Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Mary Jane...better catch up!

Last night I wanted to stitch something, but starting on Colorful Sky just wasn't cutting it. So, I pulled out an old SAL I started with Mary Jane (CalamityJr.). Although, I went through old blog posts...I can not find when we started this.

In just a few hours I had reached the right side border and was ready to fly! And now I have the whole border in!!! (terrible lighting...sorry)

272 Words - Primrose Needleworks
28ct unknown color (until I find that post)

Oh for pete's sake!! The photo rotated again. And I did check to see if I had an 'auto-rotate' on my camera...I can't find it if it's there.

And when I pulled out Colorful Sky...I found that I had been rather optimistic in saying that I was nearly halfway done. Let's go with 1/3 of the way done.

Colorful Sky - Mystic Stitch
14 ct white aida
Courtney and I went to Cleveland today. Had my heart broken. The store may close. The owner is in the process of selling the store and if the financing doesn't go through...she will close before the end of the year. So, cross your fingers the potential new owner can finalize the loans!!!

And then - it broke again. We figured out the cost to have Naturistic framed. Needless to say, DH will be making me another frame and I will have to do the framing. At nearly $300...I choked.

And I wanted these two pieces to be framed by someone other than me....uh, they are bigger by far than Naturistic.

While shopping I got more fabric for the monthlies, stash fabric, 3 patterns with fabric for them, and a frame for the monthlies.

Adjust Your Sails, Flock Together, and A Little Cottage
by Hands On Design.
will be stitched on 28ct Cashel Toasted Almond
These have to be worked in to the rotation. did that happen? Colorful Sky, 272 Words, The Snowflower Diary monthlies, and these. Geez...I better get busy.

Time for bed. Let's see what time this post actually hits the web. lol Lately, it has been nearly 12 hours until it shows up on the reader.

Hey, MJ....better get your needles flying!!


Robin in Virginia said...

It sounds like you had a nice trip to Cleveland. Hope the shop doesn't close. I look forward to seeing your 272 Words progress. Have a terrific Thursday!

CalamityJr said...

Uh, oh! The gauntlet has been thrown down and I'm in trouble. First, my needles aren't smoking like yours are (truth be told, they've most likely actually gotten rusty), and second (and third and fourth) are the three UFOs that must be finished first (I can't even call them WIPs, how shameful is that). Oh - and there's still one more "but", the all-important but that says I still don't like the fabric. How will I ever spell out 272 Words when I don't want that fabric in my hands??? Keep going, though. I obviously need your inspiration, so get busy and inspire me!

Dawn said...

What??? sell?? close?? NOOOOO- do you think you and I could run it ? I'm a 2 hr drive from her and you are 3? This is horrible news. I hope she can find a solid buyer and keep it open. I love going there. She didn't say anything about this when I took mom last month. sigh.

Have you considered having Hobby lobby build your fame and you do the finishing. That is what I've been doing. Happy with how they are turning out so far for me.

Glad to see you are stitching again!

LoriU said...

Last time I was at the shop you mentioned I told her to let me know if the buyer didn't work out....I will have to remind her of that! Only teeny problem is you think all the Cleveland stitchers would tar and feather me if I moved the shop a little bit east?

Maggee said...

Tho I do not shop that often, I worry that our LNS will close someday. Not for lack of business, but the owners will probably want a break as they get up there in age! Hoping the sale goes through in Cleveland for you guys! Good luck with your rotation of rather large projects... You have never been afraid to do them! I am not so inclined...Great stash haul there, to mix it up! Thanks for sharing! Hugs!

paula said...

FInd an Ad Flyer for Joanne's or MIchaels. ALmost every week they have a coupon for 60% of of picture framing. That has been how I have framed my things the past 10 years.

Tama said...

Lovely pieces :D
You could also look for a small business? My framer is in the back of an antique store and what a big framing shop priced at $280 he did for $16 - made the frame and used two mats - and it looks beyond awesome! I've never been anywhere else since.