Friday, April 30, 2010

Miss Mary in Virginia

Miss Mary has not had much action lately but I did add a few stitches last week. She is coming along slowly but thats ok. She is a great piece to stitch and the little lady got me interested in Quaker style samplers. Now I have a few more waiting in the to-do-box all ready to stitch but there are many other things in there crying to be stitched. So many great things to stitch but not enough time to do them.
Happy Stitching every one
March Ann

Monday, April 26, 2010


Darla's Mary as of not quite a month ago. She's now back in the QSnaps at home where she's receiving regular attention.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Three motifs added

I thought I was going to go blind stitching that white motif on the bottom. But I didn't... so, I proceeded to add three more motifs. Here is my progress so far:

Happy Stitching, Everyone!
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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Moving Right Along

Here is another update. Being a stay at home mom now really does wonders on my stitching. I can't believe how much I can get done in one day. Of course the rest of the day is spent entertaining my daughter, which I'm enjoying so much. When the weather warms up a bit more though, I believe we'll be spending the majority of the days outside. I can't wait for summer. Way up here in Northern Maine, it is another month away.
Happy Stitching,

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Progress on my Mary

Spring Break did bring some stitching! Never as much as I would have liked. The picture is terrible as it was taken with my phone. I cant find the cord to my camera to upload my pics. I am thinking about adding some blue like a DMC 930 or DMC 931. this colors would complement my living room colors. I am not sure if I have stitched too much now to try to add the blues...

Friday, April 9, 2010

A quick MW status for Friday

I finished up the vine/flower motif (stems in GAST grape leaf and flower in GAST berry cobbler) and moved to the squirrel area this week, which I have just about finished (just need to put a few oatmeal stitches in the design around Mr. Squirrel).
Once that is finished, I will begin stitching the last motif on the top right-hand side today. My goal is to get that finished by the end of the weekend before I have to put MW into hibernation for awhile, again. I need to start some exchanges as the mail deadline of May 1 is coming soon...and exchanging stitching of smaller projects will be perfect for airplane projects as I am getting ready to leave for Washington DC as a chaperon for my older son's 8th grade trip.

Hope everyone has a great weekend and remember...
Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often! Lisa

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Mary Update~Slow Going

Hello, I have been MIA from bloggerland for a long time. I have not done much stitching, but what I have done is on my Mary. The colors are a little darker in the picture than in real life. I am using the recommended threads minus a few substitutions. I am now 34 and a half weeks pregnant and have just got done working, so I may have more time to devote to stitching for several weeks. We'll see how things go.
Happy Stitching,

Saturday, April 3, 2010

MW update from California

With out any immediate "needs" to stitch exchanges or any other stitching "obligations", MW has grown over the last few weeks...and it has become something that has been very difficult to put down when the need of housework or exercising has come up :). This last week, I have been trying to finish up page one - the interior part of the project where the flowers are (that is what I have been calling those motifs - below is a picture of what I have been stitching this week).
Here is the "flower" area I have been working on the last few days. I used GAST butternut squash for the flower-in-the-diamond motif and for the flower buds on the stems, it is Berry Cobbler. I noticed last night, as I was stitching the upper flower, that my count was I am debating whether to "frog-it" and start over or just leave it. It won't mess up the placement of any of the other motifs and unless I point it out to everyone when it is done, it is one of those things no one will even know...but I will. What would you do in this case?

Well, just wanted to share my status of MW. I will probably stitch on her for another week before putting her away for a while as some exchange deadlines are May 1 and I do have a trip to Washington DC coming up (chaperon for an 8th grade field trip) where it will be easier to haul some little projects for the plane ride.

Take care all...Happy Easter! and remember to Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often! Lisa