Tuesday, January 10, 2012


 Today is a day to celebrate the finish of Beautie Spot.  Excuse the wrinkles and the poor photos.  Beautie has been traveling and has to go to Guild on Saturday so I can show everyone that I finished my challenge piece.  The second picture is so you can see the spangles.  I am supper happy that this three, maybe four year, WIP is done.  I am not sure what I am going to do with this.  People suggested a fire screen and that is a good idea.  I do have a fire place but I am going to think on this for a while.  If you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them. 
I have also been making progress on Windy City Santa. I am working on the homework for the class in February. I finished his mittens, I worked on the background, I did the green down the center of the coat and I worked on the buildings. I was a little intimidated by the building but once you get going they are not that big of deal. Part of the homework was to finish the building to the far right so we can put the Farris wheel in. I think I will continue to work on this for a bit since I am happy with my progress. Maybe I will make this next year’s Guild Challenge piece. This one has been in my WIP pile for several years.

The big news yesterday was DH quit his job. We found out Saturday night that the company he was working for was shopping his job. He was not happy at this company and was looking for another job so this was the final straw. They mutually agreed that it would be best if he just left the company. It will all work out for the best. He worked his contacts yesterday and he has a third interview for a global roll with an investment bank. He has an interview today with another investment bank and he started his consulting company back up. He is going to help a friend market a product he developed. I would say that was pretty good progress for one day out of a job.

Have you seen the latest issue of Bon Appetit? They have veggie tart on the front cover this month. It was a ton of work to make but it is delicious. I am looking forward to left overs for lunch. With my chef unemployed, there will be lots of good eating at our house. He was taking requests from the neighbors last night.

That is all around here. Hope everyone is getting into the swing of the New Year and has tons of time to stitch.


  1. Huge congratulations on Beauty Spotte! Wow! So beautiful! I like your WIP too. Bummer about your DH's job. I hope things work out for him. Lucky you with a chef!

  2. Beautie is amazing!!! Love your WIP, too. Best of luck with your husband's job search. Thinking of you!

  3. Well it seems you have alot to celebrate! Beutie Spot is so lovely. I'm not sure about the fire screen but I am not sure what else to do with it other than sit and drool at how amazing it is.:) I say celebrate DH's change is positions. Good he found out they were shopping his job before the ax fell. It sounds like he is very busy on plan B and will have it worked out very soon. Always celbrate a chef with a passion for cooking too! Send the leftovers my way.

  4. Congrats on finishing an awesome sampler. I love the spangles... they add just the right touch. Best of luck to your DH in his job search.

  5. Congrats on Beautie. It's beautiful. Love Windy City Santa!!

    Good luck to DH on all his new endeavors.

  6. BRAVO!!! Beautie is beautiful. :-)