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Fudge and Ice Cream

September 27, 2016


Last week was one of those weeks when I had “something” to do every day. I spent a few minutes here and a few minutes there on my Chocolate project.

I completed the marbled fudge and the rocky road ice cream. The fudge is easy to see. The ice cream is on the top row in a square. Now I will go on to the chocolate chip cookie.

One of my meetings last week was my Tucson ANG chapter. It is a 2 hour drive but I love having several hours around other stitchers. Those of you who have stitcher friends close by are so lucky. I hope you appreciate how fortunate you are. I live in a fairly small town (40,000) and I am sure there are stitchers but I only know of one. 

Chocolate Covered Strawberry……

September 18, 2016

A good audio book kept me stitching yesterday until my neck said “quit !” I love the way the strawberry came out. The background for both the ice cream cone and the strawberry is done with one strand of floss. I love the coverage.

Nancy has used a method of outlining an area that is very irregular and will be done in tent. Note the cookie. Although it is not done in tent, the tent outline makes filling in the area much easier. Keeps me from making counting mistakes. The outlining tent stitches are covered with the overall stitch.

More Chocolate

September 16, 2016

Progress on CHOCOLATE…….love the ice cream cone. Chocolate marble, mint chocolate chip (will add the chips/beads later) and all chocolate. Yummy.

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CHOCOLATE UPDATE

September 8, 2016

After being home and getting caught up on “house stuff” I was blessed with a rainy day here in the desert which kept me house bound and in my studio stitching. I live in the country where there are washes that run deep when we get rain like hurricane Newton brought us. In my rain gauge yesterday I got 1.9″ of rain 💦💦💦

My biggest decision was Beets or Chocolate? I want to work on both…..so I will begin with a day on CHOCOLATE . Here is where I got. Nancy uses one strand of floss in some of the backgrounds. I have been pleased to learn that such light coverage really looks good on congress cloth.

Home From Seminar

September 4, 2016


This is the curbside check in at 8:15am yesterday. I looked inside and the line was even longer because it was air conditioned 😀‼️‼️ I traveled from New Orleans to Tucson via Las Vegas. Then it is a 1 hour 45 minute drive home. I left New Orleans on Central time 10:20am and got home on Pacific time 6:00pm. Why is it so exhausting to sit on planes and walk laps in airports? 

Today it was four loads of laundry and vegging.

Here is an update on where I am with Beets after class on Friday. Tomorrow I will get into my studio and start putting all my “stuff” from seminar away so I can get back to stitching.

From Chocolate To Beets

September 1, 2016

Today was day 1 of my 2 day class with Jennifer Riefenberg entitled Beets. This the third and final design in her root vegatable series.  You remember when I did the first one Carrots. I have the second design, Radishes, but have not started it yet. Here is where I am now. I really wanted to stitch some more tonite but my back said “no” !

Back to Class

September 1, 2016

Here it it September 1st already. I have had two free days in which I stitched on CHOCOLATE, read a book and made one last trip to the French Market.

I will be going home with more stitched on this project than any other class I have ever taken.

The streetcars here in New Orleans are very easy and convenient to use. I took the streetcar down to the French Market yesterday morning before it got too hot…….however the heat here is not bad it is just the humidity that comes with it. Once again I was dripping wet while wandering around looking for those few souvenirs I wanted. The Market is large but mostly merchandise from China. A sad fact of life these days.
I got mÿ tee shirt, like I need another tee shirt 😄. I was pleasantly surprised to find a vender who has glasses made by Libby in the USA to which she had attached a flur de lis. A drink in this glass will bring back many good memories. I wish I had taken a picture of her booth….oh well.

Today I am back to class doing BEETS with Jennifer Reifenberger. This seminar is coming to a close much too fast.