I dont know what is worse, going with a list, or finding what you think would be good, cause then you gotta run on the opposite side of the store for an ingredient. ARGH!!!
Oh well, Im home now, and everything is put away. Now Im off to stitch! Making great progress on the SGB, but then Im starting to feel a cold coming on.. geez whiz, I just got rid of it a couple weeks ago.
NyQuil - here I come!
I wanted to take a picture and post the progress, as I need to take the fabric off the Qsnap and move it as its getting uncomfortable to stitch. You can see on a previous post which was Day 5 of stitching, how much I have gotten done! Today I happen to stitch two house together, as they seemed to have the same floss colors. And that seemed to help the progress of stitching.. made it fun. :)
I want to work the bottom first than the top, so I will make sure I get enough room to continue on this stitchathon.. he he
The rules: Each player of this game starts with the "6 weird things about you." People who get tagged need to write in their blog of 6 weird things as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose 6 people to be tagged and list their names.
- I have nightmares when I eat ice cream @ night
- DH says I wiggle my toes while sleeping (that I didn't know.. LOL)
- Don't like tomato juice out of a glass, but LOVE tomato soup out of the bowl.
- When home & driving alone - I need to have the radio on. Can't stand silence.
- If tired - I can chew a piece of gum and it wakes me up.
- I feel more comfortable in the driver's seat. Even drive parents' vehicle when visiting them.
- My nails always have to be trimmed - can't stand dirty or cracked nails!
Ok I tag the following...
Missy - Shari - and whoever else hasn't been tagged yet, as the rest of my blogroll seems to have been tagged already!
What company produces your favorite hand-dyed fabric? Are there any companies whose hand-dyed fabric you do not like? If so, why?
Gosh this is an awesome questions as I have just started getting into hand-dyed fabrics. I only have ordered from Sassy's Fabbys and I will order from no other! The service you receive from Sassy is just awesome! She is very personal and takes the time to answer emails and they are so sweet! I wanna patronize someone that cares about me, rather feeling like I'm a number.
I have joined Sassy's Color of the Month Club a few months back and have been happy with every order I have received. I also have put in 2 special orders. One being the piece that I'm using to stitch SGB on, and for a future wedding piece. The prices of the fabric I feel is very reasonable.
I'm one happy repeating customer!
Edited to add
I had left a post on the Sassy Fabby's Yahoo Group, and you can see how personal Lauren is... she sent me a personal email.. see what I mean.. she makes you feel like a friend, not a customer!
Date: 01/25/07 11:51:16
Subject: Re: Favorite Hand Dyed Fabric Question
AW....I think I am actually blushing !!! :)
Thank you so much sweetie....that really made my day !!!!
Oh my gosh...your SGB looks awesome !!!!! I can't believe you have gotten that much stitched already.
Your fabric just went out with today's mail, so it should be there by the beginning of the week. I can't wait to see that one when you are done too !!! You have such great taste in charts :)
Thank you again.....I have a permanent smile now :)
See why I love Sassy's Fabby's!!!! :) Will be stalking the mailbox.. Sassy mail in route.. WOOHOO!
Ok, here is the story, before I met Brian he was clean shaven.. well I have a thing for guys with goatees. Well Brian grew a goatee for me. Well this past several months, he kinda just let it go. Well I have been pleading with him to cut it off! We discussed it last night, and he said that he would do it, but I had to take a picture of him before he did. Well tonight I'm in my chair stitching away, and in comes Brian.. "take a picture" I'm thinking, ok he has his shirt off, he wants me to take a pic of him bare chested (ok, come on now.. he has been working out and he is really developing in the chest area... LOL). Nope he had combed that darn beard. ICK!
Well we went into the bathroom where the light was better for taking a picture. I took a picture and said, so you going to do it now? His response was "I'm too tired." Well next thing you know I'm grabbing the garbage bag, placing it on the sink.. and he grabbed for his bread trimmer, and away he went at it!
He still needs to shave with the razor, but man oh man, look at the results! I'm happy!!!!!
After!!! Its amazing how hair makes a person look!
Have you had a happy dance yet this year? If so, tell us about it! (Or just point to the entry that talks about it.) If not, when do you predict it will be?
As of this date, I have had 6 happy dances so far! One being a sorta BAP, and 5 of the others being a smaller scale finish. Two Blue Houses, Dog & Cat Lover finishes, Let it Snow, Winter's Eve, and Quaker Heart. Im also happy that I have started on SGB (which so far I have put 5 stitched squares on.) I do have Quilt Time Sampler, that kinda became a temporary UFO.. but I will get it done soon.
HA! I also figured out why I wasnt getting this question and last week's to my email... would help if I changed the email to the new email, might help, ya think?
I cant take it anymore!!!
Ok, I have decided Im going to START the Sampler Game Board.. its been "screaming" at me, and its all I can think about (well not really..LOL). So Im going to start it in a bit. So here we go... its January 17th, and Im begining! GO ME!
Thought I would post some pictures of the floss Im going to be using and the color of the fabric (Sassy's Tan Marble 28ct evenweave). I went out and bought all the DMC the pattern calls for.
I will post a picture tonight of my progress.
You can read about little Connor on her blog.
He is soo precious!! Congrats to you and Jim! You get some rest now, and make sure that Jim does his diaper duty, and feedings, and you get your rest! Connor Paul - I love it!!! Congrats again on the arrival!
This is called "Winter's Eve" from Country Cottage Needleworks. It was in the Just Cross Stitch Christmas 2006 magazine. I stitched on 28ct linen (not sure of the color) over two. I used the list DMC floss, but I changed the tree color and the house color. I did not stitch the blue border around the design.
I have kept Blog Rolling on the side bar.. just to lazy to do all the links again, and besides all this monkeying around is taking away from my stitching time!
I was "this close" to putting my first stitch into the Sampler Game Board. Which the SAL starts on the 1st. I do have Sassy's Tan Marble already to go on the Qsnap... and its just screaming out "STITCH ON ME". I got to the point last night where I found the middle. But then I thought... I shouldnt.. LOL I decided today to go and get the DMC floss for it.. as I thought it would be good to have its own floss, so I dont have to keep digging for the numbers it calls for if I happen to use the floss on a different project.
Do you dream of running your own LNS/ONS? If so, tell us about yourdream. If not, tell us about your cross stitch dream… maybe you dream of designing, dyeing your own floss or fabric, etc.
I have thought of it in the past, of running my own ONS. I think it would be so neat to be able to offer that service to others that dont have a LNS, which is the same reason I use ebay, and ONS if need be. But my goal in life is just to stitch the stash I have here.. and with quilting, I need to work on my stash pile there! So in away I have my LNS/ONS in my home.. LOL
Of course this scan doesnt do this finish justice!
This is a free design from Lizzie*Kate - called "Let It Snow". Its stitched on 14ct Primarily Blue from Sassy - reminded me of the sky when its snowing out. I used DMC floss to stitch it.
I started it tonight about 11:30p, and just got done with it about 15 minutes ago (which would have been 1:45a. So as you can see I have to get to bed now. LOL
I started and finished these today -
Both are from Lizzie*Kate - I used the Cat Lovers II chart and used a part of the design. I then charted out the Dog Lover to be the same and changed the color.
They both are stitched on 28ct linen using DMC floss.
Both will be finished off into little hanging pillows.
Im also excited as I got my piece for the Sampler Game Board that Im starting on Feb 1st today from Sassy! I love the color!
Ok, now I think Im going to start something "small" and work on it while I rest up for the SGB.. LOL
I created this countdown to the BAP which I will be SAL with other stitchers that have agreed to take on the challenge of stitching this design. Just waiting on getting the fabric that I ordered from Sassy's!