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Saturday, August 23, 2014

Roof is done?

I have the main part of the Just Nan project done.  The base stitching is done on the house.  I still have the mouse itself to stitch.  As I mentioned earlier, I am busy with a model stitching project so I can't share that progress right now.  I am stitching with three strands.  This gives a solid color effect and does what the designer wants.  I agree.  On the other hand, I never stitch with an uneven number of strands, especially with DMC.  I love the loop start too much.  So I am doing it but I growl more often.

Saturday, August 16, 2014

True ADK Girl

Well, there you have it.  I have a few new toys.  A new red lawn mower for the off road mowing and a chain saw.  I am ready to be a true Adirondack Girl.  Progress on the camp front and  I will have to share that news soon.  It has been a busy and dream filled weekend.  On the other hand, I haven't spent any time with a needle in my hand.  Sad, but true.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Where does the time go?

I have been stitching.  Here is the final Just Nan Charming House.  It is done except for buttons and beads.  I will now move on to the roof parts.  All four parts are the same and very boring.  I guess I owe my followers an update.  I have been busy.  Boat rides, dinners out, some new friends,  dinner parties, you know - summer!  I feel bad that the blog has been ignored.  Camp is still waiting on the survey.  My 'final documents' (aka will) is being redone and is very boring and very much the same thing.  So lawyers and survey people are on my radar right now.  It does keep me busy.

Oh, I agreed to do some model stitching.  Why?  I don't know.  LOL.  I will be doing two small projects for a well known designer.  But I can't share it with you.  Not until the final release.  Sorry.  Also I have the new Sam Sarah mystery sampler piece but the documentation says to not share the progress in order to maintain the secret.  So - if I work on it, I will have to decide to break that request or I might just not stitch it until  have all the parts.  Time will tell.

Monday, August 4, 2014

Winter block

The snow mouse is so cute!  This was a fun stitch.  Next up is summer.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Autumn and Area Rug done!

Today I was able to get some stitching done!  The Autumn side of the block and the area rug for the top of the block are done!!  There will be a few beads added later to the Autumn part.  It is interesting and strange to stitch things upside down.  Thank goodness I have practiced this in the past. 

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Busy Stitch Day

Yippee Skippy!  My Limited Edition Just Nan "Charming House of Lindy Mouse" arrived today.  I am so excited.  I really can't explain why I love these little house projects but there it is.  I put the project together and then jumped right in.

Here is the floss, fabric and chart just before I jumped right in.

 This is my progress so far on the Autumn side of the box. 

Before this project arrived, I decided to return to the Big Zipper project and I did get some of the border done.  It isn't white but it is boring.  LOL.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Eyelets, Eyelets and more Eyelets

At this stage I have the two borders and all the hearts done with eyelets.  I have the octagon and the 4 squares in the center to do.  I spent several hours yesterdays sitting on a deck over the lake, watching the boats go by and stitching up a storm.  I have so many things I want to work on but this one is still calling my name.  I love doing the stitching 'in hand' and will miss it when I return to stretcher bars.