Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Friendship piece framed

I got this back from the framer's over the weekend. I'm very pleased with how it came out. This piece is for a friend who usually does my framing, so had to take it to someone else :). I hope she'll like it.

I've been working on some exchange pieces so I can't show them. I hope to get back to Once Upon A Time today.
We are having a terrible time with our computers. Despite the good AND expensive virus protection we have on our computers we have gotten what's called a "worm" in our network. This "worm" often prevents us from being able to stay on one site because it will pull you to different sites or block where you want to go. So, I try to comment on your blogs but many times the "worm" won't let me leave comments. Please know if you haven't heard from me that I am looking and admiring your beautiful work. But I keep trying and sometimes the "worm" gives me a pass and let's me leave comments.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Quaker Halloween and Flowers

Below are the lovely flowers my husband gave me for Valentine's Day. Fresh flowers are my favorite thing to receive (especially from hubby).

Now here is my progress on Quaker Halloween. This first picture looks good but you need to look at the second picture to see how close I am to the edge of the linen. And I am not the one who cut this linen. The linen is from Vikki Clayton and I think she must have been in a hurry when she cut this.
Now, it is my fault that I'm so close to the edge. When I started my second motif I accidentally flipped my project around. This was such a silly mistake because I actually marked the top of the linen just so this wouldn't happen. Thankfully the person who will frame this for me is a friend and I've done this to her several other times and she always does an amazing job.

I'm off to a conference (for work) in New York this afternoon and won't be back until late Friday night. I'm not looking forward to it because I am so busy that this is kind of stressing me out.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Paradigm Lost

Paradigm Lost (Long Dog Samplers) has come up in my rotation for February and I've really enjoyed working on this. Excuse the first picture (it isn't ironed). I like it when I see people put before and after pictures on their blog so you can see the progress they've made so thought I'd try it. I finished one of the really large motifs. This is supposed to be a monochromatic piece but I'm stitching it multi-colored with HDF from Vikki Clayton.
So this is the before picture:

And here is the after. I also got more of the alphabet finished.
And here is a picture of the whole piece so far.

I signed up for my first exchange!! If you're interested go to Lainey's blog to sign up. I'm also going to do a one on one exchange with another blogger. I'm very excited about this since I've never done this before.

Thanks so much stopping by to visit.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

And he touches her....

Her beau has finally showed up. I just love this piece. I've not stitched his hair because I need to change it from black to "dirty blonde". I've never changed hair color before, does anyone have any suggestions on how to go about doing this? I'd appreciate any help you can give me on this.

Well, as many other bloggers have been saying.....I'M TIRED OF ALL THIS SNOW!! We have passed the 50 inches mark for this winter. I'm ready for spring, green grass and flowers.
I see from reading your blogs that many of you are involved in exchanges. Can I ask how I go about being in an exchange. I know of one stitcher who may be doing an Easter exchange but I would love to be involved in more.

Thanks for stopping by and visiting.