I guess you must all be out enjoying the nice weather!
I've been home playing nurse to DH, who had one knee replacement surgery
on May 15, and the 2nd on Monday. He's been keeping me pretty busy! LOL
Anyone have any county/state fairs coming up that you're entering? I
can't think of anything I've finished in the last year to enter! I must
We were hoping DH would be having his other knee replaced this summer (firs
t one was done in 2009) but we have to get his diabetes numbers down a bit
before the surgeon will operate.
Not much new stitching going on since I'm taking a break from the baby samp
ler and working on a hand project for the library. I'll be "teaching" a pr
oject where we trace a child's hand on a piece of fabric & then they stitch
around it. Once it's done, we center it in a wooden hoop, cut the excess
fabric off of the back and run a line of glue around it. They have somethi
ng ready to hang as soon as they get home. :-)
I have a really simple sample made, for younger kids but am working on a mo
re advanced one to entice tweens & teens that has pink fingernails and will
have a ring on it. For the "jewel" on the ring I'm going to use a single
Liz from Humbug
I still check in every week, but lately there have been no new posts.
I am still stitching the Ivory-Billed woodpecker, but my daughter and
grands are visiting next week and staying for a month, so the
stitching will be put away. Have to give up my dedicated stitching
spot on the couch.
It has been quiet again Rich. I have not been stitching for a while and
really want to get back to it but to have to put it away when you are in the
mood for stitching is really hard. I would do that when my brother would
come to visit before he passed. I am hoping that by this fall I will be in
the mood again to stitch. It has been quite a while and I love stitching.
Hope to see a little activity here soon.
Sharon in MN
Cool project!!! Metallic thread? Maybe some sequins or plastic
"crystals"? I have some of those and some various-sized pearls left
over from a dress I made for DD's best friend once upon a time. I also
have a small jar of miscellaneous unknown beads. Want them? I'd be
happy to send them.
Email me, rather than the group, in case I don't get back here soon enough.
I have been enjoying the nice weather and the rainy weather as well!
Yard work when it's nice and stitching when it's rainy.
I went through my WIPs bin and put all my old WIPs on qsnaps or scroll rods. A couple of WIPs were too small for qsnaps, but they got finished anyway.
The two that I finished were "With enough coffee I could rule the world" and the "Pastel Heart Sampler" by Woolgathering. Not sure of that website.
Now that I have most of my WIPs at the ready, maybe I can get them done so I can start something new!
1. The Castle by TW
2. Majestic Eagle by Sunset (a kit)
3. Feathered Stars by Design Works Crafts (a kit)
4. The Promise-Bald Eagle by The Gold Collection (Dimensions kit)
5. Too Cold To Go Outside by Julia Lucas (from a magazine)
Ok, I confess. I started a new project last night. But project #5 is almost done, I just need to finish shiny threads and the beads!
The new project is very small, under 3 inches square. It's called "Heart - Zigzag Rainbow" by Katherine Martin Tripp from the website
Not sure if it was free or not, but it's cute, small and colorful.
I feel so much better now that I've confessed. As punishment I'll do more housework...tomorrow!!!
So what is everyone else up to?
Up to no good, Dawn
On Fri, 30 Jun 2017 14:42:20 -0700 (PDT), D J
I'm still here but knitting rather than stitching proper. My younger
daughter goes to a yoga session and one of the others enquired after
her socks. So you can guess, I wound up committing to two pairs for
her. She wanted to pay me but since she and her husband go yearly for
a couple of months to work with Cambodian kids, I said no, 'what goes
around comes around' - anyway the circle completes itself I suppose as
any yarn I have left over goes to a friend who knits bears that are
given to the fire department and police for 'stress bears' for kids.
So I had more yarn for her :)
I been "lurking" for ages, but rain this weekend meant I finally got a few more stitches done on my "Rowan Tree" crewel kit. I have also knitted a couple of scarves.
link to a picture of one of my scarves..
That's quite a list, Dawn!
Yup, it's a freebie and really cute!
How was your penance? Do you now have a sparkly home? ;)
I'm about 2/3 done with my Victorian house project and about 1/4 done
with my cable afghan.