Tuesday, June 7, 2011

I Love Stitching in my Pajamas til 2:00 p.m.!!!!!

Good Morning Friends!


 My first official Monday of Summer break was spent in my pjs stitching until 2 p.m.
It was a great way to start the week but I am reminded how horrible daytime television is. 
Today is much of the same.....Stitch, stitch, stitch
...............................................until its time to take the dog to the beauty shop. 
He looks like a shaggy mutt and appears to be a bit depressed with his appearance. 

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 I haven't had alot of finishes to show lately partly because I've lost my mind......
I started Rose Quaker by Stickideen ven der Wiehenburg.
I'm stitching it on 40 ct. linen using au ver a soie.

The reason I say I'm losing my mind is...
1.  40 ct?
and
2.  I never stitch anything this big.
So far I am absolutely loving every stitch of this piece. 
I hope I can keep my motivation and finish this piece before the next ice age. 

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Now to brag on my friend Karen.......
I received this RAK in the mail on Saturday.  Karen was so thoughtful to send this book of beautiful designs as a congratulations on my new job. 
Thanks BADONKADONK!!!!!!!  You ROCK!!!!!  LOL! ;-)

 
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In just 16 short days (not that I'm counting)  Karen, Yvonne and I are heading to Terre Haute, Indiana for
the Only One Ewe stitching retreat.   It is sure to be a fabulous time.  Jan, owner of the Only One Ewe Needlework Shop and designer of Tree of Life Samplings, designed the beauty below for us to stitch ahead of time.  The one and only Twisted Stitcher, Vonna will be teaching a finishing class with this piece.  I can't wait to see the finished product. 


Well friends, I'm off to watch Housewives of Atlanta, The Price is Right, Judge Judy, The Talk, and Days of Lives.......Geez!

Keep on stitchin' on,
Nan

12 comments:

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely new start and finish. Have a lovely pj day.

Jenny said...

Wow - I love the new BAP! The colors are just gorgeous in the photo, so I can only imagine how they look in person.
Have fun watching bad TV... ;-)

~*Shar*~ said...

Lucky you, I try to have a "jammie" day at least once a month and stitch all day..I am also working on 40ct for the first time and it is a challenge to see that's for sure...

Hugs, Shar

Yvonne..... said...

You wear those PJs with pride - you earned it Girl!! Now, get some DVDs or something because we don't need you to get hooked on Days or the Young and the Restless! LOL! Loving the Quaker piece!! Make sure you bring that with you to the retreat. Can't wait to see you and Karen!! Hugs Tater!!

Michele said...

lol I love jammy days :) I enjoy "The Talk" and a lot of HGTV when I'm home during the day :) and The Young and the Restless is one of my favs .. has been for way too many years! lol

Love your quaker piece! It's beautiful! Will enjoy watching this one grow :)

Oh sounds like a fun retreat! and you get to meet Vonna! way cool :)

Mouse said...

apparently after 9.30 PJ's becomes lounge wear ..lol. lovely start on the quaker rose :) and so sweet of karen sending you the book of goodies to stitch :) love what you have stitched for the retreat ... enjoy and let us know how you finish it and how you get on there :) love mouse xxxx

Amy said...

Hey gal - you enjoy those pj days! I'm jealous ya know! :-) I know you, Karen & Yvonne will have a blast - have to say I'm jealous! And hop on in that car & drive right on over to SC - you're welcome anytime. I'd bet Yvonne would even come to see you while you're here. Next day at French Hens is Aug. 6th. You'll probably be back to work by then huh? Have a wonderful week!!

Hugs,
Amy

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

I'm so envious of the pj day and the retreat. I did one years ago and loved it, best holiday ever!

I have to ask - is Days of our Lives actually a real programme? I thought it was invented for Friends! Or am I missing some irony? Is it as bad as Joey portrayed it?

Lynn said...

I just received my recent online order with Rose Quaker as one of the items. I love this piece and your start looks wonderful! Where did you find the conversions for the silks?
I would love to take a finishing class with Vonna! Her finishing skills are amazing.

Pointed Stitcher said...

Rose Quaker is just beautiful. Nice book you received too. Have fun at the retreat ;)

Karen said...

you are so welcome Juan! :) I know, less than 2 weeks i will be landing in Indiana! woohoo!!! I can't wait to see you and Yvonne, i so need some time away. It'll be great to meet Vonna! :) excited to see what type of finishing we will be doing with our finished pieces.

Fiona said...

Enjoy your summer break, you have earned it and need to recharge your batteries ready for your new job. Your stitching looks great. Hope all 3 of you have a great time at your retreat. I look forward to hearing all about it.