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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Why Chocolates for Breakfast; Stitching for Lunch???

I love chocolate! I mean, I REALLY LOVE chocolate. When my son was just a wee little thing, and I'd be up in the middle of the night breast-feeding, I would unwrap about 15 or so Hershey's Kisses at a time; I'd line them up on the arm of the sofa and eat them one by one. I had to unwrap them all first because I don't like to waste a second unwrapping once I get going. I could eat chocolate at any time of day and what better way to get a little jolt in the morning than chocolates for breakfast? My BFF Julie and I often stitch at lunch when we can manage it; hence the name.



I thought I'd show you a couple of the things in my WIP pile. One is a year long project I am stitching along with Julie; The Prairie Schooler Year. We're both stitching it over one - my fabric is 30 count Iced Cappuccino by R&R. We're doing a block a month so it'll be another 10 1/2 months till it's finished. But, I stitched the CHS Alphabets over one using the same plan so I think this'll work. We've had to make a few adjustments to the pattern 'cause not all the blocks are the same size. Since we're stitching it all on one piece of fabric, the squares have to be the same size. Only other minor adjustment is in some of the colors. For now, the only change is the red clock, I decided to do it in brown which I think looks fine. I didn't want a red clock next to red hearts.....




Next up are the BoaF Virtues: I've finished Love (appropriate for this Valentine's Day) and started Honesty and will do Loyalty and Patience as well. I'm going to have them all framed separately so I can hang them as a group. They're sweet little charts and this is my "stitching for lunch" project for the time being.




I recently finished this little Merry Cox Hornbook. We got them at a Guild meeting (Kindred Spirits Sampler Guild) and I couldn't pass it up. It called to be stitched in tent stitch over one but I like the look of a full cross so that's what I did (still over one of course). Isn't it cute? This was a stitch and finish in one evening project. What's not to love about that?



My DH, Rob got me a movie for my chick flick collection in my craft room so I'm hoping to get some stitch time in tonight and watch the movie 'Night in Rodanthe' with Richard Gere and Diane Lane. Not sure how it did at the box office but I'm always up for a love story so here's hoping.

Happy Valentine's Day to you!
Peace,
Terri

6 comments:

Maggie said...

Hope you enjoyed your movie, i love anything with Richard Gere in, there is just 'something' about him lol.
Enjoyed reading your blog, and i lovet the Adam & Eve sampler you did, I've never tried dying a finished piece, but yours has come out real good.

Patti said...

Don't you just love using 30ct R&R - it is one of my favorite linens to use because this is the only time I think they use Permin and I just LOVE Permin linen. I love how the Prairie Schooler Year is turning out as I have become a big fan of over one and just find the 30ct R&R so easy to do over one things on. Hope you enjoyed your movie. Love Patti xxx

Sandra said...

Your hornbook has turned out beautifully. Merry often uses tent stitch over one, but I never think lettering looks very good like that, so I always use a full cross too.

Siobhan said...

Your hornbook is fabulous, Terri! Super cute. Love your WIPs. I admire anybody who purposefully chooses to stitch over one. ;) Love those BOAFs, too. I want to do them & put them in a basket. Your WMN framing is perfect, too, as always! I love your taste in frames, but you already know that. :)

Jan said...

Richard Gere has a certain charm, then never fails to captivate me, no matter how old he gets...urrr...maybe that is how I get! LOL

I love those pieces you are working on. I have the PS series done, it is timeless. Love that lil hornbook, great stitching!!

Susimac said...

I adore Richard Gere, so hope that the film was good.

Love your starts and finishes, I particularly like your BOAF 'Love' and the PS Year, I like your clock better than the colour of the original, It looks like its going to be a real stunner and will enjoy watching your progress.