Wednesday, May 6, 2009

“The Little Sheep that Could” -- May 6, 2009

We have a sheep!

"The Little Sheep that Could"
Bent Creek
Free Cross Stitch Chart
The Stitching Post in Catonsville, Maryland
May, 2008

I finally sat myself down and finished stitching “The Little Sheep that Could” by Bent Creek. This was a free design offered during May, 2008 by my LNS, The Stitching Post in Catonsville, MD.

I started working on Ms. Sheep last spring and I decided it was time that I finished this project. The rest of the stitching went very quickly.

Now I just need to decide if I’ll finish her as an ornament, or as a pin keep. Decisions, Decisions! :-)

Next up is “The Black Sheep” by Bent Creek.

Glad you stopped by to visit!

Windy Meadow

Monday, May 4, 2009

“Mini-Nativity” -- May 5, 2009

Several years ago I purchased a Canvas of the Month club from The French Knot. This was the Rebecca Wood's Mini-Nativity stand ups with the stitch guides by Diana Bosworth. Each of the twelve stand ups is 3” tall and there is also a stable canvas. I’m really looking forward to stitching the camels. :-)

I had a lot of fun stitching Mary and Baby Jesus and then as so often happens, I was sidetracked by family and work issues.

Recently Margaret,
The Stitching Lawyer, decided to stitch Rebecca Wood's Mini-Nativity but instead of stitching the stand ups she decided to stitch the ornament set.

When I saw this I thought, hmmmmm, maybe we could do a Stitch-a-Long. :-)

Since both Margaret and I work full time and are raising children, setting aside a particular night a week to stitch together was probably not going to work. After several emails we decided that we would both try to stitch at least one of the stand ups/ornaments each month. If we were able to stitch more than one canvas per month, well that would be great. If we find that we are having a busy month and we can't finish one of the canvases that would be fine. I'm sure we will both have a month where we are going to be doing our best to handle family issues and stitching won't be a priority! :-)

The goal for the month of May is Joseph. Since its May 5, 2009, I better get started!

This is going to be a fun relaxed Stitch-a-Long. Anyone else want to join us?


Windy Meadow

Sunday, May 3, 2009

“JB Nutcracker – 1st Day of Christmas” -- May 3, 2009

I’ve made some more progress on my JB Nutcracker, 1st Day of Christmas.

He now has his boots which are stitched in the Brick stitch using black petite Very Velvet.

His belt is stitched in Tent stitch using black petite Very Velvet and gold Kreinik #12 braid.

I’ve also started stitching all of the gold on his robes in Tent stitch using gold Kreinik #12 braid. This is going to take a little while! :-)

I’ve enjoyed reading everyone’s comments on the last posts.

Yes, the joy is in the journey but sometimes it feels like it’s taking a long time! Especially when you work on more than one project at a time but that’s what makes it fun and makes me happy! LOL!

I also have to “fix” things as if I know it’s wrong and if I know it can be easily fixed, well dang then it needs to be fixed! LOL!

Well, I’m going back to my stitching corner as its pouring here in Windy Meadow (will be for the next several days). The rest of the family is at other activities for most of the day so I can stitch! Wahoo!!! :-)

Yes, I do love PFOS (and several other not so close LNSs) as my local LNS, The Stitching Post in Catonsville, Maryland is wonderful but is primarily a Cross Stitch shop though they keep adding to their canvas inventory and thread collection. With some encouragement from me and other local stitchers. If I keep ordering threads and canvases so that they add them to the inventory, then I’m really helping the local stitchers and economy, aren’t I? :-)

I’m looking forward to two trunk shows at The Stitching Post. In July they will be having the Melissa Shirley trunk show, and in August, Artists Collection. I’m already saving up money as I want more of the MS Candy Canes and I want to see and probably purchase the new candy canes. And of course more of everything from Heartstrings! I’m in trouble! LOL!!!

The organizing is still going on though it’s slowing down due to the end of the year school activities. I’m still plugging away and am slowly making progress! It’s amazing what you find when you finally start really organizing but more on that later. :-)

Yes, several smaller containers work better for me than larger as they are easier to handle and keep neat, or at least attempt to keep neat! I did have a suggestion for the container store but unfortunately, there isn’t one near me. Can ya see DH’s reaction now… You want to drive two hours one way to go where??? But knowing me he wouldn’t think it was strange at all. LOL!

Thank you for stopping by my blog and I love reading everyone’s comments!

Windy Meadow