Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Boring Day Continued

Close-upEven though Mondays are usual busy at work I was still able to squeeze in some embroidery time at lunch and finish.  I had originally hoped to finish this at home over the weekend but it turns out I left two of my key flosses at work so I was not able to finish. 

What is actually funny is I seem to have lost them and they were not left at work.  Go figure where they might be.  I have looked everywhere.  I just imagine that some bored person found my floss and decided to take up embroidery and now they are not so bored anymore.  Well, in my world that is how it would happen.  Needless to say I had to rip out some stitching and start over.  Oh well I think it turned pretty good except the pants.  I did not realize until I looked at it on the computer that the white does not show up that well.  I will have to re-think them.

I still think they are so cute kissing.  You can see the full towel here.  I do apologize for the dark pictures it has been raining I was not sure how long I would have to wait for some sunshine.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Boy or Girl??

Girl or Boy

I believe this pattern is a workbasket but is was just loose along with the braids that you can attach.  I assume so this can be a little boy or girl whatever you would like.  I think it would be very cute both with braids or without.  It is also has a cute cat and puppy that seem to follow the same style.

I am not sure what to actually use these on but might be fun to try.

Hope you enjoy it.  Have a wonderful Day.

Braids for Girl

Friday, January 22, 2010

Boring Day at Work

Boring Day at Work
I started a new job in September.  It has been nice not to have to worry about tax season but on the down side I get a little bored and to many of my favorite websites are forbidden.  I can do other things.  I finished my first pair of socks for my Niece she turns 17 this week.  So after I finished them I thought I would take a break from knitting to embroider it was fun. 

This is a vintage pattern from workbasket.  I have been dying to stitch up.  It is a cute series.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Vogart 725 - Tea Time

Vogart 725 - Tea Time
I think this is a lovely pattern.  I have all 9 designs including the cute little tea cup that goes with this design.  They are all in excellent condition. 

I do wish I had the patience for cross-stitch I would wip these little guys up, but I do not.  I will have to rely on one of you out there to stitch up this design.  If you do let me know.  I would love to see.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Fun with Knitting

Fun weekend
I had a pretty fun day on Sunday. My niece (Lizzie age 8) came over because she wanted to learn to knit.  She wants to make clothes for her stuffed dogs and her real dog so she can open a shop when she gets older and move to Beverly Hills because you know people here love their dogs more than here (at least that is what she told me). 

It all started late last year when I knitted a dog sweater for her stuffed dog Lou.  He got a rip on his back so I packed him up to come to Aunt Bekah's emergency room and when he was returned he had a nice green sweater on with his name embroidered on it.  She loved it and then wanted me to make one for each of her stuffed dogs.  I said I can teach you and she has hounded me ever since.  I think it also has to do with she wanted to come over to eat snacks and play animal crossing (such an addicting game). 
VW Van
I also finished a project that took me way to long I told Sew~Amy in August I would make her a knitted VW Bus just like mine or at least so it could match her VW Bus. If you do not know about Amy go check out her blog she is the VW queen. I finally mailed it last week and she received it yesterday. I did a much better job the second time around her bus looks so much better than mine.

I think I have set an unattainable goal for myself but we will see if I can do it. I plan on making 22 pairs of knitted socks one for every family member for their birthdays this year.  I have one due in a week and another one due in February.  The killer will be May where there are 4 birthdays, June 3 birthdays and July with 5 birthdays. All the other ones will be fine I just have to see it I can actually survive those three months. 
Orangy goodness

This sock is for my niece that is turning 17 next week. I originally bought this yarn for myself because I love orange and bright colors but it just called her name.  I might have enough left over to make ankle socks for myself as well but that will have to wait until my birthday in September. 

I hope I survive this.


Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Vogart 692

Vogart 692I am wishing for spring right now this freezing weather and dark mornings is wearing on me, I miss the color.  I would be happy if it would at least snow and stick at least then the whit wouldbe pretty.

I am thinking of stitching this one up in bright colors.  To brighten the dull winter. 

It is Vogart 692 enjoy.


Thursday, January 7, 2010

Vogart 691 - Little Susan

Vogart 691-11I am not starting the New Year off right.  I am late on my pattern for this week.  I promise to be better.

These little girls were my Great Grandma's favorite.  When I first learned to embroider I made her a set of these tied them up with a ribbon and when she died a few years later at 96 she still had them wrapped in the ribbon I gave them to her with.  That is what she did with things she liked she never used them.  She still had the poncho in the box with tag attached she made me make her to be like Martha Stewart. She could not read and since she taught me to crochet and I could read I had to make her one.  Man I miss her.

My Grandma was a hoot at 90 she said she would not go to a senior center for bingo because it was for old people and she was not old.  She would have been 100 this year.

Hope you all are having a good New Year so far.