Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Moon and the Sun are Shining in the Laundry Room

Yes, after having everything laying on the folding table FOREVER, I finally got around to popping a few nails in the wall and regaining my folding table!  They cheer me so much every time I go in the laundry room.  Got plaster molds from a trip to Savannah with Betty, got a beautiful cross stitch from Cheryle, got suncatchers from Mrs. Seager, got the Capri plate from Louise's gift trip to Italy got a metallic sun from a trip to San Antonio with Betty, got a jar of 'thrills' from Louise's wedding...  I love be surrounded by wonderful memories of fabulous times and the people who love me - especially when I am folding Dan's underwear.  Brings ya right back to reality, doesn't it??

Friday, August 13, 2010

More finished projects

Yes, and these are because I have discovered books on cds and have insomnia!  The acorn has been laying around forever but the other two were actually in the packages.  Always wanted to hang the three together so figured I JUST HAD to do them all!  How do you think I should frame them?  Could go the three frame route or maybe make a bellpull, wallhanging thingy.  I did put some beads on each one!  Betty would be proud of me.

Monday, August 9, 2010

UFOs

I have finally come to realize that I don't like to finish things - books, quilts, projects of any kind.  But in the last few weeks, something has compelled me to wrap up some needlework projects that have been around for years.  And I actually finished one that I started a couple months ago - but I have had it for about 10 years.  Oh, well, better late that never.  And I have a few more in the works that I am bound and determined to finish!!  I'll post those when it happens!

These three needlepoint pieces have been in my travel bag for at least 15 years.  No joke!  All my friends are familiar with them because when ever we go on a road trip, I'll pull these out and stitch a bit.  They are painted needlepoint canvas dont in yarn.  Not my favorite but they do look cool.  Also have a sun and moon sampler about 80% done.  Got to finish that puppy.

Well, I got them out and it took me all of 45 minutes to finish all three.  Jeez!  What is my problem??

These guys are all 5" x 5".  Of course, the frames I found on half price at Hobby Lobby were 6" x 6".  I sewed a black matting on each one and boom, we are done!  Got all my sun and moon stuff going up in the laundry room.  A picture will follow when ever that happens.  Maybe I am not really finishing anything up!  Maybe I am still in the process.  Oh, that makes me sad.

And I have had this project in my head and in my cross stitch cabinets forever.  I really don't even remember when I got it!  But, it matches the fabric I have used in the kitchen in the last 3 houses and it is gonna get done for this kitchen!  I need to back it and bind it.  Yeah, so it really isn't done, is it??  It is stitched on 14 count Aida Cloth with 2 strands of floss. 

Having a table set up in the living room with a project on it really helps.  Whenever I need some calming down, I plop in the chair and stitch a bit.  The books on CD are probably not a good thing in the big picture but man are they helping me get a lot of stitching done. Stitching is also a great defense for the nightly FOX News watching.  Bill O'Reilly isn't all that bad if I have a needle in my hand!