Sunday, March 23, 2008

An Easter Miracle

We have had an Easter miracle!! My computer at home has not let us get the internet since the end of Feb. DD had done something to it when she got her laptop. Today I was playing a game on it and a pop-up from the internet appeared. I was surprised and clicked to go to the internet and it worked!! I have been checking it at least twice a week and it wouldn't work! I am so excited! Finally I can post again and catch up on all your blogs! I have really missed my net friends!

I have a lot of pictures to show! The pic above it the 2nd and 3rd part of the Rose Sampler SAL that I'm working on. I can't show the whole top on the scanner. I really need a digital camera! I really like working on this piece; it's very relaxing!

The pic above is of the huck towel I finally finished! Happy Dance! It only needed the gold border. I don't know if you can tell from the pic, but the border has gold blending filament combined with the gold DMC thread. I really like how it turned out!

I wanted to do the little piece above to make into a scissor fob that I could take to the stitching retreat. I got it stitched in time, but didn't get it put together in time, and as you can see, I still haven't put it together!! But I can't wait to do it. I got a new pair of stork scissors with the gift card my sister gave me for my birthday. I'm going to put this scissor fob on those scissors.

The piece above is my charity square for any child quilt at Love Quilts. It is an angel. I got a little tired of it and haven't worked on it in quite a while.

I love the piece above. I'm doing it to put on the top of a lidded basket for my mom for Christmas. The material is 28 count evenweave fiddler's cloth. The bottom half is a country scene and the top half is a shelf with country things on it. I have a hard time putting it down; it's so much fun to stitch!

The pic above is the piece I'm going for DD. It's Midsummer Night's Fairy by Nora Corbett at Mirabillia. And below is my progress so far!

I'm doing it on 28 count blueberry hand-dyed jobelan. This is one of the pieces of material DD gave me for Christmas. I was a little scared to start it; I thought it would be real hard. But it isn't. I'm really enjoying it!

I have had that head cold that started last Sat. all week and I'm still not well. We have eaten a lot of take-out and delivery!! It seems no one around here can cook but me!! lol Plus we have had some major problems this last week. I have lived in my house 15 years, so I guess it was time for things to start tearing up! First the toilet in my room tore up. We didn't fix it since we could all use the main bathroom. On Fri., that toilet tore up, too. While Jerry was looking at it and trying to figure out how to fix it, the hotwater heater broke down! I went to the freezer to get something and when I opened the door to the garage, water was spewing out of the heater and running everywhere! We had to replace the hotwater heater! Thank goodness, Jerry was able to fix the toilet!! I hope nothing else breaks down for a while!!

Well, better go. I hope everyone had a great Easter. Since I've been so sick, we didn't have a big dinner. However, I did make ham biscuits and potato salad! It was great! Have a day full of happy moments, and may God bless you!


Becky K in OK said...

All your pieces are just great. Wish I could work on more than one at a time.

patternnuts said...

Wow, you've been so busy stitching! They all look great!

Get well soon! :)

JinxedChilde said...

Congratulations on your miracle! All of your stitching looks great - I especially like your Christmas one.
And that's a lovely start on your Mirabilia!!!

Sam said...

You certainly have been busy Vicki! Lots of lovely stitching pics & your Midsummer Night's Fairy looks great on that fabric. Mirabilias look very complex, but they're really not as I'm sure you have found out. :o)