Saturday, October 23, 2010


Hello everyone, long time no talk.

Stitching has been pretty non-existent for a couple weeks now, I have had a major reading Jones going on and so all my free time has been reading. I am still nowhere near completing my 24 goal this year but I don't care.

I am also reevaluating my craft set up right now, I have divided up my patterns up and put them in a 5 drawer rolling cart instead of my file cabinet and 2 drawers stuffed full in various places in my room, so now they are in a central location and now I've moved on to my spare DMC threads, my goal has always been to have 5 skeins of each thread excluding my main set I still have a long way to go but in the mean time I need them to be organized. I originally had them in large zip lock bags her color but lately I'm finding that I literally have to dump out the entire bag to find the skein I'm looking for so I have purchased some zip lock snack bags and have put each individual color in their own bag so I know on first glance whether I need to purchase more. Now I just have to figure out how I'm going to store them, I have some medium size containers that I'm going to see if they all fit into and all go from there.

As you can tell I've been quite borrowing lately with is why I've been blog quiet.

Actually the only thing I've have done worth mentioning is started my Christmas shopping LOL, I know I can hear you all groan but I'm so anal retentive and always start my shopping and baking early so I can calmly enjoy when society gets excited for the Christmas Spirit, it's actually quite fun.

Well thanks for listening.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Back again for more updates

I realized after my last post that my EG picture was not a very updated pics I have done a lot more work on the pattern, so I pulled the picture out of the WIP basket and took another picture, and then I couldn't remember if I mentioned what designer It's cold outside is's from Blue Ribbon designs and let me tell you I LOVE these designs I think I have about 5 of them and there is a preview floating around for another similar box type design called Pocketful of Peppermint that the designer is doing for a class that I hope comes out as a pattern to be purchased because I already have it on my list as a must have, these type of designs are so great they are easy to stitch and you can get 5 or 6 different finishes out of them if you so choose, the possibilities are endless and I like it when designers do that.

Anyway I just thought I would drop by with updated pics, I've basically ignored my projects this long weekend but hopefully by mid week I will have more pics to show. Well off to help with Thanksgiving prep with my mom, while we wait for the slow poke know as my sister.

It's Cold Outside by Blue Ribbon Designs

Falling Leaves by Laura Perin

Egyptian Garden by Chatelaine

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Finally an Update

I have been trying to post for 2 days now LOL and now finally I can.

Well I feel so much better now, I still haven’t stitched much these past few days but what I have done has been progress. I have decided to take a break form Egyptian Garden, I knew this would happen because it’s such a big design so I pulled out It’s Cold Outside by Blue Ribbon Designs and will be working on this design till it’s finished. The design is so cutie and with everything in its own little box I can easily jump from section to section, it should also be a relatively quick finish too. I truly can see why Martina the designer for Chatelaine splits her designs into 12 parts because even though a section may look simple each section is very time consuming.

So here is It’s Cold Outside before I starting working on it again

What it's eventually going to look like

And here is Egyptian Garden as of Friday night when I put it down.

I actually got a little farther than this but I didn't take a picture.

As well one of my tasks this past weekend was to complete some of my finishes, I had put this pin keep away until I figured out what I wanted to do with it ribbon wise and then I got too busy and forgot about it. I’m still unsure about the finish but I figure the more experience I have doing them the better they will turn out. As you can see the ribbon around the design looks a little clunky, I really love the color of the ribbon and I purchased it for this design alone and after reviewing other ladies finishes I see most ladies do have a ribbon that is slightly larger than the design width so *shrug*, next time I’m going to use a smaller ribbon and then compare and see which one I like the best. Same thing with the ribbon on top I was all set to use Twisted stitchers instruction on ribbon making but as I was doing it I realized that my design wasn’t thick enough and the bow would look odd, so I just did up a basic bow and stuck it on it kind of giving a carefree attitude. I definitely came away with a couple different techniques I want to try for next time.

So here is my first pinkeep resting beside my new mini computer. I hope you enjoy looking at them both.