Thursday, October 02, 2008

A New Start

Here is the start of Stealing Oats. I think it is so cute. I love the Britter animals and they are very easy to do. The cat isn't in the picture yet but will be eventually. Now I have the mane done the horse is going quicker. It took forever to do the mane. I'm still working on The Caretaker, but sometimes need a break from it.

I finally heard the Valdani Thread arrived to 123 stitch and they have shipped it to me with the rest of the thread I ordered. I can't wait to get it and get back to Winter Silhouette. I'll have 3 in my rotation. I'm typically a one at a time stitcher. I read on someone's blog on the large pieces like the ones by HAED and Mystic Stitch, etc they count each page as a project so I think I'll do that too. Hey it'll get me to 25 faster.

Last night Adventure Club started at our church. We didn't have very many kids show up, I think the lowest start ever. Once it progresses we get more kids. My little great nephew, Ashton, and 2 of his cousins were there. Ashton was so cute. I came down the stairs just as he was registering and said "Hi Ashton" he looked surprised, then covered his mouth and started giggling. He and his little cousin Mc Kenzie did great. I wish I could say the same for Kaily who is 8. She did fine until she saw her Grandma, then she was whining and crying the rest of the night. She's in my class and honestly did fine, Then when it was tme for games she grabbed my hand and was crying. Granted she is very shy and is definitely her grandma's girl. So Wendy just took her from there. (Wendy is my brother's fiancee). We really like her a lot.

Tomorrow I'll be spending the day with my mom unless it rains. Dad is going golfing. They are taking care of my brother's dog as Tim and Wendy are going up north for the weekend. (Crummy weekend to go up to the cottage but they are). It's just been cold here and really looks like it may rain. Since mom is so unsteady on her feet we'd feel better if I went there to walk the dog etc. I'll do my washing while I'm there, this time I can do it for free won't need quarters there!. I'll take this piece since it is an easy piece to do. But I'm sure we'll work a puzzle. I love doing puzzles. It's just I can't do them here Whiskers won't let me. Neither did my previous cat. Speaking of Whiskers, he is going t be 16 10 days from now! I can't believe it.

Well, I better go do my dishes, until next time Happy Stitching!


Tama said...

I love this pattern - I adore horses, anyway, and Brittercup's animals are so cute! You've got a great start.
Enjoy your puzzle - I like those, too! You've made me want to get one out; it's cold and rainy here today, so a perfect time!

Ranae said...

Stealing Oats is adorable. I love horses.

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

That is so cute.

Marita said...

I love the pattern, it looks fantastic.

Kids can be so funny at times. My oldest often does better if Mummy is not around to see her.

Ginnie said...

Stealing Oats looks great, I like these designs. Glad your thread is on its way to continue you lovely winter one.

Beth said...

Your new piece is great! I am glad your floss is on its way and that you will be able to get back to your winter piece. I think the rotation method is a good thing because I can get bored if I am doing a large piece. You stitch so fast, though, you probably never get bored!!

PS I love puzzles too! We do them when it snows outside.


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

I forgot to add that I love the pattern. it is going to be cute. Great job so far!

Meari said...

I really like the Brittercup Designs, too Barb. Your WIP looks good so far :)