Wednesday, August 29, 2007

I've been busy. I've read 2 books including the latest Harry Potter. Some parts I liked, some I thought needed some more attention. But it was a good book. I'm looking forward to seeing what else J.K. Rowling can come up with. Not that she needs to write one more word. She's set for life.
I've been appliqueing more of the circles for my Bountiful quilt that I started last year. My husband is soooo tired of seeing circles, he actually asked me to start something else. So I did. I now have the squares cut out to make a tote bag for a relative for Christmas.
I've stopped cross stitching for awhile. The Scarecrow Cutie that I started needs to be picked out. I realized I need to the follow the colored chart instead of a black & white copy I made. I missed all of the quarter stitches. I'm not thrilled with color of fabric I chose to stitch this on either so I may found a different color. In the mean time I did start a new cross stitch project, Virtue Baskets.
I haven't finished any of the projects that I finished stitching yet. They are next on the list. Hopefully this weekend I may get some done.

Monday, August 6, 2007

This week I was able to finish three items. 2 were WIPS and 1 was a recent start and I also started a new project.
The first finish was the Victorian Hearts cross stitch. There were a lot of color changes in these. But they look nice now that they are done. Of course I still have to make them into hearts but the stitching is done.
The second finish is the tartan thistle bookmark I purchased from England late last year. This one I'm not to happy with. I may make another an change some to stitches on the tartan squares. When you do the backstitching, the long stitches get all messed up.
And lastly I finished a plastic canvas pincushion I had started years ago. It only took about an hour. Just have to add some lace to it later this week. No pictures of these finished yet, hopefully by the end of the week.
I started Scarecrow Sweetie. Having a bit of trouble because the fabric I chose to use is so close to floss colors I'm having a hard time seeing. I hoping when the detailing is done the apron on her will pop.