Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Easy Graph paper
Mardi Gras beads
Despite the recent cold snap, Spring continues to bloom in the Deep South.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
I noticed when using the darker floss (especially reds) that the color sometimes transfers to the fabric.
I am stitching a section that has white touching a very dark brown. It does not matter for the pattern which color I stitch first.
Which will give me the least color transfer problems -- stitching the white first or the brown?
(I am thinking stitching the white first would be less problematic.)
Monday, March 15, 2010
The St. Patrick's Parade was held this weekend -- the weather was great! Cabbages, potatoes, carrots, onions and ramen noodles (???) went home with almost everyone. DS stuck to beads & a couple of stuffed footballs.
Looking forward to some corned beef and cabbage on Wednesday and stuffed artichokes and spagehetti and meatballs (or lasagna) on Friday. CORRECTION: Must save the meatballs for Saturday or make veggie lasagna on Friday.
No time for stitching this weekend . . . it is spring cleaning time!
Don't forget to enter my giveaway (if you haven't already).
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Chocolates for Breakfast; Stitching for Lunch
Terri's prize box arrived yesterday . . . I was expecting some charts and a lovely little Longaberger basket. But the box was full of little prettily wrapped goodies.
Sorry, I did not have my camera when I opened the box to take a picture of the items as received and I did not have enough impulse control to wait ; )
Here is a breakdown of Terri's generous prize . . .
2 fat quarters -- each with a lovely chocolate color
Gold tapestry needles - I have been wanting to try these
5 skeins of DMC thread (152, 433, 739, 3031 & 3716)
-- more chocolate
2 spools of pretty ribbon
- - still more chocolate (am I the only one seeing a pattern?)
A tomato pincushion full of cute pins
(the button pins are my favorite)
and some actual chocolates
-- in honor of Terri I will be having these for breakfast ; )
But I think my favorite item is . . .
An etched-glass shaker full of buttons (some still with the threads)
Thank you so much Terri!!! Unbeliveably generous, I love it all!
I sat in my car in the school parking lot with the windows down and a little classical music on the radio and began building a house . . .
Here is a close-up of my house. There is lots of gray in my skeins of Crescent Colors Old Blue Jeans. I really like the shade of blue, but I am not sure about the gray.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Isn't she sweet! I found Blossom on Ginger @ Bearbits blog. Ginger handcrafted Blossom with curly pale pink mohair. She is fully jointed and filled with polyfill and glass beads.
If you would like to have Blossom as a member of your family, please go to Ginger's giveaway post. Be sure to check out the rest of Ginger's blog, I love her rabken egg.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
The Cocoa Bean really does look chocolaty (or maybe I was hungry while I was stitching). Might use it st stitch a chocolate rabbit for Easter (found a simple single-color rabbit freebie online last week). I was hoping to stitch a small project for Easter with a lamb. Does anyone have a small lamb chart they will lend or trade?
Don't forget to sign up for my giveaway. I am using a flat rate shipping box so I intend to stuff it to bursting before mailing!
Will post again soon with photos of my last finish and new start.
Daffy Definition: BAYOU - water that runs by you house ;)
Sunday, March 7, 2010
I am giving away . . .
Since this will be shipping from Louisiana, there will also be a little lagniappe* (of both the stitching & Louisiana variety).
4 finishing fabrics (one print for each season)
yummy Louisiana treats
*Lagniappe - a little something extra
To enter this giveaway (US shipping addresses only):
Deadline to enter is midnight CST March 17th, 2010
please leave a comment on this blog entry saying you want to be included in the giveaway and, if you are so inclined, share your favorite funny/sweet pet "moment". If you have a blog, please add your link to your comment.
to get a second entry, become a follower of my blog (if you are already a follower, you will automatically get the second entry.) **Followers, please leave a comment for the first entry so I will know you are interested.**
to get a third entry, post my giveaway on your blog (just let me know on your comment).
Friday, March 5, 2010
I wanted to make sure I had it stiched in time to have it finished for Easter. I am thinking of a simple framed finish to match DS's room.
Like the NEW background? I thought I would go vintage for March (According to DS, the picture actually looks a little bit like me) ; )
I went outside to the sight of at least a dozen red-breasted robins (and assorted squirrels) hopping about the yard and beautiful NEW buds and flowers -- Spring is on its way! (This is great news for all you bloggers to the north.)
I have a NEW sell/trade/swap blog, it is mostly older charts and some fabric, but you might find something you like . . . http://joiedebayoustash.blogspot.com/
Also, finished a NEW book Apple Turnover Murder by Joanna Fluke. It is a great "cozy" mystery series (with recipes)
Thanks for stopping by, have a great weekend!
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Local restaurants will have special menus from teas to fish & chips.
If you happen to be in the neighborhood, stop by.
On Jane Austen Today blog: