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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Before I Sleep

Two finishes today!!!  I put the initials and the date on the Robert Frost poem and then finished up the hardanger on another project.  Yippee Skippy!!!  Finishes!!!!

This is the needle book for a project with Nordic
Needle.  I am so glad to have this done.  I believe
it is the last piece of the series.

And here it is!!  I am quite pleased with this one.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

And Mile To Go

Great progress today!  Four trees and three skunks to go!!!!!  I did see the chart available at Etsy today.  I have to start thinking about what to stitch next!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Half way Done with Mr. Frost

This design comes from the Gift of Stitching, on line magazine that went out of business some time ago.  I know they have CDs with all issues on them for sale but I am not sure where you might find that.  The design was by Barbara Peterson of Something In Common.  It is titles Woodland Sampler.  I hope that helps with those that are searching for this design.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Birds in the Woods

We have a string of birds and a big owl.  It is a start.  I also mowed the lawn and got the tractor stuck.  I was able to get it loose and finish the job but it scared me that I got that big tractor DOA so easily.  Another lesson has been learned.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Needle book done! On to something new?

The needle book is done!  I just put the last stitch in it.  Now there is a lot of finishing to do.  I stitched this one 'in hand' which is not something I do very often.  I have never felt/thought that my tension is very good when stitched in hand.  I always feel that using stretcher bars is a better way to go.  So some reason I tried 'in hand' with this one.  It was enjoyable.  I think it looks fine.  (It is stitched with wool not cotton floss.)  I might try it again.  It is certainly more portable when you don't need to stretch the fabric.  Time will tell.....

Meanwhile - I am dreaming and scheming.  Prepare to hear stories of days gone by.  My family had a camp on the Schroon River and I spent most of my summers there.  I am embarking on a project to restore and/or replace the cabin that holds so many memories.  I have a lot of memories of my own but now I am hearing stories and being given hints and reminders by family members.   I started a separate journal to write those memories down in.  I am just warning you now....  Once I start talking about camp, I can't seem to shut up.

To this end, I put together the parts to do a new band sampler.  My father died a very long time ago.  I do remember him.  I had to memorize a poem for school and Daddy helped me do it.  The poem was Robert Frost's Stopping By The Woods On A Snowy Evening.  Years ago the last stanza of that poem was charted and appeared in a magazine.  I saved it of course.  I have decided to stitch this up and hang it in the new cabin one day. 

I picked the dark blue which I imagine will be a challenge to these old eyes.  I pulled the DMC floss and I am ready to go.  I actually stitched parts of this when I did a mail art that was mailed to my son.  Now I want to stitch the whole thing.  Stay tuned.....