Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Mirabilia RR finish

I stitched Middy on Autumn's RR. Angi (faerystitcher) stitched Queen Mermaid. I just included Angi's portion because they fit so nicely on the scanner together. So nice to have a quick finish. :) I may try to work in an exchange piece I signed up for before going back to the rotation.

In other news, we got our family picture taken for the first time since Katie was born. I think it came out rather well. :)

Friday, August 17, 2007

Alex is 12!

UGH! Just one more year until my 'baby' is a teenager. Sometimes it seems he is there already, and other days he still seems like my little boy. *sigh* Does this mean I'm getting old and matronly?? To have a son that old - and to be talking like, "Oh seems like just yesterday..." Yeah, I know, probably. I am so proud of him- he is such a great kid that never gives us an ounce of trouble. He is having "the guys" over for a sleepover tonight and we bought him a few games for his new Nintendo DS for his birthday. He worked all summer doing chores and saved his money to buy it for himself, so we felt that would be a good present. He's starting 7th grade in a few weeks and I just don't know where the time went.

Anyway, in stitching news I've decided to do Chatalaine's Heritage Sampler! Its an expensive design to purchase, and the materials are also expensive, so for me buying the pattern and design is a committment to actually stitch this one. I have a lot of cheaper patterns I buy thinking that I like the design and hope to get around to stitching it one day - but it isn't a firm committment until I've pulled it out of the stash drawer to start. Not so with Chatelaine's - if I buy 'em - I stitch 'em cause I could never justify the cost if I didn't! Sooo this one will probably take the open spot I had for Friday's - I don't want to hold off starting it for fear that I then won't stitch it and will have wasted all the money I spent on it. Am I just neurotic about that or what?

So now I need to decide what fabric to use to stitch it. My main contenders are Morning Dew by Silkweaver in Belfast or Joblean, or perhaps Lambswool Joblean from Wichelt. But then I saw Porcelain on the Silkweaver site and thought that might go nicely too - it is a good neutral. Anyone have a piece of Morning Dew in their stash that they might be able to comment on how dark it is? Is it subtle enough to stitch leaves and flowers and not loose the greens??

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Growing Inspiration

This piece is so much fun to work on - so satisfying to finish each little flower, leaf, and bird. It is slowly but steadily growing, and because I enjoyed working on it so much this Thursday, I kept right on stitching on it on Friday (friday is my "free" day in the rotation). So sad to put it away, but hey, Thursday isn't that far off right? :)

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Silkwood Manor

Yikes, I've been so busy at work lately that I haven't felt much like being on the computer to blog lately. I usually make time to check the boards and email, but then I want to stitch in the remainder of my free time!

Anyway, the new rotation is working out really well and I love being able to get in a little progress on all my pieces each week. Here is Silkwood Manor. Yes, I know there are still smudges on the pic - apparently there is actually something wrong with the lens - it is not just dirty. Guess that is what I get for buying a cheap camera off ebay - you get what you pay for - sigh. It'll have to do for now though, and I think you get the idea.