Thursday, February 16, 2012

A Stitching Weekend

International Hermit and Stitch Weekend is this weekend if you're interested hope on over to Joyce's blog and not only is it my short week at work it's a holiday weekend to boot!  Four days of potential stitching time! I do have a few housework items to take care of, but by and large I am free to engage in a weekend of stitching I even planned slow cooker dinners, so little fuss and bother there.

Thank you everyone for the encouragement on Tree Farm I was very disappointed in myself for not focusing and getting more done and I appreciate your reminders that every piece starts with one stitch. 

Welcome to my new followers, I appreciate that you all take the time to stop by my corner of the blog world.  I am still working on my email issue, I thought I had it fixed but it still doesn't seem to be working, so for now I'll be doing my thank yous here.

Before I get started on my IHSW plans, here's what I worked on this last week:

Blue Ribbon Designs' Countdown to Christmas
Stitched on Lakeside Linen's 40-count Magnolia with Gentle Art Sampler Threads

Here's the before:
I will mention again, I am very glad that I have that magnifier - this would be thrown in the trash a UFO without it.

On my plan for this weekend is a new start tomorrow with Snowgirls from Country Garden Stitchery a new to me designer and the rest of the weekend will be spent on Secret Victorian Garden by Chatelaine.  I started it back when it was a mystery in 2007.  I kept up with it through June or July but that was the year I moved to Virginia and between packing, things being in storage, buying a house and moving in and then my available stitching time being greatly diminished I never finished it.  I have stitched on it a few times in the last five years, but it has been in hiding for a good two years. It will be nice to see it on the frame again.


Joysze said...

Hey you! I love how you think about the weekend. Slow cooker dinners are definitely ingenious! :D

Hmm, email problems? I need to read back and see what happened...

So much done on Countdown, Susan!!! Love it.

Nicola said...

Wishing you a good weekend with lots of stitching.

Mouse said...

ooo well done on your glad tidings :) and slow dinners are good :) and can't wait to see your chataliane :) love mouse xxxxx

Giovanna said...

Nice progress on the Christmas design! And good for you on picking up Victorian Garden again - mine has been languishing about that long...