Monday, October 18, 2010

Goblin Tree - Linda Ravenscroft - Update

Again? Yep. I got the bug and wanted to get more done on her. Here you see a lot of page 13 and a litle of page 14. I didn't take her off the scroll rods and stand, hope you don't mind. Enjoy!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Page 12 is Done


It took me TWO Thursdays, but it's done. I am continuing with her this week.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Goblin Tree - Linda Ravenscroft - 16 Sept. 2010 Update

I haven't worked on her at all this year! I picked her up for the SWIP/UFO SAL on the HAED Board last week, and I'm continuing with her for the Confetti/Detail Stitch SAL this week.
I'm working on page 12 (of 20), hoping I can finish the page by this Thurs. We'll see.....

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Chesterton SK Update

Here is Chester from 8/10

And here he is now:

I am dreading the oncoming Winter, hate to say goodbye to Summer...
Hope you all had a lovely and safe Holiday weekend!

ETA: No, I haven't finished page 1 yet. I am a sloooowwww stitcher. Even when I think I've done a lot! :-0

Friday, August 6, 2010

Tiny Treasures

I've continued work on my Sun Worshipper Cat 3, and he is a treasure! I love working on him!
I will put him down for a while now. The SK Freebie SAL is on till Thursday of next week. I will be working on my choice, Chesterton. He needs the attention anyway. So that's now 2 cats in a row. Big Surprise... ;-)

Have a Stitchy Weekend!

Monday, July 19, 2010

2010 SK SAL (HAED)

I've joined yet another HAED SAL. This is the 2010 July - Dec. StoryKeep SAL. There was a choice of charts, I chose Chesterton by Lesley Anne Ivory. The finished product should look like this:

I have about 1200 stitches in so far. Stitching on 28ct white evenweave, 1X1 full cross. I started in the top left corner. Here's what it looks like now:

Not sure if I posted an update on the Enchanted SK (that's from the 2010 Jan. - Jun. SAL). So this is where I am with her:

I also picked up an old wip I had going. TT Sun Worshipper Cat 3, the artwork is by Katherine Barber, and the chart is retired from HAED. Here's what the original looks like:

And here is what he looks like now:

I'm really enjoying this hot, hot Summer we've been having in NJ. Spending a lot of time floating around the pool. Hope you are enjoying your Summer wherever you may be! Happy Stitching!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Back from Vegas and an Update

I went to Vegas last week for a friend's wedding. I will have pictures soon. She was a beautiful bride and we had an awesome time!
I worked on Dark Cherry a bit before I left. Here's the update on DC:

Monday, June 21, 2010

FROG Bookmark

Here is my very wrinkled bookmark. Isn't he cute?
There's still finishing work to be done, but I hope to stitch a few more of these for my MIL's charity. I'll do the finishing at the very end. I can't believe I've only had one other stitcher offer to stitch with me for this very worthy cause, Candy (who is living in Guatemala). Disappointing to say the very least.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Busy, busy

I have much to share with you, but no time right now! This is just a quick post to tell you about a charitable stitching spree I am trying to get off the ground. If you think you might be able to help, please read on!

My 84 year old MIL's Church class sponsors a local (to them) charity by the name of PATH. Pocono Area Transition Housing. They support abused women and children. MIL's class brings them all the essentials every month. (tissues, toilet paper, diapers, etc.), so they are always looking for ways to raise $$$. She told me about FROG, which stands for Forever Rely On God. Then my wheels started spinning. I know that a lot of stitchers love frogs.

I would love to have stitchers stitch up a quick bookmark that her church group could sell for around $5 or $6.
I found a free chart that can be used here but the word "Fully" needs to be changed to "Forever" on the chart. Maybe any volunteers could change that on the fly(?).
I also think it would be a nice touch if each stitcher would include were they are from stitched down at the bottom, maybe the right bottom corner. Maybe your initials and the state or country of your residence.

If you are interested in helping me with this cause, please let me know by leaving a comment here. You can start stitching from the link, but please change the wording as stated above. I will get out the mailing information soon.

Thank you to all you wonderful stitchers!!!!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Back from Vacation

Just back from Passport to Dry Creek Valley 2010 And we had a great time! The weather was perfect for the entire weekend. We tasted some amazing wines. All I can say is, the '07 vintages kick butt!

We went out on Thursday before it started. On Friday we went up to Lake Sonoma

What a beautiful day! This little guy came out to visit us.

We got a helicopter ride out to the vineyards at Passalacqua Here's some shots of it and the vineyards from above.

You can see all of the pictures at my webshots account, here, click on Passport 2010.

That's it for now. No stitching to show. I hope to get back to my stitching this week!
Thanks for reading!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Lots of Updates

Things around here have been busy lately. My apologies for not posting for so long. I figured I would appease the blogger Gods with lots of pictures. First up is Dark Cherry.

Then there's QS Arthur.

Next up Enchanted Garden. These 3 were , last stitched on during March.

And Tiny Treasure Sun Worshiper Cat 3, he was last stitched on in Feb.

And how about some kitty pictures?

Simba has grown so much! He is 15 lbs. now!

Simon just gets more and more handsome every day!

Storm poses for a pic.
Sky helps me with the laundry.

Happy Stitching!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Been a While!

Yes, I am a bad blogger. I don't know what it is, maybe the terrible weather we have been having all winter. I have just been 'in a mood' for quite a while now. Nothing big, just not in a great frame of mind. I apologize for not being around since last year. I have been stitching and cooking and keeping to my exercise plans.

On the cooking front: I've gotten interested in "Sam the Cooking Guy", he has a show "Just Cook This!" on FitTV. I love his recipes! They're easy and healthy and tasty! One that I really like is Warm Cabbage Salad here's a pic of the first time I made it.

Remember I told you I lost 22 lbs.? Well, I don't really like pictures, but here's an idea of what that looks like. This is me from behind. See how baggy the sweats are? Now, mind you, they were never thight, but look at them now! LOL!

Okay so that's the cooking and exercise/diet front. On to the stitching.

This is the latest on TT Sun Worshiper Cat 3:

I have a new start of Enchanted Story Keep for the HAED Freebie SAL 2010:

I also restarted QS Arthur, but I don't have a scan yet. I've been keeping him under wraps.

So that's all for now. I hope the new year started off well for you all!
Keep Stitching!