Saturday, December 26, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Craziness - I am hoping to join in on Vonna's PS SAL - fabric is ready and I'm poised over the last chart, needle in hand. See this photo for the full effect: the picture that began teh crazy. Did you swoon a little? I did.
I finished the sweater for Hooligan #2. Since he'll be surprised all over again at Christmas, we decided to try it on a bit early and thankfully it fits. Hooligan #1's sweater is underway - I'm about 5 inches up the body.
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Now, onto the Christmas knitting. I decided to make my kids matching sweaters (just the pattern, not the colours) because I've always wanted to - KWIM? I'm using Wendy Bernard's "Drive-Thru" pattern. Dudes - this is a great pattern. Easy even, and I'm a very basic knitter. So, I've already knit the body of the babe's sweater (in the round, bottom up) and now I'm on to the first sleeve. Here's where I have to give myself props. I taught myself the magic loop method of knitting (with the book - awesome instructions...) Wanna know what's so magic? It's one long circular needle, and I'm knitting a tube that won't need to be seamed!!!
Friday, September 18, 2009
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Monday, September 7, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
This is a fun, easy stitch! 28 count natural linen - lovely natural colours, it is a pleasure!
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
2) On a scale of 1-10 with 1 being least important and 10 being most important what is your cross stitch passion level?
3)If your only option for cross stitch supplies and patterns happened to be the major chain craft stores would you just walk away from the little X? Kiss it goodbye?
4)Also are you so passionate about cross stitch that if indeed your only option was the major chain craft stores, would that inspire you to create your own cross stitch pieces because you have to stitch and you've stitched your way through the whole of Dimensions catalog--because you must stitch and the thought of life without a relationship with the little X leaves you feeling empty?
5)Finally what do the cross stitch magazines on the market offer you? Do they relate to you as a cross stitcher? Do you look at them and think to yourself, who do they think buys this magazine? I guess what I'm asking, when you see the current cross stitch magazines do they make you feel like they know their readers or do you find it's more of the same? What could they do to be ambassadors for the art of cross stitch other than putting a sampler on the cover with "F-U" on it? What are we missing on a PR level that could change the opinion of cross stitch itself?
6) And finally, finally, do you do other crafts and if so what are they and why do they pull you away from cross stitch?
Sunday, August 2, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
I can't stop kissing him.... This face is very distracting, as you can see by the pile of laundry behind him.
Has anyone seen Revolutionary Road? I'm considering watching it tonight - it looks good.
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
I was using a thread that I hated. My local LNS owner (who now knows me pretty well...) knew that I had put this away and correctly guessed that I had put it away simply because I hated the thread so much - she suggested an alternative and now $50 later (gulp) I have hand painted silk that I am over the moon about (that's it in the before photo - it's like a really wonderful 13 year old cheddar next to Velveeta - no offense to those who like that product..... well, on second hand - dudes take offense, that stuff is nasty.
As for the lobs - well, it is Wimbledon week after all......... Stay cool!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
My projects are so large that sometimes I need to remind myself that I do actually finish things. This is Landmark's Kazakh that I finished about 6 months ago. There are 12 patterns in this series and I have 10 of the patterns. Makhi is the second one that I'm working on. They are easy to stitch and really beautiful. As they are a set, I'd really like to match their frames, so it'll be awhile before that happens!
Friday, June 12, 2009
My fingers were flying I thought I was fine
That's when I noticed something amiss with the line
The stitches were even, the colour divine
Yet something was wrong still with my design
Oh no thought I, it can't be, what to do?
My time is so short, my free moments so few
My babes need feeding, bathing and more
The paperwork glares at me there through the door
What a waste, what to do?
Will anyone notice if I just fudge a few?
Yes, I will notice it, for sure most true
Now my language turns the air blue.
So tonight my dear friends I join in the group
My scissors in hand to make right my kafloop
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Cat. Am I crazy or do all stitchers love pets? I think we're wired that way. This is Oscar - king of the castle. He is the laziest cat ever - he's also about 25 pounds........ When he sits, he looks like a giant hershey kiss from behind.