I only stitch on days that end in "y".

Friday, February 24, 2012

Nancy is at it again!

Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler is having another drawing for a cute bunny design.

You can see the info here:

Summer Sampler progress, etc.

Hello, fellow bloggers!  Can you believe February is almost over already?!

When I put this sampler one down last summer, I was a little bored with it.  I recently got it out to work on again and now I can't put it down!  lol!  I'll keep chugging along on this one and maybe even finish it before too much longer.

I also started and finished a little Erica Michael's freebie for an autumn themed block exchange in one of my groups:

Two more blocks/themes and I'll be finished for the year...for this group, anyway.

We spent last weekend visitng DS (UT student) in Austin.  He took our younger son on a camus tour as we may have another Longhorn in the family in the future.  While the boys were touring the campus, DH and I went to visit Ginger's in Austin for my LNS "fix".  I bought a few things there (including a bluebonnet design that DH would like me to stitch for his office) but they didn't have some of the floss I wanted.  I vaguely remembered a needlepoint shop in Austin but couldn't remember either the name or the location but thanks to my smartphone, I found both.  The shop had moved since we'd been there but we found it.  It's called The Needleworks and has beautiful canvases and TONS of floss/fibers.  They carry full lines of lots of the overdyes and silks that we cross stitchers use.  I was in heaven looking at it all.  (The closest thing in our little town to a LNS is a Hobby Lobby.)

I finished Girl with the Dragon Tattoo last weekend (I'd like to read the other 2 in this series too.) and started Thunderstruck (Erik Larsen).  I also picked up the Steve Jobs bio using a  B and N GC from Christmas.  I'd read some of it from a library book but didn't get very far before I had to return it and decided since DH showed some interest that I'd just buy this one.  

No big plans for this weekend....I'm hoping to get a lot more done on my sampler.

I hope everyone has a great weekend and...happy stitching!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Another drawing for a free chart from another blog

Nancy at Victorian Motto Samplers is having another drawing for your choice of 4 of her charts.  Go here for more info:

Friday, February 17, 2012

A little Friday show n tell

I finished the LHN model I was working on the other day so I picked up a couple of personal wips to stitch since then.

Coincidentally, Diane "revealed" a previous design that I model stitched for her, Spring Band Sampler.  You can see it on her blog here:

I put a few more stitches in LHN Family Sampler:

...and a few more stitches in one of the PS Summer Samplers:

I may have mentioned that one of my DS's was hired as a model once for a drawing class at the community college here.  (It was a very interesting experience for him....a lot harder for him than he'd expected.)  I recently found out that one of the students painted a portrait of one of her sketches from that day and that she decided to give it to us after it was featured in an art exhibit.  I went to pick it up yesterday.  Now we have to figure out where the best place would be to hang it.  Right now "he" sits on my couch and I've startled a few times walking into the room and seeing "him" there.  (The real "he" is away at college.)  I think the artist did a pretty good job except she got his eye color wrong.  It will be a very nice keepsake for him.  (He LOVES playing his bass so he'll really like this.)

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Giveaway on another blog

Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler is having another giveaway.  You can read about it here:

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Roller Coaster Philosophy

Life is like a roller has its ups and downs and sometimes throws you a curve.  Enjoy the ride!  (I'm in the back row, right side in both pics.)

We got back in the wee hours of the morning yesterday from DS's band trip to Disney World.  We had a great time!  No stitching for me last week but I'm hoping to get some stitching done this week.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Quick Check-in

I won't be able to post for a few days so thought I'd briefly check in now.

First a finish, a little freebie (oldie) from PS for a garden flower block exchange:

I like it so much, I just might stitch it again for me to keep.

I had some great mail too.  Just for participating in a SAL, my cyber stitching buddy sent me this:

Looks like I can have some fun with that!  Thank you, Cheryl!

I've made a bit of progress on the model I'm stitching for LHN.  I'm enjoying it and I predict you will love it too.

Oh!  Almost forgot.  In honor of February, I posted a pic of a piece by Birds of a Feather.

Until next time, may all your needles stay threaded and may the dreaded frog stay far away from you.