Saturday, September 27, 2008

It's been a while!!

I didn't realize how long it's been since I wrote so I'll do a little updating. I finished a few pieces and if my camera cooperates, I'll show you what I've done. Again - stalled at the finishing stage! The finishing fairy still hasn't visited and whisked away the finished stitching that is piling up. I saw the finishing challenge site but I think what I need to belong to is "finish a piece from your drawer" group.

I went to Niagara Falls with my husband. We reserved a "fallsview" room. By "fallsview" they meant - you are able to view the falls from your room but it's an effort and you have to stand in one spot and crane your neck to see them in the distance! The actual huge window wall looked out onto two cement walls of other buildings nearby. We have had "fallsview" rooms there before and the whole vista was the falls - you could lie in bed and wake up to the view of the falls. We approached the desk but "there were no other available rooms". Hmph! We had a good time anyway. I planned on doing a ton of stitching while my husband presented at a conference. I did not get "a ton" done. I got approximately 10 ounces done.

Here's part of my stash - I'm getting organized - my cat was "helping".

I ran out of Floss A Way bags - went back for the package of 100 - no one has them. My project is on hold.

Here are the chickadees I finished a few months ago. It was a kit and believe it or not, I started this in 2001!! It's embarrassing but true! The photo doesn't do it justice - the aida is more yellowish. I need a class in how to photograph my work.....


I really love chickadees and it's hard to find really pretty patterns for them. This one is so pretty and one of the few I have fallen in love with. Eight years to stitch.... how many years till it's framed??? Ohh dear......

More updates when i find some more patience for the camera.....

Hows everyone doing? Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

Tracy said...

I've never been to Niagara Falls, it must be beautiful.

Your chickadees are sweet. I have so many finished projects that aren't framed (I think I have expensive taste!)

Cheers~

Old Yankee Stitcher said...

I love the Chickadees, all birds really but they are a favorite, yours came out very pretty. If you really need Floss Away bags and can't find them I know where you can get some. CJ(ok;-)

Nic said...

I think I'm with you on the finisher's blog idea, but I have found that the monthly finishing challenge blog that Becky owns helps, I can usually find something to make up for the month's theme.

Ginnie said...

The chickadees are so cute, I have taken 8 years and more on some stitching.... nothing to be ashamed off!!!

Irishenchantment said...

hiya jean!!!!how are you good to see loads of stitching and organising being done :)

helenapastafina said...

hi....LOL I love the "view" you had!
I live about 20 min from Rochester and have been to the falls so much I'm ashamed to say I take it for granted!
love your blog and your work!
Happy stitching

Andrea said...

The chickadees is a beautiful piece of work. Good luck with the organisation.

Daffycat said...

Yay for helper cats! Good luck on your organizing!

The Chickadees look awesome ~ great job!

Michele said...

lol .. I am sorry about your view .. that really does sux!

The chikadees are sooo cute! and heck don't we all have a project or two that is at least 5 years old! lol

Laura said...

This is one of the most beautiful pieces I have ever seen!!!!!! Stunning and sweet all at the same time! It was worth the years of stitching!