Monday, February 18, 2013

Rotation Update and a New Chart!

This past week was a much better week.  Everyone is feeling better.  Fingers crossed that it stays that way!

This week I started a new project Plaid Greetings by Ladybug Lane Designs from Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments 2009.  I finished!!!!

Well all except the beads.  I thought I had them in my stash but I guess I already used them.  I'll have to get some more before I finish it into an ornament.  But I'm calling the stitching done!  And yes, it was supposed to have some fancy stitches but I just did cross stitches throughout. 

I know you are probably wondering why on earth I'm still doing so much Christmas stuff.  This past Christmas Carol over at Stitching Dreams posted a picture of her staircase display of ornaments.  Did you happen to see it?  I fell in love with it!  I'm really hoping to have something like this for myself this coming Christmas. Even though I've made some ornaments in the past, I've always given them away as gifts so I don't have any.  I'm really hoping to make enough to do a decent display and then continue adding on in the future. 

So what's up this week?  It's the Santa Nutcracker from the Nutcracker Quartet in the Just Cross Stitch Magazine November/December 2012 issue.  We started a collection of Nutcrackers for our son when he was little so each year he gets a new one that we display in our living room.  I'll have to get a picture this Christmas of his collection.  He'll still get a new one this year, but I thought he might enjoy some ornaments as well.  Here is a picture from the magazine....

Yes, it's another new start so no before picture. 

I wanted to thank you guys for helping me add the "follower" tab to my blog.  Hopefully it will work correctly, if not please let me know.  I'm still learning how to do this.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day.  Look what my hubby got me...


Yes, another HAED!!!!  We had a Westie for almost 15 years and he died about two years ago.  He was the best dog ever!  I can't wait to start this one - but not this week.  It'll be in my rotation soon.

Monday, February 11, 2013

The Week That Wouldn't End!

Last Friday I had a stomach virus.  Honestly I wasn't able to do much all weekend.  Then after a couple of 12 hour work days, I was really dragging.  A parent/teacher meeting that did not go well at all.  Several 8th grade projects that would require my help.  Another phone call from the school.  What two in one week?  What's that about?  Thursday night I began to have chest pains.  I can't begin to tell you how happy I am for a new week to start.

Of course, with all that going on, you must realize I didn't stitch very much.  In fact, I'm embarrassed to show you my little progress - less than 400 stitches in one week!  And on a HAED at that.  But here it is.....

For a short period of time, I considered just working on this another week.  But I really needed some cheering up. So I went ahead as planned with my new start.  This is a horrible picture of the project I just started.  I'm so sorry.  I really don't know what went wrong.  Plaid Greetings by Ladybug Lane Designs from Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments 2009. 

I have to tell you after a week of almost no stitching, it felt wonderful to sit down for a little while last night and stitch! 

We still have some of the 8th grade work to catch up on.  And, of course, I still have to work every day but hopefully I will have more stitching time this week and a lot less stress!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Rotation 2

I think I had a pretty good week.  Here is the progress on "Nativity Silhouette". 

On to Rotation 2.  My HAED UFO!  Here is where it stands right now....

Hopefully I will make some progress this week.