Tuesday, April 29, 2008

WIP check

I finished this ornament last week, just need to attach the button to the top of the twig. It's 'Snowflake Mitten' by Stone & Thread, stitched on Lakeside light examplar 32 count with DMC. I picked my own colors to suit me. :) I really need some picture taking help, because they usually look so yucko, this one included. Can you even tell that this mitten is DMC 221??
So, I rounded up all (or at least I *think* it's all) of my WIPS last week. Here's what I found:
*Snapperville-Bent Creek
*Spring Garden-Birds of a Feather
*Pair Tree-Sue Hillis
*Alpha Bird-Sheepish Designs (almost done!)
*Elizabeth-Carriage House Samplings
*Deftly Wrought-Midsummer Night Designs
*Harvest Happiness-Imaginating

Not so terrible. Nevertheless, I've been alternating stitching on Spring Garden (BOAF) and Snapperville(BC) the past several days. I'm about ready to put them both back away, but working as much as I can before caving into a new sampler start. The next thing I need to round up now is all of the things I've got kitted and ready to go. That will be a much longer list for sure. :)


Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Recent Finishes

'Home of a Needleworker Too' by Little House Needleworks-stitched with Crescent Colours on 28 count lambswool linen. I changed the green, but can't remember the name....maybe Spinach? Oh, I also changed the blue as I didn't care for the dirty looking blue color for my house, so changed to GAST 'dungarees'. Check dye lots if interested in doing the same thing-some dye lots of 'dungarees' have plenty of the dirty blue in them too.

This is 'Bunny Blossoms' by Full Circle Designs, stitched on 28 count Vintage Autumn Field linen. I used the DMC colors (model was stitched with GAST), because they were prettier and 'popped' more. The chart came with a little piece of WDW wool, which looks exactly like some regular cream colored wool, out of which I cut the cute bunny and blanket stitched him on.

Caffe Latte by Little House Needleworks, stitched on 40 count Lakeside Vintage Examplar linen with Belle Soie silks.

And hot off the ironing board!!!! is 'Where My Heart Blooms' by Blackbird Designs, stitched on 30 count R&R Korty's Special Blend with WDW and Crescent Colours. I changed WDW 'olive' to CC 'Joshua Tree'. And I changed the Shaker White to CC 'Khaki Mocha'.
I was determined to finish this sampler before starting anything new, and I'm so glad to have stuck with it. The house seemed to drag on forever...... Anyway, I have several WIPS (ufos) that I'm feeling guilty about and thinking I should give some attention to. The trouble is that I also have a lot of things I'd like to start. But I'm sure nobody else can relate to that. ;) I'll gather up all the WIPS in one place later on today for a reality check.
It's a really overcast day here today, so that's my excuse for bla pictures this time.

Well, I'm off to decide what to stitch on next.

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Home Sweet Home

Ah, it's so good to be home! My son had back surgery during the first week of March and due to some complications from that surgery, he has spent the past 1.5 months in the hospital. It's wonderful to be able to live at my house again! My days are pretty busy caring for my son, who now has respiratory issues we've never had to deal with before, but THERE IS NO PLACE LIKE HOME. I'm tearing up thinking about how grateful I am to be home again. We had a scare last night with my son's O2 saturation dropping too low, and the thought of having to go back to the hospital just about made me ill. DH talked to the pediatric pulmonologist on call and he got us through the ordeal. THANK GOD! I hope to stay away from that place for a very, very long time now. Being able to be home means that Dear Son is doing well. It's been pretty rough to see him suffer so much lately.

I do have several finishes to take pictures of (I did a lot of stitching in the ICU!), but since it's late and I'm too tired to round them all up, I'm just going to add a picture of an ornament I made last Christmas that I'm pretty sure I didn't show on the blog before.