Thursday, October 27, 2011

Witch Shoes Canvas

Today I received lesson two from Meredith Willet for It's All About the Shoes canvas. In the package Meredith included two presents. One present is a really cute bag for Halloween and the second present is a scissor fob for Halloween. The best part about the scissor fob is that Meredith and her mother made them for all of us in the class which is fifty plus stitchers. I cannot thank Meredith and her mother enough for making me and all the other stitchers this absolutely stunning Halloween scissor fob. This is coming with me to Memphis along with all my other Halloween needlepoint accessories.
I am working on the second Halloween candy and should have it done before I leave for Amy's.
Now that I seem to have this iPad blogging down, I hope to post every day from Memphis.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Finished Name Tag

Last night I finished the name tag that I had Amy's make up for me. I called Amy's and spoke to Jill and told her what I wanted and we worked out the canvas design together. Amy happened to be in the store when Jill was going to pull the threads and helped with the thread selection. I am thrilled with the colors and with the finished piece. Now I will send it off to be finished.
I just put the second Halloween candy on stretcher bars and will start it today.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Blogger On iPad

Just got blogger on my iPad and hopefully I will be able to post from Memphis next week.

I just have to finish up the beading tonight and my name tag will be finished. Tomorrow I will try to post
a picture through blogger on the iPad.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

What Has Linda Been Doing?

As you can see I have been a very busy little bee. Today I made six scissor fob, two for Halloween and four for Christmas. I will be giving some away as gifts and keeping one Christmas and one Halloween for myself to use with canvases relating to the fob. I have decided to match my fob, magnet and snap tray to all my canvases. When I go to Amy's, in just about two weeks, I will have a complete Halloween theme for all my accessories. I will be stitching a Halloween Tic Tac Toe game board canvas by Liz of Tapestry Tent. I am even thinking of doing a Halloween frame weight.

The second picture is a name tag that I ordered from Amy's. Since I will be going to the ANG Seminar in Philadelphia and I need a name tag I decided to have one made for myself. I will post a picture when it is finished and then one when it is back from the finisher. Denise is having one made too but she is having her name tag made smaller.

The third picture shows my progress on the Summer Flowers canvas by Barbara Elmore. Denise and I are doing this canvas and we both have finished our backgrounds and stems for the flowers. We are planning on getting together to do the ribbon for the flowers and the beads.

We are going to have a fabulous lunch with wonderful cupcakes. It will be our BeStitched lunch at Denise's house.

The last picture is of my finished belt. It really came out great and has gotten use already.

I am taking it with me to Amy's with my leopard needlepoint shoes. I am so looking forward to this trip. It has been way to long since my last trip to see Amy.

My shoulder is coming along. I am able to stitch, which is really the most important thing. I still have restrictions and will be having a talk with the PT person tomorrow about my concerns. My major concern at the moment is that I still cannot blow dry my haiir. Going to get my hair done twice a week was a lot of fun in the beginning but it is really getting annoying now. It has been three months since my surgery and I am finding myself getting very frustrated with my limitations. Hopefully, tomorrow will bring some answers to my concerns.


Sunday, October 2, 2011

Another Month Goes By

It's been a busy month for the Stitching Sisters. Linda's back to Nana day care, enjoying her time with Jake but missing her freedom a bit. I have been absolutely crazed at work, and am busy at home on the political front as well, working on my candidates' campaigns for local offices. This keeps me out at night a lot, truly interfering with stitching time.

Notwithstanding life's demands, I've gotten a bit of stitching done. I am working on a large piece for which I have a Tony M stitch guide. It has a lot of my not so favorite stitch, the packed outline, so I find myself actually watching the TV, rather than just listening, just to avoid that stitch. I put it aside for a while, to do some prep work on a canvas that Linda & I will surprise you with, hopefully later this month. I did manage to finish up this little canvas shown above, which is the next in the series from A Stitch in Time. I am quite impressed with my ability to keep up with this club; there are 5 more canvases left.

This week, in between my meetings, I have a class with Tony M again at Stitch by Stitch. We are finally getting back to our African Teapot class. We've had to cancel this class twice already, because of inclement weather & illness. Hope all goes well for this week.

I am feeling a little stressed by the weight of all these canvases that I've started but haven't finished. I am not good having so may unfinished projects at one time. I really do want to finish these, and I have no problem disposing of a project I am not interested in any more. However, I find that as I advance and refine my stitching, though, I am less inclined to dispose of a canvas that I've started.

I guess there could be worse things than having too much stitching. On the bright side, I always have something to look forward to!

Have a good week!