Thursday, February 21, 2013

Some Stitching and a Finish too!

Here we are, almost to another weekend.  Since I did not post my stitching progress in my last few posts, I will show you what I have been busy with lately.  I had a rough week and at times my stitching was able to keep me distracted and calm.

Here is SDW, the floral band is pretty much done except for some curlie-cue backstitching to do.

SDW Sampler
Here is my start finally on Manifesto... yes, I have jumped on that train too!  I am starting bottoms up on this one.  I really like how my stitches lay when I work right to left, bottom to top.  And this way I can stitch with the pattern right side up instead of upside down!  Look at all that fabric, oh MY!

The Manifesto
And here is a small finish (well, not that small really!) that I had intended to finish to show you all on Valentine's Day... WELL, I just didn't make it in time!  It is the same pattern that was in the giveaway I did, Stacy Nash Love Pinkeep.  I grabbed some of Nina's fabric and threads from my stash.  I hope Karen enjoys stitching it as much as I did.

Stacy Nash Love Pinkeep
Champagne and Rose Tea threads, 36ct Dusty Violet linen, both by Nina

And here are a few snaps of Gigi. These were taken a few weeks ago after I saw Margaret's Mia enjoying sniffing some coffee.  I was curious to see what Gigi would do so I gave her the empty cup, and YES, she really enjoyed it too, how funny!  She was rolling around quite happy!

Unfortunately, in the past week, she has been a sick baby, limping.  This is where my stress comes in.  Maybe she is doing circus stunts when I am not at home?  Her doctor thinks it is just a sprain so I hope she is on the mend and will be back to herself soon.  

I hope you all enjoy your weekend.  Finally, Oscar weekend is upon us!  I am hoping to see Amour tomorrow so I can see what I think of that one too.  But for now, a few that I am really hoping for are: 
Best Picture - Argo
Best Actor - Daniel Day-Lewis
Best Supporting Actor - Robert DeNiro
Best Song - Adele for Skyfall
Cinematography - Skyfall
Music - Skyfall
Yes, I know.... I see a trend here too.  :D

I hope you enjoy the Oscars or whatever else you have planned for your weekend!  And I hope that it will include some stitching too!  I know it will for me.  xxxx

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Sunday funnies

This sure gave me a laugh which I SO needed today!  Just had to share.
Hope you had a fun weekend!  xx

Thursday, February 14, 2013

A Valentine Winner!


Today's the day to pick a name for the Valentine giveaway, the Stacy Nash Love Pinkeep and Heart kit.  There were quite a few in the running...  A heart for each of you...

I had my co-worker pick a name........


I will be spending my Valentine's day evening with Bond, James Bond watching Skyfall and maybe have a little wine and a little chocolate, oh and a little stitching too, of course!  :D

I hope you all have a sweet Valentine's Day filled with lots of love!  x ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ x

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

A Valentine Giveaway!

We are only a week away from Valentine's Day so I thought a giveaway would be fun :D   A sweet something for my sweet blogging friends!

It will be for Stacy Nash Primitives Love Pinkeep and Heart set to make.  The kit includes the linen, thread and material to finish both the Love Pinkeep and small floral heart pillow.  To enter is simple, just leave a comment on this post and be a follower of my blog.  

A name will be picked on Valentine's Day  

I hope you all have been having a great week.  Did your team win the BIG game?  Mine did (Gigi wanted the Ravens to win :)), although I was tuned in more for the overall entertainment value.  It was so very sweet to see the Sandy Hook Children's Chorus singing with Jennifer Hudson.

I've been keeping up on my many projects and now I am adding a few more... I know, CRAZY!!  I don't know when it will be fit in but I simply cannot resist.  I have a severe case of start-itis!

First up, I am joining in with the mini-SAL on the Scarlet Letter's The Manifesto.  It has been 'Manifesto Madness' for everyone involved waiting ever-so-patiently or NOT! for chart and supplies.  I got my chart yesterday and have my linen pulled out, but out of the 101 skeins of thread needed I had only 8 in my stash!  I have decided to use a 32ct natural linen which I had a full yard of in my stash.  This is supposed to be a one-day-a-week project... at that rate I may be done in hmmmm, 20 years??  lol!  Hopefully, not that long!

The next one I have fallen hopelessly for is Sarah Harris from Needleprint.  Here is a couple of photos from the Needleprint website of the original sampler.  I am just in LOVE with all the bright colors in this one.  I have more of the thread for this one but will pick out my fabric once I have all the colors in hand and can see how I like the floss toss.

So now I think I may have a project for every day of the week!  I may have to devise a week-at-a-time plan so that I can make solid ground on each of these.

I know, it is all total craziness!

I think I will get some really good stitching time in, the latest snow-cast will be turning this TGIF into a a stitching hibernation!  Yikes!!  15"+!!

Thank you all for visiting and commenting.  And welcome to my new followers!  It is great to meet new stitchers who enjoy the same passion in stitching.

If you are in the North East like me, I hope you stay safe and warm and weather the storm okay.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!   I hope you all get plenty of stitching time!  xxxx