Sunday, May 17, 2009

Good thing I didn't put away my dancing shoes!!

Well....I wasn't going to pull this back out again until the next time it was due in the rotation...but my momentum from finishing Monopoly motivated me. So...another finish!!! I'm very excited about it - now I can start TWO new projects! LOL

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Happy Dance, Happy Dance!!!

It's DONE!!! Monopoly is DONE!!!!

Almost a year after the first stitch (we started the SAL on June 1, 2008) and I finished it today! It was a fairly easy stitch except for the things that are oriented on the diagonal (the center logo and the corner squares)...and oh yeah, the Community Chest squares were yucky too! I'm not sure what I'm going to do with it yet. I'm thinking I'll put it in acrylic, kind of like a poster frame. It MIGHT end up being my grab bag gift for my family Christmas gift exchange.

And...on a semi-related subject, I have to tell you all about my visit to my not so local LNS. A couple of weeks ago I was in Vegas and took my second trip to Stitchers Paradise. This time I was better prepared (had my shopping list with me, and actually stuck to it!) and mainly went in search of fabric. I found three fabrics that I will use for my next three projects, along with the beads that are called for in two of those projects (and the DMC Perle Cotton).

I know a lot of folks here in the US travel to Vegas...and perhaps when you do, stitching is not on your mind. BUT I whole-heartedly recommend this shop. When I was there (a Saturday morning) the place was jumping. There's a table in the front window where three or four ladies were stitching and chatting....and there were probably about 3 or 4 customers roaming around. That didn't stop the very nice woman who worked there from helping me. (She did go wait on a couple of people in between dealing with me, but I encouraged her to do so). She helped me find the fabrics I wanted, and even helped me do a mini floss toss. I wasn't going to buy the floss for my projects, since it's DMC and I have plenty, but we wanted to check the contrast on a couple of colors....

Not only did she cut my fabric, she labeled each one with the count, the color, the type of fabric AND (here's the part I thought was wonderful, since I would be VERY likely to forget) which project I was planning for each piece of fabric. She even wrote down the final cut size so that when I am ready to start I can cut my fat quarter down to the appropriate size.

Anyway - can't say enough nice things about the shop....have fun if you go check it out!

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Monday, May 11, 2009


Well, I was unrealistically optimistic on this one. I thought this rotation might just be the one that I finished this! But alas, it was not meant to be. I even kept it as my current project for two weeks because our Vegas trip interrupted my stitching time, and STILL didn't finish it. But I'm kind of tired of the light blue (and that's about 90% of what I have left) so I will put it away until it's next turn. One more cat, one and a half more knots, one and a half sides.....and the border around one of the intererior crosses. THEN it will be done! LOL

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