Friday, March 30, 2007

Long Dog piece

I started this piece years ago and it was in my UFO WIP pile. I think I got tired of the same color but it is really cool to stitch so I brought it out again and I am really 1/2 way done so the home stretch should be quick. Since my favorite LNS closed I have been trying not to buy as much as I was, but it isn't as fun. :) I love to buy stash and miss that store. I framed last Saturday and put a bunch of frames together today, some for customers, some for me. I love the Women of the Mayflower piece and the frame looks dark but is a beautiful purple that matched the waves and words. Also, there is Valentine Medley by Heart in Hand and Scarlet Berries by Carriage House Samplings.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

So disappointed in the ethics of others

I usually don't write about stuff like this but this situation deserves attention. First of all, I want to thank everyone who has left posts on my blog. They are so appreciated and sweet. I think this is a great way to meet people and see what others all over the world are stitching. It is a fun, supportive way to showcase a hobby and make friends.

I am sorry to say, however, that one of my best friends is no longer blogging because of the actions of another blogging individual. This individual has deliberately sought out people who posted to my friends site and told them if they wanted to continue to be friends with this individual and continue to stitch in a particular stitching group, they better stop posting to my friends site. Can you believe this? I am so appalled by the actions of this individual and her lack of ethics as well as the people who have allowed that threat to effect them and have actually heeded it. You who are guilty of this should be ashamed of yourselves.

Are we in grade school? Are we adults with our own thoughts and knowledge of right and wrong, or aren't we? Now, I know there are always 2 sides to every situation and of course, i am biased to my friend's side. However, I also know her well and she is one of the nicest and most conscientious people I know. As far as the other person goes, all I have to say to you is, you get back what you give out, good or bad, and when that happens, you'll have no one to blame but yourself.

Sunday, March 18, 2007


We got slammed with a foot of snow yesterday. Evidently, this happens in New England every St. Patrick's Day. It is also the most substantial snow we have had all winter, I think. The weather changes so much here I never remember past winters. Anyway, I was very lazy yesterday, napping til noon, ya know. I blew off homework and decided to stitch the day away. I worked on St. Pete's. It is such fun to stitch. Anyway, now I am off to do the dreaded homework. yuck.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

A Little Start

I can't remember if I mentioned I am stitching my first Chatelaine called St. Petersburg White Nights. Basically, I'm nuts. And so is Sue, because she is doing it with me. I have never worked on something so big, it's really cool. The fabric I chose is Dragon Moon by Sugar Maple Fabrics and it is just gorgeous. I am in love with the fabric. The threads are magnificent and I had so much fun starting it. It's this tiny little circle in the middle of fabric that is 32 inches x 32 inches. Sue and I have been stitching the converted Celtic Autumn together and are trying to both finish that up so we can devote more time to White Nights. Thank you to Gill for that conversion too b/c it is amazing and so much more incredible than the called for colors.

I have to show this pic of Chester b/c it just cracks me up. He loves to watch the world from behind the curtain in the living room. I'll find him like this with just his crossed paws sticking out.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Updates & a tacky bob

I have been a serious blogging slacker. I have also been a stitching slacker. All I seem to want to do lately is read. And even though there is nothing wrong with that, I have only been stitching here and there on a few projects. I got my fabric and threads (thanks Sue) for St. Petersburg White Nights by Chatelaine. Sue and I are certifiable. :) I am looking forward to starting the first part this month. Celtic Autumn is almost done and I have done a lot of beading on it. I made frames for Women of the Mayflower, Valentine Medley, and Scarlet Berries last Saturday and will post pics soon. I also got a new tattoo of Bella, my all black kitty. It is on my shoulder so I can't take a picture myself. As soon as I have one to show I will post it. It is soooo cool.

Also, I finally picked up a tacky bob. What an awesome creation. It has worked so well with all the beading of Celtic Autumn. I almost forgot I started Colonial Homes by Little House Needleworks too.