Friday, May 20, 2011

Twenty-Four Stars Complete

Stop the presses - I've been stitching! ;0)
After what seems to be weeks of not picking up the needle - finally success. Ok, not quiet success but I have accomplished something. I'm halfway done (one off - hush) with the white stars in One Nation!


I went to my local Jo-Ann's today. They are moving across town and are liquidating their merchandise. Managed to pick up some floss bobbins, a piece of linen, some black 20 gauge wire (for the hangers on the Victoria Sampler ornies), small round buttons, and Mother of pearl/shell buttons also for the VS ornies. But, I thought you might like to see the ribbons - DD wanted to snag all the Halloween ones.


Not sure what I'll use them for - maybe hangers for some small pillow ornies.

Wait a minute - decided to get a quick shot of the buttons too.


Got a second day off this week - the boss and I had a slight misunderstanding and it went to my favor! I called it good. lol

The weatherman is teasing me - the sun is out and shining brightly on my clothes line. He says we should have a warm sunny day tomorrow too. I'm thinking we may have to break out the grill and do some hamburgers (or steaks) in celebration.

Hope the weather cooperates in your neighborhood.
Denise

13 comments:

Mouse said...

oooo well done :) and nice stash haul there ... my DD would want those halloween ribbons too :) and ooo didn't know it was 20gauge wire used thanks for that :) love mouse xxxx

Shari said...

woohoo on the progress!!! It looks great...see, I sent the mojo your way!!!
Great deals at Joann's!!! I love the itty bitty buttons! I used them on stuff for the triplets!!!
We had a gorgeous day today, so you should have it tomorrow!!! We just finished planting the garden!

Jules said...

Well, at the moment it is 91'F and the sun is still up (almost sunset). Love this tropical weather!! Your "One Nation" is looking fantastic!!! Looking forward to seeing more and the finish.

Paula said...

M-m-m-m-m-m-m, steaks on the grill, baked potatoes and garlic bread . I am drooling as I type

natalyK said...

Love the progress on your stitching. Simply beautiful.

CalamityJr said...

Linen at Joann's? Wish your store would tell my store! Oh, well. Glad you were able to get some deals before everything disappeared from the shelves. One Nation is really coming along!

jayne@~an eye for threads~ said...

oh I love the new look girl and way to go on the stars. It won't be long now...
Be always in stitches.
as always

Lorrie said...

I got a chance to see One Nation at a LNS this past weekend. It was gorgeous!
Don't worry I can keep a secret. You know you blog friends won't tell anyone that you are one off. It happens to us all!

Lesleyanne said...

Great progress on your stitching. Lovely new stash.

Marlene said...

I love it when you can count the squares as you stitch, half done is great, BBQ time, fingers crossed we plan one here, it's a sunny morning.

Lee said...

Looks great Denise!

Catherine said...

Love your stitches and your goodies!! Sunshine is finally here today as well - but I know there is more rain on the way!

Pumpkin said...

That's a lot of stars! Looking good though :o)

That sounds like a great shopping trip and a successful one at that! LOL!