Yes I Can!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Side one done

I really am happy theat side one is finished......
I will start on side 2 tomorrow. I think this is going to be really pretty. The edge when the sides are sewn together there is an edging of beads.
Well, I have work today and tomorrow and a break for a day from this and work on my exchange piece.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.

Thursday, June 23, 2011

One side finished and one to go

I will only say that i am happy to finally get this side done. I hope the other side will go a little easier.
It really is pretty....and once the first border is stitched I can start the other side.

Each corner will have a pearl bead and the soft colors in the over dyed thread is pretty. I am hoping to get a better picture that will show the colors in real color. I think once it is complete and together it will show better. Today I plan to work on my exchange piece...and then back to this later. It has been very nice chatting with you...I hope you have a great day.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Another corner but still 5 to stitch

I bet you are getting bored with this corner stitching. I hope not because you cheering keeps me going!
Not looking too bad-----just one more to go then I start all over with the other side. But having done this side will make it easier to get the other one finished. I really know that adding the beads as I go is making it nicer for me.
Well, I need another cup of coffee....and the morning paper. The day is already is 85. Last night at 9 PM it was 95 which tells you the next day will begin very warm indeed. No cool down time.
It has been a pleasure having you visit and thank you for the kind comments and emails. Have a wonderful day.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Corner #2 finished and 6 to go

I liked this more today....
It is time consuming though. I think a corner a day is all that I can handle.

I think it helped s that I have another to switch off to when this becomes tiring. I am working on an exchange piece so do not go looking for pics yet. A short post today because I am exhausted after the one I just posted at my other blog!
Thank you fro checking on my progress. I hope you have a great day.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

a corner stitched----7 more to go

This is still progressing slowly. I seem to have a hangup with it.

I see that 3 of the specialty stitches with beads along each side are off......grrrrr! I will redo them when I get to that area.
the corner is pretty and I only must do have 7 more to do. It is a bit time consuming as i said I am not fond of sparkly linen. I think that is why the mental block is. I know it will be very nice when finished.
Off to work today...the store is getting ready for inventory---so in between customers, we are wrapping the bolts of fabric.
It is always so nice to have you stop by. Have a great day.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Not much to show----

Oh I have all of a sudden been dragging my needle....not much on this. I think I have needed a bit of a slow down. I am pleased that I have accomplished so much with this challenge.
I have started the vine/leaves and will be stitching some flowers. This time I will continue to add the beads as I go along. I am disappointed with myself for not having more stitched at this point with this one. I will need to start stitching my Summer Exchange so maybe that will give me some added motivation.
Nice to chat with you today. Have a great day.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Specialty stitches and some beads

Yesterday was errands and shopping so I go lazy. I did get stitching done....
I know, it doesn't look I did much. But I have completed up to row 6.
I really enjoy specialty just this area---Diamond Stitch, Modified Star and Modified Eyelet. If I have one complaint it is that I am not fond of stitching on Opalescent fabric. But I know in the end it will look grand.
If you have not entered my drawing yet.....visit my other blog. Go to the post on Sunday June 12th for details.
Thank you for stopping buy today. I hope you have a great day.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Complete and ready to move on

Well, I am happy to show you the final of Day 9 La D Da
The  fob is not my favorite part of this
but it did not turn out bad. I made the cord with the famous grey DMC. For the inside---

I decided on black felt and cut it a bit smaller than the directions said so the lining would show more. And the famous grey motifs....
All my worry and fussing and it looks good....
Well on to Cherry Blossom  Biscornu from Day 11....
It is always so nice to have you drop in...have a great day.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Now, just to sew it all together...

I made the back side of the fob a bit plain...maybe a small butterfly beneath the date.....
I have the fabric to sew to the main piece and would like to complete this weekend. I am working today and have a Geek Squad in home visit for Sunday night, but I think it can be done between tomorrow and Monday. Thank you for being such good cheering friends...I have 2 more of the challenge projects to stitch! I do have some final finishing on a few, but then I will have accomplished the goal. Hope you have a delightful day.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Fob almost finished

I took the liberty of making this fob my own....
As you can see, it is I thought I would do it my way

I changed the motif....added my initials instead of the side sections on the designs. I plan to make the reverse with the year in the center...that will be another post....
I have work today and tomorrow and plan to post my give away from my other blog on Sunday--- but of course will also include anyone from this following who is not on that blog.
Thank you for the nice comments and email...have a wonderful day.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Woo Hoo finally----

I can not believe it myself. But it is finsihed...sort of.
I have accepted the blended threads and really am okay with it. Thrilled? no, but I can live with it.

Once folded and completed, this is the direction that you look at the motifs. I was not going to do the fob but have decided to go ahead and make it. Due to my minor back situation ( I posted at my other blog) Jo Ann's gave me the day off today. I most likely will get the fob stitched today as it is small....I will pick up fabric to match for the lining on Friday. i would like to get to The Attic real soon for some threads and a give away project and maybe to treat myself to a new piece. I know I know, I have many to do yet from my stash---but if I am going to be there then I must need to get something----don't I?
So happy to chat with you today...have a great day.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Complete and I love it!

Oh I am so pleased with this one.....I know I have said that about other projects. But it is just what I pictured.
I found just the right trim at JoAnn's yesterday.
The corner flaps open nicely to reveal the phrase.....

When closed, they match fairly well...

and the inside of the box looks good.
I have no idea what I would will put in this box. But maybe...just for now my beaded pin can rest there...

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you like my Dragonfly Box. I started to work again La D Da from Day 9.
Enjoy your day...and watch for my giveaway at my other blog...soon.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Just about finished

I started to sew together the flaps for the center----
They are pinned in place and the ties work okay so now to stitch them down. The box is dried and the Mahogany stain looks nice.

After the stitching of the flaps I can attach the whole piece to the box top and glue in place. I just need to get a trim for the lid edge. I think it will look more complete. I will get it tomorrow when I go to work.
Well, the oven timer just beeped so my corn muffins are ready so until the next visit I hope your day is wonderful and thank you for stopping by.