Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Something New, Sort Of

I did all I plan to do on the pilot class. I should be working on crazy quilt postcards or a sample for the workshop I am leading in November, BUT I DID NOT FEEL LIKE IT!!!
Sorry about the yelling, but I am feeling frustrated that I still cannot drive because of the ankle surgery. So I pulled something easy that requires not too much thinking and is easy to carry around.
It is one of my "starts" from January:

I am a little sad as it is missing one color of thread. If I have it in the basement, I won't bother to contact Mill Hill. I know they will send it if I ask, but they are fairly generous on beads and threads normally.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Gifted Gorgeousness for August

Jo over at Serendipitous Stitching
has a wonderful SAL where we show works we received as gifts or that we are giving away. 
 
I thought I would have this finished, but I am disgusted with all the mistakes.
Here is what I showed last month:
 And here is Quaker Ghost almost finished:
The fabric is a lovely coloring, but is so loose that I had a terrible time making neat stitches. And I also found that I am one row off. I am not going to rip it and I am going to finish it. Hopefully before the end of the month!! I have another half of fabric and I think when i use it, I will starch it a bit to give it some body. Sigh. Live and learn, I guess.


Saturday, August 12, 2017

I Have Been Stitching...

But I can't show it to you!!!I am busy trying to finish that pilot class. I would really prefer to work on Reptiles, but feel like I need to get this task completed. Also, I made a HUGE mistake on the pilot piece. I put a motif in the wrong place and I don't think there is enough thread to redo the whole section. So I am ignoring it for now and doing the other sections. I am so glad I am stitching it. The colors are not my favorites, but the motifs are a blast to stitch.

My dd and I did some yard sales yesterday. I was looking for a rice maker and freezer for my oldest, but I struck out on those things. I did find a new coffee maker for myself-$2!!!!! and these beauties:


 Yes, that is dd under the tablecloths!
The center of the grey one is batttenburg lace, I do believe.
 The white one has lovely whitework:
And it is huge!
They really need a good wash.  My mom loves to entertain and I want to see if she wants them. I will attempt to clean them for her if she does. If not, I will wash them and dye them at the next dyeing workshop at the library.
 I also found these napkins:

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A Little Bling

Because of my ankle, I have to hold my frame in a strange position. I noticed that I was rubbing my linen on my Christmas stocking and knew that would bug me.  A quick post on Facebook and I received a recommendation:
 The cover was simple, but seems effective. It should keep my piece clean.
And she had pretty needle minders too, so I bought two and she sent the little pink one along with my package. Perfect!

Monday, July 31, 2017

Reptiles-A few Stitches

I love Heaven and Earth Designs! Or HAED as they are called. But the confetti is insane!!!
I only stitched for 3 days on this piece, but I feel like some progress is better than none.

I bought myself a needle minder to brighten my piece up a bit.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Totally Frustrated!

I knew I was running low on one of the blues so I finally ordered it from my LNS. I now know I will be short on two other blues. What a pain! Thank goodness I have a new pilot class to keep me busy.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Progress Report

I did some math and if I did it correctly, I need to do 120 stitches for 360 days to finish this piece.

  Not happening!




 Above is where I left off last time and to the left is where I am today. I really need to do some back stitching!





I was talked into(quite easily, I may add) another pilot class. I hope it arrives soon as it has a quick turn around time. I also need to start another 2020 block. Tomorrow?