Will I ever blog again? Yes
Will I ever cross stitch again? Yes
Will I ever do that give-away? Yes
Will I finish this year of homeschool? Yes
But right now, there are roses...
Monday, May 13, 2013
Will I ever blog again? Yes
Saturday, February 9, 2013
I made a bit of stitching progress this week, stitching in the car while my children had dance and music lessons.
First up is a finish from the CHS 'Mr. and Mrs. Abbot' chart.
Then there was some work done on 'The Cottage Girl.'
And finally a new start: 'Dutch Alphabet' by Sheepish Designs.
This is a design I looked for FOR YEARS! I searched and searched until it finally came up on e$ay at a reasonable price. Have you ever noticed on e$ay that you search for years for a hard to find chart (usually a Sheepish Designs, Birds of a Feather, or Goode Huswife ) and then suddenly e$ay is inundated with the designer's charts? I wonder how often the people selling a chart for $99 actually make a sale?
I am toying with the idea of spending the day alternating between completing an alphabet/crown motif and doing a chore around the house. I'll keep considering my options while I finish my coffee. ;)
Posted by the striped rose at 10:28 AM
Monday, February 4, 2013
I turn 40 next month.
I am sure you all will help me through it, right?
I am putting together a little giveaway of charts to celebrate the Big Day. Some will be oldies, all will be goodies.
Leave a comment on this post telling me something great about being 40.
A winner will be drawn at random.
I will update later with hints about the chosen charts- helpful hints such as "baaa-baaa" and the like. ;)
Anyone is welcome to enter. You don't need to be a "follower," although it would be good for my aging ego... ;)
Saturday, February 2, 2013
I have been listening to it for several days, so it is no surprise that I chose 'Mr. and Mrs. Abbott and Daughters' by Carriage House Samplings as my reward for a finish. This looks like a perfect addition to any Jane Austen-themed stitching collection.
I am really enjoying Mansfield more this time than any other time I have read it. Jerry and I also have been watching an old 'Barchester Towers' mini-series. All my frustration with the two novels The Warden and Barchester Towers is coming back! Jane Austen novels are about the only ones I can read and not get frustrated. The good guys are lovable, and the and guys are too ridiculous to get upset about! I am still working away on 'Pennsylvania Bird.'
This morning I sketched in my initials, and now I need to work on a 2013. Then it will just be "filling in." Buttercup and Hektor are anxious to get out into the snow! I was only tempted out to take a 10-second video, and will be parking myself in my stitching corner with a coffee for the foreseeable future!
Saturday, January 26, 2013
Hello, Stitching Friends! Is it freez-y cold where you are? We have had several winter storm warnings, but only a bit of ice and not a single flake! The winds are cold coming off the mountains, and I have been stitching or playing Settlers of Catan with the family. Hektor has not been happy that he alone must go out into the cold to do his business.
This week I started "A Pennsylvania Bird" by Elizabeth's Garden. I had no idea about this designer until I saw the charts pop up on e$ay while searching for Carriage House Samplings.
I have not quite finished the Mary Beale I was working on - I just really do not want to do that last wing on the angel. Maybe I can force myself to work on it sometime this weekend. After all, the reward for finishing a piece is to start a couple new ones, right? ;)