Monday, June 29, 2009

Papillon Creations SAL--WIP 2

Part 3 of the Papillon Creations SAL is now complete. If you click on the pics you should be able to see the detail and beading more clearly.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Papillon Creations SAL--WIP

I am stitching a Stitch A Long from Papillon Creations that is for 2 years entitles Castles in the Air! I have been having so much fun stitching this and learning all sorts of speciality stitches!!

Items that I choose for my version of the SAL:
Fabric 28 ct Ivory Monoco Linen
Dark Green: DMC 367
Medium Green: DMC 368
Pale green: DMC 369
Floral colour1: DMC 604
Floral colour 2: DMC 150
Floral colour 3: DMC 309
Floral colour 4: DMC 154
Floral colour 5: DMC 155
Floral colour 6: DMC 341
Floral colour 7: DMC 725
Floral colour 8: DMC 727
Metallic thread: DMC Precious Metal Effects E168 (5283) Silver
Bead 1: Bead Treasures Glass Ceylon Seed Beads-Lavender
Bead 2: Bead Treasures Glass Ceylon Seed Beads-Lt Blue

Here is a pic of Part 1 with the beads added. I took them off because I did not like the way they were stitched every which way.

Here is a pic of Part 2. Not exactly straight but you get the idea.

I think I will be able to finish Part 3 tonight. I will upload a pic when it is complete.

Tomorrow I will be getting the sewing machine out and trying to finish Anthony's pj pants....hard task for me LOL

My Birthday

My birthday was June 10th. I hit the jackpot this year when I joined the I Love Cross Stitch Birthday Club!! Finally others that know how to buy for a stitcher!!

This afghan was crochet by my dear friend Amanda, who is like a mother to me. I will cherish it always!!! She also bought the Paula vaughn book and already had it so I inherited it as well :)

I have been rak'd by Deborah. She is such a dear to think of me. She gave me the Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornament Preview magazine and a small tea time kit.

Rhonda gave me Cupcakes! Glorious Cupcakes. It was on my wishlist and I can't wait to have time to stitch one!!

Debbie Jo gave me a card she made what was full of good wishes, Bobbie G's Design 'Mom's Shed' and a 14 ct ivory aida.

Debra gave me a crown card--so me :), Country Cottage Needleworks "Pretty In Pink, DMC flosses 3347/963/3716/961/3348, and John James 26 needles.

Ethel gave me a Bucilla kit 'Gardening Duo', DMC Light Effects, Hand dyed Fibers Chestnut/Quern Stones/Liquid Gold, Thread Worx 01005/01128

Kelly gave me Cross My Heart 'Victorian Bellpull', Weeks Dye Works Blue Spruce and Bordeaux and Crescent Colors Cerise. I love Cross My Heart I have another leaflet that I realize I've never made anything out of..I never knew where to find the specialty things needed--do now thanx to all my online friends who enable!!!

Nancy gave me Carries Creations Sage Grass, Dinky Dyes Argyle Cloudy Sky/Dungenong/Cabernet/Raspberry Ripple, and John James 26 needles. I love all the colors! I have tried the needles and wonder how I ever stitch with larger needles. I think I am addicted!!

Shelley gave me a handmade card and floss tag that are the prettiest!!!, photo album, fabric quarter, Victorian Pearls 2 'Sew to Be Seen', Weeks Dye Works Artichoke and Raspberry

Meari gave me a Victorian Rose Sampler, John James 26 needles, DMC Floss Number Stickers, Mill Hill Needle Threader with Cutter, Humor is a Virtue Ornament flier. Hopefully I will learn hardanger easily so I can stitch this ;) I am starting a hardanger class taught be Rene of ILCS on July 1st.

Kim gave me a 123 Stitch Gift Certificate. I still have 2 more gifts to arrive and then I will decide what to get with the certificate.

I just learned how to have a name be a link!!! Yea for me :)

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Kathy's Giveaway

My friend Kathy is having a giveaway on here blog: She is celebrtatign her birthday as well as her puppy turning 3 months old!! Leave a comment on the June 5th post to enter. I will draw the winning name on the 26th.

She will include in the giveaway at least one doggie related pattern and two more patterns of her choosing. (don't you love surprises?) Shewill also include one of the pieces of hand-dyed fabric that Mare and she dyed. (see June 4th posting.) That is the minimum to be included in the giveaway package.

Friday, June 12, 2009


I have little stitching to update on as I keep messing up and having to rip out. :( I will attempt more this weekend.

I have a right hurting shoulder and a numb off and on left arm...they think it is a pinched nerve. Of course, this started happening the worse Wednesday night which was also my birthday. I kept thinking I am only 36 I should not feel like I am dying!!!!!

I have a lot of catching up to do this weekend...first and foremost is to take pics of my b-day presents and post them! The ILCS Club Members were very good to me!! Deborah Markham is the sweetest!!! She rak'd me the Just Cross Stitch Ornament Preview magazine!!!! I have to also get an email to her.

Anthony was in RTC in San Antonio for 5 weeks...came home May 26th with 7 days of school left. They put him on a different medication and he is now able to control himself. He is not hitting me or throwing things which is GREAT of course.

Dr. James David Wood is a world renouned psychologist from Houston who has agreed to evaluate Anthony this summer....NISD is footing the bill. Anthony has been diagnosed as having Asperger's Syndrome AND Bi-Polar....Dr. Groves has came up with a "mixed mood disorder"...whatever that is. So, it will be interesting to see what Dr. Wood has to say. I am told he not only comes up with a diagnosis he states why and why he ruled out other diagnosis. So some time this summer, we will be going to Houston for this.

I have also discovered a group here ASSET (Autism Society of Southeast Texas). There are quite a few people in the group which was surprising. They have all sorts of events planned for the summer which we will be involved in.