Friday, August 28, 2009


Sorry these pictures are so dark. We have been stuck in a rainy pattern here in Illinois and I decided to take a picture inside. My local EGA meets once a month on Saturday to stitch a small project. The idea is to learn a new technique or try a new thread or fabric. This month we worked on Fanciful Fob by Roz Watnemo of Nordic Needle fame. It is a nice little piece but I had a horrible time working on black! I need to get my eyes checked again.
The kit included instructions, fabric, thread, beads, metal box and scissors. Quite a steal! Now if I can just see well enough to stitch the thing!
Gay Ann Rogers had a month long creativity challenge and one day the topic turned to shades of green. I never got to comment on that, but this piece has lovely greens in it!
Jane of Chilly Hallow had a post about keeping a tally on using up thread stash. My stash is no where near that of some of my friends, but I think I will try to keep count of the threads I use out of my stash. Especially if I use it up!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Can I tell your Fortune?

First pick a number between one and ten...Now again...
Which animal do you want? Horse? Rabbit? Mouse? Cat?

You have an angel looking out for you!
I hope this explains Cootie Catchers to Jane of Chilly Hallow. Do you remember the paper ones we made as kids? This one was designed by Lynne Nicoletti and was fun and fast to make.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Cootie Catcher

I am really close to finishing this one. I need to add my kids names, add beads and charms and stitch the hem. It has been an easy stitch, especially since I normally did Gay Ann's 12 stitch challenge on this piece.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Some New Photos

Sam decided to take out his stitching again and has made some progress on his Janet Zickler Casey Candy Cane Santa. I think Sam wants to get him done before Christmas.

I have been working on this piece by Lynee Nicoletti. It is a Fortune Teller that my local EGA had as a program. I was very diligent for a while using it as my 12 stitch Challenge (Gay Ann Rogers' idea), but got side-tracked with my Illinois piece. But I want to finish it for our local show, so I will get back to work. I need to do one corner, the center and finish the edge. It is for my dd and she asks when it will be done. Soon...I hope.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Few More Counties

I finished a few more counties in the past few days. Yesterday was my birthday and I had hoped to get more stitching time in. No such luck as I had to make my cake (German Chocolate) and take the kids to the YMCA. (So we could all eat cake!) My wonderful husband took us out to eat at a local restaurant that I have been wanting to try. I had a glass of wine and that was it for stitching....I have decided to try to post more and record my progress on my pieces. It is fun to look at my older posts and see what I have finished in the past year.