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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tranquility is finished and the joy's of upside down nappin'

Hello Everyone !!!
Here is the King of Upside Down Nappin', aka Cody, aka Monster.
I'm bettin' that it made a few of you giggle, hope no one spit their drink on their screen.

Well, I have another finish, just the stitchin' part, I still have to figure out how I want to finish it.

"Tranquility" by The Sweetheart Tree
Kit contained DMC thread, WDW Wisteria, white Cats-eye Luminescent Hearts, Mill Hill beads and 32ct Lilac linen from Zweigart.
The second row of backstitched lines is off by one thread, because the pattern was off. It should have looked the same as the bottom section, but I didn't notice it until I had stitched quite a bit and I refused to do any more froggin'. I already had my fill of that on this piece.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Post Rottie Shamrock Needle Roll

Thought I should finally share a picture of my Shamrock Needle Roll after I re-finished it from the rottweiler attack/playtime fiasco. So here it is with new green ribbons instead of white and a green scroll-work heart instead of the four white beads (one of the beads was missing but I didn't notice right away). I think it looks better withe the green accessories.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Bountiful Acorns Scissor Fob

I wanted a scissor fob to go with my Bountiful Acorns Needle Roll but after searching The Sweetheart Tree web site and a bit on line I couldn't find one so I decided that since I have Pattern Maker Software on my PC I would make one to match.

I took my needle roll pattern and the pattern from my shamrock fob and below is what I came up with. I think it could pass for one directly from The Sweetheart Tree which is what I was hoping

Stitched on 32ct. linen with DMC threads and Mill Hill beads, buttons are by Jesse James & Co. Inc. from their Dress It Up collections.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Off To The Shop

Well, the hauler came and took our Jeep off to the shop this morning.
It still runs, which is a good thing, but with the radiator leaking like a sieve and the fan being bent it can't be driven far. DH asked one of the guys at work about the air bag not deploying and he said that they are set for certain types of impacts and that the deer might not have hit in just the right place or hard enough to set it off. He used to be a mechanic at a couple of dealerships in Billings but got tired of fixing cars, so DH has a good source of mechanical advice when he needs it.

I found out from DH that the deer ran out between two on coming cars. Just as he was getting close to the first car out ran the deer and he had no place to go and had just slammed on the brakes when he hit the deer. Of course the second car didn't even stop to see if he was ok, but it was 5:25 AM and still fairly dark.

Deer around here are plentiful and there are so many accidents from them coming up from the ditch, which is usually covered in fog early in the morning. It's about a 10 to 20 mile stretch of two lane where everything from deer, raccoons, skunks, opossums, porcupines and even weasels run across the road. Wildlife is beautiful but such a hazard on the roads, but that is the price we pay for moving into their territory and rural areas can be one of the worst in my opinion.

On the stitching front, I'm working on "Tranquility" by The Sweetheart Tree and have had the frogs come to visit in a grand way doing Ballroom dancing all over the place. I have had to do major frogging two days in row and almost ran for the shotgun to go frog hunting.

I had 3/4 of the vine border done when I noticed that I was at least one or two threads off and it was screwing up the works, so I had to frog all of that, since no matter how hard I tried I couldn't find where I was off. Then started another spot and that was off, then another start and that was off, so I put it away for a day and am now back on track. What a NIGHTMARE !!!
I'll post a pic when I get a bit more done on it or it's finished, don't know yet.

I want to thank every one who has been reading, following and posting comments on here, I really appreciate it so very much.

Take Care and Stay Safe...... Bye

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Kamakazie Deer On The Road !!!


This is the end result of three deer jumping up out of the ditch and onto the road at 5:25 AM just one and a quarter miles from home and only about 10 minutes or so after my DH left for work.
The insurance company is sending a tow truck from the repair shop to come get it tomorrow so they can get started with the repairs.
I Thank GOD that DH was not injured, it didn't even make the airbag deploy.
Needless to say, the deer did not survive.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

An Autumn Needle Roll Finish

I finished another needle roll by The Sweetheart Tree, that makes 3 finishes in two weeks, HOORAY!!! That's a lot for me.

"Bountiful Acorns Needle Roll"
by "The Sweetheart Tree"
Stitched on 32ct. linen using DMC threads and Mill Hill beads.

I didn't have the amber cabochon heart for this one so I substituted the little acorn instead.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Another Sweetheart Tree Finish

I finished stitching the Shamrock needle roll, companion piece to my Baby Shamrock's Fob that I finished yesterday. There should be an Emerald Cabochon Crystal Heart in the middle but I didn't have one so there are a few white seed beads there instead.

Design: Shamrock Needle Roll
Designer: The Sweetheart Tree - Sandra Cox Vanosdall
Stitched on 32ct. linen by Zweigart using DMC thread's and Mill Hill beads

Right after I took this picture and went to the computer to download the camera, my rottie, while my back was turned, grabbed the needle roll and started chewing on it, tearing up the ribbons and getting blood on it (from her rock chewing experience the other day). Fortunately I was able to untie and remove the ribbons, remove the stuffing and re-wash the piece getting all of the blood and dirt out. The same thing happened to my first fob I made some months back, it is now a small pin cushion. She is 1-1/2 years old and has a thing for all of my stitchin' stuff.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Sweetheart Tree Stitchin' Finish

I was in a stitchin' mood this weekend so I started two projects and finished one the second one is almost stitched up and I'll post a picture when it's done. The second piece is "Shamrock Needle Roll" by The Sweetheart Tree, then there is one more I want to stitch and am thinking of turning that one into a scissor case.

Baby Shamrocks Fob before finishing

Design: Baby Shamrocks Fob "Teenie Tweenie" #83
Designer: The Sweetheart Tree - Sandra Cox Vanosdall
Stitched on 32ct. white linen by Zweigart
Stitched with DMC threads and Mill Hill Beads
Hanger and tassel made from DMC 500 & 502
The chart came with the white Cats-Eye Heart and the white pearl bead.

Just want to let you all know that I do very much appreciate all of the comments you leave behind, they help keep me motivated to stitch, as do all of the beautiful stitching I see on your blogs and albums.