Wednesday, August 12, 2015

stitching finishes

Finally Red Riding Hood stitching is finished...
I had hoped to have this completed long before now, never-the-mind, it is ready for final completion. I did make changes and still not sure about the final outlook it will have. I found this calming to stitch. Thank you Isobel for a wonderful design. I also finally finished the stitching for an ornament...
It is Be Merry Angel by Giulia Punti Antichi. This is from the Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments issue of 2014. When I first saw this I wanted to make it but kept thinking "these are not Christmas colors". But finally I did gather up my supplies (32ct linen from bin) and here it is ready for completion. I know she will be lovely when completed. Yesterday w2as a crazy monsoon storm day. I was driving home from therapy when the sky turned dark and the winds were blustery. Debris and dust began to fly everywhere as I sat at the stop light. The car actually rocked with the winds and finally as I pulled into the garage, it broke loose. The dust was thick and the wind very strong. Shortly, the rain began and later last evening another rain moved in with thunder and lightening..... very interesting day! I expect today to be quiet and storm free.... I would like to spend some time reading and thinking about my finishing of the ornament. Hope your day is a quiet one...Thank yo for your kind words and for visiting with me.....enjoy the day.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Magazines part one~~~~

I decided to continue the clean out with magazines. They are just sitting in the closet taking up space.... some already have a home to go to but there are more waiting to be claimed and here they are:
New Stitches---October 2006
Celebrations in Cross Stitch---Aug/Sept 1999
Crafts Beautiful---October 2014
The Cross Stitcher---February 2009
The Cross Stitcher---October 1992
For the Love of Cross Stitch---February 1992
Cross Stitch Sampler---Spring 1992
Just Cross Stitch---November 1995
Cross Stitch & Country Crafts: Angel Ornaments
Leisure Arts Magazine February---1995 
I know some of the dates are pretty ago, what can I say.... I save things. I still have several to sort through. I worked on Red on/off these last few days...stitches here and there to do then she is complete, finally. Sun is shining and there is a breeze, problem is the air is hot so the breeze is not comfortable at all. I really miss sitting outside. Having this time off work and not being outdoors...bummer. I am finding that my mouse is doing it's own thing today...I think it might be getting ready for the dust bin along with the keyboard. It is a wireless set up that I have had for about 3 years. Have you noticed that electronics tire around 3 years?! They do at The Horton House. Anyway, that is about it for now. If you are interested in any of the listed magazines, please email me and be sure that I have your address. Glad to chat with you today...enjoy your day.
How about a rose for the day...Mr H brought home these gorgeous yellow roses...