Monday, September 17, 2007

While Brianna sleeps.....

SHHHH!! I hope you all can hear me, lol.

I thought I would post real quick and show updates on a couple things I worked on Saturday night. My update progress on Witchy Washy by Raise The Roof

Oh!! And looky there, I remembered to take a picture of my Ashley Gingher scissors.
I got kinda of bored with the dress, so I started a new one Halloween Queen by Notforgotten Farms

I love the willow tree and thought about just adding things around it. I can do that another time though. For those who cant make it out, the tree is in her dress with some tombstones. I dont know what I am using for the fabby, just a junk piece. It was like the Wild Fairy Lights but only in a different color. It is so loose and flimsy. It is perfect for this piece though.
We went to the apple orchard yesterday, here's a yummy picture with my purchases.

The donuts are Yumo!!! I had the cheese popcorn almost gone before we arrived home.
I am feeling so overwhmled by all my stash and the new seasons charts coming out. I went through a bunch of my stash yesterday and sorted out mostly my threads. I am done buying for awhile, lol. I just have way too much and I havent recieved my parcels from the sales yet. I have so many threads that are only a shade off, so I am going to try to compromise there. I do love the design "JEUX D"HALLOWEEN" by Perrette Samouiloff, it's in French, but could probably figure it out with the chart. I also have so many finishes I need to make frames for and would love to make a biscornu for myself before the year ends. I just envy you all for all the neat exchanges you do. I would love to try it, but am not confident stitching for someone else that stitches.
Kathy A ask me about Painted Ponies here is a pic of it.

It can be found in The Cross Stitcher June 1995. Sorry for the blurriness. If you like it, I would love to pass it on to you when I am finished.
I am going to a wedding on Saturday in southern Illinois. Can anyone help me out and let me know if there are any cross stitch shops? I would really appreciate it.
Oh! did I say I was going to stop buying, well it wouldnt hurt to just look, lol.
Better go Brianna is making noises. We are going on the third feeding before daddy gets here. I am pondering just how much or little I will get done when shes here. I am so nervous about the monitor. It has gone off twice so far since she came home for a low heart beat. But she will be good for grandma, lol
Happy Stitching!!!

22 comments:

Julie said...

Hi Ranae, I'll reply when I have a bit more time. I just had to say... I took my 7 year old nephew to a LNS and he saw Santas Closet and thought it was so funny (snicker, snicker) that someone had stitched Santa's boxers! :-)

Vonna said...

Awww...so Brianna sleeps and grandma's playing :) LOL!
Everything looks great Ranae!!!

Cindy said...

Love the Witchy Washy and Halloween Queen! I really want to do both of those...thank you for the inspiration :)

Your apple orchard purchases are fabulous!!

Sharon said...

Ranae, love the wip's, especially Halloween Queen. I know you are enjoying Brianna! Keep up the lovely work.

Squazi said...

Thanks for visiting my blog, I really appreciate it. I love the cross stitch designs especially the witchy washy.

I was having a look at your grand daughters photos and she is very cute.

jane said...

Love your halloween-y stitching! I, too, have been bitten by the Halloween stitching bug!
You might try google to find needlework shops in the town you are visiting. I did that when I went to Minneapolis and it was great-addresses and everything.

Kajsa said...

Those wip's are so nice, I really like Halloween Queen.

Halloween stitching is the best!

Beatrice said...

I do love the Witchy Washy..ooohh Halloween. Such fun and me with no kids coming to my door. I live in the country, I decorate anyway...Ha the kid in me.

Julie said...

Hello again, I hope Brianna is sleeping well for you and that there have been no more alarms.
I still smile when I see your Witchy Washy. Logan would probably turn read to see the bra! I really like this piece and the Halloween Queen.
Its great you are able to make your own frames. I don't and it costs me a fortune to frame my pieces.
I wish I could stop buying, but I know it isn't likely. I'll send you a link for shops in IL.

tkdchick said...

Ranae, you've got some lovely Halloween pieces on the go!

Lelia said...

Oh how kewl! Luv the Witchy Washy : ) Nice scissors, when I went to the store, they only had the dressmaker shears! Maybe they will get more in stock. Stop buying??? Are you serious? LOL

Stitch Wizard said...

Hi Ranae

I just read your post to me in my blog! I am working on Vonna's Round Robin and will make a post soon on that. You have some awesome pictures here and your stitching is just really beautiful!! I will be back on Harbour Village soon but am really enjoying this round robin. I hope that she likes it! I hope to put something up soon on it as I don't want to give it away before getting a little more done. Debby :)

Shell said...

Witchy Washy looks great,I have always thought how cute this design was.
Apple Orchard looks like they sell some lovely things.Is it a chain store there in the States ?

Cheryl said...

Love the Halloween stitching you're doing, especially witchy washy!!
Hope Brianna is doing well

Sally said...

All your WIP's are wonderful Ranae! I hope Brianna was a good girl for you:)

stitcherw said...

You've made great progress on Witchy Washy, and your new one Halloween Queen looks like it will be fun to work on too. Glad that it is going well with Brianna.
Sue

Squazi said...

I was wondering if you were interested in some of my Christmas ornament designs I mentioned on my blog? Let me know.

Hazel said...

Some great progress pics Ranae! Brianna looks adorable and so tiny! What a gorgeous girl. xx

Kathy A. said...

Glad you are getting to spend some quality time with Brianna. And I still am crazy about Witchy Washy

Carol said...

Witchy Washy is looking so cute!

Jaimie said...

The Witchy Washy is so cute! I love Halloween designs! Thanks for visiting my blog and the nice comments! Hope you have a nice day!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Your Halloween Queen looks great, cheering you on for an October finish on CdC.