Monday, August 31, 2015

Randje Week 34

There was not going to be any over one stitching tonight, not on a Monday! Instead, I pulled out Randje and stitched the two rows from Week 34. One more week (two rows) and I will be caught up.

Hard to believe that tomorrow is September 1.


Sunday, August 30, 2015

Sunday Stitching

I have just a paltry little bit of stitching to show for today. I'm working on another Jackie small. The stitching is over one and it's slow going.

Hopefully I have more to show tomorrow!


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Something Different

In October, Jackie du Plessis is coming to MN to teach two classes. I decided that before her visit, I would like to complete some of her projects from my stash.

Two years ago I took the Unplayed Piano Etui class at the Attic. I finished my piano last year. Jackie had given us a little gift at the class - the kit to complete a small pincushion that looks like a piece of sheet music. The small black-headed pins are meant to look like the notes on the page.

It's a small project. I stitched and finished it in just a couple of hours. I put my mother's initials at the top and the year 2014 since this is when I finished the piano.

Here's the piano. You might remember it from last year.

My protector was next to me in bed this morning. She was listening to the birds chirping in the tree just outside the window. Such a sweetie pie!






Friday, August 28, 2015

Randje Week 33

I bet you thought I forgot about Randje! Not so, but I was three weeks behind.

Two more weeks to go and then I will be caught up!


Thursday, August 27, 2015

The Verdict

Well, things aren't as bad as they originally appeared. Only four letters - T,X,Y, and Z - are only one thread off. More than likely I will pull them out and re-stitch them, but in the meantime, I finished the border, added the two animals (deer?) in the bottom right corner, and the flower motif under the letter N.

Sad to learn that SANQ is no longer going to be published.

Happy to receive the current issue of Just Cross Stitch in the mail today.

Sad that I have to go work tomorrow. Sigh.


Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Frogging Frustrated!

Have you ever had a project that was just doomed from the start? I pulled out La D Da's "Garden Maiden Kit" and took it with me to retreat thinking it would be a good project to work on when not in class. After all, it is stitched on 30ct linen - easy to see! I was plagued with errors right out of the gate. Stitched seven or eight letter only to realize I was off. Ripped and fixed, stitched some more. Encountered another problem. Ripped and stitched. Last night I was putting the border in and realized that the last two rows of letters are a thread off! I'm already at the point of needing to purchase more thread. Do I leave the letters in as is? Or do I rip again and re-stitch? Ugh. I'm sure I will choose the latter option.

Here's another snap of Mt. Rainier. I happened to be sitting on the right side of the plane when flying home yesterday. Such a beautiful, majestic mountain!

***Edited to Add*** And my mother replied "I would throw the whole piece away and not do it." Thanks mom... :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Will Be Back Soon

In the meantime, I'm enjoying a few days in the Pacific Northwest.