Sunday, February 17, 2013

Hermit Stitching Weekend

OK I had some things over the last week or so which usurped all my stitching time. So this weekend I decided to join the Hermit and Stitch Weekend and really devote some time to stitching. If you haven't heard of this just click on the link below.

I needed to grab some time to blog about the stitching too. So to catch you up - I did finish the front side of the peacock fob and made a very slight start to the back side. Will work on this more tomorrow, it seems to go best in the morning light for me, since it is over one.

I am still plugging along on my Border Study in Red II. I would say I am over half way and hope to make it to the numbers section this weekend.

I did start a new small to take on Tuesdays with the group but then weather kept us from meeting. The snow was very pretty though and was gone fairly quick without causing any problems. Oh the start was Lizzie Kate's Little Easter and came with the linen, buttons and beads. I didn't make much of a start and I am waiting on an order with the rest of the needed threads, so I stitched what I could.

The reason I didn't post last weekend was an impromptu trip to Tulsa which became an overnight trip. I did drop in at the Silver Needle and picked up a few things.

Valentine Sampler and I also stopped at CVS for the box of chocolates to prepare for the finish. The chocolates of course were eaten immediately.

This Vera Bradly laptop satchel that doesn't even fit my current laptop. Ooops I think I may be buying a new laptop. The other little thing in this pic is the wooden pin cushion for a design I bought with fabric and silks last year. I may want to start this soon.

Ok then there was this problem. I had the perfect project to start. Had the pattern, Glendon Place Pineapple Welcome, all the threads, Caron Wildflowers and the linen cut and ready to go. But it really needed to go on scrolls rods and the only pair long enough where being used. So while at the Silver Needle I looked for scroll rods long enough. Well they didn't have what I was looking for, but, they had this (see below) and it came with three pairs of scroll rods one pair that were just right. So of course I had to have it.


I have a smaller stand from this same company and love it, so this really wasn't a risky move.

I think this blessing will look great in the house and would like to get it going and finish in time to celebrate one year in the house at the end of May. It isn't very complex but, it is much bigger than this picture lets on.

Well that covers most of the stitching news. The other thing that kept me from my stitching last week was my dog. She slipped out my front door by accident, where she ran straight at another dog she saw down the street. She was extremely eager to play but this other dog did not understand that and bit into her immediately, before either I or it's owner could stop it. Then this dog also bit it's owner when she tried to get it off my poor Lucky who was just standing in the street in shock. The owner was not hurt badly but after a few days Lucky's neck was all swollen and we had to take her in to the vet to have the wound treated. So now there are pain pills and drainage tubes, yuck, plus a pretty hefty antibiotic and a pretty hefty bill, ouch. But of course she is most definitely worth it and we are glad she will be fine in a few more days and with some tender loving care. I will share a picture of her later when things don't look quite so gruesome.

Well it's off to bed so I can enjoy some more Hermit stitching tomorrow. Will let you know how it goes.
CJ in OK

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