Is this what you call sporadic blogging? I've sure been sporadic for certain :)
Well I had to work the long Labor Day weekend...nothing like laboring the whole weekend while everyone else is sleeping :(
But I know I made some good mou-la, so I won't complain :)
This weekend after I got home from work I started Ann Pennsylvania Peacock and I made a few changes....can you tell?
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Designer: Little by Little
you can see that Ann no longer resides in my sampler, but I do....I'm going to make this my very own school girl sampler....it'll all be the same as the design after this, I just changed the name and locations to my own ;) I really do like the colors in this sampler, it's sort of drabby, with shots of color to catch your eye, I likey!
I also have decided....
that I absolutely L-O-V-E this Zweigart Autumn Fields Linen...I mean L-O-V-E it...look at that blotchiness....perfect!
some blogging ladies stitch up some of the different Carriage House Stockings has made me want to do them all too. Oh, I've wanted to do them all before, but I have this hankering in my gut to do it or maybe its my heart....anyway, I want to do one. I have one kitted and it is the "primitive stocking". I likey. I hope after Ann that it will be my other new starty. And I was looking today on Carriage House's website and I was thinking I think she ought to do a Adam and Eve Stocking...so who's friends with Kathy? (SIOBHAN) TELL HER! TELL HER to do a Adam and Eve Stocking :)
I got my JCS Ornament Issue....
Did you? What do you think? My opinion is: this year's is OK. I think some of the finishing of the ornaments in the magazine is a little off. Look closely, there are crooked mounts, threads hanging off the ornaments (which is more of the staging person's issue), sewing stitches showing, there's a couple where you can see the thread being carried all over the place. I'm one of those people when I see things like that (without looking for them) it bugs me to no end. Then I can't concentrate on what I truly do like. One ornament, however, that I think takes the prize on ingenuity is the one that is finished to act like a Snowglobe.....little crystal seed beads act as the snow. They have the finishing instructions as stacking a bunch of mat boards cut the same on top of one another. I think if they would have just done one cut of 1/4 inch foam core that would have negated the cutting of multiple mat boards. But that is my opinion only. The ingenuity of the finish is GENIOUS...I really like it. And I'm too much of a slacker to get my rump up and find my magazine to tell you who the designer was....Look for it. CUTE! One that gave me a huh? momement was Brightneedle's design this year. It says "Christmas in July". The story they give behind the ornament is cute, and a wonderful thing....but they should have put that in the ornament PREVIEW issue that comes in JULY......who wants to stitch a ornament for July in December? I just thought that was weird, personally - but it may make perfect sense to everyone else! :)
this weekend? I hope a severe, nearly debilitating case of numb butt syndrome. I've worked 3 weekends straight and I'm ready for a little uninhibited stitching. Really....I AM....and I'm on course for a guilt free stitching hey day!
So until next time.....
Love and best wishes, as you count your blessings and your stitches, from our house to yours!
Peace is not a season - it is a way of life.