't find the pattern.  If anyone know where the pattern came from I would appreciate the help in finding it.

Thanks for all the help.


June Accomplishments

I have been sort of busy this last month and a half.  I got out of school in mid-May.  Since then I have been helping my mom keep my nephews, Theron and Leif.  Theron had his tonsils and adenoids removed the second week of June but he is doing much better.

 As I stated in my last post I was going to start on the Rose of Sharon pattern.  I have been working on it but not diligently.  I've worked on other things as well.  I decide to work down the pattern rather than one color at a time.  I know that I have to change the thread more often but I won't have to frog as much.  Last weekend I was working on it at Jen's house and watching the TV.  I have to use the highlighter on the pattern to keep up with where I am.  Well.... I dropped the highlighter on my fabric.  If you look close on the left side of the dress, you can see where I took out the thread and used the Tide pen.  I will have to redo that part. It was very upsetting.  Jen came to my rescue with the Tide pen after I had pulled out the threads.  The fabric had pink highlighter on it also.  It is looking beautiful.  I can't wait to finish it and frame it; I have more than 50% left to do.  Which reminds me, Jen and I have decided that we are going to finish a couple of pieces a month rather than let them sit in a box after completing them.  In June I framed a Valentine pattern (Dimensions Kit), Bent Creek's Summer Snapperland, Bent Creek's Snapperville, and a Lizzie Kate pattern about house cleaning.  Next I want to frame, Bent Creek's Red Thread, Heart in Hand's Monthly Markings and Ink Circle's Celtic Mystery Stitch-a-long

I have also been working on Tiramisu from EGA.  I was going to do one band per month but got behind.  I had to finish band 4, 5 and 6.  Well, I completed band 4 and band 5.  They were both wide bands with intricate details. My mother really likes Band 5. Band 6 is also wide and intricate but band 7 is thin and quick.  I think it is looking very good.

I also have been crafting along with my stitching.  I worked on two plant holders (using up what I have, woo hoo).  I had already completed one with the girls months ago.  So I had left over teal and a full pack of pink.  I created a pink one and then used the teal and pink to make a third one.  They look lovely on my porch.  Too bad that the pots are old and not pretty but they are.
Combo with teal in background

In the afternoons the boys and I have an activity time.  We have been making the Christmas crafting ornaments that my mother has given me.  The first set that we completed were the crystal ornaments.  The boys each took one home.  Then while Theron was away at camp, Leif and I created the snowman ornaments and the red ornaments.  While "we" were making the red ornaments, Leif made himself a snake out of the pipe cleaners and beads.  I had to take it apart because he used the pipe cleaners for the ornament.  But, it was a cute snake.

Another craft that I completed was a quick to make Raggedy Anne doll.  The directions said it would take 45 minutes.  Well, it took longer but she turned out cute.  Now I have to make the Raggedy Andy.  As you can see, it is not the typical Raggedy Anne.  Her hair drives me crazy because I can't get it to lay down correctly.  She is so cute.

Last weekend I wanted to do something different.  I went through my stash and found Shakespeare's Peddler's Passport Pincushion.  I had a little trouble making the pincushion.  The first one turned out UGLY.  The second one as you see is very cute. It took me a couple of days to complete it. I created the pincushion and cross stitched all of the "passports" the first day.  The second day I spent attaching the "passports", buttons, charms, snaps, and pins.  Most of the passports are from the booklet but I created the house passport.  Not very creative but I did it.  It is sitting on my desk where I can see it everyday. 

So in July, Jennifer, Bridget, Theresa, and I are going to Silver Needle's stitching retreat in Tulsa.  My sister-in-law Katie wanted to come but her doctor won't let her travel that far (She's due August 28).  Jen, Bridget, and I went last year and had a blast.  One day we got to make buttons with the ladies from Just Another Button Company (JABC).  The second day we got to meet and talk with the creator of The Cricket Collection.  I had a really good time at these sessions, cross stitching non-stop, and shopping.  JABC gave everyone a pattern to display their buttons.  I didn't realize that is what the pattern was for until I was organizing my stash (and putting it all in the Cross Stitch Guild App on my phone).  So I spent a couple of days working on this pattern.  The pumpkin is stitched in WDW's grapevine.  I ran out of thread and had to wait a couple of days to complete it.  The pattern only called for grapevine but I played with the pattern a bit.  I used DMC for the golden vine and DMC 3051 for the words.  I attached the buttons that we as a group made.  Our group made some of the purple flowers.  But, not this purple flower.   I am going to get Jen to help me make it into a cube.  I think it will look nice on the shelf this fall.

My mother was very sick this time last year.  She is doing much better now.  Well, she has decided that she needs to stop cross stitching.  So my sisters and I helped her clean out all of her stash (or so we thought).  We separate the patterns and gathered all of her thread.  Jen has all of the extra thread at her house (which is a lot of thread).  Well, yesterday while Mom was looking for some fabric for making a baby blanket, she found some more stash.  She has several pieces started or near finishing.  So being the good girl that I am, I volunteered to complete the projects that she found.  I will add another list to the side with her projects later this week.  So, come by and look at it.

Well got to go.  The boys want to swim.  Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, May 25, 2014

It is FINALLY complete

Well I finally finished it.  I have been working on this project since 2008.  I have been seriously working on it since February of this year.  It is beautiful.  I stitched using DMC floss on 28ct Jobelan Fabric from Silkweaver.  The color of the fabric is Karma.  The pattern is the Celtic Mystery Stitch-a-long from Ink Circles.  I can't wait to frame it.  My sister Jennifer is out of town until tomorrow night plus it is Memorial Day Weekend.  So, I will have to wait a few day to go to Neblett's to order the frame.  I am extremely happy that I have completed this project.  One down, two to go.
Completed, Washed, & Ironed

Bent Creek's "lil p + Snowman"
I used this Bent Creek as a palette cleanser before I start the next big UFO. It was a quick and easy stitch.  It took a couple of days to complete.  I stitched it on the included fabric with the included pearl coton thread.  It turned out really cute.  My nephew Leif kept informing me that the had was missing the button and that the diamonds were incomplete when I was stitching it.  What a Clark (bossy).

My next big UFO project is Mirabillia's Rose of Sharon that I started in February of 2009 (I think).  I have complete the upper body of the women but I have a long ways to go.  I have one other major project the EGA course Tiramisu that I have to finish.  Since it is twelve bands, I am going to complete one band a month.  I decided this today and I am 1-1/12 bands behind.  I am going to work on it tomorrow and see if I can at least complete the 2nd half of band 4.

Well got to go.  Supper is ready.

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Talk About Avoidance

Ink Circle Celtic Mystery Stitch-a-long
so far (with 2 blocks left)

Well I have been working on the Ink Circles Celtic Mystery Stitch-a-long as the main project since around February 10th.  So, you would think that I would want to finish it up quickly; especially since I only have 2 blocks left.  Well you would be wrong.  I don't know why.  I really want to finish it (and should be completely finished) but I have been sidetracked.

3 Goombas with the Mario I made for Patrick
 My nephew Theron has asked me several times when I was going to crochet a Mario Goomba for him.  So this Saturday I spent time working on the Goombas (one for Theron, Tucker, and Patrick) and the Yoshi Eggs (one for Theron, Michelle, and Tucker).  The pattern for the Goombas I got from the website Nerdigurumi.   The author of the site is Emjay Bailey and I love her work.  The Yoshi Egg pattern I got from Sprite Stitch Forum 
The Yoshi Eggs with the Yoshi I made
for Michelle last year.
 I need to buy the blue yarn from Theron's Yoshi and his egg (the white one). 

I was also delayed more (because the above post was started two weeks ago) by the internet and finals.  I couldn't get the pictures to upload to the website.  Then final exams and end of semester activities along with graduation.  Well as of today I am on vacation until June.  If my class makes then I will teach in June but it doesn't look good.  Now that Pell Grants only pay for two semester, many of my students can't afford to pay for the summer semester out of their own pockets.  Right now, I have one student registered for my Calculus II class.  I will not be upset if my class makes or if it doesn't make.  Either way I will be happy. 

Well got to go my nephew Leif requested a Nutella sandwich and has counted to 10.  I guess I am in trouble (wink, wink).  So, I should go fix the sandwich.

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

What progress?

I am sorry that I haven't posted in a month.  I don't know why I haven't but here I am.  I have been working on the Ink Circle Celtic Mystery Stitch-a-long.  I have completed the two crosses and the celtic knots on the side.  Actually right now I have almost completed the border but I will post that on Friday.  You know if I still had every stitch that was put into this pattern, I would have two versions of it.  I am almost through.  I have 4 big blocks left and the two fish in the corner.  It is looking great.
Well, the reason that I am not as far along as I should be on the Ink Circle project is because my cousin/friend Liz's daughter, Michelle, asked me to crochet a red giraffe for her friend Jordi as a wedding gift.  He turned out really cute.  The pattern didn't call for a nose but Liz suggested I put one on anyway.  It looks really good and there is a natural line for the mouth.
Jordi's Giraffe from the back

Jordi's Giraffe from the front

Are you looking at me?
Then my cousin Kevin's daughter-in-law just had a baby girl.  Of  course I had to make a baby gift.  I crocheted this baby blanket in one day.  I t is really easy (double crochet, chain 2 double crochet).  The only problem was that I had two skeins of yarn.  I followed the pattern but only put on 3 of the 5 border rounds because I ran out of yarn.  I actually had to do the last round twice because I was 3 inches from finishing the pattern when I ran out of yarn.  I tightened up my stitches and made it work.  It is a really nice summer afghan for a baby.
Baby Blanket for Kevin's new Grand-baby
I have been working from 7 to 10 every evening on something crafty, then reading from 10 to 11 before bed.  I had to force myself to do this because I get focused on one thing and forget to do the other.  I want to finish all my started projects this year but I also want to empty out a couple of shelves of books.  So, what do I do?  Borrow a book series from Liz.  But, I have been moving through them at a comfortable pace.  Hopefully, this year I can get back to reading as much as I use to.

Well got to go.  I have to drive home now and work on my cross-stitch.  Soon I will be drawing from the box again.

Thanks for stopping by


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Spring Break

So I started Spring Break at a Conference in Biloxi, MS at the Beau Rivage Casino.  I had a great time but I took my Geography content quiz using a coworker's tablet (because mine was dead).  Well, her tablet died in the middle of the quiz but I got to finish it on my iPhone.  I missed one because I was hurrying to finish (the quiz was only 15 minutes long).  I said that China had 1.3 MILLION people when I knew it was BILLION.  Next time I will double check before I submit.  I no longer have a 100 average.

Saturday & Sunday I spent taking out and putting back in (twice) the Celtic knot on the right side.  We stitched at Jennifer's on Sunday.  We celebrated Theresa's birthday with her friend Sue from up north.  We had a great time visiting and stitching.

Then for the rest of the week I have spent cleaning my house and cleaning out my office during the day and stitching on the Celtic Mystery Stitch-a-long.  I haven't made as much progress as I would have liked.  I have finished the frames for the next two patterns and 1/2 of the Celtic knot on the left.  Today I have almost completed my house cleaning.  I have half of my desk (which is an L-shaped desk with a bookshelf built in) to finish cleaning.  Then I plan on spending the rest of Spring Break stitching. Oh yeah, I have a wedding to go to on Saturday but the rest of the time I will be stitching.

Well got to go watch Teen Titans with Leif and hold him.  He's ready for bed and wants all of my attention.  Typical of a 5 year old.

Thanks for stopping by,


Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Week 9 - Progress on Celtic Mystery Stitch-a-long

Celtic Mystery Stitch-a-long
lacking green in the 3 patterns

I got busy this last week on the Ink Circle's Celtic Mystery Stitch-a-long.  I started working on 3 of the patterns.  I was originally working on the upper right corner, but decided to work on the other two below.  So, I stitched one color at a time in each of the patterns.  I have two colors left, purple in the upper left corner, and green in all 3 pattern.

As for Michelle's afghan, I decided to do a basic granny square.  On Wednesday at bowling I finished 6-1/2 squares.  So when I got home I finished the last one.  Now I have 3 patterns left to stitch.  I think I will submit this afghan for the Mississippi State Fair in October.  I think it is going to be a beautiful afghan.  I can't wait to put it together.

Well, I got to go.  I need to finish the 3 patterns I have left.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Stitching deja vue

Ink Circle's Celtic Mystery-Stitch-along
Stitched on Silkweaver - Karma
28 ct. Jobelan
using DMC floss
So as I posted last time, I had to pull out almost all of the right fish looking corner because I can't add.  Funny thing... I had to do it twice.  But I finally got it straighten out.  Also, since I was ripping out thread, I decide to redo the blue on the upper left corner.  The original blue that is suppose to go there is an lighter blue but it faded into the fabric.  So I decide to use only one blue since the pictures don't look like there is a difference in the blues.  I have completed 4-1/2 of the 18 different charts that make up this piece.  I am loving the work and the colors.  I hope to post more progress by the end of this week.

Also, I completed two patterns on Michelle's afghan.  The first was the Nooks and Crannies Square by Sally Ives and the second was the Apple Blossom Time pattern designed by Bonnie Pierce.  The Nooks and Crannies Square was fun to crochet.  I kept having to redo because I would lose track of where I was in the pattern but it was a fun pattern to do.  It turned out beautiful.  The I decided to try the Apple Blossom Time again.  At first I didn't want to do the apple blossom time because it called for E, F, & G hook; I was using K.  But, then I moved to the I hook for several of the patterns because the K was too large.  So, I tried again.  The Apple Blossom Time turned out beautiful. I now have 4 more squares to do for this afghan: (1) the Fisherman's Ring, (2) Early Harvest Square, (3) Basic Granny Square, and (4) Picots, Picots, Picots!  When I finish these squares, I will start on the squares for the Sunflower Afghan.  I can't wait to put Michelle's afghan together.  I am thinking of entering it into the Mississippi State fair this year.  We will see.

Nooks & Crannies
Apple Blossom Time

Well, got to hit the road.  Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed the read.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Plastic Canvas complete (well almost)

Welcome.  I finally finished all of my plastic canvas (well almost all) on February 10th.  First up is the Reindeer.  I finished him on the 6th.  He is very cute but has a funny nose.

Large Santa
On Sunday the 9th, we had two birthday parties.  My nephew Tyler who is 4+1 (5 but not 5) had a present opening party.  (He doesn't want to turn 5 because he doesn't want to go to school).  Then our friend Theresa had a stitching party for my sister Jennifer's birthday.  At the party, I finished the big Santa, the small snowman, the pilgrim, and the angel.  Then I realized that I didn't have a small Santa.  So, I created my own small Santa using others (like the witch and leprechaun) as my guide.  On Monday, I colored the fabric covered wire black and made all of the smiles.  The almost part is I need to get an orange marker to color the fabric to make the smiles & whiskers for the cat and the spider.  Also, I am waiting on Bridget to finish cutting out the Uncle Sam so I can stitch it.

The Snowman, Pilgrim, & my Santa
all of the Holiday Magnets

Ink Circles Celtic Mystery Stitch-a-long
DMC Floss on

Since all of the current projects were finished, I pulled out another project from the box.  And the winner is ... Ink Circles Celtic Mystery Stitch-a-long.  I actually started this project in March 2008 (when they release the first piece).  But, I didn't get very far.  When I picked it up this time it looked like the picture here.  Well, I worked on it all week last week and this weekend.  Then I spent all of Sunday and Monday pulling out what I had put in for the upper right hand corner.  I started stitching on it last night and redid all that I had pulled out.  I will post again on Saturday what I have completed then.  Also, I am still working on squares that are for Michelle's afghan.  My sister-in-law, Katie, helped me figure out the Fisherman's Ring Square so I will work on it this week.  Tonight "we bowl".  So I am going to work on the granny squares.

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you enjoyed the visit.