Friday, October 22, 2010

Warning: Long Update! Lots to share!

Happy Fall! How did that happen? I have been so busy lately! DD is rowing 4 nights a week, plus Saturday mornings. Then horse-back riding Friday nights. The only time we are home is Sundays. I have to admit that I have been feeling adrift with all the running around, and I have yet to find my feet. I seem to be missing two hours everyday because of all the running around. But I am still finding some time to stitch everyday.

I would like to send a big Thank You and a HUGE squeezy HUG out to Sherri K. from one of my groups! She asked to borrow a magazine to stitch a small chart, and then returned it to me when she finished it. And with it she sent a project bag that she made for me! And it's even pink! It was very unnessesary, but much appreciated! Thanks again, and I'm sorry it took me so long to update my blog and mention this! (I did email her to thank her, lest you think I'm rude.)

Now on to the project updates!

Here is my Part 15 of Castles In The Air. I LOVE this project! I think I love Blackwork! It just turned out so well! But the fluer de lyes on the top of gate were supposed to be metallic thread, but as the colour I chose is gilt, I felt it wouldn't show up as well. The black seems more dramatic to me.

Here is a close up of the gate.Next is my progress on Stoney Creek's Moonbeams and Stardust Witch. The first was taken about two weeks ago and the second one was taken this morning.

My DD has a finish to share from the 2010 JCS ornament issue. I'm a little embarassed to admit that I haven't even started one from this issue yet. She beat me to the punch! LOL! She has done a great job! I am very proud of her stitching! She is now working on one for her teacher for Christmas! Even with all the rowing and homework she still finds time to work on her stitching!

I have been on a pattern buying spree lately! I love ebay!!And yes, your eyes do not decieve you! That is the elusive Best of Fantasy Vol 1! I finally found someone who would ship to Canada! I am so excited!! The Diamonds in Squares pattern and the Christmas one I bought from a Canadian seller. The Diamonds in Squares pattern is for the little chair I bought for my dressing table in my bedroom. I want to re-do the seat, which is very plain. I think it will be lovely!

Lastly, here are some wildlife pictures. The first was taken at my house and the second was taken at the small lake where my DD rows.

If I don't get a chance to update before Halloween, I hope everyone has a safe and happy one! Chat with you soon!


COUSON said...

What lovely pics!I'm fond of the gate of your sampler.Love.Couson

Annette said...

What a beautifull pieces ou stitch, I love the little witch!!!

Anonymous said...

with all the busy-ness in your life, I'm glad you still find time to stitch. It's wonderful - love the witch too.
When my girls were teenagers, I taught them to stitch and they did well, but now, they're both grown/married/children/jobs, so they haven't gotten back to the stitching, yet. It's my relaxation/stress reliever and, you can ask anybody in the family, if I do NOT stitch, I am not fit to live with! Happy Halloween to you too, just in case. :8-)

Marcy said...

Beautiful stitching! I love your Castles -- the gate is gorgeous.

Dani - tkdchick said...

Uh oh! Looks like she's got the TW bug!!!

Babs in Alabama said...

Castles in the Air is looking great,as is the other one I don't know the name of. Tell dd her brittercup kitty is so cute and it's second in my pile to stitch for this year plus the one in the preview issue earlier this year.
Congrats on finding exactly what you wanted in the TW design for chair and the other ones too. Oh yes, the project bag a sweet gift and a sweet "thank you" :)

Terry said...

Lovely stitching from both you and your daughter! Wow! I don't know how either of you find the time to sit and stitch with all that you do. Great work ladies!!

Love, love, LOVE the Teresa Wentzler charts you found on ebay! Don't you just love ebay? You can find just about anything there and most of the time it's quite a discount than in stores. lol

Tara said...

Castles is looking great. I really wish I would have done that. Love the stoney Creek one. It has such beautiful colors.

Lynn said...

I think it's great that your daughter is stitching. I love her ornament finish. Britty Kitty designs are so cute!
Your blackwork gate is great and you've really made some progress on your witch.
You've got some lovely TW designs. Hope we see the start of one of those soon!

DJ said...

Wow! You've been busy! Love your stitching!! I like Teresa Wentzler too, you found some lovely patterns there. Your daughter is a "chip off the old block"! Love your pictures of the wildlife! *Hugs*

~Narita said...

Wow! Castles in the Air is looking sooo beautiful. I really ought to pull mine out and get back to work on it... not going to happen though, I'm working on another GET BIG PROJECT. lol Flower Power by Crossed Wing. Its finished size in 32 ct. is 36x21. Had to do it over 2 because the butterflies are over ones.
Now I ought to update MY blog!


Elena said...

Your Castle in the air is so wonderful!!! I'm still at part 1 (I began it very late, it's not that I'm so slow!!), and seeing yours is an inspiration for me!

Carolyn NC said...

Fantastic stitching! Castles is gorgeous! Lovely pics, too. Congrats on getting your TW book!