October 13, 2010

staying up late...

...struggling with this blog! Pictures aren't loading right and heaven knows if I start messing around with things, it's only going to get worse! Someday I will figure out how to widen my margins and load bigger and better pictures, and make things prettier around here, but y'all probably shouldn't wait up for it! Ha!

Thanks for laughing along with me on the CHS chart I already had! Turns out that post was appropriately titled...as in...I need all kinds of help, maybe even professional, LOL! Oh well. You know your stash is a wee bit too big when you don't even know what's in it. But at least I'm in good company! wink wink!

So anyway, here's some pics of things I managed to get uploaded tonight this morning...




Have I posted this here before? I can't really remember. It's an oldie from Lizzie Kate called Fall Y'all...one of my favorites that's been in my home for over ten years now. Love bringing it out every fall :) The flash kind of distorts the color of the fabric, but I couldn't get a good picture without it.

Finished up this...



Hallow Sampler by The Primitive Needle


Stitched on 32 count PTP Dill with recommended WDW threads.



And I finished stitching up a friends Christmas gift...



Hooked Rabbit Pincushion by The Goode Huswife
36 ct. Vintage Pearled Barley w/2 strands WDW threads

It's a little big for a pincushion, so we're going to discuss the options...it's not a surprise to her as you may have guessed, maybe next year I'll try to keep it a secret ;-)
Guess I'll close for now, since it's almost 3 am! Yikes! Will try posting more pics later this week as I have a lot more to share! Hope you'll come back!
PS. Muttley had another good checkup but the Cone is still on, just to be safe...
he seems to think it's a part of his own head now, so no worries ;-)

30 comments:

KarenV said...

Love your Hallow Sampler finish, that's such a great design! Your friend's Christmas gift is very sweet :)

gracie said...

Oh can I relate to the blog problems. As a new bloggger almost everything that I do takes deep thought! I find comfort in knowing that someone else is up before the crack of dawn...fiddling with their page....anyway, your blog always looks great. The pictures are lovely....thanks for the early morn company.

Sally said...

Love your finishes especially teh Hallow Sampler and cute gift for your friend.

Yep I'm having blogger problems too getting photos uploaded. I have to do them one by one whereas before I could do them all at once and still place them where I wanted! I like blogger though so don't want to move anywhere else.

Margaret said...

Oh I love all your pieces! They're all so great! Hope you figure out what's causing the picture upload problem. As for poor Mutley -- well, I'm glad he's used to the cone of shame! Hope he gets it off soon! lol!

gracie said...

Forgot to ask how Mr Muttley is doing?

Siobhan said...

My kids tease me--"Oh no, Mom's doing a blog post! We can't make any noise for three hours.". LOL Sad but true. I LOVE your blog!!

GREAT job on your Hallow sampler! I love it. I have all those PN samplers and want to stitch them and make little pillows to display seasonally with them. Love the gift you did for your friend, too! I have that Happy Fall Y'All as a UFO somewhere... yours looks great!

Joy said...

I feel the pain in blog world...you are not alone! Your blog looks great as is and love your finishes...especially Halloween sampler. Good to hear Muttley doing well. Get some rest before your next post:)

Cari-in-VA said...

You are quite the night owl, lol. Poor Muttley - what an ordeal.

Love your finish for your friend - can't wait to see what how you decide to finish the piece.

Rachel S said...

I have been having some issues with Blogger lately too. Hmmm. Your fall pieces are lovely! Thank you for sharing. And your finish for your friend is fantastic!

BeckySC said...

LOVE every piece friend :) I have the Hallow Sampler in my pile :)
Something came in the mail yesterday for me and I can't thank you enough :) If there is EVER anything I can send you-just holler :)
(((hugs)))

Nancy in WI said...

Ohhhhhh, I love that little scarecrow! Just adorable! I think your pictures look great the way they are. So good to hear Muttley has adjusted. I can't wait to see what he acts like when the cone comes off.

Nancy said...

Enjoy your fall piece! Fun that you have used it to decorate for so long!

Nice finishes, but your finishes always are! I love that Halloween Sampler!

natalie said...

These are all so pretty! The Hallow is gorgeous, and the dill linen is awesome. Any color named Dill is bound to be!
FYI, Blogger is in the process of removing the older version, thereby forcing everyone to switch to the newer version. I bet this is why so many bloggers are having troubles right now with posting and photos.

Julie M said...

Cute Lizzie Kate piece, I love scarecrows! Your other finishes are great too!

Glad Muttley is doing better!

BrendaS said...

Love your Primitive Needle piece. I have that in my stash and now I need to go find it:)))

The Lizzie Kate is an oldie but a goodie. Isn't it fun to pull out seasonal pieces each year?

Glad your little pup is doing better.

Thanks for sharing.

BrendaS

Blu said...

Cute LK piece. The Hallow Sampler is so cute. I'm rather partial to that cat. (At least I think it's a cat).

I haven't bought the same chart twice, but books? I'm got duplicates of tons of them, mostly because I think I got it from the public library and want a copy of my own only to find I own it!

Jan said...

Andrea....as always you never cease to make me smile and entertain me with your special posts..and your lovely blog...why do you want to make it even prettier??? I love it the way it is...I digress...

Love that LK piece, you are right it is fabulous, one of those timeless fun pieces, that we all love. Thanks for sharing yours. Also love your new finish and especially your finish for your special Christmas giftie, that is so pretty!!!

Right now I am admiring your Pumpkin Blossom Needlecase in your side bar, that is so gorgeous, and of course one that I never was able to add to my stash...sigh...like I need something else anyway. You know how it is, always coveting what we don't have, shame on me. Just wanted to let you know, it is being coveted! LOL

Have a great week!!

Carol said...

Great news that Muttley is doing so well! I wonder if he'll miss his cone when it is gone?

Your finishes are wonderful--especially love the Hallow Sampler. May just have to add that to my shopping list :)

Melanie said...

Love the Primitive piece!!! It's darling. :)

If you figure out how to make the margins wider you deserve a medal because I sure can't figure it out. lol

Cindy's Stitching said...

you have been busy. Love all of the pieces.

Katrina said...

I bet Muttley won't know what to do when he doesn't have to wear the cone anymore, LOL. Glad he's doing well.

Love all the pics, especially the Primitive Needle piece :-).

Laurie in Iowa said...

So Muttley is a 'cone head' now? Your fall pieces look fantastic. I really like the GH - pincushion... what an adorable rabbit.

Michelle said...

Love love love the Primitive Needle piece. I really want to stitch that one. And the rabbit is so cute. Can't wait to see what you come up with for it.

Alice said...

This is a happy post, I can tell. : ) Just look how that scarecrow is smiling! I would keep him around all year round. Primitive Needle is also one of my favourite designer's. That cat sure has a wicked smile. Lovely finish Andrea. The rabbit sure looks great too. Your friend is going to be thrilled.
Alice
xxx

Melissa said...

Good grief - 3 am?!!! Are you going through an insomnia phase? You know what I mean!

Love the Hallow Sampler, Rabbit pincushion - well everything!

Lois said...

Love your Hallow Sampler finish! This just makes me want to go pull that chart out of my stash and start stitching it! Great rabbit finish, looking forward to see what you come up with for it.

I hear you on the blog thing and changing it around. I'm still trying to figure out basics without attempting major changes! lol!!

Vonna said...

Fall Y'all is just cute as a button and I love your pumpkin on the pedestal :)
Your finishes are divinely wonderful as always! I'm jealous ;O)
But in a really good way!

Tobie said...

Lovely finishes Andrea! The Lizzie Kate scarecrow is so cute, I've had the chart for probably 10 years ;-) so glad Muttley is doing well!

BitsAndPieces said...

Andrea, your needlework just amazes me. Beautiful colors and patterns every time...love 'em!

Sandy

Elaine said...

Your finishes are just beautiful Andrea.
Blogger has been giving me nightmares this week. It just wouldn;t let me upload more than one photo and the help forum is just useless.