Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
I am enjoying a few days of vacation from the bank, which started today. I finished a small project last night called "Tudor" which was a freebie from The Cross Stitch Directory. I really had a lot of fun doing it. I went with 2 over 2 this time on the 28 count Monaco, and it turned out really nice. I have another small project that I am getting ready to start and I will post it when it is finished as well.
It is pouring down rain here at the moment but I don't mind a bit, it's a nice relief from the heat we have been having.
Sunday, July 27, 2008
I finished my redbird freebie from Tante Zolder's site last night. I used DMC Color Variations thread on it. It was done one over one on 28 count Monaco. I am not sure I like the colors I chose for the leaves and flowers, but it's not too bad. I haven't decided what to work on next, having several possibilities open to me.
I only work two days this coming week and then I have a few days off and I am going to relax at home, reading, and working on my stitching. I plan to enjoy myself immensely.
Friday I received my chart for HAED's Celestial Night and the fabric for it from 123 Stitch. The chart was on sale and I have had my eye on it for a while. I am not starting on it yet, but am very happy to have it waiting in the wings. I was very pleased with how quickly they ship out their orders. I also ordered some Q-snaps yesterday and I am definitely looking forward to receiving them.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
I finished my Valentine Heart last night and I am really pleased with it. My eyes are only a little crossed after working on it LOL. It is the first project I have done on evenweave and one over one. I enjoyed doing it and will definitely do more. I plan to put this in a small tuck pillow. I purchased the perfect piece of fabric for it Saturday at a local shop called Primitive Stitches. Melissa there has a wonderful array of fabrics to choose from.
I think my next project will be a freebie from Tante Zolder's site. It is a small bird surrounded by leaves and flowers. I haven't decided if I want to do it monochrome or use several colors. Right now I am thinking DMC color variations (reds) for the bird and green leaves. I haven't decided on the flower colors yet. I am not sure how I will finish it yet but I am thinking maybe a bookmark for a friend of mine here in Warrensburg who loves birds.
Thank you to those of you who left comments on all of my postings.