Monday, May 25, 2015

Blackbird Scissors Minder

I'm on a roll here with Catherine Theron projects...this little scissors minder has been stitched up since March. I finally took time to do the finishing on it. It's a sweet little fob!

Still rainy and a bit cool here. Trying to lay low and conquer this cold!


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Winter Strawberries

Despite the rainy day and the cold I am fighting, I had a productive day! I finished Winter Strawberries from Catherine Theron. This project was Catherine's guild project for 2015. It didn't take too long to stitch (although I had some counting challenges!) The finishing wasn't too bad either. Am really happy with my finish.





Saturday, May 23, 2015

Randje Week 21

These two rows took awhile to stitch...all those eyelets!



Thursday, May 21, 2015

Randje Week 20

You thought I forgot, didn't you? I had this all stitched up last Friday night but was pre-occupied with other things and didn't get this picture posted. I am ready for Week 21!



Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Quick Update

Pictures are dark as I am living in a hotel room again this week. I bought a light that I thought would work well when I travel. Pros: very compact and lightweight. Operates via battery but also comes with a USB cord. 12 LED lights, three different light settings. Cons: wasn't enough light for me to work over one, but I think it would be fine for over two stitching. It was about $24, it's from Ideaworks, and I bought it on Amazon. I think it will work well for me.

Second picture....I have my stitching done for Winter Strawberries. Hurray!




Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Road Trip Part II

A few more details about last weekend....

1) To get to the Country Sampler, we exited I-94 and drove down Highway 58 - what a beautiful drive. Lucious green valley, beautifully maintained farms, rich farm fields - wish I could have taken some pictures to share with you. It was a picture perfect drive.

2) We had a nice visit at the Country Sampler - a mix of quilting and cross stitch. Beautiful models of both throughout the shop. If you like Prim, this is a good place to shop!

3) The reason for our trip? To take Sherri Jones' Blue Ribbon Sewing Box. The class was hosted by Lynn's of Madison. Great finishing class. The box is lovely. My two traveling companions already have their stitching finished and their boxes put together.

4) After class, we visited Lynn's of Madison. Interesting shop - combination of art supplies and needlework. Always lots of eye candy though - great models on the walls.

5) Great conversation and great food on Saturday night - thanks Polly!

It was a quick trip, and lots of fun!

Here are some pictures of the models on display at Lynn's - enjoy!






Saturday, May 16, 2015

Road Trip

First we stopped here...

And then we stopped here...

And then today we were here...

It's been a great weekend!