Sunday, January 11, 2009

Addendum to Last Post

OK, let's try this again. I thought I had things somewhat worked out last night when I clicked the "publish" button. When I went to view things, it was messed up. However, Google Reader has the text I had written. Will try cut and paste and see how that works. It's hard to remember what I wrote. Well, it won't cut and paste.*#%!! I will try to switch back and forth between windows and do what I can.

My STO Yahoo group decided to have a New Year's Day SAL. You know it is supposed to be good luck to start a new project on January 1st. Here is my progress on Willow Hill Samplings "American Baby" that I chose as my project. This is a more up-to-date photo than the one I was going to use last night. Because I chose to change the color of the sheep and bunny from the pattern, I have since had to rip out about half of each. Originally it was to be some Crescent Colour that I did not like. The DMC equivalent was a yellow color and the photo looked more whitish cream, so I chose to use GAST Oatmeal. What a mistake! It got lost in the base fabric. Took to Monday night stitching last week and Anita picked out a couple of colors for me. Nothing that I thought would work, however, she was right. Told Anita later that I should never question her suggestions for color. They are almost always right on. So the sheep, is now in GAST Fudge Ripple. Chocolate! Woo Hoo!! Have the bunny barely started in chalk. Had to see, but I need to put in a few more stitches, but I think it is going to be good too.
Here is the progress on LHN From Sea to Shining Sea.

This afternoon I finished a small little design model for Anita at The Sunflower Seed. Will take it to her tomorrow when I go to our regular weekly stitch group.

Finally, remembered to take a photo of another of the Christmas presents that I had been working on. Sandi and I decided to wait until after Christmas to do our gift exchange and we have yet to get together. We will probably do it sometime this week. Nothing like extending Christmas a couple of weeks.

Thimble Abundance
by Primrose Needleworks
28-ct R&R Apple Brown Bindy
Poison Apple - Belle Soie Silk

Most recently, I have found that during our long car trips it is easier to do crocheting with a dog in my lap than to do cross stitch. So I have an afghan going and have started making prayer shawls for the church. I finished a prayer shawl on Thursday night and have another one started, so I could work on in yesterday on our drive to Manhattan to the KSU basketball game. I still need to add some fringe to the finished one and get it to the church. Will take a photo before I turn it in.

Not going to tempt the Blogger Gods anymore. Things look like they are proper right now, so am going to publish. Thanks for enduring my issues. Thanks for your visits and comments. All are very much appreciated. Next time I am going to try to do a summary of the things I stitched in 2008.
Happy Stitching!


Vonna said...

Oh my....look at all your pretty stithing I just love looking at all your wonderful and varied projects Kathy :)

jane said...

Kathy - Thank you, I wish you were here to give me a hug too!

Kajsa said...

Your stitching looks great! I want to find the pattern for the knitted prayer shawl.

Linen Stitcher said...

I'm not familiar with Willow Hill designs. I have to admit that I've never heard of a Fudge Ripple Sheep before, but it's adorable. Love the color and the pattern.

Michelle said...

Blogger can be so frustrating! I love all the stitching projects..

Stay Warm!!


Miokka said...

Good work!! I have blogger issues all the time too.... might be because I have no computerpatience!

Meari said...

It's good luck to start a project on New Year's Day????? Oh, gosh, I think I'm screwed then. LOL

Your projects looks great, Kathy!