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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spring is coming - -

Hi All,

Spring is coming.  I saw tulips pushing through the soil today.  Trees are budding and the grass and trees look greener.  Temperatures are rising a bit slowly.  The weatherman mentioned snow for tonight.  Grr...

I have been sick with a cold.  I haven't had a cold is a very long time and it was a shock to realize that I was sick.  So it was a weekend of naps and blowing my nose.  I am doing better.  And I have been busy.

 This is part of the Chalk series by Hands On Design.  Done and ready for finishing.

Then I picked up a Lizzie Kate kit.  Hip Hop.  Done and ready for finishing.
Now this is a Premin kit.  I will be trashing this one.  I started it last month.  I am just an inch from the end and there is not enough fabric.  I hate the fabric anyway.  I will most likely remove the stitches I put in and use this fabric for book marks and other little things.  I found a piece of Lugana fabric that is perfect and I am working away at it.  This will be a hardanger table runner with violets. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Shame, Shame, Shame

I have been missing in action and ignoring my blog.  I am so sorry.  I have been putting in 5 to 7 hours a day on a model.  (More about that one when it is released.)  It is now done!!  I am happy dancing to have it done.  With any kind of luck, I can get back to a more normal life.

Meanwhile my last model was released.   Xs and Ohs released Little Bo Peep.  Here is the model that I did.

Very cute.  Perhaps a good idea for a birth sampler.  She was also to get beads for her petticoat but I didn't do that part.  Meanwhile - - back to my own stitching.  I am about half way through the lastest Hands On Design Chalk series.  More to come....

Monday, April 6, 2015

The Party

Well, the evening was grand.  It was complete with limo, champagne and a princess wand.  Amazing.  I have been neglecting my blog friends and I want to say I am sorry for that.  Once again I am on a secret stitching mission.  I will say that there is an impossible deadline (March!) to meet and I am working frantically not to bust the deadline too badly.  I inherited this piece which was something strange for me.  Have you ever taken over a project from someone else?  How does one match their tension and technique?  The project is scheduled to appear in a magazine - if I get it done in time.  I will share it with you as soon as I can.  Meanwhile - back to the needles.