07 January 2011

UFO is back!

I decided to pick up an UFO (UnFinished Object) to work on once a week. I am working on Dragon Dreams Summer Magic, again. To refresh your memories, I started working on DD in 2007 and I put aside for some reason, probably exchanges got in the way. One of my groups brought back UFO Tuesday in late 2009 and I put more stitches into it. When I went to Texas for a month last year, I brought DD with me, with intentions to work on it, and I did put in a few stitches on my first night there. The lighting was not great, so I put away and I didnt touch it for a year. This Tuesday I worked on it and put in 160 stitches, not much, but it is a little closer to the finish. I did work on it on Wednesday, but I end up unstitching the stitches. I used the wrong color for the symbol I was using. So I frogged it and put back in my basket for next week. Here it is before I added more stitches:

Here it looks now:

I joined the TUSAL for this year. Now I am collecting my end pieces of my threads, or orts. Now, maybe, I wont have them on my clothes or all over my desk. It is amazing where I find these small pieces of threads. Here is my first picture and jar.


Here is an update of Country Cottages Needleworks The Book Store. It has a roof now.

Earlier this week, I got a wonderful package from my friend Vickie H in AR. Vickie has been stitching a huge model called Historical fashion Figures. It took her over two years to complete it. I fell in love with her pattern and told her I would love to stitch this piece too. Vickie send me the pattern as a gift and you can see it here. I have to start this piece as soon as I get a yard of evenweave. Yup, the project goes on a yard of material. Thank you so much Vickie!

I want to thank Sandy R for my gifts for 12 Days of Christmas exchange. On the 11th Day, I got a piece of blue 14 count aida and on the 12th Day was a piece of beige linen, I think it is 32 count but not sure. Thank you Sandy and I love every single gift.

I will end this post until next time.
Take care, Vicky

04 January 2011

A New Year, A New Start

Isn't this baby a cutie? My cousin from Las Vegas came for a visit around Christmas time, and this is her son, Tristan. My aunt had adopted my cousin from Korea when I was 13. My sister, Amy, and Jenn became insparable since the day they met. Even though Jenn didnt speak English, they communicate to each other. I believe because they are near the same age, Amy was the first person Jenn met at her own age when Jenn came to America. Now Jenn has this cute, happy baby. It was so nice to her again and to meet Tristan.

On my 12 Days of Christmas, here are Days 8, 9 and 10. On Day 8, was the lamp card kit, Day 9 was the cute gingerbread man ornament, and on Day 10. was Little House Needleworks Chocolate Shoppe. On Day 11 (no pic yet)
I got some blue 14 count aida. Tomorrow is Day 12 and the last day of the exchange. I am going to miss opening up a present everyday.

See this basket? It has about 20 or so of patterns I got in the last year. I am determined to work from this basket. I am not doing the 15 Wips that my other stitchers, friends are doing. I will cheer them on. I just couldnot see myself starting a new project every day for 15 days. My other goals is to work on a couple of UFOs, LK ABC Lessons, and LHN The Library.

With a new year, I always have to do a new start. I was going start on Mirabilia's The Seaside Kingdom, but I decided to stick with something from the basket. I picked out Country Cottage The Book Store. The fabric is hand dyed by me in the color of purple. The picture is not the greatest
I am stitching the model one over one, another tiny stitching project. I cant wait to get more colors on there to make that blue to pop.

Today is Tuesday, and the first Tuesday of the year, so I am going to work on my UFOs. I am picking up Dragon Dreams Summer Magic again. Sigh. I will be posting it by Thursday my update. I just discover I have over 100 followers. I will be doing a giveaway soon, so be on a look out for it.

many hugs,