Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sailing Away with Turtle in Tow

I'm sailing away with Terri's darling turtle fob in tow. Thanks Terri!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Hey Margaret....

I have a wonderful friend. Her name is Margaret and I first met her on the Legacy bulletin board. Her work is stunning and there is a lot of it. Every piece is just as lovely as the next one. She also does a blog (link on my blog - see right) and it makes me happy every time I read her posts. She is such an enabler....and I love that about her; she is such an encouragement to me. In one of her most recent posts she had pics of Charlotte Clayton framed. JUST BEAUTIFUL. And the big bird is pictured at the top of her blog. So, Sunday night I'm stitching, stitching, stitching. wanting to roll my Charlotte up for the night, but I kept thinking.. just get the big bird done so you can show Margaret... and here it is!!

I've never met Margaret in person or even talked with her on the phone. But, I value our friendship and consider her one of my dearest friends! Thanks Margaret...a friend in stitches.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Aye Aye Captain

I have truly enjoyed stitching Sail Away with my Stitch Along (SAL) group. Here's part 3 completed.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Look What I Did !!

Earth Gatherer

While I was trying to decide what piece to stitch (along with what you've all ready seen in a previous post) I came across this one by Shepherd's Bush.

Don't ask me how long it took...I have no idea. It's been a work in progress for years. It does have frequent flyer miles though, it's been back and forth to Utah many, many times. Even when all the cross stitch was completed, the backstitching, beading and adding the charms took a fair amount of time. It was worth it though -- a treasure for sure. I suppose I should seriously consider starting the Wool Gatherer and the Herb Gatherer. They are both sitting right in front of me waiting for needle and thread. Instead of a sampler wall, I think I'll have a Shepherd's Bush wall!

Here's a close up of the girl....

And here's a close up of the boy..

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Cruising Along Nicely

Finally...I am cruising along nicely. My first assignment is complete! It was difficult to not just keep on cruising.......

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

The Ship has Sailed

I signed up for a Stitch-A-Long (SAL) with some new stitching friends. We are stitching Shepherd's Bush - Sail Away together. The link to our blog is on the left side of this blog. I set sail in a big way last night only to discover this morning that I clearly cannot count. So, I jumped ship and rowed back to shore. I frogged the over 1 words (just one of my favorite stitching tasks -- NOT) and prepared to set sail once again this evening. I'm sure I'll do much better because my sweet Jaxon is helping me out!! He's such a great stitching buddy. See how he is holding onto my scissors so they don't fall on the floor? What a good boy he is!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Queen of Hearts

I finished Queen of Hearts! It was a fun stitch.

I've been working on Charlotte Clayton and that's a fun stitch too. Two of my dear friends are working on Mary Wigham. Rita is stitching hers over one and Cheryl is stitching hers over two. They are BOTH just lovely. I'll get a pic the next time we're together and post for you to see. There isn't a Mary Wigham stitch that I don't like. What a fun fun fun project.

Tomorrow I start my first SAL with Sail Away. I'm really looking forward to this project with new friends. I'll keep you posted on the progress of all my projects!!

Happy needlework everyone!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

WOW or turned upside down...MOM

June 1969 --- Where does the time go??? When my granddaughters saw this picture they all commented.... were so pretty, we love your hair!! Now who isn't darling when they're only 19 years old?? Brent was 2 1/2 and Chauntel was 7 months.

I say WOW ... what a MOM!!