Saturday, May 23, 2009

I made a doily! lol

Here is my first blocking board I made this afternoon! Not bad for a first attempt at making my own. I had to use a small scrap of plywood that I had on hand that didn't need to be cut down to size so it's a little thin. I used my husbands stapler, I really need to invest in my own stapler I found out. His is I guess what you'd call industrial size! The staples went all the way through all the layers and still had the ends of the staples sticking out. I just pounded them flat with a hammer and all is well, lol. Not showing you the back as it is kind of messy, besides I'm not using the back so who needs to see it huh?! lol The doily is called Daisy in the sun and is from the July 2009 issue of Crochet! that I got in the mail this morning. It was supereasy to make and really fun too. I'll take a better picture of it once it's dry and off the board.

As for my latest xstitch finish, Yesteryear, I've decided to turn it into a bellpull. I need to find just the right fabric for it, and order some hardware too. I found some at 123 stitch that I like and it is reasonably priced as well so hopefully I can get that one finish-finished soon! lol, technical term that, finish-finished! ;)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

LHN Yesteryears wip

This is what I'm working on now, it's called Yesteryear and it's by Little House Needlework. I'm stitching it on 18 count aida with dmc threads. I actually started this sometime last year and am really wanting to get it finished soon. I'm trying not to start new projects until I get some of these wip's finished up. Hopefully the startitus will stay away!

Monday, May 11, 2009

la petite brodeuse

Here is a freebie I just finished from, it's called la petite brodeuse. I used dmc #334 and 28 count evenweave. This is a project I worked on between RR's for the last few weeks. Since she's all one color she was a very easy stitch and so pretty and sweet!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

When it rains, it pours

It's been raining here for almost non-stop for about a week now. We needed the rain but I'm longing for some sunshine. It's been a rough few days, first the transmission in my car went. Now in just the last 2 days we lost 4 puppies to some sort of sickness. The 2 that are left I've been letting just run loose in the yard. They stay close to the house and don't bother the neighbors thankfully, as I'm not putting any more animals of any kind in our dogpen until we figure out what they got into(or what got into them) Not much else I can do at this point.
I'm still stitching on RR's so nothing to show stitchy-wise.
Oh, yeah. Happy birthday Kyle Bush and congrats for winning on your special day.
Not a very cheerful post this time, but that's life eh? It will be better soon, I don't stay down for long, hugs