Monday, April 14, 2008

Resurrected Computer

Well, the computer decided to work again. But it still goes blank quite often! The piece above is my latest start and finish. I did it in about 3 days. It is the freebie I found at Cyberstitchers. I really enjoyed using the variegated thread. My mom really likes this and wants me to do one for her for Mother's Day. She wants hers to be red and blue. I want to get 2 heart charms to put on each side of "a treasure." It will fit perfectly in a 5"x7" frame.

Above is my progress on the Birds and Birdhouse. I finished the bird and part of the left side border and vines. I really enjoy working on this, but I have so many I have to finish that I only work on this a little each week. My mom also saw this one and said she wants one, too. She wants one of everything I do!! Yet she keeps telling me she has enough cross stitch hanging in her new apartment. And, by the way, she is finally all settled in and really loves her new apartment! I think she has finally realized that we are not going to move her again and that she'd better be content where she is!

I'm doing the piece above for my DB for his birthday, which is on Apr. 28th. It's on 22 count cream hardanger. It will fit perfectly in an 8"x10" frame. It's called "Brothers" and was in the Jan/Feb 1993 issue of Simply Cross Stitch Magazine.

This piece is my latest square for charity. I actually finished this since I started this post. I'll show a pic of the finished piece later. I'm still trying to do about 1 square a month for charity.

I haven't subbed in ages, but I've got to do some. If I just didn't need money!! lol! I really love staying at home and stitching!

DD's best friend is living with us again. She stayed with us about 4 months the first of last year. This time, she is paying a little rent! She is going to college part time and working part time. But I really can't afford to let her stay for nothing. Jerry is going to move out. He has a mobile home and now that he is back on his feet, we both agreed that it was time. I really look forward to the time that I am the only one living here!! I LOVE my DD with all my heart, but I love her enough to want her to some day have her own place and life.

Well, the computer is warning me that it is about to cut out! So I'd better post this! Have a day full of happy moments, and may God bless you!


'Berta said...

Vicki, Brothers is very fitting! Your timing with When Someone you Love is perfect...just what I want to stitch for a friend in mourning. Thanks!

Margaret said...

Absolutely adore 'Birds and Birdhouse'. Who is the designer Vicki?

Great that you finished your oldest UFO. These snowmen are so adorable.

Linda K's Creativity Works said...

The project with the Birds and the Bird Houses in it...who is the Designer of that? I have a really good friend that loves nothing but Bird Houses and so do I and I would love to get ahold of that pattern if I can. It's beautiful of what you stitched so far and you are doing a really good job on stitching it too.

I saw your other WIP's as well too and they are all so pretty.

Take care & Happy Stitching