Thursday, January 6, 2011

Crazy January 2011 Challenge~Day 4 and 5

On Tuesday I was going to work on a WIP, but...I decided to pull out "A.Elizabeth" by The Goode Huswife and start that instead. (I haven't worked on a WIP yet. Hmmm...) I tea dyed a piece of 32ct. antique white linen for this and I'm stitching it with DMC. I love how primitive this piece is, and when it is finished I have the perfect spot for it!

I didn't have much time to stitch because my hubby and I had a wonderful date night planned! We went out to dinner at The Melting Pot, which is a fondue restaurant. If you have never been, you should go-it is so much fun! The food was delicious and for two people it is actually very romantic! Then after dinner we drove into the city to see Wicked! It was wonderful and I loved every single minute of it. We had pretty good orchestra seats and the Cadillac Theatre is beautiful. I was only able to get one picture inside of the dragon over the stage, and I got yelled at for it!

  On Wednesday I started The Miniature Monogram Hornbook by Kelmscott, and I finished it! BUT... I am a complete idiot because for some reason I grabbed 28ct. instead of 32ct., so it doesn't fit on the little hornbook thingie!! Doh! And it turns out I don't have a piece of 32ct, in this color-which is like a mushroom color- and I really like the way the Brethren Blue sampler thread looks on this color, so I just finished it anyway. I will use it somewhere else. So I have a bonus finish, or and anti-finish, I don't know which. LOL! :^)

  And last but not least, I have a sneak peek of my new chart to be released very soon, hopefully in time for the Nashville Market. It is called "I will love you forever". I should be done stitching the model today.
  So today is another busy day. One of our cars(my car) has died an untimely death and that means I get to use the teenagers car AND drive everybody around again. I am not complaining (much), at least we have a third car. But it will be a couple of months before we can replace my car and its going to be a drag!
  Anyhow, today I think I will work on a WIP. Mary Beale's "Days of Advent" that has been neglected for far too long. I would love to finish this one this year.


Anonymous said...

Love your new start, such a sweet little piece. Your finish is great too, although a shame about the fabric count. The thread colour does look good on it.

Patty C. said...

Nice Work
The A looks lonely - You should make a C for a Christmas Ornament !!

Jan said...

I love that new chart already, Annie...looks like a winner!!!

mainely stitching said...

Argh! Another fabulous chart that I have in my stash and have not yet begun! Maybe I should've opted for new starts instead of WIPs for these 15 days. ;P

I do LOVE your new design and am very intrigued to see more of it.