Friday, October 30, 2009

Last night my guild met to stitch on the Heirloom Sampler, but I have a nasty cough and decided to keep my germs to myself. I did manage to get a little stitching done on the piece, but I had trouble with the Glorianna silk. It frayed and split on me. Yes, even though it was only one strand, it was difficult to control. My kids thought it was funny that I only got that little bit done. I decided to change my rotation a bit and stitch on the Heirloom Sampler in the morning and the rabbit in the evening. Larger count and not as stressful to do.

So I took another photo to show I am making progress.
Well, back to school and basting for the pilot class.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

The New Photos

First up is my 12 stitches challenge piece. Although I have some sort of cold thing going on with a nasty cough, I have managed to put 12 stitches on every morning. I usually do it while waiting for my tea to brew. Hopefully my Gay Ann Rogers pieces will arrive soon so I can start working on them along with the rest of the classroom.

Here is my Illinois State piece. I am almost half done. It is becoming a challenge not to repeat the exact same stitch on another county.

It is fun to work on, but I have had to put it aside while I work on the pre-work for a pilot class I am in. Basting. How I hate basting.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Advent Matchboxes

Well, I took another bad photo but I wanted to show what I have been working on. These are matchboxes that are for the Christian Paper Artists Yahoo Group swap. We each made 25 boxes and put a little trinket and Scripture verse in each box. I will send mine to the hostess and receive 24 boxes back to open over Advent. They were fun to put together, but a lot of futzing around. I will try to take some (better) photos of what I have been stitching tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

A New Challenge

I have been gone for a while. I took this piece on vacation and decided to use it as my challenge piece. My challenge? Work 12 stitches a day for a month. I want to see if I can work on this piece briefly in the morning and make significant progress on the piece. This is a Lizzie Kate piece that has been in my stash for several years. It is Clara O'Hare and I think she will be cute when done.