Sunday, February 7, 2010

Two new finishes and a hello to Lisa/Texan

*waving and yelling helloooooooooo to Lisa/Texan* This post is just for you. *hee hee* A little birdie told me you had a special request for me to update my blog. Happy now? Hahahahahaha! ;-)

On to stitching news...I do have two recent finishes. One is "Jingle" by Mill Hill:
I'm not happy with the backing and plan to replace it with a red felt where a small edge of the felt will show, sort of like a border. But first I have to buy a piece of red felt. LOL! I stitched this over a couple of days when we were without power during our recent ice storm.

Side note -- if you want to see pictures of our ice storm, you can find a link to my Photobucket album on the right side of this blog. You might have to scroll down a bit but it's there. :-)

My other finish was "Magic of Love" by Twisted Threads:

Brad wants me to make it into a pillow so I think that's what I'm going to do with it. I stitched it with Belle Soie silks. LOVE those silks!!!

We've become good campers when it comes to winter storms now. We have a big generator that powers our furnace, refrigerator, deep freeze, crock pot and electric skillet...not to mention the boys' video game systems, TV, and DVD player. It's frustrating to go without power but that generator sure made life good, all things considered. :-) We got out electricity back several days ago and were without for 7 days but there are still people that haven't been able to have their power restored yet. This was a horrible (yet beautiful!) ice storm that left our entire town of 30,000 people in the dark for days and days. If it weren't for our hard-working city employess and many outside agencies that came to help, our town would not have fared as good as we did. My thoughts and prayers to those who are still without power and might be without for 3 to 4 weeks still.

More stitching talk -- My latest new start is Little House Needleworks' "Rose Sampler" that I will attach to the coordinating Impie, Hattie, and Bea presewn pouch. Just about anything Impie, Hattie, and Bea makes leaves me drooling. :-) I'll have to start and finish another ornament this month to stick with the ornament stitchalong I'm a member of. There are a couple of new starts calling my name but I'm trying to be a good girl and not start anything new without a few more finishes. I'm also trying to be a good girl and not buy any new stash. (Which we all know that usually last a few weeks at most. HAHAHAHA)

Please post a comment and let me know what you're stitching, too. :-)


riona said...

Right now I have two projects in my rotation:
my current BAP, set up on my stitching stand in the living room: Teresa Wentzler's Autumn Faerie
my current travel project: Heartstrings' Santa with Noah's Ark

I know what you mean about a moratorium on stash buying. One of my 2010 goals is to limit my chart purchases to 5 or less and to limit all other stash purchases to only those fabrics/flosses/finishing materials needed to complete charts already in my possession.

LoneStar said...

*waving back at ya*

I enjoyed, as always, visiting with the "little birdie" on Saturday.

I've lived through a couple of Oklahoma ice/snow storms with power outages. We had a generator, mainly for running our well pump, although having electricity for other things was nice, too. As we heated our house with a wood stove, we didn't need the generator for cooking or heat.

I hope y'all get thawed out and back to "normal" soon! Did you have a lot of tree damage from the ice?

Lisa (Texan)

LoriRay said...

Riona - Glad to see someone else has set limits on stash-buying, too. I will allow myself a few things but not so much of the impulse buying. Just because I love it doesn't mean I have to have it, especially if I wouldn't stitch it anyway. LOL

Lisa - All of the trees in our yard are pretty small so we didn't have the limb clean-up like most folks did. Our small Magnolia tree just might make it but we did lose a couple of other small trees. We were very fortunate! :)

Daffycat said...

I am so tired of winter that I scream every time I hear the words snow, sleet or ice. ***shriek*** This will be one spring I truly look forward to, allergies or no!

Rachel S said...

Great finishes!

I try to be good, but I think I am too old to change my ways. And so, I stash . . .