Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Monday, January 29, 2007
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Thursday, January 25, 2007
Each player of the game starts with "6 Weird Things about You" People who get tagged need to write in their blog 6 weird things, as well as state the rule clearly. In the end you have to choose 6 more people to be tagged and their names.
Six weird things that you didn't know about me...
1. I always have an agenda, whenever we go somewhere, I always have somewhere else nearby I need to go to, I always have to have this pre-planned in my head. It drives my husband crazy, and me too sometimes. At least I am never bored!
2. Wendy, you and I have this in common, singing as loud as I can to loud music in my car. Me, particularly in the mornings driving to work. Usually it is my rock music, it wakes me up and puts me in a good mood. I have a very bad voice, but I like to sing :)
3. I love old cars, and hot rods. In fact, my husband painted flames on my PT Cruiser. I love it.
4. Whenever I sit down, I have to be reading something, or cross stitching. Basically something to keep my hands and mind busy. I can’t sit down to relax, it’s rather annoying.
5. I have too many hobbies, and I love starting new ones, I love learning new things. Which means I have boxes full of random, various hobby projects. My main ones now are cross stitching and quilting, but there is painting, drawing, card making, scrapbooking, jewelry making (new one!), reading, and it could go on and on. Anyway, I still love all of these things, and just can’t do them all at once. I sit at work a lot and think about doing them all, and not wanting to be at work… ah well, gotta pay the bills.
6. I want to own a horse boarding facility some day, where everyone comes to ride horses and enjoy them. I would love that.
And I'll tag whoever reads this and wants to play along. Just let me know so I can visit your blog and learn a little more about you too!
Wednesday, January 24, 2007
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
F is for Friend by The Prairie Schooler, finished as a wall hanging (I am on a roll with these)
She loved it, and said it matches her home too, woohoo! I am so glad to hear that she liked it so much.
Sunday, January 21, 2007
Here is the fabric:
I got all of my blocks cut, sewn, and cut into triangles, and then laid them all out. I did this in about 3 hours, it wasn't bad at all, I was impressed with how fast it came together. Here it is laid out:
Close up of star:
And this will be the border... I am thinking this will be a good wall hanging, it'll only be 70" x 70". I have a big wall it'll go on, that is if I decide it won't make a nice lap quilt. We'll see...
Here is my messy kitchen table... it has been taken over this past week. Do you like Spike? He's my cactus and keeps all hands off of my stuff :P My husband had him on his desk at work forever, now he's home and we don't know what to do with him. So he's my centerpiece for now.
Saturday, January 20, 2007
The mist from the lower falls was getting my camera all wet, so I couldn't take as many shots as I wanted :P
Jessie wasn't too thrilled with getting her picture taken, we had to wake her from her nap. Poor princess! LOL :D
And as for cross stitching, I hear Carol got my biscornu for a PIF gift :D I am so glad she likes it! I have never made one before. I used a free pattern from Ink Circles, I had a lot of fun making it.
This is for the ornament SAL, it's the one by Country Cottage Needleworks, it turned out cute... now to make it into an ornament. That is for another day.
I am *almost* done with my quilt top, I have a little more border to add! Woohoo!
Friday, January 19, 2007
Let me see… I have been invited to join in a Neighborhood Round Robin, and I am really excited, but kind of nervous. After seeing the photos of previous RR’s, I don’t know how I can be so creative in coming up with these houses/gardens etc. I know I can do it, it’s just a little intimidating!
I also joined a RR on the Jayne’s Attic Board. I can’t do the Bent Creek Signs because there are 6 of us… so I changed it to The Prairie Schooler Winter Winds and Autumn Winds. I am dividing them up into 3 parts each. I started my Autumn Winds last night and must get it shipped off by mid February to Iceland! I’ve NEVER shipped anything overseas, so I need to figure that out. Anybody have tips for shipping overseas?
These are all running through my brain constantly, and I get a little overwhelmed, but then when I think about it, it’s not bad at all. I love it! Anybody else sign up for a million exchanges/PIF/SAL??? LOL!
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
And this just needed the "hangers" sewn onto it to complete it. Snow Catchers by Fanci That:
I like the idea of having the picture on the sidebar of “current projects” how do you do that? Email me if you feel up to helping me out on that :D firstname.lastname@example.org
In stitchy news, I worked another hour on my house ornament. It’s turning out cute. I think I can get it done tonight.
We have had 3” of snow today. It’s pretty unusual for here, but it is pretty! Let’s hope it doesn’t freeze up for my drive home.
Thank you SO MUCH for all of your wonderful, kind comments on my projects. It really makes me feel good to hear them. I am loving reading all of your blogs and seeing what work you do. It’s wonderful!
Monday, January 15, 2007
I’ve been working on my mom’s quilt again. I got all 10 rows of 8 blocks completed, now to just sew the rows together and add the border. Here are 3 of the rows sewn together, isn’t it pretty? I stopped here last night, I was tired!
I have also started my ornament for the SAL group almost everyone has joined :D I wanted to get a head start, just because I felt like working on this piece. It’s from the JCS 2006 ornament magazine. It’s the little blue house with the sheep and pine tree. I can’t remember the name of it right off the bat. It’s cute though! A lot of people have done this one, and I just love it too. yes, the Canned Nuts at the cross stitch night was really nice. They gave us a small acorn kit, with a frame and everything, and lots of food. I enjoyed meeting some other stitchers and the kit is cute too. I think it was too expensive for what it was, and I don’t think I’ll be attending again. But it was a fun experience :)
Friday, January 12, 2007
I want to make it a queen size for my bed, and have big blocks (21.5” Square) 4 wide x 4 long with strips between each block to separate them. This is so hard to explain (I am not good at explaining anyway) I did some blocks up on AutoCAD, and then printed them and traced the block pattern… I am bored at work okay? :D Tell me if I am crazy, or if the wave is ugly, or whatever. Opinions are good.
Here is the layout. Imagine a 2” strip of coordinating fabric between all of these blocks.
The sun would be on top, then two rows of waves, and then a beach/sand row on the bottom.
Here is what I picture the sun layout as, using all different kinds of yellow & orange batiks. I think a sky blue would look good as a background for this row.
Here is the wave, picture this in all different kinds of green/blue batiks.
What do you think would be a good background for this wave block? A lighter blue? A white, like waves crashing? or a deep green like the depths of the sea?
So this is my idea, I love the idea of it, but would it look good, or bad?? Hmmmm…..
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Saturday night is the big night (Canned Nuts) at the LNS (local needlework shop), and I am so excited to go. I have never been to one of their gatherings before. The LNS near me is called Acorns & Threads, and they are so good to me when I go there. Anyway, it’s $48.00 to attend from 6:00 pm to Midnight. They feed you and give you a kit, and you can shop, stitch, talk, etc. the whole time. To me, this sounds so fabulous! I asked what the kit was, and was told it is a surprise, only the owner knows :) I coerced my neighbor into coming with me, she loves stitching too of course. I am so lucky to have a stitching neighbor, we are always swapping patterns and ideas and blabbing about it. It’s great.
I finished a PIF gift last night, and so when the lucky lady gets it I’ll post a picture for you. I also joined a Round Robin on the Jayne’s Attic Board, I am looking forward to that. It seems most of the ladies there are in the UK, so it’s going to be fun getting to know all of them. I’ve never done a RR before, so this will be all new to me. I think I am going to do the Bent Creek “Signs” The summer one is below, they are so cute, I saw them all stitched together at an LNS, and thought it was really nice. So... hopefully it'll work out this can be my RR.
Cindy, my poor mermaids have been very neglected. I plan on picking them up tonight to give them some love :) There are so many exchanges going on right now, I got side tracked. Those small projects are nice for instant gratification, and my 5 second attention span.