Back in the day, crochet was my forte....my sister-in-law saw a blanket that I made for my baby, ViVi....this is a special request. There's a whole other row and it's wider...I just wanted to post a snippet....I LOVE IT !!!!!
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If you see previous posts...I could not get this centered....Coni aka Spinster Stitcher suggested putting a name on it....we call the unborn little man , "Baby MO" Thus the following....I think it looks terrific!!
In the words of the infamous Spinster Stitcher...FEE-NEE...Here is my gift to my sister-in-law and the new "Baby Mo"....I loved this from the day I saw it.... .....Snips and snails......here's for "Baby-Mo"'s drool....anything else that makes its way out of his mouth!
I cannot put this down...my fingers are sore, my eyes bleary....I have to get it done and move onto my LJP floral collage that I am dying to do..... Not bad for one day's work...I started this yesterday at 10 am....and this was taken this morning...... HMMMMMM I feel a new obsession coming on......
OK I haven't posted in three weeks and tonight I post three in a row??? I need help...I have just joined a new Round Robin with a "garden" theme...animals, tools, flowers...whatever but with a garden theme... H E L P anybody have any ideas? One lady is doing Beatrix Potter in teh garden...I have a few patterns that fit... i L O V E that idea...but it's taken! Can anyone, someone suggest anything????
OMG...I really never knew what people were talking about when they said "Sometimes life just gets in the way...."...I would turn up my nose...this IS life....well.....life had gotten in my way the past few weeks.....OMG...we went away for Memorial Day....let me tell you three little kids at an amusement park....I can sleep for a week....coming off the heels of planning the Communion, Frank's Birthday.....this is the last week of school for my kids...teacher gifts, class parties...OMG NOOOOOOOOOOO Todd and I were married 7 years before we had our first child...when we would leave a family gathering, I would just tell him..."no radio on the ride home...can't we just sit in silence?"....I never EVER remember those days...we are now the cause of silent car rides home..... I'm working diligently on my POOH......C'mon 6/22/09....we find out the sex...I initially thought boy...but it's a girl...I can feel it...gotta get out the pink patterns...we'll see I'm getting tired of referring to the kid as "Baby Mo".... BTW...Coni, I am embroidering that (Baby Mo) on the onesie to help hide the off-centeredness........ Here's my Vervaco... I am in love with these patterns...the "sepia" tones, the simplicity....I cannot wait to finish this.....
OK I finally have gotten to start my Laura J Perin design. It's a freebie on the site and I thought I'd start with it....all of the supplies are courtesy of miss Spinster Stitcher herself ( I have properly thanked as of yet...but I am in the process).....I cannot believe that I am stitching with supplies from her...they are absolutely gorgeous colors....this is how far I have gotten...I had to rip out three different times .....but once I got the reading of the pattern down....there was no stopping me!! What do you think so far? This is my two year old that has been "helping" me stitch....I put in in from the bottom, she pulls the needle thru.....look at those sausage link fingers!!!!!! She's my beauty girl, alright...but nap time could not have come sooner.....
Here is the view out my Dining room window......it just puts a skip in my step!
I am finished the towel and the bib and the onesie (I'm gonna put the name on it it even it out, Thanks Coni! Great idea)
I started an alphabet sampler in pooh...LOVE IT!!!!!....POOH POOH POOH
OK If I have to stitch one more pooh character...I may just vomit...I love this hooded towel and the vibrant, deep colors...I think it's coming along nicely. I was never a character fan...of any type...maybe a lamb here or there but that's about it.....my kids bedding was just blue with clouds all over it...painted the room with clouds and stenciled a picket fence with flowers....not cutesy AT ALL...it's just not my style... this is cute, but so are fat toes and baby's bottoms.........I hope she likes it.... I will be dedicating this week to my Friendship Sampler RR...I haven't had one to do in a month because in my rotation, Willeke mails two at a time from the Netherlands and I completed both at once last time......I have to get into the swing of things.....
I have been MIA lately.......I have been planning my daughter's First Communion...(pics to follow)....I have gotten off the beaten track...I wanted SO darn badly to start my Laura J Perrin project, but I want to savor every moment and enjoy the ride...I really don't want to rush it...so next week I have scheduled a day with my wonderful starter supplies from Coni and my beautiful pattern.... You know....I work SOOOOO darn hard at centering things....but NOOOOO...can it ever work???????? I measure and measure, count, get out my stitch counter, calculator and pencil....toil for HOURS...sweat.....take a shot of liquor then dive in.....FOR THE LOVE OF GOD...I can't take it any longer! Why can't I center anything??!??!! But I do think it came out pretty.....I must admit, not a big pooh fan, but the Mommy-to-be is obsessed and I have to stay within the theme....I forgot how damn hard it is to work with waste canvas....I love the results, but it isn't centered.....
We are having a new baby arriving to the family in Nov 09....We are so excited, it will be the first niece/nephew on my husband's side and to top it off...my SIL is my BFF and is named Danielle too!!! Who would ever think that two brothers would marry two hot chicks named "Danielle" what are the odds? Needless to say...I am Danielle I (married 16 years) and she's Danielle Marie (married 2).... Anywhoo....my mind is racing and I must have 8 projects in "que" for this baby!!!! This little bib worked up in one day....I am half-way done the backstitching and I am doing the other pooh characters with waste canvas on onesies.......I LOVE IT....and Danielle is a pooh fanatic, so its all good..... The second shot is a Vervaco that I fell in love with.....maybe now we can start seeing the pattern better.....I showed the hubby and got, "I don't know....is it mountains?"...oh for the love of God...are they all really that blind???????
I have been walking around in circles for about a week.....I received the nicest package from Miss Spinster Stitcher, herself, Coni, with things I never Ever EVER expected!...I had elicited some help from her...(you gotta check out her work...it's magnificent....) I thought instructions, maybe a tutorial when she asked for my email and snail mail....CHECK IT OUT