Thursday, March 27, 2008

Something new

I decided I needed a break from "A Sweeter Love" and couldn't face picking up my Chatelaine. So I chose something whimsical. This is going to be a pillow for my daughter. It's called "My Cat" from Trail Creek Farm. I'm stitching it on mint green belfast with Silk 'N Colors. The colors are a little odd but I know my daughter will like it.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. I did! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such nice comments.

"Caring lifts the burden...Courage shoulders the weight...But only loving lightens the load."

Thursday, March 20, 2008

I've got people

I've been able to get in some good time on this piece. I spent an entire afternoon doing the verse in 1/1 and enjoyed it (how weird is that?). The frog has left so my needles have been smoking. I love my people, aren't they cute? I especially love the waist on the lady (who has a waist that small?) I'm starting a new job next week so that will greatly decrease my stitching time.

Thank you all for the nice comments and coming by to visit. Have a great weekend.

"Every time I begin to feel that there just isn't any more strength in me, I end up knowing that there is God"

Friday, March 14, 2008

What's worse than 1/1?

What is worse than stitching 1/1? FROGGING 1/1!!!! Boy, I'm struggling with doing the 1/1 on this piece and I've had to frog most of what I've stitched this week in the verse. I've told myself I have to do some 1/1 every time I pick up this piece before I can move on to an area of 2/2. Otherwise this will never get done.

I'm also trying to finish up Part V on my Chatelaine, but there is so much backstitching that I have no desire to even pick it up. As you can tell, backstitching and 1/1 are my least favorite parts of stitching. I am very tempted to start something new but A Sweeter Love is a gift for my DH so I need to keep my focus on this piece.

Thank you for all the good wishes and comments about my daughter. She is completely back to normal and healthy.

"What is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity."

Thursday, March 6, 2008

A Sweeter Love update

I have been working on "A Sweeter Love" here and there. There is a lot of 1/1 which I wasn't aware of when I started this project. I'm not a huge fan of 1/1, so this has left me a little less motivated in picking up this project. But it is a gift for my hubby so I will persevere :).

Thanks for all the kinds thoughts and words about my daughter being hospitalized while away from home. She is home now and is doing just fine.

"Our Heavenly Father never takes anything from his children unless he means to give them something better."