2.28.2013

Scattered Stitches

END OF FEBRUARY UPDATE

Greetings, fellow stitchers!

Today is the last day of February.  Time for me to look over my goals for the month and make new ones.  Let's see how I did!

LITTLE DRUMMER BOY... complete page 1 and 2
Not quite!  I have two and a half columns left on page two.



LHN Sheep Virtues... Stitch Second Sheep
Nope!  It hasn't come yet.  : (  Maybe tomorrow!!

L*K Promise Me... Start
Make one project bag
I decided to let DD stitch this one first, and it turned out ADORABLE!  She stitched it on 28 Ct Tea Monaco over 1.  I love it!  I'm going to be stitching it on 16 ct fabric so mine will seem HUGE compared to hers!  I plan to start that this month. : )

I was able to finish another project bag this month, using the same fabric as my last one.  I learned a few more things this time - like how NOT to put the zipper in - and I am still playing with the size of the bag a little.  I have another zipper, so I hope to make another this coming month.

L * K Promise Me on a new Project Bag
Other Progress...

Here's my traveling bookmark.  I never have much time to work on it at Mom's, but it's growing little by little and it's a nice take-along project.  I don't have an "I want this done by..." date on this one, it's just a time filler. : )




I worked a little on my Eye on the Sparrow (Silver Creek Samplers) WIP this month.  Filling in the red around the two R's...

And here's a new start from this week.  I wanted to stitch a block for charity, so I pulled out a square of blue Monaco and this sweet "Baby's First Christmas" pattern from the book "Priscilla's Babyland" by Gloria and Pat.  I've had it on my list to stitch for over 2 years! : )  That blob will be a bunny...


DD the Designer...


DD stitched up this sweet little design that she made up.  Isn't it precious?  If you'd like the pattern, just let me know!

HAPPY MAIL!

Shirlee was so sweet to send me her HE snowman ornament that was wreaking havoc at her house.  : )  I'm looking forward to stitching it... I think!


MARCH GOALS...
  • Finish Charity Block
  • Finish page 2 of Little Drummer Boy
  • Start a Stitcher's Notebook like Linda's for any new starts
  • Stitch LHN Sheep Virtues Love 
  • Make one project bag
  • Stitch for 1 night on Eye on the Sparrow
  • Stitch for 1 night on Yesterday, Today, Forever
  • Start Promise Me
  • Kit up Along for the Ride ornament
I shouldn't need to spend anything stitching wise this month - but I do love the little L*K limited edition spring kits (flowers and chicks, especially!) that I'm seeing sneak previews of for market.  I wouldn't probably be able to use the fabric that they come with, cuz I assume it's linen (I'm allergic), but if any of you are going to get them and would like to pass on the patterns when you're done, please keep me in mind!  I'd be happy to pay for them!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you have a splendiferous day!!

Tricia


2.14.2013

The First Page and Other Stitches

Hello Friends!

LITTLE DRUMMER BOY STOCKING - HAED
I worked ever so hard these past few days to FINALLY finish page one of my stocking.  The little face and headpiece took a long time with all the confetti stitching, and, of course, I figured I could do the last little bit without taking the time to grid it.  HA!!  I won't be trying that too soon again!  (Famous last words???)  I got SO lost without my little grid marks!  Anyway... here's a picture of my {wrinkled} page one.


YESTERDAY-TODAY-FOREVER - Jeremiah Junction
I was going to start Promise Me (Lizzie Kate), but I decided to let my daughter stitch it first, so instead I kitted up Yesterday - Today - Forever, which is the piece my daughter just finished. : )  Here's my progress...



DID YOU SEE?
I saw the picture for the next Sheep Virtues pattern by LHN today.  Can't wait to stitch it!  I was hoping to get page two of Little Drummer Boy done by the end of the month, as well as the sheep chart when it comes.  Guess I'd better get busy!  LOL!!

Happy Stitching!!

Tricia


2.01.2013

A New Project

Hi everyone!

END OF JANUARY REPORT
Here's my end of January progress on my stocking and my "take to Mom's" bookmark...


Plus I finished Hope & Shepherd's Watched.  

NEW STASH - sort of : )
I had a happy mail day the other day that brought the fixin's for the new Lizzie Kate Promise Me chart. : )  AND, I bought it with a gift certificate so it doesn't count as new stash... or something like that. : )  I hope to start it as soon as I finish page one of the stocking.

NEW PROJECT!
Now for my new project!  I have had a project bag on my list of things to do since last summer, so today I decided to take the plunge and try it.  I used this tutorial on Karen's blog - Thanks Karen! - to get me started and just changed the fabric size to make the bag bigger.  I misfigured a little, though, cuz it won't fit a full magazine or HAED pattern page, so I'll have to make the next one bigger, BUT, it's perfect for all my littler projects like Promise Me, or my LHN charts or ornaments!!  AND... the fun part is that I had all the "ingredients" for the bag in my stash, and all I need to make another one is another zipper and maybe a zipper pull.  My dd has already asked for one for Christmas.  : )



FEBRUARY PLANS
Let's see... for February I would like to...
  • Finish pages 1 and 2 of the stocking
  • Finish the next LHN Sheep Virtues - end of the month
  • Start Promise Me
  • Start Yesterday, Today, Forever
  • Make one more project bag
Happy stitching and thanks for stopping by!

Tricia