Thursday, September 2, 2010

New to my stash

Reflecting Pools by Laura J Perin.
I love the blue threads (my favorite) in this project. I had to have it!! I can hardly wait to start it. Laura's designs are so pretty. I like her Impressions group. If I had the time, I would do them all. But since it is my birthday next week, I decided to treat myself this one indulgence.

I will start on it when I get all the threads.

My Spoiled Babies

Evan and Jasmine. Brother and sister. They are Persian. I had a grey cat before them that was the sweetest cat!  I was only going to get the girl cat but I was working at the time and didn't want to have a lonely cat so I got her brother too.  Turns out the boy cat is a real mama's boy. He follows me around the house and cries whenever I leave him alone. Jasmine does the strangest thing, she sleeps under a blanket all day. I have to watch her because she will climb into any confined space. She likes to be hidden. She likes to sleep on my lap if I cover her with the afghan.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Cross Stitch Skirt?

Browsing the internet can bring surprises while looking for hobby ideas.  I have heard of cross stitching on garments but never a garment made out of cross stitch!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Late Bloomers

America Climbing Rose
I can't believe this rose! It was very inexpensive and it thrives.  It was one I planted recently to fill a space in the garden,

I had removed a rose. I wouldn't even call it a rose anymore as it had gone wild.  It was taking over the space in front of the house killing the rhodeys.  It was once a hybrid but lost it grafting and had ugly little white flowers with no smell.  It was so big that my nephew had to tie a rope on it and pull it out with his truck!  Mother's roses that are more costly are very little and we're lucky if they have two or three blooms!  Have you every had a rose go wild on you losing it beauty to single petal?

16th Century Garden designed by Liz Turner Diehl
I want to thank you for visiting my blog.  I'll show you what I finished recently. Please excuse the photo as my camera has disappeared so I have to use a commercial photo.  The needlework has much more vibrant colors than this photo. 
It took me a month to stitch it up as it has very little cross stitches on linen. Two threads over two threads and the silk threads it asked for.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Really pathetic

Today I found out my daughter is engaged by reading on my Facebook.

Friday, August 13, 2010

No One?

Dear reader,  I have visited your blog and expressed my delight in reading your words.  People are visiting my blog and not leaving a comment!  Not a "Hi, I want to get to know you."  It makes me very sad. 

Friday, August 6, 2010

have you ever been...

have you ever been...: "

Day One: Do I Return to a WIP or Start a New Project?

This is a work in progress from 2007:

Love, Peace and Harmony 

It was an expensive kit, but I fell in love with the beautiful angel holding a beautiful baby.  I started on the center of the chart, on the red part of the dress and never picked it back up.  There were so many interuptions during that part of my life.  But now I really want to pick it up again.  It's a big project, I love the fabric, it feels so good.! 

I used to be an occasional stitcher, didn’t have much of a stash. Wasn’t much into finishing a project either. Then I discovered Blogs. Blogs changed my world. I believed that a blog was applicable to keeping in touch with my grown twin daughters. They don’t usually call me, so a blog was easier.  Then I discovered cross stitch blogs. Man o man, what a gold mine! Now there was something I could really get into! I saw some of the most beautiful cross stitch projects aka “wips”. That’s when I truly became inspired to start stitching!!!  By now, you're probably thinking has she ever finished a project? Yes, I have many finished projects which I will display later.

I would see some a beautiful design and say, “I gotta have that!” Before I knew it I had a rotation going and buying charts and fibers on Ebay!

I want to thank all of you for truly inspiring me to stretch myself and really take cross stitching to heart.  Please leave a comment and pass my blog address around, I really need friends and encouragement and I will reward you with visits to your blog and lI will leave a comment.