RR piece

Mylene- That is not a new Cathy Kelly book- it was published back in ’06.
Rhonda- I don’t know what I will stitch next. I have a few in the running but time only will tell.
Julie- you win the knowledge that you guessed correctly. What better prize could there be??

Julie guessed correctly, the last bug is a butterfly. 

For anyone curious to see my RR choice— Here is the chart I am stitching.   It is a freebie chart from http://www.mankaminta.blogspot.com.  While you can see what the other charts look like if you browse that site, I hope you will wait to be surprised for those of you who are on the recieving end of this RR.  I will be letting everyone choose the colors they use, as the chart came with no key.   I only will be sending the color for the birdhouse as I want that to look consistent throughout the piece. The remainder will be up to each stitcher. I don’t even care if they follow the color suggestion in the chart.   Ignore that scissor fob chart. It is only the bigger chart.

I am all ready to start stitching tomorrow. I can’t wait to start.  



Third Garden Party Bug Done

It’s so close now, I can taste it.  I have the third bug done- a bumblebee. While he is cute, the dragonfly is still my favorite.  One more bug to go- any guess on what it is?? 

Anyways here is the third bug- Sorry about the shadow it was a cloudy day-

A picture of all three.   Apologies for the wrinkles I haven’t had a chance to iron it yet. 

You think i’m going to say next week is JG, and it is technically but…………………..

I joined a RR so— I am stitching that next week.  I think I will wait until my part is done before I share it.   Until then you will just have to wait.

Small Japanese Garden update

Althought I didn’t get done nearly what I wanted to last week, I did get some done- And i love how it is looking.

I only stitched 2 days, then spent 1/2 another afternoon frogging a lantern. 

This week I should finish the third Garden Party bug-  A bumblebee.  

I also have an update on my decisions for the wedding sampler- Look for that later this week.

Need thoughts

I am going to stitch this for a good friends wedding.   I am wanting to change the colors though.  They are two shades of pink, which you can’t see very clearly.   I am going to change one to a purple, the darker pink, but I don’t know what to do about the second  color.  Should it be a lighter purple? Another color?  Anyone thoughts?? I was thinking a lighter purple since the original chart has two shades of pink. What do you think?

Another Border and Stash

I finished the third border in Garden Party.  It stitched up quickly since I didn’t need to use the pattern.  I am getting tired of stitching the borders, but I’ve only one left to do- YAY.    Anyways….. Here is a picture. 

Had a really hard therapy session this week. Really needed retail therapy. So….  

 mmmm………  Aren’t the ornaments lovely??? I am looking forward to stitching them.  I’m not one for christmas decorations- for reasons that belong in the other blog not this one. At any rate.  I am tired of avoiding things that trigger, so this year I will have a christmas tree. I plan to put ornaments on it.   

I have most of the Lizzy Kate Living With Charm Double Flips.  I think I need 2 more. It may replace Garden Party when I am finished with it. Right now it is between Living With Charm, and something by Joan Elliott. That may change by the time I am finished. 

The other one is a needlebook. I have seen a stitched one at the LNS but until this visit never saw the chart. 

 Look what I found in the bookstore this week…….. It has some awesome charts in it.   The seasonal fairies, the first two elemental fairies and a buddha are what I find most interesting. 


exchange Recieved

I received my exchange today.  I am so pleased with the colors.  Thanks Georgena.

Japanese Garden- Branches finished

I finished the branches on Japanese Garden today. It is a day late, but that is okay. 

I am taking my HAED out of rotation for a bit. I want to get both JG and Garden party finished. So next up Garden party.