Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Shoo-fly progress...and an update on life

Well, I have finally found time to sit down and update everyone on the progress of Shoo-fly. I have been able to finish filling in the white squares...which are not white any more. I like the way it turned out, it kind of has a stain glass window look. I am now working on creating a black border - first I will just create the border with the satin stitch and then I will probably fill in the triangles with black...somehow. When done with it, I am going to investigate the cost of finishing it as a pillow. I don't have a sewing machine and really don't have the skill to finish it as a pillow myself - by hand.

I do need to sit down and begin my Friendship RR. I have the pattern, my fabric and have come up with some ideas for the color scheme. The scheme seems to have an earthy color theme - lots of browns, olives, ecrus and so on. While I will probably make notes of these colors for the other women to incorporate in the hearts that they stitch, I will also advise them to make each heart unique - to individualize it.

At this moment, I am in Quebec City with my older son's hockey team (that is why it took me a few days to finally get Shoo-fly posted). Tuesday was an all day of travel and today, the first full day here, was full of getting the team checked in and then getting them to their first practice. I am blogging about their adventures here in Quebec, so that the parents who are not going to be able to fly up here to witness some of this will be able to get a view of what their son is doing. If you are interested, you can read the daily blogs at: is well past midnight - so I need to go to bed in order to be ready for another full day with the team. I am thinking about packing my stitching, because there seems to be a lot of "hurry up and wait" which is a wonderful time to sit and stitch.

Hope everyone is doing well...I haven't had time to catch up on any blogs lately. Until next time, remember to Live, Love, Laugh often and stitch on...Lisa


Cindy F. said...

Lisa! Shoo-fly is beautiful!! Great progress!!

Cyn said...

Hi Lisa,

Enjoyed seeing your progress on "Shoo-Fly"!

Windy Meadow

Kathy in Orange County California said...

I found your blog thru a link and a link and a link on other people's stitching blogs. I love your Shoo-Fly pattern (I seem to be drawn to geometric type patterns). If you could let me know where the pattern came from, I'd really appreciate it. all your hockey stuff with interest. My nephew (he's 17 now) has been playing ice hockey since he was 3 or 4. First in So Cal, and now up in Northern California. He's on the Tri-City Devils, sounds like that might be in your area.

I'm going to set your blog up on my blog watch list, if that's okay with you.


Kathy in Orange County California said...

One more quick note (just so I could set it up so I would get an e-mail if you answer

Kathy in Orange County California said...

Nothing like posting THREE messages in a row...just read further back in your blog and realized you're designing Shoo-Fly as you go. Never mind! LOL