Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
But I got it restitched, and am eager to get to part 5 next month.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food and water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable. All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor; those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing: they miss someone very special to them; who had to be left behind. They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. The bright eyes are intent; the eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to break away from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster. YOU have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Two more ornaments stitched! This is Be Merry, by Val's Stuff. It was in the 2009 Just Cross Stitch Ornament Issue. It is stitched on 20 count blue lugana, over 1 fabric thread. I did 2 previously with 1 thread over 1, but these I did with 2 threads over 1. Can't decide which ones I like better. They still need to be ornamentified, but at least I have a head start on Christmas.
Monday, July 26, 2010
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
It is a wonderful limited edition kit by Raise the Roof Designs. Rumor has it that the designer will be releasing some more as she found some more of the ribbon used for the tail.
I would love to stitch a few more of these, and I have the fabric, but I am having trouble finding the ribbon. If any of you out in blog-land find this ribbon, please let me know!
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Friday, July 16, 2010
I finally am able to post pictures of this fun exchange that was hosted by Becky a number of months ago.
This is the pin pillow that I stitched for Despina. After a number of mishaps and mailing issue, I have finally received word from Despina that it arrived in her mailbox.
I received this lovely pin pillow from Lillie, who lives in Malaysia. Thank you, Lillie, for the lovely pin pillow!
And thanks to Becky for hosting the exchange!
Monday, July 12, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Friday, July 09, 2010
Thursday, July 08, 2010
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
an oportunity for a private tour of the Cuneo Mansion near Libertyville, Illinois.
The mansion was built by the CEO of Commonwealth Edison, and later purchased by the Cuneo family, who founded Hawthorn Melody dairy. It is now owned by Loyola University and is used for many functions. My Best Friend's Wedding, as well as two other movies, was filed there.
The house also contains the family's various collections, and is well worth seeing.
If you look closely at this photo of the back of the house, you will see director Bill Forsyth on the right, with the ball cap and beard. He and his entourage were scouting this location for an upcoming move.
Tuesday, July 06, 2010
One of the designers that was participating in the shopping boutique at the Sue Hillis Stitch-In was Catherine Jordan. Her work is very unique and I fell in love with the maps that she had displayed. Texas and Illinois! I had to have them.
The Texas chart came only as kit, complete with fabric paints that I will have to mix to get the right colors.....intimidating to be sure!
However, help is on the way! Catherine will be teaching in Madison Wisconsin in August! Marguerite and I will be heading up to hear the lecture on fabric painting, and then take the two day class. The class project is a map of the Great Lakes! How perfect! I can't wait!
Monday, July 05, 2010
This is the stitched kit that was handed out at Sue Hillis' Memorial Day Stitch in. When stitched on 28 count over two, it fits in a standard 5 x 7 frame. Since I anticipate running out of wall space soon, I decided to be a little different.
At Sue's two years ago, Sara S stitched the piece over one and finished it as a pin keep and sent it to me. Prior to this year's event, Sara stitched this year's piece over one and make it into a needlebook. So, I stitched mine over 1, too! I couldn't talk Sara into finishing it into a needlebook for me, I will finish it into a pinkeep to match the one Sara did for me two years ago.
I need to find some fabric for the back, nothing in my stash is looking right.
Friday, July 02, 2010
Unfortunately, the shop is now just needlepoint, which really wouldn't be a bad thing, but not as well stocked with fibres as it should be. The fibres that were there were not organized well at all. There was a rack of handpainted canvases, but very few counted canvas charts. I did find out that struck my fancy, but the poor selection of fibres didn't allow me to kit it up.
Thursday, July 01, 2010
Bavarian Table Topper no
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas 2 hours, better than nothing
10 hours on Logan’s stocking no
November cup ‘o Tea no
8th day of Texas Christmas ornament yes
Quilt square for Loves Quilts no
June Handblessings project yes
afghan square #9 yes
Mystery sampler part 8 no
Work on Cloister garden no
Meine Herzchen June yes
EMS Rose Sampler Part 3 yes
Work on Crystal Iris yes
Bent Creek photo booth no
LHN Ornament no
Kit up Logan’s birth sampler and perhaps take a few stitches no
Memorial Day Stitch-In project yes
Sweet Treats Needle Pocket yes
Go Fly a Kite fob yes
Finish pin pillow yes
Finish biscornu construction yes
3rd strawberry ornament finished
4th strawberry ornament finished
5th strawberry ornament finished
6th strawberry ornament finished
7th strawberry ornament finished
8th strawberry ornament finished
4th Be Merry ornament yes
Stitcher’s bellpull part 1 yes
Stitcher’s bellpull part 2 yes
Bavarian Table Topper
10 hours on Rocky Mountain Christmas
10 hours on Logan’s stocking
November cup ‘o Tea
9th day of Texas Christmas ornament
Quilt square for Loves Quilts
July Handblessings project
afghan square #10
Mystery sampler part 8
Work on Cloister garden
Meine Herzchen July
EMS Rose Sampler Part 4
Work on Crystal Iris
Bent Creek photo booth
Kit up Logan’s birth sampler and perhaps take a few stitches
Stitcher’s bellpull part 3