Thursday, February 23, 2012

ORT February

My ORT report. I got a new jar for my thread. And I am a few days late. The New Moon was February 21. The last few days have been really stressful, I am lucky that I am not in a little white jacket with my arms wrapped behind my back sitting in a padded room.

TUSAL ~ DuffyCat's blog is here if you'd like to join. I like to go and see all the other stitching blogs that are participating. Just to see what everyone else is stitching.

ORT= old ratty threads
TUSAL= totally useless stitch a long

Monday, February 20, 2012

Hand Embroidered Spider Webs

My Halloween / Spider Web quilt is finished. I am so happy with it. And I really can't believe it is done.

After finishing the quilt top with orange stash, black and off white. I hand embroidered spider webs and little spiders on it. I like spiders. ( any bug really). But spiders say "Halloween".

My quilt top has been setting around waiting to be quilted since last September. I wanted it to be done by Halloween last year. Well, that didn't happen. With school and the itch to just stitch by hand I figured I better have some one quilt it for me or it would never get done.

I sent it off to Rebekah Richardson to have it quilted the easiest and cheapest way.

For the black fabric, I picked one with circles so it looked like bubbles coming out of a witches cauldron pot.

My label, not finished yet, but it is there.

I will be ready for Halloween 2012. :o) One more quilt from my UFO's done! I am so happy!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hematology and Family

I've been studying this... really only the left row right now (above).

This.....and this....

I have a huge test tomorrow. Not much stitching going on.

But during Downton Abbey the other night (2 hours) I did get some stitching done. In other news, AKA~ the family.... My little guy has signed up for the 'Science Fair'. I am so proud of him. His topic is Fossils, rocks and minerals. He has a little collection of them. Here he is researching fossils for his project.

(Sorry for the awful, horrible, evil desk photo, it is the hub's desk and he works with metal/oil/ grease/etc.... I don't go near this desk unless I need to print something)

My little guy was also in the Pinewood Derby Race this weekend. Here is a photo of his car. It is actually a VW 'Double Cab'. That's my boy. His Derby car last year was 'Herbie' the VW beetle.

And here is my baby girl. ( She is taller then me,LOL) She is on a new robotics team and loving it!! Sparky Team 384!

Friday, February 10, 2012

A Pirate and a Bird

The stitching on my pirate is finished. Pattern from Sue Hillis Designs, Post Stitches. The pattern is called "Pirates Love Christmas"..... of course. I'm not sure if I am going to frame it or boarder it with fabric and make it a little wall hanging. It is a Christmas (2012) gift for our neighbors who do so much for us. The wife loves pirates and has the whole living room decorated in them.

Here is the new pattern I've started. The one where I've been showing the floss in my posts but not the pattern. We have a friend who is getting married in September. One of those friends who your child calls them Uncle even though they aren't and they are the 'emergency pickup person' on your children's school list. Well, he moved to Missouri to be with his girlfriend last year and now they are getting married! I am so happy for him! He is one of those great guys that deserves the best.

And the reason I'm not making him a quilt is because someone in his family has already set out to make them a "double wedding ring" quilt. He has a quilter in his family.

So here is the start. I love the little birds. The only problem with this pattern is so cute I might want to just put my husband and I's name on it and hang it on my wall. :o)

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

I Am Missing Christmas.

PrOgress on my Pirates Love Christmas. And a new pattern I bought from 'The Sampler Girl'. She had an awesome Super-Bowl sale going on. The pattern is called "George Lassos the Moon". I am a huge fan of Christmas time and the movie "It's a Wonderful Life".

I can't wait to start this pattern, but it will have to be awhile..... there are others that need to come first.