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August 18, 2019

Day two of class was a success. I really enjoy working on a counted project. Nancy Cucci is a good teacher and her instructions are very easy to read.

Lots of “spaghetti” today but I managed to get most of it done tonite after our banquet.

Banquet was good. Food ok, not fantastic. I had to get up and make a short presentation as president if the Tucson Chapter of ANG asking all members to come to Tucson next August as seminar is in Tucson in 2020. Our Tucson name tags were talked about everyday. I am glad we got them finished. There were 5 of us who wore the Tucson name tags. And they got noticed.


Seminar 2019 Houston, TX

August 17, 2019

I arrived at the Marriott in Houston Wednesday afternoon. Weather has been warm, humid and some rain.

I had no classes on Thursday or Friday. I just played. Slept in, went to the fitness center, stitched on some small projects and enjoyed feeling no responsibilities..

The hotel has a Lazy River pool in the share of Texas. Every time I get ready to hit the pool, lightning strikes or a million teenagers invade. I still have a couple of opportunities. We shall see.

I have noticed some unusual wall art. It is Texas, after all. What do you think of this ??

Here is day one of my class with Nancy Cucci. The design is entitled December Dazzle. It is one of her samplers. My progress so far….it was a good karma stitching day. Did not have to pull out…..very much. πŸ˜ƒ

More tomorrow πŸ’šπŸ’š

Two Finishes In Two Days β€ΌοΈβ€ΌοΈ

August 9, 2019

I’m on a roll with finishing a couple of small canvases. This TISH canvas had been put aside because I was stumped as to the right stitch for the hair. I don’t do many canvases with people so I made it more of a problem than it was.

Using Vineyards Classic silk I decided to just so what had been in my mind from the beginning. I used packed stem stitch. It looks like it could be thick braids so I added the loose braid.

What do you think ❓

A Finish ‼️

August 8, 2019

I picked up this shaggy Santa that was about half finished. I started it last year. He will look good on my Christmas tree this year.

Wonky Star

August 3, 2019

Stitching on something I love. This star has captured my heart. It is so much fun. However tonite I ran out of thread. All the white is worked in Krienik #8 braid. Color #032. I have used two whole spools. It is a color I use a lot. Next Saturday I have a board meeting in Tucson so I will go to The West and get more. For now my star is on hold ….

For now I will go back to the background for my “Needlepoint” sign. Going around the edges is fun but there is a ton of compensating to do. I so want to start something new.

Those wondering about the “deadline name tag” … I found a guardian angel who has agreed to do the “finishing” for me. Sometimes prayers are answered.

Deadline Projects

July 22, 2019

I hate projects with a deadline. It seems to take all the fun out of stitching. If the project is a fun one the deadline isn’t so important. I would stitch because I liked the project.

I am now working on a name tag that my ANG chapter has designed for members to wear when the national seminar comes to Tucson in 2020. However those members who are going to Seminar this year… fact NEXT MONTH have agreed to get our name tags done to wear in Houston this year.

This is not a normal name tag‼️ We have some very creative members in our guild. This is a wonderful name tag if you don’t have to make it. I have most of the actual stitching done BUT now comes the actually finishing. I don’t do “finishing”. If it needs to be finished I send it to someone who knows what they are doing.

There are two pieces to this name tag. They have to be put together and then finished like a normal name tag. I have been putting this off for awhile but I am running out of time. So, unless I really ruin it, I will get it finished. I leave for Houston August 14 th. Please pray for me πŸ˜€ The instruction are good but my talents are with the needle.

Has anyone experienced the fact that when you are putting off a deadline project you feel guilty stitching on anything else so you don’t stitch ❓

Wonky Star Update

July 13, 2019

I am really enjoying having a project that I look forward to stitching. As you can see I am making great progress.

I decided to do the white in Kreinik #8 braid, 032. It adds a little sparkle. The sparkle doesn’t show πŸ™. It does look good. I’ll be done soon.