Sunday, January 10, 2010

How 'bout them Cowboys?!? (& some Progress Pics)


Woohoo!! I am one happy Cowboys fan today! In a game full of penalties, The Boys defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 34-14 last night (for the 3rd time this season) to win the NFC East wild card playoff game!! It's been 13 long, dry years since we've had a playoff win. This Dallas team is a special group of men and are playing excellent ball. If they can keep it together, stay healthy, stay mentally focused, and stay a cohesive unit, then I can see them going all the way to the Super Bowl.

On one of the message boards to which I belong, every Saturday we have Saturday Stitch Night (SNS). We post our before and after pics, so everyone who participates can see our progress. Last night while watching the Cowboys whoop the snot out of the Eagles, I stitched on the LHN Seasonal Saltbox design, "Blessed are the Pure in Heart". It's kinda hard to watch the game, cheer for your team and stitch at the same time, but I managed a great amount of progress.

Here's where I started:


And here's where I stopped after 3 hours and 5 mins of stitching (& cheering) time:


This past Friday, I got about an hour in on my Jan. 1st piece, "Have a Heart" by Val's Stitching. Of course, I started by frogging, but I didn't have as much to frog as I had anticipated. I've decided this is going to be my project for this coming week.


Today, I'll be stitching on my incentive piece, "Give" by Plum Street Samplers, so be looking for an update in the coming days. Until then, stay warm!

:o)

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Terrific pictures, Stef! Congrats to the Boys! Looking forward to seeing an updated Give!

Robin

Shari said...

found you via stitching bloggers. Everything looks great!! You got quite a bit done while watching the football game! The 'team of choice' at our house isn't playing this week. They play next week.

stitchinfiend said...

Blessed are the Pure in Heart is coming along nicely. Looking forward to seeing more of Give.

LoriRay said...

I'm stitching the fourth and final square of that LHN series. I'm on "Blessed are the meek". Yours looks great!

I'd be interested in finding out more about that stitching group. Sounds fun!

Great stitching! Looking forward to more pics...

CindyMae said...

Them Boys are on fire!! What an exciting game that was. They played great, just like them boys are suppose to play! It was awesome!

Love your stitching progress!!

Carolyn NC said...

Nice stitching and progress!

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Lovely work! Trying to stay warm, but it's still snowy in the UK :o(

Julie M said...

Yeah, ya just gotta love them boys! It's really chapping hubby's behind that my boys are doing well and his skins have been stinking up the place! LOL!!

Love the stitching and you did pretty well on your piece in spite of having to cheer the boys on!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

Nice stitching progress this week. It was a great game to watch - as were the others!

Mylene said...

Good progress on both projects.