Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Hummel finish...

I have been busy with lots of stuff this month...the house is getting a spring fix-up and new paint outside, and I'm trying to get more time to stitch as the month runs down. Finished this Hummel child for my Mom's birthday next month, just need to make it into a pillow. It is called Lily of the Valley, which is the May flower, and my mom loves the little Hummel children, so...

For a kit, this was fairly detailed, with lots of blended threads. I used the aida in the kit because it's a pillow and needs to be more sturdy.

I also did another block of Carriage House's Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow, the first block this time! Here is my progress so far.....four done, eight to go!

If you recall, I'm insanely stitching this on 40ct silk gauze over one. Still debating the issue of filling in the background. Some blocks are quite full, like the one center top, others are not, like the first one. It's hard to hide threads on that sort of block. Will decide later, I think.
April is just about gone, hope everyone is enjoying the seasonal changes in your part of the world!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Just Nan finish, and a very little one indeed!

In order to calm my nerves over Final Four weekend/Easter weekend/Birthday weekend, I stitched up a little goodie from Just Nan, called Keep a Little Secret, between events. And little it surely is, only one inch wide and stitched over one! Chart comes with the tin, but I expect this will be hard to find, it's so cute!

Oh, and my birthday on Easter was wonderful, nice dinner I didn't have to fix, lots of stitchy money to spend, a new cordless phone (so stitching is not interupted) and my PT Cruiser got a full out cleaning inside and out! Of course, by the time I drove it home, it already had a fine layer of yellow pollen! Still, the Duke blue Cruiser never looked better....and my Duke Blue Devils even gave me a pressie...they won the NCAA 2010 Men's Basketball Title on Monday!! Oh, and my other sports passion, the Carolina Hurricanes hockey team, will be hosting the NHL All-Star game in 2011....what a week! I think I'd better go stitch to calm down! ;-)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

March Recap, April Goals

March Recap
~Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow...Block 3 done!
~Castles in the Air, Pt.8 Done!
~Dragon Feathers Afghan Rethinking rotation...
~Breaking Dawn Ditto
New Starts...
~The Branch Done!
~Winter Wonderland Biscornu Done!
~Lily of the Valley Hummel pillow kit Started...

April Goals
~Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow...Block 1 Done!
~Castles in the Air...Pt.9 Postponed to work on different WiP
~Lily of the Valley...complete this month...Done!
~Dragon Feathers Afghan Working...
New Starts
~Luna Park Biscornu Done!
~Keep a Little Secret Done!