Wednesday, October 17, 2018

More Vacation Stitching

 Hi everyone,

A little over a year ago I said to my family...."I have been through my LAST hurricane". (That would be Irma).   They all stared at me like I had finally lost my marbles.  After all, I go back to Hurricane Donna in 1960 so you would think I was ok with hurricanes.  But no... I have decided to re-locate and take them all with me.  So off to North Carolina I go - I've been there twice now this summer and was there last week when Hurricane Michael followed me up there.  And that is no joke- we were leaving Georgia on the way to North Carolina on Wednesday and we were NOT STOPPING.  (Lesson learned: You can run but you cannot hide)  This trip we decided to take the car to see if it was possible to live through THAT experience as well.

Did you know that you can get a LOT of stitching done on a 2 day car trip?  I also found out how much/little you get done stitching per hour.  It took me about 5 hours to stitch this background starting in rush hour in Miami and ending in Jekyll Island, Georgia.

Tonight I finished this little strawberry with the beads and the ribbon.  I've left the striped ribbon a little long until I get it back and then I can trim it post finishing.

Now I can finish my last Halloween candy which was the other vacation stitching I took with me.

Happy Wednesday!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Almost Fall

Hi everyone,

I've got one more strawberry done.  Love little projects!

So now it's on to fall stitching before it's time to work on Christmas stitching.  Notice I'm completely bypassing Thanksgiving this year EVEN THOUGH I STILL HAVE ALL 5 ELEGANT THANKSGIVING PIECES TO DO!!  This is a group project with my friends so it's more fun than working alone.  We all get to help each other.  And it's pretty small which is a plus.

I'm hoping one of my friends has the red-orange beads for this little guy's eyes.  Even I don't want to buy a tube of beads for 3 beads.

Once I get this under control I need to get back to the Gingerbread House.  Not sure what happened with my plan to do 2 sections a week???

And I signed up to do the companion piece to that house in February!  OMG

Have a great Wednesday


Wednesday, September 26, 2018

First Strawberry Finish

Here's my first strawberry from Barbara's Needlepoint.

I changed some threads because the ones in the kit were just too heavy for me.  So that's 2 strands of white floche instead of Pepper Pot and then the dit dot in between is a cross stitch in white Petite Silk Lame.  I've got one more to finish from my last trip (they went to North Carolina) and then I'll send them in for finishing.

Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

What's Next ?

My friend Millie loves to tease me about my unfinished projects. 

Here's a blast from the past.  I uncovered this while organizing my stitching closet.  It's a pink birdhouse all kitted up.  It's from WAY BACK so it's pretty easy.  I think I'll try and do it in sections - starting with the purple shutters.  I think I last worked on this in 2010, but whose counting years at this point!

Then of course there's the gorilla on my desk.  Oh, I have come so far!  Next up here is to finish the last witch's hair and hat.  At least I finished all those pesky little pumpkins!  The trees are another issue 😝  Something involving gnarly branches....

Have a great day!

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

A Decision is Finally Made

Hi there,

This one has been sitting next to my desk for about a month while I ponder the ground beneath the house.  Tonight I finally decided that ground doesn't have to be straight across.  And I actually like it this way .  How many canvases have I done with rolling hills??? So my Halloween house now has a rolling  ground.

I especially like the spider climbing up the wall!  I do hope he's not destroyed in the finishing process!

This was another fun canvas that I had FOREVER and now it's done!

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Sunday Finish Off the Shelf

Hi there,

It took 2 days and the longest Dolphin game ever to get this finished.  I only have one more candy so I think I will aim to finish up this series.  This one had a LOT of beads as you can see.  The last one has almost none!

Have a great week!