Monday, October 30, 2006

Needling along

I picked up a needle for the first time in over 2 weeks yesterday. I have not felt like stitching in awhile. I am in a slump that I guess ensues after any big project is finished, I hope it goes away soon. Spookline will not be finished by Halloween obviously, but I plan to get a few projects together for the retreat in 2 weeks, and hopefully kick back into gear.

In other news the leaves are depressing me and I hate that. I love the fall, but Ian and I bought this house with out realizing how much work this giant yard with its dozen ancient oaks would be. Last year this time I was out raking and working every weekend. this year I have taken to hiding and hoping it will go away without my interference. Of course it will not and I am dreading the inevitable. And of course this looks like a banner year for acorns. sigh.

I know some of you have been having problems viewing beta Blogger, I hope they get it figured out soon. For those of you contemplating the switch, I would wait till they force you into it. I have had too many hassles and there aren't any positive changes that I can specifically point at. If I could go back I would.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Small fortune..but worth it

Santa of the Forest Framed and Hung
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

Ok, I switched over to Beta Blogger and It took me a bit to figure out how to post this guy, I have lost 4 posts in the process, so just enjoy the pic for now.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

No picture yet

Well I am waiting on pins and needles to for the Santa to return from the framers. She said it would be done today or tomorrow, maybe friday at the latest. I have no further stitching to show you. Things have sort of halted for a bit. My In-laws are visiting, and I tend not to stitch when I have visitors. I guess I feel like I don't want anyone to think I am ignoring them. Currently I have Spookline, and Fancywork's When Heaven and Nature Sing ornament from JCS 2005 in the works.

Oh I may not have mentioned this, but Ian and I booked a 10 day trip to WDW in December, our big christmas gift to one another. I have been 3 times in the past 1990- 1992- and 1998 (I think, maybe it was 1997). Anyway Ian has never been to the tourist heaven of Florida, and we been talking of going for 6 years, so it is about darn time. Which reminds me I have to go pay the full balance by monday. I love having a real job!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006


Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

YES Ladies and Gents Santa of the Forest by Lavender and Lace.....IS DONE.

I finished him shortly after midnight last evening, ironed and dropped him off at the framers today. This is going to cost me abundle.. but my husband says it is worth it.

I also took a pic of the back (see below), I am kinda proud of the neatness of it

THe Back
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

Thursday, October 05, 2006


Best Witches
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

......Is right around the corner, have you decorated yet?
I LOVE Halloween, probably a combination of liking candy and the fall season being my absolute favorite (and I am bit Pagan too). I just love the concept of a holiday that was originally meant as a time when we are closer to our ancestors ( and they are closer to us WOOOOOoooooo). I dislike what the modern churches and evangelists are doing to Halloween, critiquing it as "satan worship". They are just upset that they couldn't fit their own holiday in its place like they did to the Winter solstice (Christmas) and the Spring Equinox (Easter). So they hold "Fall Festivals" in the basement of churches...but they still let the kids dressup (originally meant to ward of evil spirits) and gorge themselves on candy. Some day when I have a kid, I am totally turning my front yard into a cemetary and let the kid wander the street in unsafe costumes knocking on strangers doors and running the risk of death from a razorblade in an apple. The worst thing I ever got from trick or treating was a bible. (I swear!)

Wow, that soapbox was high, I better get down before I hurt myself.

I am off to pick up Seaology from the framers to see how it came out, I ended up not doing a mat for it, but if I like their work then Santa will be heading that way soon. Since it is a NEW month here are some new goals:

1. FINISH and FRAME Santa of the Forest

2. Work on and finish Spookline (I have 2.5 of the 5 goasts done, but since it is just white blobs I haven't revealed a photo.)

3. Pick 5 ornaments for this season, one will be for an ornament exchange at the Pidgeon Forge Retreat in Nov. and get to work.

Thats it, I am sure I will start something else, and I am knitting away a couple of rows at a time on my some real progress may be made soon.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Santa update

Santa update
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.
Well as promised (a day late, sorry) The done! Just the cape to finish off. Now to save the $$ to get this guy framed right. I think I can have him done in the month, if not within the next 2 weeks. Next week is Fall Break and I only have to teach 1 class thursday morning, the rest have the week off. I plan on getting alot done during that time. Both in the stitching, the yard and in the house. (that may also be listed in priority lol).