Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Motivation To Do Another House

I have my first Valentine House back from the finisher and it's so sweet that I'm ready to finish another!  I had this finished as an easel back since there are more than one.

House #2

Here's the Christmas ornament that jumped out at me over the weekend.  Stitch guide by Lori Carter.

And while I was boxing up my stuff I decided to look at my grandmother's silver and found this candy dish.  I think it shows the strawberries off much better.

 See you soon!

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

My Two Latest Strawberries Have Arrived!

Hi there,

These are the most awesome little projects ever!

Happy together!

And how all four look in my grandmother's candy dish.

There was more finishing in the box but that's for tomorrow

See you soon

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Finally the Internet is Back on!

Hi all,

Sorry about not posting but we have been without internet for DAYS.  It's sort of comforting that 150 other homes were without it too but when you see 5 trucks at the end of the street working day and night you know it's serious.

I have been stitching but since I like to stitch while streaming video it was sort of slow going.

Here's my latest strawberry.  It's going to sit right here in Miami where at least we are above freezing rather than head off to South Dakota for finishing!

And a close up of the buzzing bees and their skep

I feel sort of bad saying I'm freezing when it's 56 degrees outside but I am!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

First Finish 2019!

Hi there,

Behold my first finish of the year!  I hope I can accomplish as much finishing as I did last year while keeping up with my reading.  I have an exhausting list of projects to complete and books to read.  I am not an Audible person (even though I have an account).  I just can't seem to concentrate on needlepoint and being read to at the same time.  

Plus, we are preparing to move which means assessing your STUFF which is very illuminating.  Try putting all your stitching in one room and taking a good look. It's almost scary.  I already have a bag of canvases that are moving on.  Marie Kondo, the Japanese girl who is the de-clutter queen says "ask yourself if it gives you joy" when looking at your possessions and while all my canvases are very pretty, not all of them give me "joy".  Besides that,  I would have to live to 110 to finish them all!   

So here's to new beginnings!

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Tuesday Has Been Cancelled

 Hi there,

Once again I am starting off the year with a cold!  So Tuesday has been cancelled and I will stay home and rest. I had great plans last night to stitch away on my Valentine House while watching The Clemson-Alabama game but I only made it to half time before I collapsed.  Around 2 am when I finally woke up I checked the score and I guess it was pretty sad after the third quarter.

I did manage to finish the sky and so today will try and do the rest of the beading and put some accentuate in the windows.  Then I will make a plan for tomorrow which will probably involve something green!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Late Arrival

Happy New Year!

This was my last finishing arrival of 2018 but it sure is pretty.  

This is one of the Amy Christmas singles club canvases and while I love the look of Jessicas I do NOT like reading the diagrams!

I've got a few more strawberries to finish up and half a Valentine House to do next!  Then I need to really look at my huge projects and pick one to finish in 2019.  That seemed to work for me last year. I'm leaning towards Row of Ladies - I just love that piece!  And of course the gingerbread house Oh My!

See you soon

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Heading to the Finish!

Hi all,

I have one last week in between kid visits to finish up my 2018 stitching and pack it away for the year.  My Art Basel baby has gone back to LA and will be back next Wednesday and her baby sister a few days later.  I only get to see them a few times a year so everything will be on hold until
January 1st.

I am so proud of myself for finishing up a series.  These have been great little projects.  My stitching buddies helped me with the cording so this should get done this week.

Not to worry I have already made my 2019 stitching "to do" list!

Have a wonderful Christmas 🎄🎄🎄