Sunday, February 22, 2009
Progress Shots
While no progress was made on the stitching front, I did make some on my knitting. I taught two classes at the LYS and made a new sample for it and started a sample for the scribble lace class I'm teaching at the end of March. As always, I am trapped under a cat so excuse the blanket under the projects!

Lacy Vine Washcloth

Lacy Vine Washcloth

This was made for the Intro to Lace class, using euroflax linen. The main sample lives at the shop so I wanted to have a washcloth at home to try out.

Phairo Scarf

Phiaro Scarf - 2/13/09

About 1.5 inches of progress. This is a great no thinking project and movie knit. I have about 14 more inches to go.

Morning Glory Shawl

Morning Glories Wrap - 2/13/09

About 2 inches of progress. Put aside to work on the feather and fan.

Feather and Fan

Feather and Fan - 2/28/09

This is a commission piece that I am late on - sidelined when my carpal flared up. Need to focus on this one to wrap it up.

Scribble Lace

Scribble Lace - 2/28/09

Another class sample being taught at the end of March.

As you can see, my photo assistant is not as helpful as I would like. But then again, I do pay him in tuna and catnip.

attack cat

More soon!!!


Sunday, February 08, 2009
Quiet Sunday Morning
Random babbling ahead, no actual fibery content here, move along....

It is not all that early, but there is enough of a chill in the air that I want to go back to bed.

Morning 2/8/09

After taking this picture, little cat hopped out onto the deck to order me back inside. No actual picture of that as she hopped back into the house before I could take one. So here's a shot of the pair of Canadian geese that have decided to hang out nearby.

Morning 2/8/09

So I'm back in bed and covered by the laptop and the cats. Meanwhile, I'm trying to figure out how to fit a week's worth of activities into a day. Wish me luck!

Thursday, February 05, 2009
Stitching in Public!
Saturday is National Stitch in Public Day! My guild is getting together to stitch at the library most of the day. I'm not sure how long I will be there, but I'm looking forward to it!


Stitching has been the craft that I have done the longest - I have no clue when I started. I think I was probably 5 or 6 when I started toting around a little project bag to places where I needed to basically sit still - as an only child and youngest kid in the family, family visits usually required me to sit on the couch a lot. When I was older, but stuck in bed due to illness, cross stitching saved my sanity.

Iris Window Garden - 1/28/09

While cross stitching has long been a favorite technique, I've adopted other needlework techniques over the last ten years or so. I joined the local guild to get me back into the stitching habit, but other events have really stalled those plan.


But there is just something about stitching that has always appealed to me. There is such a wide variety of pattern types and styles, from simple samplers to elaborate reproductions of artwork.


So if you have never tried stitching, do try it sometime. Or if you stitch, share the fun with someone. Most of all, if you haven't stitched in a while, pick up a needle sometime!


Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Weekend recap
I got sidelined by a cold last week, so my main goal this weekend was to spend as much time as I could in bed. But I was determined to do some work on the studio (finally!) as well as get a much-needed facial and pedicure!

I went to that red-dot store and bought a couple of bookcases, cleaned out the studio closet, and started assembling bookcases to put with the scrapbooking storage cubes I bought from the craft store.


Ever notice those dots seem to go everywhere? I still have miles to go, but here's my progress so far....sorry for the bad pics, I was trying to avoid the stacks and stacks of stuff I still need to go through!!!! Once I was finished, the roving got loaded in first.


My yarn will go in the empty space here, once I finish sorting it.


Above and below are some of my stitchery supplies, papercrafting, and other random craft supplies.


So, I am slowly making progress!

Monday, February 02, 2009
Random cat shots
Now you see it


Now you don't (oops)