Monday, 18 April 2011

Yesterday, I slipped and fell -------

Last week, I packed and packed and packed. And then, I wondered - how did I accumulate all this stuff and how is it going to fit into the van. Well, it all fit but we are loaded almost to the roof. And isn't DH happy about that! NOT!
In the little amount of time I found, I worked on and finished Andie's Mirabilia RR. I chose Winter Queen. I think she fits the theme well.

Here is her RR to date.

I finally managed to make a little progress on Snowflake Serenade. Here it is after working on it today in the car.

Yesterday, I slipped and fell into a new start. I really tried hard to resist this one but ------ I was not too successful. Just what I need -  another new start. But then, I realized I finished Royal Holiday, my Santa Stocking and my Lighthouse RR so far this year. And I have that lovely new project bag that Annette gave me.

And so here is my meager progress on this one.

I really enjoyed it but have a small snag. I don't have any 931 and both Michaels and Joann's didn't have any either. I will have to wait till I get to Canada to see if it is in those threads. If not the call will go out to my local stitchers looking for that color.

I'm off to check some emails and curl up on the bed in front of the TV in Effingham, Illinois. Tomorrow - Toledo, Ohio and then home on Wednesday.

Then to find a place to put all the things that are in those boxes. 

Until next time, keep on stitching.


Anonymous said...

Love you new start. I am doing this as a sal with Wendy, Marg and the London gang. Do you want to join us - send me an e-mail if you want to join us. We are starting the SAL on may 1. The more the merrier.
Look forward to seeing you soon. Have a safe trip home.

Pointed Stitcher said...

I love the start, who is that design by?

mainely stitching said...

Oh, stash ... if only we could really hide it effectively from the husbands. LOL!

Juls said...

Amazing stithing as always!!!! Safe travels!!!!!!

Karen said...

Winter Queen turned out beautifully!

Have a safe drive home!

Patty C. said...

Love the Snowflake Serenade - It is coming along nicely !!!

I'm glad you didn't really fall - New start - Much better !!!!!

Hazel said...

I have started that too! Glad to hear your slip was a stitchy one. x

Carol said...

I'm glad you didn't really slip and fall, Kathy! Your post title had me a bit worried!!

I love your latest "slip" and it is one that I have been considering, too. The colors are so lovely.

I hope the rest of your journey home is safe--take care...

Rachel said...

I am so glad you are not hurt, Kathy!! I was worried when I saw your title! Love the new start :) I can't believe you can stitch in the car...I have tried, but I get sick (but then again, I am usually the one driving everywhere, so it would be pretty hard to stitch even if I didn't get car sick!)

Katrina said...

Love your new project, it's been seriously tempting me, LOL. Have a safe trip home!!!

Sally said...

Lovely progress and I absolutely adore your new start! I've been seeing this a lot and wondering how long I can resist it!

Lynn said...

Your latest slip is one that I have all kitted up and ready to go.
I love it but have too many other things on the go at the moment so it will have to wait.
Your Mirabilia turned out beautifully. It's going to be a wonderful RR.
Are you scraping pavement in that loaded van? Hope you continue safely on your journey.
Have fun unpacking!

Rachel S said...

I love that finish for the RR and that new start is wonderful! What chart is that? I am impressed that you could stitch in the car, I get nauseous doing that. Have a safe trip!

Margaret said...

Oh my goodness - THANK YOU!! Email sent last night so you will find it when you get home.

I'll check and see if either the local Michaels or SP has 931. Will let you know tomorrow.

Wonderful SAL finish and love your new start.

Enjoy the rest of your trip home. Keep safe.

hugs, Margaret

Michele said...

lol and here I was worried you'd hurt yourself! Nice design to fall into :)

Congrats on your finish of Winter Queen ... look great!

931 coming to your rescue .. just let me know if you need it ... it's waiting for you :)

lynda said...

What is that sampler? It's gorgeous!
I probably;y have some 931 if you need it. Just let me know your address and how much you need for the sampler. I'd be happy to send it along to you. Have a safe trip!

Ranae said...

Winter Queen is gorgeous, they all are
I love the Jardin, I can't stand to put mine down,. I am torn between that one and Wittches Hollow
Drive safe!

Margaret said...

Picked up 931. Please email your new address & I'll drop it in the mail.

Shelleen said...

The Mirabilia RR is beautiful and love the winter piece.

Crazee4books said...

Hi Kathy,

I couldn't resist buying that
wonderful design (designs??)
from the Jardin Prive site too.
It's so beautiful. It's so
colorful. It's so sweet. It's
so HUGE!! Ack!! Do you plan
to stitch the whole thing on one
piece of fabric or divided into

More progress on Snowflake eh?
It looks great and those little
white birds are so cute and I
love those little musical notes
scattered around the branches.

Your Winter Queen looks quite
regal and proud in her place
on Andie's RR. A wonderful
addition, beautifully stitched
and beaded.

Sounds like you'll get home
just in time for the deluge
of wet weather that is forecast
for the holiday weekend. I'm
afraid it's hibernation and
stitching time again. So sad!

Welcome home!!


Patches said...

i love snowflake serenade.

staci said...

Looks like the injury from your fall was minimal, lol ;) Happy Stitching and travelling!!!

Beth said...

You scared me! I thought you has really slipped and fell. LOL! Your kind of slip is much more fun.

Your RR work was beautiful, and your new start looks like it will be fantastic.

Judy S. said...

Ya got me with your blog title~so glad you only fell off the stitching wagon. Sounds like you're probably home now with lots to show for the trip. Good job!

Suzanne said...

I love the block you stitched for the Mirabilia RR. Nice work on your SAL with Cheryl. I restarted mine again, only to make another mistake, but this one I'll have to work around.

I love your new start, I have been very tempted by this one.

Cheryl said...

Your snowflake piece looks great! I havent stitched in a few weeks but im hoping to more from now on. See my blog for reason why! I WILL become a better SAL partner :-)

Siobhan said...

Wonderful progress! The RR is beautiful. I love that Jardin Prive sampler! Travel safe.

♥marylin♥ said...


Happy Easter,


Carolyn NC said...

Lovely finish and I just love this new start - very tempting!

Carolien said...

Dear Kathy,

Have a safe trip home & happy stitching if possible ...

Big hugs, Carolien

Aussie Stitcher said...

Love the new start, I am so tempted to start The Wayward Garden by The Drawn Thread, but I have had two other new starts recently and wouldn't you know it, they are all BAPS!!!!