Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Oops! Missed one...

Above is a piece I finished last week and somehow neglected to add it to the line up. For some reason blogger won't let me type under the Christmyth Giant so I'm putting it here. I put my order in with ABC Stitch for the rest of the krienik for the remaining 4 ornaments in this series. I got most of them, the rest are on back order. Unfortunately I can't work on them since most of what I need to finish even one of them is on the back order list. Figures don't it.

Here is a mini Tall Ship that will be part of a quilt I'm slowly putting together for OECS. All of the pieces from this bit are from a leaflet my DH found in a cross-stitch shop we visited the other week. It was printed in 1981 and is a pain in the rear to read. This Ship took me roughly 3 hours to stitch.

And here's Pooh Bear. Probably wondering where he's put the honey this time. He's also going towards the OECS quilt. (I believe I have 4 going at the moment for them)
An update on Spring Break, though there's really not that much progress. The longest bit there marks where the 3/4 of the page is. So I'm getting there slowly but surely. I've just about finished up the confetti stitches and the rest look like they're going to be a straight shot with maybe a few confetti's here and there, but nothing like it was around the mouth.
Last but not least....I dug out the Pansy alphabet again and did the C. Didn't take long either. Or at least it didn't once I augmented the floss key. The key only shows two colours for the backstitching. But if you look at all the differant coloured Pansies you noticed that there are more colours for it. So either I skipped a page when I did my working copy or they assumed we'd get the hint.

This weekend was a bit disappointing. I was supposed to participate in the Owie Box run again this year but the bit I was in got canceled. It rained just about the whole day. Didn't help that I was staying at a friend's house to make it easier to attend the weekend's events, and hadn't planned on the rain so I hadn't packed properly. Hence I was quite bored. Sunday was Rolling Thunder's first attempt at a Breakfast Buffet. Again it was a bit rainy and just plain grey. We barely made it to the halfway mark to break even. We were looking for at least 100 people we got 48. We'll attempt one again later in hopes that most of the poor turn out was due to the nasty weather. We were highly commented by the people who stopped in. Only had one complainer but you always will get at least one of them. And all it was about was that we didn't have toast or jam. I think the next might include some brunch items after a certian time and have it a bit later. Even though I got home early than usual on a Sunday I had a heck of a time, for some reason my lower back just wouldn't co-opereate with me.

I tried to post this yesterday before someone got anxious with me not posting on Sunday. Well about an hour before I was going to post my server went down around 9:30 or so. The whole thing! (My phone, cable and internet all go through the same company) Went to bed around 11pm and it was still down. but when DH got up this morning everything was running. So tonight I decided I'd better get it done early incase it deceided to pull the same stunt twice.

Currently Stitching: Ariel for OECS

Currently Reading: The Serpent of the Crown by Elizabeth Peters

Current Status: Quite Warm


Blogger Lili said...

You've been very active on the stitching front! I particularly love the giant, and the ship is full of details, which makes it a record to stitch it that fast! OECS must appreciate your implication!
I hope your back is feeling better; and sorry that Rolling Thunder have suffered from the bad weather...
I'm off for the holiday at the end of the week, so I wanted to send you lots of hugs before I leave!
Take care!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006 2:21:00 AM  
Blogger Kim said...

You've been a busy lady! Look at all those cute patterns! They all turned out great. Like Lili I also love the ship! You did a fantastic job, it's so adorable. But the giant and pooh are so cute too. The "C" is lovely and the backstitching makes the flower really stand out.

Sorry to hear about the rain out on Sunday. And I hope you get some rest for your back! Take care!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006 10:46:00 AM  
Blogger karensff said...

Wow, you have done quite a lot since the last time I was here. I hope everything you need to stitch the rest of the Christmyth ornaments come soon. I have enjoyed seeing them. I love the giant. Think he is my favourite so far. I also love that little boat, very sweet and worth the trouble.


Saturday, July 29, 2006 3:53:00 AM  
Blogger Shadowspun said...

Okay, now I want to do the Christmyth series. *sigh* I have no time! And i just gave in and bought TW's Tapestry Cat. (It was on clearance, how could I resist?)

Monday, August 21, 2006 7:09:00 PM  

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