Thursday, February 16, 2006

Coming around the bend now!

All of the beading is done now and I am finally working on the extreme outer border of Celtic Winter. I can see the finish line now. I hope I can finish her tomorrow night, in fact. I am really feeling ready to have my first finish of the year! She beaded up really quickly, primarily thanks to my Tacky BOB. Beading with four (or even more) colors is just so quick and easy with a Tacky BOB (yes, I know I sound like an advertisement, but it is my favorite needlework tool these days). I don't know why I have two packs of the gold beads and the magnifica beads. Did I read or hear somewhere that I needed two packs of each of those? I can't remember, but I didn't need them. All four colors of beads require well under one pack each!! Oh well, I am sure I can use them for something :-)

I am pretty excited about having registered for Celebration of Needlework this morning. It is happening during the first weekend of May this year in Nashua, NH. That is my wedding anniversary weekend (May 8th), so I get to use the excuse that signing up for classes makes a great anniversary gift for me. Mike didn't mind :-) I have signed up for two classes this year :-) First, on Friday afternoon, I registered for The Elizabeth Pickney Sampler with Betsy Stinner, and then on Saturday morning, I registered for Crystal Winter with Jeannette Douglas. I have to wait for confirmation of these registrations, but I have never had a problem getting into any classes at Celebration before, so hopefully that will be the case again this year. I hope to see a lot of my friends there this year! I had such a good time meeting some of my blogging pals there last year :-)

I need to get back to Medieval Town Mandala this weekend, and then begin to get my Neighborhood RR set up... but first, I really want to get Celtic Winter finished!!

I hope to surf some blogs right now, but my sidebar seems to have disappeared and I guess Blogger is having its issues... so if you don't hear from me tonight, it is because I can't get to your blog link right now!

Oh, Jenna asked what size Q-Snap I am using for my big projects - that is the large size, 17" x 17" and I adore it! Yes, I do get good tension with it. However, the R&R fabric I am using for Garden Spot Sampler is stiff and weird feeling... not the best tension with that one, so I use my tiny 8" x 8" Q-Snap for that sampler or stitch in hand in some areas...

And, another blogger asked if she could use my "Stitched on today" line on her blog - of course, please do!!!!!

Stitched on today: 17th Century Irish Garden for a bit at work today - finally - and I brought it home to post an update pic sometime this weekend, and Celtic Winter

18 comments:

Von said...

Well, Carol, if CW will be your first finish of the year, you'll have earned more than just a happy dance!! What an accomplishment! She's beautiful.

Gill said...

Nearly there! Look forward to seeing your happy dance very soon;)

Nicki said...

So nearly there :) You'll be dancing tomorrow I can tell!

karensff said...

Wow, CW is looking amazing. She looks really good on that fabric. Can't wait to see your happy dance.

Judith said...

CW looks so beautifull and I am waiting to do that happy dance today.
By the way I have finished MTM just a minute ago :-)

Heather said...

I can't say anything but WOW, Carol. CW is amazing.

Mel in Dubai said...

Way to go, Carol, CW is amazing!!

Margo's Musings said...

Hi, Carol, your CW is just fabulous - makes me feel sorry for mine, languishing at the top of my "Next in line" pile.

I signed up for the Elizabeth Pinckney sampler class also - would love to see you.

Happy stitching, Margaret in Maryland

Isabelle said...

You go, friend, you go! She is gorgeous. Can't wait to dance with you!

Barbara said...

Hey Carol, just a quick note to say hi! I've missed you (and everyone) this week!!!

Sylvie said...

Almost done!

Robin said...

She is so beautiful Carol! Isn't it a great feeling when you finish a big project like that? I love Betsey Stinner. She is so funny and I love her care-free attitude about stitching. I am a "ball" stitcher in the words of Betsey. (floss rolled up in a ball-have to pick through a tangle to get the thread you need. Something tells me you are not a "ball-stitcher" lol)
Enjoy your finish! I am about to finish the oldest ufo I have. Its about 15 or more years old and I am determined to complete it this weekend. I think its a little dated but they still sell it at Michaels(it was a kit). If I can ever figure how to post pictures on my blog I will post one. Have a great weekend!
Robin

Anonymous said...

You are so close to your HD. What project is coming into that rotation slot next? Have you decided on it already? Or will another or your current rotation WIPS get more attention now?

Dawn said...

She is gorgeous!

Have a great weekend.

Christine Doyle said...

ooo! Almost done! I will have to boot DH off the computer tonight so I can come on and see the finished product! :D

BeckySC said...

Shoes are poised and ready....
She is looking so beautiful!
I'm excited for you!

Jenn said...

Oh Carol she is looking so nice! I'm getting out my happy danceing shoes for you. :)

Jenna said...

I feel like a speed skater standing at the starting line (you know that pose, knees bent and an elbow in the air), except I'm a happy dancer standing at the finish line, waiting to dance a little jig for you and the beautiful Celtic Winter! Can't wait to see her. :)