Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Hummingbird update

I love how this is coming along!  It's a lot of work and a lot of piddly, little detailed stuff, but it sure pays off at the end of the day and you can see it. :)  It's now official my mother has asked for her own.  So I will be stitching this again, but I think that I'm going to wait and stitch it for her for Christmas.  I was thinking Mother's day, but that's too soon to start it up right away again.  So I'm thinking Christmas will be good and I won't have to wrack my brain trying to figure out what to get her.

This Sunday starts Suzannah, the last of the 4 girls by CHS.  I've got everything together almost accept for a couple of skeins of floss. 

In April starts another SAL, the sign up is on my sidebar if anyone cares to join us.  It's Lizzie Kate's 4 Fat Snowmen!!  Sooooo cute!!  It will be a Monday night SAL so not a big commitment.  Join us!! :)  Now I just have to decide what I want to stitch it on....should I go neutral?  I've seen lots on the neutral colours and they are so pretty.  But then I've also seen shades of blue which is just as pretty.  So there's some floss tossing that I have to do to see what I want. :)   LOVE floss tossing :)

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

February Ort Report 2012

My orts for this month impressed me this time around.  I feel like I was power stitching most of the time.  To get Mary Margaret finished, and then my ornie, and Hummingbird.  So the color combinations are actually quite pretty in the jar as well.

But that's it.  Off to watch American Idol and stitch. :)

Monday, February 20, 2012

IHSW post

I had a great weekend of stitching for IHSW!  Saturday I didn't get any stitching done, we took a little road trip with hubby and then went to the Lacrosse game on Saturday night, both were fantastic!  But Friday night I started and finished 2 Turtle Doves by PS!  I love working on these! 

2 Turtle Doves by Prairie Schooler - stitched on 28 ct Mushroom Lugana

Sunday was a great day of stitching as well, and because here in Alberta today was Family Day, we had a long weekend, so I spent an extra afternoon working on Hummingbird as well.  The scan doesn't do it any justice, the colors on this project are so pretty!  I'm afraid my mom is falling in love with this one and I think that she's hinting that she might want one for herself once I'm finished this one...but we'll have to see about that one.  I do think that it's stitching up pretty quickly despite all the detail.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Meet Mary Margaret!

Yeah!  She's finished, and she's wonderful!  And I love her!  And she was actually finished last week Sunday, but hubby had left the camera up at his friend's place and I couldn't take a picture of her.  I tried with my phone, but I don't have one of those fancy phones and the pic was horrible, so I just waited patiently.  But YEAH!  She's finished!

Mary Margaret by Carriage House Samplings - stitched on 32 count lugana Goldspinner

Kati and I have talked about when to start Suzannah, the fourth and final girl in the series and we decided that we will start her on the first Sunday of March.  So that we both, (Well me mainly) have time to stitch on some other things on Sundays.  So I'm going to take the time to make Hummingbird and Fuschia my focus piece for the rest of February, accept for this weekend, when I'll be stitching the Second Day of Christmas by PS for the IFHW! (this weekend ladies, if you want to join us.  You can click the button on my sidebar to sign up.

Speaking of's the progress that I've made on it...not much, but I'm thinking I'm going to have a few good hours on it this weekend.  Have some plans for Saturday night but it's also a long weekend here this coming weekend. So even if we have plans there's an extra day to stitch!  WOO HOO!