Sunday, December 30, 2007

I've just discovered Barbara Ana's designs!!

I like to browse the "what's new" area of INS's. That's how, a week ago, I came across a slew of designs by Barbara Ana at Always in Stitches ( I bought all but 3 and I'll get those in my next order!!! LOL

I've been working on one with a frog and a wanted poster. You'll love it when I post it. I should be done on New Year's Day when I'll have time to stitch while watching the Rose Bowl Parade.

She has a bunch of free patterns on This is a wonderful site with lots of free patterns by many creative designers and lots of tips and tools (like graph paper, and how-to hints).

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Lizzie Kate finish

I like the look of this piece and am very glad it's finished. I did NOT like the fabric as it was hard to see the holes and it's only 32 count. I should be able to see that. I have a simple frame so I may give framing it myself a try. I've framed before and I do a good job. I just detest the pinning and lacing. Ick!!! LOL

Lizzie Kate Good Things Come finished on Dec 21, 2007

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Another SB finish

I was checking my Y2K box, that I use for holding early-bought Christmas presents, and found in addition to a present I didn't give out last year (!!!!) this little Shepherd's Bush Heartfelt Flower kit. I finished the stitching, but haven't made it into a pin yet. Such a quick finish!!

SB Heartfelt Flower Finished on Dec 16, 2007

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Another Finish!!

I finished the last of this SB series: Spring is Blooming.

SB Spring is Blooming finished on Dec 14, 2007

These were so quick and easy. I need to order the last frame (for winter). I bought them all at Salty Yarns in Ocean City, MD during Springfest in May this year. I suppose other places would have the frame, but I have it in my head to get them all from the same source. Funny how people think, isn't it? :)

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Shepherd's Bush finishes

I'm tearing through this series of small SB kits. I have the frames for all but Winter.

Shepherd's Bush Summer is Waving finished Dec 11 2007

SB Autumn is Giving finished Dec 11 2007

SB Winter is Chilling finished on Dec 13, 2007

I'll be starting on Spring in a few minutes. It's on a lovely pale yellow fabric.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Back home

On November 28 I went to the doctor's office to see about getting medication to get rid of my congestion left over from my cold. However, he said my lungs were clear and to go to the Emergency Room. A few tests later and I was admitted with blood clots in the lungs! I learned that blood clots are like bruises and will be absorbed by the body in approximately 2 weeks. I've been home since late Tuesday afternoon. I'm feeling stronger and breathing better every day. Thank goodness!!!

I finished this needleroll by Shepherd's Bush in a modified fashion while recuperating in the hospital. It said what I was feeling about catching this in time and being alive:

Shepherd's Bush Happy Day Needleroll as a square Dec 6, 2007

The weekend after Thanksgiving I finished these lions from Simply Old Fashioned:

Simply Old Fashioned Lion in the Ever So Little series Nov 25, 2007

And last night I finished Blooming Alphabet by La D Da:

La D Da Blooming Alphabet Dec 8, 2007

Now I'm stitching on a small Lizzie Kate, but it's going slow and I'm getting bored with it. I have some small Shepherd's Bush seasons so I may just finish these.