Sunday, March 02, 2008

She's Got A Top Coat!

It's hard to believe that February is finally behind us. WOOHOO! We're now onto March, although it has not started out well weather wise. But you know the saying, in like a lion and out like a lamb! Let's just keep our fingers crossed ;o)

Besides the Pink Party, Stargazer has been the other light in my life this past month. Unfortunately, when I look back, I was only able to work on her 15 days out of the 29. So basically, another half month of stitching on her but she does have the top portion of her coat now -


Last night I started on the front bottom part of her dress. It's DMC 156 and it's such a change from the color palette I have been using so far. What I find remarkable about her is that she is SO big! I'm stitching her on 28 count, the same as the model, but she's a fair size. Even Katie and Faith Ann were surprised when they saw her in person :o)

I've pretty much recuperated from the Pink Party. Not only was it taxing for me physically but also mentally. It served its purpose though because it has devised a concrete event that will start a new chapter in my life :o) To put this all into perspective, I made a DVD from all the pictures at the party plus a few more to fill things out and I'm SO pleased with the end result! I only wish I could share it with you all. Now to get my butt in gear and finish writing my article :oS

I want to send out a huge thank you to Harmien for sending me this very special scissor fob in with our pattern swap -


She did such a beautiful job and the little charm is just adorable. It says "Made With Love". I didn't even realize this was a Lizzie Kate design until I read her Blog . Thank you Harmien and I have it hanging right beside me at the computer :o)

As far as my abscess goes, yes it's STILL there. The chunk of cement finally made its way to the surface and I was brave enough to get it out of there ;o) After that, it seemed to have calmed down a bit but it's still oozing puss. Gross, I KNOW! LOL! I'm now off the antibiotics so I'm a little worried what's going to happen next. I've been bathing it in hot salt water every day so I guess I'll just continue until I see the specialist again.

DH and I have decided on a little getaway weekend and we're going to head down to Freeport, Maine :o) There's a boat builders show in Portland on the March 14 weekend that DH wants to see. That's fine with me just as long as I get some shopping time in. I don't see that to be a problem though ;o) I'm hoping that the needlework shop in Freeport will be open this time. I've never been there because last time when we went down, they were in Nashville. If anyone has been there, please leave me a note as to whether it's worth checking out or not. Thanks!


monique said...

Great progress! She'll be all done in no time :)

It was fun to read about your Pink Party... what a great way to celebrate and end a chapter at the same time!

~Tammy said...

Stargazer is simply stunning. The colours in her dress are gorgeous.

What a lovely little scissor fob!

Have fun on your trip to Maine.

Anonymous said...

I loved making the little fob for you, for such a very special occasion and I'm so pleased you like it!!
Great progress on Stargazer!!

Christine said...

Stargazer is just beautiful!

Itching To Stitch said...

Ooooooh, Stargazer is looking gorgeous ;)

Paisley said...

Stargazer is looking fabulous! Such a change from the tentacles! :-)

Your poor tooth! Ouch!! I keep thinking about the scene in Castaway... the one with the ice skate... OUCH!! Now that the cement is out, I hope it will start to get better.

Jennifer said...

You know I am jealous about the trip to Freeport. It's been too long since we've been to Maine - we might be due for a trip there soon.

Make sure you hit up LL Bean while you're there!

Marita said...

Great work on Stargazer, she is stunning.

Having a holiday with hubby sounds like a super idea.

Jenn said...

Stargazer is looking great! The fob that Harmien made for you is just beautiful.

Jocelyn said...

Oh, OUCH! I hope that tooth gets better!

Stargazer is a beauty. You are doing wonderful work on her!

Anonymous said...

Cathey, she is SO pretty!!
I want to go to Maine this weekend! ;) Have a wonderful time!

Anonymous said...

Stargazer is looking wonderful!

Jenn's Crafty World said...

Stargazer is looking beautiful! Have you made a huge wish-list for your cross border shopping trip?

Faith Ann said...

You'll be able to stock up on Stonewall Kitchen stuff :)

We go to Freeport on average 1-2 times a year and that LNS always manages to be closed when we're there... so I can't offer any feedback.

Stargazer looks lovely as always!

Irene said...

Stargazer is looking better and better each time she makes an appearance.