Friday, September 30, 2011

BBD Finish, Shepherd's Bush Start, and a WIP

Hello my lovelies!!

Yay! I am back at home and reunited with my hubby!!!  Sitting on a pug was fun but I felt it was time to let him go.  Seriously though, everything went fine,the pug was fairly good, except the excessive snoring and the leaping up onto me giving me bruises!! I'm just really happy to be at home, with my own stuff, my own computer and of course my man. 
Once I got home, I decided it was time to start Shepherd's Bush's Tiny Garden.  Teresa had sent me the chart and Joyce had given me some lovely light bluish grey 25 ct. lugana to use, and since my thread order came, I was more than eager to start.  It was such a PLEASURE to stitch on lower count after I have been peering over my HAED WIP stitching 1 over 1.  As I was close to finishing one side of the Tiny Garden, I realized I forgot to order 1 Weeks Dye Works thread!! URGH! How frustrating is that?!!! So I laid down my stitching and off I went to to add that one thread. I then decided to look around at the other threads they have, particularly the Valdani Threads and Dinky Dyes silks. I spent a REALLY long time browsing through all their threads, until 1 am.  Oops! I haven't order anything YET, but when I do..hehe...I am going to be adding some Valdani and Dinky Dyes silks just for the heck of it!! I also ended up adding BBD A Schoolgirl's Work to my wishlist cause I am hoping that either my mom or my hubby will get that for me for Christmas. I hope my hubby doesn't read this post because he would state "You have enough threads! You don't need anymore!" This is always his response. Like he knows anything!!
Anywho, stash stalking aside, I ended up finishing BBD's freebie design "Now I know my ABC's".  A lovely quick stitch that I am thinking of either framing or finding some sort of box to put it on.
 Yesterday before I headed home, I purchased the new Just Cross Stitch Christmas Ornaments Issue and am pretty excited about making a couple of their ornaments.  Though I really need to focus on what I have going on now, so I probably won't make anything until the end of October.  There is definitely not enough time in the day to make all the projects I want to make!!!
Here are some photos of the Queen all framed and another pretty blue glass object I found at a designer store closing out sale.

Don't forget about the giveaway draw tomorrow! I'm pretty excited to see who the winner will be and what colours I will be using!!!

With Hugs and Pugs!



Margaret said...

Glad you're all home again and pugless. :D Love your stitching -- that BBD piece is just so sweet, and I always love SB. Pretty blue thing too. Oh and the queen is gorgeous!

Teresa said...

I know it is nice to be home. Sorry you didn't have all the threads you needed but a good excuse to get some more. Love all your work.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Parsley said...

I love that pug face! I pet sit on a regular basis and I know the fun and the work involved.

Nice WIP you have going on.

cucki said...

hello and welcome back home glad that you are back home :)i love all your work so much..
keep well dear and happy stitching xx

Mouse said...

awwww hamish is adorable :) and way to go on the stitching and mmm stash trawling is soooooo much fun isn't it and a girl can never have tooo many threads tell him as you have found out by not having one you need hahahaha .. love the blue bowl too :) take care and happy stitching :) love mouse xxxx

Lesleyanne said...

Great new start. Online shopping is very dangerous lol. Your queen looks lovely and as does your blue ornament.

Siobhan said...

Hamish is so cute--and I love his name! It's always nice to get home and into your own bed, though, I think! Love the new start and the finish! Great job on framing Elizabeth, too.

Have a great weekend!

Sally said...

Hamish looks so cute! It is always good to be home. I like my own bed and my own home comforts.

Love the new SB chart and your BBD piece is beautiful!

The Queen looks gorgeous:)

Carol said...

No matter where I've been, I'm always happiest in my own home... Glad you and Hamish had a good time, Anne :)

Your queen looks so regal--great finish. I'll look forward to seeing what ornaments you choose to stitch from the latest JCS magazine!

Lynn said...

Your Queen looks fantastic all framed up! And I love the BBD finish too.
Don't you just hate it when you discover you've forgotten one floss? I've lost track of how many times that's happened to me. It always takes a couple of weeks to arrive too and in the meantime I'm off to start something else.
Your SB start is very cute!

Veronica said...

LOL! Stash stalking... I like that phrase ^.^ One can never have enough threads, or fabrics... how can we when there are so many yummy ones out there? :P Tiny Garden is so pretty as is ABC :)


Joysze said...

I literally LOL'ed reading this: "This is always his response. Like he knows anything!!" HAHAHAHA, and I agree!!! ;)

Tiny Garden is so cute, Anne!!! Love it. :D