4.27.2012

Oh Hoppy Day!


I thought you might all get a kick out of the card I made today.  Perfect for a stitcher, huh?? LOL!!  I followed the cute sketch over at Card Positioning Systems and used a digital stamp by Sweet n Sassy that I colored with copic markers.

To all my fellow cross stitchers, I hope you are having a frog free day!!

4.25.2012

New Rotation & Prize up for Grabs!!

Happy wet Wednesday!  It sounds so Spring-like here today.  The rain is falling gently...  ahhhh!!! : )

Lots and lots to show you today!  First off, how about a look at the prize for the Scissors Scamper.  There are just a few more days for you to link up your post of your scissor collection!  In keeping with the theme, I chose to stitch this adorable little Summer Fab Fob by Lizzie Kate for the winner and I'll include the scissors, too!  Of course, my dd looked at it and said... "what if one of your overseas gals wins??".  Hmmm.  Good point.  I guess you'll just have a keepsake from the US with our flag on it! : )

Here's the fob & scissors...


And here's the prize all together. : )


That was a fun project to put together, especially because I hadn't ever made my own cord before!! Yay!  I learned something new.  Now to try a pinkeep.  Hmmm.  Maybe next time!

After my trip to Branson and fun at the cross stitch store, I decided that I was going to try working through a rotation of projects again.  I need to keep going on my DH's Big Huge Project, but he said it didn't have to be done right away, so I feel better about taking it a little at a time again.

So, right now... at least until I change it in a week or so... here's my list of projects.

Sundays I'm going to work on O Holy Night by Stoney Creek.  I found some gorgeous Lugana fabric to use and I love how it is coming along so far.  Here's my start...



I wasn't sure if I could use Lugana with all my allergies, but I haven't had any problems yet and I love it!

Monday is Jardin Prive's Douceur de Vivre.  This has been in my stash for awhile and I think it is SO pretty.  And it has sheep on it! : )


Tuesday is the BHP - Cabin Fever.  It was easier last night because I was using the floor stand with it, so I got quite a bit done.



Today I'm working on Eye on the Sparrow by Silver Creek Samplers.  You'll see an update of that next week.

Thursday is be CCN's January Cottage...


Friday Old Colonial's Turtle Needlebook that I bought in Branson...  (I just have the other side to complete)



And Saturday is Yiota's Dogs Caroling kit.  I really hope I allowed enough fabric for this.  I have measured 6 or 8 times and I'm going to be really close!


Now... a couple of (very wrinkled) finishes!! : )


Lizzie Kate's ABC Lessons
28 Tea Monaco
Threads from Kit

And DH's first finish...

 He wanted to be sure that I showed you his current progress on his WIP, too.  He's doing such a good job!  It's fun to sit and stitch with him in the evenings!


Thanks so much for dropping by!  I've been horrible at commenting lately, but I am keeping up with everyone's posts.  We'll see if I ever catch up with myself enough to drop by and say hello! : )

Don't forget the Scissors Scamper!

TTFN!

Tricia
aka Inkystitcher

4.16.2012

Amazing!!!

Hi everyone!  Long time no see!  I've been on vacation this past week and I had so much fun!

Here's what I stitched in the car...


And here was one of my favorite stops on the trip!!


Honestly I almost started hyperventilating when I walked in the shop.  It was jam-packed with goodies... patterns, accessories, threads, fabric....  I didn't know where to look first!  I had decided before we left that anything I got there would either be an accessory or a pattern that was completely kitted up... or possibly some fabric for one of the patterns I had here, so I started out at the scissors, and picked up this pretty pair by Bohin.  It is lovely!  Then I noticed a table of fobs and patterns that turned out to be a trunk show by My Big Toe.  The little pins and the fob and a few frog needle threaders joined my pile.  The pretty red fabric is a project case by Impie, Hattie and Bea for the Traveling Stitcher.  I have the cross stitch all done for it, but I had never bought the case.  So it came home, too...
  

While I was shopping, it seems my DH was, too.  He found these two patterns that he really liked...


And next thing I know he was asking where the threads were and how to pick them out.  You could have knocked me over with a feather when he announced that he was going to pick up two of the beginner patterns and learn to cross stitch over vacation, so he could make the lighthouse himself.  NO WAY!!!  (My dd's were speechless when I told them over the phone!).  Well, we spent a lovely afternoon stitching at the little cottage we had rented and he made great progress on his cow...


And he actually finished it when we got home last night.  And he liked it!  WooHoo!!  He's already asking for his own scissors and needle minder. : )

Speaking of scissors, look what I found in the mail when I returned??  Sandy sent me a pair of scissors almost exactly like the ones I had lost, and added the sweetest frog fob.  I *love* it!!!!!!!!  Thank you, Sandy!!



So... to continue my shopping saga... I ended up finding this chart that has been on my wish list for a year or so.  I would have kitted it up, too, but they didn't have the right fabric, so I just brought home the book.  I don't know when I can start it, although if I had it kitted up it just might jump into the front of my rotation.  SO pretty!!!!  Have any of you stitched this one??



We had a ton of fun away together... We shopped a lot (smiles!),  took lots of pictures, cross-stitched!!, played mini golf, ate (and ate and ate), went to a wax museum and the Titanic memorial museum, saw a gospel show, and relaxed in our little cabin.  Today I ordered the supplies to make a scrapbook of our trip, so I need to get all caught up by Friday when the order will probably arrive.  I want to work on it while the trip is still fresh in my mind!!

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to link to the Scissors Scamper if you haven't already!

Blessings!

Tricia




4.05.2012

March Ornament and New Friends

Hi everyone!  

I wasn't sure I was going to get an ornament done for the month of March, but on Saturday, DH asked me to take a 10 hour round-trip ride with him, so I kitted up this little L*K Tiny Tidings ornament to work on while we drove.  It was a hoot!  We were in a flatbed tow truck kind of thing and it was SO bumpy!!  It took me forever just to stab the needle through the right hole or count to three! However I was more than the bumps and finished all but one word or so by the time we got home.  :)



A little more progress on my L*K ABC Lessons.  I'll get back to the Cabin Fever piece in a few weeks, but I'd love to have this finished before I switch over!!


I know this is a crummy picture, but look at the adorable new friends that have shown up at my house in the last week or so.  My dd has started to crochet these precious bears.  Oh my!  They are adorable!!  Soft and fluffy and cuddly and they have such sweet expressions.  I told her she should start to sell them!!


Here's my card for the week...  Another MFT Pure Innocence gal spreading some love.  Perfect to send to my DD at college. : )


Thanks for stopping by!  I pray you'll have a wonderful Easter celebrating our risen Saviour and Lord!!

Blessings!

Tricia