Thursday, December 30, 2004

Cross Stitch Finishes for 2004

With the year winding down now, and my having no plans to complete anything else this year, here is my list of what I did get done in 2004 (34 total) :



I also took two classes this year - in May I took a class with Catherine Strickler of Indigo Rose at Celebration of Needlework in Nashua, NH - the class was Stella, but I haven't stitched it yet - need time to focus to do all of that drawn thread around the borders :-(. In October I took a class with Betsy Stinner of Earth Threads, which was also sponsored by Celebration of Needlework in N Hampton, NH - the class was Rebecca's Sampler - this one, at least, is on my list to get done in 2005!! At this second, I am feeling ambitious as think I will try to do both this year - I just remembered how gorgeous the Indigo Rose model was at the class!

And, tonight's stitching project is still The Mermaid and the Sea, while tonight's DVD is Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.

Just picked up a little chart on ebay that caught my eye - although I rarely stitch anything by The Trilogy, I thought that PEACE in all things was really attractive. Surf The Web The mailman delivered two of my orders from Stitching Bits & Bobs. I received the NPI silks for Drawn Thread's Toccata Number Two and the fat quarter of SMF 32 ct Ocean Spray Lugana - now that I see the fabric I can start thinking about what I want to stitch on it :-) It is pretty - paler than I had envisioned, but still very nice!!

Mike had the girls do some work around the house to earn a few dollars, and then he decided to take us all out to dinner at Shorty's Mexican Roadhouse in Manchester, NH. In an exceptionally rare turn of events, I opted to eat some carbs and had the yummy Pollo Fundido. Of course, for me that is a huge shock to my system and I am definitely feeling it now, but is was soooooooooo good! It's OK to treat myself once in a while. I usually eat 30 carbs or less a day. Mexican Restaurant

More guilt - visited Paw Prints Cross Stitch and spent even more money...sigh.... this time on a skein of DMC Rayon Floss (30738) for TW's Harvest Sampler (I don't have this on my 2005 Stitching Goals list, but since I am so busy lately with kitting it up, that I must subconsciously have it there anyhow!!) and also the chart for TW's The Fortunate Traveler. Another chart on my Wish List is secured now! If either of these items are in-stock in the shop, then they are 20% off, so I am hoping they are in-stock :-)

1 comment:

tkdchick said...

Wow what an impressive line up from 2004!!!!

Keep stitching!