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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Finally, I post Something!

I can't believe I haven't posted since June 1. Egad! I think it has been just too hot and I am just not motivated. But I have a been busy. I have my craft room about half done. I never knew I had so much STUFF. I am not sure where it is all going to go. lol

I have a couple of finishes this month. Finally finished the french knot bunny tail on Miss Fiona Rose Garden by By the Bay.
I have worked on a couple of Halloween projects and finish a special one by La D Da:

I have a couple more in progress that I need to finish but I little at a time...

I recentlly I took up yet another hobby. Knitting. I am really enjoying this and, of course, I want to make the most complex projects. lol. But I have finished a simple knit scarf and neckwarmer. I know , I know, its hot in Texas but it's the process of learning a new craft.
I make it a goal this month to post more often, cross my heart!

Monday, June 1, 2009

June goals and May revisited

Wow, June is here. That means its summer. How did that happen? I got a number of things done in May, stitchy and non-stitchy so I feel like it was a good month. I was a little ambitious in setting my stitching goals so I plan on being a little more conservative this time - snicker!

For stitching this month I am going to finish a couple of works in progress, get some work done on a Bap or two and get some of my pieces framed. I also volunteered to help get an EGA chapter started in my area, so if anyone has had experience with, your thoughts are most welcome. I also need to get my crafting room set up. Lots to do!!

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Sunday March 31 2009

Hi, all. It has been a very busy week. We had our first meeting on the new stitchers group here in San Angelo. Some very nice ladies showed up and it was great to meet them. I learned about a fiber shop here that I did not know about and had time after the meeting to go by. Its called WoolnCotton. Such a neat little store, although mostly knitting, wool and fabric. But it got me interested in expanding my crafting a little. I bought a knitting mag today and, true to form, everything I want to make takes advanced skills. I did the same thing with cross stitching lol. I think I start with a pot holder.

Just a couple of WIPs to show today:

First is Miss Fiona's Rose Garden by By the Bay Needlearts. I ran out of the thread to finish the petals but it is on the way. I also got tired knotting for the tail and have to finish that but it's close.

Next is Night Creatures by the Gathering Place. I try to do at least one Christmas, Easter and Halloween each year. Guess which one this is. I did it on 14ct that I had in my stash. I haven't used 14ct in years and it's not my favorite but I like the colors on this.

And, finally, Heavenly Grace by P.Buckley Moss. I never knew there were so many shades of Light Blue lol.

More later, y'all

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Older Things

2009 Finishes

M Stitches



Raise the Roof

May 1 - Beginning Again

It has been a while since I posted, so much has been going on. So I figure May Day is a good time to start new. My DH and I have finally moved to San Angelo, Texas. I have spent the last couple of weeks packing and now have to unpack - yuk! But we are here and I love it. It is nice to walk outside and it is warm. I loved living in East Texas and met some of the nicest people there but I miss the warm dry of West Texas .
I am setting up my stitching room - Yahoo! It will take a while but I am stitching along anyway. I have almost finished Miss Fiona Rose Garden but I got to the end of one color and need just a little more. I ordered it and expect it to get here before I am done with the french knots on her tail!
Thanks to the help and patience of my DH, I finally have some picture to show. Next time he will probably take the pictures since I, apparently, can not focus LOL.

Here are a few WIPS:

This is the very beginning of Lavender and Lace Fairy Godmother.

Bent Creek Snapperbets

Brandon's Garden (Blackwork with hand dyed Waterlilies
Also in the works I have:
Hanging Gardens of Semiramis - Chatelaine
Protection - HAED
Heavenly Grace - P.Buckley Moss

Thursday, March 5, 2009

It's March

Well, okay is has been March for a few days. LOL. And a busy March it has been. I wouldn't mind if it would slow down just a little bit.

Both my DHs and my cars went kaput and we ended up having to get new ones. We didn't really want to but when the transmission goes (mine), it really isn't work fixing. Thank you to a friend who helped us out with financing. Of course, it rains - well you know that old saying. Two days after signing the papers on the cars, I lost my job. So, I am out hitting the job market and the choices are slim. We have a few more things going on, but I won't whine anymore.

But now I do have more time to stitch LOL. I have gotten one of my stash diet done the snapperbet part 1. I am working on pushing up daisies and should have that done by early next week. I think I will pick up one of the bigger projects after that. Now that I don't have access to my work computer, I have to figure out another way to get some photos on this site. I will have to talk to DH. He is the computer whiz and can help me to figure it out.

I hope everyone has had a great beginning of March and I will post more later.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

February 2009 - New Goals

Most people make resolutions in January. I've always been a late starter. So new resolutions for 2009 are made in February. I just started a new diet with my cross stitch group- a stash diet. I don't think this is going to be a easy as it sounds. So here is what I have resolved to complete. I will post pictures and updates here to share with my stitching friends.

Heres the list:
HAED - Protection just started
Lavender and Lace - Fairy Godmother 20% done
Bent Creek - Snapperbets 1
Gathering Place - Night Creatures
Chatelaine - Spring Morning
P. Buckley Moss - Heavenly Grace 50% done
Raise the Roof - Peter's Cotton Knits
Raise the Roof - Pushing up Daisies
By the Bay - Gathering Place Sampler
By the Bay - Miss Fiona's Rose Garden

I have other projects in the works and I will keep working on them but they are not going on this list since I won't finish them any time soon.