Friday, March 11, 2011

Beautie Coming Along

Motif Finished

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. 

On a happy note, I get to start a new project tomorrow.  I am taking a class at my Guild.  I will show you a picture once I get the pattern.  To keep the costs down we bought our own threads and we were given the canvas at the last meeting so we could get it on stretcher bars before the meeting. 

On the top of my piece is my tack push in tool.  It also comes with a tack remover.  Why didn't someone tell me this is a must have tool?  I used to push my tack in with my fingers and it worked.  This is so much better and easier.  I have been stitching for years and just bought this thing at Christmas time.  No more pushing tacks in with these fingers!! 

I am going to find time to stitch at some point this week.  Hope you have time to get lots of stitching done so I can live vicariously through your blogs. Have a wonderful weekend. 


  1. This piece is so pretty! Every time you make a new post on it I tell myself to order the chart. I really like it and you're making great progress on it.

  2. Beautiful WIP sampler. Enjoy your class at Guild.

  3. Thank you for visiting my blog. Can't wait to watch the progress of beautie.
    Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches