Sunday, February 19, 2017

Finally, Something Finished!

 Well, the stitching is finished!  This is going to be a 2 inch Bargello Ball once it is ornamentified.    I taught this project at our ANG Guild this past week, and will teach the construction in a few months, so I didn't want to confuse people, so I didn't 'finish' the piece, I just completed the stitching.  This one is done on 22 count mono canvas, and I used some Kreinik fine braid and some Rainbow Gallery Sparkle Rays. 
For the 3 inch Bargello Ball, I used Fyre Works instead of Kreinik and also used Sparkle Rays.  This one is stitched on 18 count mono canvas. 

They both sparkle a lot more, the pictures don't do them justice.  I will also be teaching this project for our EGA guild in a few months.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

More Cheesecake

This week's baking produced another cheesecake.  This one is call Hollywood Cheesecake from the Philadelphia Cream Cheese Cheesecake cookbook.  I have made it before, but it has been a long time.  I wanted to use my heart shaped springform pan since it was still fairly close to Valentine's Day, and I knew this recipe worked in that pan, so here it is.  I guess it was good, my taste testers ate the whole thing.....and I didn't even get a tiny piece!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Baking again!

I finally found some motivation to bake again!  This time I made an Apple Crisp Cheesecake.  I have been wanting to try this recipe for quite some time, but something always got in the way.  The biggest obstacle was that it called for a 6 inch springform pan.  Since I love cheesecake, I have quite a collection of springform pans....2 10 inch, 2 9 inch, 1 8 inch and 1 heart shaped, but no 6 inch.  I check a bunch of stores that had baking pans and such, but one of them had 6 inch pans either.....until I checked JoAnn Fabrics....they had them!  They were on sale, and I had a coupon, so they weren't very expensive either (as opposed to the ones I saw on google)  So I bought two......

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Well, I got some stitching done in January.  Not as much as I would have liked, but life keeps getting in the way.  I did finish all of my sample stitches for the ANG Guild, I had 10 left to do, and I had 20 Crazy January starts - 10 of which are finished.  Hopefully February will bring more stitching time.

January
WISPS:
10 hours Rocky Mountain Christmas  
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II 

In Progress
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Mini Embellishment Project 
French Alphabet Sampler page 3 
April flower of the month
Small bargello ball 
Landon’s Stocking

Crazy January Starts
November Joyful World worked on it
SamSarah fruits  ( 6 of them)
                Melon worked on it
                Lime      worked on it
                Berry  worked on it
                Pear  worked on it
                Kiwi  worked on it
                Apple  worked on it
Afternoon in Paris worked on it
Afternoon in Rome worked on it
Elongated Continental Stitch  finished
Slanted Victorian Step Stitch finished
Giant Diagonal Mosaic  finished
Double Diagonal Brick  finished
Caswell Stitch  finished
Puff ornament finished
Byzantine Variation Stitch  finished
Acacia Tree Flat Stitch  finished
Zig Zag Stitch  finished
Stitch-a-long sampler worked on it
Cushion Stitch  finished

Future New starts
Biscornu
Perforated paper ornament (2)
Bargello ball
Scissor fob
Ornament finishing sample piece
Ladybug pin
A Fall Heart
December Joyful World
Afternoon in New York
Afternoon in London
Candy Corn Heart
Gingerbread Heart
Winds of Grace (6 of them)
Towmater x 2
Lightning McQueen x2
Cupcake ornaments:
                Logan
                Natalie
                Owen
                Peter
                Justin
                Nathan
Spring
Summer
Winter
Crystal Violets
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Carnival
Walking on Water’s Edge

February
WISPS:
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas  
Antique Map and Needlebook
Heirloom Christmas Sampler
Oveture II 

In Progress
4 person RR Marguerite’s
Mini Embellishment Project 
French Alphabet Sampler page 3 
April flower of the month
Small bargello ball 
Landon’s Stocking

Crazy January Starts
November Joyful World
SamSarah fruits  ( 6 of them)
               Melon
               Lime     
                Berry 
                Pear 
                Kiwi 
                Apple 
Afternoon in Paris
Afternoon in Rome  
Stitch-a-long sampler

Future New starts
Biscornu
Perforated paper ornament (2)
Bargello ball
Scissor fob
Ornament finishing sample piece
Ladybug pin
A Fall Heart
December Joyful World
Afternoon in New York
Afternoon in London
Candy Corn Heart
Gingerbread Heart
Winds of Grace (6 of them)
Towmater x 2
Lightning McQueen x2
Cupcake ornaments:
                Logan
                Natalie
                Owen
                Peter
                Justin
                Nathan
Spring
Summer
Winter
Crystal Violets
Peter’s stocking
Mark & Karen’s wedding sampler
Tony & Melissa’s wedding sampler
Carnival
Walking on Water’s Edge

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Crazy January Challenge Day 20

This is Fresh Apple, the final piece of the Farmer's Market series by SamSarah Designs.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Crazy January Challenge Day 19

Day 19 start is the Fresh Kiwi from SamSarah Designs Farmer's Market series.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Crazy January Challange Day 18

Day 18's start was Fresh Pear, from the Farmer's Market Series by SamSarah Designs.  Only two more of these designs......guess what I will be starting the next two days.....