A NEW FINISH IS FRAMED
I finished LHN Heart & Home Sampler last week, but was waiting on the beads for the berries to arrive. I got those sewn on yesterday and got it framed in a little Mill Hill frame. Not sure of the final destination of this one yet.
Also, this LHN project is my January finish for the Bride's Tree SAL.
HAED Storykeep Dragon Luck SAL
I got started on this one on Friday, January 22. Boy, stitching 2 over 1 on 25 ct is a bit of a challenge for me. Now that I'm started, wish I had tried using just one strand of floss instead of two. This is antique white fabric (must be the fault of the cummy photographer - me!)
25 ct Antique White Lugana, DMC floss 2 over 1
Victorian Christmas Stocking SAL - Stitcher's Studio
I finally got a bit of a start on this one; worked on it last evening and also a while today. This one has been a fun stitch so far! I started at the very top left corner of the stocking (that seems to be my current favorite starting point in a chart).
25 ct Mushroom Lugana - DMC Floss
Here's what it will look like when it's finished someday.
As I was browsing blogs today, I came across another SAL I just HAD to join. This one requires you to find a see-through container. You then collect all your 'stitching throw aways' - regular ORTS (thread ends), broken needles, stray beads, labels from floss skeins, etc. Once a month on the date of the New Moon, you post a progress photo of your Totally Useless SAL on your blog. Check it out for yourself; it's not too late to join.
Here's my barely-started collection of 'stiching throw aways' for this year's SAL:
This an old jar candle container; the black you see in the bottom is the little metal thing that held the end of the wick. I've done everything I can think of to get that out, but not luck. I think I'm going to come up with some sort of stitched topper for the jar at some point.
COLORADO QUILTING COUNCIL (CQC) MEETING
I didn't get as much stitching in this weekend as I would have liked. Saturday was the monthly CQC meeting. It was in the Denver area this year, so about an hour's drive from us. We went with a friend from our local quilt guild. The speaker was Annie Smith. Her talk was "Help! My Fabric Stash is Growing and I Can't Make It Stop!'
This meeting was jammed with people--250 members and 30 guests in attendance! A fellow quilter/cross stitcher from ILCS, Joan, is also a CQC member. We had agreed to look for each other during the break. No such luck. There were just too many people! So, next month we'll plan a specific spot to meet and hopefully we'll find each other and can have a chance to talk for at least a few minutes.
THE WEEK AHEAD
It will be a very busy week at work. Tomorrow is a full day meeting with the insurance managing underwriter who is here from Texas to work on our renewal for the student health insurance I manage. Tuesday, I'll be staffing a table for an event from 5:00-8:00 pm to talk to prospective students and their parents. So, I plan to do my Tuesday UFO stitching on Monday this week (Everyone Needs Their Own Space).
I'm really hoping to get my new glasses early this week. I am so tired of constantly switching readers for the computer or for reading. It is a pain!
Think that's it for now. While I sure hope my computer is not out of commission for long, I will get more stitching done while it's away. :)
Vicki in CO