Tuesday, February 19, 2013
So, we are in the third week of February already! The days are flying by. February is a busy birthday month for our family. Two of my nephews (Tyler and Leif) turned 4 this month. My son, Patrick, turned 18 (I am not taking that very well, by the way), and I got a year older. So we have had birthday cake every weekend so far and will have another one this Sunday at our weekly family dinner on the farm.
I have also made some great progress in my stitching. This weekend, I completed two of the three projects in my rotation. First, I finished Plum Street Samplers Maxim and Zoya. I have developed a thing for peacocks these past few years, and this pair was just too cute. I will finish this as the top of a wooden box. I need to pick up just the right shade of peacock blue, but can't wait to work on that one. Yesterday, I finished Chessie & Me's Scarlet's Summer House Sampler. I absolutely loved stitching this one, even with the over-one alphabet. It is so cute. I think I will finish this on a wooden plaque, similar to the suggestion in the pattern.
My new rotation includes a Jeannette Douglas piece. I love her samplers and have completed two (Pomegranate and Pears and Pineapple). Over the past few years I have collected several more, including the thread packs. So today I will start the Vintage Stitches sampler. I am really excited about that one because of all the beautiful purples and greens. In addition, I am continuing to work on the Tournicoton piece, which is more time consuming than I had expected, and With Thy Needle and Threads' March Word Play.
I hope everyone has a great week!
Posted by Jen at 9:03 AM
Monday, February 04, 2013
I am also working on Chessie and Me's Scarlet's Summer Sampler. This is so cute. I worked on it some yesterday and really like stitching this one.
Well, thanks for stopping by. Things are always busy around the Regan house, but February is especially crazy. We have lots of birthdays to celebrate plus my husband just informed me today that I am going with him on a short trip to New Orleans later in the month. That should be fun.
Posted by Jen at 12:28 PM
Monday, January 21, 2013
After finishing the Lizzie Kate piece, I picked up With Thy Needle and Threads February Word Play. I love this series. I have finished January, May, October, and November. This year I hope to finish all the others and display them during the appropriate month. These are really easy and fast stitches, so this one should be ready in time. You can see that I have finished most of the words, it just the fun motifs to stitch now.
And finally, I am proud to show my progress on Stacy Nash's Christmas at Hollyberry Farm. The house is finished, and what an accomplishment. It is so lovely! The left border is complete, so you can visualize the finished piece. I need to add the little fence and a few more motifs, and of course finish the border. But, after stitching that house, the remaining seems so easy.
Well, I am waiting for a cake to bake and then it is off to the lab today to clean fish tanks. My older son, Patrick, has travelled to Washington, D.C., with a school group and will be attending the inauguration ceremony today. He is having such a great time and I am so happy that he had this opportunity. Honestly, though, I am a bit teary thinking that little guy is practically grown. He is graduating this year, and I still see a 7-year old when I look at him.
Enjoy your week and thanks for stopping by!
Posted by Jen at 6:19 AM
Monday, January 07, 2013
So, here's my progress on the Stacy Nash Christmas at Hollyberry Farm. Isn't is so pretty? The border is very nice. I am stitching this on 40ct. Light Exemplar. I absolutely love this one. There are 4 pages to the pattern and I have finished page 1 and almost page 2. I just need to finish the top part of a tree on the right. Page 3 is a challenging. There is a huge white house on the bottom left, so that will take some time. But, I am really enjoying this one.
And, I also spent one day stitching on the Lizzie Kate Spring Alphabet. Sharon asked about the fabric. This is stitched on 32 ct. Wandering Ivy from Silkweaver. This piece of fabric has been in my stash for some time and I wanted just the right project for it. I think this one is perfect. The colors are so pretty.
Well, this is the first day of the first "real" week of the new year for me. I'm off to work later this morning to write a few letters of recommendation for graduating students and putting the final touches on the syllabi for my courses. I think this semester will be a bit more relaxing for me. I have 4 classes, but all revolve around anatomy and physiology, so at least there's consistency. Plus, working on the textbook revisions will be along the same thread as well. We don't have any major travel plans either; except for Patrick. He is traveling with a few classmates to the Presidential Inauguration. I am excited for all of them. This will be a trip of a lifetime.
Have a great week and I hope you have plenty of stitching time.
Posted by Jen at 5:56 AM
Friday, January 04, 2013
Next, up on my to do list is this lovely little alphabet from Lizzie Kate. The weather in south Mississippi changes every few days. It may be cold today, but it could be in the upper 70s next week, so I wanted something to lighten my mood. Spring Alphabet was just the thing. The colors are so sweet.
By the way, my sisters and I have made a promise to check with each other for supplies before buying any new crafting supplies. Between the three of us and our mother we have over 5 sets of DMC, but not all are complete. This alphabet project, of course, required one thread that I didn't have. Luckily, I was able to pick it up at my mother's house last night, saving me a bit of change.
Finally, I have two finishes to share. These were on the original list of 67 projects. I finished the Lizzie Kate ABC Stitching Lesson Sampler on December 27th. The Lizzie Kate Farm Sampler was my traveling project when my family went to Disney World last week. I finished it Wednesday! And isn't that little Lalaloopsy just too cute? These have become an obsession of mine this year. I have way more than a grown woman needs, but I do love them.
Posted by Jen at 6:30 AM
Saturday, August 04, 2012
Posted by Jen at 5:50 AM
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Wow! Have things been busy around our place lately. This semester is already running like a speed train, with lots of projects and things to do. I haven't had as much time to stitch, but I some progress is being made. I worked on a WIP this past week, Autumn Leaves and Sunflower Seeds from Blue Ribbon Designs. This is a really cute piece worked in silks. I just don't like the 28 ct. fabric I am working on. But, luckily it is more than half done, so I will work through it.
Posted by Jen at 5:15 AM