It's time for the IHSW, The Long Weekend Edition! Monday is a statutory holiday so I've got one extra day of stitching this month! Even better I'm heading out tomorrow morning to go stitch with Kathy for three days! Yay!!!
So here's my stitching before the weekend starts, as you can see Santa has his cap and the beginnings of a mighty fine beard. I'll update you after the weekend and how far along I get with Santa.
With my little blogging hiatus I did miss one PhotoHunt, for May 4th. The theme that week was under, as usual I have a different interpretation of "under".
This poor glass is being subjected under high heat to "become" a vase! I know lame!
This weeks theme is "glass" (see how I've connected the themes? I am so clever!) I came across these two champagne glasses just laying in the grass after we all had a glass to celebrate a friend's nuptials at an outdoor wedding.
So you're probably wondering what have I been working on since I went silent? The last time I posted any stitchy related stuff prior to my silence I was working on Kathy's ABC Christmas Sampler, I was working stitching away on K for "King. As you can see from the picture above, I've gotten King finished and more.
I finished "L", Lights and "R" Reindeer
Also "M" Mistletoe (N has been left blank O-Q have been stitched by others)
I've let my rotation drop for now as I'm getting the urge to finish up this piece. I do have one new start to share with you, but that will wait for another post!
Speaking of Kathy, I'm off to visit with her this weekend and I can't wait! When Bonnie came down for the weekend recently she also brought with her a belated birthday gift from Kathy (see what I mean about my birthday keeps giving?). When she heard that this book was coming out, she just HAD to make sure I get a copy. She knows I'm a huge fan of Michael Powell's designs! I just love this little book and its got a lot of great little quick stitches in it!
This weekend between going out to the movies twice, spending time on Saturday with my Mum and Sunday with the in-laws I did manage some stitching time. I had hoped to finish this up on Sunday, but there wasn't enough time. So I wrapped up my ornament tonight!
c2003 Bent Creek
Stitched on: 40ct Raw Linen
Stitched with: DMC
I just love how this piece turned out! Its small enough on 40ct to make me happy, I find I don't like large ornaments anymore. I love things small and delicate. I did have any of the WDW or GAST necessary to stitch this piece so I used the suggested DMCs instead. In all honesty I didn't loose anything by stitching this up in standard colours.
Sally gifted this chart to me, and asked if I could please pass it on when I was done with it. So here it is! If you'd like to stitch up this lovely piece, and agree to pass it on you have one week (until May 20th) to leave a comment to express your interest.
When starting this piece I made use of the birthday gift I received from Bonnie. This year my birthday seems to keep going, as I've received a couple of belated gifts (supply/mail delays). Bonnie got me this great stitch starter/ruler that comes in a cute kitty case! I knew the ornament was going to be 3x3 so I used it to figure out top center where I wanted to start! I did also have another new start on May 1st and this came in oh so handy!
Sorry, I've been absent lately. I've been avoiding a lot of things lately, or easily put, I had checked out for the last few weeks.
I do have a bot to catch you up on, but I'll save that for other blog posts. It's TUSAL time!
This month I've photographed my orts with the new "scissor (flower) frog". I found this one quite by accident when I was picking up the mail at my local General Store. I happened to actually look around... and the frog caught my eye. I picked it up, checked out the price... This beauty was a steal at $7.00, I was prepared to pay more so I'm a very happy girl over this purchase.
Zeus was just too cute this evening, I have to share. She likes to sleep under the blanket I keep draped over an ugly, scratchy, hand-me-down chair we've got. It's Todd's chair, and it's so clear that she's Todd's cat (though I got her for myself).