Monday, May 9, 2011

Belated Mother's Day

Happy Belated Mother's Day! It was a busy weekend, thanks to my guys, but it was a good weekend! Mother's day was Sunday and my guys surprised me with a Keurig coffee machine, the movie "Secretariat" and Lindt chocolates. I tell you I'm truly spoiled! They also took me out to a local Italian restaurant (Momma Roma's) for dinner. Thanks guys, you made my day very special! I hope your family spoiled you too!

Honestly, I guess I didn't do that much this weekend, and I didn't get much stitching accomplished over the weekend either. Sitting here right now I can't remember when I updated my blog last, but I did get some stitching done last week to show you.

The first week of the month tends to be busy (for my printer at least! LOL) as I'm participating in a number of SAL's and the new parts are published the first week of the month. I try to finish them as soon as possible because I know the Sampler Romantique will be appearing in my mailbox on the 10th and I want to be ready to stitch it when it arrives.

So without further ado, I'll show you what I've been up to.

First off is the Friendly Stitchers yahoo group SAL that teaches us a new stitch each month. This month we learned the Overlapped Cross Box stitch. It's a fun stitch to work, and didn't take much time at all.

Next is my UFO. I worked on this last Friday as I had doctor's appointments on Thursday. I decided not to frog my mistake, since this is stitched over one (I tried to take some of it out, but it was fuzzing the I think it won't show as long as both sides are even at the bottom). It will be interesting to see how it finally turns out. This pattern was found on this website but you will have to search to find all the bits. The last page was never published, but I think I can figure out the rest. Wish me luck!

The Star Sampler can be found on this website and has been a very relaxing and fun piece to stitch. All the pieces can still be found if you would like to give it a go!

The Oakhaven yahoo group is having this adorable Owl SAL. I haven't been listing the months underneath the pattern as they suggest, and I've decided to put them all on one piece of fabric. I love the one for this month...don't you?

The Stitch Specialists yahoo group is hosting two SAL's at the moment, one is the tree of stitches shown in a previous post, and this little hardanger learning piece. Our last lesson was cutting the threads. I took a deep breath, counted threads and began cutting. Thankfully I think I escaped with only the threads cut that were meant to be cut. I'm loving this piece and it has been a joy to stitch.

The last thing I wanted to show you was this bird that visited our feeder yesterday. I would love to identify it, it's colors were most unusual. If you know what kind of bird it is, I would love to know. Please leave me a message if you know what it is!! Thank you!

Tomorrow I will have the drawing for the traveling stash. I spent part of the weekend searching through my stash and I've come up with a few things to pass on. See you tomorrow!



Nancy said...

Glad you had a great Mother's Day!

Lovely SALs! Especially love the owls!

That's a pretty bird but I have no clue what kind he is.

And This Little Pig said...

Ah DJ, busy as usual I see. Hope or should I say know you enjoyed the chocolate... Mmmmm Lindt!
LiBBiE in Oz

Jo said...

Fabulous stitching DJ, love the colours on your Little Lace Hardanger. X

Val said...

Lovely stitching DJ ....x

ArchangelDecker said...

Glad you had a happy Mother's Day. You stitching looks wonderful! :)

Babs in Alabama said...

beautiful stitching as always, DJ. You keep up with all your sal's and that's amazing to me. I don't recognize the bird, but every year we get a bird or two going through that we only ever see the one time.let us know if you find out.
So glad you had a happy day Sunday. I did too :)

Usefularts said...

Hi Deb, I have a few of these at my house. It's a White-breasted Nuthatch. Sounds like you had another great weekend!

angie said...

love your crazy stitchin it is all amazing.