Monday, March 15, 2010

Quaker Halloween

This weekend has been cold,rainy & windy in New England. It has not stopped raining since Saturday morning as I write this at 9:30am on Monday. On Saturday I went to an open house at the Cordon Bleu Cooking School in Boston. My oldest daughter Sabrina has been accepted there & if the financing goes through she will start on April 6. Fingers are crossed.
On a stitching front the weather made it a great stitching weekend. I got a good start on Quaker Halloween. I must say I like my color better than the recommended colors. To me purple is not a Halloween color. I am using Crescent Colors Belle Soie Lasagne silk.Love how it stitches. The fabric is 25 count mushroom lugana. This is my first Quaker & I love it. It will get 2 weeks & then I will stitch on The Astronomer for 2 weeks. This time the rotation seems to be working for me. I just finished 2 weeks on Cottage Garden Rug but forgot to take pictures so will post those another time.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

UFO Thursday

On one of my groups Friendly Stitchers we have UFO Thursday. Everyone lives in fear of Alison Joy & the wet noodle she wields to keep us in line. I have managed to find all the bits of another of my many UFO's to replace my former UFO which is now a WIP. Please meet A Change of Pace by Barbara & Cheryl. I am ashamed to say it has been a UFO for 5 plus years. I only have a small amount of the upper left had corner to finish. Probably 5 or 6 Thursdays the way I stitch. Hopefully I will be able to get another UFO together by the time this is finished so I will not feel the lash of the wet noodle.