Thursday, September 15, 2005

Thursday's Update

Hello Friends!

It's been a difficult week to accomplish any stitching, but I thought I should post something. The kids are back in school but that means we are busier than ever - homework, activities, sports, etc. etc. I also sing in the choir at church and those rehearsals have started again too. Hopefully after the upcoming busy weekend I can return to a semi-regular stitching schedule.

I wanted to update you on my entry at the Minnesota State Fair - you may recall the Hardanger picture I posted a few weeks ago. I didn't win a ribbon of any kind, but I was still very pleased with comments I received from the judge. I actually earned the total number of points possible in the categories of Beauty and Character, Color, Design, Condition of Article, and Materials Used. They took off points for Complexity of Project. The judge wrote "This is very nice work but not as complex as others in same category." This told me what I wanted to know - my work is good enough to compete; next year I will just need to enter a piece that's more complex. I was very happy!

Do you ever go through a phase where you just can't decide what you want to stitch on? Last weekend I had a difficult time figuring out what I wanted to stitch (I think it's because I'm overwhelmed with choices - too much stash!) I have started stitching the Pray Tree - some of you may already be aware of this free pattern by M Designs. You can join the Yahoo! Group to receive the free pattern. Subscribe by sending a message to:

I also started working on a Hardanger ornament last weekend - I should be able to finish it this weekend and will then post a picture of it.

Thanks for visiting. I wish you all a great stitching weekend!


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Anonymous said...

Congratulations on getting such great comments on your Hardanger piece. I'm sure you'll pick up a ribbon with your next entry :)

Lelia said...

Congrats on your positive feedback. I thought the project very beautiful. Very ribbon worthy. Guess you had good competitors.

Yes, I have stash & piles of stuff on my desk to choose from. I stitch by my mood (I think) + whatever I choose, I enjoy. There are so many neat things to stitch!

BeckySC said...

I go through that phase all the time:) :) :) Sometimes I play in my stash for several days before I choose something :)

I thought the Hardanger piece was worthy too....SO, we your loyal readers give you a BLUE RIBBON!!!!


Chelle said...

I agree with everyone - I thought your hardanger piece was ribbon-worthy too! Getting positive feedback is a good thing, and as long as you had fun I think that is what matters most!