Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Yes, 2 posts in one week!

Ha - yes it's unusual for sure for me to post 2 times in one week, not because I don't want to but finding the time is always an issue. I wanted to post a picture of the exchange piece I stitched for Carol S in New Hampshire even though it's cross posted on Carol's blog and the SBEBB board. Carol likes bunnies (like me) so I stitched "Happy Bunny Bunny Day" by the Trilogy for her. I did my very first flat fold using Judy Odell's little booklet. It turned out pretty good although I wasn't sure how to attach the tassels to the cording. Of course, as things go, today I found a link to Judy's site that shows how to do it! Doesn't it just figure? Anyway, I think it turned out cute and I'm glad Carol liked it.

I also got a small start on my first Prairie Schooler ornament for the PS Wreath SAL. My pattern is about 20 years old (one of my first PS patterns) and I had to substitute some of the colors called for because they seemed dull compared to the pattern photo. Maybe DMC shades have changed some over the years, or perhaps the color palette from the 80's was just more muted. I wanted a brighter look. I will post a picture as soon as I get my first one done.

I have a guilty little secret - DH is taking his dad on a trip back to Chicago & Wisconsin tomorrow for a week to visit relatives. This means I can stitch to my heart's content in the evenings and this weekend, while watching my favorite movies! No cleaning, no cooking, no sports on TV constantly. :) It's nice to have some quiet time to myself. I'll miss him after a few days but I get so much done when I can get some extended time in my sewing room without a lot of interruptions. Woohoo!! I'm already planning out all the things I hope to get done. I probably won't get to them all but I'm going to start making a list here to motivate myself.

  1. Finishing on Christmas stocking (I have procastinated terribly on this and it probably won't take more than 2 hours)

  2. Finish Shepherd's Bush July monthly

  3. Finish first Prairie Schooler wreath ornament

  4. Put in a few hours on English Sampler

  5. Put in a few hours on Plymouth Sampler

  6. Remove the seat covers from my dining room chair seats in preparation to recover them

  7. Work on blog and online photo album which I've been meaning to do for months

Okay now I'll see how much I actually can do!


  1. Anonymous11:22 PM

    Oooh, I saw the bunny flatfold on Carol's blog and I love it. The colours are so pretty and it just looks beautiful. Great finish! I can totally relate to that ever so slightly guilty feeling of excitement... :o) Just enjoy your 'alone time', stitch until you can stitch no more... LOL

  2. The flatfold is too cute! Love that little bunny :-). Enjoy your time, I always enjoy a few days by myself too.

  3. I love it, Jeanne!! What a great exchange you sent to Carol :) NICE work! Congratulations!

  4. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a lovely comment, Jeanne... I've been wandering around yours for a while now... I love Willow Trees {as you probably guessed} and that was what originally drew me to your blog! :-) And I just love the piccy you have at the top of your blog... Just gorgeous!

    You have done some lovely stitching and finishing! I love the flatfold you made for Carol!!! It's just gorgeous and you did an amazing job! I love bunnies and somehow must have missed this design by The Trilogy... Will have to go hunting for it now! ;-)

    I hope you enjoyed your *free time alone*... sounds like you accomplished quite a bit and enjoyed some excellent films on the telly as well... Wooo Hooo! :-)


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