Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Coffee is Magic

Tea Time Birdie, was a freebie I picked up from Dawn's Xstitch. This is a charity square though I'm still trying to figure out what possessed me to print the pattern let alone stitch it. A little to cutsie for my taste. But you never know with other people. There's a few more in this series. Here is my progress on Coffee is Magic...By Dragon Dreams. It's being stitched on Zwiegets(sp) Rue Green 18ct. This is a freebie available from her site. I'm trying to leave the white fuzzy stuff till last since I've never used it before. Not bad for an evening's stitch. The wizard himself is done except for the fuzzy bunny slippers and his beard and mustouche.
I have finally made Praying for a Cure into a pocket. But I'm still debating on wether or not to buy white cording to put round the edges. Once I figure it out I'll post the final finish.

Karen, I'll be leaving almost all my finished pieces in a drawer until about August or until a use comes up for them. Most of the ornaments will be turned into ornies by October, I have some ideas on where they might go, but can't look into until then. The others will basically be on standby. Heather, I try to at least say who designed it, most of the time if it's a progress picture, I may forget after the first post, but don't hesitate to ask, I'm sure the majority of the stitchers out there would be glad to answer. Maria S. I hope you didn't take my comment badly. It wasn't meant that way. I honestly can't tell the differance. But I do like "hearing" about differant ways of doing things, substitutions etc. I've been known to state things quite bluntly and it can get me into trouble. So please keep that in mind. No harm ment. We're all friends here.
Lili, In my opinion DMC's metallic thread is a real pain in the tuckus. Hate it. I usually substitute Krienik 002 #4 for everything. I don't find it fragile so much as it wants to tangle and knot, whiech can make you pull too hard and break it or it will get caught up in the fabric and the same happens. Usually if the metallic is for backstitching or stars in the sky etc I'll wait for last. But the gold helps me figure out where I am. I started out by putting the reds in then going in with the gold. After that I found it easier to use the gold as a referance point. Barbara! It's nice to see you back!

Work is getting better. I think I've finally adjusted to the differant ways of doing things. Mostly due to finally being able to sit down with the department head and going over my fuzzy points. The majority of which I'd been given multiple answers to and none of them seemed to jive with the others. Didn't work yesterday. DH got into a minor car accident on the way home from work. I got the call just as the worry started to nagg. (I'd been waiting for him to come pick me up to go to work, since I don't drive.) After my department was informed that I'd be coming in late due to the accident I was told that they had too many people on anyways and would I like another day off. I took it. Luckily I did. The accident happened just as the police shift changed. so the wait was longer. Hope I got everyone's question and or concern. I'm beat. Hugs everyone. Night!


Blogger karensff said...

OMG! I hope your DH is okay!

Tea Time Birdie is very sweet. I like it. Although like you I would probably stitch it for someone else rather than myself.

Coffee is Magic is looking fantastic. It's a lovely design and that fabric colour really sets it off.


Wednesday, March 01, 2006 3:36:00 AM  
Blogger Lili said...

I love the new design you're starting: it's the kind that puts you in a good mood... After the grumpy wake up, that was a logical choice...lol!
I agree with you about the gold being a reference, besides, I usually stitch block by block to avoid big mistakes, so leaving some unstitched "squares" worries me a little. That might explain why I have let Mama Xmas down.
Sorry about that accident, gotta go, I'll e mail you soon!
Lots of hugs!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 11:12:00 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

That is a cute little chick! But I'm with you that it's not something I'd stitch for myself, unless it was an Easter decoration. ;)

Love the Coffee is Magic! I've stitched that one myself and it's so adorable! When I did it I used the DMC metallics and I wish I hadn't. I hated them. They are just a PIA to work with. I started using Kreinik in a project last year and I highly recommend the braids. The #4 is just the right weight for most things and it's a breeze to work with. Fortunately for me my LNS carries a lot of it so not too hard to get. :)

Sorry to hear about the car accident. :( I hope it wasn't overly serious. Your new job sounds like it's going well! That's so great! It's always nice when things go well and you feel you made the right decision to change jobs. :) Take care!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 11:53:00 AM  
Blogger Von said...

So sorry your dh was in a little car accident. Will the car be laid up in the shop for awhile ? It's always a pain dealing with the insurance, etc. (and my dh is an insurance agent, lol).
Thanks for the link to the website. I gotta have my coffee in the morning so that design is very appropriate. :D

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 12:23:00 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

Great start to Coffee is Magic!! Best wishes for a quick resolution to the car accident. No bodily harm done, I hope.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 1:23:00 PM  
Blogger Annemarie said...

Hope your hubby and the car are still in good shape after the accident. I love Coffee is Magic. Gotta do that one myself. It is only in the evenings I can start thinking about something other than coffee, so perhaps I should change it to 'Coffee is magic...Always!'

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 3:31:00 PM  
Blogger ~Harsha~ said...

that birdie is too cute!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006 10:08:00 PM  
Blogger AnneS said...

Glad to hear you're settling into the new job OK - always takes a while to learn the ropes of new systems etc. And sorry to hear about DH's accident - hope the car and him are OK! Have to agree with you about the DMC metallics ... I just used combination of both DMC and Kreinik for a small gift for someone, and the Kreinik was so much nicer to stitch with - I think I'll keep my DMC for making cords etc LOL.

Thursday, March 02, 2006 8:10:00 AM  
Blogger Carol said...

I adore your start on that DD freebie :-) You are right - the little duckie isn't my taste either!

I hope work is going well this week ;-)

Thursday, March 02, 2006 11:50:00 PM  
Blogger Dolci Fusa said...

I've stitched "Coffee is magic" (http://www.dolcifusa.it/pp46_Coffee_is_magic.htm) last year... it's still waiting to be maked-up with quilting...
Happy stitching!
Dolci Fusa
(blog: http://dolcifusa.blogspot.com/; website: http://www.dolcifusa.it)

Sunday, March 05, 2006 6:10:00 PM  
Blogger Patti said...

Hope everything is okay with the car and your DH. Your stitching is great and I love the Coffee is Magic sentiment. I totally agree!

Monday, March 06, 2006 6:48:00 PM  
Blogger artystitches said...

Thanks for stitching the square for us, i have been reading your blog for a while and did not know you were a member of OECS.

Naomi (OECS)

Friday, March 10, 2006 3:09:00 PM  

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