Tuesday, January 31, 2006

It happened again.... I couldn't stop myself from starting something new yesterday..... It's a wonderful Quaker Sampler by von der Wiehenburg. I stitch it on the same linen as my Prairie Schooler ornaments. It's the dark 40ct. Weddigen. The picture doesn't show the right color. I hope this will work better tonight. My choice of floss is the DMC 3750 a blue with an antique touch. I'm sure my friend Manuela will be angry with me because I started this without having finished an older WIP .... ;-(

Thursday, January 26, 2006

I wish I had my camera today.... I started to snow again yesterday and everything is wonderful white again. The sun was shining and it was simply beautiful! But the forecast says that it's melting away tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. ;-(

Today I stitched a small gift for a friend. So I can't show it ;-) And......I finally completed part 4 of Chatelaines MTM!!!!!! I'm so happy. It's the first part I really completed... I would love to stitch a bit on DT's Game Board Sampler but I have to stitch another gift first. There are a lot of birthdays to come in february.....

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Last weekend, from friday morning 7am to sunday evening 9.30 pm I was away from home for a wonderful time full of chatting, stitching and sewing. We had a great stitching retreat from my german SAL Yahoo Group in the South of Germany. I sew a bag to carry MTM with all the needed charts and threads. And I plan to do another bag. We talked a lot about crazy patchwork and looked at some CP squares .... I will have to do at least one of them as well.....

One of the women had birthday on sunday so there was a big party also :-)

But I forgot to take my digital camera back home so I have to wait for the postman to bring it home ;-(

I stitched only a little bit during the last two weeks but I will post some pics as soon as possible...

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Hei, did you see the 2 new Drawn Thread designs at Stitching Bits and Bobs? This one I have to add to my wishlist: Three Friends the other one doesn't look like a real DT design in my opinion: Red Lace Sewing Case
What do you think about these designs?
Oh yes, Anne, come here and we're goingt to have a wonderful stitching and chatting retreat. Does anybody else want to join? :-))))

Annemiek, let me know when you are going to start My Stitching Treasures maybe we can do a SAL....

I indulged myself to stitch an CA today. It is such a big fun.....

Monday, January 09, 2006

Yesterday at 7pm there was an unexpected knocking on our door (we don't have a bell) and two very good friends of us were visiting us. I haven't seen them for nearly a year. So there was again only a little bit stitching during the day.

Look what was in the mail today. My first Vikky Clayton silk. The conversion for Jeannette Douglas' My Stitching Treasures. I'll bond my hands behind my back to make sure not to start it immediately :-)

Saturday, January 07, 2006

A fellow stitcher visited me and we made a little trip to my local Quiltshop. She had a lot of WIP's with her to show and there were some I really loved..... No, no, I will not start something new ;-) I made a little progress on MTM but I will work on it tomorrow as well.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Look what was in the mail yesterday..... Carol sent me this wonderful gift: a Tacky BOB. I've never heard of a Tacky BOB befor Carol told me about it. And I love it!!! I'm so excited to use it for MTM :-) Thank you so much, Carol!

My first monthly Prairie Schooler A Prairie Christmas ornament is finished and I love it.

I stitched a few more crosses on february Lizzy Kate Flip it Block.

The last days were a little bit like a late christmas. At first I received the wonderful Tacky BOB. Then my Accessory Pack for Heirloom Homecoming Sampler by Victoria Sampler was in the mail and than I got the Just Cross Stitch October Issue containing Jeannette Douglas's Autumn Stitches..... Yummy

Today I stitched some hours on MTM and had to undo every single stitch of it.... Cathy, we're getting every 1'st of the month a new part of the chart. This will be the last time in september this year.

Now I'm off giving MTM another try.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Worked a little bit more on MTM today. I haven't finished even one part of MTM and it would be really good to catch up with the other parts so this will be my most favored WIP to work on this month.

Selina, this design is called Medieval Town Mandala by Chatelaine, a german designer. You can find her designs on www.chatelaine.net

Monday, January 02, 2006

I've nothing to tell today:-) I'm still having a cold and that's really annoying...

I started February Flip it Block and I'm sure this will be a quick stitch. But that's good my stitching schedule for this month is very tight :-(

Oh Cathy, it's wonderful that you started the DT Game Board Sampler that will keep me on track :-)

Annemiek this dark Oehlenschlaeger fabric is great but I had another one before that wasn't so good. The vertical and horizontal hadn't the same thread amount so a square wasn't a square....

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year to Everyone!!!

I was totally hooked when I saw Carols massive big Q-Snap. I fear I will have to order one for myself too ;-))))

Though my opinion about asking Martina for sending the chart and password is the same than Carols I couldn't resist to start part 4 when receiving the password yesterday. I got it at 8pm and that is what I got done while waiting for the New Year.

Today I stitched quite a lot on the first A Prairie Christmas ornament by Prairie Schooler. I'm so excited how it will look on this dark fabric when it's finished...

Now I'm off to work on the Lizzie Kate Flip-it Block that was officially started this afternoon.... :-)