Sunday, November 18, 2018

Is Anybody There? Does Anybody Care?

I haven't had a comment in over 15 days!  It looks like people are viewing my blog, but not a single comment.  Makes me wonder if I should continue.......

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Another Quick Finish

You might remember seeing this awhile back, I ran out of the floss for the background and had trouble matching it to get it finished.  I got something very close and think I did okay with it!  So now the Veteran's Day Panel is done, and there are only two more to go!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A Small Finish

Finished another panel for the SamSarah perpetual calendar.  Yet another panel should be finished in a day or two, and then I will only have two more panels to stitch!  The finishing won't happen until spring when I can go outside to spray the spray adhesive, but we are getting there!

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ornament Exchange at ANG

 We held our annual holiday party for the Fox chapter of the American Needlepoint Guild this evening.  It was a lovely dinner with great conversation.  Unfortunately I didn't win a door prize.....but then I really didn't need a door anyway....

The highlight of the evening was our ornament exchange.  I received this lovely ornament stitched and finished by Reena.  It is lovely and I will treasure it.
I forgot to take a picture of the ornament that I stitched, but it looks just like this one.  Jeannie received my ornament and I hope she liked it.

Monday, November 12, 2018

The Sewing Machine Part Has Been Found!

Some very kind people on Facebook pointed me to a number of sites that had this part available.  So glad I didn't give up.  The part should be here by next Monday or so, and then I will drive it to the sewing machine hospital and have the kind man install it for me.  He will also give the machine a good cleaning.  I should be back to sewing on her again soon.

Thursday, November 08, 2018

RIP Dear Friend

We met in 1975, when you were a wedding gift from my maternal grandparents, and you came
to live with me.  We have been together ever since.  You were by my side during those late night sewing sessions, when the kids were in bed and I finally had some time to sew.  With your help I made curtains and drapes for two apartments and then two homes.  With your help I made cloths for the children and myself, mended countless pairs of jeans and other article of clothing, made Halloween costumes, costumes for Christmas plays, prom dresses for the girls and prom vests and bow ties for the boys.  You zig zagged thousands of yards of cross stitching fabric.  After 43 years, you have cracked your pattern cam and replacement parts are no longer available.

I don't think any other machine can take your place!  RIP dear friend, you will be missed.

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

I Need a Little Help From My Friends!

Stitching Friends.

 I am in need of a skein of Gentle Arts Moonlit Path (from their simply shaker line) that looks like the background of the stitched piece and the leaflet. All I can find looks like the full skein on the bottom, and it definitely doesn’t match, not even close! If anyone has this older dye lot in their stash, I would love to purchase it from you!

UPDATE:  after extensive searching and lots of conversations with the people at Gentle Arts, we have come to the conclusion that the skein I had used was mismarked, but we can't figure out what it should have been.  There are a colors that are close, so I am going to work with those to finish the piece and hope it turns out okay!  And what have we learned from this exercise?  make sure you have enough floss for the entire piece before you start!