Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Still Stitching!

Yes, I'm still around and still stitching. It has been a month of TWO's.
 Life is still busy with TWO new consignment sellers for my ebay business. 
And I have TWO real estate closings this week.
And I'm preparing for TWO retreats in the month of June.
And I have TWO new finishes to share with you-

Finish #1-SAL Sopresa 2012
I would love to sign up for the 2014 SAL but it is 55 euros.  The latest exchange rate to dollars is approximately $74-whew! A little too steep for me for a mystery project  :)  Is anyone signed up for it?  I can't wait to see it on someone's blog.

Finish #2-A Baby, A Manger
Cherrywood Studios
I saw this one in person at Acorns & Threads in Portland.   It is so adorable finished as a no-sew stand up.  It was also a quick finish since I used some 28 ct grey linen from my stash. Sorry for being too lazy to iron it before the photo.

Here is an update on Shepherd's Bush angel stocking for GD#2
 I have TWO new starts to share-

New start #1-Shepherd's Bush Fold-pretty pathetic start.  I already made a change in the house and put the chimneys down where they belong :) I do love the linen.
New start #2-Gay Ann Rogers Samples
This is the first time I have stitched on linen congress cloth. Try clicking on the photo to get a better look.  It should look like similar to this photo below when I'm finished-

Another thing I have been busy with is my local EGA chapter opportunity basket to the GPR seminar being held in Reno next month. Since there is no EGA chapter in Reno, all the participants will be flying or driving in.  So I wanted to provide a "basket"  that would travel home easily with the winner.  Yes, it is assembled and shipped and hopefully will be a large fundraiser for the chapter! 
Only one basket, not TWO!
One more TWO to share-
I was so happy to see SANQ thinking "out of the box" this month! And am in love with the half-doll pincushion on the front!  
So I rushed right off to order the doll and realized that I had another GPA pattern in my stash that needed a doll.  So, I ordered TWO!
Hey, Annette, I hear you are going to stitch the SANQ doll, too!  If you build it (a SAL), I will come!  :) And a lot of other stitcher's too, I'll bet.
Hope your Memorial Day weekend was fun and relaxing.  We stayed home and entertained friends TWICE.  And hosted a family birthday party for TWO family members.
(Couldn't resist two more TWO's :) 


Barb said...

Great finishes! I have the Christmas one and hope to get it stitched up before Christmas! Glad to hear your week-end was good!

cucki said...

Wow I always love your stitching so much..
Beautiful dolls :)
Big hugs x

Marilyn said...

You certainly had a lot of 2's this month!
Great WIPS and finishes.

KimM said...

Wow - gorgeous stitching and what wonderful finishes. Can hardly wait to see the dolls done up.

Vickie said...

Fabulous finishes!

santadeb said...

I am almost down with Autumne by Sara and DID join the SAL, I have all the seasons and just love her designs. You did a great job.

Cricket-bug Corner said...

Love your stitching - looks great!

Margaret said...

Lots of great stitching! You do so much -- how do you do it all? Fantastic!

Melissa said...

Sounds like you are very busy! Congrats on the two finishes but the big SAL finish is spectacular!

Pam in IL said...

Wow! You've been quite busy! Beautiful stitching too.

Maggee said...

Congrats on finishing the Sal Sorpresa! That was a big piece! It looks great! And A Baby A Manger is great too--looking forward to seeing the no-sew standup. You have many great starts going now... always busy, plus all the other things in your life! Thanks for sharing!

Linda said...

Great update Teresa. Loved all you two's.


Cindy's Stitching said...

Some really pretty pieces. The Finish #1-SAL Sopresa is just beautiful.

Andrea said...

A wonderful update. Love the Sopresa SAL piece, it looks beautiful.

Giovanna said...

Congrats on the gorgeous finishes, and nice going on the WIPs. Have a great weekend.

Annette-California said...

LOL YES Amy at Thread in Hand BLog first mentioned that she wants to have an SAL for the doll project. The more the merrier to for all of us to stitch together. You have been so busy and I love all your stitching you've been doing.
WOW! Lovely wips. love Annette

Chris said...

Wow! You are wicked busy! I can't wait to hear about the retreats!
Your stitching is lovely.

Beth in IL said...

Love all your twos. Great starts and finishes. Look forward to hearing about your June retreats.

Lorrie said...

I love your SAL piece. I've never seen that one and it is beautiful!

Evelyne said...

Hi Teresa,

I love your stitching on the Sopresa.
I want to stitch the half doll of the SanQ too. I have already all the supplies, so ready too start.
I saw that Amy was already started with her doll.