Friday, September 2, 2011

Geez forgot to say I finished Annie on Aug 31, 2011  She is stitched on Ricamo 40 ct using HDF Perfect REd 6213.... was a fun stitch and happy to see her finished...Now to get a bunch of finished pieces to the framers... I think I have about 10 now that need to be framed...
Not a great  picture but here is my start on Mary Gibson.... started her last night .. she is the one that won out... Ann Sandles colors were just not to my liking... The A&E from Sabine (German Museum piece) just were melting into the fabric and not showing up enough for me.. need to rework the colors of that one... so Mary Gibson is a winner... I love the colors in this one and she is stitching up rather fast...for me a medium sized sampler 293 x 304..plan to have her finished by the end of October...if not sooner...Hope to have lots of stitching time this weekend since it is Labor Day...hope anyone that reads this has a happy and safe holiday weekend!!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Well, her she is .. all finished.. Jane Atkinson!  Stitched on 40 ct cream Ricamo linen with a conversion from Vikki Clayton Hand-dyed fibers.. Actually finished her on Aug 20, 2011... now to get her to the framers.. jane was such fun to stitch that I really am sad to see her finished... Having a hard time deciding what is next.. Was going to do Ann Sandles but found some of the colors to be way to pink and too light for my liking.. then it was an A&E from a museum in Germany.. Sabine was able to get it for us... but again there are colors that are so light they do not show up well when stitched... needs some revamping.. so as of right now I am working on finishing Annie.. a Bristol orphan sampler by Sabine.. until I can pic a "next" project....trouble is soooo many I want to stitch it is hard to make up ones mind..

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Here is another update on Jane.. she is moving along rather nicely.. I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.. just a few more weeks and she will be finished.

I am really enjoying stitching Jane. Will really miss her when she is finished.  Still haven't decided what will be next.. so much to stitch and so little time.  it is a toss up between Ann Sandles and Victorine Delacroix..then again there are a few others I could threw in the mix..LOL.  Guess I will just wait and see what mood strikes me when Jane is finished.. I will change my mind 10 times till then.

I will finish my PC Administrator classes this week.. Sat is the last class.. finally.. it has been a long summer.. then the test is on Wed. Aug 3.. here is hoping I pass.. Finally my stitching life will be able to get back to normal.

Have a great stitching week and stay cool.. the heat and humidity are coming back again.. UGH!!!  I am so ready for Fall...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Okay not too far behind this time... life has been busy.. with work and finishing up my Personal Care Home Administrator course.. only 4 more classes after tonight then the test..hopefully then my stitching life can return to normal.... in any event here is the lastest progress on Jane Atkinson as of Sunday evening... have finished a bit more since then... the leaves of the tree are finished. working on the snake...hopefully about another 2 weeks or so and I will be done....Well.. it is off to work I go  and then another late night of class... Keep telling myself only 4  more to go  :))))  Have a great stitchy week

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Has been a Long Time!!!

Oh WOW.. I am being such a terrible blogger.. it has been almost a year since I updated.  Not an excuse but have to say alot has happened in the last year.  Oct 2010.. I went into the hospital for surgery to repair a very large hernia that incision from a previous surgery opened up rather extensively.. was in the hospital for a week... came home and wasn't feeling quite right.... so the short version is this... developed pockets of fluid that had to be re-opened.. which left a small hole in my belly....which then became infect and then got necrotic (rotten). Was then put back in the hospital for another surgery to have all the rotten tissue cut away, was septic (the infection was in my blood stream) spent a week in the hospital again... came home for several weeks on IV antibiotics and a wound vac because I now had a huge hole in my 2 1/2 months after the first surgery I am now back in the hospital for another week.. due to be allergic to the antibiotics I was on... in acute renal failure and to have another surgery to close the wound.... all in all it was a long 3 months.  Needless to say no stitching was done during this time... Way to sick for that.... but all is well now and back to stitching up a storm... since Feb I have stitched

Maria Moll

Jane Rees

And this is last weeks progress on Jane Atkinson.... WOW Jane is such a fun stitch... like coloring... outline the area and fill it in... I just love it and will be sad when she is finished.

So since things are back to normal I do hope to be much better about posting stitching updates on a regular basis... Hope everyone is having a great summer and getting some time to stitch  :)))