Sunday, October 31, 2010

Lady of Shalott HD

Done at last! I started this Teresa Wentzler piece June 2009. That's not bad at all. I've wanted to stitch this piece for a while. Alas, it will sit in my to-be-framed pile until Matt gets a job. :-)

And now a Just Nan needlecase and then a dive into the WIPs. Yay!

Happy Halloween!

HOE autumn exchange received

I received this lovely fob from Lynn! The piece is Autumn Keeper from the Drawn Thread. I've been wanting to do this one for a while, and Lynn got creative with the sparkly color scheme. I really like it. Thanks, Lynn!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Autumn exchange

I made these two pieces for the autumn exchange on Hooked on Exchanging for Becky. The piece is Autumn Biscornu by Barbara Ana, and the fob takes one of the little squirrels from it. I have more pics too. This was a fun stitch and took a little longer than I thought it would!

I have put the last stitches into the Lady of Shalott and will get the backstitching done tomorrow. If I can manage to do the beading while watching Logan (ha!), I may have another finish to show.

We've all been sick these last two weeks, and I'm afraid it's gotten into my chest, despite antibiotics. It may be time to head back to the doctor. Matt's been busy with school and takes the FE tomorrow -- a day-long engineering exam that would look very good on his resume. I hope he passes!

I hope you have a happy Halloween!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Lady of Shalott update

So close I can taste it!

Yesterday I started a Just Nan pinkeep, the peacock one. I needed something to take with me, and the border seemed like something I could do easily. Now to do the over-one stitching -- the not-so-easy part.

Most of my stitching this month has been on an autumn exchange. I mailed it off, so I should be able to post pics soon. It's very cute. ^.^

I hope you're enjoying the fall weather. I mowed yesterday, and now I have a bad sore throat. I hope it' just allergies....

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Halloween exchange received

Edgar sent me this awesome exchange. Logan went straight for the candy and stuffed his mouth right after I snapped the pics. I don't know who was more excited about the package -- and I was pretty darn excited! It's the neatest box, and I can use it to store some of my other Halloween smalls during the off season.

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Halloween exchange

Here's the package I sent for the Hooked on Exchanging Halloween exchange. My partner was Missy Ann. The piece is one of the pumpkins from Three Pumpkins by Prairie Grove Peddler. I have more pics on my website. I'm going to stitch these for myself too at some point.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Lady of Shalott update

I'm closing in on a finish. I had to take a break to work on a Halloween exchange piece, which I mailed off Friday, but I'm making steady progress on this one. The flowers were a pain, especially the backstitching. Maybe one more pic before the finish! Then I really need to get to work on a piece for Matt, Magnificent Wizard. I'd like to have it done by the time he graduates in May.

But first, I need to work on a fall exchange piece for Hooked on Exchanging. What to stitch, what to stitch....

My boy: Logan recently celebrated his third birthday. I made him a car cake -- supposed to be Lightning McQueen, but I didn't do a great job of decorating because he wanted to watch...and hit the table and bump my arm and talk to me.... This is why moms shouldn't make their own kids' cakes. :-) I'll try to post a pic at some point. He's an ornery little guy -- apparently he got it from both mom and dad. But he's sure cute!

Reading: I've gotten hooked on supernatural romance novels thanks to Missy Ann. I'm read J.R. Ward's Black Dagger Brotherhood series right now. Is it hot in here?