Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tidbits

Several people have asked for information on the key-chain with our dog's photo etched on it. There are very few places that do this type of work, but TJ's Engraving and Gifts is in Cary, NC. It's a mother/daughter operation out of the home. You can also find them on the web at http://www.giftsbytjs.com/

Stitching has been a little better lately and I finished this ornament during last Friday's SAT. Haven't decided how to finish it, so will decide after more ornaments are done. Design found in the Zweigart pamphlet Needle Art.

This is my first ornie finish as part of a monthly Ornament SAL this year. The January Bride's Tree ornie is my stitching for this week. I'm about halfway, so the finish should be soon.

I'm pleased to be part of a Friendship RR this year using this chart from Carriage House Samplings. We'll be starting sometime in February. What fabric to use? Which threads? I'm thinking hand-dyed mint/celery green or similar, but beyond that, I'm not sure. The threads or at least some of them would definitely have to be switched out then, so we'll see. Any suggestions?

My friend Kathy does such phenomenal stitching that I nagged her to post here on Blogger. She graciously humored me and started a new blog. All of her gazillion finishes aren't posted on it, but she has links to her pictures. She's always stitching something new and has been working on several large pieces, including Holland Landscapes by Chatelaine. I keep pestering her to give an update and she has promised me today that it's coming shortly. Gorgeous does not even describe it. Seeing that piece stitched is enough to make you drop everything and sign up for the group to go ahead and download it. So, if you get a chance, stop by her new blog and give her a welcome to Blogger. Kathy's been stitching and online for years, and I'm sure many of you already know her. Some of you may not, however, and you're in for a stitching treat. (Just ask to see a picture of her Egyptian Garden framed.)

And lastly, my DH and I may have a big event this weekend, but don't know yet. When I get all the details, I'll be sure and share it. Thanks for reading and commenting - it's always an encouragement! :) Take care, everyone.

14 comments:

Gabi said...

Very cute ornament Carolyn. And that RR is looking very promising too. I'm looking forward to see more of that. Thanks also for pointing me to Kathy's blog. I know her from the Chatelaine board and am delighted with her blog and in awe with her stitching.

Shari said...

the ornament looks great! I love the one color ornaments.

Vonna said...

You're friendship RR will be gorgeous when all completed. And I love your ornament :)
Will go check out your friend!

CameoRoze said...

It's always nice to get back in stitching gear after a short break. Congrats on getting that first finish of the year under your belt.

Cameo @-->-->---

Chris said...

Love the ornament, red on white ornies are always so cute. I look forward to hearing updates on the friendship RR.

StitchinKat said...

Thanks for the plug Carolyn! I promise I'll get a pic of Holland Landscapes up soon! I've been playing with my new blog...just wish they had better skins or easier edits...I want pawprints on the background blue!

I'll be interested to see you RR progress...hope to see you soon!

Terri said...

Wonderful stitching Carolyn

kaghos said...

such cute work
and about the dog tags we have a place in our mall that does those things

karen said...

love the ornament! very cute!

will see you in the RR! I am waiting for Amy to get the chart in and then decide on my fabric. i think i am going with "reds" for the threads and coffee dyed fabric, i think. LOL

Sadie said...

Cute ornie Carolyn. May it be the first of many finishes for 2009.

Rene la Frog said...

Love the Ornie....monochromic designs are among my favorites. Could see your RR grrrr just get the dreaded red X where the pics should be.

Sharon said...

Cute ornament!

Meari said...

Congrats on your first ornie for the SAL, Carolyn!

Cindy said...

That is a great ornie! I can not wait to see some progress pics of that RR you will be in. That is a beautiful piece. I have added you to my blog roll, hope you don't mind!