Sep 10, 2008

What was I thinking?

A few posts ago I showed a Crapapple Hill Studio pattern that I purchased when I skipped off work. My goodness..what was I thinking???? This picture shows part of the pattern on the window with me tracing it with a Pigma .01 pen. That is ALOT of tracing. The pattern requires your panel be the WOF x 15" and there are THREE of them --- so I have a ways to go. I have a 12" square light box but that would just involve too much repositioning so I thought it would be easier with the window method. I think I may want to buy one of those Xray viewers that go the length of the wall in the Xray departments that the doctors use to view your Xray. That would make it alot easier eh? I wonder how long it will take me to stitch that...and you can be sure that I will be alot better at stitcheries when the end of this baby is done.
If you click on the picture it will show you the detail alot better.

Sep 8, 2008

One Down

I regularly visit the sites from overseas and admire their stitching abilities from this side of the pond. Stitchery is much bigger over there then it is here. Well at one of the sites I visit daily: said she had asked to be a stitching angel. So I followed the link and got the information but did not sign up - because quite frankly - I am only testing the waters learning embrodiery and did not want to commit to something that I may not be able to do. But the site did offer you the opportunity to download the FREE stitchery pattern that was posted from designers each Monday. So here is the first one. It is an arm chair caddy for holding your pins and two side pockets. So easy..great directions. In hindsight I am glad that I did not sign up for the swap because I definitely need improvement on my stitches and also because I would not have been able to keep pace with these ladies.. They sure can they stitch!!!

You should go and check out the website at:

Have a nice day.

Sep 6, 2008

She Scored !!!!!!!!!

I love garage sales..but I have not been able to get to any this summer. That changed this morning at 7:30 am while I was reading the paper and having my coffee. The ad said "Quilters Dream" several "bags of material". The sale was up the road. I threw on some clothes and flew up there like a 747 Jet. Well the material was nothing to get excited about.. at least not by me. It was mostly polyester and other unknown fibre. So it stayed there. I would never use it. But these things came home with me. Two baskets, flower pot, two wrought iron bicycles...and three Anne Geddes pictures (still in the car) for my daughter. All of it came to $ 5.00.

Then there are these: Who knew someone could get so excited over candles?? Oh, but wait..I am not using them for candles..I will use them as RULERS to mark squiggly lines on some table runners I am making. Oh yes I will, and I am sure they will work just fine. Price - $0.00 - the lady thought I was nuts so she gave them to me..

But the score of the day was a drafting table (still at the sellers house until pickup). I want to use that to draw some pattern ideas....and for a cutting table. It was only $15.00.
It's going to be a good day!