Saturday, March 31, 2012

On the road

I did start the bookmarks in the extra space on the fabric. The little pansy pattern I found is very cute. I think the second bookmark will be stitched with one thread rather than two. I might try and make the centers yellow as well I suppose I should finish the first before I worry about the next though.
3/31/12 Completed the darning squares and started on a bookmark in the extra space.
3/31/12 Close up of bookmark - violets

Friday, March 30, 2012

Stitching in the car

Headed up north for the weekend. I'm trying to see if I can't get some stitching in while DH does the driving.

3/30/12 Blackwork and Darning

Monday, March 26, 2012

Darning, and darned frogs

It's been a while since I've had a post to update on the projects.  Things have been busy at home lately, and I haven't felt like I have been stitching much.  I looked back at it last week and noticed I had been doing some stitching.

So, I had seen a post about darning, and thought I'd try the project.  So, here's the progress from when I took the picture.  I have since finished it, and started a second.  I think I'll adjust the colors this time, then put the two together in a biscornu. 
Needlework Darning (3/22/2012)
I had been so disappointed with the monogram on the basket top that I had set it aside.  I picked it up at my EGA meeting and realized that all those queen stitches I was so glad to be done with were placed incorrectly.  I didn't see an easy way to work around the mistake, so I pulled them out.  Since I was ripping out stitches anyway, I took out the initials.  I'll have to find a better way to get my M's in there.
Basket Top - before frogging night

Basket Top - after frogging night *sigh*

Thursday, March 22, 2012

March 2012 TUSAL

March TUSAL. It's the new moon again....

I haven't been doing much these past few weeks as it has been crazy busy at work, and at home.  Here's the ORT Jar though:

March 2012 ORT jar

Monday, March 12, 2012

The Stuffed Animal Hospital

My own stitching had to be put on hold, as my boys had some injured animals that needed patching up.
The patients in the waiting room.
Wolf suffered a great tear in his back.  I think it was the location where he was "sealed" after stuffing.

Last stitches, he will have a scar though.
The snake needed some patching up behind the eye.

Polar bear was starting to loose his tail.

All was successful, and patients have recovered.