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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Friday Finishes

Okay so it isn't Friday, I missed the last two and this is a small catch up for those days.

I can't find the info on this flamingo, it is a freebie, I think I know whose it is, but can't find it on their blog and don't want to give credit to the wrong designer.

Heart of the Rose
(Biscornu patterns)
14 ct. whtie adia
DMC 347,367, and 3862

Hugs and Kisses (small part)
28 ct. unknown

I haven't stuck to my plans for January. Didn't do very much stitching on the ufo, started 4 new patterns, the last two above and 2 others. Have made more clutter out of my stash rather than organizing it. In fact, I feel like my whole life is a clutter right now and that is probably why I can't get organized never mind my house.

With the exception of today, which is a really nice dry sunny day, we have had nothing but rain and gloomy days. I'm not complaining, it could be worse, but it makes me feel so gloomy and miserable, I can't stand myself :) Good thing Tiger can't talk, she would tell you just how miserable I've been.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Reading or Stitching

I love to read, at least I used to all the time. When I worked full time (7 years ago) most lunch breaks you would find me with a book. I could have spent all my time reading. I did stitch, one project at a time and usually a large one, like L&L angels. Then when I retired somehow both those hobbies took a back seat. I guess helping Mom look after my Dad was more time consuming than I remember.

I got back into stitching and discovered all these new designers whose patterns I fell in love with and started stitching and stitching and, well lets just say it has taken over, but I don't mind in the least. Just wish I could stitch as fast as they design.

Then I bought an e-book (Sony) and as I didn't have anything to compare it with, thought it worked fine and didn't think too much about the fact that one page could be 4 lines and the next a full page. Not only was I helping to save trees, I was saving money by borrowing from the library without having to leave home. Only I still did not read like I used to, but at least I was reading a few books a year, probably what most of you read in a month.

A few months ago I bought an iPad. You need an app for something, they most likely have it. There's ebooks and ibooks and I'm sure others. Well I finally figured out how to get books I already have onto ibooks and am impressed with it. Every page is full and it never stalls (at times the Sony would freeze up). In the last 2 days I have read 1 book and started another. Okay they are not intense or huge books, but hey this is a start back into a hobby I once thought I couldn't live without.

The books are by an author I had never heard of, Gayle Trent . Murder Takes the Cake was so good I had to start Dead Pan right away. She has also written 2 books under the pseudonym Amanda Lee. These 4 books is all she has written, I do hope she continues the series with them.

So if you like cozy murder mysteries, you will most likely like these.

Now, the question is do I go stitch or read ?????

Friday, January 14, 2011

Friday Finishes

This was my New Year's Day start, I changed the year to 1919 in honour of my Dad's birth year. (2/14/1919)

The Sampler Girl

28 ct. Jazlyn Bone

DMC 3831

These were all previously stitched. I did all the finishing/sewing by hand.

The Sampler Girl

I can't find the pattern for this one anyone know who the desinger is ?

Stacy Nash Primitives

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


A picture is worth a thousand words !

So I will only write a few :) I looked out the front at 11:00 to see how much snow there was and the above picture is what I saw. There has been a warning of snow since yesterday morning, and as predicted it came. Okay they were off by an hour, kept saying it would be 8:00 and it started about 9:00. Just the same, would you not try to get home before then instead of taking a risk. I know I would and yes I also realize anything can happen in the blink of an eye. Thank goodness no one was hurt.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Friday Finish

I stitched this back in October 2009 and it is now my first finish of 2011. How bad is that ? But then again I came across a piece I'll be getting framed that has 2007 stitched on it.

This is #1 of 8 from my "needs to be finished" pile. Since there are 4 Fridays this month, I thought 2 every week was reasonable, but time just got away from me, maybe there will be 3 next Friday ;)

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Wee One

Winter Bird
28ct. Kahki (?)

There wasn't much to do on this one, in fact it was the one color in WDW that I did not have. So I decided I would use the DMC, could not find any 268, well long story short it turns out the Anchor and DMC conversions were reversed.

Monday, January 03, 2011

First UFO Finish

My first Stitch to Finish is Cherry Hill by CCN . I saw on another blog where the stitcher put in more sheep than the words and I liked the look so "borrowed" her idea. This was a thread pack, so I used the Crescent Colors that came with it and it called for DMC 3865. I'm not sure of the color name for the fabric but it is 14 count from Sassy's Fabby's. All that needed to be stitched was the sheep, windows and a bit of grass. It does look much better in reality, I had to scan it as the camera battery needed recharging.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Stitch to Finish

I thought about joining in the 15 Day Challenge, but with the amount of UFO's I have it just did not seem right. Not only that I tend to be a "I'm going to stitch this one" at whim type. So I am going to set up a small plan and see if I can stick to it.


  1. Stitch only UFO's, nothing new.
  2. Gather and organize those finishes that need to be finished off or framed.
  3. Finish off 8. Get 2 framed.
  4. Organize stitching stuff (this will be on-going, till I get it right *LOL*)

I do have plans for the rest of the year, but will see how January goes. I already broke #1 with a traditional New Year's Day start, but it's small. My plans include using up my DMC collection some colors I have 3-5 times over. Some I know I will never use, but I think they will make cute little fobs or biscornus. That idea will take some planning and I'm still thinking it out.

In the meantime this is the first UFO I pulled out to work on. You'll notice it says 2009.

I will post the others as I pull them out of hibernation.