Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Hello, You Are Caller Number 10!

Yesterday I won a $50.00 gift certificate to Bistro Byronz from the local radio station. I can't wait. I used to go there all the time when they were in a different location. They had the best shrimp and corn soup and homeade potato chips. Yummy!

On the stitching front, I have been working on Kaye's Mira RR. I just have the wings left but need to pick up some Kreinik.
I finally heard from my secret sister. I got a gift certificate from Stitching Bits and Bobs. I think I will wait for the next sale to use it.

I am on my way out of town within the next hour. I will be back Friday so it is just a short trip. Mom and I are going to Memphis for a computer class. Our company is implementing a new POS program and you have to go to class to get the disk.

Have a great week!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Sweet Little Bird

I started this last night. I think this will be my Monday project. I may end up with a project for every night except knowing myself, if I have to skip a night, I will be aggravated that I didn't get to stitch on chosen project. LOL, We will see how it goes. I have no idea what fabric this is on but it is a real pretty avocadoey (made up word) green. The pattern is Sweet Bird by Midsummer Night Designs.

Monday, April 16, 2007

What's Next?

I made lots of stitching progress this weekend. These are pictures of two ornaments I finished stitching. The LNS is doing this 13 days of Christmas ornaments from market way back in 1999. These are day 1 and day 3. I am modifying them a bit. On the day 3 I didn't stitch the big number 3. On the day 2 one I think I will be making some changes as well.

This is a picture of Kathy's STRR. I only stitched a few bands at the bottom but, think what I did added to the piece. She is running out of room and there is still one other person to stitch and then she wants to stitch something along the bottom. What you see of the fabric on the bottom is all there is.
This heart was from Shannon's STRR. This was so fun to stitch. It was the first one I took out of the package and said "Oh, how cute!" so I had to stitch it. This STRR has gone really fast. I think I only have one or two left to stitch and I will be done.
I also finished another huge project that I have been working on for a while.
Now, the big dilemma. What do I stitch next? I have only one more STRR and my Mirabilia RR to work on as far as obligation stitching. I have finished all of my other things that have been hanging over my head. I can't decide whether to start something new or whether to work on a UFO. I looked through my stuff last night and nothing is really calling my name. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel sort of. I have been on a major not buying stash spree for a while now and am actually making headway with the stash that I have. Not that I will ever get it all stitched but I can see myself stitching all that I have that I want to stitch in probably the next 1 to 2 years. I know all this is crazy but when I look at my cross stitch stuff I see all the money I have tied up in it and about a year ago decided to do something about it. I can't just collect stash with no intentions of ever stitching it so I went on a mission to get it stitched. Finished, well that is another story.

It is a beautiful day here in south Louisiana. It is as April should be. It is sunshiney and slightly cool.
I have a party to go to tonight. I decided to host a table at the tea at my church next month so tonight is a tea tasting tea for the hostesses. I am also expecting about 10 boxes of Vera Bradley any minute now so that will keep me busy most of the afternoon.
I hope you have a great day!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I've Got Mail!

These are pictures from my mail yesterday. I got my Spring exchange package from Jen. I LOVE it! It came at a good time. I was getting pretty aggravated that I haven't gotten anything from my secret sister since the beginning of February. This really made up for it. She also included some needles, a candle, and a magnet for parking my needle. It is really cute, a heart with some flowers.
I also got 3 round robins from Dani. They should not take very long to do. One of them is Autumn's so as soon as I finish it, it will go home.