Thursday, February 22, 2007

Spring is Here!

At least in my stitching! LOL Finished Lizzie*Kate's Spring-ily Boxer Jr. today. I actually finished the stitching a few days ago, but just got around to attaching the buttons and ironing it today. The kit comes with some boring piece of linen, so I changed it out to 28 ct. Moonglow linen from Picture This Plus. I used Crescent Colours, GAST, and WDW fibers.


Tried Something Different for Dinner

The other night, I had 2 packages of stew meat in the fridge, but it was too warm for stew, so I decided to try something different. I made foil dinners!! Being a Girl Scout for 20 years or so, I've eaten my fair share of foil dinners, but I've never thought of making them at home.

My foil dinners had onions, sliced potatoes, carrots, green beans, very thinly sliced celery (for seasoning), and very thinly sliced bell pepper in them. I made a total of 5 packets and some I topped with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Others I used seasoned salt, and on 1 I sprinkled some Italian salad dressing mix on. Cooked them at 450ยบ for 50 mins and they were delish!!

While I used beef stew meat, you could use chicken breasts, round steak, or cubed steak. You could even marinate the meat overnight for a different flavor. Also, you can pretty much use any kind of veggies you have on hand, or some partially frozen veggies if that's all you have.

Give 'em a try!! You'll like it!

Monday, February 19, 2007

February's Ornament Finished

One of my goals each month is to stitch a Christmas ornament. In my ideal world, these would be finished into a beautiful work of art to show off my stitching and hung on my Christmas tree (or on someone else's tree if it's a gift) each year. However, most of my finished ornaments reside in a lovely plastic tote waiting to be finished into beautiful works of art.

This month, I stitched Little House Needlework's Pine Tree Hill from the November, 2006 JCS magazine. It's stitched entirely in Crescent Colours fibers on a piece of 28 ct. Toasted Almond linen. It was a fun stitch!! I especially love the red in this one!

Pine Tree Hill

I'm now stitching on a cute little piece for spring, which I hope to finish up and post a pic of in the next few days.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

A Finish!

Ladybugs and Bumblebees

Ladybugs & Bumblebees is history! I put the final stitches in this piece yesterday after work. What fun I've had working on this project. I just love the soft browns and pinks. (Pink is my favorite color.) I hope to finish up my ornie today, and then move onto a new project on Monday.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Ladybugs & Bumblebees Update

I'm stitching this as my incentive piece for the incentive SAL on the OOE board. I have no clue what fabric it is, but it's pretty!! I'm using Crescent Colours and one GAST.

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It's almost finished and I'm planning on having it finished by the deadline date of Feb. 10th!

Some Finishes from Last Week

I finished a couple of things early last week. One was for an exchange, so I couldn't post until it had been received!

This is the piece I stitched for the heart exchange on the OOE board.

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It's Love Letters, a complimentary design from Papillon Creations. I stitched it on 32 ct. Vintage Magnolia linen from Lakeside Linens using Crescent Colours' Razzleberry. Such a fun, quick stitch!!

Next up is the 3rd installation on my Shepherd's Bush ornie bellpull. Finally finished "Shepherds Watched". (It only took me 2 months!! LOL) The bellpull is 32 ct. flax linen. I'll be adding the charms once I finish the next ornie.

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Here's the bellpull:

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