Tuesday, February 24, 2009

An overdue update!

Hmmm, where to start? I've been busy with life and it's stressing me out. I would love to take a vacation and do nothing. Even on my off days I feel they are filled with things to do. My stitching took a backseat for a while but I've picked it up again recently. I have two finishes to show as well as two WIPs. The finishes were for exchanges that I was extremely late mailing *hanging my head in shame* First up is the HoE Lizzie Kate Exchange, I stitched "Wear a Smile" and made my first boxtop finish. I added blue trim to the border but forgot to take pictures afterwards so the only pictures I have is before the trim. I love how it came out and can't wait to re-stitch it and make one for myself!Next is the long pillow I made for the HoE Valentine's Exchange. I stitched Scatter Hearts and making a long pillow was another first for me and I'm happy with it. I don't have a picture so I'm going to borrow the one my partner posted on the HoE blog.I went to my LNS and saw this stitched up and had to have it. This is Country Cottage Needleworks "Dragonfly" and I'm stitching it on evenweave which is NOT my favorite fabric but I'm dealing with it. I took this picture with my iPhone so it's not the best. I hope to finish this but at the same time hope I can get through that border. It's really a pretty piece.

My other WIP is "World's Above" by Midsummer Night Design. I've loved this piece since it came out and can't wait to get it done, framed, and up on the wall :-)

And that's all I got for now! I've been dying to buy some new stash especially since all the Nashville Releases have come out...I may splurge but really don't think it's wise *sigh* I have adult bills now which are definitely more important. Who would have thought owning a car was so expensive? With gas, tolls, parking, and insurance most of my spending money goes to my car which I love but I also love stash and would like some hehe. I'm getting a nice income tax return so maybe I'll take a few hundred out of it and get a few Primitive Needle charts :-)
Until next time!!! Thanks for visiting and I'll try to update more often. Buenas noches!


14 comments:

Ranae said...

I love both your finishes, esp that box. Two lucky gals
nice looking WIP's.
I have been dying to buy nashville stash too

Stephanie said...

That box is just gorgeous - I'm not surprised you want one for yourself :) Stash vs car - that's a tough one...

Kim B said...

Your pieces are great!! I am completely infatuated with that box!

Adult bills are no fun :(

Katrina said...

Cute box! Both finishes are so sweet. Don't you hate those grown up responsibilities :-). I did get some stash, but not too, too much.

Cindy said...

I just love all the pieces! Your finishes look fantastic and I can not wait to see more on your WIP's!

Shelleen said...

the box came out terrific

Sharon said...

Mercy, your box finish looks fabulous! As does the rest of your stitching. It's great to see you post.

Carol R said...

What a gorgeous box finish! Cute pillow too.

Dragonflymystic said...

have missed ya.. nice to see your post :)
hope for you for stitching time
Laura

lola said...

HOLA TIENES UN IMAIL

Kajsa said...

Cute finishes, I love the box! Your WIP's are looking great too.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.

rona said...

This is sooo cute! I instantly loved what you did. You're so talented!

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Kym Bozarth said...

Your cross stitches are fantastic...I've in love with your work. :-)