Wednesday, November 11, 2009
How is everyone else coming along with theirs? You all must be getting so close to a finish! no?
I am looking at starting Alpine Season by Martina Weber after I finish a baby sampler for our newest granddaughter.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
I am working on the middle part (village section) and notice the 'bent' trees on the right do not line up with the ones on the left. One is off by one row. Just thought I would pass on this information.
Friday, March 27, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
I have to admit. I'm burned out on this piece. I've put this one up for a few days and will try again. I'm exactly 1/2 way finished. And, no, Dana, this is not a trick to get you to ease off so I can beat you. LOL!!
So admit it, ladies.....who else is burned out?
Monday, March 16, 2009
A few hints, the pages are not well separated as you go on. I would strongly recommend stitching the bottom half of the center motif (up until and including the diamond border) all at the same time. Also, I would recommend stitching the border up until the diamond border also. Pages 18 and 24 have the corner and that was a recipe for disaster. I found it hard to stitch that sections so was better off beaking it up into smaller sections.
Christine in MO
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Hi ladies. Here's my progress on Inspiration so far. I am really loving this project, in spite of the frequent colour changes. The gridding has made the world of difference.
I always have great intentions of getting lots of stitching done, but never seem to accomplish as much as I would like. The best days are when Lynn & I get together, and stitch all day. We surface for coffee and food, and back at the stitching. It's wonderful. Happy stitching!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
And Becky, they did the internal interviews this week, but apparently no one is qualified enough. So now they will post the job in the paper and start taking those. Just makes the suspense longer for me. I asked her about a week ago that when they filled my job, what would my position be? She kind of covered her face and looked up at me and said with a funny look on her face : "I haven't decided on a title for you yet..." But I can not decide if she's pulling me along though. We went to lunch on Thursday and one of the higher ups went with us. We were all talking about the restructuring and she even made the comment "She doesn't know exactly what she's going to be doing yet..." with Ed there. But, Friday, she called me in there and she had developed a review for both the employee and the employee's manager to work up during reviews on the employees. She had me fill out one on a co-worker 'to see if it worked'. It has a formula to calculate the result. My result was 10 points off from hers on the same person, but landed in the same final category. Dale, our HR manager was also in there, and she said to me, "Now you see just exactly what we, I mean what I, will be filling out..." I still think that this is going to be a good thing. I am so trying to be patient. :o)
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Sorry I am so late logging on here. I had trouble with my safari browser. So I am at church where I could at least get set up.
I am on page 2, no photo, sorry.
How is everyone stitching the inner border? I am having trouble with the backstitching. I was using three small backstitches per leg but switched to one long backstitch per thread but it's hard to get taught. Any thoughts?
Lots of ladies from the St Louis stitching group are going to a stitching retreat in Branson Missouri at a shop called Cecilia's samplers. Do I hear the words road trip? The next retreat is in April but they run them spring and fall.
Christine in MO
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I'm still around, and have just started stitching this pattern. I have the outer edge and part of one flower done on page 1 - so yes, I have just started. I decided that I was going to grid my fabric (28 count ivory - a yellowish colour), so spent time yesterday doing that. That is a slow process for sure. But it makes it so nice to actually stitch, because I know that what I've done is in the correct place.
I'm having a problem figuring out the b/s on this page (yes, I know I just started), but how do you know what is vine and what is the stamen of the large flower? Is the large flower the yellow/red one in the upper corner?
I am looking forward to doing more work on this design, and am off to do a bit more gridding or stitching on it.
I know Lynn has been doing some stitching on Inspiration but has had to deal with some health issues for her mother over the last few days.
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Wow, you sound really busy with the auction, will it get better once it gets kicked off and going, will until close to the actual auction of course? I hope everything is going ok with your DH's job, you definitely don't need that stress...........I hope we can get together when I'm back up there!
Becky, who hopes to hear from others soon
Monday, January 12, 2009
And Becky, you are smokin that needle. But just wait..... my day is coming. I am trying to wait until I finish the FAS to take another picture. Both kids have homework, I have laundry going, but I don't have to cook. Bryon is out doing side work, that is my saving grace. Once I get these kids finished with everything, the needle and thread is mine!
I'll take a pic and post an update soon. Tonight I have a drama meeting at the high school at 7 because Whitney is in the school play and a dance team meeting at 8 because we are less than a month from going to the national competition. Then I HAVE to go to the store. They said the "S" word on the weather forecast which means that I have to make a mandatory appearance at the grocery store. It's the law here in the south. If snow is mentioned, you HAVE to report to the nearest grocery store to buy supplies for the rest of the winter because it may never melt, you know.
Stop laughing, Dana.....You KNOW I'm telling the truth!!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Saturday, January 10, 2009
Friday, January 9, 2009
1. Because of the type of pattern, no one will ever know by looking
2. All of the other letters around it are correct.
3. I won't know for sure how much excess silk that I have until I make it to the end. No wasting that much until I am finished, if I decide I want to change it then, I will, but not until.
Yours is looking great, Becky. I have to get up early in the morning to have Kristin at the church at 7 (UGH), but I should not have to do much tomorrow. Hoping for a stitch day. Not supposed to be doing anything strenuous for a while with my shoulder anyway. :o) I am thinking of calling Donna and see if she would like to come over and sit and stitch with me! The more I think about it, the more fun it would be. I think I shall have to call her today.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
OK, Here's most of page 2....well most of it. I realized I hadn't done the bottom right side border. No stitching for me today at all. I've been catching up on computer work and, well, you all know what else I've been working on.
Mary, Initiation isn't exactly pouring a coke in your purse. It's more a SPILLING of a coke into your purse. Let's just say a 2 year old was not exactly impressed with me at lunch. Sorry I couldn't meet you for lunch today. I actually ate during the meeting because the hair appointment ran too long. Only 51 days.....YIKES.....
OK, hopefully this weekend will bring back some stitching time, but I'm not going to count on it.
There was not much stitching at all for me last night with that headache from hades. But I did stitch a little, and it was on FAS. And I had to frog that. AND, I realized that I have made a counting boo boo on my big Z on the bottom right corner! ARRRGH! It couldn't have been one of the little letters, but the biggest letters on there! I am not for certain that I am going to remove it yet.... the Y next to it is correct. It is one stitch, so I might just leave it. I noticed it when I was checking the little letter that I had just stitched above it and it was off. That was the one that I removed. ;o)
You know that I will keep your DH in my prayers. Be sure to keep me updated as you hear. One thing for sure, this recession is not a respecter of persons, is it?
On a lighter note, poor Bryon. He will now have to deal with double PMS every month in this household! LOL! On that aspect of it, I think it is kind of humorous! On the other hand, my little girl is growing up..... :o(
Yes, Dana, Mary survived our meeting and I did NOT pour a coke inside her purse. I'm sure she was thrilled. I actually acted my age instead of like a 2 year old. I try my best to make a good first impression. In fact, if you will remember, the true me didn't start showing up until at least the 3rd meeting. Donna was just unlucky to meet me for the first time when I was with you. LOL!!
I spent the morning picking up around the house so it could be cleaned and the afternoon working on auction. 52 days and counting. I spent the day at church checking in on the art show meeting, the lady doing our links on the church website, the maintenance staff to make sure we were straight on set up days and times, etc. Then I spent until around 8 pm making calls to secure items, hosts for events, etc. I need a pencil and paper with me at all times to write down everything I know I won't remember in 5 minutes. I feel like the little engine who could. I keep telling myself, I think I can, I think I can. In 52 days I'll know if I could. LOL!!
I would appreciate it if you all would keep my husband in your prayers. The next few days will determine if his company will go under or have a chance to succeed. If it goes under, that means no job for who knows how long. He is an investment manager, so you can imagine that the past year has not been good. There is a lot to the story, but a lot has to do with poor management and he is helpless to stop it because they won't listen to him. Anyway, the next week is crucial.
I'm off to bed. I went to bed early and slept well last night, but I'm just now feeling sleepy, so I'd better go while I can. I'll take pictures and try to post by the weekend.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I stitched on FAS again last night. We watched 3 episodes of Unit. I didn't bring out my stitching until the second one I think it was. It had my FULL attention! We have church tonight, and tomorrow is Bryon's birthday. Not sure if we will go and do something or not. Still pretty slim right now after him being off for two weeks.
Becky, Bryon said that yesterday he was hearing April or August on this 4-8 hr day week baloney! He will be sending out resumes somewhere! Can't sit around and work 32 hour weeks for that long! And also I do know that the internal job posting of my job, the interested applicants have to have their resumes in by this coming Monday. I figure that they will be publishing it in the paper as well. I also know that there is one girl that has submitted her interest from work. "My" Lindsey had put in her resume a few weeks ago. She graduated from Bethel a few weeks ago, from their success program. I am afraid that Val is wanting a more specific accounting education like mine. But, who knows......I do know her resume was in the HR manager's box yesterday, because I saw it in there! In that success program, you graduate with a BS in Organizational Management, or something like that. She had an accounting class or two in that program.
Girls, ya'll have a wonderful day. And those of you who do not have a public job outside the home, think of me if you get some stitching in during the day today. :o) Just think that I would rather be doing the same thing! LOL! The weekend is drawing near.....
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
Becky, the Ho Ho Ho chart is by SanMan Originals and was one of their Secret Shop charts for those who subscribe to the newsletter. They have these charts in their newsletter that are available while they last and there are usually only 20 or so of them. I happened to be right there when the newsletter came and so I got several. Usually by the time I see the newsletter the ones I want are all gone.
I think it was Dana who posted about stitching some other things...I will be doing that too. I had been stitching seasonal things all through fall and the holidays and had some snow-themed things that I wanted to start next. The SAL was a last minute decision and so I still want to stitch my snow things! I'll be posting pics on my blog as they get done if anyone wants to see...
I saw that pattern briefly on Suzanne's blog and wondered how long before you saw it.... Time to get ready for work AGAIN! DRAT! Oh, I will keep you updated on what is going on there.....
Chris, you would have been SO proud of me! I enabled Mary to buy a chart! I was the pot-stirrer for once. You have taught me well!
So, no stitching for me today, but I got quite a bit done last night. Maybe I'll post a pic tomorrow night. I will be at the church working on auction things tomorrow for most of the day and I have meetings on Wednesday morning and afternoon. You all might get ahead of me now, but come March, I'll catch up!!
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Love your fabric too Becky. I used my scanner and had to scan it a couple of times to get what I thought was close to a true color. I had cropped just the stitched part at first and it looked too light! It was just easier while it fits in the scanner. For the remainder of the night I stitched on FAS.
Suzanne, I do love the Q-Snap covers! The bulk of my extra fabric is in the bottom right now since the pattern is longer than wide. I just have to roll/fold it up and stuff it in the cover in the back and there you have it! Out of the way and really helps to stay clean! The way that I wag my projects around, that's a big plus. My FAS I have been stitching in hand because of the silk floss. Just too scared to mess up the floss in a q-snap. Too much time and $ tied up in it to mess that one up! When I started this project, I caught myself starting it in hand! LOL!
Well, it's Sunday. Busy day here for me. Time to get breakfast on and the kids ready for church. They go back to school tomorrow and Bryon goes back to work tomorrow as well. 4-8 hour days at this point. We'll see how long that lasts! I start my busy season hours, working until 5. I have to admit, even though I do not like working until 5, I really enjoy those hour long lunches....as Becky and Chris would say, those margarita lunches! LOL!
Catch ya later ladies,
Saturday, January 3, 2009
And speaking of fabric on the edge of your fabric...how are you all managing all of the extra fabric? This is a really big piece so there is a lot of fabric! Do qsnap covers really work to hold all that extra material?
I just had to post again to say, Dana, I should have known you would have chosen scissors as your ID pic. (shaking head) Especially since there probably wasn't one available of Genghis Grill! LOL!!
Friday, January 2, 2009
How to post pictures, or let me see if I can confuse someone:
- When you are at the box where you type your post, look at the top bar of that box. There is an icon there (just after the spellcheck icon) that looks kind of like a photo (if you squint and really use your imagination). Click on that.
- That will bring up a separate window and will allow you to post a picture from your computer or from the web. I have never posted from the web...but theoretically you can. Click on the browse button underneath where it says "add image from your computer". That will bring up a window for you to select the picture.
- You then have an option as to how you want your picture to appear on the page and what size you want it to be. I always center mine in the middle of the post, and select large. It gives you an option to use whatever layout you select each time you post. Check that box if you want to be lazy and not have to remember how you did it.
- Then click the upload image button. It should say that your image is being loaded and in just a minute it should show the picture you selected. Then click the done button.
Another of life's mysteries is why Blogger sometimes single spaces and sometimes double spaces your text. This is one of those things that drives my little OCD heart crazy. But I have not been able to find a way to make it behave. If you are able to figure it out, for pity's sake, share your secret with me!
Hopefully this all made sense! If you get confused or have questions, let me know!
Thursday, January 1, 2009
In the past couple of days, I noticed a post on the 123Stitch message board about a few ladies who were going to stitch a Rosewood Manor design called Inspiration. I have had this kitted up for quite a while, but I had not planned to stitch it just yet. However, the idea of a SAL really interested me since I have never done one before.
I have set up this blog so that we can post pictures and share our progress. I'm hoping that those joining in will introduce themselves so that we can all get to know each other as the year passes.
My name is Suzanne and I live in central Arkansas. I live with my 4 canine children, who in some ways are probably more spoiled than most human children! LOL I work as a mental health therapist (although I am currently between jobs and actively looking). I have been stitching for about 25 years (yeah, ok, I'm in my 40s...) I have varied taste in designs that I like to stitch. Some of my favorite designers include Lizzie Kate, Bent Creek, A Mon Amie Pierre, L&L, Homespun Elegance, Shepherd's Bush, Little House Needleworks, Country Cottage Needleworks, and the Paula Vaughan designs that have been adapted for cross stitch. Like I said, I have varied taste! LOL
If you would like to join us, let me know and I can add you as an author and add you to the list of stitchers on the blog. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I'm looking forward to this year and stitching this beautiful design!