I have been stitching on my two current pieces: Here's updated pics. This simple little sampler has been frog infested and I'm getting frustrated with it. I love the theme of it, but for some reason I keep having brain farts when I stitch it. LOL! I have to say that I am LOVING growth rings so much! I can't wait to finish it and start another Ink circles design! Its my piece of choice 90 percent of the time. My toddler boy is potty training so I have to drop whatever I'm doing about 50 times a day to rush him to the bathroom LOL, so this piece is easy to pick back up, get a few stitches into and then drop again if I need to. In this pic I've put the threads I'm working with for the main circles and then the yellowish combo that I'm going to use as the accent color. What do you think of that combination? Thank you to everyone who gave me the advice on Alla Turka! I'm going with the pink - I've got the part 6 on it and I'm going to stitch that part and then go back and add all the pink touches to the first 6 parts. I'll post a pic when I do. My stitching group meets on June sixth and I'm clear to go. Even though that's soccer tournament weekend for the kiddos I lucked out and all our games are on SUNDAY! Yea!
So I've been working on my Gentleness sampler a bit, but had to frog one whole side so put it down for a while. generally easy to stitch and pleasant colors. Of course I modified it, I centered the top line.
I've started one that I've been excited about; Growth Rings by Ink Circles. I absolutely love it! I got the pattern from JCS magazine. I'm stitching it on a smokey blue/gray hand dyed linen and I'm stitching it with Threadworx fibers. The thread in this pic is called Rocky Mountain and is a combo of blue green and purple. I love the effect and not having to change colors all the time is very soothing to me. The magazine version of the pattern does have several errors in it, but the designer has done a very easy to use errata, so I'm having no trouble with it. It's been fun to stitch.
I am a Mom, a growing, struggling and damn good mom of 4 but that's not all I am. You know what I mean - There are layers to me - Yes I'm a Stay at Home Mom, used to be a working mom, I am also an artist, a wife, a little funny, a bit of a slob who loves things neat and organized (is that an oxymoron?) I am an overweight and philisophical woman with ideas, passions and dreams. My job right now is to raise my kids to be happy healthy and productive members of society, save money and loose weight while doing it, and of course, not loose my mind at the same time. :) This blog is about all that and whatever else I am in the mood to talk about.