Saturday, February 25, 2006

Another Celtic Heart

This is my latest finish. It is Celtic Heart by Moonflower Designs. Its a freebie I got from SB&B. I started it on February 21, 2006 and I finished it today. I used DMC 600 to outline it and DMC 48 as my overdyed. I originally wanted to use DMC 107, which is a darker pink, but I couldn't find an appropriate solid color for it.

Now what to work on next? I am so tempted to start something completely new again, but I really should finish Ye Olde Coffee House.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Yay Sasha!!!!

Yay Sasha Cohen!!!

That program was absolutely amazing!!! I hope she does as well in the long program.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Laura's Quilt

Here is my square for Laura's quilt. It is a section of TW's Pennsylvania Dutch Heart. The design looks so small I think. I may have to add some leaves to the side to fill the square out more? On the other hand, I like how delicate the heart looks. What do you guys think?

Saturday, February 18, 2006

A Week With Blue Topaz

I spent this week with my Blue Topaz project. I am very happy with this project and I am quite happy with my progress considering that I didn't have too much time to stitch this week.

I think I will put this aside for now and work on my square for Laura's quilt. I will be stitching the heart from TW's Pennsylvania Dutch Heart.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Another New Start

As soon as I finished my Dinky Dyes ornie, I started looking for another project to start. I remembered seeing this wonderful pillow design in a magazine before but I could not remember which magazine, who the designer was or what the title of the design was. All I could remember was that it was blue and yellow and it was so pretty.

So I looked through all my magazines until I found it. My new project is Blue Topaz by Laura Tillson of Snapdragon Designs. I started stitching this design on Saturday night and here is what I have done so far:

Saturday, February 11, 2006

Super Secret Project

I started a super secret project in October 2005. I finished it in December, but I couldn't share the pictures. Well now I can!

The project was a model stitching job for Kat Rocha of Cross Eyed Kat. It was a relatively quick stitch even though I had to frog an area of the pyramids and change the colors. I had so much FUN! Everything about the project was beautiful. Click on the picture to see the progree pics.
I wish I knew how to do hardanger. Kat ended up doing the hardanger herself. I'll post a picture of the finished model after I get permission.
This design was released in Nasville. So make sure you order from your LNS/ONS!
I have to go run errands now. I'll update my gallery later with dates and more details/descriptions.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Another HD

After taking almost 2 weeks, I finally finished my Dinky Dyes Ornie project. This freebie chart was given to me by Dani. I stitched it on 28 count white opalescent cashel using Dinky Dyes Wild Cherry (#26). Dani was right. The project will use the entire skein of floss. I ran out of floss and had to dig through my ort jar (I love my ort jar) for a strand that was long enough to stitch 9 Xs. But I LOVE it. I will finish it into an ornie once I figure out how to make tassels.

Sunday, February 05, 2006


This morning I found out that Laura passed away on Friday night. I didn't know Laura that well, but I have had the chance to chat with her and read her posts on her blog as well as on the various stitching boards that I visit. I am deeply saddened by this tragic loss. She was so young (I think she was my age). It happened so quickly. I have been in a daze since this morning. I don't really know what to say to comfort Neil, their families or her friends. I am just so sad and devastated.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

February Stitching Goals

My goals for February are:
  • Finish Ye Olde Coffee House
  • Finish the Dinky Dyes Freebie
  • Finish Oak Tree's border
  • Continue working on CB and DH's stocking
  • Start something new! (or 2) :)

Crappers! I just notice an error on my YOCH project. I knew it looked off. I need to frog the right border. Grrrr. Darn it. Oh well.