Sunday, July 31, 2011
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Our annual Cross stitch retreat was held in June and this year I was unable to go. However, since I had paid my deposit I was able to receive the freebies patterns donated by designers. I received a HUGE envelope but these happen to be my favorites!!! I love these!!!! As you can see there is a small theme going on here.....Thank you to Karin for sending them to me!!! I so appreciate it.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
I found these designs in the Just Cross Stitch Magazines and just had to stitch them. I thought they would look cute all together in one design. There are 9 different designs for each of the 4 seasons......
Fall: October 2007
Spring: April 2008
Summer: August 2008
Winter: December 2008
Everyone did wonderful work stitching on my RR. I want to thank everyone for doing a fantastic job!!!! Sandy was kind of enough to send me these two really cute Disney Figurines which are now sitting in my sewing room!! I love them!!!
Monday, July 18, 2011
I sat down today and had 600 stitches to complete to finish page 7. My plan was to finish this page today and I did! As you can see I am working on her Henna Tattoo. There was so much confetti stitching on this section that it took me almost all day to stitch it. I was able to put in a few more stitches on page 8. After I finish page 8, almost all the confetti stitching will be finished....so it should go much faster.
Sunday, July 17, 2011
I have been watching the infomercial for the Eggie for a while now. I LOVE hard boiled eggs but I hate to make them so I thought this would be great for me. However, I hate to pay shipping and handling so I waited until I could buy them in the stores (even though the TV commercial says they are only sold on TV). I went to Bed Bath and Beyond. I had a spend $15 get $5 off coupon. The eggie was $9.99 so I picked 4 Yankee Votive Candles and basically got those for free. I came home and washed them out like it said to and then sprayed Pam onto a paper towel and wiped them down with it as the instructions said.
I lined them up in two rows and then cracked the eggs in them. I have fresh country eggs from my dad's chickens so they were small eggs. I did find that in a couple of them the yolk were WAY to big and I kinda had to force it into the Eggie. I am not sure how they will do with large eggs....will let you know later. The instructions say I could add seasoning but I wasn't going to go crazy on my try.
As you can see..they turned out well! I really enjoyed them. So I have to give the Eggie Two thumbs up!!! It was good. I can't wait to try them with just egg whites. I am not a yolk person.
Monday, July 11, 2011
Friday, July 8, 2011
Gotta love half-Naked Cowboys!!! My mom and I were in Branson a while back where we found this fabric. Mom has a great friend of hers who loves cowboys so mom asked me to make her a pillow. I did and I even spiced it up by putting suede leather fringe around the edges. This was the first time I have added fringe to anything but I do love how it turned out!
I am feeling very restless today...I don't want to stitch, read or sew. I have several projects that need to be completed...but I don't want to do them.I think I am going to have to force myself to work on Yoga...My goal is to finish it this summer. I have 6 pages to go...so hopefully I can do that....
Thursday, July 7, 2011
I went to the pool today with a friend and I have to say I am one crispy critter right now. I am so burnt that I actually have on a sweatshirt because I am cold. Mark thought it was funny until he was stuck spreading lotion all over my back and shoulders because it hurt to move them!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Bert has a tendency to jump on my lap and bat my fabric, thread with his little claws. Which by the way, the claws HURT! We haven't declawed him yet because he has escaped the house and climbed a tree while we were on vacation.
I am worried that I will be working with a delicate piece of fabric and his little claws are going to tear it up....so any advice for stitching with a kitten in the house???? Right now as I type he is asleep on my lap.....he of course will wake up when I finish typing this and start playing with my threads. Sigh...the life with pets.
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Saturday, July 2, 2011
I am so excited!!! I finished my niece India's rag quilt! It turned out so cute!! Bert was very helpful also on helping me work on this quilt. He was very lucky he didn't get a needle in the paw. He kept trying to stick his nose in my embroidery machine.
As I mentioned before this is a very random quilt...Here are some of the blocks that are on it. You can also see all the blocks in my Photobucket Folder. This was such fun to make however, it was a little strange. Since when stitching a rag quilt you have to stitch with the seams showing and it means that you have to stitch wrong sides together. I had to rip out a few stitches on this quilt. The Fabric is two types of denim on top, white flannel in the middle and on the back is a brown fabric and a Boyds Bear fabric. My niece does love her bears