Saturday, October 30, 2010

Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow update

It seems the year is running out faster than's already the end of October and summer seems so far away! I spent the last week working on the 10th block of Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow. This is one SAL I am managing to keep up with and will no doubt finish by the end of the year, what with only 2 blocks to go. After this, it's time to start some stitching gifts!

Block 10 with the cardinal birds is my favorite block! Here it is so far as well..... the silk gauze is going to need to be blocked when it gets framed, as it has warped slightly as all canvas does.
I made no changes to the 10th block. The next block is solid stitching, so it will take some extra time.

To everyone who is enjoying the Halloween season, have fun, stay safe and don't eat too much candy!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Halloween stitching!

What a busy last couple of weeks I have had! I was in Lancaster, PA for the Stitching Jubillee for the 14th-16th (more in a later blog entry)and took a class by Catherine Jordan, the Tree of Life Journal. It is a small crewel embroidery piece and I hope it will be finished this year! If you check her site, the little postage stamp-sized reversible necklaces have a similar Tree of Life piece. The journal is more the size of a note card. I got the Cats & Dogs kit while I was there.

I also finished up a Quaker Halloween SAL from the San-Man Originals board available to members only (but, it's free to join!). Sandy is a very generous person and you can find a few of her freebies on CyberStitchers, including another Quaker piece. I really love the Witchy Boot!

I spent most of last week getting more organized in my hobby room (what with all the new stash!) and stitching my monthly biscornu.

This time it's the Owlscornu by Barbara Ana....with a little black cat button on top, and a bat on the back! If you visit her site, she has several freebies of similar brightness!

You can see the little spider peeking out from under the edge!

I am back to stitching on my 10th block of Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow and will have more about the stitching festival soon!

Monday, October 11, 2010

A little progress on the Rose Garden Sampler

Just about to start packing for my trip to the Stitching Jubilee in Lancaster, PA! I did want to post an update on the Rose Garden Sampler SAL I started last month. Part 2 is essentially complete, with a little extra from the adjoining pages. I am finding this very fun to stitch and have had a hard time putting it away to move on to the next item in the rotation! I am stitching it over 1 on 25ct white lugana. The picture is clickable.

WDC Designs-Rose Garden-10/10/10

I started a little Halloween piece over the weekend, which I will take to my stitch group tonight to work on. Trying to decide what to take on my trip, since I hope to spend many hours stitching when I'm not in my class, or shopping! I am NOT taking my laptop, so I'll have to report in next week when I get back. DH and DD will just have to cope without me for a few days!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

September Recap, October Goals

September Recap
~Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow, Block 9 Done!
~Castles in the Air, Pts. 13 Postponed again....
New Starts...
~2010 Schooler Santa Done!
~Rose Garden Sampler page done...working on second page
~Zara Biscornu Done!
~Kitty Kalender for Feb. Done!
~Hummingbird Mandala?? (waiting for fabric!)
I got the fabric, but decided to start this in October after the Stitching Jubilee in PA

October Goals
~Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow, Block 10
~Rose Garden Sampler SAL...Second page done!
~TW's Companions
~Castles in the Air, Pt.13 (maybe?)
New Starts...
~Tree of Life Journal class Started....
~Kitty Kalender for March
~Quaker Halloween Done!
~Owlscornu Biscornu Done!
~Hummingbird Sparklie Garden Mandala (hope to start!)