Friday, February 18, 2011

another WIP done and and a new start

A whole lot of nothing new around here...but it's raining, my DD came home from school with the flu and I don't have a lot to do, so I figured why not post a few pictures. I find that I'm starting to tire of my WIP-of-the-month (a whole two months into the year--surprising I made it that far) and am dying to start new things. I did finish Delivering Tricks, my first and probably last of the WIP pile to be completed for a while.
I could not resist this new start--Evening Shades the Garden, an old Blackbird Designs Loose Feathers offering from 2003--I had looked around forever for this pattern. I am using the recommended floss on linen which I tea-dyed. I am loving this one and it is stitching up pretty quickly.
I hope to have some good news at the end of the month or shortly thereafter--we should have word by then on DD's high school applications--and I plan to celebrate with a giveaway of some finished goodies, charts and scissors and such. So come back and visit soon!

Friday, February 4, 2011

and more de-stashing...

As you may be able to tell, I am making a major effort to go through some of my stash that's been sitting for decades (no exaggeration). I don't know if anyone will want these, but I'm putting the offer out there anyway--these kits are all partially done by me, if you want any or all let me know. I will never finish these, most are on aida which I can't stand any more and they are just no longer my taste. If anyone wants pictures just send an e-mail and I will send as many as you like. Here they are:

--Patchwork Heart Quilt Sampler by Linda Bird (on cream evenweave)
--Scenic Farm by Dimensions (white aida)
--Cabbage Pillow by Donna Vermillion Giampa (on white aida but it is solidly stitched)
--Treetop Angel by Diane Arthurs (white aida)
--Neighborhood Quilts by Linda Myers (white evenweave)
--Roses on Toile (needlepoint) by Dimensions

As I said, let me know if you want pictures and I will dole these out on a first come, first served basis. The charts are readable but some are bit crinkled and in all fairness I warn you that they are from back in the day when I did mark my charts (I gave up that habit along with the aida lol).

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I've been very bloggy lately

Don't worry, it won't last long, then I'll be back to my once-a-month posts :) In the meantime, here is (not) Red House in Winter. I was going to do this for the Seasonal Exchange but changed my mind and stitched something else instead, so this will probably be the first of the teachers' ornaments for this Christmas.
Since I am short several colors for Snow Garden, I am making this my first February WIP--Delivering Tricks by Homespun Elegance. This one hasn't been sitting around too long, only since last fall, but I'm trying to finish up some of my pile of small half-finished projects before moving on to the larger half-finished projects. Haven't purchased any new charts yet, I'm so proud of myself...but then Nashville is coming up soon...