Sunday, March 27, 2011

One down, last one to do!

(sorry pictures are a bit off, I do my updates in Multiply and copy to Blogger and it never translates well)

Well since my last post I got all the beads on the house and I have started the last house. I will have this done WAY before Christmas, but I might need all that time to figure out if I'm framing or something else.

I also finished another section on my Mystic. It's the same page but I stopped right at the black design break.
I decided to start on Witches Wheel and I finished a full page. I think there are 6 pages, total but not all are full pages.
We have begun some updating around the house and bought a new foyer and dining room light. Had to get rid of the glass and polished brass from when we built the house 16 years ago. Wonder why you can't find a single polished brass fixture anymore! LOL
After, and yes that is my Chatelaine Tuscany Town Mandala hanging on the wall.

We are also redoing our bedroom and bathroom, but those photos will have to come later when we actually get some good progress.
We've had Amberlyn quite a bit the last week or so. Had her spend the night one night, had her over one evening since my daughter had her wisdom teeth out and then on Saturday we took her for the full day to see my parents, my son and went shopping and out to eat. A FULL day for the 3 of us! We all know why we have kids when we are young! Here she is on the bike we bought her for Christmas and it's still too cold outside to ride!!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

It's been a good couple of weeks!

I have lots of stitching to share since I last updated my blog. I have finished the 8th page of my Mystic! Seems like once I get a new page started I can't work on anything else until I get it done.

While working on Winter Woodland I knew I was going to run out of a variegated floss. So I contacted Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe and I sent her my measly little piece to match and low and behold she had the perfect match and she quickly sent my replacement, plus some! She always adds a free floss. I love her threads and I would highly recommend for you to check out her ebay store. She is now selling dyed buttons too! I haven't tried them, but you can bet I will to add the perfect look to some finishing. Anyway....I finished this piece (my 2nd finish of the year) and will probably frame it and give it to my daughter for her house.
I got all the stitching part done on one of my Mill Hill Houses on my RR. I took a picture of all the stitching done and of course the next photo won't be until all the beads are on it! After this is done only one more house to do.
I try to get a few strands in on my M-design snowflake piece every now and again. It's hard for me to see the holes in the dark fabric and I have to hold my piece up to the light, so it's slow going, but if I continue adding a piece here and there, it will get finished.
And lastly, Karen's World Tree has been neglected and since I had finished my page on my Mystic, I got it back out. It's hard to tell, but I finished all the confetti in the upper right side and filled in some more green and black. I will be sending this out this month when I get another kit ready to mail at the same time. You can go to the album if you want to see before and afters.

Here is Amberlyn and Grandpa sharing a moment while we were out to eat. Can't believe in 3 short months she's going to be 2 already!!!