Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Ann Grimshaw progress

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I stitched for a couple of hours last evening on Ann Grimshaw. I absolutely LOVE stitching this...it is Vikki Clayton silks Indigo Ocean. It is a great color, that carribean blue to green with a deep tone of teal. The silk just sails through the linen too. It is a very large sampler
and I will be stitching for a while on this one. I am not so great with finishing things, so this will be a test. If I love the fibers, the linen and the design, will that keep me motivated to finish???? Stay tuned.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

My fair and Square squares...

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Deb even sent me a piece of red silk to help with finishing.....THANK YOU!!!!

A finish!!

This is the Goode Huswife Quaker Marriage Sampler finished on Tuesday. My camera came yesterday, so I am able to take a picture of the finish!

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Friday, July 27, 2007

Another one of those silly quizes....

Since the migraine has stopped me from doing anything productive at all, I leave you with one of the silly quizzy thingys. Enjoy!!

You Belong in Fall

Intelligent, introspective, and quite expressive at times...
You appreciate the changes in color, climate, and mood that fall brings
Whether you're carving wacky pumpkins or taking long drives, autumn is a favorite time of year for you

Thursday, July 26, 2007

A gift for all your gal pals......

Since most of us are in the throes of menopause, it is always nice to bestow gifts to help those just entering it. Found this on a craft website (God, some people actually god paid to come up with this!). Thought in between hot flashes, you might enjoy a laugh.

Migraine today, another menopausal delight. So no stitching, just lots of sleeping today. Tomorrow, just a migraine hangover and maybe some stitching.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

One down....

Finished the Quaker Marriage Sampler by Goode Huswife this morning!!! I did it on 32 ct. Linen. I don't know the color, as it has been around awhile, but it is something tea dyed. I used Inky Depths (Vikki Clayton Silks) and it really looks nice. Will post when that camera arrives.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Goals for July....

I know, 24 days too late. I have always set my goals this way. Get part way through something, claim it was a goal all the while. Hey, it's worked so far.

My goals that I will insist I set July 1 for stitching are:
1. Complete the Black Swan Quaker Sampler
2. Complete the Goode Huswife Quaker Marriage Sampler FINISHED!!!
3. Serge linen for HoHRH and VoHRH (yes...I know I have starting stitching both of these....my machine is in the shop and I have been too lazy to get the other one out) FINISHED!!!
4. Finish Hillside Samplings Quaker Alphabet Sampler FINISHED!!!

There....I have 7 more days to get them finished. I have all day Friday to myself. It could happen!!!

No pictures "D"D dropped the camera. Ordered another. Hope it works out. I just figured the other one out, kinda. I am pretty much an idiot with certain electronic things, cameras being one. Any and all suggestions would be welcome. Really.

Must go finish watching "House". He is such a dispicable human being, you gotta love him.

Sunday, July 22, 2007


Not much news to report on any front. I have a bad summer cold and feel rotten. Have been stitching halfheartedly, but nothing major to report. When I feel sick, I seem to surf the net a lot...I don't know if the passivity of it all is theuraputic or not, but a lot of my friends do the same. Surf, surf, surf...all mindless stuff. Like you are reading now I guess!!

Stash shopping....oh yes. Did some more. Bought the Villages of Hawk Run Hollow and the linen to start with a SAL on Hand Dyed Fibers. I have to save my pennies to afford the silk. Still working on the Houses...I won't even tell you that I am only on house 1, except that I gridded the whole thing first. Someone will dig all my unfinished samplers out of a box after I am dead and gone and declare me crazy. I plead busy!

Off to read some on Middlesex before I slumber. Taking an Advil PM to snooze tonight to get a good night's sleep!


Tuesday, July 17, 2007

A little more quaker progress...

This is the fourth of 22 motifs in this sampler. I really am enjoying this tremendously. The motifs are quick and all different colors, so those of you who bore easily (me!) can get through one motif without calling it quits!

Got a huge bunch of stash today. Will get the camera out as soon as I can wrestle it from DD #2. I got an order from Needlelove in Singapore and an order from Wyndam Needleworks. Great day. Wish I had time to stitch all the things I have bought over the years.

Monday, July 16, 2007

A little vacation progress.....

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This is the third motif for the Faith Hope and Charity sampler. I am in a stitch a long and we are doing one motif a week. Since I had time, I am actually ahead(!). I am usually the one that can't finish anything and is always behind, so fear not, this won't last. I am almost finished the fourth one as well, so look for that one in the uncoming hours....

Had a great vacation...

Friday, July 6, 2007

Off to Old Cape Cod

Hope to be checking in while away! Enjoy the pictures!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Tah Dah!

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I am the world's worst photographer, but this is completed. TAH DAH!

Sunday, July 1, 2007

More stash arriving yesterday.....if you can't stitch...buy stash!