Monday, April 23, 2012

A Stitchin' and Rockin' Weekend!

Helloooooo!  Happy Monday!  
My weekend IHSW update is a little late, but I had today off so for me it is still the weekend! :D   Tomorrow - back to reality!  
There wasn't much hermitting going on but I did get a few stitches in. 
I have been working on Mary Wigham again for the facebook Sampler World group SAL.  I got another motif done... trying to keep up with my goal of at least one motif each weekend so it will be done by the end of the year.  

And I also got started with the Papillon SAL.  
Here are the colors I chose, the pattern called for 3 shades of green and 8 floral colors.  The whole idea of picking colors for a pattern I can't see just makes me twitch!  LOL  
Now to decide which color is A, B, C, D, etc.  I think I will need some wine first!  :D  or maybe I should try eenie, meenie, minee, moe!  LOL

It is TUSAL time again, and I am a few days late but I was away for the weekend so here we go... at this rate, mine will hopefully be filled by the end of the year! 

This past weekend was a fun and rockin' one!  
I went to Atlantic City to see a concert, Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones with friends.  What a fantastic show, Ronnie rocked the place!!  
Here are a few pics I snapped.
He played some of his own hits and, of course, some Stones classics... 
It's Only Rock and Roll but I like it, like it, yes I DO!  

Ronnie Wood with Friends
Golden Nugget ~ Atlantic City, NJ

So, it was a lot of fun and great times, but back to work tomorrow!
I hope everyone has a wonderful new week and happy stitchings! xxxxx

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Two for Tuesday

Hi Everyone!!
I have been working on yet another new start, the new Blackbird Loose Feathers.  
I could not resist it! :)

So now I have 4 (yikes!?) projects in rotation.  
I feel like i am having a round robin with myself! LOL

So after a while on Mary Ann Blackburn I switched back to Rachel Hyde.  
With this SAL there are specific sections to do each month so it doesn't seem so overwhelming.  This month was the large alphabet, which has rice and eyelet stitches.  I made a few alterations of which letters were rice and which were eyelet, and also put the U and V in their proper places.  
It wasn't until late last night when I realized that there was no Z???  
I guess Rachel must have run out of room!

I am enjoying this one a lot, can't wait for what is next in May.  
I have also decided to join in the new Papillon SAL, 
Around the World in 80 stitches!  
It is a 24 month SAL so it will be a really loooooooong stitch, but I am enjoying the specialty stitches in Rachel and would love to learn some more.  So I am working on picking colors and fabric, which takes me too much time.  It is so hard picking colors for something that is a mystery!
If you are interested in more information, here is the link to Yvonne's site Papillon Creations.  Here you can sign up for her newsletter which gives the info about the SAL.  The cost is a one-time fee of 2 euros.  How can you beat that??  I am looking forward to seeing everyone's choice of colors.

And take a look at this gorgeous new wallet I got from Natalia!  
She does beautiful sewing and I just love this black and white bird design.  
It is just perfect for a project!

So that's all for now :D
I am going to get back to Mary Wigham for a bit and into the IHSW weekend.  
I will be traveling this weekend but I hope to get some stitching in too!  

Thanks so much for visiting and commenting!!  
Have an awesome week and Happy Stitchings!!!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Easter Wishes

Hello Everyone! It seems like it has been a while since my last post.  Not too much stitching has been getting done, unfortunately!  I got myself into looking for something special as a gift so each night I was pulling patterns and linen and threads.... which is SO time consuming!  And after each evening I just wasn't happy with what I chose and started again the next night.  Finally, I just gave up!! LOL   When the right design for that special gift appears I will know it.  :)

So, I have spent the last few days working on Elizabeth Hancock and I am so happy stitching again.
I have finally finished the top row and all that is left is the border around.  

And yesterday there were goodies in the mailbox!  I got my Blackbird Mary Blackburn Loose Feathers with R&R Sheep Straw linen and overdyed threads :)  
The tulips had me at HeLLo on this one!!  
I will have to put some stitches in this one today :D

Thank you so much for visiting!
I hope you all have a lovely and blessed Easter weekend with family and friends!

Happy stitchings!  xxxxxxx