Monday, March 28, 2011
The frog was also a visitor to my Wave project. I picked out most of rows 3-5. I have them back in and row 6 is done but it is not worth a picture quit yet. I am the only one that will see progress:)
Last week was another busy week. I did just stay in and stitch on Thursday and Saturday. This week does not have as much going on until the weekend. I really need to get myself together and make sure I am ready for my trip. I leave in less than two weeks for a 12 day trip of Eastern Europe. I know I have plenty of clothes but I am still a little concerned about appropriate shoes and maybe some Yoga pants for the plane ride.
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
|Frog Stew - Debbie Stiehler|
|Mayan Lightning - Diane Hermann|
|Affectionatly called the Wave - Diane Hermann|
|Kimberly Crum and Sheperd's Bush|
|Be Merry - Erica Michaels - Silk Gauze|
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
I wanted to show off my new project!! I have never done a Florentine pattern before. Since the animal was up before humans should be forced out of bed, I finished my first row and it came out where it was supposed to. From here on out, I will not need to follow a pattern so it should stitch up fairly quickly. This class was taught and designed by Diane Hermann. She used our guild as her test class but she is hoping to teach this project at other guilds or regional meetings.
This weekend is our Guild Retreat in Oak Brook. I have been organizing this event and I am really looking forward to the weekend. I have so many things I want to do over the weekend. I don't really drive all that much so I am going to a cross stitch store and a needlepoint store. Taxes are a lot cheaper in the suburbs so I want to look for some clothes for my trip to Europe next month. You would think I was really going someplace but really Oak Brook is only about 20 miles from home:) The most important thing for the weekend is stitching!! This new piece will be great for later in the evening when I can no longer give a lot of thought to stitching. Hopefully, I will get lots done and have fun things to show you on my next post.
Have a great week and Happy St. Patrick's Day!
Friday, March 11, 2011
|New Motif Started|
Three years of progress
Hi, I got to spend some time last weekend with Beautie Spot. I finished the flower and bug motif and I started the star motif. I was supposed to have the flower done in February and finish the star in March. We will have to wait and see how that goal plays out. I have four more designs to finish and the Pine stripe around the piece.
Other than what I accomplished last weekend, nothing else has been done. Our week was crazy! We had work dinners, receptions, charity work, and dinners with friends. Our friends are in town from Brazil another friend is in from San Fran, my brother and his family are coming in this weekend, and we have a going away dinner on Sunday so things are not slowing down until next week. Plus, this is planning season at work and I have been putting in more hours than usual.
Friday, March 4, 2011
Seriously, not that much to brag about. I am not really sure where last week went but it was not spent in the nest. We had a big party last Saturday and a small dinner party Sunday night so that shot the weekend. Monday was my book club. By Wednesday, I was a blob and Thursday required adult beverages.
This weekend should be quiet. About all of our friends are on their winter holidays so we are the only ones still in town. Since DH got a real job, our traveling has slowed down. I am going to Europe next month but I would still like some time with sand and sun. Tonight is my first massage at the Spa around the corner. I bought a package so I have a year of reasonable massages and facials.
Hope everyone has a great stitchy weekend.