Friday, September 19, 2008

I've entered the "Blog World"

Well, I finally did it with a lot of help from my teenage daughter....hence the name of my blog. It's a running joke in our family that I'm "lazy", but we all know the truth...stitching is just more important. Not to mention more FUN!
I actually decided to enter the blog world after joining Vonna's MM & I RR #1. Thank you Vonna for allowing me to join in on the fun. In this non RR I will be designing and stitching my own neighborhood. I have spent much time going through my stash and have decided my neigborhood will be a Country Cottages and Garden theme. I have a large piece of 28ct Forget Me Not Blue Jobelan (39 x 27) that I'm going to use. In my neighborhood I will be using several charts that I found in various magazines . They include: Julia Lucas' Cottage Garden (JCS 8/2000), Julia Lucas' Weekend Getaway (Stitcher's World 7/2000), Shilpa Gore's Garden Cottage (Stitcher's World 5/2001), Frances Dana Gage's The Home We First Knew ( JCS 5/2004), Easter Sunday (CS & CC 3/1994), In the Garden (CS & CC 3/1988), and Roberta Madeleine's God Bless Our Home (The Cross Stitcher 8/1994). This is just a start, next I need to figure out where each chart is going to fit into my neighborhood. Luckily, the actual stitching of this project doesn't start till Dec. 31st, so I have plenty of time to fiddle with my layout.
I also plan to share my stitching on this blog...will just need to get DD's help again. That's all for now.

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