Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Small Stitchy Update and a New Frog

I finally have a small stitchy update to post.  With everything going on these days its amazing I find time to stitch.  I am enjoying the new couch, I think a little to much because I find myself blog hopping on the laptop instead of stitching.  I did manage to get some progress done on my Christmas project, but I am still two months behind on it.  This is what I have done so far.

I also got some small projects put into frames.  I was hoping to decorate my front room with birds for the month of May but things did not work as planned.  I forget where I found this bird house frame and even after painting it I still think its a little plain so I will probably add something to the top part of it.

Found this frame at a dollar store and was happy to see that it is actually wood and not plastic.

Here is part of what I managed to get displayed last month.  The bird bath was a garden ornament that I repainted and I love the little birds I put in it.  I am thinking of stitching a bunch of bird items to display in the bird bath as well and make more ornaments to hang around it.

And last but not least I finally have a frog to put my scissors in.  While talking to my Mom on the phone yesterday I mentioned I wanted to go to the local antiques store to look for frogs and she realized that she had one sitting in the china cabinet.  She brought it to me today and after going thru many cupboards looking for something to place it in I wandered into the craft room and spotted one of the cupcake holder I was going make into a pin cushion.  I think it looks pretty cute.

I hope to have more stitching to show soon.  I am working on a project for a friend and plan to keep working on my Christmas project as well.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

New Stitchy Spot

I am so exctied!!  We got our new couch today.  For the past 11 years we had done with hand me down couches that are uncomfortable and not the best.  Our first set was actually used in a model home so it was gently used and then we got an old ugly couch that was suppose to last us 1 year and it lasted 3, so with this years tax return we went all out on a new couch and all I can say is it looked smaller in the store, LOL.

The look on this frogs face says it all.  It's about how I felt went they started bringing in the couch and I began to wonder if it was going to actually fit in the room.  Well it did, just bairly. 

We were hoping to be able to put end tables on either end but that just isn't going to happen at this house.  The seat next to the chase lounge is actually a recliner as well.

And yep you guessed it the chase lounge is my new stitchy spot.  I still need to move a few things around and get my ott light in the corner but it will get there in time.

I hope to have something to share next time that I worked on from my new cozy spot.  I started working on my Christmas SAL again and hope to have another page done on it by tomorrow.