Monday, September 29, 2008

Rotation Change

I guess I will be changing my rotation! First off I did put 1,540 stitches in the HAED wolf piece. Tomorrow I was going to start back in on the LL angel that I am stitching for my dd. But Saturday I get an email from her with two links saying I need these. What you ask where they links to? Cross stitch patterns one for a black boston terrier and one for a brown boston terrier just like she and her boyfriend have. So of course being the mom that I am not thinking about all the statsh I all ready have I ordered them. Talked to her yesterday and she would like to have me stitch those before the angel. So tomorrow I think I will work on my canvas piece hopefully finishing it up this week. I think I will go with one week HAED wolf, then a week of small items(need to get some ornaments stitched up), the terriers, then week of small. I have been thinking I really need to go on a statsh fast but there is so much out there:)!!!
Until next time,
May you be blessed with stitches,

Monday, September 22, 2008

Stitchy Retreat Update

What a fun weekend I had! I think everyone felt the same. Our trip started friday morning and we started by stopping at a couple of needlework shops along the way. Our first stop was at Designer Desk in Geneva,IL and this is what I picked up there:
Two Little House Needlework patterns, Time Passes with fibers and a cute little ort bag perfect for needlework classes. We also had lunch there (yummy), visited a beed shop and a chocolate shop (yummy,yummy)

We nexted traveled up to Welcome Stitchery in Crystal Lake, IL and I bought the following patterns along with the linen and silks for each.

After that we traveled up into Wisconsin to where we stayed at a beautiful Salvation Army Campground. Our accomodiations where great and we where feed very well. We stitched, ate and slept till Sunday noon when we traveled home:(. Well the guys missed me and I have another stitchy weekend planned in April with Hoosier Stitchers yahoo group can't wait.

Well I think I goofed when I was trying to upload some of my stitching picture. The wolf is what I will start on Tuesday as my rotation. It is my first HAED and so far I am enjoying it. It is over half done and I am stitching it for my DS.

This is what I stitched over the weekend and since I returned it is the Needlwork shop by country cottage. It is a fun stitch and I love the colors.

Well until we meet again
May you be blessed with stitches,

Friday, September 19, 2008

A Finish!!!

I finished a small thing Wednesday night. It is a SB Autumn is giving. Looking forward to "finishing" it as a small pillow.

What a week it has been. We had a lot of rain over last weekend here in NW IN the result was that the major road between IN and IL was flooded and closed. Unfourtnately it is the road I travel into work so it was a long commute. Then when I finally got home last night 15 minutes later they opened it back up. Which is a very good thing.
Today I am off to a stitchy retreat with some ladies from my EGA group. We are going up to WI and staying till Sunday noon. We take off in a few hours and will stop at a couple of LNS along the way. Then after we get there it will be a stitchy weekend!!! Well I should probably be getting ready need to go to the bank (STASH $$$$) and get gas.
Until next time,
May you be blessed with stitches!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Season Update

I just finished up my week rotation working on my season canvas piece and thought I would show you an update:

I finished the bottom row this week just two more squares and then the outline. Tommorrow I will start a week of small item rotation. I am going to work on an autumn piece by shepards bush.
We have had lots of rain over the weekend. 12 inches according to our local paper. My prayers to those that lost loved ones in the local flooding. I pray everyone is all surviving and that the flood waters go down quickly.
Until next time
May you be blessed with stitches!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Can Fall be far away?

The evenings are cooler along with the mornings. I actually grabbed a sweater as I left for work this morning. I have also seen a few leaves with some very slight change. Yes I am crazy for the cooler weather and even winter. Give me a sweater, jeans and socks any day!!
An update on my Seasons I finished the middle block in the bottom row and started the left block in the bottom row today. This will be like a nine patch when finished so I have only 4 blocks left and then an outline. I still can not decide how I want to finish it yet.
Until next time,
May you be blessed with stitches,

Monday, September 8, 2008

L & L Update

I did not get as much done on my Angel of summer as I had hoped this rotation. I did the wing but it gives me something to look forward to the next time I work on it.

This is what I will be working on in the coming week:

It is a canvas piece by Amybear designs called Seasons.
Besides stitching not much has been going on. Work has been hectic in that we are going through a data processing conversion and I will be so happy when it is done.
Happy to see that football has started and all my favorite teams won this week!! Good job CHS, Trine (Tri-State), Purdue, University of Florida and da Bears!!
Until next time:
May you be blessed with stitches,


Thursday, September 4, 2008

Waving Hi!

Just a quick note to say Hi! This week I am working on a L&L angel. I do not know why I am having such trouble saying motivated with this one but I am. I almost jumped ahead on my rotation and skipped it. But decided against it and was suprised that it was almost fun to stitch on. So hopefully this week I will get at least the wings in.
Until next time;
May you be blessed with stitches,

Monday, September 1, 2008

Oh Well,

Well I could not get my lizzie kate "finished" this weekend after all. My sewing machine decided to give me fits. I think I will have to have it looked at. Hopefully I can get this done real soon. I did get some more finished on my haed design and also did some statsh shopping at the haed site because of their 25% off sale. Hope you all had a stitchy weekend.
Until next time,
May you be blessed with stitches,