Sunday, June 28, 2009

I have been bad

I realize that I definitely suffer from attention deficit disorder when it comes to stitching. I decided that since there was no way I was going to finish my dragon by the end of June as I had planned (though I have made some progress on him...)

I might as well throw aside all my WIPs and start some new projects. First is this cute patriotic freebie . I did this on coffee-dyed Aida. Sorry for the craptastic picture (here and elsewhere). I do have a decent camera, I'm just a lousy photographer.

I then finished it as a box top using an unfinished small box which I stained, painted white and then sanded. I like prim/antique stuff, can you tell?

I think I have a thing for little boxes. Here is another one which I did previously--the design is the Goode Huswife's Nine Patch Pincushion.

I then I embarked on another freebie, Coffin Buzz from Plum Street Samplers.

I had wanted to do this one for some time since I am pretty much known for being nonfunctional until I take in at least two cups of coffee. My DD's friend wrote in her yearbook, "I guess I'll see you at Starbucks this summer..."

I finally found a copy of the Just Cross Stitch issue with the Christmas ornies but the thing I liked the most was the patriotic angel stitched on perforated paper which I am working on currently, but I am only a few dozen stitches into it so really not worth a picture.

Summer has arrived and it is hot and miserable. The only thing I like about the entire season, aside from the 4th of July, is my garden and having homegrown tomatoes. After the 4th, I will be counting down the days until fall arrives!

I am still patiently (not) waiting for my Silkweavers order so I can start Mary Wigham. I was not crazy about the recommended colors so I decided to do MW in various shades of blue, brown & gray.

Lastly, here is my baby Cody wondering why I am outside taking pictures first thing in the morning.

Have a good holiday and keep cool everyone! Thanks again for all the nice comments!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

mailman sabotaged me

I have decided that I have to stay off of eBay as I am becoming a compulsive chart buyer. After my last post I was determined to finish at least one WIP but then one of my new purchases arrived in the mail and I couldn't resist starting fact I did not work on anything else this past week. Here it is... This will be a present for my friend's daughter's first birthday.

This is what I have been working on the past few afternoons. I decided that I needed a new place to put my overflow stash so I found an unfinished crate with drawers at Michael's, stained it a dark walnut and painted the insides of the drawers and stenciled a few stars on it. This is how it turned out.

Since I have no more stitchy stuff to share, some pics of my overgrown garden...

By the way, I really appreciate everyone's comments on this blog and on the group. Hope you all have a good week!

Monday, June 15, 2009

First Post!

Well here it is, I have finally started a blog. I was inspired by reading all the terrific blogs on the ILCS Yahoo group so I figured I would find out if anyone could follow my disjointed ramblings.

Late last week I finished Moonlit Garden. It was a really quick stitch, as I think it's a very cute pattern and I had been looking for it for a long time. It is above...

Also this weekend I started Jasmine by Nora Corbett, one of her pixie series. I don't really have much to show yet--it's a fussy little piece with lots of beads and such so I didn't get too far. I am usually not much into fairies and pixies but this is a birthday present for my daughter's BFF, who is still very much a fairy princess even though she is turning 12 (*rolls eyes*).

Still waiting for my order from Silkweavers so I can start Mary Wigham. The third part is coming out this week so I'm really getting behind.

Besides that I have to put some stitches in my dragon--I want to finish him by the end of the month so I can enter him in a contest. Unfortunately this is the Longest Week of the Year--the week in between the end of the school year and the start of summer school--and I will have the kiddies with me the whole time so might not get much done.