Friday, December 30, 2011

Through my Window

Thanks for all the great comments about Winter Watergarden.  I really appreciate them!  And welcome to my new followers.

This is probably the last page finish I'll have for 2011.  There's page three of Window stitched with Sticklounge.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas and s finish!

Merry Christmas everybody!   I hope all your Christmas wishes come true!
As you can tell by my title I have a finish!   I finished the stitching yesterday and the last bead went on a little while ago. 
Winter Watergarden is finished!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Ready for Christmas!

I finished the last of my stitched gifts last night and got them mounted and into frames.  We'll see this weekend what their recipients think.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


In the midst of Christmas preparations, I've been stitching on other things too.  I just finished page 3 of Adriana that I'm stitching with the Sticklounge group.  This one works really well for a travel piece since it is stitched on 28 ct.  I've found that I have problems stitching on higher counts in the car. 

Please ignore the tax forms in the background.  This time of the month is really slow for me so I'm getting ready for sending out 1099s next month.  I also take really long lunches and stitch....and my boss is fine with!

Merry Christmas Andie!!

Andie asked for a conversion for Swan Lake.  The conversion I worked out in the very last one under the conversions tab.  Let me know how it stitches up!

I made some changes to the Brooklyn piece last night, in part because a certain cat who shall remain nameless **cough Pita cough** decided the ribbon flower would be fun to play with.  After fixing the flower, I took off a couple of charms and moved a couple more around.  It's in the frame and ready to go.  Just need to take a picture and wrap it up.  It's for Ed's sister's could possibly be a step child some day.  Did you get that?  We'll just call her Josh's girlfriend to make it easier to understand lol!

I have one more to finish for Ed's youngest sister's daughter, Eden.  I did a different flower and stem last night.  Tonight, I just have to add the charms and whatever is going in the center of the flower.  I did learn my lesson though.  It is well protected from a curious little cat. 

Sunday, December 18, 2011

One more to go

I just finished adding pretties to one of the final gifts I'm making.  I'm happy with my first attempt at ribbon embroidery.  My only debate now is mat or no mat?  If mat, should I change the color from white?  The frame started out black that got painted white then saw some pink and purple added.

Friday, December 16, 2011

A Christmas finish

One down and 2 more to go!

I finished this little stocking last night for my sitter.  She's really into Americana and decorates her house for every holiday so I thought this would really work for her.

It's got red white and blue beads in every stitch all the way around and a hanger of silk ribbon in Delphinium from HDF.  Josh asked me after it was done if I was going to stitch one for us too.  I guess that means he approves!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

A little happy dancin'!

I know it's not a finish, but I just finished pages 11 and 12 of Lust!  She's got 77200 stitches completed to make 33%.  Now, I've got to full out some Christmas stitching so I can get onto a couple of finishes for 2011!

Oh, check out the conversions tab.  I think I've got Chatelaine's Deep Blue Sea worked out.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Butterfly Lace Manadala

I just added Butterfly Lace to my conversions.  Deep Blue Sea's materials list is out so I'm working on that one too.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Almost ...

I've almost gotten to the end of the second row of Lust!  With any luck I'll get there tomorrow night.
I've also made some progress with my stocking for my sitter.One side is done.  Ed saw it though and tried to hijack it for a gift for his niece.  So now I've got two more Christmas gifts to get stitched up.  Thankfully they are just the names of two little girls.  I bought the frames last week so with a little spray paint for the frames, a couple of charms, maybe some ribbon and glitter and voila Christmas gifts fit for any little princess :)

Monday, December 5, 2011

Winter's here!

I think winter has finally arrived.   It snowed enough that the boys started to build a snow man. 

I'm trying hard to finish the last two pages of the second row of Lust.  I might just make it.  I finished that last completed flame in about 4 days.

I started my Christmas gift for our sitter yesterday too.  These are both sides of a little stocking ornament that will include a ribbon hanger for a tree or cabinet knob, whatever our sitter decides.  The left one will have a patriotic theme and the right one will just have a simple winter theme.