Friday, August 29, 2008

Getting close...

Little House Neighborhood as of 8/28/08

I'm almost finished with the house and then it's on to the leaves and the rest of the design. I should get it finished up this weekend. Speaking of this weekend, I'm going to Florida. We're leaving today after the boys get out of school. I picked a great weekend to go down.


I'm sure it will be fine. As long as these storms stay on the projected patch I will be fine. Wish me luck!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

My Class Kit Arrived!!!

I was so excited to open the mailbox yesterday and see a package from Jane Timmers. It was the chart, fabric and threads for the Madeira Tin Project to do the pre-stitching for the class. The fabric (Vintage Light Examplar by Lakeside Linens) and the silk threads (Gloriana) are just gorgeous!!


Fabric and Threads for class project

I can't wait to get started on it! I'm going to try to finish up my Neighborhood first though! :)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


I have been stitching a little bit on my neighborhood. I couldn't decide what to put next to the girl. I put an orange cat, but I didn't like. I then tried a gray cat, but I didn't like that either. So I went with the original rooster and I liked it better. I was looking through my charts to get some ideas and I saw the bunny from CCN Summer Garden and I thought it might work instead of the squirrels. I got the chart out and counted it and realized it would be a perfect fit. I'm happy with my little bunnies. :)

Little House Neighborhood as of 8/25/08

Well, nothing else going on here. Just enjoying a quiet morning. :) Write later!

P.S. I have a few things listed on ebay. Click here to check them out. :)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Thank You!

I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that has given my an award on their blog. It was so sweet of you all to think of me! I read so many blogs each day (over a hundred), so it would be so hard for me to choose just a few - I love them all! :)

I have been stitching a little bit. I have the grass almost finished on the top portion of my neighborhood. I can't believe I'm getting close to finishing. I have really enjoyed stitching it.

LHN as of 8/23/08

Well, not much else going on here. We're just having a lazy Sunday. Write later! :)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Quaker Faith Hope Love Finished!

I got this finished up last night. This was just what I need a smallish project that I could finish fairly quick.

Midnight Stitching "Quaker Faith Hope Love"
Fabric: 32 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley
Threads: GAST
Started: 8/17/08 - Finished 8/22/08

I also finished the red house on my LH Neighborhood. I just have the top section to do now! :)


Well, not much else going on here. It's been very gray the past couple of days because we have been getting the outer bands of Tropical Storm Fay. I feel so bad for all those dealing with flooding, so I'm not going to complain about a few gray clouds. Write later! :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

A Little More Faith Hope Love

I got Love and Hope finished up yesterday and this morning. Now on to Faith! :) I may get back to my Neighborhood before I finish it though. It's been calling to me.

Quaker Faith Hope Love as of 8/20/08

Jake and Bradley both did very well yesterday. Jake was excited to go back today, so I think he's going to like it! He said he thinks he can go in by himself tomorrow! :) I think he feels very grown up! Well, not much else going on other than it's soooo quiet here right now. Matthew is taking a nap, so I guess I will stitch for a bit! Write later! :)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

First Day of School!

It's the first day of school here in Charleston County. And the first day of school ever for my five year old Jake. He was so brave!


It's so quiet here now with only Matthew and I. I'm just kind of wandering around wondering what to do. :)

I had a lot of fun stitching at Amy's this weekend. I was not that happy with how my box turned out though. I may take it apart and do it over. I think I need to use a few more pins to get it a little tighter. Anyway, here is a pic...


I ended up going with the cream (obviously)! Amy had the idea of doing the trim on the top, which I copied. :) I did bring my camera stitching, but forgot my memory card. I have a bad habit of doing that. I think I need to keep an extra one in my camera case.

In other news I started another new project (I think I have been feeling anxious about the boys starting school). I started "Faith Hope Love" by Midnight Stitching.



I did work on my Neighborhood a little bit too. I've almost got the red house finished. I will post a pic after its done. Well, not much else going on here. Maybe I'll take Matthew for a walk. Write later! :)

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Up Early

Matthew woke up so early today (around 5 am). I'm not sure why he would do that?? Anyway, I couldn't go back to sleep, mainly because he didn't go back to sleep until just now. So I decided to take some pictures....


I couldn't resist putting in a few stitches in my new canvas work piece! I love it, but I thought I'd better finish my other one before starting a new one...


I just have one more outside border to complete and I'll be done with this one. The colors are definitely funky, and not something I'd normally choose, but they're fun to work with.

I also got my "icing-like" trims yesterday. I couldn't decide between white or cream though. I'll bring both and make Amy decide! :) Here's the cream....


And here's the white...


I think I may be leaning towards the white because it is "icing-like." It matches the beads and there's more of a contrast. I'm sure Amy will know. :) Write later!

Friday, August 15, 2008

New Stash!!

I got my first big Canvas Work project in the mail today. It's "Amish Trip Around the World" by From Nancy's Needle. I'm so excited to start this!! :)

Amish Trip Around the World

Chocolate Box Finished!

I got it finished with a day to spare! Woo hoo! Now I have to go shopping for some "icing-like" trims. I'm going to check out Hancock fabrics. Hopefully I can find something cute there.


Little House Needleworks "Chocolate Box"
Fabric: 30 ct. Alabaster by R&R
Threads: DMC and Crescent Colours
Started: 8/10/08 - Finished 8/14/08

I don't know how much stitching I'll get done today. I have to do a lot to get ready for stitching at Amy's tomrrow. I have to clean out my car because I'm picking up someone on my way (it's a disaster!!) and I have to get those trims for the finishing! I will get to stitch all day tomorrow though, so I'm not complaining! Hopefully I remember my camera this time so I have some pictures to share! Write later! :)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

A Little More Canvas Work...

Thank you to everyone for your kind comments yesterday! I got a little bit more stitched on "Spring Fling." Canvas Work has been very addictive for me so far. I can't seem to put it down! Although, I did put it down for a bit to stitch two more chocolates on "Chocolate Box." :)

Spring Fling - Canvas Work

Laura J. Perin "Spring Fling" Freebie

Veronica asked about the scroll frame. It's an EZ Stitch Scroll Frame. I got a set of them at Michael's (using my 40% off coupon of course!). :)

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Chocolate Box and Something Different....

I have three chocolates stitched so far on Chocolate Box. Just six more and I'll be ready for the finishing on Saturday at Amy's! :)

LHN Chocolate Box

The fabric I'm using is 30 ct. Alabaster by R&R.

And now for the something different - I have decided to try Canvas Work. I found a couple freebie's online by Laura J. Perin Designs. Here is my first attempt...

My first attempt at Canvas Work
"Grandma's Flower Garden"

I messed up on the little squares. They are supposed to be bigger. Oh well, I'm thinking of making it into a fob. Here's my second attempt...

"Spring Fling"

So Far I have not messed this one up, which is a good thing. I'm enjoying Canvas Work. It's fun and definitely different than cross stitch, but there are still some similarities with it. It's still counted work. Well, not much else! I'd better get back to my Chocolate Box! Write later! :)

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Blue House Finished!

I finished up the blue house yesterday and got a start on the red house today.

LHN as of 8/10/08

I'm going to get a start on "Chocolate Box" today. I have less than a week now. Write later! :)

Friday, August 08, 2008

Long Time No Post!

I have been feeling blah lately. I think it's the heat! Anyway, I have been stitching. I finished the tree in the middle of my LH Neighborhood and most of the blue house.


I'm still loving it! I need to get started on "Chocolate Box" because Amy is going to help me with the finishing next weekend when I go stitching at her house. I'm so looking forward to it! I need to get out! :) Write later!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Two Sheep and a Sock

I got just a little bit more stitching done on LHN yesterday...

Two Sheep

And I turned the heel on my sock!

BFF Sock as of 8/3/08

I never did make it the yarn shop yesterday. I should have gone, but I was doing laundry and hanging out with dh and the kids. Maybe I'll go tomorrow? I really need new needles - see how they are mismatched? :) Write later!

Saturday, August 02, 2008

On to the Middle!

I've finally finished the bottom section of my LH Neighborhood and now I'm on to the middle. I only have the grass and some flowers completed. I haven't decided if I'm going to start on a house or work on the sheepies and the tree. Hmmm... decisions, decisions. :)

Little House Neighborhood

I never did get the boys registered for school yesterday. They are only there Mon. - Thur., so I will go back on Monday. I did get most of their school supplies though. I can't believe all the stuff they need! It's crazy! Anyway, they were happy. And Jake was happy to finally be picking out a lunch box after watching Bradley get one the past couple of years.

I was going to go stitching today, but I think I'm going to go downtown instead. I want to check out the yarn shop down there. I need some new sock needles! Write later! :)

Friday, August 01, 2008

Quilting Again

I decided to stitch LHN "Quilting" again because I have nothing else to stitch right now (kidding). I wasn't happy with the fabric I chose the first time. It was too dark and I wanted it to match the others in the series. So I'm stitching it again on Antique White Belfast. I like it so much better!

Quilting #2

I also worked on my BFF sock a little bit yesterday. I'm down to the heel flap now. These socks are so much fun!

BFF Sock as of 7/31/08

I didn't get a chance to register the boys yesterday, so I will do it today and get all their school supplies. Fun, fun! Write later!