Monday, April 05, 2010

Lazy About Posting...

Hello Friends. Thought I better check in here or you might think I've fallen off the face of the earth. I haven't by the way. Life continues to be busy and when I only have time for one extra thing in the evening I will almost always choose stitching over blogging (or anything else for that matter!) Although some evenings I am so tired that I just "veg out" but you don't want to hear about that -- you want to see the stitching!

I don't have too much to share; I've been working on some secret little gifties that aren't quite finished yet. I do have a finish though - over the weekend I stitched and finished the 2010 Shepherd's Bush fob. I am just thrilled with how it turned out! I was worried about the ribbon finishing, but it went together so quickly and easily! Here it is (modeled on the beautiful Gingher Elena scissors):




Shepherd's Bush 2010 Scissor Fob (kit)
"Find your Zen in 2010"


Speaking of Shepherd's Bush - is anyone out there going to their retreat? I would love to go, but this won't be my year - maybe 2012.

I also have some framing to share with you; this is the last of it now for awhile. Don't get me wrong, I still have a drawer full of stuff that needs to be framed, but will need to save some more $$ to fund the framing costs!




Home of a Needleworker. LHN - stitched in 2007
Thread Gathering, LHN - stitched in 2008


I hope you had a wonderful Easter weekend! We had a small gathering of family members and enjoyed a delicious ham with some cheesy potatoes, asparagus, and a fruit salad. After dinner we played cards - have you heard of the game "Hand and Foot?" It involves several decks of cards; we played for a few hours. It was a good way for all generations to enjoy their afternoon together!

Too bad the weekend had to end -- just a four day work week for me this week. On Thursday my DD and I are traveling to her chosen college to schedule her classes for next year.

Wishing you a wonderful week filled with sunshine and stitching!

32 comments:

Hazel said...

Wow I love that fob and those scissors are gorgeous. Great framing too. I have the HoaN too. It was a great stitch. x

Becky K in OK said...

The fob and scissors are just wonderful. I love that ribbon.

HoaNW is beautiful. I also love how you had it framed.

Have a good week.

Kathy said...

Love the fob! And I esepcially like your finishing. The ribbon is perfect.

Love your framed pieces. They are just lovely.

Natasha said...

Oh I love the SB scissor fob. You did a fantastic job!

Stephanie (Joie de Bayou) said...

Beautiful fob and lovely framed finishes. Congratulations!

valerie said...

Lovely fob! I like how it compliments your Elena scissors! I submitted my registration for retreat but I don't know if I got in yet.

Love how your Home of a Needleworker and Linen and Thread framed up...what wonderful pieces to have hanging in your home!

staci said...

Your SB fob is gorgeous and looks wonderful on your scissors! And your two framed pieces are wonderful as well!

Melissa said...

I love the SB fob, Cathy! So cute! Your framed pieces are lovely. It's so nice to be able to truly enjoy your work when this last step is taken!

Margaret said...

I love that SB fob! Congrats on finishing it! Love the framing too! I know the feeling on framing costs. Painful! How exciting that your daughter will be registering for her classes for college next year! Have fun!

Theresa said...

Oh!! I love your fob!!! the ribbon trimming is gorgeous!!! It works great with your scissors!!!!!

Those framed pieces look wonderful as well~~~ They will be great additions on your wall!!

Laurie in Iowa said...

The SB fob is so very sweet and I love your framed pieces.

Vonna said...

LOVE your fob :) and your framed pieces are GORGEOUS!
Yay for a great Easter weekend and yummy meal with fun by the decks afterward :)

Katrina said...

Love all your framing and the fob is super cute :-).

JOLENE said...

I love your fob Cathy. I bought that one and gave it away for a RAK, seeing yours makes me want one. Your framed stitching looks great! I am contemplating about the SB retreat. I live so close and I just don't know if I want to spend the money for somewhere so close to home.....is that weird or what??? Maybe that is why I should go. Confused...that's me.

Lynn said...

That little fob is so pretty. It complements the scissors well.
I'm stitching HoaN (too) and I'm really enjoying it.

Karoline said...

Gorgeous fob and the framing is lovely, congratulations

Marie-P said...

Fantastic job on that FOB ~ the ribbon and scissors are perfect!
Congrats on the completion and framing of those two beautiful pieces. I still need to stitch the Home of a Needleworker...so little time!
Wondering where your daughter will be attending school? Hope it is a mere "car" ride away!

Suzanne said...

I love the SB fob, especially the ribbon edging. Love your framed pieces.

Giovanna said...

What a gorgeous fob, and it goes beautifully with those scissors - congrats!

Von said...

That's the sweetest scissor fob I've seen in a long, long time, especially with the fab ribbon!

Barbara said...

Oh that pillow is gorgeous! And so is your framing. Always wonderful to hear from you. And I'm relieved I'm not the only one who occassionally vegs out in the evening. ;)

mainely stitching said...

(That Barbara was me, btw.)

Alison said...

I had plans to go to the SB retreat with a friend from New Zealand but she had to pull out so I'm not going. Looking at the brochure, I don't think the theme really appeals to me this year.

I have both of those framed pieces in MY framing pile too! Snap. Love the SB fob....I need to get that. Of course that will mean I'll spend way more than I need to just to get the fob. LOL.

Sherry said...

Your framed pieces are lovely! I especially like the second one.

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

Beautiful pieces, I love the scissor fob and the Thread Gatherer.
Be always in stitches.

Kath said...
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Kath said...

Oh how I love your new fob Cathy. And you have done a gret finishing job on it too.

I have HoaN almost done and it has been like that for a couple of years!! I have pulled it out to finish over the next couple of weeks. Only needs the green along the bottom!

No retreat for me this year, house building again. I was going with Alison and had to pull out sadly. Not sure if the theme is me either. I will try for 2012 perhaps.

Siobhan said...

Beautiful finish! Your framing is wonderful, too.

Brigitte said...

The fob looks gorgeous, the edging came out great. Two wonderful framed pieces!

averyclaire.org said...

What a lovely fob. And your framed pieces are wonderful. Your work is beautiful. Lots to look at and be inspired.

mritchie said...

Yes I am attending the Shepherd's Bush retreat this fall. Was wondering if anyone else has attended in the past and if I need to bring some kind of lighting.

Thanks, Melody

Diana said...

The scissor fob is very cute! Glad you had a nice Easter. When we get together with my Husband's family, we like to play cards ,too(adults) We play whisk(?).