Monday, February 20, 2012

IHSW Results and TUSAL!!


A very quick post about my somewhat hermitting weekend. I continued to stitch on Friday night, trying out my new fabulous stand!! I leaped for joy when my hubby finished putting it together!! Literally!! It helps me out so much I don't know why I hadn't thought of this last year!! On Saturday I stitched a bit in the morning then went out to see a comedy show for a friend's birthday. Click on my link Garfield and Oates if you want to watch a funny song by the two girls that headlined the show! I enjoyed them and the other comedians! So much fun to have a good laugh with your friends!!

So without further ado, here are my progress pics of Jane Philpott.
I love Jane's gigantic tree flowers!! The one on the right was a lot of fun to stitch. The flowers make me think of pre-historic Dinosaur times!! The tree flowers are larger than Adam and Eve! Hopefully I will finish the left one tonight and start on more of the trees in the middle. Blech, sorry for the grainy, dull and dark photos.  No real sunshine today so bad lighting is what I have to work with.

Other than working on Jane, I managed to finish my sister's gift.  No pictures until she receives it though. I'm in the process of planning the two RAK's and am glad I got so many of your addresses!! Thank you! You never know when I will use them...even if it's just a card of thanks! I'm really trying to get organized, can you tell?!!! That was one of my resolutions for the year.  So far I think I'm doing not too badly.  I organized my fabrics (non linen, stitchy fabrics) in a cute box that I had. Some papers, some threads and a few future small stitching projects in baggies. I'm really lacking space so I do what I can to keep things tidy.

No start on the Chatelaine yet, but I've been wanting to!! It's just Jane got a lot of fun lately and I think I'll keep on her for a bit.  I haven't visited all of your IHSW posts yet but I will get to them soon!! I think tomorrow there's a TUSAL post to do. OI! Loads of posts this month!!

Had La La Lemon tea today after I vacuumed the was yummy! Titus hid for an hour under the bed then came out and gave me loads of affection.  Such a funny kitty cat!

Nataly from Nataly's Needle Creations is having a wonderful giveaway.  Pop over to her blog and check out her amazing stitching!!

Ciao bellas and happy stitching!

I'll leave you with this silly cartoon from one of those old cross stitch mags I found!


Edited (because I'm too lazy to do another post)

Here's my pic of my TUSAL...loads more threads this month!!

Also hop on over to Autumn's blog "The Whispers of Autumn" she is having a wonderful Chocolate giveaway and wants to meet new bloggers!!


Margaret said...

Funny cartoon! lol! Love it! Looooove Jane!!! Wow, she is so pretty!!! Titus is so cute. The comedy show sounds like it was fun too!

missy-tannenbaum said...

Your project is going to look so cool when it's done! I love the style it's done in- it looks very old fashioned and pretty so far. Also, you have an excellent cat!

Ranae said...

Great results!
Titus looks so comfy and gotta love that cartoon lol
Thanks for sharing

Minnie said...

I'm glad the floor stand is working out for you, I have one and I love it. The cartoon is very funny.

Lesleyanne said...

Funny carton. Great progress on IHSW.

Nicola said...

LOL and how true.

I am glad you are finding your stand helpful.

Your sampler is coming on beautifully.

Veronica said...

Very nice progress from hermitting ^.^ Titus is so cute. That comic literary made me LOL! And I'm at work... which is not a good thing XD Thanks for sharing though :)


Kaisievic said...

Loved the cartoon - simple but witty.

hugs, Kaye xoxox

Mouse said...

ooo well done on the hermitting ... the cartoon is soooo me and DH

and Titus you and Bentley are the same hate the hoover ... hope the postie comes soon to your house :) love mouse xxxxx

Diane (di) said...

Jane is coming along nicely... well done! Love that cartoon (and in my case, so very true!):)

Titus is a cutie!

cucki said...

wow very sweet is so sweet..
sweet kitty...
cartoon is so funny..
big hugs cucki xx

Annie said...

Great progress on the stitching. Glad to hear the stand turned out to be such a help.

Titus is such a cutie. He doesn't realize how much of your vacuuming is to suck up his long hair!

Catherine said...

Wonderful stitches! I'll never look at those flowers the same way again! What a cutie Titus is!

Teresa said...

Jane is coming along nicely. Glad you are enjoying your new stand.
Love the cartoon.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stitches

Esther said...

LOL!!! Funny cartoon! You're stitching is gorgeous.

TammyK said...

Awesome stitching update :-). Cartoon was too cute!

Julie said...

Great progress.
Funny cartoon.
Our dog Jake only has to see you go to the cupboard where the hoover is kept and does a runner. ;)

lesli said...

I absolutely love that cartoon! My husband got a good laugh too!
Beautiful ORTS! Your work on Jane Philpott is so lovely!

Kate said...

Love the stitching and your kitty is adorable! :)

shio said...

nice progress!!
i love tha colors :D

and very nice cat!!! :3

valerie said...

LOL I love that cartoon! So funny...and true! I'm glad you are enjoying your floor stand! You made amazing progess on Jane!

Awww, is Titus a big scaredy cat (teehee) of the vacuum?!

Edo said...

Great blog! I love the stand. I'm glad to find another fun stitching blog!!! Have a great day!

Southpaw Stitcher said...

Love your stitching on Jane Philpott, and Titus is a real cutie!

♥ Nia said...

lovely stitching :)

Joysze said...

Hiya darlin'!!!!!!! I made it.... only 3 days late. HAHAHAHAHAH!!!! JP looks great and Titus is a hoot!!

Off to check out your post about the stand...... and ROFL at the cartoon. That's SOOOOOO true.

mdgtjulie said...

TUSAL looks good, Anne. And I love the cartoon. I've actually dreamed about stitching before, lol. Titus is beautiful! I've always wanted a long haired cat! Grats on the finish, even though there's no piccy of it. {frowns} Maybe next time?!? Good luck getting things organized! I too love the gigantic tree flowers. I bet they're lots of fun to do. Can't wait to see the rest of them!! And glad you had fun at the comedy show. It sounds like a good time. Glad you're still enjoying your stand. It's always good to be able to stitch FASTER!!!

Mangogirl said...

gorgeous stitching :D

Lynn said...

Jane looks great! I love those flowers too!
The cartoon is cute. I think I've gone to sleep on more than one occasion with thoughts of all those
crosses in my head or dreams of new starts.
Give Titus a little belly rub for me. He's such a sweetie!
Clarisse doesn't like the vaccuum much either and disappears as soon as she sees it.

Meari said...

Sounds like you had a good IHSW. Your stitching looks great... good progress. Now that I have Blossom Splendor, I'll be working on JG.

Carol said...

Looks like you made good use of your time during your hermitting weekend, Anne--that is so pretty!!

Love that cartoon--yes, we do dream of lots of perfectly crossed x's don't we :)

Hugs to darling Titus!

Ewa said...

That cartoon is adorable. My Boyfriend once told me that he had a dream about cross stitch - how funny is that? Does that mean I stitch too much around him? Naaaaaaah ;)

Jane looks wonderful. I'm glad the floor stand is working out!