Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Another one bites the dust!

Remember that song, "Another one Bites the Dust" by Queen?  Well, this is just how I am feeling overtime one of these nativity pieces is completed!  Is that sacrilegious?  I sure hope not!

You may want to open another window on your browser, paste this link, and turn the sound up whist reading the following narrative!   Queen ~ Another One Bites the Dust

So that we can keep a running list ~ the following are complete and with the finisher:

Angel of the Lord
Shepherd 1
Shepherd 2
Camel 1

Waiting for tassels:

Waiting for Background and bands at the bottom:
Camel 2

Image stitching in progress:
Baby Jesus
Drummer Boy
Arabian Magi
Magi of the Orient
Russian Magi

Big shout out to my friend Jill for the "schedule" that she created to make me see that it is totally doable to have these ready to sell at the April 11 action!

I am hopeful that tonight I can sing the refrain from Queen's hit for the Camel #2, as it is very close to being completed!

Have faith ~ just like the spider!


Friday, January 9, 2015

2015 ~ Where have you been all my life?

2015 and I have entered into a relationship!  It is fresh and new and I hope to give it the respect it deserves.  Like any new relationship, I do not want to show 2015 all of my faults and bad habits.  This relates to my needlepoint pursuit as well!  I will try to keep my bad habits relating to my stitching to a minimum :  the procrastination, the overbuying, the overcommitting, and so on!  I will strive to show 2015 good technique, excellent thread choice, and a general good pace on my projects.  2015 and I should get off to a healthy start in our relationship!

So, we kick off this year with the Strake Jesuit College Preparatory Auction pieces.  My friend, and an excellent stitcher, Debra and I are chairing this project together.  We chose Kelly Clark's nativity that I have already stitched.  We have farmed out all of the pieces to other mothers and supporters of the school!  Debra and I are going to complete the backgrounds and the 3 bands at the bottom of each piece.  So far it is going very well.  We have already gotten the 2 camels, 1 donkey, Angel, 2 shepherds, Mary, and the spectacular Elephant back.  The drummer boy and Joseph are very close to coming back.  That leaves the three Kings, the sheep, and baby Jesus Himself to be returned.  I think it is going very well.  Debra and I have hosted "stitch ins" on Thursday nights and it has been a lot of fun.  Every single woman that we have met has been interesting and fun!  How refreshing.......I guess it is a fact that all stitchers are nice!  

So, my hope is that January will be filled with the Nativity finishing and then I can move on to other 2015 projects.  We are headed back to Amy's in March so I need to decide what to take with me to work on for those delightful 4 days!

Having trouble uploading photos today, not sure why!  I am going to try to make the blogging a weekly event to keep my honest on my relationship commitments to 2015!  However you know what they say about a good friend, "He knows you well and loves you anyway"!

So here's to 2015:
May your troubles be less
Your blessings be more
And nothing but happiness coming through your door!