Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Progress is being made


Šo here is the famous baby blanket I have made for our new grandchild who is expected early in December. The original plan included a baby sweater to accompany it but ... That is not going to happen. Fortunately I have seen the baby's closet and the absence of a clumsily knit sweater  will go unnoticed. Hereafter I will stick to socks.
At some point when I finished the ornaments in my previous post I may have mentioned that I was finished with ornaments for awhile. Well not so. I saw these from Sissortail Designs and had to stitch them up. It is amazing what you can do with B5200, some unknown leftover fabric and beads from a previous project!

Father Winter is progressing slowly. I finished the alphabet at Joyce's this morning and will do the back stitching on the letters tonight while watching TV.
And of course a picture of Macy....oh yeah... Dan too.




Friday, October 17, 2014

Ornaments

These are for my 4 little great nieces.
I made these for fun because I liked them.

These were free in a British magazine last year.
I love these red ornies made on the white/raw linen polka dot fabric. The patterns were in another British magazine a few years ago...about 2 years before the fabric was available in North America!
And last but not least, my flying pig from SamSarah designs.




Thursday, October 9, 2014

Rotation time again??

Now that the stocking and this Ink Circles piece are finished, I am endeavouring, yet again to get back at my rotation.
So here is Celebrate Diversity (in beer)  for David for Christmas.
My rotation currently consists of 
Father Winter, designed by Teresa Wentzler....
And Autumn at Hawk Run Hollow by Carriage House...
And that is where I currently stand with each of them.
I also have in my bag Inspiration by Rosewood Manor which alas has not seen the light of day, or my Ott  light or my magnifier in at least a year.
Magpie my Mystic Stitch piece rounds out the large  items in the bag.
I have about 3 smaller ones, 2 from an ornament group I belong to...see I just got one from Wendy yesterday and now I am 2 behind in the project. I also have a lovely little one the says "I cannot count my day complete till needle, thread and fabric meet" I have it from a different designer but LizzieKate has recently released  one with that saying as well. 

Next blog I'll show off my Christmas ornaments. I went on a finishing frenzy a week or so ago and that will be it for ornaments this year.






Saturday, October 4, 2014

Needle Arts Fair


I took no photos in Kingston at the Cataraqui Guild's Needle arts Fair so I Have included these two pictures of Macy just after she got groomed recently in order to have my requisite  measure of cute in the blog.

Back to the fair, in spite of the miserable weather, at least the drive there this morning was miserable , the ladies had a good turn out and I enjoyed a profitable day. 
It is so pleasant to have  a steady stream of  needle workers to talk with all day and to see so many familiar faces year after year.

Also...if anyone is still looking for the 2014  JCS Christmas ornament issue, I have loads of them  for sale. I am happy to ail one out to you if you want one.

The display of the Guild members' work was amazing and the display of antique needlework tools  and items was also intriguing.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Message for Janice in Ottawa

Hi Janice, Please email me...I have a question for you, OR if you are coming  to the Guild's Needle Arts Fair in Kingston on Oct 4...be sure to come to my booth and see me.
Balych@kos.net

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Diversity in beer

I got this far in my Christmas present for David and I have to admit to being tickled by the word within a word. What celebrating divers has to do with beer, I don't know but it gave me a laugh.

This of course it what it is supposed to say. There are numerous beer filled containers to be added and the WDW thread really does make it look like beer in the glasses.
This will make a companion piece to the other Ink Circles pattern featuring 99 bottles of beer, that I made for him a couple  of years ago.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

New finish, new start

So here is my latest finish. I am afraid that my rotation went out the window last week while I concentrated on finishing Paul's stocking.
Then of course today I started something new...just 1 new start Beth... And it too is a Christmas present. I will post a picture once I have more than a few stitches in it. So far it doesn't look like much.
Today is such a cold miserable rainy day though, I likely will move along on it.
Whether I will get back into rotation mode remains to be seen.

Kim and her husband came by on Thursday to pick up our quilt squares. I was kind of sad to see the go but it will be wonderful to see them again made up into quilts for this worthy cause.