Monday, February 28, 2011

Back and ............. A little done

Well, it's been a while. I went to visit my son, who is finally within driving distance after 15 years. He is in the Air Force and has always been stationed overseas of this last tour ,he was in Alaska. Now he's in Arkansas, only about 6-7 hours away,except if there is snow or ice as was the day he arrived in Little Rock. We were supposed to pick him and his wife up at the airport but the day before Little Rock got pounded with snow. We got it here in Tn. late Wednesday evening. Thrusday morning when we got up in get ready to leave the roads were a little slick. We waited a few hours til the sun was shining and melted some of it away and made good progress til we got into Arkansas. Then it took us 11 1/2 hours to go 100 miles. It was terrible.
But that is over and they got settled, came here for a short visit also.

 So finally I have done a little stitching, the first is the second block of the 12 of Hearts BOM from The Raspberry Rabbit  . I still haven't picked the fabric for it.
The second thing I've been stitching on is The Romantique Sampler. I've got parts 1-4 finished. It is coming along nicely. I'm very happy with it and can't wait to finish it. It is a 10 month SAL so it will be a while.

I've got a couple other things going but haven't taken the pics for those yet.
Till next time. 

Monday, February 7, 2011

I saw the 12 of Hearts BOM at the Raspberry Rabbits and thought I would like to try this. Well, I finally got around to stitching the first block. I used the floss recommended. It is Valdani Floss. I haven't picked my fabric yet that I will use.
I'm not a quilter but would like to learn so maybe I can get it all together when all 12 blocks are stitched.So here is the first block stitched.

Star Sampler Part 1

I am doing the Star Sampler SAL from Periphaeia Designs and have finished part 1.We will get a part each month I'm stitching it on 28ct. Lambswool Jobelan and using DMC 814 & 729 .

Friday, February 4, 2011

Valentine Swap Goodies

I participated in a Valentine sway that Parsley hosted. I received my goodies from Emily and wanted to share. She went some wonderful beads, I need to find something to make with them, a cute little pink jar that will hold my buttons or orts. She also sent a pretty little journal and some notepads, I can't have too many of those.
For the stitched piece she made a cute little teddy bear holding a bouquet of balloons. I love it.
And of course what would a Valentine exchange be with out candy, several varieties of candy and mug with candy .
Thank you, Emily

Thursday, February 3, 2011

TU SAL and a Finish

Today is the new moon and time a post a pic. I have added a little more this month as the frogs came for a little visit while trying to finish this piece.
This is the piece I finished. I have had the chart for about a year and finally got around to doing it. I really like it. I used 28ct Natural Cashel Linen and the recommended floss colors. Now to see about framing.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Belinda's Giveaway

Belinda is having a giveaway in honor of 400 followers.Cute bag and supplies.