Friday, March 16, 2007

Little Ducks & Big News for Newman

Ryan Newman is on the pole for the race in Atlanta on Sunday!!! First time in 21 tries - is my driver finally making a comeback? I can hope! (As a big Red Sox fan, one might think I would be a big Roush-Fenway fan, but no - it is all Newman for me!)
Barnabee's Quest has now outgrown my scanner. I worked away on it for quite a bit tonight. I made a mistake though. When I put this down last Friday, I had stitched up through the first caterpillar and left a needle threaded with DMC 520 in the fabric. Tonight, I started with caterpillar two, a bit distracted by watching NASCAR Qualifying, and I forgot that the middle caterpillar is supposed to be stitched in DMC 522. I am not going to fix this mistake. I don't think it makes any consequence to the finished effect, and it makes it my own, right? Also, an uh-oh. I started further down on my linen than I should have. I think the whole sampler will fit, but not with the allowance at the bottom that I had wanted. Can't say this is the first time I have ever done that!

I heard from Julie today that she received my birthday gift for her. Julie has been so good to me, and is such a lovely woman. Her birthday is early next week, and I am so happy she likes this wee tiny little fob - which counts as freebie #3 for the Freebie Challenge on the FGBB as well:

A Bee C Fob


Glory Bee


40 ct Lambswool Linen


Gentle Art Sampler Threads


Stitched 3/12/07



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It's snowing, as was forecasted. Plenty of it, sigh... where is spring??....I hope to finish up Rachael's Neighborhood RR tomorrow and get it off to Annemarie in Monday's mail - I am never late mailing RR's, but I miscalculated with this one - I had no idea the blocks were so big and would take so long to fill.



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Stitched on today: Finished a gift, and Barnabee's Quest

21 comments:

Rachael said...

Hi Carol- It's not a mistake - it's personalized.
You have mentioned a couple of times that my block is so big- is it not 100x100? I thought it was, but maybe I miscounted when I did the cutting and dividing. Sorry.

Karin said...

What a great fob! BQ is looking wonderful

Isabelle said...

Barnabee's Quest is beautiful, Carol!

Scott said...

Your fob is absolutely cute. And don't worry about the "mistake."
-Jen

KarenV said...

Cute fob! Lovely progress on Barnabee too - it's really coming along nicely :)

Toni said...

HI Carol,

Glad to see one of our guys on the pole!

Jenn said...

Cute fob and I like your ducks. :) Is there suppose to be an empty space across from the bunny on his row? I just keep looking at that spot so I had to ask.

stitcherw said...

Cute fob, what a fun surprise for her to get. As to Barnabee, it's lovely. The slight changes just make it uniquely yours.

Sorry to hear about your getting more snow, hope this will be the last of it for you for the winter.
Sue

Vonna said...

Your BQ is beautiful :) No one will even notice a mistake :) Plus we all do them! Do you have all the hardware that goes with BQ? I saw on Michele's blog that she found the pull for hers.
Yeah Ryan!!
Your fob is gorgeous and you are kindhearted to do special things for so many people :)

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Wow, you will be done with Barnabee in no time! I love the little catapillers.

Lauren said...

Oh, it's looking lovely! How do you plan to finish this when it's done?

Hazel said...

Another gorgeous gift!! You do such neat finishing work Carol. I am very envious lol.

Karoline said...

Your wips are looking great Carol, I love the photo of napping cats

Sally said...

Barnabee is looking brilliant Carol and I love the fob.

It looks like we may have snow moving in on Monday and Tuesday but not sure if we'll get it where I am. I am kind of hoping so as we've only had one little covering this Winter!

Barbara said...

Your stitching is lovely, as always, Carol. That fob is adorable! :)

Julie said...

Mistake? What mistake? I didn't even notice... ;-) Barnabee's Quest looks great, and your fob is too cute!!

Lizzy said...

BQ is so lovely, Carol! And there is no mistake, you just personalised it... :-)

The wee fob is adorable and such a lovely, and thoughtful gift!

Michele said...

congrats to Ryan! it has been a while for him .. BQ looks great! I love the fob, your finishing is always so nice :)

Cathy said...

You are such a kind person - another beautiful fob! I'm sure Julie loves it!

AnneS said...

Yet another beautiful job ... you're amazing!! :D

Jenna said...

Gorgeous fob, Carol! I attached my beauty from you to my new Dovos. (Yes, they did arrive in time.) Barnabee looks great! You will be at the end soon. I can't wait to see the whole thing. :D