Friday, March 26, 2010

21st, 22nd & 23rd Square

Hello~hello Lovies!

Did ja miss me? I missed you! For the last three days I've been away on business and I haven't worked a single stitch of embroidery, had any tea, ridden my beautiful new scooter or talked to any of you! How sad!!

My trip to Corona was very productive, the gal who I was training was a smart cookie and super sweet person, so that part went swimmingly. I was too chicken to attempt taking an embroidery kit on the plane... I don't travel by plane very often so I know I'm late to the party on this one, but did you know they make you throw that stuff away right there at the gate? How rude. I'm glad I didn't take anything though, there was a man on my flight to Corona who lost his wine opener (he'd been here on vacation and we have a lot of wineries in the area) and a couple of items from his attache case. So I'm glad I didn't try, I wouldn't want to lose my needles and scissors...but on the other hand my time at the hotel was majorly boring!

Needless to say, I was eager to get back in the game and play catch up with my squares, last night I sat myself down and managed three of them, so without further delay- here we go!!

Square 21~
Now... I know this looks like a Christmas wreath, but its not. It was spposed to look more like this...

Hehe... not even close. Hahahaha! I'm such a putz! I see now that not only is mine the wrong shape, but I also put the ribbon in the wrong place. Oh dear... And this was my second attempt! I snipped the first one out. Oh well, I love Christmas...

Square 22~
I think mushrooms are the best. Fairies live under mushrooms, they look like little gnome hats and sometimes giant, snarky, hookah smoking catapillars sit on top of them. Yup, I like mushrooms, especially when they are sauteed with butter and green onions!

Square 23~
This flower was an accident. This square started out as a cluster of grapes (which I will attempt again soon) I blended my floss colors and set about making a couple of tiny french knots, and I don't know if it was my fingers or my tired eyes or the fact that it was 1:00am, but it just wasn't working the way I wanted it to, so I just said the heck with it and added some big yellow lazy daisys petals, a stem and a couple of leaves and made a wacky looking sunflower. Viola!

Not bad for a night of stitching, we'll see what I can get accomplished tonight...

Thank you again for your comments and compliments, you girls are awesome! Swear, I'm going to develop a big head! But honestly, I LOVE hearing from you, feedback makes me happy!




janimal said...

Wow, I wish my mistakes looked that good! Those mushroom are adorable and I think the wreath is awesome. Keep up the good work.

sweetcakes said...

Lisa, your squares are just exquisite! I can't wait to see the completed project!

I thought I left a comment on your last post but when I checked back today it wasn't there. It must not have posted, and I didn't realize it.

For future reference, you are allowed to bring needles and small scissors, 4inches or less, in your carryon luggage. I'm sorry I didn't get that message to you in time for your trip but now you know.

Here's a helpful website with the TSA rules on carryon items.

MaryJanes and Galoshes said...

Oh I just love your sampler! So cute.

Carey said...

OMG these are so beautiful. I would love to join in on this project. Do you think it is too late?

beadgirl said...

I love the wacky sunflower, especially the grapes in the middle ;> I may have to "borrow" your grape idea, because we are big on wine (and grapes for the rugrats) in my house.

SharonVM said...

Your squares are so pretty and neat and just so darn inspiring....Makes me want to start all of mine over! You are great with a needle - I think I need some of whatever you have to get my stitching back on track!

Jill said...

I missed you! I've been checking my blogroll for a new post everyday! Your new squares are wonderful-- I especially love that mushroom square. I love the red mushrooms with white polkadots-- they're my favorite! I also love all the different stitches you use on your borders-- so cool!
I'm still behind in my stitching, but I've rented some dvd's for the weekend, and plan on stitching to my heart's content! Have a great weekend!

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Lisa! That wreath is so sweet and I love your little bow! Those are PERFECTLY magical mushrooms, and your daisy is so pretty!...AND, you can really bring on a good case of the giggles! Keep stitching Sweetie, you're doing amazing! xoxo Paulette