Thursday, October 15, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
It is a The Prairie Schooler design. It is a small pouch and I put some dried Oregon lavender in it from my garden. It turned out really cute. I attached by ribbon a stitched tag.
Right now I'm working on Amazing Grace by My Big Toe. I'm doing it on 32 count over 1 which is taking more time then usual because my linen is a bit more uneven then I originally thought. It is going to be beautiful when done. I'm waiting for a few patterns to arrive at Acorns and Threads (our local store) then I'll be starting some other ones.
Today, I have some apples to turn into apple sauce, zucchini and carrots into muffin batter (which I'm freezing for later use), grapes for juice and cabbage from my garden that I'm making into bleu cheese coleslaw which is the best coleslaw ever. I'll have to get out a roast to make bbq sandwiches to put with the coleslaw. yum.
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Especially field trips to the local cross stitch store. Acorns and Threads is located in Beaverton, OR. We are very, very lucky to have it and all the ladies are so nice. They are holding two patterns for me which I'm going to pick up tomorrow. The first one is for the Smalls SAL that Becky started recently (autumn themed for the first round). I keep changing my mind about which one to do :). I'm thinking about making one of the squares into a scissor fob.
I'm still waiting to hear from my exchange partner with the Year Long Prairie Schooler exchange. I'm going to give up by Monday and stitch a replacement piece and this time send it with tracking I guess. I'm really bummed because it was so cute. Ok, enough whining. I have two more exchanges to do and then I think I will take a break for the year and concentrate on some other things.
My baby (well, mine monday through friday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. anyway) is growing up way to fast. He can stand holding onto anything solid, cut his first two teeth in the last couple of days, and has stood by himself twice now. In a few days he will officially be 8 1/2 months old.
Have a great day everyone!
Monday, August 24, 2009
I'm still waiting to hear from TYLPS exchange partner to whom I sent a package. It has been 3 weeks and I'm getting pretty nervous about it being lost in the mail. I'm going to wait one more week and then start stitching a replacement piece. The piece turned out really cute so I hope it isn't lost in never, never mail land.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
I can't believe summer is almost finished. I'm not ready!
Since I don't have any pictures of cross stitching right now I thought I would end this with some pictures of my kids. The first picture is my future daredevil. At 7 months he knows what he wants and doesn't mind going to get it. He definitely wanted to play x-box!
Then comes my newly turned 15 yo son and my soon to be 5 yo. They are best buddies. I have babysat this guy since he was 11 months old. Sadly, he is going to preschool this year and I don't have him full time anymore. It was sorta like losing one of my own. Last is my daughter (age 22) and my other little guy who is 4 months. The babies are first cousins and I have babysat them both this summer but this little guy is headed to a full time permanent sitter closer to home. It has been fun to do babies this summer but very tiring! My daughter loves to come home and play with them. She lives on her own and works as a nanny parttime and also for HeadStart parttime. My son really enjoys the babies too but isn't quite man enough to change a diaper. I'm working on him though.
I hope everyone has a great weekend!
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Tuesday, July 28, 2009
I have another project that I just started that I'm hoping to finish before November for an anniversary present for some friends. I am also working on the letter J from Nora Corbett for my daughter. When I have to go somewhere I take along my "Schoolgirl Lessons" pattern from Little House Needleworks. I'm getting close to being finished so I will have to find another small project as my "take along" stitching.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
My grandmother lives with us. She is 93 and moved in at the end of '08. Last summer I showed her how to cross stitch. She started off on stamped but quickly moved to Aida cloth. Her first project was on 11 count and was finished on a photo album to be given to a new baby when he is born. She will stitch his name below the horse and attached it when we are sure of his name. On a humorous note....the expecting couple are thinking of naming the baby Ryder which we didn't know at the time that gran'ma picked the horse. We couldn't have planned it better!
Next she made a very pretty bookmark that I haven't taken a picture of yet.
After that she started working on a pattern that I found in an online cross stitch magazine and had been saving it for another time. She made it into a needlebook.
She put white felt on the inside to hold her pins and needles.
I thought it was cute so I had to make my own! I'm going to send it to a friend. The linen is 28 count that has a bit of stiffness to it and I also made a scissor fob using the same linen but I did it with one floss thread over one linen thread. It is only a couple of inches tall.
I put a tangerine colored feltish fabric on the inside and finished it with a blanket stitch. On the back I stitched my initials and her intials with the date. Her name is on the back of the scissor fob.
Later I will post my grandmother's new project. She also likes teapots and picked a hand dyed pink sparkly Aida cloth to put one on. The pattern is from a series of teapots that came out last year by Just Another Button company. I believe it was for June.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
I haven't decided on the finish for this design yet. I found the pattern while on vacation in New Jersey. I'm sure most of you will understand when I say that the first thing I did was located the nearest cross stitch store and went shopping!