Thursday, April 28, 2011

A finish, A WIP and an Adventure

My most recent finish is BBD Anniversary House A Wish for Thee.  I was able to finish it up on Saturday.  I spent lots of time frogging on this piece.  See those windows, I change the color 4 times.  My husband thought I was nuts but I really wasn't happy with the original color and every other color just wasn't working until I used this one GAST Roasted Marshmallow.  It allows you to see the windows without having them pop out at you.  Anyways, it's done and at the framers.

My newest WIP which already has progress since this pic is Mirabilia Little Snowy Blue Church which is a model for ABC Stitch Therapy.  I have now done all of the stitching and have beads to add.  Yup that is all Kreinik braid.  Not bad but not great either.  I will post a pic once I add the beads.  Next model, New England Winter by By The Bay.  It is coming along quickly, I started it last night and am very happy with the progess. 

Now onto the adventure,  I am heading to Celebration of Needlework this weekend in NH.  I am so fortunate that it is just a drive to get there.  They have just annouced a second show in St. Louis MO in September so for all of you who can't make it to NH you will now have a second option.

I will post pics of classes I am taking and events from the show.  Have a great weekend and Happy Stitching!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Daisy is 9 months old today!!

I haven't posted about Daisy lately and thought since she turned 9 months old today I would share and update.  She is now 85lbs and consuming lots of food.  This picture shows her with a couple of new toys.  One is tucked under her belly so her older sister Jessee can't get it.  Toys last about 15minutes once they are out of the bag.  I am in search of the indistructable toy and haven't found it yet.  She chewed through 2 baseballs and 4 tennis balls last week and once she gets the squeaker out of her toys she loses interest.  Typical toddler don't you think.

This picture was taken when she was 8weeks old and I just threw it in so you could compare it with the next pick.
This is Daisy standing next to Jessee.  You can see that Jessee is now dwarfed by Daisy's size. Jessee is not a small dog, She is a 90lb Chesapeake Bay Retriever so you can understand just how big our Daisy is getting.  She now thinks of the bathroom sink as her watering hole and has figured out how to turn the water on to drink from the faucet. What a gem! 

Lastly I wanted to update everyone on Cosmo's wellbeing.  You have all been very supportive and I greatly appreciate your kind words.  He is holding his own.  He sleeps quite a bit and has lost several pounds but still gives us plenty of loving.  Every day the boys say "Mom, isn't it good that we didn't put him to sleep" as I try to recoup from the ENORMOUS vet bill and giving him more medications than I take myself.  It was so worth it just to have these snuggly moments with him.  He is definitely a love:)   Happy Easter to all who are celebrating this holiday and I hope we get some genuine spring weather soon!!  Happy Stitching!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Spring Swap and LK Finish

Wow, time flies. It's been a while since my last post and I have tons I could share but have a very limited time to share it. So I apologize in advance for the fly-by post. The last swap I participated in was Lainey's Spring Easter Swap. It was so fun receiving these goodies in the mail. The first 2 picture is what I got from Loretta and the second photo is what I sent.

Isn't this scissor case darling!!  I love it Loretta!

 I finished up LK Spring alphabet last week and thought I would get around to ironing it but didn't so here are some not so great shots but a finish none the less.

So until next post, Happy Stitching Everyone!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Spring Swaps and Exchanges

I was very fortunate to be able to participate in 3 exchanges for the spring.  I have sent all of mine off and have received 2 very generous exchanges.  The first thank you goes to Michele at Just Another Stitching Blog. Here  is a picture of the goodies she included: 2 cuts of beautiful fabric, limited edition thread pack from Gentle Arts, a finger tip towel, sharpies with a pen purse, thread heaven, photo album, a beautiful scissor fob (did you make this one Michele??) and a lovely pincushion with lovely beaded pins.

The design is by Raise the Roof.  My favorite thing in spring is the return of the birds to my feeders especially the bluebirds.  It couldn't have been more appropriate.  Thanks Michele.
The next exchange I took part in was organized by Parsley at Seasons of my Mind.  Lynn sent this wonderful package for the exchange.  You can visit her blog at Needles-and-quilter-me.
As you can see, Lynn took great care in wrapping these lovely surprises.  Inside I found some Madeira silks, a butterfly cookie cutter, a memo pad (better known in my house as a stash list), beautiful notecards, some sparkly spring fabric and a lovely pillow stitched and made by Lynn.  How cute is that bluebird.

This design is Spring Bluebird by Waxing Moon and was the perfect gift for a Spring exchange.  I am so happy to have had these wonderful ladies touch my life.  THANK YOU!!!

Happy Stitching Everyone!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A Few Finishes

Just a quick post with some finishes.  I have had them done for awhile but I just can't seem to find time to take photos, download photos, then post.  The first two are models that I stitched for ABC Stitch Therapy and the last is an Easter gift. 

LHN Cardinal Winter
30 ct WDW Cocoa
DMC and Crescent Colours

LHN Bringing Home the Tree
30ct WDW Cocoa
Crescent Colours and DMC

BBD Basket of Spring
28ct Ivory Evenweave
I am now finishing up LK Spring Alphabet and will be moving on to Mirabilia Little Snowy Blue Church. 
Happy Stitching Everyone!