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10 April 2013

Easter and Stitching Update

Easter 2013 

My aunt had treated me to a hair cut on Easter weekend.  I love how it came out. Of course I can't get it to look like this everyday.  Easter was spent at Aunt Betty and Uncle Fred's house.  I made an orange cake but it came out too dry. I would not recommend this recipe.  My nephew liked it though. It did look pretty with my feeble decorating attempts.
Other pictures from Easter.
Me, Aunt Terri, and John  
 Easter Dinner
 Uncle Fred 
Aunt Terri and Uncle John 
Dawne, Anthony, and Aunt Betty 

Stitching News

My progress on Lady Slipper. I have about 600 stitches left on the bottom of her dress. Then on to her skin and wings. I am still debating to do the skin 1 over 1 or the 2 over 2. Since I am not going  make it to my goal to have her finish by my birthday, I am leaning towards to the 1 over 1 method.


I had started on My Big Toe Building Block Hope. I had finish the borders and started on the "E". I did start the lettering but I don't like how it looks so I am replacing the thread with DMC 209. It will look very good. It's a gift which is going be late. 


I was looking for some bookmarks and I came across Coming to America by LHN. I had only the dress stitched. I added part of the pier and one wave.  I am not sure of the color of the water. The thread is gray but it can come together when I add more color. I hope to get back to this project soon. I do like the fabric's color.



I did started on Gaze by Kustoms Krafts. It is a tiny start. Right now there is only 3 shades of orange. I am going where my stitching wants to be stitch and that seems to be going across. 

This adorable snowman ornament came from Penny for my March ornament exchange. I can't wait to put him on my tree later this year. Thank you Penny! The ornament below was stitched for Pat.  It is Blue House in Winter by LHN, using the DMC threads on 28 count Pewter lugana.  It could be found in Just Cross Stitch Christmas 2012 issue. I will be stitching this one again for myself .
I signed up for a St. Patrick magnet exchange.  The pattern is from Judi Utter and could be found on CyperStitcers.com. I changed the colors to represent a rainbow and the clover is metallic green. It went to Tonya in Idaho.

 This magnet came from Mama Judy. She did a great job and now on my freezer door. Thank you Mama Judy.

 In my ILCSing group, I got this cute Spring exchange from Shelley. There is stickers, fat quarters, ribbon and a Inspirational kit. Thank you Shelley!
 This bookmark mark is on it's way to its new home.  The design is from Bookmarks for the Seasons by Leisure Arts.  I used the recommend DMC colors and backed it up with a piece of pink felt.
This ornament is for my monthly ornament exchange for April. It is from JCS Christmas 2012 issue. The design is Joy to You by Glory Bee Designs on 14 count blue aida and using DMC 304 thread. It was very quick to stitch. 

I will have an another update soon. I am going to Yankee Candle in Massachusetts for a day. I believe its their headquarters. If there is time, we are stopping at a LNS, Thistle Needleworks in Glastonbury. I can't spend much there because my birthday is coming but I can try find something for an giveaway, maybe. I will show off my goodies.

I hope everyone is enjoying their Spring.  It's been warning up very nicely here in the last few days. I even left my window open at night in the last couple nights.

Hugs.
Vicky 

9 comments:

Meari said...

Your new hair cut looks really great. Nice stitching and exchanges.

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

Beautiful work, as usual!

How did you grid Gaze? I was doing fishing line on my HAED but UGH!

- Lisa

Denise SA said...

Great stitching and a great haircut

Carolyn NC said...

Haircut looks great! Looks like a fun gathering for Easter and your stitching is lovely!

Kelly Smith said...

Your hair looks lovely and your stitching is great!

Fiona said...

Lovely new haircut. It looks like you had a great family dinner at Easter. I enjoyed looking at all your stitching, you have lots of lovely projects on the go.

Anonymous said...

It is a lovely hair cut and hope you can keep it that way.

Lovely stitching, exchanges and finishes.

Marl

Mylene said...

Lovely new hair cut!
Wow, you are working on so many projects...goodluck!

htimcj said...

Nice haircut and it looks like you had a very nice Easter. I like your finishes and WIPS
Heidi-ILCS