Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving (and Some Stitchy Stuff)!!

Hi, y'all! Howz it hangin'?

It's been a pretty busy couple of weeks in my neck of the woods... my company had their annual symposium, which went well... but far more exciting than that is - I went to see New Moon with a couple of my friends and maaan did we enjoy it. It had nothing at all to do with a certain Mr. Lautner and his rather amazing body. No, I did NOT just type that about a 17yo kid, lol!! It also had nothing to do with the always dreamy Robert Pattinson... nooo nooo... nothing at all to do with those lads. :) It was good and I did love it - even aside from them. I thought it was far better than the first. One of the more entertaining aspects of the whole experience? All the tweens (literally) screaming their little heads off every time Jacob showed up on screen, lol - my friends and I were cracking up! I can't wait to see Eclipse - I think I read that the release date will be June 2010? Wahoo!

OK, on to stitchy stuff... Stitching time has been rather limited in recent days (or should I say evenings since, unfortunately, I don't get paid to sit at my job and stitch! I wonder if I could work that somehow??) so I still haven't completed the ED Sampler, but here's where I am with it:

I think if I can get a solid few hours of stitching in, I can finish it. I'm really liking the way it is turning out!

And in honor of the Christmas spirit that has overtaken me (earlier than usual, I must say), I've started stitching up ornaments - this is the first one:

It's on 32 ct. linen, with the called for DMC - this is one of the Santas in the Prairie Schooler's Old World Santas II pattern leaflet. I'm not sure if any of these will make it into gifts - I'm actually a little nervous about the finishing (to make them into ornaments) so we'll have to see a) how many I can finish in a reasonable time, and b) if I can manage to not hose them entirely when I attempt to finish finish them

Well, that's all for me for now kids! As always thanks for your comments ladies!! I love getting and reading them!!

I hope you and your families have an absolutely splendid Thanksgiving!!!


Jacque said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Robin!

Siobhan said...

Great stitching, Robin! I hear you on the finishing. Staci's blog (Snippets & Stash is the name, I think?!) has a nice picture-laden tutorial. It's great. I prefer stitching to finishing but really need to get over myself and do more of my own finishing.

New Moon... hubba hubba! I heard that Eclipse comes out on June 30th. At least we don't have to wait as long for this one!

Deb said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, Robin. Isn't finding time to stitch a trial at this time of year. I do like the progress you're making on both of your pieces! And just take the ornament finishing slow. I've sewn for years, but when it comes to finishing off someting I stitched, I balk and run the other way! But once I get going on them, everything works out fine. I'm sure they're going to turn out wonderful!!!

The Scarlett House said...

I still haven't seen NM, but I'm going on Thursday. I can't wait for the ummmm, scenery, yea that's my story and I'm sticking to it. Your stitching looks very nice. I hate the finishing part.