Thursday, August 23, 2012


I just finished page 13!!  One of my goals this year on the HAED BB was to get the whole row of pages not gonna happen, but the confetti that makes up all those little flames is done till I get to the other side.  That's good, because I've got to let the hole I poked in my finger pushing the needle through the mess that is the back heal before I can consider coming back to her.

@Melinda - Yep!  I make my own q-snap covers.  First ones I made were done using the instructions here.

@Andie - Summer Knotgarden is another Chatelaine I converted to use HDF

Now, I need to go dig Window out of the WIP pile.  I'd like to stay caught up till it it's finished and it won't be too long till page 14 comes out.

Sunday, August 19, 2012


Wow!  When my DH is home, I don't get a lot of stitching done!  

When I put Summer Knotgarden down a week or so ago, I had finished the first corner of part 5.  Next time I pick it back up, I'll finish part 6 and move onto the next corner.  It seems to be working really well for me to stitch by corner. I'm not getting bored with stitching the same thing over and over and over again.

I've been working on page 13 of Lust for the last week.  This picture is as of Thursday evening.  I've made some more progress but haven't managed to get another picture taken.  

and for my major time sucker, I've finally finished Jakob's bed!  Sorry about the blurry picture.  Jakob and I carried the parts downstairs this morning and put it all together.  He's happy, I'm happy, Josh wants a new bed.  It's almost a win win situation :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

WIPacolypse and Vacation

Hi guys!  Sorry no posts for a while but we actually took a family vacation.  Last one was pre-children.  The oldest is going be 10 this month if that tells you anything.  Once I figure out how to get pictures off my phone, I'll share some with you.  There are some pretty ones of the mountains of New Mexico.

While we were gone, I did get some stitching done.  I finished part 12 of Window.  If I'm correct, that means it's all caught up!  Yay!

In my last order from Hand Dyed Fibers I ordered a new product.  I got two different colors of her Chain, Chain, Bead necklace. I ordered the teal and the black, both with silver clasps.  The teal came with green beads the black came with tealish beads that I switched.  I like to live dangerously like that!  It was super easy to do.  If you can do a simple single crochet, you can do this.  It takes longer to get all the beads onto the ribbon than it does to crochet it.  Then it is just like the name says.  Chain, Chain, Bead!  Easy peasy!  My only problem was I couldn't get the clasp to close enough without pliers that were at home.  

 Here it is over my office chair so you have an idea of the full length.  Cute idea!

Then since Window was caught up, I pulled Summer Knotgarden back out for some attention.  I haven't had this one out since 2010.  I was working on the flowers when my Grandma died and her favorite color was pink.  Made it kind of hard to work on.  I had finished a little of the meadow above the flowers but not a lot. I've made a lot of progress since I pulled it back out.  Only thing is, when I finished Spring Knotgarden, I pulled some of the DMC from Summer Knotgarden and put it all away.  Oops!  So instead of just moving over to the next meadow in part 3, I moved onto part 4.  This is part 4 all done except for some beads in this corner.  I've gotten a good start on part 5 so an update is probably not too far off.