Monday, April 24, 2017

April 23, 2017

Today was a great day. I went to my sister's house for a stitching day. A couple of our friends came to stitch also. We all brought snacks and just had a great time visiting and stitching. I did figure out afterwards that I had messed up on my stitching and I'm going to have to frog. UGH! I spent a lot of my time planning and prepping for a new start. I'll have to look back to see if I've blogged it yet or not and then share more about it. 

Peacock Pinkeep
Blackbird Designs

This chart has been in my stash since 2009. I was a part of the Loose Feathers group and received each chart as it was released. That has it's pluses and minuses. I'm not sure that I will ever stitch this chart as is. It's just not my style. There is a sweet little needlebook included as an extra project. Maybe I could find another way to use the design on the cover. The alphabet is really pretty and could make a nice long skinny sampler or ruler all on its own. 

How was your weekend?

Laura :)

Saturday, April 22, 2017

April 22, 2017

Fear Not
Started 4/11/2017
Finished 4/21/2017
Finish #8 for the year

Good morning! I hope you're all having a great start to your weekend. I wanted to start with an update. This is the result of my floss toss from April 11. I had this piece of Carnival linen from PTP left over. I thought the colors would be just perfect. 

When I bought this pattern I thought the lilies were three different colors. In reading the instructions I discovered they were actually all the same color. I thought about that for a little while but kept coming back to the photo showing three flower colors. I finally decided I could change things and began pulling oranges. I settled on three from Victorian Motto. I love how they work together. 

Erica Michaels
67 x 47

Today's project is another oldie but goodie. I originally bought it with the intention of stitching it for Katie's high school graduation in 2007. That didn't happen. Then I decided I could do it for her university graduation. 2012 rolled around and I didn't have it finished for that either. 

Now I look at it and wonder what, if anything, I'll do with it. I can definitely stitch it and make it an inspirational piece without the "graduated". I'm sure something else could fill that space. It would make a cool reminder on the wall. I could even still stitch it for Katie. She would probably enjoy the crazy story behind it. It's also a nice combination of our family member's favorite colors - blue, purple, green and yellow. 

I think I may have just talked myself into another project! That's not where I thought this would go when I started. I fully intended to give this chart away. Reworking it a little will make it a great option again. I just really like all the parts of the chart. 

Well, long post from me today. I hope you all have a great weekend!

Laura :)

Friday, April 21, 2017

April 21, 2017

Homeward At Last
JBW Designs
33 x 121

I love this little design. JBW is great at getting a lot of detail in very small design elements. Aren't the little houses sweet?  I'm using 28 ct Confederate Gray linen. It's maybe a little dreary. I hope it doesn't look like a snowy winter day when it's finished. It's another design that should work up fairly quickly. 

Happy Weekend!

Laura 😎

Thursday, April 20, 2017

April 20, 2017

Plum Street Samplers
100 x 104

Happy Thursday! So, I've started today getting calls from medical professionals. I'm having a colonoscopy tomorrow. I did not get good instructions and had already had about half of an omelet before they called and told me I was not to eat at all today. It should be a fun day. :( My procedure is tomorrow morning. Maybe I'll see a little weight loss from a day of fasting???

My project today is a companion piece to yesterday's project. When I bought these two patterns, I thought I might stitch them together on one piece of fabric. I thought it would be cute to have them facing each other. I would have to figure out how to make the two projects mesh. Now I'm thinking that maybe I'll just stitch them individually and frame them in the same way. Crazy cute patterns, I'm sure I'll enjoy stitching them!

Laura :)

April 19, 2017

Plum Street Samplers
101 x 104

Happy Anniversary to me! Jeff and I have been married for 31 years. I am lucky to be married to someone I still laugh with and share all my hopes and dreams. 

Plum Street Samplers has been among my favorite designers. I enjoy the whimsical silliness of her patterns. Olga won my heart as soon as I saw her. She has a great expression. I originally planned to stitch her on Relic linen from PTP, but I've since decided it's a little too dark for the project. I'll have to look in my stash for something else. I've wanted to add this to my WIPs for quite some time but haven't done it. There has to be a better way for me to prioritize my stitching, but I haven't discovered it yet! I'm sure I'll get to this one. I'm just not sure when it will be. 

Laura :)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017

Spring Fobs
Heart in Hand Needleart

This is the last pattern in the current pouch. So, tomorrow I'll be on to a different genre of patterns. I'm sure you're all ready for me to show you something other than bunnies. I really like this little set of needlework accessories. As you can see, I've already stitched one of the little fobs. I actually stitched the carrot as a gift several years ago. I think that's probably when I stitched the little basket fob. I want to stitch the whole set. There's plenty of fabric there. It's just a nice Edinburgh (36ct) linen. So, again, it should be added to my WIPs and stitched!! 

Laura :)

Monday, April 17, 2017

April 17, 2017

Bunnies in the Garden
With My Needle

Oh my gosh! Look at that cute carrot scissors sheath!! I really like all of the elements of this pattern pack. I think, in general, I don't really enjoy stitching these kinds of patterns. I would want all of the pieces done at the same time. Also, I'm not a finisher. That means I'll either have to fight with these pieces to get them finished or get someone else to finish them for me. So, it becomes a fussy project. 

I still like the project, though! Hopefully I'll feel like tackling this whole thing someday soon!!

Laura :)