Monday, March 23, 2009

One, Two, Three

The title of my post today. One is for the lovely sweet RAK sent to me by my dear friend, Trecie. Two is for the not one but TWO finishes I had this past week. And three is for my WIP photos. (There are way more than three WIP's but these three are the ones I worked on during the previous week.)
Now for the photos. Trecie sent me the cutest ever tissue case, a mitten pattern and a card that made me cry. Trecie, you are one the most talented, kindest people. There is a special place in heaven for people like you who know just the right time and words to help someone in need. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. (PS. Rosie sends purrs and chirps to her furry fan club. LOL) Early in the week I finished one of my older WIPs. This is one I started last summer. I love the saying and the colors. I need to get to Joanns for fabric because I think this one will be perfect as a flat fold.
Thursday night was the sit and stitch at my not-so-local LNS. (It's a 45 minute drive but well worth it!) I had planned on working on the LHN Coming to America since it is soooooooo close to being finished. Well, I reach in my bag and find I left the pattern home! Sigh. Thank goodness I had a back up. Which I finished!

And since that one finished quickly I also had time to start My Needle, my Floss. Here is my progress after working on it Friday and Saturday. There would have been even more progress except for a while it was a bit chilly in my house. Thursday night I get home to find I had no heat! I had run out of oil. (The oil company seems to let this happen at least twice every winter.) I waited until well after midnight Thursday for the oil service to call. They never did so I bundled under a couple of extra blankets and another comforter. And since it is deadline time for me at work I couldn't stay home. I did get home early Friday to find that they did deliver oil. I called the service people to come turn the furnace back on. Finally. HEAT. All I can say is thank goodness, it wasn't freezing. But it is hard to stitch when your hands are that cold.
Okay, time for my WIP's photos. Above you can see Coming to America is almost finished. I hope I get it done this week. My Needle, My Floss is moving along. This is a really quick stitch. And The Traveling Stitcher has been a joy. I should have a couple more finishes and starts by next week. Well, I hope so.
The weekend itself was busy, busy, busy. The weather was perfect for working outside which is what I did. Of course my muscle are letting me know about the work I did. You can barely see the progress so no photo. maybe next week. 20 bags of leaves and debris barely touch the surface. Guess what I'll be doing every weekend? It's what I call my "down to earth therapy."

I hope everyone has a great week with more finishes every where. Until next time...........
Love and stitches
Kathy

29 comments:

Meari said...

Congrats on your finishes, Kathy. Love the tissue case from Trecie. Very cute!

sales said...

Great finishes! That was so nice of Trecie to send you a RAK. It was beautiful and your WIPS are coming along great.
Heidi-ILCS

Trecie said...

Glad you liked your gift. Sorry it took so long. I know the feeling about sore muscles I have been working in my yard and garden too. Glad you got the heat back on these nippy mornings are ruff. All your pieces are beautiful keep up the good work. Love & hugs from Sebree to Rosie & you

Anonymous said...

Wow, Kathy, you have made great progress! I cannot wait to start Traveling Stitcher.

Valerie from CT (LHN Group)

Donna said...

Congrats on your finishes and your RAK. And you are right, great minds think alike. How funny is it that we both finished our big girl panties at the same time?

Mzplcdokie said...

Everything looks wonderful! The RAK from Trecie is so nice, great job on two finishes and the starts. Coming to America looks great and I can't wait to see it finished. Who designed this piece?

Jennifer said...

You have a great blog and wow! so many finishes!!! They are beautiful.

Jennifer D
http://www.feathersinthenest.blogspot.com

Alice said...

Well done Kathy and you still had time for gardening. I had better get you to France to help me out with both cross stitch and gardening. SUPERWOMAN!!!
Alice

Kelly said...

All your stitching is wonderful and your RAK from Trecie is so nice!

Charlene said...

1-2-3 - You're a busy bee!
Love that Traveling Stitcher concept. I only learned about it this weekend while blog surfing. Very pretty work you've done, too.

Dianne said...

Absolutely adorable!!!! :)

Jean said...

I just love "Coming to America"! Something about it just caught my eye. It's fun to see what people are making; things I've never seen before. You've got a lot of wonderful things going. When you get through in your garden, can you come and do mine? It's small but needs a good raking!

Danni's Thoughts said...

Hi Kathy-- your progress and finishes are wonderful! I particularly love "Big Girl Panties"! I had never seen that version until recently, and now I want to do it badly... so I will be scouring E-bay, as I have heard that it is OOP. Everything looks wonderful! Good luck with keeping the stitchy bug and handling the deadlines.

Patti said...

I should so get that Coming to America because even my Mom came over by ship from Ireland as well as my late father's family. Although my late Grandmother's family have been in the States forever but I should really have that so it's going on my wish list and thanks for sharing everything. Lots of Love patti xxx

Rene la Frog said...

What a great RAK and I agree, Trecie is the "Queen RAK'er". She does beautiful work.

Your stitching looks wonderful as always. I really need to get "The Traveling Stitcher". I love that one.

Patricia said...

AWESOME gift love the design on it.
HUGS
Patty

Ellen said...

Love that tissue case and your finishes. Your wips are looking great too.

Hugs

Gabi said...

The tissue case is adorable. Nice chart too. Lovely finishes, congrats with that. Can't wait to see your finished flat fold. It will look great - no doubt about that. And your LHN Wips look great. I love that travelling stitcher. Thank god your heater is working again. :)

Daffycat said...

What a wonderful post! I love the RAK you received...isn't it funny how those always show up when you need then most?

Congratulations on your finishes! I adore the beehive, it is darling. The WIPs are looking great too!

Hi Rosie!

Carolyn NC said...

Your stitching and finishes are fantastic - lots of work done this week. Congrats on the great gift!

Debra said...

Such a nice gift. Congrats on your finish and I really like the needle & floss wip. Love "Down to Earth Therapy" been doing some of that myself. LOL!
DLS

jennilynn said...

Congrats on your finishes, Kathy, they look great. Your WIPs are looking awesome. That tissue cover from Trecie is lovely.

Mylene said...

wow! You sure been busy. Beautiful stitching and finishes!!

Celtic Shamrock said...

I love Coming to America! I received it yesterday from my online needlework shop, together with some other LHN CCN charts...would like to stitch them all! Bye, Sara

Natasha said...

Cute projects you are working. Your stitching is lovely....

I am a freeze baby and I find my hands are always freezing in the winter... I blast them with the blow dyer to give them a quick warm up LOL

Take Care
Natasha

Shari said...

wow, everything looks beautiful! Love the gift you received. And all of your projects are wonderful!!!! Keep up the great work!!!

Nancy said...

What a great blog entry!! Everything looks great, your needles are really smoking again. I didn't know you and Deborah are doing the same piece! That tissue cover RAK is adorable! She comes up with the nicest RAK's!! Glad I don't have to depend on oil delivery.....gotta love natural gas!

Carolyn's Crafts said...

Okay I really really really love the Put on your big girl panties!
:)
Hugs,
Carolyn

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