Friday, April 28, 2006


Because I have no stitching getting done these days I thought I'd share a project from Nashville Market by Primitive Traditions, called something like the Pennsylvania Dutch sewing chest (???). When trying to make sense of my office I found the box and pattern stashed on a shelf, isn't it gorgeous??? Not sure if I will be stitching it anytime soon though!!

Here's the tiny UFO that never seems to get done, I've been taking it places for years. The pattern was always separated from the little kitted up bag but recently I was finally able to reunite them. Now that I have them together I think it's a cute design but not sure why I picked it to do, lol!! Oh well, it'll look good in my dining room so I'll try and finish it up, right now I only have the row of grass underneath the house stitched. Maybe I'll make that my goal for the weekend since I REALLY need some stitching time! I did want to get in some time on Nautical Row though ;/ I saw Raise the Roof came out with Liberty Fence on May's Hoffman list, it's cute but not my cup of tea.

This weekend I plan to stay home and clean and clean and clean and WORK!! The zoo has free admission tomorrow but I MUST get things done!! Tonight we're going to the county fair, I hope to see the needlework, never have managed to find it, lol. I bought tickets for rides in advance only to have one son going camping with DH tonight and the other in trouble, so it looks like it'll be Seri and I and a ton of tickets. Normally I love the fair but I am so tired of going and doing these days!!

Monday, April 24, 2006

May new release

What do you think??? Taking it to the printer this afternoon, finally!

SALs I joined

A needleroll SAL over at Kiwi Jo's
A Merry Cox needlekeeper at

Heron House update

This is my last progress on this WIP, and it's at least a week old. It actually seems like it could be reasonably fast if I could put the time in on it.


Have been offline preparing for last weekends' camping trip. We went up to the boy scout camp and did clean up to help it open for summer. Our job was to rake all all pine needles, etc. 25 ft. away from each building as a precaution since fire season is expected to be very bad this year. I may never see a forest again without checking to see if it needs to be raked ;o)

Not much on the stitching front to report, I've been so busy I've barely managed to put in any stitches. I did get some new stash though, hopefully will take pics soon. I'm DYING to stitch, and to finish some things. I seem to be wanting to start new projects right and left which is totally against my rules ;o) According to me, I should only have two projects in the works (3 if I have a purse project), and right now I have 5:

--Heron House Patriotic Borders
--Erica Michaels Amber Waves Welcome
--Xmas ornie (purse project)
--Notforgotten Farm Seek Joy (can't find pattern STILL)
--Raise the Roof Nautical Fence (just started)

I started Raise the Roof Nautical Fence last Monday night, I really wanted something FUN to stitch on, and my bathroom still looks so plain. Only have a few stripes on the pole though :P

I joined two SAL: a needleroll and a Merry Cox one. I really don't have time for either but I need some motivation to have some regular stitching time. This working a million jobs at the same time is really killing my stitching!

Did some re-arranging of the technological highrise that is my desk yet AGAIN, this time to set up my new scanner/printer. I think I finally have everything where I need it and where the cords will reach ;o) And if not, at this point I do NOT care!!!! The bad thing about the shelving to the ceiling is it makes my office look so different (less open) and it takes away my "wall of whimsy", I had all my silly stitchings hung up there to entertain me as I worked. I really do need the shelving though, perhaps I can now get the office organized (no laughing!!).

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

WIP updates

Here is the WIP I keep in my purse, just a tiny little holiday ornament for those times when I have a few minutes to kill. I'm surprised I haven't finished it yet, it's very small!

With taking on the new book-keeping client and the web design I have had NO stitching time! This is two days of stitching on the Heron House Patriotic Border design, I have one line on the flag done. This one should be pretty quick once I get some time in on it, whenever that will be!

The Seek Joy stitching I got some of the peacock done and then lost the pattern *groan*. So far no luck in finding it, I may have to buy it again in a month or so if I can't hunt it up! I want to wait and try to find it first, I haven't looked that hard yet.


This was my centerpiece for our Easter church dinner last weekend. There was a prize for the best, unfortunately I did not win :/ Oh well, next time!

We went fishing on Saturday morning, had to get up at 4am. We were all tired the rest of the weekend, but we got the free fishing poles they were handing out to the first 250 people. No pics of that, my cell phone died on the journey out to Sahuarita lake.

Monday, April 03, 2006


This is one of my current WIP, Patriotic Borders by Heron House designs. This was in a cross stitch mag but I see it's also at Hoffman's, in case anyone wants to track it down. I'm worried about my fabric choice, this is a dusty red that I wonder if it might be too pink? I've decided I may try to antique the fabric a bit and make the color less pinky and more vintage. Hope this one turns out well!!!
Wow, what happened to March??? Not much to report, spent the weekend doing yardwork and getting started on my new web and book-keeping clients. No stitching done at all, plus I managed to hurt my back somewhere in there and missed out on the Walk for the cure (breast cancer) I had signed up for. Today my allergies are acting up, and I hurt my foot, so I've got this weird limping/listing drunken kind of walk going accompanied by my hand on my back and lot of sneezing/sniffling. My daughter says it's because I am getting old (i'm under 30 still, lol).

This is part of what we did this last weekend, we hit Home Depot's kid clinic and made birdhouses. Next time we may just go get the free kit and head home, there was no table space or tools available. The kids made cute birdhouses though and I was impressed with the kit materials, the free apron, and the pin they gave them.

And finally the pics of the kids cleaning the grafitti! We had a great time and did a lot of work. Chase and I spent a quick half hour on Saturday doing more signs which I think is partly why my back hurts so much, those signs are much taller than us!

March Stitching summary

March finishes: 2
Land That I Love
Carre Fleuri

WIPS progressed: 0

New starts: 2
Notforgotten Farm- Seek Joy
Heron House- Patriotic Borders

April plans---

Must stitch: a gift for John's aunt's friend
models for a new release?
thank you gift for wedding ring place?

Would like to stitch: Quaker 6 Mystery SAL (not going to happen!), something SB

Would like to finish: Seek Joy, Patriotic Borders, a UFO (have to find one first!)

Would like to make progress on: figure out what big project to and start assembling stuff for it

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