Wednesday, March 26, 2014

NLH Page Finish

A little happy dance here!  20/28 pages now complete on Nature's Little Helper.

With every stitch, it gets harder and harder not to pick up Curl Up With A Good Book and get started.  But I know if I start it, I will abandon this one and I want it finished.  Soon.  If I can keep up my current pace, I calculate I might be able to have this one done by the end of July, if not before.  I think I can, I think I can.  Lol.

Happy Stitching!


Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ah, Spring!

Although, it's damp and dreary out again, spring is coming for sure here!  The daffodils and the Bradford Pears are blooming and I spy a spring green tree out on the other side of the lake.  No pictures today for proof, you'll just have to take my word for it, lol.

I'm still plugging along on Nature's Little Helper.  I was hoping to get page 20 done this weekend, but the odds are no longer looking so good.  I ended up not picking it up at all last night and this morning I spent several hours at the car dealership getting that pesky routine maintenance stuff attended to.  I did stitch on my christmas 15-sided ornament there and now have all 15 blocks stitched, just have to attach all the beads now.  I might be another 3 months before I can bring myself to tackle that.  Here's the update on NLH:

I have been adding to the stash this year and here is my latest acquisition:

That's Victoria Sampler's Trick or Treat Sampler with the accessory pack.  I've been wanting this one since it came out, it's just always a little difficult to cough up the cash for the accessory packs.  I love her designs, though, and I want to get cracking on them.  My Autumn Romance sampler is languishing on my stand, sorely neglected.  The fabric in the picture above is Picture This Plus Cashel in Haunted.  I'm still waffling on that fabric, it's greener than it appeared in the online picture, but I think it might work okay.  I'm such a wuss when changing out fabric!  But I don't like the brown for this one, I think it needs to be reminiscent of a creepy twilight evening.  I'm concerned the light green threads will disappear on the fabric, though.  So, opinions much appreciated on this one!  I was also considering PTP Ancient and Echo. 

Ah, decisions, decisions. 

Happy Stitching!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

More Progress Redux

Another page down and on to the next (partial) page. 

I've been suffering from a head cold this past week, so the stitching suffered right along with me.  I seem to be mostly over it now and after getting the taxes done today and a little of this and that, hopefully, I can spend the rest of the evening stitching.  And I'll probably last to all of 8 PM.  Sigh.

Spring is finally springing around here, even if we did have a big blast of winter last week.  The daffodils are blooming and the trees are starting to bud.  I image the Bradford Pears will be in full bloom before too much longer.  Now that Daylight Savings has started, it's so inspiring to have daylight when I get home in the evening again.  Not that one could tell on a day like today with no sunshine and storms and cold temps expected by tomorrow.  Apparently, it's supposed to be wild and windy tonight.  It's been so nice for the heat to not have run all day! 

Here's an interesting needlework-related landmark I ran across on my internet travels recently:

Thread City Frog Bridge

How cool it that?

Happy Stitching!