Thursday, March 13, 2008

She's Back Again THIS Soon?

That's right! :o) I somehow located my smokin needle again. Whew! I was quite worried there for awhile. It must have been DH or Brie that hid it on me. LOL!

As you can see, or at least I hope you can, the front of her dress is now complete -

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Now that just leaves the back ruffles of her dress and then all the cross stitching will be...DONE! The not-so-good part? The beading :oS And there are 'lots' of beads. LOTS! I will persevere though! Just make sure you guys keep on top of me ;o)

I wanted to do a little experiment to see just how much detail I could get from my stitching. Terri has done wonders taking such awesome close ups of her work but this is as good as I could get so far -

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Still not close enough though :o(

On Tuesday night I went out with the girls, where we did another craft, at the Clay Cafe. If you've never been to one, they have all kinds of ceramics and each individual piece is priced. You pick the piece you like and paint it. If you're not done in an evening, you can come back again and again at no charge until you finish your piece. Once it's done, they'll fire it for you :o) The first piece I picked was a cute little dog that I painted like Brie -

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This is the before it was fired picture. When I pick it up next week it will be all nice and shiny and the colors will be more vibrant. I'm going to give this to my Gram :o) I figure she'll get a kick out of it and she'll have fun showing it off to her friends. Since we (Katie, Faith Ann and I) each have our own little 'girlie' painting sets, this is going to be a regular get together. Now to decide what I'm going to paint next...

I've decided to make a change to one of my Blogs. I had a Wish List Blog but that has now been changed to the Market. Here you will find my wish list, via Kaboodle, but...you will also find some goodies that I have up for sale :o) If you are interested in anything, either email me or leave me a comment with that particular item. Make sure you scroll all the way down the page. For those of you who have not been introduced to Kaboodle, all I can say is that it's 'awesome'! Just sign up, follow the directions and start adding to your wish lists :o) Everything is in one spot and it makes things much easier for friends and family to shop for you.

As far as I know, DH and I are still planning on heading down to Maine tomorrow. The weather forecast keeps changing so I have no idea what we're going to be in for. I know we both just have to get away for a weekend, without the furry kids. My computer will be staying home so I won't be back until Monday. I know I'll have a ton of Blogs to catch up on so please forgive me if I don't make a lot of comments. I hope everyone has a good weekend and see you next week :o)

23 comments:

Nancy said...

Isn't Clay Cafe fun? We have a similar place here ... had a BLAST there! Can't wait to see "Brie" all shiny!

Have a wonderful weekend away!! Wish I were going with you. ;o)

Irene said...

WOW She looks great ! Clay Cafe sounds like fun. Looks like you have the only one in Canada. Hope Vancovuer gets one soon, I used to love doing ceramics.

~Tammy said...

Stargazer is gorgeous. I think your close up is close up!

Have a great weekend away from the fur babies.

Todd and I are going away this weekend too, and I couldn't be happier.

Chatter at ya Monday! Stay safe!

Jennifer said...

Have fun in Maine! (I wish I was going!!!)

zoomcity said...

I just love the fabric you're stitching her on. You'll be a close up expert in no time. :o)

Karen said...

your little Brie is very cute lol, Stargazer looks wonderful

Katie said...

What?!? You need to think about what your painting next?? How about an ORT Alien friend to go with mine, there are three different ones :P Really, heck with the SJ Flamingo girls, we'll be the Freddy ORT Alien chicks :)

Itching To Stitch said...

Wow, I can't believe the progress you've made on Stargazer. She looks wonderful ;)

Laural said...

Stargazer looks *amazing*!

I hope your weekend is nice and peaceful!

Rachael said...

Stargazer looks stunning and what a cute doggy! I always want to join the kids when they go to Paint a pot here,but the prices are enough just for the kids to do it!! Have a great weekend!!

Paisley said...

Amazing progress on Stargazer! I love your detail shot, too. You can see just how much work is going into this piece.

Enjoy your weekend!

Faith Ann said...

SG is growing so quickly and looking lovely as ever!

Hope you have a great weekend in Maine.

I can't wait to get painting again. I've decided how I'm going to finish my rice bowls :)

Lori-Ann said...

Great stitching!
Hope you have fun in Maine :o)

Sharon said...

Great progress on stargazer. I can't wait to see Brie all fired up! Have fun!

Carol said...

Hi - I just found your blog - surfing from one blog to another. Stargazeris beautiful. And I love your little dogs wagging their tails. My daughter has a dachshund called Hector and he is very cute.

BeckySC said...

Stargazer is looking so lovely :)

Thank you so much for the lovely Bee fob for my birthday :) I just LOVE it!! You are a sweetie!!

Karin said...

It's a beautiful little piece! And your Stargazer is impressive

Laura said...

Stargazer just looks more beautiful everytime I stop by. And your Clay Cafe doggie is ever so cute!

stitching aussie style said...

I love your stargazer and can't wait to see Brie all fired Up!
Lindy

stitcherw said...

Wonderful progress, she's looking lovely, and I think your close up turned out great.

I've never heard of the Clay Cafe, but it sounds like a lot of fun. Your little dog you finished is so cute, I'll bet your gram will love it.

Your new stash of the Garden Chair and LK piece are both wonderful. I'll enjoy seeing you work on both of them. Also, congrats on finishing up the bedroom, it looks wonderful.
Sue

Marita said...

Catch! I've flung some blog bling your way :smile:

http://leechbabe.blogspot.com/2008/03/o-holy-heatwave.html

Your needle must have been burning hot from all that speedy stitching!

Have a great weekend away.

Jocelyn said...

So pretty!Congrats on getting so far on Stargazer. She's very lovely.

Enjoy your vacation!

Rachel S said...

Those places are SO MUCH fun.

Stargazer is gorgeous!