Monday, March 25, 2013

Week #7

WOW Another week of Manifesto has come and gone.. where does the time is what she looks like as of Sunday 3/24/2013

the house is nearly built.. the roofers and masons needed some time off because of the crazy spring weather we are having here in Pa.   Woke up to snow this morning.... so Miss Scarlet gave them off until the weather warms a bit... In the meantime the landscaper has arrived and he has planted the trees on the right side of the house.. getting ready for the fence and the brick wall....Mr. Peacock will be keeping an eye on things after he arrives.... That is why he faces away from the house.. he is watching!.....I think we shall name the estate Peacock Manor.... Miss Scarlet (who is outlined but not dressed yet) is the lady of the house.... next to her is Mr. Carson - the butler..and he is doing a fine job of keeping the day to day operations of the household in order..... then we have Miss Daisy the goose whisperer, who just loves being outdoors with her little friends....and Miss Marsha the school marm....Miss Marsha is having a heck of a time to get Miss Daisy to come inside and study her lessons.. Mr CArson, Miss Daisy and Miss Marsha have yet to enter the picture but they are part of the manor family and staff... Miss Scarlet has a great job on her hands getting Peacock Manor built and keeping everyone in line.. she gets frustrated sometimes and Oh those animals in the yard can be so messy... She is constantly reminding everyone, including the workers, to take their shoes off when they enter the house...and she has to calm down all the neighbors when the complain about the noise...However, Miss Scarlet is a strong woman and she will overcome all the obstacles...

So for now we leave you and hope you will return next week to see how Peacock Manor is progressing  and how our friends are doing...

Happy Stitching and have a great week!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Latest Stitching News

Once again where does the time go?  Here is what is up on the stitching front:

Stitching in Dutch Beauty has come to a halt.... OH NO.. why you ask... Well..............
Scarlet Letter released Manifesto and I feel in
love... received my chart and on Feb 1, 2012 the stitching began.... I am so addicted I am unable to put her down....

what you see is the result of 6 weeks of stitching.. And yes she is a monster!!  This has to be the largest solidly stitched piece I have ever done at 600 x 380.  But she is so much fun!!!!

Other stitching new.. I have taught 2 Classes in Hardanger Embroidery at Threads Needlework in East Petersburg, Pa and what a blast.. should have taken some pics.(will do that next time)  the women in the class were great! and it was a pleasure to spend time with them..

these are my girls back from the framers and up on the wall.... starting on the left...
Mary Gibson, Rachel Hyde, Susie Pierce, Jane Atkinson, Gesche Heitman, Annie ( you can partially see)   These girls are all loving there home and are a pleasure to look at everyday..

Until next time
Happy Stitching

Thursday, January 17, 2013

WOW a month has passed already

Gee it has been a whole month since I have left the working world and I am loving every minute of it.  It is so great to be stitching when I want.  So with that here is the progress

Ann Medd.... she is on hold... I have frogged the over one that I had done....I just can't bring myself to stitch this whole section over 1... I don't mind small amounts of over 1 on 40 count but this is over the top for me.... so now I am trying to decide .. do it do it all over 2 or do I change the section entirely and if so what do I put there.. so you can see why Ann is on hold.

Dutch Beauty... she is really coming along nicely.  have now started the bottom row.. so I feel like I am on the home stretch.  I am looking forward to a finish  maybe in the next month.