Saturday, September 15, 2007
I hate it when I wake up bright eyed and ready to go at 5:00 a.m...... on a Saturday!
DH wanted to sleep in, soooo, kind hearted me, came to the computer and got lost in the www! You know how it goes..... one click leads to another click to another click to another click.... and when it's all said and done, I've spent my weeks earnings on new stash! Thank goodness I never clicked "check out now"!
First off, as promised, here is a pictures of King Tut! This is Julia's project. All done with delica beads. It's simply wonderful to fondle..... Yes, all the ladies at EGA on Thursday could not stop fondling King Tut.... The overall project is probably 4" x 6" I'm guessing. Its just beautimus! She only has a couple of more rows and he is done. Julia brought this to show & tell at Sunday Stitching and I missed getting a photo then. Which brings me to one of my first clicks this morning.... Julia's next project is going to be "Girl with the Pearl Earring". I'm sure she is doing this with beads too, but I found this really cool site: xs-collectibles.com and I fell in love with Flower Vendor I & II and several of the Fractal pieces. I'm sooooo easy....
Then.... the next picture to share today is also from EGA. Our program was "Color Personalities". Our assignment was to stitch a simple pattern in our favorite fibers/colors on our choice of fabric. Then, using the information from the book "Color Harmony 2" by Bride M Whelan
we all tried to figure out who stitched what. The second photo is my creation. According to the book, my personality is: trendy, youthful, offbeat, energetic, refreshing, soothing, calm, tranquil. I think some of those offset the other..... So of course, I had to put the book in my shopping cart....
Sooo... from there, don't ask me how, but I landed at the website for Ink Circles
and fall in love with Cirque des Cercles...... why oh why????
Then.... because I'm still being the thoughtful wife and letting DH sleep.... I find myself at www.carriagehousesamplings.com Ok, when I was a little girl, I do not remember what grade it was, but I could not for the life of me master my multiplication and division tables. My father took his Kool cigarette cartons, cut them up and made multiplication and division flash cards for me. We had to go over those things every morning for an hour before he left for work and every evening for an hour before I went to bed. Needless to say, I always hated math.... so while I'm clicking around Carriage House, I find this awesome Multiplication Table Sampler. I think this would be a great thing for the Grandkids.... I justify my "add to cart" with the excuse that it is educational and it is for the Grandkids... While walking up and down the isles, I also found Sampler Folk, Deep Blue Sea and V is for Valentine (to go with all those other unstitched charts that I am going to do for DH each year for Valentines day...)
Then, I end up at another stitchers photo album (I forgot who!) and see the Prairie Schoolar Alphabet. This has been on my wish list for months. Our local Quilt Club has an exhibit every year and at the last one, someone had stitched these as a baby quilt for their grandchild. All done in the beautiful fall colors. I want this book!
wwwstitchesnthings.com/detail.cfm?ID=4139 soooo I start wondering when the next quilt show is and check out Peace River Quilters website.... www.peaceriverquilters.org I do not find the next date, but I do find that beautiful quilt!
Sooooo, that gets me to thinking about the baby quilt I'm doing to Callie, so here is an updated progress photo. I'm almost done with the blue! I'm almost done with the blue! I feel like the "Little Train that Could"! I think I can, I think I can.... Sooooo... that reminded me that I never took the picture of the beautiful afghan my Boss brought me from Scotland. Here it is! I love the colors!
Somewhere along the way, I find this never seen by my eyes chart: And They Sinned. Again, another I gotta have it!
By this time, I'm ready for a nap, DH is still asleep, it's after 8:00a.m.! How does time go so fast? I'm thinking I should eat, but then I remember the new swimsuit I bought last night..... that's the last photo for the day! It's pool time now, so I'm going to go float and, with any luck, take a snooze! We have company coming for dinner tonight. I have the brownies baked, and all the veggies chopped, so I best get moving! Who said I was ADD??
XOXO! Happy Saturday!