Sunday, March 07, 2010

Weekends and Wips ...

I was sure glad to see the end of last week ... work just sucked ... but my weekend was great! Friday night Lisa and I had a much needed girls night. It started with playing with beads, then out to Red Robin for a yummy dinner and then back to my house to watch a movie and more girl talk. Saturday was more girl time, but this time it was with my sister-in-law. She lives in New Mexico and was here visiting for a week for my father-in-law's 88th birthday. We started out our girls day with breakfast and then it was off to the mall to do what we do best ... shop! After lots of shopping and talking and laughing it was time to meet up with the rest of the family for dinner. It was really nice spending time with my SIL, I really miss her. Today has been full of stitching, laundry, a great Nascar race and now the Oscars ... yep, a weekend like that makes up for the bad week at work.

You know what else makes up for a bad week at work? Getting a box in the mail from my dear friend Karen. For my birthday Karen had offered to finish a couple of piece for me. The first piece she finished was this sweet bunny that was stitched for me by Beth in a Fair and Square Round last year. I love how Karen finished the bunny ... the trim is a real hoot! ...


Karen finished BC's Good Morning into a flat fold ... I stitched this a couple of years ago and I'm thrilled to finally have it sitting in my kitchen ...
the back ... gotta love the swirlies ...
Tucked inside with the finishes was this lovely gift ... Karen stitched for me a scissor keeper and scissor fob, and included the stork scissors too! I just love it! This is my first scissor keeper ... thank you Karen for my great birthday presents!


Time to update you with the progress my wips that I have in rotation right now ... here's L*K's Christmas double flipits ... such a fun stitch ...

I'm getting really close to having OZ finished. I will be very sorry to see this finished ... but also really happy to have it finished cause then I can get it framed and hanging on the wall to enjoy everyday ...

and here's Autumn Song that I'm doing as a SAL with Natasha ... I made good progress after having the frog visit ... I can see the end in site ...


So no wip stitching this week. I have a couple of exchanges with deadlines coming fast and furious so I'll be spending the week working on those ... and using these pretties, yes I too got sucked into getting these lovely lovely scissors for Yuko and I'm soooo glad I did! omgosh they are great ... they aren't only pretty but they feel great in your hands and cut real good too!


Thank you all for your fun comments. I really enjoy them!

I hope you find your Joy in your stitches ...

I'm grateful for stitching friends ...

19 comments:

Kim B said...

Was it just me or did last week drag on FOREVER?! Your WiPs look fantastic Michele. And those finishes - Karen is a genius! She did such a beautiful job on those pieces.

Meadows08 said...

Your stitching "finishes" of Karen's finishing beautifully! Beautiful work.

Sadie said...

Beautiful work on your wip's. Your weekend sounds like it was just what you needed after a crappy week :-)
Lovely finishes and the gift is adorable :-) Hope this week is better :-)

Sherry said...

The finishes are lovely and I just adore the Good Morning! All your stitching is great and coming right along! I may have to get some of Yuko's scissors.

Brigitte said...

You have some very nice WIPs on the go. And a great progress to show on them. Karen's finishing work is really adorabel. So nice.
I also *love* how Vonna finished some of your pieces that you showed in your last post.

Nancy said...

Beautiful finishes from Karen!

I love your WIPs, and look forward to more progress, especially OZ since I have loved that movie forever!

Deb said...

Love your finishes and the way that Karen finished them off is great. Love the edging on the bunny ornament.

Love those scissors too! I just had to order some from Yuko. At the price, they were a steal and they look so pretty.

And your WIPs are looking great too. I wish I could get myself to rotate. I pull a bunch of projects out and pull the threads and then I just stay on one.

Vonna said...

Look at all the pretties :) I love what Karen did with all your pretties ;o)
And your WIPS going great! Yuko's scissors are certainly the hit of blogland aren't they?! :)

Terri said...

Sorry you had a horrible week. I am glad you had a wonderful weekend

Natasha said...

What terrific finishing was done! Love the fringe on the bunny.

Your AS is looking good girl. I have not been stitching as much as I'd like. Hopefully today. I had a drawing for the AS chart I am giving it away after I am done. So that is incentive to stitch it faster :) Hopefully you have a better week this week

Catherine said...

What great finishes! And how nice that she included a little surprise that cheered you up!

Love those scissors - I may just have to break down soon and get some for myself!

Shelleen said...

sounds like you had a great weekend. Love the finishing that Karen does.

Siobhan said...

Ummm, wow!! Your WIPs look great, and Karen did a fantastic job on making your stitching shine. You make a great team. ;)

Susan said...

What pretty finishes! Lucky girl with a friend like Karen.

Speedy stitching!

DaisyGirl said...

What's the name of the Oz pattern? I'd love to get it if possible! I'm a big Oz fan, Wicked, whatever! Love it, love it, loveeeee itttttt!
Thanks,
Daisygirl

Michele B. said...

Everything looks wonderful! I know what you mean about you're going to miss Oz when it's done - I still do. I have to get on the stick and get it framed in time for my mom's birthday. Glad you had such a nice weeken.

Sally said...

Wow those finishes are fantastic and I love the scissor keep Karen made you.

Your WIPs are coming along really well.

Kathy A. said...

What lovely finishes of your stitched pieces. and a lovely scissor keep and fob too! Beautiful.
Oh, I fell for those scissors too but I restrained myself LOL and only bought one pair.
I see you have your "Unfinished" done by Vonna - very nice!

Suzanne said...

The finishes by Karen are great and all your stitching is looking really lovely as well. I love my scissors as well, they are really nice to use.