Monday, September 28, 2009

Seven Stinkin' Stitches... exactly how many I had left to finish Autumn Cottage when I ran out of Weeks Terra Cotta (notice the half an acorn by "Autumn").

I am going to pick up a skein when we go on our little vacation and complete it along with the little pumpkin button, so stay official "finished" picture will be posted next week. :)

I pulled Shores back out and worked on block 2. It is almost finished. I was hoping to get it done by the end of September, but not sure that I will make it. This is a busy week ahead with little stitching time.

I did a floss toss tonight. Tell me what you think. I am wanting to stitch Judith Kirby's two Halloween houses as one design. I am thinking about using this piece of Picture This Plus cashel called "Haunted." It is a little dark, but that is kind of the look I am going for. I am hoping that the stitches will show up on this fabric, however.

My sweet DH treated me to a new little camera over the weekend. Isn't it the cutest thing! It's about the size of a deck of cards. I love it! I have been wanting something small enough to carry in my purse for spur of the moment photos as well as a good camera to take on vacation that is not heavy to lug around. I think I found it. :)

That's it for tonight. I am tired. Worked all day. Took the car for an oil change/tire rotation. Ran a few errands while I was out. Hoping to sit, stitch, and watch both Big Bang Theory and Castle tonight after tucking Jake in for the night.

Happy Stitching!


  1. What a cutie that camera is! I've heard good things about Canons too. I'm always on the lookout for something small and light, ever since this blogging started.

    About the Halloween Houses. I love them! But...not sure if the fabric is too dark, so I'd stitch a little bit on some of the elements, like the black tree branches and things that might not show up (no problem with the brighter colors), then, if you don't like it, it's not too hard to pull out. You don't even need to do the design--maybe just a small plain area in the corner of the fabric, then adjust your threads or use different fabric. But I can see the look you're going for, and i like it better than the gray on the models.

  2. Awww, isn't that frustrating about the floss for Autumn. Drat! I've been known to go through my floss ends and one time that saved me from waiting to finish!

    As to the Halloween stuff, you have lots of bright colours so that should work. I think Glenna probably knows more about this than I do so I would go with "what she said!".

    Love that cute camera. I have a Cannon too but not that wee nor that gorgeous colour!

  3. Only seven? Seven is supposed to be a "lucky" number, not an unlucky one!!! So frustrating though. The Judith Kirby patterns are one of my all time favorites, I stitched these both for my Mother a long, long time ago. Always in style, too. I think your fabric choice is AWESOME!!! Go for it...I am sure it will look great, you can't go wrong. Great job on yor "Autumn" piece, too.

  4. Love the new camera! I bought one right before we went to the US, I love having it for the spur of the moment pictures.

    Great progress on Shores! AGH on your Boxer piece--isn't that just the way?? :P I think the linen would be good, but like Melissa said, I'd do a 'what she said' with what Glenna said. I have a tendency to want to use a fabric and go with it whether or not the stuff works--and then get upset when I've stitched too much on it and it doesn't work. Check it out like Glenna said--it would be so nice to be able to use it!

  5. Oh, I hate when I run out of floss like that!

    Love your new camera. I'm on the lookout for an itty bitty one.

  6. Love the camera - we just bought one for my son - guess who stole it? LOL

    I think that your piece of fabric is going to be fantastic for those charts. I don't think that you're going to lose any of the colors - they seem bright enough!

  7. Hi! I'm doing the PL on a piece of Lakeside maritime white in 40 ct that I had in my stash. I bought a piece of fabric for it--36 count examplar, but thought it was too dark--detracted from the design--and I prefer 40 anyway. I was pleasantly surprised at the BBD book--I hadn't planned to buy it, because the cover project is nice but not that exciting, but I loved the cardinal project so much that I got it--and for $26, there are probably 4 designs that I'd stitch. I also looked through the Goode Huswife book. $80! Now, it is probably worth the money because I liked most of the projects enough to stitch them, but it just wasn't in my budget.

    And of course, I started PL. You'll have a blast with it.

  8. Love the "almost Finish" it looks great. Don't you just hate to run out of thread when you are that close to finishing though!!! Your progress looks great too!! Love the new camera!

  9. Love the Autumn boxer.I know how you feel. I have ran out of floss for one and half stitches! I love that 'Haunten' linen. I know DH, who has started stitching recently, would too!

  10. Oh no!! So sorry you ran out of your floss color and hope you have no trouble finding another skein!

    Awesome camera! I love my little Cannon:)

    Fabric is pretty and I agree with the others...test a small area first:) Good luck!

  11. Oooo love the new camera. Have fun with it.

    Now, as for those 7 stitches, I'd have probably have pounded my head on a table til I passed out.

    Oh, love the Kirby houses and their intended fabric.