Monday, March 29, 2010

Couple more stitching finishes

Have a couple more stitching updates.  Finished the spring section of the SMO Fatties SAL (members only design).  Love how this is turning out so far.  And now onto the summer section.


And also finished another Q4OC stitchers challenge square.  This was for an oriental theme and is a Kokeshi doll chart from UK Cross Stitcher mag.


I'm enjoying watching this new season of Dancing With the Stars.  Seems like reality shows have taken over completely.  Survivor, Celebrity Apprentice, The Amazing Race, The Biggest Loser, and that's just a few of them.  Whatever happened to regular TV shows?  Don't get me wrong.  I do enjoy some of these shows, but I really don't want to watch ONLY these type of shows on TV.  Oh well, guess I don't have much choice anymore.  Sigh..................  At least I've still got my weekly Nascar races.  ;D

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a happy stitching (or whatever it is you enjoy) day!
Barb

Friday, March 26, 2010

1st Card & blended cording

I have made my first card - an Easter card for my grandgirl. Of course, I had to include some stitching on it - a cute little SanMan Original bunny from a members only 2009 calendar. I used papers that CJ sent to me, embellishments from CJ & what I had on hand. I didn't use a stamper since I purchased the Easter 3D word for this card. This was such fun and I'm looking forward to making more cards.
I finally took some stash pictures of the blended cording I purchased from http://www.cindymaedesigns.com/. The colors are wonderful and I'm looking forward to using them in some of my project finishes.
That's all for today. Time to do some stitching. Thanks for stopping by and love to hear from yall.
Barb

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wednesday Update

This is gonna be a short post, but wanted to let yall know what I've been up to. On the stitching front, I'm still working on a charity square and also a SanMan Original (members only) SAL. Have completed the border and now will begin the spring square. I've still been working on my chart organization. For those designers whom I have many charts, I'm making lists in Excel by the designer names. Once I complete this, I will make lists by categories for the rest of my charts. No picture (Meari - lol) as I don't think a pic of me typing at the computer would be very interesting. Besides, it wouldn't be easy to take a photo of myself. lol ******************************** Hope you like my stick family I put on my blog. My grandgirl calls me Gramma Texas, so that's what I used (even put myself in a cowgirl outfit). I've been puttering on my blog doing some changes. Deleted the music since I don't think everyone enjoys listening to it. Will be adding more links to various online sites in place of the blinkies I've removed. ******************************** Am loving this warmer weather and Shadow is really enjoying having an open window to sit in. He really wants to get to the birds outside, but he's stuck inside & the birds are safe. ******************************** Really, really, really enjoyed the Nascar race on Sunday. Jimmie got his 50th career win at the track he had never won at before - Bristol! WOO HOO!!! He's already won 3 of the first 5 races this year. How awesome is that!!! Go team 48 - you guys rock!!! ******************************** Well, that's it for now. Tomorrow is laundry day - ugh, ugh, ugh!!! I need some clean clothes, so don't have a choice. ******************************** Thanks for visiting and please stop by again. Love your comments and will try to respond to them more often in the future. Barb

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Stitching Update

Here's the 3 charity squares I recently finished.

  The designer of the Love Heart is Aliolka's Blog and the square is for the Q4OC heart theme.  This was stitched on 14ct white aida with DMC threads.
This next square is a Howling Coyote for the Q4OC western theme.  The chart is by Ulyana, was stitched on 14ct Aida with DMC threads. 
This July 4th square is for the Q4OC patriotic theme.  Designer is Helga Mandl, was stitched on 14ct Aida with DMC threads. 
I'm stitching an oriental theme charity square and have a few more squares I've committed to stitching. 

I got my fabric for stitching the Monopoly gameboard, but haven't begun stitching yet.  I just love this fabric from sapphire stitching (has a 60's tiedye look to it).   This picture doesn't show up the wonderful colors very well, though.
Received my Valentine ATC exchange from Crysta and I love it.   Knowing how much I love cats, she chose the purr-fect design for me.  ;D

I also received my blended cord order from Cindy Mae Designs.  Oh, are they lovely.  Still need to take a pic of them, but you can click on her link to see them.

That's all for now.  Need to get to bed at a reasonable hour so I can get up early to go to the washateria.  Yes, the AWFUL job of laundry has to be done since I've run out of clothes.  lol

Thanks for visiting.  I so appreciate yall.
Barb