Monday, March 29, 2010

I'm ready to get out of the water........

Hey goils,
I'm ready to get rolling on this project - just please, don't let me anywhere near the water - let the mermaids have it all. I'm still bailing and pumping out the basement - going on week #3! I'm so sick of it and there's just no end in sight.

Anyway, I was at Elaine's yesterday - proof that she did start her mermaid project. She bought me some green fabric to try so I am reporting on that.... I have tried it.... going to go a little bit further but still not sure I can work with it - my eyes just can't seem to get a grip on the small stitching involved and especially since it is a darker fabric than I normally have used. But... I'm going to try and if I can't make a go of it I will just start over using my Aida cloth that I had originally thought to use. Sorry girls.... I'll have to leave the linen and small stitching to you.

Shey - glad to hear you had a good time - will talk with you soon. Patti - I'm so happy that your baby is coming home soon - you must be so excited! Elaine - once again, thanks for pressuring me to spend money yesterday at the fabric store!

So girls, you wanna see why I'm just getting started on our Xstitch mermaids? Here's a peek at my front and back to the purse I am making for the CQI Purse Contest? Since none of you are involved with the Group I can show it to you - no one is suppose to see our purses until after the voting on April 15th. Just have to put it together now... believe it or not there is close to 100 hours of CQing on these blocks and no telling how many hundreds of beads! My poor fingers!

i've started!

aye matey's..

i went to the cross stitch store this morning and picked up my fabric.. it's really pretty.. but a lot greener than i thought it would be... but i still love it...

so.. i've started... i've only done a few stitches .. but i've started...  i've got about 7 other cross stitch projects going.. so i'll have to work this one in too... i figure i'll probably have a progress picture for you in a couple of weeks..

anyone besides me and elaine start??... elaine how are you doing on yours??..


Wednesday, March 24, 2010

back from vacay!

hello ladies...

well i'm back.. omg.. what a great cruise.. lots of fun and laughter.. and we went to just gorgeous islands!...

i heard from cathy (my cross stitch lady).. last nite and my fabric has come in.. but i probably won't get it till next monday.. i can't wait to start my mermaids... :)

so what have you all been up to??... did anyone start their's yet??..


Monday, March 15, 2010

USPS Has Spoken

Recently I mentioned that I had to make a choice between two Mermaid- Mermaids of Atlantis or Mermaid of the Pearls on which to start first. The US Postal Service made up my mind for me today. I finally received my linen for the Mermaid of the Pearls. Unfortunaltely the linen is a 32 ct. I have never done this count before, and believe me, it's TINY. If you hear some screaming, it's just me.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Senior Moment (Scary)

Well today I had my first senior moment. The mail arrived and I was so excited to see that my package from ABC Stitch Therapy had arrived with all the supplies I needed to start my Mermaid of Atlantis. Wasn't I in for a big surprise. Everything that showed up said Mermaid of the Pearl. I was sure that stitch therapy had messed up my order so I checked my previous correspondence with them. Not only had I ordered the wrong mermaid, but when they sent a confirmation I went ahead and paid for it without really overlooking the bill. You guessed it. I screwed up. Apparantly Mermaids of the Pearl and Mermaids of Atlantis are on the same page, one after the other. Well Mermaids of the Pearl will not go well with the Crossed Wing Woodland linen I bought so I had to order all of the Mermaids of Atlantis stuff to go with the linen.
Then I had to order some linen to go with the Mermaids of the Pearl. I ended up with Star Sapphire 32 ct. Have never worked with anything that small and I am sure I am not going to be happy about it. So anyway here is a picture of the Mermaids of the Pearl.
Very pretty and I will be happy to do it. I now have two Mermaid projects to choose from and will start whichever one of all the materials show up first. Boy it's a b---- to get old.