Sunday, January 23, 2011

no stitching this weekend

It was a busy weekend with lots of activities--as well as DH and I celebrating our 6th anniversary--so no stitching. But next weekend is already scheduled as border weekend! See you then.

Monday, January 17, 2011

On to the borders!

As you can see, I managed to finish stitching the center shield this weekend. So next weekend I'll get to start building the borders and the ornament will start taking shape.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Tree-top Angel on Congress cloth?

I'm starting to think about stitching Gay Ann's wonderful Tree-top Angel on Congress cloth instead of using 18 mesh canvas. Suggestions and comments welcome, especially from those of you who have already stitched her.

Monday, January 10, 2011

well, darn, not much progress

Well, there wasn't as much stitching this weekend as I had hoped there would be. Saturday got eaten up by 2 events--one happy, one sad. I spent the morning burying the husband of a friend and former co-worker, and the evening at a party celebrating my sister-in-law's 40th birthday. The party went on until the wee hours of the morning, so naturally I slept in on Sunday morning, waiting to go to Mass until Sunday evening. I didn't touch a needle until after dinner Sunday night!

(my tension needs work!)

But at least I got a few stitches into my Green Sparkle Angel ornament. I hated putting her away last night, but I've got a program going here and I need to stick with it. But this coming weekend I should get that green center field finished! And then it's on to the decorative borders!

And I finally got Merry Christmas Heart dropped off at the shop for finishing. I don't have any idea when it will be back, but I'll post a photo when it does.

Monday, January 3, 2011

That's it until the weekend...

I've finished the bottom half of the center green field, and I've put my Angel away until next Saturday. I'll be looking forward to pulling her out again on Saturday to see if I can finish the top part of the field before I pack her away again!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year!

It's a new year, and time to start stitching on a new piece of Gay Ann stash! Here's the progress from the first day of stitching on Green Sparkle Angel:

I didn't make a lot of progress, but then I didn't stitch all day. We went to Mass, I fixed brunch for DH and I, puttered a bit in the kitchen, took a get the idea! I'll be stitching on her today during the Saints game with the hope of finishing this quadrant of the green center and making darn good progress on the third quadrant.

I hope you had time to pick up your needle, at least for a few stitches, while you celebrated the start of a new year.