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cross stitching and musings of daily life

A little more Quaker Alphabet June 29, 2008

Filed under: La D Da,Scrapbooking,Sheepish Designs — kellieps3 @ 12:11 am

I worked on Quaker Alphabet for about two hours today. I would have liked to have worked on it more, but had to get ready for some friends coming over to scrapbook tonight. The upside is, now my house is straightened, and I can stitch a lot tomorrow after church. 🙂

Here’s my progress so far….

I would love to have this finished on Monday, but that is probably very ambitious considering that I still have all of the letters to put in and most of the bottom fourth of the design to stitch, but we will see. I am looking forward to being able to put in in the Friday Finishes thread on the 123 message board this week. I think after I finish this, I might work on something patriotic for awhile. I pulled this out of my WIP pile earlier this week…

Isn’t she pretty? This is Betsy by Sheepish Designs. I found her on another blog about a year ago and had to stitch her myself. Somewhere along the way, she got relegated to the bottom of the pile and I haven’t worked on her in awhile. I think this would be a perfect project to work on with Independence Day coming up this week. 🙂 Here’s a closeup of her…

I am actually excited about picking this one back up. I love the colors and all of the sheep. I bought new DMC for her this week, so I wouldn’t have to dig through everything to find all of the colors that I need. I am finding that I am doing that more and more because it is easier and not really that expensive. I have a coupon for Michael’s for tomorrow from 4:00-8:00 where you can get 25% off of your entire purchase. I may have to go and get the threads I need for a couple of Little House Needleworks and Country Cottage Needleworks designs that I have waiting to be kitted.

Had a really fun night scrapbooking with a couple of good friends. It is nice to be around other women with similiar interests to share laughs, fun, and food with a little scrapbooking thrown in for good measure. We planned out dates for the rest of the summer, so we will have this to look forward to each week for awhile.



Starting a blog… June 28, 2008

Filed under: La D Da — kellieps3 @ 4:18 am

After reading so many cross-stitching blogs that I enjoy, I have finally decided to start one of my own. I think this is a great way to keep a record of what I am stitching and the details about each piece–an online stitching journal.

Mostly I want this blog to be about the cross stitch and the various projects that I am working on with a little bit of daily life mixed in.

I have several works in progress going right now, but the one that I have been working on the most is Quaker Alphabet by La D Da. I love this design, and it has been so much fun to stitch. I had it in my stash for awhile along with the Belle Soie silks that the chart called for. I dug it out on Wednesday along with a piece of linen to stitch it on. I decided on a piece of 32 count Lakeside Linens Palomino. I love this color.


I am hoping to finish it this weekend. We are supposed to get a lot of rain tomorrow. I would love to spend the day in my sitting room, stitching and watching Grey’s Anatomy season 3 on DVD.

More later….