21 March 2010

Spring is here!

Spring is here! Yesterday it was gorgeous in Connecticut. I have been reading other parts of the country were getting the nasty weather, SNOW! Here, the sun was out and birds were singing. It was just so beautiful. Our landscaper came to laid now the flower beds. I went to the mall to meet up with a friend and we went window shopping. Of course, we went to Micheal's and I got a 10X13 frame for $5. I picked up a few threads that I was running low . In general, my friend and I had a great day!

Since it was the first day of Spring, I was able to open my First Day of Spring exchange package I had signed up for in the ILCSing group. The exchange was from Karin H from Las Vegas. She send me:

Trail Creek Farm Easter, The Carrot, Lucky, Spring
The Sweetheart Tree Just Ducky Fob Designs by Jodi Evans Kitty Love
Annalee Waite Designs Flower and Bee Kit
A package of each of mini scented pens and highlighters
A beautiful natural card

All of the patterns are so pretty. I cant wait to use them. I had to open all the pens and highlighters to smell them, lol. Thank you so much Karin!
Lizzie Kate ABC Lessons
Update #2
In the stitching front, I do not have a finish but I have been stitching on my ABC Lessons and He's A Flake. As you can tell, I am changing some colors on the flake pattern and added some metallic gold to the bow. It is going to look cute when I am done.Little House Needleworks He's a Flake wip
I hope everyone has a great weekend and try to enjoy the weather, if you can.

15 March 2010

A Finish, A New Start and PIF

Little House Needleworks
All Dolled Up! Pear Tree ornament
28 count mushroom evenweave

I finally finish Little House Needleworks Pear Tree. I did not add the beads because they are on order. One of the threads I have on order is on backorder and the rest of the order is being held. I just might add the beads just before I finish it off into an ornament. I have He's a Flake kitted up and ready to go. I will be starting that later in the week.

Lizzie Kate ABC Lessons
Lemon Yellow 28 count evenweave

My new start is Lizzie Kate ABC Lessons. This pattern is just calling for me. A friend send me the chart when she was done stitching it and it was waiting for me when I got back from Texas. I was looking some material for the pattern but I wasnt happy what I was looking for. On a whimp, I dyed some material into a Lemon Yellow. I love the brightness of it. When I put the thread colors against the dyed fabric, the colors just popped. I didnt get too far into it but it is a good start.

I got a PIF (Pay It Forward) package from my friend Sarah in the UK. She send me a piece of material and 4 threads skeiens from Vicky Clayton silks. While I visiting Kathy B in Texas, she gave me Cat Whisker's Peacock Chair. This material and threads will go perfect with the Peacock Chair. Now to find some time. Isnt that what we stitchers are always fighting against time? I have post a PIF offer right after this post, so if you are interest in the PIF, please a comment in the next post. Thank you.

Happy Stitching!

08 March 2010

Pay It Forward

I recently received a PIF package. Now it is my turn to pay it forward. I will send up to 5 people. If there is more, I will pull the names out of a bag. All the items will be send within 365 days. Here are the rules:

1 Send no less than 5 Stitching related items per person

2 Items can be DMC, other threads, stitching needles, pins, buttons, needles, or a combination such as 3 threads, 1 pins, 1 needles or just 5 threads.

3 Items must be new and not used (send things you would love to receive)

4 If you win you must be willing to post this PIF on your blog and be willing to do the same for at least 2 people.

If you want to be part of this PIF, please leave a comment you wish to be in PIF.

06 March 2010

A Blog Giveaway

My friend, Debra, is having a giveaway on her blog. She does beautiful work. I have a few pieces of her work and they are breathtaking. Please take a look at her blog: All-about-ME.

01 March 2010

Patriotic Snowangel

I finished stitching this snow angel last night, when the news was on. The Patriotic SnowAngel was stitched on 28 count Little Blue Boy lugana, using the recommended threads except for the carrot nose. I couldnt find the floss for the nose, so I had went to Joann's to get the floss, and I end up misplacing the skein somewhere in the house. I couldn't believe it. If I had a child or a pet, or even a husband, I could blame it on one of them, but I lost it somewhere. So I used WDW Pumpkin thread for the nose. The pattern came from American School of Needlework Angelic Snowmen leaflet. I will be finishing it as a pinkeep.

Any one watched The Marriage Ref after the olympics? First, I was disappointed how NBC cutted the closings into 2 parts. I was stitching and was half paying attention to what Bob Costas was saying so I didnt even know they were coming back on at 1130 until this morning, lol. Of course I was too late to watch it then. It sure was not smart of them to cut the program into 2 parts. To me, I thought that was it, The End of the 2010 Olympics, and regular programming will go on. I wonder how many people saw the closing credits after the news. By then, I was watching another channel as I was kitting another pattern. Anyways, ( talking about getting off track, lol) I did watched The Marriage Ref and I laughed my butt off. There was even one time I was laughing so much, I laughed right through the commericals and crying at the same time.

I kitted Little House Needleworks Pear Tree last night. I was able to find all the threads I needed for the pattern. It is going to be stitched on 28 ct mushroom evenweave material. I wanted to stitched in February but I ran out of time. So I will try to stitch 2 ornaments, since I have He's a Flake in my pile and Snowy Pines will be shipped out this week to me.

My birthday is next month, so I have decided I will be celebrating it with all of you. I will be holding my first giveaway in a few weeks. I am still deciding what I am giving away. Any suggestions will be helpful. I found out my friend and I will be seeing Mary Poppins on June 23. He got front row seats on top of that. It is going to be so awesome! I can not wait. I think I am more excited about the musical than for my birthday.