Saturday, January 26, 2013

Gingerbread Houses

I am making good progress on the roof. I didn't take a picture because it is white on white. So I don't think it would show up to good. I finally went out to the building and found the book I got the pattern's from. I got the book from Herrschner's. It is called A Cross Stitch Christmas Handmade Holiday, 2009. the designer is Linda Bird. I had a couple of people ask.

Monday, January 21, 2013

what a weekend

 It all started Thursday , It snowed. The snow was pretty, it was a heavy snow. Several people lost power, thankfully we didn't. When I got to work the first thing I heard was 15 people was getting laid off. Now since I have only been there for about 20 months I knew it mite be me. I tried not to worry about it, but that didn't work. So for 7 1/2 hrs. I worried. then about 6:30 they escorted 4 of my co-workers out. I hated to see them go. They are all good people, but was also thankful it wasn't me. If there is another lay off, I will get it.
 Then on Saturday we didn't have water all day. You know we take so many things for granted, such as flushing, and showering. I was in a bad mood all day .  When my MIL called the town to see when the water would be back on, they didn't know. But they told her to put snow in the bath tub so it could melt and she could use it to flush with. That didn't work for us, my hubby went down the road to the creek and we flushed with creek Glad we have a creek near by. Then the mail came, Oh boy the kit I order, or so I thought til I opened it. WHAT a book, a book I didn't order, well I was HOT! Then when I called about the order the lady couldn't help me. Boy I didn't think that day would ever end. I guess I shouldn't have been so ill . Really I could have had it allot worst. Finally we got water, now we can flush. But still can't drink it. But I can shower,  yeah. I felt much better on Sunday. Silly how a shower can make you feel better.
  I have made progress on my stitching though. I have the house part finished on the Gingerbread house. Now I have started on the roof. You can't really see it in the picture but this is worked on perforated paper, and it has seed beads on it. I just love how these little houses work up, they are so cute.
   Thanks for letting me vent. I am very grateful for everything we have we are very blessed. I know so many have it allot worse than us.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

A year of finishes

So since I have finally fished that stocking , I decided I need to finish up other projects I had began years ago. I am starting with the 2 closest to the couch where I sit n stitch. The first on is the last of a 3 piece set of gingerbread houses. I finished the second one in 2009, yes it has been that long.It is coming right along. Here is where I am now.

The second piece is the Hardanger I started in June at the retreat I went to. I am almost done with it. Hes is where I am with it.

I have several other projects. I am working on my name tag for my EGA group. It is also almost done. I have 4 smocking projects. 3 Easter eggs and a pin cushion. And we are doing an egg project in my EGA group next 2 months. and in March I plan on taking a smocking class on making a baby bonnet. 
 And there is also a stump work piece I need to finish. I also want to finish my Japanese silk embroidery phase 1, so I can begin Phase2-3.   I will have pictures later when I start each project. I hope to accomplish my goals for this year. We will see.

Stitching Studio Stocking

It only took 2 years but I finally finished the Stitching Studio Stocking. This a pattern from the Better Homes and Gardens magazine from the 80's. I worked up quite nice. But it was  changeling, the details are amazing. I believe this is the last one for a while    I finished it on Dec.9, 2012 I gave it to my mom for Christmas. She loved it