Monday, April 22, 2013

April 2013 IHSW

I have been taking full advantage of the spring-like weather we have had.  There's the walking in the evenings and stitching on the balcony or with the windows open enjoying the warm breezes.  I was able to not only finish the second part of the Little House Needleworks Hometown Holiday series, but I completely stitched another LHN “To Thine own self be true”. 

With all of the big pieces I am working on it is so refreshing to be able to actually start and finish a piece in a couple of days. 
For this IHSW I picked up this LHN chart “Home of a Needleworker” and started it.  I decided to stitch it on 18 ct antique white Aida with the recommended Crescent colors. Unlike the other LHN charts this will not be finished in two or three days. 

I also worked on the 11th part of AW80S by Papillon Creations. 

Well I will go back to stitching, while listening to “Hurricane Punch” Tim Dorsey.  It’s the best way to stitch with a good audio book. If you haven’t tried it you don’t know what you’re missing.  Thank you all for stopping by and happy xxs. 

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Spring has "Sprung"

Yes I do believe Winter is finally over, and none to soon for me.  The weather here went from 40 degrees one day to near 80 degrees the next.  I love it!!  We even reached 90 yesterday and of course the A/C was turned on.  Now I can get out and walk and play golf at last.
As for stitching after I finished my Banu design I decided that I was going to start the Little House Needleworks "Hometown Holiday Series"  so far there are two charts available.  At stitch night last Wednesday I picked up both "My House" and "Main Street Station".
Here is "My House" completely stitched.  It only too 3 evenings.

It's stitched on a 28ct Cashel with the recommended floss.  I will eventually be finishing them all into blocks as they are on the model.
I am now ready to start the second one "Main Street Station"
It will be stitched on 32 ct Lt Mocha Belfast linen with the recommended flosses.
I need to make a trip to my LNS to get the one Crescent Color I don't have and then it's on.  Well I need to get out of the house for now, so I can start making little xxs later.  Thank you all for stopping by.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My April 2013 TUSAL

Mr Jenkins is holding down that cork so none of those ORTs can get out for as long as he can, so take a quick look.  I promise I have more to share next time.  Happy xxs.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

And the winner is...

Yes the winner of my drawing for the "Petit Cat" chart is Rose from Christmascitystitcher so the chart will be winging it's way to you very soon.
 In addition to drawing a winner yesterday I finally finished my "Banu Fb SAL". As I've said before this was designed as Blackwork but me with my love of colors had to do it my way.  I stitched this with J&P Coats threads that I actually bought from Wal-Mart because I wanted to see what the thread was like. The design is gorgeous the thread is very course and I'm not a big fan but the colors worked out pretty good on this design.

I have no idea how it will be finished, maybe a pillow or I may even have it framed.  I had to visit my wip bag and concentrate some attention on something else that has been neglected for a while, I worked on my Rose Sampler at stitch night yesterday so that will be the one.
I want to say welcome to all new followers and thank you everyone for all of the wonderful comments. Well nothing will get finished if I don't make some of those wonderful little xxs, see you next time.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

April Fool...

Mother Nature played a terrible trick on us.  Easter Sunday was a nice sunny day and Monday was even better it was 67 degrees until the sun went down and the temps started dropping.  Today it is only 47 degrees but very sunny.  I know the saying of "be careful of what you wish for" but I wish it was Summer already.  This tree is already budding and look at the blue in that sky.
Well I have been trying to finish the "Banu" design before I share again so there is no stitching pictures today. Plus my drawing for the "Petit Cat" chart will be tomorrow so I will post again and hopefully have a finish to share. Well to make that happen I have to make some xxs. Thanks for stopping by.