The Stitchin’ Post

cross stitching and musings of daily life

Quick update… August 26, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — kellieps3 @ 8:12 pm

One of my dearest friends read my blog last week and left me a comment. Thank you Lara. 🙂 She is actually the person that taught me to stitch almost 20 years ago. We became fast friends in college. Some of my fondest memories of that part of my life are of fun times we had together. For awhile we would stitch together nightly, watching a favorite TV show, and chatting. I miss having her close by. I would love to be able to sit and stitch with her again.

My stitching this weekend was so sporadic. I could not focus on one thing, so I worked on several. I picked up Beatrix Potter and worked on one of the motifs.

I started Thanksgiving Fairy…

…and I finished my Sheep Sampler.

Football season has started in full force, which means hubby is pretty busy. Little league has also started which means that my son is also busy. I am busy trying to just keep up with the two. I am looking forward to sitting for a few minutes this evening and working on my BBD Where My Heart Is. I will post pictures of that next time.

More soon….

 

A finish and lots of Mirabilia… August 17, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — kellieps3 @ 3:16 pm

School has started back, which means I have started back to work. My stitching is suffering because of it. So is my blog. LOL! I think I have finally gotten all of us into a routine again so maybe life will start to seem a little less chaotic, I hope. If I can grab about an hour a night, sometimes more, to stitch, then I’m good. I really enjoy that little bit of “me” time every day. Somedays I scrapbook, but most days I stitch. Either is good. I just need that little bit of space, that little bit of using my hands and head to create on a daily basis to keep the balance.

I had gotten frustrated with the backstitching on Halloween Fairy and put her down for awhile and worked a little here and there on some of the other 50 or so wips in my pile (did I really just admit that? 50 wips? I know it is close, if not that many).

Anyway, I had ordered Mirabilia’s Thanksgiving Harvest Fairy a few weeks ago.

Thanksgiving Harvest Fairy (Limited Edition Kit)

She came in the mail yesterday, which motivated me to finish the Halloween Fairy last night. I was determined to finish one of the fairies before starting another one. So I finished the backstitching and the beading last night while watching the Olympics. I am pleased with how she turned out.

I loved putting the beads on her. I used my Tacky Bob and a #10 quilting needle–both of which I had not used before. Both made the beading so much easier and enjoyable than when I had tried to bead in the past.

I had bought the Tacky Bob last year on vacation when a kind shop owner introduced me to it. I was admiring a work she had in progress that was full of beads and told her how frustrating I found beading. She then showed me the Tacky Bob and how to use it. I must say I am hooked! So much so that I am pulling out my long neglected Autumn Queen who only lacks her beads, and I will be working on her today.

I am loving stitching Mirabilia designs right now. I am thinking about kitting up either Winter Queen or Summer Queen and starting one of those. Or maybe purchasing Royal Holiday (Christmas Queen) and starting her. Decisions…decisions…

Well, my beads are calling…

More later.