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


Mel said...

Lovely progress on this! :)

Kathryn said...

You are going to LOVE the Melissa Shirley trunk show. I went to one at my old LNS (The Status Thimble, Burlingame, CA, almost exclusively needlepoint) and Ms. Shirley her very self was there. Lovely lady, but I was surprised she doesn't stitch herself. Still she paints such WONDERFUL canvases. I will have to put a couple on my goals list for next year after I finish the UFOs this year.

Anonymous said...

You inspired me. I'll show you my newly organized threads tomorrow! Thank you for the push in the right direction! Barbara

NCPat said...

He is a charmer!