Saturday, January 24, 2009

My Valentine's Exchange

Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

Sorry about the late post this week, my mom amd stepdad had come in thursday evening on their way to a vacation (from the PA snow) in Tampa. They left this morning, I mailed out my Hooked on Exchanging valentine's exchange and when I got home...voila, my exchange from Edgar was in my mailbox. Don't you love it! It is a Goode Huswife piece called The Valentine Sampler on 32 ct. He also filled the box with fabric, candy and some yummy Vicki Clayton silks in bayberry. I am trying to figure out what I want to stitch with them. So thanks to Edgar I had something to show you today , yay.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Almost an oops

mystery project
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

mmmmyeah So looks like i signed up for the valentine exchange on the Hooked on Exchanging blog a while ago and forgot about it till yesterday...due on the 24th...whew, I still have time. I pulled a pattern and floss yesterday evening and started it , and am actually progressing pretty quickly on it (can't show it to you of course hence the cool macro shot) but I am not sure how i will finish it yet.

I have been back at work all week getting ready for classes to start next tuesday....Yep the first day of classes is on inauguration day...and guess when my 200 person lecture class is? Yeah 11-12:15. anyone wanna take bets on how many will be in class?? I'm thinking I'll be lucky to see 50.

Friday, January 09, 2009

Just a quick update

Pumpkin Patches WIP
Originally uploaded by Stitching scientist.

I am totally uninspired by my current WIPs, SO Istarted something new of course. I know it is not the season, but i was feeling something colorful...Pumpkin Patches by Full Circle Designs.

In truth I haven't been stitching as much because we got a Wii after christmas, and I have been playing Animal Crossing: City Folk way too much. It is a bit obsessing, for those who have one understand. those who don't very careful, if you have things to do (cooking cleaning, sleeping), they will not get done while you play this game. (if you do have it and want to visit my town... email me!)

Nothing else is new around here...

Friday, January 02, 2009

Hellllllllooooooo 2009

We had a very quiet New Years. We visited some friends New Years Eve, but got home and were pooped out by 10. I think it is the first time in at least 10 years I did not see midnight, but I don't feel like I missed anything. We visited even more friends for New Years Day dinner, A western PA friend so it was pork and sauerkraut--a german thing I think. I think it is funny how different areas of the country have different things you should eat for luck. Here in the south it is black eyed peas.

Any way my resolution this year is to blog at least once a week all year.
In stitching resolutions lets take a look at my list for 2008:

If ithe project is done it is in Red. "resting" in a drawer is in green, and active WIP in Blue.

1. Simple Gifts, Homespun elegance
2. Mitten Games, Crossed Wings
3. Little Angel in the Clouds, Heart in Hand
4. A is for acorn and B is for Butterfly, Erica Michaels
5. Nine Patch Village, Brightneedle
6. Four Trees, Bent Creek
7. Dragonflies, ladybugs, and bees, oh my!, M designs
8. Blackbird Sampler, Blackbird designs
9. Rune Sampler, Enchanted Needle (May)
10. For the Birds, Drawn Thread (May)
11. Blessings, JBW designs (Oct)
12. Grand Old Duke, Arelate Studio
13. Birth Sampler
14. Miss Mary Mack, La Di Da
15. Four seasons ornament series, Prarie Schooler JCS Mags (2007)
16. Quaker Diamond, Hillside Samplings
17. Puppy Dog Row, Bent Creek
18. Pumpkin Patches, Full Circle Designs
19. Halloween House Sampler, Drawn Thread
20. Ringlet Tree, Marilynn and Jackie’s Collectibles (Changed my mind...I got rid of it)
21. Snowman Needleroll, M Designs
22. Just a Little Snowman ornament from Twisted Threads JCS Mag
23. Angel of Joy ornament from Bent Creek JCS Mag
24. Mimi's desk weight Olde Colonial Designs
25. Jeannette Douglas christmas ornament 08
Santa's cottage Mary Englebright
I Believe ornament(2) Amy Brueker designs JCS mag
Floss tag and scissor fob for exchanges

14 out of my original 25. not too bad for my first year of listing them this way. .So without further Ado: here is my list of 20 for 2009:

First 5 are WIPs

  1. A is for Acorn, B is for butterfly, Erica Michaels
  2. Nine Patch village, Brightneedle
  3. Blackbird Sampler, Blackbird designs
  4. Miss Mary Mack, La Di Da
  5. Just a Little Snowman ornament, Twisted threads
  6. Quaker Turtles, With My Needle
  7. Home of a Needleworker, Little House Needleworks
  8. The Beatings...., Sue Hillis
  9. Grand Old Duke, Arelate Studio
  10. Pumpkin Patches, Full circle designs
  11. Dragonfles, Ladybugs and Bees oh my, M designs
  12. Snowmen Needleroll, M designs
  13. Polly Wolly Doodle, La di da
  14. Christmas Forest Ornament, Historic Stitches
  15. Birth Sampler
  16. Christmas Ornament, Jeannette Douglas (other one in ornament mag...back for the one from Dec Mag...You'll see)
  17. Kitty Cat Row, Bent Creek
  18. Baby Blocks, JCS Sept 08 mag
  19. OPEN
  20. OPEN
  21. Various exchanges and additional smalls/ornaments