Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Beautiful!

I have friends who are incredible stitchers but T takes the cake with her speed. (Of course, she's also a "lady of leisure" as she likes to say, now that her place of employment moved away & she was forced to retire - but I don't hear her complaining! *lol*) Anyway ... O Holy Night was begun in January. I saw it in progress at the stitch-in we attended then - and here it is, completed AND framed! Isn't it gorgeous?!?! My photo doesn't do it justice - but I just love to brag on my friends so I had to share! :o)




This astounding piece is a companion to another horse T stitched. This one's getting the vote for the prettier of the two - the colors jump. This one's waiting for its recipient to help pick out a frame - can't wait to see it once it is!









I don't know what happened to the picture I took of C's sampler ... I've got to get a picture of it, too, so I may brag on her! :o)

Here's hoping I get at least one thing finished this week so I may brag on myself! *lol* The bulb in my OttLite fell out Sunday evening & shattered so my stitching's slower since I'm having to use my little clip-on light. :-( I need more hours in my days so I may do all the errand running I need to do - so I may pick up my replacement bulb. ;o)

Monday, March 26, 2007

Wonderful weekend!

I'll have to take pictures of the sampler I started Friday ... but until then ... I had a great time in IN with my stitching friends! Four of us met in Cincy Thursday evening - hung out, gabbed, stitched a bit, ate (of course! *lol*). Went to Keepsakes on Friday - what a great shop! Barbara's such a nice woman anyway, but I'm in love with her shop. There's stash everywhere - beautiful fabrics, fun finishes ... I left 2 of my pieces for her to frame & I can't wait to have them in my hands. The frame for QSI is awesome ... I bought a few things while at the shop - mostly fabric & fibers - and will do more damage in the future, I'm sure. ;-) We traveled on to IN that afternoon - beat the stitch-in organizer there! It was a nice, quiet (except for one constantly-blabbering stitcher) weekend. I got lots of stitching done, met some wonderfully fun women - and hated to come back to work, of course. Told my friends we may have to have the next stitch-in at my house 'cause at least I have comfy chairs! *lol*

Don't know when my next stitching journey will be. I was to go to A Stitcher's Retreat this coming weekend but that didn't work out ... had to forfeit my deposit but I do get the round robin kits anyway, so it's not totally money gone. It works out anyway as our cousins will be in town this weekend for their grandchild's birth, so we'll get to have some time with them. Maybe I can get the women to travel to Columbus when my pieces are framed ... they can be the couriers. ;o)

I totally lost track of time & haven't yet stitched an ornament for the blog/SAL I'm in. Sheesh! I've got to finish the birth announcement I'm stitching, so maybe I can get an ornament stitched before the end of March. That'll still count, I'm sure. *lol* Oh - and I watched & talked with a woman at the retreat who was knitting socks with these skinny needles (#2) - maybe I can be adventurous after all & try knitting a Quaker pinball. I sooooo want to try - just not sure how sane it'd be! *lol*

I know! One of my friends picked up her "O Holy Night" piece when we were at Keepsakes ... if my camera picture of it is clear, I'll post it here later. It's stunning!!!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

A few pictures

Fun times at Curves! *lol* Megan almost-willingly donned the crown so of course I had to get her picture with Kel!








Up close & personal at CBJ practice 2 weeks ago. Love my CBJ!!!








Ah, my darling daughter ... warming up for the solo/ensemble contest last month. This is Pickerington's practice room ... looks better than most any room in our high school. :-( Oh, well ... what we have works. But, anyway ... isn't she cute? *lol*

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Ta-Da!


It is DONE! This isn't the best picture, but ... it works for now. I loved stitching this - can't wait to start another. But which one? *lol*
Work's awful. Ugly. Gross. Sickening. Frustrating. Pick a "yuck" word & you've got it. There's no use trying to fix it, fight it, whatever - one boss in particular is causing the most heartache & if the other partners won't stand up to him, how or why should I? I try not to think about it too much, then think I should so I can figure my way out of here! *lol* Why can't I win the lottery I don't play?!?!
I get home so worn thin I don't get much done there. Stitching QSI has been a good retreat. I tried starting my Heart's Content fob last night - oh, was that a mistake. Between my mood & the lateness of the evening, well, I'll be starting all over.
Now to decide what goes to Cincinnati with me .. I think it better be a mix of easy & involved, at least the way my spirit feels right now.