Friday, January 27, 2012
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I would also share a silly story. We are having a squirrel war around our house. The squirrels have fallen in love with the bird feeder. My dear husband has been great at keeping them at bay. He was gone today and the squirrels knew it. So I tried to chase them off. I had a small broom and went after one that tried to escape in my direction. I am not sure who was more surprised. Hubby needs to have a chat with these squirrels. I had the giggles tonight just telling this crazy story.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Monday, January 23, 2012
I did spend some time this morning on our snowman. I had to put him aside this afternoon because I am stitching a model. Sorry, I can't share any of that work just yet. I hope to finish this first piece tomorrow. I have two small projects to complete. Once they are released by the designer, I will be sure to share with all of you.
Sunday, January 22, 2012
Saturday, January 21, 2012
Friday, January 20, 2012
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Monday, January 16, 2012
Sunday, January 15, 2012
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Friday, January 13, 2012
My mind is turning to what is going to be next. What to stitch? Another block on the afghan? An ornament? I will take a picture of the whole project tomorrow. I am glad to have this one almost done.
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
Sunday, January 8, 2012
Saturday, January 7, 2012
I did the tree with the lighter green. Argh - it was a pain to do. Then I finished up that block and decided to do the next seven borders. Hopefully these blocks will go quickly with the borders already done.
Do you do borders first? Or the main stuff in the block? This is always a question. I know myself and counting long lines can get crazy. I generally don't do just the borders as I will have to rip them out if I do. we shall see. I hope they are correct and it can just move along.
Friday, January 6, 2012
I am nursing a sore thumb. Today I stabbed my thumb a couple of dozen times. Amazingly I hit the same spot each time and put the hole deeper into my thumb. I might have to take the night off and let it heal. I can't seem to pull a needle without putting the needle into my thumb. Grrr.
Thursday, January 5, 2012
We are told that there isn't any snow. Well, we seem to get all the snowflakes at our house. It was quite the snow fall this afternoon. It looked like a lot more than it was but then we are not used to seeing snow yet. Here is a photo of the bird feeder. We do have birds!! Two groups of birds came to visit. The feeder is almost empty because the squirrels (grrr) have dumped all the seed on the ground. The jingle bell isn't keeping the squirrels away.
P.S. Judy - the mail lady will pick up your package tomorrow. Be on the look out.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
I did get a bit of stitching done today but not very much. I have started working on the large block at the bottom. It is cold outside here. When I got up this morning, the thermometer said 1 degree. Brrrr. This is a project that fits right in with that.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Meanwhile I had DH pick a number. That determined who won the ornament. The winner is..... Judy Walker. Hey, Judy - - I will need your address so I can post your prize. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Yippee Skippy - - you won!!
Monday, January 2, 2012
The Christmas decorations are all in boxes. The house looks strange. I can see the front door again. It is so sad when this has to happen. I will be happier about it in a day or two. Meanwhile, between wrapping things, I did a bit of stitching. I am not sure why I love Blue Ribbon Designs..... These boxed in designs are fascinating and you feel accomplished when you finish a box. But wait - - there is more...........
Sunday, January 1, 2012
It is a new start. This is a design named "It's Cold Outside" by Blue Ribbon Designs. I am stitching on 40 count Winter Sky fabric. It is quite a change from the large count afghan to now be working on this. I am using a single strand of floss, Crescent Colours. The weatherman says that the cold weather is coming so Mr. Snowman and I are ready.
I thought I would share the fact that I have a CSI (Cross Stitch Investigation) report in the current issue of Gift of Stitches. I did a review of DMC Memory Thread. It was a bit of a thrill to see it in the magazine.
Remember to post a comment for the current give away. Details and a photo are two days prior to this one. I will pick a name in two more days. Good Luck.