Saturday, September 26, 2009

WIPs...RRs...and other things.

It is! I haven't been able to update my blog as much as I wanted to this week - after getting back home from Minnesota, I got hit with the cold that the majority of the players and parents (who went on the trip) came down with; so, it just took me some time to catch up with life. It just seems that now that I am over the 40 year mark, it takes me a little longer to recoup for such travel. Why is that?

Anyway, I thought I would share with you some photos of some of my stitching projects that I have been working on this week. First up is "Trick-or-Treat". The last photo I posted was the T and R without any backstitching. I received some supportive comments which suggested backstitching as I go. So I took that advice and here is what it looks like:

Thank you for the completely done with the T and the R, I have been able to move on to the I (which you can see the beginnings of the purple witch's hat - it is on top of the I). The 2 little black squares between the R and the I is a mask, just having put the yellow & orange "x's" yet.

One of the reasons I haven't gotten too much further on "Trick-or-Treat" this week is because I received the next rounds of the Friendship Sampler RR - the envelope contained Marian's and Carolyn's. Knowing that we all are getting anxious to keep these moving through the mail, I pulled out Marian's on Tuesday evening and started the heart and was able to finish it up on Wednesday (while at the hockey rink...go figure!). So here is a picture of Marian's RR:
Marian followed the DMC colors that pattern called for...and asked all of us to stitch our first and last name, including a little backstitch of where we live. As each of these RRs visit my house, it has been fun to see where each RR member started their RR (some started in a corner, some with the middle heart) and how it has grown since February. Marians is interesting because she did start hers in the upper left hand corner and each of us seem to be adding our heart right after the person ahead of us, thus it is growing in rows (I don't know if that makes sense..but looking at the photo I am sure you know what I am babbling about). Here is a closer look at my heart I added.

In addition to stitching on "Trick-or-Treat" and the Friendship RRs, I have been rotating in some models of Christmas Quaker Ornaments for CindyMae Designs. Her Halloween Quaker Ornaments which she designed and stitched are awesome (I posted them in my previous post, but visit her website and take a look for yourself). In the Christmas Quaker Ornament set there are 5 different designs in the set and they, too, are cut. So, I will be working on getting the models stitched so she can post them on her stay tuned!!!

So this weekend...Carolyn's RR and Christmas Ornaments are on my stitch "to do" list and will be great things to take with me to the hockey rink (as we do have a weekend full of hockey!).

Hope the weekend is good to you and your family. Take care...and...remember to:
Live, Love, Laugh and Stitch often! LisaWeekend 1


Carolyn NC said...

Ooh - can't wait to see my RR! Your stitching is so pretty - great progress. I have a heart to stitch this weekend, too. :)

Daffycat said...

Lovely stitching Lisa! I like the idea of backstitching as you go...that way when you are done, you are really done!

Glad to see you've joined us in the Ornament Swap, isn't it going to be fun?

Chiloe said...

I love the trick ot treat !!! The colors are so bright ;-)

Hope you feel better ...

Wendy said...

Oooh your stitching is so cute!!
I also do the backstitching as a go on the stitching, so I won't have to do it all at the end. I don't really like doing backstitches ;)
Tomorrow Sunday I will be stitching the whole day and I'm looking forward to it.

Cyn said...

Hi Lisa,

Trick or Treat is coming along great!

I'm also glad to hear/see that the RR's are moving along well now. Thanks for sharing the picture of our heart. :-)

Windy Meadow

valerie said...

Great stitching Lisa! Glad to hear you're on the mend. It's no fun being sick!

Pumpkin said...

I love your TT! The colors are so vibrant :o) Perfect for Halloween.

I've seen this RR before and I think it's such a neat idea. I'm glad you got to participate in it :o)