Saturday, March 7, 2009

Progress and a thank you

First of all, I want to shout out a big thank you to Tanya of the Sampler Girl. I recently won her two March releases on her blog, and I received them this week. They are gorgeous!! Thank you Tanya! :)
I have been dutifully stitching this week although I don't feel like I have much to show for it. I am not posting a picture of Wednesday's stitching because it was an exercise in frustration for the second week in a row. I stitched a beautiful circular motif on Simple Gifts Love quaker only to discover at the end that I left out a huge chunk of it on one side so it wasn't matching up correctly. I spent two hours stitching the motif and 30 minutes ripping it out. ugh. I am about ready to throw it out the door.

I worked on Shimmy on Thursday. I have more of her hair and most of her wing completed (is it a wing? on a mermaid? I hadn't noticed it until I started stitching it.).

I was excited to start something new in Friday's slot. I picked Country Cottage Needleworks Bayside Bungalows. I didn't get much stitched...I spent most of my time choosing fabric and getting the sides zigzagged. I decided to stitch it on Lakeside Linens 32 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley. I think it is going to be a fun stitch. :)

Today I am supposed to be working on Blessings and Kind Wishes, and I probably will, but I am fighting the urge to start the Red House Sampler. I bought all of the DMC last night, and I have a piece of fabric that I think would be perfect. (Just say no. Just say no. Just say no....)

It has been a long week. I have not felt well...not really sick, but feeling like I am on the verge of something. And I was scheduled to be observed by my principal on Friday. She is a wonderful principal...wonderful to work for...and I knew it would be fine. But it still makes me nervous. I was glad when it was over, and it went well. She was complimentary at the end, which I was grateful for. I will meet with her next week to discuss it in depth, but it was nice to know that she liked the lesson beforehand. :)

I plan to spend most of the weekend stitching. And I am looking forward to it. After I post this, I am going to park my behind in one of my comfy chairs, either listen to the book Outlander or catch up on some of my shows on the DVR. Bliss!! :)

Have a good weekend everyone.

Happy Stitching!


  1. Congrats on winning Tanya's contest! Hope you feel better this week and can get a lot of stitching done!

  2. Hope you're not getting sick. That would be the pits! At least your evaluation seems to have went well. Woo hoo!

    Great progress on your stitching except for the motif frustration. Hate it when that happens!

    Congratulations on the contest win! Great patterns!

  3. All of your projects are coming along nicely! Resist the urge to start (I'm saying this more for myself...) :)

  4. Hi Kellie,

    Lucky you to win those two lovely charts! I hope you have been enjoying a weekend of stitching. That just sounds like bliss to me and so far I can't see when this might happen for me! Looking forward to seeing your next post with progress.

    Have a good week!

  5. Hope you're not getting sick!! Stitch and sleep. Don't do anything else & maybe you'll hold off the sickies. ;) Love your progress pics!

  6. Love your contest winnings!! Wow! Gorgeous designs!
    Great progress on your beautiful pieces:)