Saturday, November 19, 2011

Finally I finished it

Short and sweet post to share a couple of things....

 
My finish.......ABCD by La-D-Da and it isn't even a difficult or large stitching piece. This is a Traveling Pattern started by Peggy at Kentucky Sampler. My slow turn around has to do with time, or lack there of. I made a decision to get more physically fit and that meant a committment of going to the gym. Unfortunately, the only time that works for me is before work. This has greatly hindered my usually 5:30 to 6:30 a.m. stitching hour for I am now at the gym by 6 a.m. I know....I must be crazy. Even worse is dragging the hair dryer and work clothes, etc., etc.  It helps if I pack my bag the night before and I did fix up a hair and makeup kit and bought a hair dryer to leave in the locker room.   Those little tricks has made it easier to get me there.  My evenings are so hectic with volunteer work, guild meetings, Board meetings, that I usually pull in the drive at an ungodly hour, plod into the house, collapse on the sofa like a brain dead ummpa loompa. I am sorry I caused Jennifer to be concerned with my slow turn around. So here is it ladies, it is a pretty stitch and a fun stitch.

I used 28 Cashel linen in Antique Ivory with Threadworx #1039 floss.  I am not sure how I am going to finish it.  

   Reading the journal that accompanies the pattern and now writing in it is all part of the fun.   So cool to see where it has been and then to follow it through  the link on Confessions of a Serial Stitcher.  Even cooler to see everyone else's floss and fabric selections.   I hope to get this in the mail on Monday to the next lucky stitcher on the list.  As soon as Jennifer provides the address I will be whisking it away to Nataly.  I will be sure to drop you (Nataly) a note when I do.



I also received a lovely surprise in the mail.....I was selected as a recipeint of a Christmas RAK by Andrea  at  The Craft Room.   It is really darling!  I loved the little beaded trim and turned it over to find the sweetest little charm.   This little ornie will have a place of honor on my tree. 

13 comments:

natalyK said...

Love your alphabet finish and can't wait to get my stitchy fingers on the chart. I commend you on your commitment to work out and get more physically fit, I sit in my stitching nest and say I should really work out but somehow am never motivated to do just that. Kudos to you!!

Mindi said...

Beautiful finish on the traveling pattern. I wouldn't worry about how long it took you, you showed progress pictures and explained the whole time what was taking you so long. Going to the gym is a great reason for missing some stitching time, I know I should!

Love the Staind song you have as your background music. It has some very bittersweet memories for me.

Peggy Lee said...

Robin it's beautiful! I really like your choice of fabric and floss. Thank you so much for taking part in the traveling pattern. I can't wait to see that journal!

Bronwyn said...

Excellent finish

Penny said...

Good for you on your fitness quest! :) ABCD is gorgeous, you did a wonderful job. The ornament you received is beautiful. :)

Nancy said...

Congrats on a beautiful finish! Keep up the good work on your workouts!

Jennifer said...

Wonderful finish! It is a beauty!

I resent you the original email with the requested information. Please contact me if you didn't get it.

Kathy A. said...

Gorgeous Robin. Did you get the info to mail it on?

cucki said...

hello dear, its me cucki from south africa..i am your new follower and friend too :)
i love your stitching so much..it is looking so lovely..well done.
i am also taking part in this traveling pattern..cant wait to stitch on it..
keep well.love for you xx

Myra said...

Gorgeous finish! I love the floss colors - so autumnal.

Catherine said...

Robin, congrats to you on your commitment to the gym! Your ABCD is beautiful - love the color of the fiber! Isn't it a bummer when the trials and tribuluations of life get in the way of stitching time? I haven't stitched much recently either - it's that time of year when schedules get really crazy!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What a lovely finish - the colors are great... Wonder if the seasons of starting the project influence the color choices?? That's a lovely little surprise, too! Congrats.

Sherry :o) said...

Whoo Hoo for your RAK and your finish...one more step closer to my house. I am two away, I think or maybe one now! Pretty colors and it has been fun checking out what others have decided upon.