Aloha all, Ok, I have a major confession to make, back in December “I asked for snow and lots of it“, well, I think it is now time to STOP! This morning I got up looked outside and decided I wanted to be a bear. That is, I want to hibernate until the snow stops and spring comes in with the daffodils and tulips. Really Old Man Winter, I apologize, can you go away now!
Since I am not a miracle maker the only thing left to do is stitch Up first is a segment that I stitched for the Stitcherie Challenge in February. Before I show it to you I want to give a colossal thanks to Karen Hallman and Ruth Schmuff, the folks who give out the awards on Stitcherie! About a month ago I received a lovely surprise in the mail, a gorgeous owl magnet. I was entered into a drawing along with other blogs who promoted the 2014 Stitching Games, and voila, I won!! Woo, Hoo, Hoot
This was a major feat for me since I never win anything, generally you couldn’t give my luck away!
February’s clue was “Samba“. I stitched the Haku Lei for this and gave a little ditty about how my polynesian lady was lying dreaming about learning how to dance the “samba”, when she awoke in her birthday costume the first thing she donned was her Haku Lei. Now the piece did not have flowers painted, but all the hake leis I remember did have flowers, some were very ornate.
January’s stitching is not finished. The canvas is “Walk Across the Sea 1″, so I am interpreting the background as the ocean, hence the wavy bargello stitch. I will decide if I truly like it once other areas such as the leaves are stitched. I am considering ripping it out again, time will tell. This month we have to incorporate the phrase “Time Warp“, I have a couple of ideas and will tell you all about them once I have it completed.
At last count there was over 65 people stitching in the Games, so if you want there is still plenty of time to catch up and play along Nothing like another plug for Stitcherie! I really should have been in needlepoint sales, I do love to talk about it and my enthusiasm is contagious!!
This month was St.Patrick’s day so I stitched a Shamrock on the band sampler. Also I am working on a celtic motif to go with it.
If you want to stitch the shamrock leave 6 threads from the previous band to the top of the Rhodes heart. Center the Rhodes heart and stitch it, then turn ¼ turn clockwise and make sure (20) shares the same hole. From the upright position turn ¼ turn counter-clockwise and repeat. I used three plus of Belle Soie – Serene Green. If you participated in “Color Party” this was in your green kit.
This is just a start I am working on charting the whole band and stitching it. I will post the charts once I have them completed.
As many of you know the “garage girls” are now living in the house. They are adapting so well that I may pull my hair out. Noe won’t let me eat breakfast without petting her at the same time., she is also made up a new game of “Fish for Threads”. Yes, my precious threads, that are not up on the peg board are in a rattan covered basket. The problem is that there are small openings for you to carry the basket. She dips her paw in and grabs threads!! Now I will have to either put the thread basket away or build another peg board to hang them. Hanging is still dangerous, I have envisioned Noe jumping from the Futon at the threads on the wall!! She is such a little rascal. Stimpy is my little angel girl.
Well folks that’s it for today! Glad to be back from my hibernation…….