Monday, March 26, 2012

Two hands, a head and some hair

Finally she has a head!  Poor thing!  And isn't it a lovely face? LOL  I started stitching in the hair and got her curlie q's in.  Too cute.  Such a strange girl dear Suzannah is, but I love her and I love stitching her. :)

I got my first easter stitch in as well.  This is Easter bunny it's a freebie from 2011 from By the Bay Needlearts.  You can find the freebie here on her Feb 26, 2012 post.

Easter Bunny by By the Bay Needlearts - stitched on 28 ct Mint green Lugana

Have a couple of other Easter stitches I want to stitch up this week too, but not going to have too much time.  Have plans on both Tuesday and Thursday.  Tuesday we're going with the girls for dinner and a movie...going to see Hunger Games.  And then on Thursday we're going to a meeting to see if we get drawn for a seasonal campsite this year!  WOO HOO!  So perhaps Wednesday.

Friday, March 23, 2012

March 2012 Ort Report

Here's my jar of orts.  Love the colors in this one.  The beautiful colors of the fuschias, the subtelties of the French hen, and the grey of Suzannah's sweater, it's a nice mix of brights and dulls. :)  I have put a few of my bunnies out for the shot (yup..that would be ort porn. lol).  It's almost Easter!  I'm hoping to find my little tree and hang my eggs and ornies as well.

I'll be doing Easter stitching next week.  I'd like to fill a little basket of Easter bunnies and chicks. :)  that's my goal anyway.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Such a Successful IHSW weekend!

I had such a great stitching weekend and still had time to visit with friends, and go grocery shopping and get everything that had to be done...done! 

First and foremost I FINISHED Hummingbird!  OH MY!  It is soooo beautiful in person! No scan or picture that I took to try to capture it did it justice.  So you'll have to take my word for it.  I'm sure that Laura will be pleased.  If not then I'm taking it back and hanging it in my house! That was Friday night. You might wonder why I have signed it Lulu 2010.  Well that was because Laura was Lulu's breeder, and Lulu was born in 2010.  So I wanted her to always remember Lulu :))
Hummingbird & Fuschia by Dimensions Stitched on 32 ct Lugana Solo by Silkweavers
Then on Saturday, I stitched up PS's Three French Hens.  So I'm on track with that too.

3 French Hens by Prairie Schooler  - Stitched on 28 Ct Mushroom Lugana
Sunday was SAL Sunday with Kati.  I worked some more on Suzannah.  Her proportions are bothering me...but I'm plugging along and it will come together. I love stitching her....I really wanted to give her a head but I didn't get that far this week.  But it looks like I'll get there next weekend.

So that is my IHSW report!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Poor Suzannah

I had much bigger plans for her this last Sunday, but they didn't come to be.   I got a call from the clinic and the evening girl wasn't able to come in for reception, and all the other receptionists have such BUSY social lives...that the only person that seemed to have been available was the office manager...gee...and who was that...ME!  ARGH!  So I had got a little bit of stitching done in the afternoon and that was it.  Worked until 11:30 Sunday night, with a double whammy of daylight savings time and having to wake up the following morning at 5:30 to go to work I seem a little bitter???  LOL Next weekend I'm hoping for more...perhaps she'll even have a head.  Here's hoping!

I was going to post a progress of hummingbird, but it's so perfectly set in the q-snaps that I don't want to take it out. I'm hoping for a lovely night of stitching tonight.  Hockey night for hubby means stitching night for Barbi! :)

I've signed up for this month's International Hermit and Stitching Weekend, click on the tag on my sidebar and join us! :)

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Oh Suzannah!

How I love thee!  Yep it was SAL Sunday this past Sunday, which meant that the first stitches of life have gone into Suzannah, our 4th and final girl in the series.  Of all the girls she's the most awkward looking.  those arms are just a little too bizarre, and her skirt is out of control. But she is going to be a fun stitch nevertheless.  Stitched once again on the same fabric as the others. 32 ct lugana Goldspinner.

I had a good day of stitching on Sunday, Hubby left for ice fishing in the morning and all my housework had been done the day before.  So my plans on Sunday were quite simple...stitch..bake (Cupcakes with peanut butter icing...SCRUMPTIOUS!) and make my meatloaf with whipped potatoes...also yummy!  So that was it.  Watched my guilty pleasure...Real Housewives of Beverly Hills...please do not's good mindless tv to stitch by. LOL  It was a great day.

So now I am back to working on hummingbird again.  I'm hoping to finish this in the next couple of weeks. I have big goals or what?  But I'm going to try anyway.  For those of you that would like me to stitch another one for you...HA HA HA! My mom will be lucky if she gets hers!  LOL I think it's going to be my summer camping project...while the boy fishes..the girl will stitch. :)

I still haven't decided on what colour fabric to stitch fatmen.  I'm leaning toward a blue though.  But don't take my word for it..I still haven't tossed the floss.