Friday, September 17, 2010

Come Dance With Me!

Hey there friends, put on your dancin' boots and come dance with me. Come dance, come dance, come dance...

Why?!

Because at 6pm, I sewed on my last button on Boo Club. Yay! I made my self-imposed goal! It's about time I was realistic about something. Here it is in all its glory!
L*K Boo Club
32 ct. Birds of a Feather Meadowlark
Recommended WDW/GAST/DMC


That's kind of hard to see so I here are photos of the top half and the bottom half.
I am *so* happy to have a *me* finish! I haven't figured out how I want to finish it but I am thinking a wall hanging. I wonder if I can kind a spooky dowel holder...like a witches broom. I need to brainstorm and hit the craft stores. I will be offering my charts for sale...for a good price. If anyone is interested, just send me an email. Otherwise, I'll be posting them on my sale blog after retreat.

I put away all the threads and got things together for my next start. I've been following Michelle's progress on her Where My Heart Blooms for a while. Each time I saw her post an update, it only made me want to stitch mine more and more. When I met up with Lisa and Brandy at NiaH last weekend, finding fabric was my goal. Mind you, I didn't expect it to take 2 hours to get there and have a serious case of indecisiveness from being so frazzled from traffic. Thank goodness for them and Mary, otherwise, I may still be there trying to decide...a week later.
The pattern calls for a 30 count R&R but NiaH doesn't carry R&R and I'm really not all that partial to it anyways. I picked out 40 count Lakeside Linens Fawn instead. Which is kind of funny since my Mary Wigham is on Fawn too and I'll be puling her out again after retreat/birthday so I can be a good moderator and at least get through Part 1. The fawn is darker than what is shown in the above photo. On the 40 count, WMHB will be all small and dainty! I can't wait to see it transform. I'll be using the called for GAST/WDW.

A few weeks ago, I came across this blogger who has a fancy schmancy embroidery machine and she makes bookmarks. One of them was a cross which I thought would be nice for my mom since she's super catholic and her birthday is coming up. She's turning 80 on the 24th. She's getting old too! LoriRay was very sweet and said she'd make me some bookmarks for my mom and I got a couple of cross ones and some heart ones. They arrived in the mail this week and they came out great!
Well, that's about it. This may be my last update before retreat. I have laundry and housesitting to do, bills to pay, projects to start (to make stitching easy for plane travel), must pack, plus work (ugh!) and who knows what else in the next three days! I'm going to be a frazzled sleepy mess on Wednesday. But I think the moment I step foot in Shepherd's Bush, it will be nirvana! OMG, I can't wait...so excited!!

Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Until next time...

31 comments:

KarenV said...

Congratulations Valerie, Boo Club looks wonderful! I really like it on the Meadowlark fabric.

Have fun at the retreat!

Hazel said...

Congrats on your finish! I adore WMHB. Hmmmmm... do I really need more stash???? Hmmmm....xx

Sally said...

Congratulations on your HD Valerie! I love it!

Can't wait to see your progress on WMHB. I loved stitching this one.

Hope you have a fantastic time at the retreat! If I ever win the lottery I'm coming over to visit SB!!!

natalyK said...

Love your Boo Club finish. Awesome and completely in time for Halloween. Can't wait to see your new start. I love lakeside linens and think the color is perfect.

Daffycat said...

Wow, you finished already! It looks spectacular, Valerie! Congratulations! *happy dance*

Looking through stuff at 123Stitch I saw a pumpkin hanger but I have no idea how large it is or if they have other shapes. Worth a look though.

Carol said...

Congratulations, Valerie--Boo Club is adorable!! So glad you finished it before you left for the retreat...

WMHB is a favorite and one I hope to stitch some day, too. I'll really look forward to watching your progress on this one!

Margaret said...

Huge congratulations on your Boo Club! Love it!! Glad you got WMHB all kitted up. Love those bookmarks too! I'm so envious of everyone going to the SB retreat. Have a wonderful wonderful time!! Happy birthday!

Catherine said...

Congrats on your finish!!

I love WMHB and hope to stitch it one day as well - it will be fun to watch your progress on this one!

Jackie said...

Congratulations on your finish and for meeting your deadline! Happy Dancing with you all the way from Florida!

Can't wait to hear about your experiences at retreat. I know you'll have a great time.

natalie said...

Boo Hiss is fantastic! Beautiful job! I need to pull out Mary as well. I have two sections done on my second start with her. I really do want to finish it. Have fun at the retreat! I was going until I realized that my daughter's birthday is next week. I can't believe I forgot about her birthday- bad mom! So I am not going, and I am really sad. I was looking forward to meeting everyone.

Shelleen said...

Congrats on your finish. This is what my RR is and I can't wait to get it back :-)

Dee said...

I LOVE Boo Club! Adorable! It puts the fun in Halloween for sure. I think the idea of hanging it from a little broom is adorable. Hope you can find one. Or maybe you can fashion on out of a dowel and some straw.

YOU ARE GOING TO SHEPHERD'S BUSH????? Really???? I am so jealous. Have a great time!

Blu said...

Congrats on the big finish! And early for Halloween, too!

Have fun at the retreat~

Carol R said...

Well done on finishing Boo Club and how great it looks.

Love the bookmarks!

Enjoy your retreat - take plenty of pictures for us to see

Missy Ann said...

Woo hoo! I love your idea of a mini broom for a hanger.

Katrina said...

Woohoo congrats on the finish!!! Love the WMHB colors, I just finished that piece :-).

Melanie said...

Congrats on finishing it!!!!! It looks great!!
I started this last year sometime and didn't get any further than a bit of the candy corns on the bottom. I'll get back to it one of these days. lol

Giovanna said...

Congratulations, Boo! is just wonderful! Well done on giving yourself a deadline and sticking to it. Have fun with the BBD.

staci said...

Congrats on finishing Boo! It's absolutely awesome Valerie, I love it!

Julie said...

Congrats on a lovely finish

Have a lovely time at retreat with your stitching friends

Super bookmarks

Meadows08 said...

Love Boo Club! So cute!

Beth said...

I am loving it!! I think you did a fantastic job, and I think it will look great as a wall hanging.

I hope to join you in this same happy dance this year, but I am only to Fright so I am not sure I will get it done.

Enjoy your retreat!!

caerbannog said...

Congrats on your finish! It looks fabulous!

Maureen said...

Your finish looks fab, can't wait to see how you finish your finish! Hope you have enjoyed your retreat.

Siobhan said...

CONGRATULATIONS on the finish!! And a timely one, too, just in time for the spooky season. :) I love WMHB and can't wait to see it on the 40 ct. I was on automatic for mine--complete with 30 ct scratchy linen--so mine is on the 30 ct.

Enjoy the retreat! Can't wait to see pics and read a synopsis!

bchattertonluuring said...

Congratulations on a wonderful finish!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Huuuuge congrats on your finish! Its adorable!

Rachel S said...

I am totally Snoopy-style happy dancing with you. your Boo club looks wonderful! Yay! Lori Ray does make the pretties bookmarks!

stitcheranon said...

Thank you for putting the links in to the other blogs: I love that design: it is my house and I am looking forward to seeing how you get on with it: it is lovely

Hillery said...

Wow, it's beautiful. I want to do this one so bad. I just don't have any time. Isn't that always the problem. How about bones for your dowels on the wall hanging. I do like the broom idea though. You can probably find some small ones around.

Pumpkin said...

Horray!!!! Congrats Val! It looks awesome :o)

I like your next project.

Those bookmarks are lovely and I'm sure your mom will be very pleased :o)

You get to go to the SB retreat???? Sigh! Lucky you! Have fun :o)