Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Jake's Music Box Back From Finisher

Jake's music box came back just in time for Christmas. I am so pleased with the finishing.
I hope Jake likes it. This is a Princess and Me canvas and is supposed to be finished as an ornament but I wanted it as a stand-up and then decided to make it into a music box. I know the perfect spot in Jake's room for it (providing his mother approves).
I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Thank you for coming to visit us and for all your comments. I am especially thankful for the friends I have made through my stitching and the blog. I have been blessed to have been able to take classes from the most gifted and talented teachers - Amy Bunger, Tony Mineri and Ruth Schmuff. I look forward to all my upcoming classes with Amy, Tony and Ruth. I hope you get everything you wish for this Holiday Season. I have been blessed with the best present this year, Jake. He brings such joy into our lives. I can be having a bad day and he just brings a smile to my face and makes me remember what is really important. The only gift I want is more stitching time. I have so many wonderful projects that I want to work on and just wish for more time to stitch them.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Hello. I am the other Stitching Sister. You may recall having heard from me from time to time.
This is indeed the most wonderful time of the year. I love Christmas, it has always been my most favorite holiday.

Tonight my family and Linda's family shared our Christmas party. We had dinner together, I got to spend some time with my Godson (see him above, chasing after another Christmas present).
I have, like everyone else, I am sure, been terribly busy, what with work (out of control), getting ready for Christmas, and the usual mania of life. So I once again apologize for being incommunicado. I provide above what I am stitching, another lovely Sharon G canvas, the Positano door, one of my many Sharon G favorites. I adore Positano, so this is just a pretty canvas bringing back lots of fun teenage memories of Amalfi coast adventures in the summer sun.
This canvas, like the Ponza door canvase before it, has plenty of french & colonial knots. I may not want to do any knots for a while after this.
Best wishes to all of my cyber-stitching friends, for a wonderful merry, love filled Christmas.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Jake's Stocking Canvas Arrived

I ordered this perfect stocking for Jake from The Needle Works in Austin, Texas. They are having a 40% off sale on all in stock canvases. I could not resist a sale like this. After Jake's experience at the Train Show, we decided that this was the perfect canvas for him. When it arrived on Tuesday and I took it out of the box, Jake got all excited. I will be mailing it off to Amy's for Robin to do a stitch guide for it.
Things have been very busy between taking care of Jake and getting ready for the holidays. I just have to put the decorations on the tree and I am all done with the decorating. Shopping is another matter. Planning on hitting the stores when they open on Saturday and hopefully will get it all done. Jake has been done for awhile. He was easy. Did most of his shopping online.
Work on Rhett is coming along slowly. I have not been able to sit down until around 9 at night and am exhausted so not a lot of stitching is happening. Would love to have him done within the next two weeks.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Christmas Frame, Mini Stocking and Rhett

I finally got a pretty good picture of Jake to put in the Christmas Frame from Ruth Schmuff. The frame is a Raymond Crawford canvas and was a Mystery Class given last year by Ruth Schmuff. I am so happy with the way this frame came out and could not wait to put it out. with a picture of Jake. Jake likes it too. Jake just loves looking at himself.
Jake's Mini Stocking came back from the finishers and I picked it up today. It already went home with Jen and Jake so she can hang it up for Jake. Hopefully next year there will be a bigger stocking to hang. The Needle Works in Austin Texas is having a 40% off sale on painted canvases. I purchased a Strictly Christmas stocking from them. The stocking is perfect for Jake. It is a Christmas tree with trains going around it (like garland). After his trip to the Train Show, we felt he should have a train stocking. I will be sending the canvas to Amy's for stitch guide and threads. Robin will do the stitch guide. Will post a picture of the stocking when I get it from Needle Works.
I know it is not even Christmas yet and I am stitching for Easter. Unfortunately, the deadlines for finishing forces us to get things done months ahead to guarantee having your finished piece back in time. Rhett is a Needle Deeva canvas and the stitch guide is by Debbie Bowers of Needle Orts in Altamonte Springs, Flordia. This is really a fun piece to stitch. Debbie's stitch guide is easy to follow and clear. She is using a wonderful selection of threads and embellishments and the stitches are really making the piece come to life. I think Rhett has the most handsome face.
Well off to do my bookkeeping work for my husband and then hopefully some stitching.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

How did this get here?!?

The video speaks for itself......

Jake's visit to the Bronx Botanical Gardens to the Train Show this past Saturday.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Nativity Is On The Mantel

It is just a wonderful feeling looking at the Nativity. From the majestic Elephant to the humble Donkey each piece takes on a life of its own. As I unwrapped each piece, I was amazed at all the stitches and techniques used in each piece. I know that a year was a big commitment but when I see what I accomplished, it was well worth it. The Nativity is truly an heriloom that I hope will be passed down from generation to generation. I cannot wait for Jake to meet each piece when he comes tomorrow. He is going to be so excited.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sneak Peep

I know that it is early to start decorating for Christmas but I just had to do my mantel. The garland I ordered came and Jill was kind enough to send out my December kit early so I could have my finished Shepherd and Lambs. I have missed seeing my Nativity pieces that I just had to get the mantel up. I just took a picture of one part of the mantel and on Sunday when it is complete with all eleven pieces ( missing one the Camel), I will post a picture of the completed mantel. I just love Christmas and cannot wait to see all my cherished pieces. This year is going to be very special because of Jake. This morning when he came I showed him the mantel but did not have the garland turned on. After we said good morning to the Shepherd, lamb, donkey and elephant, I told him I had a surprise for him and turned on the garland. The look of delight on his face brought tears to my eyes. It is going to be a real gift to see Christmas through his eyes.
The last picture is of three decorations I ordered from Grandin Road and just had to post them since I think they are the cutest things. They are part of the holiday Dash Away Reindeer Collection. One of the reindeer, Donna, was damaged so I have to send her back and they are putting a new one in the mail. I will have four pieces altogether including Santa. Now to find a special place for them. Thinking of looking for a narrow long rectangular mirror tray to put them on with snow. Now I have to find it.
Off to try to get some stitching done tonight.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Dr. A Is Finished

It took me quite a while to finish Dr. A but he was worth all the time it took. I am so proud of him. Amy did a magnificent job with her thread and stitch selection. There are so many areas of this canvas that I love that it is hard to pick out one so I will have to pick a few. Dr. A's face is just spectacular. I love the spider webs especially the large one. The candelabra is just magnificent with the wax dripping down the candles and of course the handles of the coffin.
The handles of the coffin were a challenge but I think I mastered them. It took me about a hour for each section of the handles but it was worth all the time and effort. After I finish each piece of either the Halloweenies or the Nativity, I think well Amy cannot top this but she always proves me wrong.
Dr. A will be put away until after Christmas for his trip to Memphis. Hopefully the Bride and Groom will be joining him on this trip. Last night I started the Bride and once she is done I will do the Groom.
Jake is just waking up from his nap so I have to run.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ponza Door Complete

The last of the Ponza canvases is finished. I have really enjoyed this series by Sharon G, particularly because I know each & every location she so beautifully stitch painted. Since Sharon created these canvases from my photos, I have an intimate connection with each canvas. I have no favorite; I love each of them for a different reason. This one was a lot of fun, since it was so different from the other three canvases.

The stitch guide was prepared by Tony Minieri, and there are colonial knots & french knots galore. I think it looks so realistic....I don't know if you can tell the depth & perspective from this photo, but in person the perspective is right there.

I am now going back to another Sharon G canvas, the Positano canvas I worked on with Amy this spring.
I think Linda will have a post for you shortly, too, as she was successfully conquering the beading on Dr. A earlier this evening.


Sunday, November 14, 2010

Progress on Dr. A

I am finally seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I only have Dr. A's bow tie, hands and handles on the coffin. The handles have me a little nervous. I know that several people have had a very difficult time on the handles. I hope that I can do the handles but if not I will just have to accept it and do something else.

I received my copy of Needlepoint Now on Friday and it is full of great ideas. I love the new club that Needle Nook of LaJolla is doing. It is called Twinkle Toes. The canvases are by A Collection of Design and stitch guides are by Julia Snyder. They are the cutest little stockings and are very similar to the All that Glitter ornaments that I did. So of course I had to sign up for this club. I asked Denise if she would want to split the club and we agreed that she would take odd months (since her birthday month is odd) and I would take even (since my birthday month is even). Denise and I have so much to stitch that doing six ornaments each really works well for us.

I ordered the perfect garland for my mantel from Frontgate. Hope to get it this week. As soon as it arrives, I plan on decorating my mantel. I have missed my Nativity and cannot wait until after Thanksgiving to see them again.

Hope to get a finished picture of Dr. A up during this week but with Nana Day Care it might be difficult.

Quick update on Jake. He now has four teeth - two on top and two on bottom. I am now buying size 18 months for him. Cannot wait until he goes for his 9 month check-up to see what the big guy weighs.

Off to try to finish up Dr. A.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wonderful Opportunity

Amy is doing two Home Studies for 2011. Each one will run between four and six months. This is the perfect opportunity for any one who wants to do a Home Study but does not want to commit to a year long project. Both Home Studies are fabulous. The first one is the Creche, designed by Kelly Clark, to the Nativity series. The best thing about the Creche is that it will go with any Nativity you have already. How wonderful it would be to have this beautiful Creche as a backdrop to an heirloom Nativity set you already have. The second piece will be Melissa Shirley's Thanksgiving Banner. What a fun stitch this piece is going to be. I cannot even imagine the magic Amy is going to work. I can see this on my mantel with a few Pilgrims in front of it. Thanksgiving is usually a lost holiday as far as decorating goes in my home but with this beautiful Thanksgiving Banner I will have something to admire between Halloween and Christmas.

I cannot recommend Amy's Home Study Classes enough. Having done the Nativity and now the Halloweenies I know the quality of Amy's stitch guides and the time and effort she puts into every piece. Her choice of thread and stitches is just amazing. You can truly see the pieces come to life as you stitch them. They are truly a work of art. I have learned so much from them and look forward to getting my new piece every month to see what wonderful magic Amy has created. I find the Home Study Classes addictive. I cannot see a year going by without taking one.

I know a year is a big commitment but this time the commitment is only 4 to 6 months. Trust me you will not be disappointed once you take a Home Study. You will probably ask yourself why have I waited so long.

Today Nana Day Care is closed due to the holiday. I just finished cleaning and now am going to sit down with Dr. A . I am very close to finishing him and hope to do so today.


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Oh My!

We had, of course, a great time in class with Tony. The days flew by. The depth of Tony's knowledge is just a wonder, & he is eager to share what he knows with his students. Taking a canvas embellishment class is just a whirlwind of information, sights & textures & techniques all over the place.

Linda's canvas is a lovely Liz canvas. I know exactly where Linda should put this in her house. I can't say where this is in her lineup, but I know it's there.

I made some nice progress on my canvas. Do you just love the peach flower? This canvas is on 13 ct, so despite its size, when I come back to it, it should move along nicely. My plan to make this a pillow won't work, I think, and Tony suggested a shadow box. I think that's exactly what I will do. I will put it under glass, which will disappoint Tony infinitely but will allow me to sleep at night. I know the glass violates all needlepoint rules, but the needlepoint still has to live with me.

I am now back to french & colonial knots all over the Ponza door. I hope to show you a finished product.....forthwith.


Sunday, November 7, 2010

Today: Tony

Today Linda & I are taking a canvas embellishment class with Tony Minieri. I have had a very hectic month, between work and....work. I have been stitching sometimes at night, and in fact am almost finished with the Ponza door. Today I am doing a large floral piece by Kathy Sharpe, who distributes through DJ Designs. Here's the (corrected) link to the piece.


I love big canvases; I think they make such a grand statement about the craft, especially when there are lots of stitches to show off, as I am expecting with Tony's stitch guide this morning. On the other hand, there's very little instant gratification; I would like to dedicate next year to small, quick pieces.

Later! Denise

Monday, November 1, 2010

Jake's First Halloween

Here is a picture of Jake in his Halloween costume. Jen got his costume in Pottery Barn. He made such a cute Sweet Pea. Denise, Frank and Ashley came over for breakfast and to see Jake for his First Halloween. We had a great time visiting and catching up on everything and of course everyone enjoyed Jake. Frank, Denise's husband, said that he is built like a linebacker. He really is a very big boy. No little baby anymore.

There has not been a lot of stitching getting done in my house. This will be my second week of watching Jake with no day off. Seven days a week is just too much. In addition I had him sleep over on Saturday night. I got him big boy pj's and he looked soo cute. Next week will be better - I will only have him for three days. This Sunday and Monday I am taking a canvas embellishment class with Tony Mineri and Thursday is Veteran's Day. Jen will take a personal day on Monday and is off on Thursday.

I am still working on Dr. A. Very close to finishing just have to be awake enough to stitch.

Check out Amy's November newsletter. She announced her 2011 Home Study Classes.
The Creche Scene for the Nativity is just magnificent. I am going to do it since I have the Nativity and want to have the perfect backdrop for all my pieces. I cannot even imagine the magic Amy is going to work on this piece. The second Home Study Class is Melissa Shirley's Thanksgiving Banner. What a fun piece this is going to be to stitch.


Friday, October 22, 2010

Sneak Peek

Here is a sneak peek of Jake's Halloween Costume. He is not a painter. I know the hat makes him look like he is. I will give you a hint - he is going to be a vegetable. I have not posted pictures of Jake in awhile and thought you would like to see how he has grown. He is now seven months old, weights 20 pounds and is crawling.
He is the light of my life and that is why I am not getting a lot of stitching accomplished.


Sunday, October 17, 2010

Jake Is In The Box and Progress on Dr. A

The Jake canvas is finished and is now in the Lee Photo Album Box. Denise, my stitching sister, gave me the canvas and Lee Photo Album for my birthday. I finally finished the canvas about a week ago and immediately placed it into the Photo Album Box. It really looks great on my coffee table in the family room. Now anyone who visits can entertain themselves with pictures of Jake from birth to present day.

Dr. A is progressing slower than I would like but I do not get a lot of time to stitch now that I have a full time job watching Jake. Amy has done a really amazing job on Dr. A. The thread and stitches she chose for Dr. A's coffin actually make it look likes it curves. Every time I do a home study canvas, I am reminded of how talented Amy is. I hope to finish up the main part of the canvas this week. I always stitch in the order of the directions. I find stitching that way works best for me. Once you get the background and borders done the rest seems to go a lot faster. Off to work on Dr. A.


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Meet Rhett and Scarlett O'Hare

I have been looking for bunnies for Easter for a long time and have finally found the perfect ones I just love them. The canvases are by Needle Deeva and the stitch guides are by Debbie Bowers of Needle Orts in Altamonte Springs, Flordia. Debbie's stitch guides are just spectacular. They are beautifully done and the directions are clear and easy to read. Debbie's choice of stitches, threads and accessories are absolutely perfect Rhett and Scarlett. I knew just by the presentation of the stitch guides that Debbie takes a great pride in her work and it certainly shows in everything she chose for these pieces. I am so happy with Rhett and Scarlett. I cannot wait to start stitching them. I would love to have them for this Easter. I am already planning on how the mantel will look. Just have to find the time. Maybe during the month of November and December.


Friday, October 1, 2010

How Stunning Is This!!!!

What a wonderful surprise I got in the mail today. My finished NYC Santa!! What a magnificent job Ruth did on this piece. I am totally speechless. I cannot believe how great it came out. I always say it but it is the absolute truth Ruth does the most magnificent finishing. I am never disappointed and am always blown away. Between Amy's stitch guide and Ruth's finishing I have a wonderful masterpiece that I am so very proud of.

Jake is calling have to run.


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

What Have I Been Doing?

Just wanted to let you know that I have been very busy with Nana Day Care. The first two weeks were wonderful. Jake took about a 45 minute nap in the morning and a 2 hour plus nap in the afternoon. Jake is a very good little man but he requires a lot of attention. It has taken me a while to realize that I just cannot do everything I use to do before him. I have to do a lot of my work after he leaves for the day and that is cutting into my stitching. Stitching has been going very slow. Only get about two maybe three hours, if I am lucky, to stitch at night. I have finished the bottom borders on Dr. A and am working on the background. During the day I try to work on something mindless while siting on the floor with Jake. Denise, my stitching sister, gave me a canvas with "Jake" on it for the Lee Photo Album and I am working on the background for that. Hope to get the background for Dr. A done by the end of the week and then I will do my homework on Hermina Batwings.

Will try to post pictures of my progress on Dr. A and Hermina soon.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

Tiger's Done, & Now, Back to Ponza

I just finished my insert for my new Lee handbag. I am a handbag hound, & when Linda & I saw the Italian leather bags, my homeland called to me. So I concentrated, & did this tiger for the first of the two inserts I will make for this bag. I did the whole canvas in tent stitch, for wearability reasons. I used one of my favorite threads, Vineyard Silk, for everything except the eyes. Those I did in Silk Lame, so the eyes would glitter.

I love using Vineyard Silk, as I can avoid my laying tool and there's no plying. I have always loved it, especially for things that will be worn, like handbags & belts. I have a little complaint this time, though: for the first time, I found that it would sometimes pill. I mentioned this to our LNS last week, & this was not the first time they've heard that comment recently. It was a little bit annoying, but not serious enough for me to consider a wearability issue. I will pay attention the next time I use Vineyard Silk again, though. Has anyone else had this problem?

I am now on to my last of the Ponza canvases, the green door. I have a Tony Minieri stitch guide from my spring canvas embellishment class with him. I had to take some time this afternoon to reacquaint myself with the guide & the canvas. I am excited to get back to this canvas; this is one of my favorites, which is why I saved it for last. I would like to finish this before my next Tony embellishment canvas this coming November. Let's see how I do!

Linda is swamped with Nana Day Care & trying to keep up with her life & her chores. Suffice it to say that her two full time jobs are not easy. But I am jealous that she gets to spend time with Jake, while I spend time in my office. At least we had dinner together this week with Karen, where they gave me more details of their trip to Maryland. I tried not to show my jealousy ;)


Saturday, September 18, 2010

Finished Baby Pram and Thank You Melinda

Jake's baby pram was finished at 1:30 AM today. I had to get it to our store so that I would make the finishing deadline for Christmas. Now all my projects for Christmas are done and at the finishers. What pressure!! I am having the pram finished as a stand-up. It will be gusseted on the sides with bun feet and a music box will be placed inside. Cannot wait to get this back.
Several people have asked where I got my tree. I ordered it from Lenox. I believe it was Dept. 56. If it is not 56 then it is 59. I did it online but you can always call Lenox and ask for it. A friend gave me the orange lights. I know she got them from CVS and they come in either orange or purple.
I want to thank Melinda of Living the Good Life. Thank you for inspiring me to be more creative in displaying Stirha and Frank. I never thought of putting them on my mantel since I always decorate it with gourds and pumpkins that I got from Pottery Barn. I then have it decorated for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. After seeing the absolutely beautiful display you did, I realized that I really did not do Stirha and Frank justice. So off I went in search of a fitting display for them. The first thing I had to do was to make sure my tree fit on the mantel. Then I knew exactly what I had to do. It is not complete yet still needs a few little treats but I think that it now does justice to the masterpieces created by Kelly Clark and Amy Bunger.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Spooky Tree for Stirha and Frank

I placed Stirha and Frank in front of the Spooky Tree for their Halloween backdrop. Jake was very excited about this. Every morning when he comes for Nana Day Care, he checks out the tree, Stirha, Frank and Mummy. As you can see, I stitched just one lonely Halloween ornament.
I was not going to put it on the tree but decided that it will be a good reminder to do some more for next year.
The boxes you see were one of the best things I got at Ruth's this weekend. They are for your beading threads. The great thing about the box is that there is a separate holder for each beading thread bobbin. There are a total of 25 holders. I figured between the Nativity and the Halloweenies I would have it filled in no time. You can always buy a sewing bobbin holder but I think having the little case for each beading thread is more organized. Everything in its place nice and neat.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Wonderful Weekend

I had the most wonderful weekend at Ruth's new store. Her new store is just beautiful. It reflects Ruth's personality perfectly - very bright and cheerful. It has been about a year and half since I was last in Maryland and it was way too long.
Ruth has the most wonderful selection of threads and embellishments. You can look through drawers and find the most perfect decorative buttons. I bought some corn candy, bats, quarter moons and spiders. I have a Melissa Shirley witch hat that I may use some on and you never know, maybe one will appear on one of the Halloweenies.
The shop is filled with canvases, leather bags, walker bags to hold your needlepoint and all kinds of accessories to entice you. I was totally overwhelmed the first day - I really had to hold myself back from buying everything.

I had never meet Brenda Hart before and was so very excited to meet her. She is such a wonderful person. She is very knowledge about threads, stitches and what type of needles to use when stitching. She did a wonderful stitch guide for Karen and myself. We had sent Ruth the same canvas (which we did not know). We were really lucky that we did the same canvas since we were able to get the whole canvas covered in the two day class.

I would post a picture of the canvas but I forgot to take it out of Karen's car when she brought me home last night. I had so many bags that I just did not realize that I had forgotten the canvas. Will meet up with Karen soon and get my canvas. I have a lot going on with Jake and finishing up things for Christmas that I will not be stitching it anytime soon.

The classroom in Ruth's store is just wonderful. It is large, bright and very comfortable. We had plenty of room to spread out yet we were all able to enjoy each others company.

It was just an absolutely wonderful weekend. I got to spend time with Karen, see Ruth, meet Brenda Hart and spend a lot of money.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

Nana Day Care

I have been very busy with Nana Day Care. Jake is very good and gives me a two and a half hour nap in the afternoon but I still have to get all my work done. My sewing room during the day is transformed into Jake's playroom and as soon as he leaves it returns to my sewing room. I love every minute of taking care of my little man but he is a lot of work.

I have packed my new sewing suitcases that I purchased from Amy to take with me to Ruth's. I have not had time to take pictures and post them but I promise I will as soon as I get my act together.

It is 9:30 P.M. and I still have work to do before going to bed. Have to be up by 4 A.M. Karen is picking me up at 6. We are planning a full day of exploring new needlepoint shops. I am sure that by tomorrow night we will be exhausted. Saturday and Sunday we have a canvas embellishment with Brenda Hart at Bedecked and Beadazzled. Really looking forward to seeing Ruth and her new store and meeting Brenda Hart.

Off to finish up. Hope to be in bed by 12.


Whole Lotta Busy

Ok, we admit that after a rash of posts we've gone silent. Sorry! I took a staycation last week, & I enjoyed being home. We had lovely weather, & I got plenty of sun in my back yard. I napped, stitched & read, went to the gym & did a little bit of shopping. All in all a wonderful time.

Returning to work on Tuesday was a shock to the system; it has been insane in my office, & I got home at 9 PM last night. Linda, too, is in a bit of shock, as this was her first week with Jake; she watched him on Tuesday & Wednesday. So far, so good! She's off the next two days as schools are closed for Rosh Hashanah (Happy New Year!). This weekend she is going to Ruth's Bedecked & Beadazzled, with our friend Karen; I am jealous. I hope Linda has time to tell you all about the class she's taking this weekend. Next week Linda has Jake every day, & that will be the real test, I think.

I can't show you what I am working on because it's a gift; I am hopeful that it will be finished in the next week or so, and then I can go on to the last Ponza canvas. Ideally, I would like to finish that Ponza canvas before Linda & I have our next Tony Minieri canvas embellishment class in early November.

Looking forward to the weekend...oh, no, two more work days to get through!


Thursday, September 2, 2010

Finished Mini Stocking and My New Favorite Accessory

I finished Jake's mini stocking today and am happy with the way it came out. I am progressing along very nicely making the Christmas deadlines so far. My next project is the baby boy's pram. I plan on making this into a stand-up with tiny bun feet and having a music box inserted in it. I should make the Christmas deadline with this also.

Today my stitching sister, Denise, and her daughter Ashley came over for lunch. Denise saw the finished Halloweenies and was really blown away. Denise is not a Halloween person but said that after seeing them she would really consider doing them. The Halloweenies like the Nativity are really works of art. Amy has done such an outstanding job on them. I can assure you that if you undertake one of these projects the rewards you will receive stitching them is worth putting aside other projects. I just love working on these projects. After having to work on some other project, I am always happy to return to the Home Study. I actually miss not working on it.

My new favorite accessories are the new suitcase type bags that Amy has in her September newsletter. I just received them today and am so excited about them. Either tomorrow or Saturday I will post pictures of them and tell you what I would use each size for.

Off to work on the baby pram.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The Package Arrived

The big brown truck finally arrived with Stirha, Frank, The Shepherd, Lamb and Dr. A.
What a ruckus was going on in that box. I do not think the Shepherd and Lamb were too happy traveling with the Halloweenies and Dr. A is not happy that he is not finished yet. Jen is all excited about her finished Shepherd and Lamb. I am thrilled with Stirha and Frank. The pictures do not do the finished pieces justice. I cannot believe how magnificient they came out. The finishing really made them come to life. Between Amy's stitch guide and her finisher Frank and Stirha really came out great.
I am still on cloud nine after Amy's newsletter. I even put page 7 of the newsletter as my screen saver for my ipad.

Jake and Mummy Waiting

Jake and his new friend Mummy are waiting for the big brown truck to come with Mummy's friends. Mummy cannot wait to see Stirha and Frank. Jake is very anxious to meet them. He saw them being dressed but now they are finished and he wants to see them again. Mummy keeps going to look out the window for Jake since he cannot navigate on his yet. Jake is getting a little impatient and decided to eat Mummy's trick or treat bag. Needless to say Mummy was not happy. I keep telling them that the big brown truck does not come until after 4 so they have to be patient. When the package arrives, I will post a picture of Stirha and Frank.

For anyone interested Amy has the stitch guide for NYC Santa on her website and it is for sale with the purchase of the thread kit. You can call the store if you are interested. The phone number is 901-458-6109.