Friday, January 28, 2011

HEAD Update

Another page of the Dance of the Graces done. Two and half pages to go and this row will be done. There is only one more row above this and once that is done, the picture will be half way there! It's moving right along!

Sorry about the poor picture quality....the lighting was bad. It's getting harder and harder to get the whole thing in the picture.....It really is quite a large piece.

Well....the material I was waiting on for the cookbook project came in. And...well....I'm disappointed in is totally unsuitable for the project. The color is NOT at all what I was expecting it to be. I guess that's the chance you take when you order from the internet. Sure wish my LNS hadn't recently closed. Now I'm forced to buy ALL my linens/evenweaves online. I much prefer to "SEE" what I'm getting "BEFORE" I buy..... So, I'm back to the drawing board with purchasing that "perfect" material. Between mom & I, I think we may have found the right I once again have to wait til payday to buy it.....come on Monday!

Until then, I'm starting another very small project for a friend. Her Birthday is in March and I will be stitching a small picture for her. I have chosen a pattern out of the Cross-stitch and Needlework Magazine. Should work up quickly and I should be able to show you something next time.

Until then, Happy Stitching!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Pattern: Norweigan Reindeer by Scandinavian Stitches JCS Ornaments 2008
Fabric: Charles Craft Monaco 28 ct Tea

My first ornament is stitched....or should I say my first 8 ornaments are stitched. I did make 8 of these for my DH's office for Christmas this year. Now all I have to do is go pick out a nice fabric for a backing and assemble them. I do need to make at least one more and will probably do that later today after DD & I go to lunch to Lucianno's.

I'm still waiting on my order for the fabric to come in for the cookbook project. So while I await that, I'll spend this week doing another page on the HEAD Dance with the Graces.

We had another coldfront come in last night and right now the temps are in the upper 20's. Even for San Antonio this is just down right COLD! I'm already looking forward to warmer weather. Maybe I can talk DH into building a fire in the fireplace tonight! Mmmmmmm that would be nice and cozy!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Another full page of the pattern done! Whew! Thought I was going to go blind there for a bit on that page....some of the colors were almost the same as the material! I think I'll put this aside for a bit and give my eyes a chance to rest...
I'll work on the ornies I have planned for DD's office instead. I'll be doing a pattern out of JSC 2008 Ornament book by Scandinavian Stitches "Norweigan Reindeer". Will be my 1st ornie, so wish me luck!
I will also be ordering some of the materials for the cookbook project that my mom and I will be working on. Just had to wait for payday to arrive before I could place my order. Now that it is here, the order is going in.....once I get the materials, I can start stitching on that project too!
Today is COLD and rainy! But at least the thunder and lightening is staying away! to make a lovely pot of hot tea and gather my supplies for the ornies.....
Happy Stitching!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Happy New Year! Hope this year is as good if not better than the last!

Hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday season. We sure did! We spent the Christmas holidays with our Danish relatives...some of whom we had not seen in over 4-6 years. They came over from Danmark to Texas to spend time with us. It was WONDERFUL to see them all! We spent some time going to some of the old Spanish Missions (The Alamo, Concepcion and San Jose).

Also spent a day in Kingsville at Kings Ranch (was cold and rainy - but a fun day). Kings Ranch was started in the early 1800's and is still a working ranch with a wildlife preserve.

In the meantime, I did complete one of the two breadcloths that I had planned to stitch....the other one got put aside as my DH decided to give his cousins tickets to a SPURS basketball game (as they had never gone to one before) instead. The Breadcloth turned out really well and I liked the material that I had chosen for the backing. The pattern on the material matched the cross-stitched pattern very well.

I also managed to get the pillow case for my DD made (just in the nick of time). I didn't think I was going to make it in time on this - as she kept showing up at odd times while I was stitching on it and I had to make a mad dash to put things up and hide it before she saw what I was working on. Needless to say, she KNEW I was up to something, but not exactly what....

AND....I also managed to get two pages done on my Dance of the Graces....

In the next few weeks I intend to continue to work on the Dance of the Graces as well as start a couple of new projects. I have decided to make ornies for DD's office as gifts next year for Christmas.

I'll also start working on a pattern for the front of a cookbook that my mom and I are putting together full of my Grandmother's recipes. The front of the book will be cross-stitched and we plan to ask my brother to do some of the artwork for the interior of the book. Not only will my grandmother's recipies be in the book, but also antedotes that she had written down before she passed away. We will also be including all of the poems she had written and will be including old photos as well. We hope to have this project completed by Christmas of this year. These books will be given to all the Grandchildren, Children, Sisters, Great Grandchildren and any other family member that would like to have one.....I think we have a count of about 30 to make so far...... This project has been in the works for quite some time, but until now, just on the drawing board. It was actually started when Grandma was still with us. I only wish she were still with us to see it completed.