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Monday, July 06, 2009

Stitching n' Gifts



This weekend at Kathy's I really stitched up a storm! The sad thing is you can't really see it here in this picture. I started out stitching white-on-white on Friday afternoon, and I finally wrapped it up tonight... started the green YAY! I think if you click to enlarge you may see all the white I put it... its a lot! Kathy seems to think I won't get this done in time for Christmas. Well she's thrown down the gauntlet... I'm sure I'll have this stocking done by September or October!

When I left Kathy's yesterday evening I came home with two lovely hand-made gifts from Kathy! First is a stitching/pencil case. Well I call it a stitching case because it holds everything I need from scissors and needles down to lip balm and nail clippers. Its amazing how many times when you're stitching you realize boy I could use some lip balm... or look at that raggedy nail! Its all in the name of getting up less to stitch more!

Kathy was making some lovely stitched scissor fobs this weekend using pink fabric and hot pink floss. I whined one evening, showing Kathy my pink fob-less scissors. She surprised me Saturday night with a finished fob! It smells so pretty too, its stuffed with lavender! See doesn't it look perfect?

Well a couple of more days and I'm hitting the road again (Wednesday after work)! I'll be heading that evening to Ann & Dan's in Brighton (yes, back to Brighton again). From there we're going to the Holstein Rodeo! I'm looking forward to the fun pictures I'm going to take!!!!

32 comments:

Kathryn said...

I'm betting on you, Dani. You stitch fast. That stocking will be finished finished and hanging by Christmas.

mollycaff said...

Looking at the progress you made in one weekend (as well as everything else you did on your trip) there's no way I'd bet against you Dani!

Tama said...

White on white is such a pain, but I can definitely see the progress in the closeup! Lovely work :D

Christine said...

I had to squint to see it, but, yes, that is a LOT of white.
Enjoy your next road trip!

Karan said...

With a challenge like that you'll definitely get it done in plenty of time. It's grown really well already. Cute fob - looks perfect with your scissors. :0)

Sadie said...

I looked at the close up and could see all the stitching you have done. What a challenge from Kathy, I'm cheering you on, you can do it!
Very cute scissor fob and stitching case, good idea about the lip balm too.
Enjoy your trip and the rodeo.

Becky K in OK said...

Great gifts from Kathy. You gals have the best stitchy weekends.

gio162 said...

Absolutely impressive progress on the stocking! And lovely gifts too - funny, I was gifted with a stitched fob too yesterday. Not pink though...

Julie said...

Nice gifts, lots of white stitched just in a weekend of fun

Wendy said...

That stocking looks great already! Can't wait to see your progress on it. It will be fun when you will be able to use it at Christmas.

Silverlotus said...

I've got a stocking to get done for Christmas too. But October, I don't know about that. I wish you luck!

(What I wish for me is to get Baby Man's stocking done this month and work on the TW stocking for myself! lol! Definitely wishful thinking.)

Kathy A. said...

Thanks hon for the photos of your gifts. I am so glad you liked them. Sometimes whining gets you places, but only sometimes.
Thank you again for being my dish fairy. I loved it.I amended my blog to add that!
Nice progress on the stocking. September or October???? I want to see that one!

riona said...

I love the stocking and sincerely hope you will finish it in time. I'll be starting a Teresa Wentzler stocking next month and, crazy optimist that I am, plan to have it stitched for Christmas. The scissor fob is beautiful ... never thought of stuffing a fob with a scented material ... I've always used cardboard with a quarter taped to it for weight. But I like the idea of sweet smelling fobs! Have a safe and happy trip.
And when do we get to see more of the Tour du Marque [did I even spell that right ... I am working from memory here!].

Carolyn NC said...

Sounds like a challenge well worth taking! I do see the white and you did stitch a lot! Stitching case and fob are beautiful!

Jo said...

you'll finish the stocking!!

Lovely gifts. Have fun on your next trip

wendy said...

that is a lot of white!! cute gifts too!

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

I can see you actually stitched a lot on the stocking. I am sure you will make it by October at the latest. A perfect stitching tool bag and the fob is precious. You really can't have fobless scissors laying around, glad Kathy took pity on them. CJ ok;-)

Erica said...

I know just waht you mean about the white work! I stitched row after row of it on The Old Aviary! You really wonder if it will be worth all the trouble, but in the end the results are well worth it I think!

Karen said...

You'll have that stocking done in no time! Thanks for the tip you left me about the camera setting. I'll be giving it a try shortly. :)

Doris said...

you did a great progrees in the stocking. have a good trip!.

Aussie Stitcher said...

Great progress with all of that white. Looks like you had a great time, I am so envious ;), you get to spend some great times with other stitchers.

tkdquintmom said...

I love the stiching case..Kitties! The stocking is taking shape and looking great...and we must have been seperated in a different life because I have the same scissors! LOL..by the way..I'm just south of you...there's a hint for ya!

Beatrice said...

Pretty nice gifts from Kathy.
The pink is purrrrrfect...so is the little bag!

Shelleen said...

nice little gifts.

Katri said...

I'll be watching your progress with the stocking with great interest, I'm sure you can finish it in time.

Such lovely gifts from Kathy!

Maxine said...

Those are beautiful gifts, yes you can see how much progress you've made with the stocking....I love a good challenge and I'm sure you'll get it done ;)

Sally said...

Wow you have made fantastic progress on the stocking. I am sure you will have it done in time:)

Lovely gifts. Those pink scissors and fob are gorgeous.

Brigitte said...

Must have been a reat time at Kathy's. And such lovely gifts.There's nothing better than having good stitching friends.
Nice progress on the stocking.

Cindy F. said...

Ha! This is going to be fun watching your challenge!! I don't doubt you'll have that stocking finished very quickly!!..lol...
Cute pink fob and zippered case!! So sweet of Kathy to make these for you!
Hope you guys have a great time at the rodeo!!!

Suzanne said...

Great progress with your stitching, but I don't envy you stitching all that white.

Lovely gifts you received from Kathy.

Kajsa said...

Lovely stocking, knowing you I bet you will have it done in time.

What a lovely summer you have planned. Sounds like so much fun!

Tammy said...

Lovely stitching!! I am in the group south eastern switchers with you.

I noticed you carried around hungry!!
I am with weight watchers too!! I can't believe how much it works and I luv it and going to meetings. Congrats on your loss and keep up the good work and stitching!!

Tammy