Wednesday, April 19, 2017

April 2017 Update

And another band of the sampler is done.





Life got a little crazy this past week or two and isn't settling down anytime soon it looks like.  Hopefully, next month I can catch a little break.  Meanwhile, I'll keep plugging away when I can.

Happy Stitching,

Tamara



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

March 2017 Update

And we have progress!

A page finish on Little Flutterby:



A pair of socks completed:

Meadowcroft Dyeworks
Cross Creek Sock in
013 Wales-Welsh Slate

And the next pair started:



Now to go try to accomplish 25,000 million things today.  Sigh.

Happy Stitching,

Tamara

Thursday, February 23, 2017

February Update

I don't feel like I have accomplished all that much this past month.

Peacock Band Sampler, still working on Band 6.



And an up-close shot:


Those Jessica stitches are killing me.

Then there is Little Flutterby.



Most of my week has been spent on my socks that were started last fall sometime, pictured here with the yarn cake for the next pair up.



Last month I had a needle minder craving and got the ladybug pictured with Little Flutterby above and these two, all from Gina's Unique Boutique on Etsy.





March is a busy month at work and I can't seem to get a quiet weekend to sit and stitch lately.  Spring is springing, though, and that makes things seem a little brighter at times.

Happy Stitching,

Tamara

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Peacock Band Sampler

Hello, 2017!

I'm moving right along on the Northern Expressions Peacock Band Sampler.  My Trick or Treat Sampler ended up getting kicked off my stand, lol.  I do plan to get back to it once the band sampler is done.



I'm well into band 6 now where it's Jessica Stitchpalooza.

The weatherman's calling for anywhere between 4-9 inches of snow here Saturday, so maybe I'll get a snow stitching day.  I'm not counting on it, though.  Usually, when we have a weather event, I'm too busy looking out the window or looking at people's pictures on the computer to get anything done.  And then it's an hour or two shoveling snow and cleaning off the car so I can get to work on Sunday.  Blech.  Can't you Northerners keep your snow up there, please?

Happy Stitching!

Tamara

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Trick or Treat

It's too hot to stitch or knit right now, almost 81 degrees in the house.  It will be back down to about 67 for the high on Saturday, so I refuse to turn the A/C back on.  At least there is a nice breeze to go along with the baking sunshine!  Better than the 60 mph winds and 12 inches of rain we got from Hurricane Matthew last week.  That was certainly one for the record books around here.  I was one of the lucky ones with minimal issues.  Anyway, on to the stitching!

I'm trying to get back to my Victoria Sampler Trick or Treat Sampler because I need to finish it so I can put a shiny new project on my stand.  More on that later.  I don't know if I will get it finished before I cave to the new one, though.  



The little trick or treaters were the end of me the other night and I just could not look at it any longer.

So, the next morning, I picked up my HAED Little Flutterby.



I started an old Prairie Schooler Santa that I've had for a decade or more.  I'm doing it on black 25 ct over 1.  Yes, I am insane.



The new impending project I discovered on youtube.  It's one of those where the model picture just didn't do anything for me, but seeing other WIP's put the WOW factor in it.  This will be Northern Expressions Peacock Band Sampler, specialty stitch version.  It will be on 32 ct Pearl Grey Belfast.  It also has several thousand beads, which are still in transit.




I started and finished a project my Mom wanted me to do for her.  It's a Linda Myers design on antique white 40 ct. 1 over 2.



And last, but not least, a recent yarn retail therapy purchase.

From Left to Right:
Three Irish Girls Adorn Luxe in Piazza del San Marco
Malabrigo Sock in 005 Anniversario
Meadowcroft Dyeworks Cross Creek Sock in Wales-Welsh Slate
Meadowcroft Dyeworks Cross Creek Sock in Treachery


I just wound the Wale-Welsh Slate and maybe I can get my sock knitting bug back with these beauties if I can ever get the last two inches and toe of my Pucker sock done.

I think that pretty much sums up my stitching antics for the last three months since I was last here.

Happy Stitching,

Tamara

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Happy Couple

Announcing the Happy Couple!

(Part of) Flight of Fancy
John Patience
HAED


Stitched on 25 count wedgewood lugana 1 x 1.  I'm not sure how I will finish it yet, but I'm thinking of having it done as a flat fold.

I also finished the posies.



And I finished the first column of pages on my girl.



I've two new starts, one HAED QS and a quilt sampler piece for my mom.  I'm hoping to get some serious stitching in today, but first I must manage to tear myself away from this computer!

Happy Stitching!

Tamara

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Whew, It's a Long One.

And another month disappears.  But there is progress.  Unfortunately, there has also been a bad case of startitis as well.

I have a finish, two actually, one for me I finished in Dec or Jan and one for a gift for my Mom.  I just gave it to her for Mother's Day so I can show them off now.  Blackberry Lane Designs Tools of the Trade V.





Nothing actually finished this month, but a couple of things close.  First is the Summer Wings Humbug by Just Nan.  All that is left is to put on the beads and the backstitched border and put it together.  It's currently in limbo now because I just don't want to pick it up.



Then there is Violet Posies over one on 28 ct.  It's over half done.



I'm 1/3 done with the current page on my girl.



There was a 50% off sale at HAED.  I got a few charts:

Mini The Witching Hour
Lisa Parker

Mini Evergreen
Tracy Butler

QS Little Flutterby
Jennifer Nilsson

QS Flight of Fancy
John Patience

I'm only doing the grasshopper and ladybug of the Flight of Fancy and started it as soon as I ordered some fabric.



And I CANNOT wait to get started on Little Flutterby!  She is so stinking cute!  I will finish the happy couple first, though.  It's a good thing they are stitching up quickly (for a HAED).

I've probably forgotten something, but I can't remember what.  Serves me right for not doing this weekly like I used to!

Thank you for your comments!  I do appreciate them, although I know I am the worst for responding.  I'm not usually signed in when I read blogs (which I used to do at work, but computer use has been curtailed there) so I am also bad about leaving comments.  In fact, I've gotten bad about reading blogs as that was how I passed the slow time at work, but there is no slow time to fill at home, so I tend to avoid the computer as much as possible, which is why there are fewer blog posts, too.  Vicious cycle.  And my gmail is not currently my primary email so I never check it either.  I really should not be allowed to have a computer license!  But I do love this community and I will continue to share and hopefully inspire.  Maybe I can help your slow day go a little quicker.  :D

Happy Stitching!
Tamara