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Saturday, November 30, 2013

Side Four - The stitchers

Now I can not imagine stitching by in open fire in the snow but I suppose someone might try it.  LOL.  I am working to finish this last side.  I have to admit I am getting tired on working on this project.  I want it over and done with.  Then, of course, there is a mountain of finishing to do.  Ugh!

Friday, November 29, 2013

Catching up after the big holiday

 I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday.  We did.  First I have a photo - the room looks really yellow in this photo and it isn't.  But the good thought here is that this is my Christmas spare room.  I ordered a new comforter with pillow shams.  I was shocked when I realized that the comforter matches the curtains.  Wow - - I am so happy this happened.

Here was some of the preparations  My niece was so cute and helped out a great bit.  She was wearing one of her Uncle Jack's shirts.  I was so pleased.  Dinner was wonderful and I believe everyone had enough to eat!

Here is the new monster machine  I was able to get two ornaments stitched out yesterday.  I am such a novice on this process but I am sure if I spend some time with it all will be well.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Three sides done - last one is underway

Santa in his sleigh?  I have apparently misread some directions as the red flowers on each side are a bit different in my creations.  I now have the ribbon flowers on this side and they should have been on the second side.  I doubt anyone will ever notice.  I am now working on the last side.  I always forget that doing the same thing over and over eventually makes a person crazy.  I didn't get much of a chance to stitch today.  It is cold here in the northeast. Brrr.  But the sun was bright and drawing me to my craft room.  That poor room has been greatly ignored of late.  I have new sewing machine in there that I am eager to play with but the day was spent finding the desk top and putting things away.  Six hours of cleaning and organizing.  Perhaps tonight I will get some stitches put in on the fourth side.  Thanksgiving is coming.  I hope everyone reading this has a wonderful holiday with plenty of blessings to count as their own. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Side Two done and Side Three started

Side Two, also known as the Snowman side is done!!!  I was so happy to have this one done and immediately started on side three.

I have the white part done.  I need to fill in the blanks and then do the stitching below the scene.  I am also running out of the white floss.  I don't understand why as I am very frugal with the floss.  I still have the scene on the last side to do and I have two threads left - that's it!!  Argh!!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Christmas Tree - Sides 1 and 2

I finished the first side!!!  Yippee Skippy.  Santa and his reindeer are flying high.  I still need to do the buttons and beads but I will wait until I have all the four sides done before I do that.  So it was time to move on to the next side.

I am started on the second side which has a snowman in it.  I made a good start.  It has been a struggle to get cross stitch time.  I am a very busy person.  I am making an crocheted afghan and working on some quilt projects.  Perhaps I have too much going on.  Thank you to all that helped to make my birthday a complete success.  I was too busy to be sad or bored that day!!  It was fun.  I know I keep promising to update here more often.  I need to find a new routine......  I will keep trying.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Seaside Scene

Hi there.... did you miss me?  I have been busy.  I am starting to do some quilting.  I have nothing to show as yet.  I am testing and learning as I go.  Meanwhile the snow flakes were flying today  I spent the afternoon getting the seaside scene done.  I am now ready for the bottom part of side one (of four) for the Christmas Euti.  Between the over one parts and the snowflakes, I am worn out. 

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Two samplers are done!!

Love Is Patient..  by Victoria Sampler.  I started this before Jack died.  I plan to do a similar piece for the top of his urn.  I am very happy to have this one done.

Here is the hardanger.  It was a challenge and I am quite pleased with it.
Mystic Sampler is also done.  I have been showing this one off lately.  It doesn't show very well but the rigging on the ships have brightly colored beads on them.  It is just too wonderful.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Where does the time go?

Honestly - where?  It is November.  How can that be?  I have been busy and looking at the weekend and early next week, I will continue to be very busy.  I suppose it is all good but I do feel bad for neglecting my blog.  I will see what I can do to catch up.

 When I stitched this, I was thinking how special my relationship was with my husband Jack.  We were so close.  We completed each others' sentences.  A relationship like that only happens Once In A Blue Moon.  I now have this hanging in my craft room.  Jeanne did the framing for me while she was here.  I think it looks great.

I did get Mystic done and I do need to post a photo.  I am almost done.  So close to being done with the Love Is Patient... sampler.  I only have the heart in the middle of the hardange to complete.  Good thing because tomorrow I begin a Stitcharama with Victoria Sampler. I am looking forward to it.