Wednesday, 20 June 2007

A lighthouse and a change of pace

I have worked pretty steadily on my lighthouse. I would like to have it finished and a piece of the border done before I mail it out. You can see the lighthouse keeper's house is starting to emerge and the lighthouse is done except for the back stitching. I am one who tends to leave the back stitching to the end. For a change of pace, I have picked up a Sweetheart Tree piece that is part of a round robin I have been participating in. I am doing Pumpkin Time Heart. Well, I have learned a valuable lesson. Don't try to stitch the heart when you have 5 other stitchers sitting around your table and there is much laughter and silliness going on. We had a great time together, but I should know to work on something that requires very little counting and concentration. I had to rip the heart out three times. After everyone left, I sat down and it was done in no time. When I got to the meeting point, IT MATCHED!!! Judie, in particular, had quite the laugh over my unsuccessful attempts at doing the heart. This from a woman, who has been working on cows and grass for "How many months now?" LOL. If you ask her opinion of her cow piece, she has a few wonderful and varied comments. I will have to ask her the name of the piece. It is really quite nice but, boy, is there a lot of stitches in this project.


Anonymous said...

Glad to see you FINALLY got that heart to meet in the middle. lol

Ihave been stitching on those @#$% cows for nearly a year now, and am almost finished. I have 2 pages to go. It is "Good Night, Sleep Tight" from Stitchworks and is a gift for my daughter who collects cows. My other daugher collects pigs, so guess what is next.

Beatrice said...

Kathy your pieces are great..Sorry to have been a distraction!!! and yes Judie's cows are lovely. maybe Ann will post the photo for her.

tkdchick said...

Kathy, our lighthouse is lookaing awesome!

LOL I would of loved to have been there to hear your choice comments!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Sounds like your had a great time despite the restarts. Your lighthouse is looking great.