31 August 2009

End of August update

This month was not a good month for stitching for me. I only finished 2 small models and finished off a biscornu for an exchange I was late. I am glad I got a couple of finishes but it is so hard to stitch when one has to lay down most of the day. I am just not able to stitch much to do weekly posts.
My leg did not heal that much this month either. I did got the results on my ultrasound with good and bad results. The bad part my veins are slightly diseased. The good part is they are not badly damaged yet where a procedure needs to be done now. Maybe in the future but not now. The key to healing my leg will be compression wrappings and evaluating my legs.

I finished a SAL I joined with The Phoenix Stitchers yahoo group. The pattern was Dragon Dreams freebie My Treasure. I stitched it on 18 count rose linen. It was very tiny stitching. There is a mistake too but I fudge it so good, no one can tell it is there unless you count the stitches to find the mistake.

I finished the Mill Hill Jingle ornament. Boy, did I make big mistakes on this one. I was suppose to use metallic gold for the jingle bells but I used the DMC thread instead. Some of the red beads are crooked. It seems like the beads did not want to stay put. I started this ornament in April so it was nice to finish it off. I started on another one and hopefully I will get it done in a week or two.

The biscournu I did for Diana in the wXSw group, was the Summer Biscornu by Barbara Ana. It came out bigger than I expected, but Diana loved it. It was stitched on 14 ct peacen aida. I brought the watermelon buttons at WalMart. It gave a very summery look.

I did started a new model,the Little House Needleworks Snowflakes. I just started it and not enough to show, so next time you will get to see a picture. Can you believe it is almost time for Labor Day weekend? I happen to look out my window at 7:50 pm last night and notice it was practically dark outside. Boy, I am not ready for the night to come early.

I hope everyone has a great long weekend coming up. I will be meeting my new cousin at our picnic and hopefully I will have pics of her and the rest of the family who decides to come.

Happy Stitching!

09 August 2009

3 Finishes!

July just flew by! And I didn't do anything special. I have been taking care of my leg and finally went to the Wound Care Center. Now I will be going every week to get it clean. This past Friday I went for an ultra sound for my leg. The doctor wants to see how my veins are working. I won't get the results until Thursday. The doctor and the nurses are saying it is healing, but for me, not fast enough. I didn't want to spend my summer with my leg up and that is what happened this year.

I do have a few finishes. I finished Little House Needleworks The Bookshelf. I want to frame this one but I think I might have to get it done professionally. The size is a little odd and it will be hard to find a frame for its siz

I finished a ornament from the Christmas preview Just Cross Stitch magazine. Thanks Deborah for the magazine! It is a Glory Bee designed called Dec 25. It was stitched on French Vanilla 14 count aida from Sassy's Fabbys. I just love her hand dyed fabbys. I just need a star button to put on it so I can finish it off.

The last finish I have is Seize the Day from Forever in My Heart. I used Silkweaver's Grape Ripple 28 count cashel linen. It is for a friend and I shouldn't be showing it on my blog yet because she sometimes reads my blog. But I just love the colors in this pattern. I used Cresent Colors threads and it came out awesome.

Thanks for reading my blog.
Have many stitches until next time.