Monday, January 14, 2013

I am happy to report that my hubby and son are feeling much better.  Both ventured out in this frigid Iowa air this morning to head off to work.  Started the day at 9 degrees.  Brrrrrrrr!  

I started this lovely design titled Christmas Tree by Isobel at Primitive Hare.  It is such a lovely piece and is stitching up so quickly.  Although the design does not call for it I'm thinking about stringing beads and attaching as garland to the tree.  After I get the stitching of the tree entirely done I'll make my decision.  I'm using the called for DMC and Sampler Threads and stitching on a one of a kind piece of fabric.  In other words my friend who dyes fabrics did an experiment and didn't like how it turned out.  Lucky me!
I also pulled out my start on Christmas at Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House Samplings.  Your fault Teresa as I saw your start and it reminded me I had started mine a couple of years ago.  WOW - I just looked into my blog book to see what fabric this actually is to find out I actually started this in 2009!  Who knew?  I am stitching this on 25 count Lugana called Moss and I'm using the called for DMCs for the most part.  I've had to do a substitution or 2 in places as the thread blended too much with the fabric.  I actually thought I was further along but in actuality I've stitched this block 3 times this far along on different fabrics until I found one I liked.  Sound familiar - remember the house on Beauty in Simplicity????

I'm starting my thinking process for pieces I want to enter in the Fair this year and in all honesty with the size of the projects I enter I need to start stitching them now.  I'm not sure if I'm ready to tackle this big project over 1 on 25 count for this year's Fair or not.  I think before I can make that decision I need to go have a look at my WIP to see if something in that pile calls to me.

Well making homemade beef and noodles tonight so off to cut my noodles.  Until next time...


  1. Lori, I'm looking over projects for the Fair, too. Does your project have to be over 1 on 25? Just curious. So glad the Boys are all better!

    1. Chrissie, I've done another post explaining the State Fair guidelines here where I live. I don't have to do over 1 on 25 count but for various reasons I sometimes choose that.

  2. Glad to hear the boys are feeling better. There is really a bad flu this year. Keeping my fingers crossed that we don't see it here. Whooping cough is going around here thought. DH got a shot today.

    Our Xmas@HRH's are going to be so different!
    I'm using the HDF silk conversion threads and the called for 40 ct fabric. Not sure I like this teeny count at all!
    Still doing a little border stitching, then running off to work on something else :)

    Love the idea of stringing beads and attaching as a garland to the Christmas tree--great thought!

    I need to get my blog book but will wait until a good special is offered. I might use that same design as on your cover.


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