Saturday, April 28, 2007

Prairie Schoolers Spring Samper start!

I started one of the 3 Spring Samplers from Prairie Schooler # 60 this week. It's a real fun stitch, I just love the sun peeking out from under the clouds. After going through my fabric stash I decided to stitch all 3 of the Spring Samplers on Silkweaver's Summer Storm 32 ct Lugana.
This is the busy season for me, I'm chairing the Carnival for our elementary school here and I just have to get everything together and lined up for it. It's first now that I filled all the volunteer slots, I need about 65 to 7o of them so it takes time to recruit that many people. We are doing treasure jars and raffling off basket and other donated items which we have call around and get from parents and local businesses. Then there's the food and pre sale tickets and and never ends!
At least we are now having a professional company that comes in bring in all games and rides. It's worth splitting the profits with them since they have insurance and people that they bring to make sure that the everything is safe for the kids. I do suspect that we doing better with them financially too in the end since the rides and games are more fun and in better shape then the ones we got from the rental place.
I do have some really good people that are helping me out and I'm so grateful for that!!
Today I'm going to spend time in the garden, I'm putting roses and sage into the retaining wall under our big tree this year. There was no way I could get that into the budget too last year (it's a big space) and this year we are not leaving for Sweden so I can be home and baby that garden the first year. I got those nearly wild pink roses, I wanted something hardy and those remind me of the roses that grew wild where I grew up.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Just a little update!

Sampler Gameboard from Drawn Thread

I have been working on the Sampler Gameboard from DT a bit. Added 5 more houses and 10 more squares fillers. The fabric that I'm stitching it is just lovely and I do like the way it's turning out.

This weekend I haven't stitched at all. The spring allergy season is here and that makes me real tired in the evenings. Hopefully the next few days will be better. We got some rain this morning so that might help.

Thank you for your input on Valentine Holiday, I might just finish it later but for now I'm putting it away. But I will restart the design on a red fabric because I think I will like it better on red.

Thank you so much Becky for offering to send me some red fabric! I have email you1

Thursday, April 19, 2007

I'm not sure about this one!

I've been stitching on BOAF Valentine Holiday the last few days and I'm not sure that I picked the right fabric for it. At first I didn't want to stitch it on the red linen but I think I have to change my mind and just try to find a small piece of red somewhere and try that instead. The skin color does just not work out and I been tossing the floss on I don't know how many different fabrics now without finding the right fabric for this design.
So I think I will put away this project until I can find some red fabric and then try again.
Yesterday I pulled out Mirabilia's Angel procession again and I will work on it for another day and then I don't think I can resist starting Spring Samplers from PS. It's pulling me in!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Thank you so much!

Spring Row/Bent Creek finished as a cube it!

For all the lovely comments on my recent finishes! I do appreciate them all and it is so much fun to get some feedback from other stitchers out there. It's my daughter who's holding up Sleeping Beauty, I stitched it for her so she's really happy.
Here's another finished item, Spring Row from Bent Creek that's finished into a cube it. It's another bad picture, I will move it over to the bakers rack in my kitchen now when I took down my Easter decorations. It will stand out a bit more against the darker wall there.
Otherwise I'm putting in quite some hours for the school carnival that I'm the chairman for. It's always a bit stressful the month before it, hopefully I can get people moving at the meeting tonight. I need volunteers and donations, not something that thrills most people.
I'm stitching on Birds of a Feathers Valentine Holiday, have to take the time to scan a picture soon.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

A little ice cube!

A Bent Creek Design.

This is the little extra design that came off The Very Cold Snowman leaflet from Bent Creek. I finished it a year ago and haven't been able to figure out what to do with it so a couple of weeks ago I made it into a cube it. The ribbon is a bit to much but I didn't have time to change it before my friend Karen took it home with her. As she said, the face matched her other snowmen in her living room set so it was meant to be;). She's to funny!

Sorry for the picture, I just snapped it really quickly before Karen and her husband left that evening. It's really nice to have friends that appreciate and takes care of stitched gifts and Karen is one of those friends.

I had a lovely evening last night just relaxing after running my errands all day. My youngest daughter goes to a kids day out program on Fridays from 9 am to 2.30 pm. I bit of a long day but she really does love it.

This means that I'm on my feet all Friday trying to run errands that it's hard to bring her with on. I have slowed down a bit, now I go and work out in the morning before I start but I'm still exhausted after running around all day. So yesterday I worked out, paid my car taxes (stood in line for 35 minutes), had coffe with Claire, drove down town to pick up my Australian oil painting which I had framed by Ruth Richard's Gallery (she's THE best framer in Omaha IMO), stopped at the second hand book store, got Under Armour gear for DS, and did pick up some clothes for the girls at Old Navy. I think I put another 100 miles on the car just doing itty bitty errands.

So most Friday evenings I'm so darned tired I don't even stitch!! It will actually be nice when DD starts preschool next year which means shorter days but I have 2 days to run my errands on. I had my new yummy books yesterday though so I was nice just relaxing and reading.

DS and DH left for Iowa yesterday afternoon. It's a soccer tournament there and due to the fact that the forecast was that it was going to be cold and rainy all weekend we decided that I and the girls should stay home. I think that the forecast improved but we had already made our plans at that point so we didn't change them. DS was a bit disappointed but I think it will be nice for him to have some one on one time with DH. They will have so much fun hanging out together.

I decided this morning that I will put away the Sampler Gameboard for now. I finished 5 more houses, 10 more motifs so it's really going well but it's starting to bore me a bit. Tonight I want to start Birds of a Feathers Valentine Holiday, it should be a quick stitch.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Autumn Silhoutte from Blackbird Designs!

Autumn Silhoutte Loose Feathers # 10 from Black Bird Designs

I finished another oldie last week, a Loose Feather design from Black Bird Designs. Last fall I messed up quite a bit when I stitched it so I just had to put it away for a while (it was that or the thrash can). When I pulled it out again it went much quicker then I thought to fix the mistake and here it is all finished.
Since then I've been working on my Gameboard Sampler, I should post an update on it. I'm approaching the halfway mark on it so that feels pretty good.
Easter was good here. We had a lot of people over Sunday so I was really busy all day. Actually all weekend. But next weekend DH and DD is off on a soccer tournament road trip so I'm just going to catch up then. I'm hoping to get some major stitching time in in the evenings. Can't wait, I'm kind of tired after the weekend, but I think I'm coming down with cold so that is probably the real reason I'm not that chipper. Sometimes you just want to curl up on the sofa and just rest.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Finished Sleeping Beauty!

Sleeping Beauty from Mirabilia.

It was really awesome to finally finish her after 3 years! She has five boxes of beads on her so I spent a lot of time beading in the end.
Thank you Brenda for sending me this kit in an exchange at Chartswappers, that was so sweet of you. My DD is so excited that she's finished and that she will be on her wall soon.
It's been a pretty good week here, don't feel that I'm getting to much things done but thats fine. My 3 year old and I have met people for lunch and been going to the park so we have been doing fun things. I did cut out the fancy fabric for my curtains but I figured out that I need more muslin to finish them so we'll head down to Hancocks today after I have worked out.
Have to get everything planned for Easter too, don't think that will be to much work though.