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Missouri, United States
A 30 year old wife and mother. I work in table games at a local casino. I read, stitch, and play games on my computer. And I seem to be totally in love with owls for some reason. ;)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Not Much Done

Very little stitching got done Monday or Tuesday. Just didn't feel like picking it up much on Monday, although I did get a little bit done on the Marquoir. Still trying to get back used to stitching over 1. It is coming back although a bit slowly.

I usually take my Quakeresque sampler with me to work to stitch on during breaks. But, I walked out of the house without it. Didn't realize it until I was 20 mins down the road. Was NOT going back for it LOL.

So, I just had to read on my breaks. Gee...tough for me. LOL I am re-reading the Kris Longknife books by Mike Shepard. I quite enjoy them.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Anne Elliot...I can live with that

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Pulling out a UFO

A post I saw on ILCS the other day reminded me of a UFO I have. It took some searching online before I finally found the pattern. It was a 16 month mystery SAL. The final picture is below.

I'm stitching it 1x1 on a silvery-gray linen. It's been so long I no longer know what the fabric is...probably 32ct, but I don't know who made it. It is quite similar to this. I am using GAST in Currant and Deep Sea. My progress is very small...very very small. I had stopped before I had even finished the first section that came out. I worked on it a little tonight. This is all I have done.

I really am going to have to do something about a camera. My phone just makes everything look positively green.

Here is a close up of the work so you can get a better idea of the colors...sort of. lol

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Current WIP

The above picture is my current WIP. It is "A Little Quakeresque" by Blue Ribbon Designs. The fabric is no where near that green. It's not even green at all. I have to take the pictures with my cell phone, so the quality isn't very good.

That is what it is supposed to look like when I am done with it. I used a similar fabric, but a different thread. I used Weeks Dye Works Chesapeake for the floss. The floss is much more green that the picture shows. I'm going to have to order more. I got all the store had when I bought the pattern. The pattern was stitched with one thread over 2 on 40 ct. I am using 36 ct and 2 over 2. I like the richness of the color that way.

Here I go

Well, everyone else is doing it, so I figured I'd jump off the cliff too. :) lol

Any pictures I take will have to be taken with my cell phone, so they won't be the best quality. Just a warning.

I figured I'd start this up after joining the yahoo group ILCS (I love cross stitch). It is a huge group with lots of posts. If you join, don't be surprised by your full inbox. :) The folks there have been very nice and welcoming so far. I hope it lasts. lol

I have a tendency to lurk, but I am trying to push past that and become a bit more involved. In the discussions...OT....sharing...and so on.