Saturday, August 27, 2011

Lots to share ...

I had a pretty productive week stitching. This was the first week I've really felt like stitching ... starting to get my energy back.

I'm participating in Carol's Mystery SAL along with a lot of other stitchers. Check out her blog for pictures of everyone's Part 1. Here's my Part 1 ... I'm stitching on 40 ct cream fabric with CC's Manor Red. I love how it looks so far ...
While rummaging through my project bags I found this fun design that was almost done ... don't know why it sat for so long unfinished, only took me 30 minutes to complete ... lol
Merry New Year by The Stitcherhood
stitched on a misc piece of fabric with
Belle Soie's Old Crow

The first time I saw this beauty was on Staci's blog and knew I had to stitch it. Well I'm finally getting around to stitching it and I'm so glad I am ... it's so pretty! It's a freebie and can be found here ... I'm using Victorian Motto Red 24 on a very pretty piece of linen, too bad I can't remember the count or the color!

I need your advice/ideas on this next piece. I went a little brain dead and messed up on the border. I'm stitching this over one and wasn't about to rip it all out. Below is the picture ... here's the dilemma ... the border has three lines which should be Cocoa, Lancaster Red (I substituted Garnet), Cocoa. As you can see, the middle line isn't Lancaster Red, it's Dark Chocolate ;( Now I'm not sure if I should continue with Cocoa or use another color? Oatmeal and Schneckley and the other two colors in this design.
I've also been working on Home of a Needleworker ... building a blue house is fun!

I treated myself to a bit of new stash ... you knew I had to get these two charts when Amy at Down Sunshine Lane told me about them ... she knows me all to well :)
Here's the rest of my new stash. DH wants me to stitch him Death by Candy Corn and I'll be stitching Baked Goods for my friend Lisa ... we've baked together for 20 years ... I love new stash!

Sending out lots of safe and positive thoughts for everyone in Irene's path. Mother Nature is one tough lady these days.

And lastly, thank you all for your comments about my surgery and my dad's. Last night we had dinner over at my dad's house. It was my first real outing, that wasn't going to a dr appt ... I even put on some makeup! lol ... my brother cooked dinner for us, dad was his sous chef lol ... it was really nice getting out and seeing my family, but more it was nice to actually feel good enough to want to go out *smile*

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

I'm grateful for feeling better ...

15 comments:

Mare said...

wonderful stitching and fab stash! Enjoy your goodies.

mainely stitching said...

Oh my gosh, Michelle, what a beautiful post - so many great stitching projects going on, and wonderful stash as well!

Tracey said...

Glad you had a fun week of stitching...everything looks great! Isn't new stash a blast?!

Mindi said...

Nice progress on the iStitch SAL piece, I love the color you chose. The winter freebie you're stitching is wonderful, thank you for providing the link, I immediately had to download and save the chart.

Your new stash looks like a lot of fun!

Chris said...

So much beautiful stitching and stash!
Glad your Dad is doing well.

Siobhan said...

Wow, fantastic stitching and great new stash! I'm glad to hear that you and your dad are doing better.

Fiona said...

Glad you're feeling better and on the mend. Your stitching is looking great. When I saw those reindeer charts I thought of you. Enjoy your new stash.

Sherry :o) said...

Finishing up with a surgery receovery myself, it sure is good for the stitching once you feel like it - looks like that's happening to you now too! I love your progress - I would continue on with your planned colors on the question - and now you've made it your own!!

Glad you had a good time out - when I could finally get out for something other than a doc appt or therapy, I felt like a kid going to a carnival! Keep feeling better.

Carol said...

I'm so happy to hear your energy is coming back, Michele--it does take a while after a major surgery like you had! Such a wonderful variety of pieces you're working on. And I love that your DH wants you to stitch Death By Candy Corn for him--too cute :)

Hope you continue to feel better each day!!

Beth said...

I am so glad that you are feeling better! Keep taking it easy though, you don't want to overdo it. Now it is your turn to say "Yes, Mother" - LOL

It does look like you have your stitching mojo working again - that is good news. And what you have stitched is great!!

Your new stash looks familar - I got the same JBW charts, and Baked Goods as well. Two great minds....

Gabi said...

Glad to hear that you're feeling better.
Lovely stitching...all of it. LOVE your Mystery Sal piece. What a gorgeous color.

Sally said...

Lots of lovely stitching Michele. Love your Home of a Needleworker and your mystery SAL.You've picked a gorgeous colour.

Glad to hear you're feeling better. A stash treat is always a good thing:)

Akila said...

Wow, that's some progress. Everything looks great.
And such fun stash too

Melanie said...

Such great stuff here!!!!!! :)

Natasha said...

Great stitching progres, happy to hear that both you and your dad are doing better. Love the start of that freebie... Take Care and have a great weekend!!