Tuesday, April 19, 2016

.....And the Angels Sang

It is finished!!!
Now, I just have to figure out how to press it without making the reds bleed!

Have a gorgeous day!
Keep on Stitching
Monica

Sunday, April 10, 2016

It's Getting Really Close



I have two sides of the border done and a little more along the top edge.  
I am getting very excited!!

I have gotten a few new things from the Nashville Market.  
 La-D-Da  Me & You, Chessie and Me A Gathering of Sheep, Stacy Nash Jack's House Pinkeep and Blackbird Design Sweetheart Pocket.
 Couldn't get this picture to turn the right way.
With Thy Needle and Thread:  The Gilmour House Sewing Tray with the tray and Spring Delivery.  

We have had the snowiest week of the season.  
The snow had all melted but, we have had about 6 inches since Monday.  
It should all melt this week.  

It is still winter until the Shih Tzu wiggles out of his sweater.  
He hasn't done it yet so, its still winter.  

Smarter than the ground hog.  
Hope you had a great weekend
Have a gorgeous week.
Keep on Stitching!
Monica

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Getting There

Getting there!
The main body of His Eye is on the Sparrow is done.  
I'm working on the border.  
I did get it to line up with a little ripping.  
It is a little off center but, only by two stitches.  
I'm not going to adjust that. 
 I have five skeins of  Oscar left.  
I hope that will be enough.
I am telling you this is a thread suck and the pattern gave you no idea just how much thread you need.  I have used a lot of thread!!!
 And I finished my first pair of felted slipper clogs.  
I am pretty pleased with how they turned out.  
I have yarn to make a pair for Ed.  
When I brought these home and he saw him, he asked about me making a pair for him.  
I showed him the yarn I picked out for him and it was a hit. 
I'm using yarn on the upper part that is varigated.  
As I said, I'm getting there.  I'm starting to think about what will be the next project once With His Eye.... is done.  I have a few things to pick from.

Hope you had a great weekend.  It was cold here and we got about two inches of snow.  The good thing is this time of the year, it never stays long.

Have a gorgeous week!
Keep on Stitching
Monica

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Way Too Many Projects

I have way too many projects going on.  
I'm in the middle of knitting a birthday present for someone so I can't post that.  
I'm knitting slipper that will be felted.  They don't look like much at this point so there is no reason to post it.  
I have a pair of socks.  Those hang out in my car so I have an emergency project.
I can post the latest pictures of His Eye is on the Sparrow.  
I am nearly done with the body of the piece and will be able to work on the border. 


Katy just went back today after Spring Break.  She has less than two month until graduation.  She is ready to be done but, she will get hit by the graduation depression and how much life will change.

Hope you had a good weekend!
The weather was decent here this weekend:  sunny but on the cool side.
Have a wonderful week.
Keep on Stitching!
Monica
P. S. check out victorian motto sampler shoppe Give a way  She always has wonderful give a ways.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Fraught with Mistakes

I am not saying that With His Eye on the Sparrow isn't fraught with mistakes because...oh boy it is!
Last post:
 Today's post:  What a difference eleven days make!  I'm done with the left upper portion.
 I just hope when I get to the border everything sort of lines up.
 Went to the Stitching Bee last weekend and wouldn't you know it, I just don't have enough patterns.  Three more just had to come home with me:  Prairie Schooler Farm Fresh, Notforgotten Farm Sepia Sampler and Stacy Nash True Love Sampler Bag and Pinkeep.
Kendra is at the Nashville Market and I had submitted a wish list before she went.  I haven't finished any of the ones from last years list. 
My vow:  No more big stuff for a while so I can work on some little things.

Taking a class for the next few weeks on how to make felted slipper clogs.  Here is my main color, I have a tan I'm using for around the opening and maybe the sole.  
I love this color!
Probably close to DMC 503.  
That is a never ending source of amusement to my husband, when I look at a color and rattle off the DMC equivalent.  
That's when you know you have been doing this too long.  
Just got home from seeing London Has Fallen.
What a fun flick!  Lots of action!!
The weather here is fabulous today and suppose to be all week.  
Hope you had a good weekend!
Have a great week!
Keep on Stitching
Monica

Thursday, February 25, 2016

His Eye is on the Sparrow Update

Working steadily on Heartstrings Samplery His Eye is on the Sparrow  
I can't say its perfect but, I'm happy with it.  
 Nearly done with the left side of the upper portion.  
 Don't want to stop because I really want to finish .  
I would like to work on a Prairie Schooler, a small La-D-Da or a With Thy Needle and Thread.
 I'll stick with it a bit longer. 
A huge thank you to Marilyn who knew what this was.
It was an ornamental upholstery tack, screwed in to hold together seams-in the nutshell.
Hope your week is going well.
Have a great weekend.
Keep on Stitching
Monica

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Buttons





While we were in La Crosse, Katy and I walked from our hotel to the Antique Mall around the corner.  I love this place and have bought a few things over the years, a Scandinavian box, picnic baskets and of course, buttons.  
You can get a good amount of buttons for a few dollars.  
Buttons really come in handy when finishing projects. 
This time I got two bags of buttons.  One bag is all white buttons and the other was a mixed bag of buttons.  Today I cleaned them.  I got all the old thread off and then washed them.  Two of the buttons cracked in the process but, it really needed to be done because they were very dirty.  
Some select pictures of my new buttons.  There really is quite a selection.  These are the favorites. 

I love the way old bone buttons look. 
There are a lot of shell buttons in the bag.  Some of them appear quite old.  I like the one with the carving on it.  La Crosse had been a mecca in the shell button industry in the day.  They were made out of freshwater clams from the Mississippi River.  
 I'm not exactly sure what this would be called.  It has a button top but, looks like it would pierce fabric and be more like a stud?  
 Just a variety of bone, wood, shell, and metal.  The grey with the color rims, is metal.  I love the little one just below the dark brown has a sunburst.  That dark brown one has some carving on it too. 
I should have enough buttons to last for a while.  I was looking for just the white buttons but, I'm really glad I got both bags.

Hope you have had a restful weekend.
Keep on Stitching.
Monica