Tuesday, October 31, 2006

I am back



I got in late yesterday from a conference in Missoula, Montana. The weather was beautiful and cold while I was there. I walked two miles each way to go see a LNS. It was a pleasant walk; I got to trounce through bright yellow crunchy Maple Leaves. It was my first experience with a true fall. I grew up in San Diego, CA where the weather is the same year round and Texas where it is either extremely hot or just hot.
I was finally able to restock on needles. I go through needles like mad. A typically needle will last me about a week. A gold plated one about two weeks. I found some size 28 platinum needles. I hope these work. I am sick of having to buy needles all the time.
I have not had much time to stitch the past two weeks due to academic duties, however, 6 hour layovers in airports provide excellent opportunities to stitch. I made some progress on the Mini Mandala and finished the stitching for two Christmas ornies. They will be gifts for DH's family. The green one is a freebie from Glory Bee. The red one is from the JCS 2006 ornie edition. It is called Snowflake Heart by Wild Heart designs. While working on these I had three people ask me about cross stitch and blackwork. I even got give a mini lesson in cross stitch. The Mini Mandala seemed to be the favorite and I haven't even added the beads yet.

10 comments:

Belinda said...

Very nice! I guess I need to get myself the JCS ornie issue!

tkdchick said...

Great ornaments!

Arthemise said...

Oooo, they're pretty!

AnneS said...

Can't wait to see the Mini Mandala :) Your latest ornies look lovely - I love blackwork :)

Lisa said...

Both are beautiful! But I must say, i got a craving for strawberries looking at the red one.

Meari said...

Congrats on your finishes!

Katrina said...

I really enjoyed reading your blog. Your ornaments are all very nice. On another note, I've been looking at your 10-25-50 challenge and I am seriously considering jumping on the wagon. I have a list together and I am working on a list, I am leaning towards doing 50 pieces! Thanks for all the thought you put in to this, it really has given me a lot to think about :-). Hugs, Katrina

Katrina said...

I meant I have a list together of my 50 projects and I am working on a list of exceptions :-).

Karin said...

The ornaments are lovely - congrats!

Karen said...

Your onnaments are very pretty. I look forward to seeing your Mini Mandala. :)