Wednesday, May 25, 2011


Creche grass

I have the age old excuse for not making an entry.....the dog ate my camera.  Actually, I can't find it since we have been back from my baby's college graduation in California.  Not to worry though, there aren't any graduation photos on the camera because it was pouring rain and we were outside for the ceremony so it was in more than one way a "memorable" experience!

I am back to the creche and working on the grass to the left of the stable (that's a thread hanging down from the plant -  not to worry).  It's amazing how 6 different combinations of green thread make such a subtle picture.  I am still working on the sky in the windows,  and will try to finish the windows so I can pull out the basting threads and work on the crumbling walls.  This is turning into a 6 month project from 4, but I am having fun!

My helicopter lessons are progressing nicely - my teacher has started being critical which is a good sign that he thinks I have potential and can take it.

Lastly, I went to school in Tennessee and I thought I knew what a tornado was until this week.  These people are resilient and strong and we should all be thankful for what we have in life.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

Do This Not That

There's a very popular app out there called Eat This Not That.  I keep trying to follow it but candy is much more enticing than carrot sticks. Get it...both sweet...only one healthy.  (Although, I have moved from Pringles to Veggie Chips).

Last night I was happily doing elongated continental on the "town in the background" on my creche scene when I decided that the steps under the door didn't look quite right.  That's when I consulted the stitch guide....

Now, I had already read the stitch guide twice and written down all the colors on a post it note, but obviously that doesn't seem to be enough for me.  You see Amy has this nice little diagram of the town which I had followed at first and then ignored.  That is NOT a good idea.  If you're going to have the sweet stitch guide you had better look at it!

This is a project that needs constant referral to the stitch guide so you don't have to rip out.  Which is what I just finished doing!

Don't the steps look better!