Sunday, March 20, 2011

Stitching Progress (?) (or drowning in UFO's)

I've added a few more UFO's to the ever growing list.... If I ever get everything straightened up, I will probably drown in them!

This is Seka's & Co. "Quilt Block Afghan". It is stitched on a Lady Elizabeth Afghan. I have three squares done on it so far.

This one is LHN "Brave Hearts". When pulled out of the UFO pile, it only had about half the house done. I've been working on this pretty steady lately.

This is the Quaker Mystery a bunch of us started years ago... It is one BAP!! Someday....

This is The Drawn Thread "Sampler Game Board". I really should work on this next, but, who knows? Maybe soon tho....

Here is a finish from my UFO Challenge list... this is JBW "French Country Pumpkin"

And, I found this in the bottom of one of my totes of UFO's!!! I'm sure I stitched it for my daughter, and never gave it to her.... Maybe I'll get it into a 'finished' state for an Easter gift.

Here is a little ditty I stitched up the other day to have ready for April. This is Calico Crossroads Mini-Kats "Meowy Showers".

And, I think I deserve to start a new project after I finish one more UFO!!! My new project will be Just Nan's "Bluebird Alphabet" that I purchased at Camp. All kitty'd up and ready to go....

That's it for this update.... More when I get a chance...

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, and leaving a comment! It is appreciated!

Happy Stitching...

Myrna :-)

Camp Stitch-A-Lot 2011

Camp Stitch-a-Lot -- My yearly escape from reality!!! It was two weeks earlier than we usually have camp, but, that's okay! A wonderful time was had... Here is a picture Deb took of the stitchers taking over the lobby/breakfast area.

Here is a picture of my name tag I made for this year. The fabric is what I used on the back. New name tags are not required, but, I have a wall in my craft room where they all hang, so, I make a new one every year. I make them with a pocket to hold my room key.

Our goodie bag for camp was a canvas tote, and Deb included all the goodies to make this button for the loop closing. (The ribbon is supposed to be on the back, but, I glued mine wrong... so, it's unique, okay?) There was other goodies in there too!

I took one class this year. It was Debbie Rowley's Camp Pendent. It was several different needlework stitches, and then memory thread, and heat activated gems... I like how it turned out...

On Sunday night (camp was over), my sister, Reee, had a little class for us 'left over-don't want to go home' campers. It was a Hardware Necklace. It is made with a washer, nuts, some colored wire and beads on a leather cord. I love it!!!

It is always a great weekend (okay -- we get there on Thursday, and come home on Monday), and I sure wish we could do this more than once a year! We laugh, we go eat at Lucky's, Sagebrush Cantina and this year we even had a snowstorm and ordered pizza in! One of the best things is I get to spend time with my sister, and all my Stitchy Sisters!!

We went shopping (surprise!), and made stops at Homestead Needle Arts, and at Stitches 'N Things. I got some fibers and the supplies to try needlepoint at Homestead, and of course I picked up a few charts at SNT. I also did pretty well on the freebie counter at camp. (That is where you can bring your unwanted charts and put them out for other stitchers to claim. I had taken a good size box, and only came home with a few!)

That's about it for this post. I need to get back to stitching on my UFO's! I do feel I am making progress, and when I finish up one more, I am starting a new project!

Thanks for taking to time to read and comment.... Stitch Happy!


(I just realized this is my 200th post! I'll have to think of something special to do for a prize!)

Monday, March 07, 2011

Another one bites the dust....

I finished the BD "Sweetheart Sampler"!!! I was motivated to finish this before Camp Stitch-a-lot weekend, as my friend Daryl, from New York, had been promised the pattern. I did get it done, and love the way it turned out! I changed out one of the colors... The chart called for a green, and I changed it to a brown. It looked too 'Christmasy' for me with the green.

Thanks for taking the time to stop.... I'll post about Camp Stitch-a-lot tomorrow!

Stitch Happy!!!