Thursday, January 27, 2011

More Roses & New Stash

I have a little progress on Real Roses by Drawn Thread. I am still continuing stitching on this one. I didn't get too much stitching done yesterday as I had errands to run and searching to do. Last night Bob put Sim City on my computer and I stayed up late playing around with it. Then I got up this morning and spent more time playing it. You might say I feel like I wasted my day here. Right now I have my city in a mess, the traffic is horrendous. They are crashing into each other and there are fires everywhere. I don't know how to fix it. lol. I think that about does it for the game.
I am spending the evening listening to "The Host" by Stephanie Meyers and stitching. I read the Twilight Saga and wanted to read The Host but it is such a thick book. I don't have a Kindle but, I found it in an audio book. it has 18 CD's. I also found Rhett Butler's People.

Real Roses
Real Roses
The Drawn Thread
32 Count Antique White Linen
real roses

I took the first picture this morning and it turned out real well. The second one I took later after I finished the band looks like crap.
The next band has butterflies or dragonflies (?) and no speciality stitches except satin stitch so I am kind of anxious to start on it.
I didn't have any luck finding the Samplers & Antique Needlework magazine. Looks like the only way you can get it is by subscribing.
I did get the latest issue of Cross-Stitch & Needlework. It has an Irish Blessing Sampler on the cover designed by Linda Bird. I would like to find time to stitch it by St, Patricks Day. There is a beautiful Spring Morning Sampler by Karen Kluba 0f Rosewood Manor.

I won  a piece of Lakeside Linens Pearled Barley on Ebay. I am not sure what I will stitch on it, but can't wait to start, it is so luscious. I also won a beautiful Shepherd's Bush kit. It has beautiful silk threads and 32 count hand-dyed linen--French Vanilla. This is going to be so much fun. I can't believe I got a $60.00 kit for $21.00. I just couldn't pass it up knowing that I have my Crazy Fifteen to stitch. I am just going to have to squeeze in one more.

I have a bad headache, it could be sinus or possibly be from that crazy game and staring at this monitor all day. I am hoping it will go away, I have taken Exederins so now loaded up on caffeine.


Diana said...

You might be able to get the latest Sampler and Antique Needle work at Inspired Needle. It is a shop in IL and she sells single copies. She has an online site and you could email her about it. You would have to pay postage though.

Deb said...

You should be able to get SANQ from most of the online shops like Wyndham Needleworks or the Attic. They'd be happy to send it to you.

Real Roses is so pretty. I don't think that I've seen a Drawn Thread piece stitched that I don't like.

Honeybee (Melissa) said...

You are making great progress on your Real Roses and it's looking fantastic!

Julie said...

Real Roses is looking super.
Congrats on the ebay wins, i do love the SB design, that was a bargain.
Hope your headache is soon gone and you feel much better

Carol said...

Real Roses is coming along so nicely, Bonnie--that is a new one to me! And what great finds on ebay--enjoy :)

gracie said...

Love your Roses piece...glad I found your blog...had just sent you an email...

Brigitte said...

Your DT piece looks wonderful. A great choice for the Crazy Fifteen. Congratulations on winning SB's Finch Song on Ebay. That was a real bargain. Are your fingers already itching to start stitching it? Mine definitely would, lol.


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