Friday, October 8, 2010

I spy with my one eye :)

I began taking a walk with my little one this week in my neighborhood.  I have been intimidated by my limitations for so long that I stopped looking for things to do outside and alone. 
While walking the day before yesterday, I began to regret leaving my camera at home.  The neighborhood was beautiful.  Front yards were covered with the most amazing flowers and there were trees literally hugging the lights (I am going to take that picture today).  I am not sure what the name of the flowers are, but I couldn't help but take pictures yesterday.  The periwinkle blues reminded me of some fabric I am using right now for the Summer House freebie by Brooke Nolan. 
There were also a few homes decorated for Halloween.  So naturally, I am inspired and will be doing the same thing this week-end (3 days - woo hoo).
Here is the beginning of my Summer House.  There was a contest that I missed, but I love it and will be adding the names of some friends and their wedding date.  I plan on mounting it to a photo album for a Christmas gift.  Finishing isn't my strong point, so wish me luck.
Till next time.......

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

A Finish

Yeah me!  I have a finish.  I made the scarab from Teresa Wentzler's Egyptian Sampler into a floss tag.  Since I have lost my depth perception, judging size is a bit difficult.  I originally set out to make a tissue holder where the scarab was going to be the back design and edge the borders of the opening in hieroglyphics, HOWEVER, it turns out the scarab is a bit tiny. (he he he).  Its times like these that I have to laugh at myself (I ran out of water proof mascara so crying wasn't an option).  I need to take a better pic once I change the ring stud.  I don't like the flower for this particular subject matter.  But, the colors are wonderful and I plan on completing the sampler one day.

I have a huge list of projects that I am going to get done first.  They are all kitted up and ready for stitching.  I am praying that I have the discipline to work on only the projects I have supplied.  I have a few ornies for family and friends included in the pile. 

I have to take a break from Lovely You because I miscounted and have to frog half of my second bird.  I am devising a plan to only frog the few squares I am off.  I will be greatly impressed with myself if it works.  Till next time........

Friday, October 1, 2010

Three Acts

Ok, so its been a while. I have had a three act drama go on in my life but its finally winding down. Not over, but almost. :) Yeah for me (he he he). I am trying to get back on track with some stitching and getting used to trying to do my nails with one eye. No french manicures for now (thank goodness short, dark nails are in style). I am amazed at the things that are affected and thank God eveyday for the blessing he gave me (including a spare eye ball).
I am currently working on getting my stitchy stuff organized. I went through my stash last week-end and noticed I have some WIPS from 17 years ago just gathering dust. I am so ashamed. So, I am going to take the advice of some savy stitchers and start working on each piece a week at a time. This way, I hope to have some ornies done by the end of November, and some finishes for this year. Wish me luck, bright light, and a steady needle. Until tomorrow.