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Sorting Spangles

October 27, 2017

Sometime in the past I bought a bag of spangles…great bright colors. It was one of those purchases when I said to myself “there is some great embelishments in this bag”. It came home and it got put in a drawer. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€ Sound familiar ⁉️ Today I was looking for a little glitz for a Christmas gift. I opened the bag and could not believe all the different colors and shapes there was. I dumped the whole bag in a tray so I could see just what I could use. It quickly became evident that in order to make use of the spangles I would have to sort them into snack bags so I could find something.  Using cup cake papers as sorting cups, I sat on the floor of my studio for three hours…..sorting.  I did find something to use on my Christmas gift. As usual I can not post the gift as the people who follow my blog would see it. ❀️

Without sorting I would never have found the little bats, perfect for Halloween projects.. Three different sizes of butterflys, leafs and hearts. Unusual shapes that give me pause for thought. Most of the very small sequin type are all together in one bag. I was going blind…… There was just one red smiley face that might never have been noticed.  At least now I have some idea of what I might want to use..

Tomorrow it will be back to stitching. I just have not decided what WIP I will work on. I am NOT starting anything new til 2018. Hope to get several projects finished by them. 

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Done with Stix and Stones

October 25, 2017

At 3pm yesterday I finished ‼️‼️ previous posts showed my project turned a quarter turn to make laying the threads easier. Now on to what….I am not sure 😍😍😍

Styx and Stones Almost Done

October 23, 2017

I headed home on Sunday earlier than some because I am a big football 🏈 fan and I didn’t want to miss too much of the early game. 😊 It was  great weekend and I look forward to next year. Not much stitching gets done on Sundays this time of the year.

Today……yeah lots of progress. My Guild meeting is Thursday and I want to have this done.  Getting real close before MNF (Monday Night Football)

Someone asked about Needlepoint Bingo. There is a website somewhere that allows you to fill in the Bingo squares with whatever you want. One of our members discovered this a few years ago and it is an annual event at our Stitch-Away. 

Stitch-Away Day 2

October 21, 2017

Lots and lots of stitching, chatting and in general having a great time. Stitch, read, rest and stitch some more. 

There is a new restaurant next door and we (10) of descended on them. Food was ok to good depending on who you asked. The waitress survived. 

Needlepoint Bingo ended the day. Time sure goes fast when you are having fun. Now I have a glass of wine and must find a new book to read to end the day. 

Hi Ho Stitch-Away

October 20, 2017

The day started out with a catastrophe as I spilled the whole crock of vegetarian chili as I was putting it into the back end of my car. Chili all over carpet, bumper and me. I just stood there and cried. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Maybe this was a sign that I should stay home. My DH pitched in and helped me clean up. Encouraged me to get on the toad and stop st the local car wash on my way out of town. 

The rest of the day went fine and everyone groaned as I told the story of the missing chili. I made lots of progress on Stix and Stones. Photos tomorrow.

This is why we don’t go Starve while not cooking.


Hi Ho Stitch-Away

October 19, 2017

My local ANG guild has a stitching weekend retreat the third weekend in October. This is the 15th year. I have not been to all but when I have gone it is a great time. We stay at Amado Territorial Inn, near Green Valley, AZ. It is a small inn with about 18 rooms and we usually have the whole place. They have a wonderful dining area. Three sides are Windows so the light is great. Our rooms include breakfast. The Inn allows us to bring in our own food/snacks. πŸ‘πŸ‘ It is hard to explain I will just have to post some photos. I have a crock of vegetarian chili and two bags of goodies. 

I have been packing, food, projects (three) to work on and oh yes clothes ‼️ I will head out in the morning. It is about a two hour drive for me.

I have made more progress on Stix and Stones and it will go with me.

Stix and Stones Are Back

October 14, 2017

I finally had a few hours to work on my Anaheim Seminar project. You may be able to see how the layers are reflected in the stitching.  The guidelines are that the layer directly underneath each circle shows through ( color wise). The orange shows in the purple circle and the green does also . Can you determine the layers?  This is so difficult to explained.  Part of it is I am tired.

The canvas is actually yellow but my camera keeps washing the color out. 

I will make more progress and maybe what I am saying will make sense. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€