Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Mail and 2 ladies?

My threads from Anita's Little Stitches arrived...
as I mentioned in an earlier post, this was the first time purchasing from her and I am pleased. Not only was there a sale but very quick service. I am hoping to start this project soon, very soon. I have a dilemma to solve. The instructions say to use 2 strand (each ball is a 3 strand) so it would be using 6 strands all together. But...being variegated, it will be changing the shading and requires piecing as I go. So, I think I am going to punch as a 3 strand, that is using 1 strand of the colors...hope I am not confusing you...it is not quite 6 AM yet! That is my plan and I am sticking to it. Had to stop in Jo Ann's yesterday and these ladies (?) came home with me...
first is this fancy gal dressed in black lace and decorated with red roses and a fan.....I fell in love with The Day of the Dead skeletons when I moved here to Arizona. Mr H is not really fond of some of them, he thinks they are creepy. I love them. If you are not familiar with this, you can read about it here. This is the other lady who is not so "refined" but cute nevertheless..
she is a real party gal dressed in a shorter white lace dress decorated with colorful pom poms on it and her hat and wearing striped leggings. Each has a clasp so you can attach it to something.
Yesterday Mr H started Physical Therapy for his back so I started this Christmas ornament...
I have made some color changes because I am not using the specialty threads listed. It is from the PNPS magazine, Christmas 2015 issue and designed by Giulia Manfredini...love her designs. I may keep this for "going to PT stitching" and take my other small project to my "going to Tuesday morning group". I think I may have to write this all down to keep it organized!  The day here is starting out cloudy but still very warm...yesterday reached 109 and today may reach 108. I am so looking forward to the monsoon season ending.  I must run off now as I feel hungry and want must have another cup of coffee. You make my day when you visit and say hello. Thank you for your friendship and kind words. Have a great day.

6 comments:

Vickie said...

Um, I have to say your Christmas Angel is a lot prettier than your Day of the Dead ladies. I kinda am with Mr. H. ;)

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I like the little black clad Day of the Dead lady, very elegant!

Bea said...

Your angel is going to be very pretty and you're smart not to waste all that stitching time while you're waiting.

Your lady in black is very elegant, the one in white a little more "let's party".

Shelly said...

I guess I'm going to have to go to my local Joanne's Gracie, as I also like Day of the Dead and I like the dolls. Have fun with your punching project! I used a Valdani thread for a cross stitch project and the color was great and it felt really nice.

Brigitte said...

I love both - the little black lady and the Christmas Angel that you started.
Your new project looks very interesting.

rebelrosecreations@gmail.com said...

Just found your blog through another cross stitcher/blogger on Bloglovin'. Just wanted to say hello and nice start on your Christmas ornament. Looking forward to seeing more updates. Happy Stitching! ~ C's Cross Stitch Creations ~ http://christiescrossstitchcreations.blogspot.com/