15 February 2013

Definitely Off the Wagon!

I am nuts! Literally I am!  I joined another Yahoo group, Kustom Krafts, to join their SAL.  I have decided to stitch Gaze (the picture above).  I just love the colors and hoping my brother will too, since I will be doing it for him.  I just ordered the pattern so I am not sure how I will worked it in my other works.

This weekend is International Hermit & Stitch Weekend.  We are getting more snow this Saturday. I am stitching on Lady Slipper. I did stitch on her a few nights ago. Here is my progress so far. I am hoping to have majority of the dress done by Sunday night.

I have been stitching a lot of exchanges.  I can now show off a couple of my stitched pieces.

Bonhomme de Neige
design by Anne les petites croix  
28 ct. opalescent linen
DMC threads and blue beads 
This is the first ornament for the year and went to Georgena.  I changed it a little by omitting the mitten that was to be stitched around the snowman and added beads for the snowflakes.

#86 Valentine Quakers 
28 ct Honeysuckle 
DMC 4120
This ornament was made for Shaunterria in Stitching Sisters group.  I, also added some chocolates and DMC threads. As I was updating this post, I got my exchange from Shaunterria. Apparently the package had to take a short vacation to Puerto Rico. I wish I was in Puerto Rico right now, lol.   Shaunterria added some GAST threads and a candy bar. Thank you Shaunterria!

As you know,  New England got hit with a blizzard last weekend.  I added some pictures of my view from my front door and window.

 From the window, the big hump on the right side, my father's car is under that pile.
From the front door, was about 4 feet of snow.
From the back door, the view of the corner of my street.  You couldn't see the street from the front window.  

I will have an update on my Lady Slipper early next week with more pictures of exchanges. Thank you so much for looking and for all comments.

Hugs, Vicky 


Mylene said...

That sure a great design but whew, it looks big! Goodluck though with it.

Lovely exchanges both sent and received.
Still lots of snow out there?
Happy weekend!

Meari said...

We haven't gotten that much snow (thank goodness). I empathize with you, though.

Congrats on all your finishes!

The KK chart is really pretty. I've admired it quite a few times over the years. Good luck with the SAL.

Shanda said...

Ohhhh, I love that wolf!!!

mab3500 said...

Beautiful Stitches. Good Luck on your SAL, I can't wait to see how it comes together. Stay Warm!

Marge Bobo said...

I love the wolf! Your stitching looks great. Love the exchanges.

Anne Sans Tete -- Nome de plume! said...

Beautiful stitching but awful weather!!! :D Hope it warms up soon for you (unless you're one of those oddballs who likes cold weather)!

- Lisa N.

OctoberLace said...

Good luck with your beautiful wolf!

Anonymous said...

Glad you are doing the SAL with KK.

Lovely exchanges. We have had snow but not that much.


EvalinaMaria said...

Gaze is stunning and KK charts are easy to stitch. Can't wait to see the progress.

Mii Stitch said...

So much snow!!! I'm shocked!!! No choice but staying indoor & stitch :)
Like you new chart, the colours are great.

Sarah said...

Wonderful finishes and you are definitely bonkers re the SAL but what a great piece....good luck.

Sharon said...

Wow big project! But oh so beautiful! You might be a little crazy lol!

Nice exchanges there :)

Hope that snow melts soon. I think you all have had enough!

Shelley said...

Good luck with that new design. It's pretty but looks like a huge design to be dedicated to.

Lovely finishes.

Was your Dad able to find his car??

Anonymous said...

Yeah, your crazy. LOL!!!! But it is a gorgeous piece so I can see why you will want to stitch it. Your finishes look great. I am sooooo glad I am out here in AZ where snow like that only happens in the mountains. I am freezing just looking at all that snow.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

SoCal Debbie said...

I love the orange background on Gaze. The beads on your ornie look great as the snowflakes! What nice Valentines you sent and received, too!

All that snow is incredible! It's been in the 70s here, almost 80.

StitchCat said...

Loving your stitching and definately loving the color of your blog :-)

StitchCat said...

Loving your stitching and definately loving the color of your blog :-)

Claire said...

Great finishes.x

Debbie Jo said...

Oh I so wish I could join that SAL, want to do the Hummingbird one but working 2 jobs again leave little time for stitching. Just 4 more years I can retire and then stitch. Love the snow pictures,,ty for sharing. Will be watching your SAL come to life.

Kelly Smith said...

The KK is a lovely piece to do.
Great stitching as always Vicky and thank you for sharing your snow pictures.

Sue said...

Vicky, all of finishes are just beautiful! The exchange is just lovely too..........

You sound like me! LOL.....I get into so much, and then I become this year! Good luck with your SAL.....the wolf chart is gorgeous.

Love the snow!!! Send me some!


glenda said...

Lovely exchanges! Congrats on the new finishes. I do hope the snow melts soon!

Ruth said...

Beautiful exchanges. I love the quaker valentine. I really love quaker designs. As far as Gaze goes
it is beautiful. I wouldn't mind if you did two of them. I have just the right place to hang it. LOL Just kidding, can wat to see it take shape. I love wolves. Happy Stitching. Ruthie

Fiona said...

You sure have plenty of the white stuff. Great exchanges. The wolf looks beautiful and a big stitch, good luck.