Wednesday, October 31, 2007


My family doesn't really celebrate Halloween but there's no reason I can't wish everyone a safe and happy night! Get lots of candy and don't let the ghosts and goblins bite!

Christmas Ornament HD!

This design came from Cross Country Stitching Magazine but I don't know the month/year it came from. My Mom gets the magazine and she lets me have the charts that she doesn't want. For some reason, I tend to like ornaments that look more like spring or summer. Probably because in Texas, you never know what the weather is going to do and it will most likely be kind of warm around Christmas. Lol!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

TW Monday

This is my progress from TW Monday. Instead of the gold in the border, I chose to use the pinkish purples and blueish purples from the dragon's front wing. I had my doubts in the beginning but I think it's going to be very nice in the end.
I have no new photos of my Christmas Ornaments that I'm working on for these reasons. I finished one but it's going to be a gift for someone and I don't want them seeing it yet. The second one isn't quite finished yet. I just have back stitching to go and if I will get off the computer, I can finish it up. ;) The third one will be a copy of the first because I really like how it turned out so I wouldn't be able to show that one either. So many excuses! ;)
I will be working on The Silver Lining's 25th Anniversary this week. It's a pretty design but I usually prefer more color in my stitching.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Egypt Garden Progress

Here is my latest progress pic of Chatelaine's Egypt Garden. I would normally stitch through the weekend but Laura has inspired me to stitch some Christmas Ornaments. :-)

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

TW Monday Progress

Well, I quit working on Dragon Ride for 2 days and then worked on it again for TW Monday. I think the break was what I needed! Next Monday, when I pick it again, I should be starting on the inside of the border. This week I'll be working on Egypt Garden so I should have a nice progress pic for the weekend.

I was out in the yard picking up pecans that have fallen out of my trees and I saw this little guy just hanging around watching me. I love taking pictures of insects for some reason so I was pretty excited when he let me get pretty close to him. Isn't he beautiful?

Saturday, October 20, 2007

I Surrender!

Well, I have decided to cut my TW October Sal a little short. I find myself not stitching at all just to get a break from it so that's a sign to stop. I enjoy the variety that I get from my rotation stitching so I will be going back to that. I did get a lot done on my Dragon Ride so I don't feel bad about moving on to the next project. I'm actually getting the urge to start a new project but I must resist! I have way too many started as it is!

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Another Progress Pic of Dragon Ride

As you can see, I finished the rider! Now on to the border.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Works in Progress

I've been working on my Dragon Ride for a month long October TW SAL. I would very much like to finish the rider and at least some of the border this month.

The granny square is my first crochet project that I started maybe a year ago. I set it aside and then forgot how to do it but after reviewing some tutorials online, I remembered how and finished off the blue that I had started. I would like to keep going on it and possibly make a lap size afghan. The next pattern I want to do is the ripple. My Great Grandmother used to make ripple afghans and I still have the one she made for me. She is a major reason why I wanted to learn to crochet in the first place.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

My Sweet Petunia

I just couldn't resist getting a photo of this! This is her "I know I'm not supposed to be on the couch but please don't be mad, mommy" look. I ask you, how can you be angry at a face like that?

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Ornament HD!

The first pic is Intermediate Whitework Ornament by Teresa Wentzler. I was scared to cut the threads but it turned out very well for my first try. The thread is Bethlehem by Weeks Dye Works.
The second pic is a close up of the fabric that I'm using to make my purse. Yes, I know, it's kind of wierd but I love it and that's all that matters. I hope to get some progress done on it this weekend maybe.