Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Out of the blog loop

Wow...I rarely go this long between posts. Like my title says, I am out of the loop. I haven't had time to update mine or read many either. I have no sampler progress to show, at least none that I can share at this time. I put aside Country Life a few weeks ago to begin stitching a model. It's a wonderful reproduction sampler, and I was absolutely smitten at first sight. You'll just have to take my word for how awesome it is. I've also been working on the charting, in fact, I just finished it today. So, now my focus will be in finishing the model. I'm finding that I love the whole process, so it might lead to me attempting some designs of my own.

I was asked to make a journal for a gift. Here are the photogenic Beagles. It's a nice little break from stitching, and I love making them.

Awhile back I posted some photos from a bathroom remodel. The last project was to replace the existing mirrored medicine cabinet. We finally finished it. You can see pictures of the punched tin door that we made here.

I've been riding my bike like a woman possessed. I try to get out early in the morning before it gets too hot. On the weekends, we take longer rides and recently went to this park. The trails were great, we saw plenty of wildlife including huge jack rabbits. Thankfully, no snakes crossed my paths.


Jennifer said...

Missed your posts! But glad you are having fun. I just started designing some of my own designs and it's very addictive!
I can design faster than I can stitch right now.
Can't wait to see what you are working on.
Stay cool out there in Arizona! LOL

Feathers in the Nest

Margaret said...

Can't wait to see that model, Tanya. And I definitely think you need to do some designing of your own. Love the journal!

Marjo said...

Journal is great, can't wait to see the model. No doubt it would be wonderful.

Brigitte said...

Looking forward to seeing this reproduction sampler. And maybe the first of your own designs in the near future?

Sherry said...

You have definitely been missed! Oh, I would love to see you do some designing! I can just imagine the wonderful goodies you would come up with

woolwoman said...

glad to hear you've been having some summer fun Tanya - I think a lot of people have been taking a break from stitching during this incredibly hot summer. Love your punched tin - it is cool - can't wait to see the model stitching you're doing. Mel

Sandy said...

I can't believe you finished up the charting already. That's so exciting! And I love the fact that you're so interested in designing, Tanya. I have a feeling you're going to be very good at it.

Your little beagle journal is precious!

samplerlover said...

Hi Tanya, I all think that you would be wonderful at designing samplers. I look forward to seeing your current piece.
Love the journal that you made. I have always had a fondness for beagles, although I have never owned one. - Sandra.

MyLifesAStitch said...

Sounds like you have been a really busy gal!

Can't wait to see the model you've been working on... and your own designs?? Oh, yes, we definitely need those!

Cute journal!

Love the tin door! What a great idea - it really finishes off the bathroom perfectly!

Have a great week!

Katrina said...

Love the journal!!!! Can't wait to see the reproduction you are doing and the medicine cabinet is gorgeous.

Gail said...

I love this journal!

Suzanne said...

I have missed your posts! I look forward to seeing what the model stitching you are doing is. I love the punched tin door.