King Me!

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photo credit to Michael Fletcher on Flickr

Admit it. That is THE CUTEST checkers set you have ever seen. I found this photo on Flickr and now I think I need a checkers set made up of little red and yellow apples. So sweet! Anyway, I was looking for photos of checkers because when I was little my dad and I used to play checkers a lot. I’d been thinking about that because my neice is now into Chinese checkers. But, when my dad and I used to play, I would get the biggest thrill out of making it to the other side and yelling “King Me!”. What fun.

And it appears my love of being royalty has not lessened. Like Paulette, I also have a thing for crowns. Apparently, my Secret Stitcher figured this out. Look what I got…a Kelmscott Needleminder…with a crown!!

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It goes well with the three crowns on my ATS. (Oh, and if you scroll back down a post to look at Dorothy’s Garden, there are two crowns there too!) I had a migraine a good portion of last weekend, so I didn’t get as much done on ATS as I would have liked. But, you can see I finished the angel’s dress, stitched her wings (no backstitching yet), and then started to move on to that little guy on the right. Well, darn it, my crown is in the wrong place. So, I’ll be frogging him and his crown out this weekend. Rather than start that process Sunday night, I just worked on putting in some motifs. I am sooooo glad I have a list of things to watch out for, no idea where it came from, but those symbols for some of the colors are almost identical. I would have really messed that up. So, thanks to whoever writes down these cautions!

I really do love stitching on ATS, and I can’t wait to get back to it. Of course, during the week I try to put a few stitches in on my smaller pieces. So, I whipped out Mele Kalikimaka again…yes, more sky to fill in.

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I love this piece, but like I said in my last post, I can only do so much over one at a time. So, it’s slowly getting a little bit filled in at a time. Here’s a scan of the finished item, in case you’re curious what it’s supposed to look like. It’s itty bitty, even though it looks big in this scan. It’s only about 3 inches square maybe.

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So, that’s what I’ve been up to. I’m hoping for lots of stitching this weekend!!

I’m grateful for my new crown.

44 thoughts on “King Me!”

  1. What a cute checker game… did they mention where you could purchase the set?
    Keep adding those stitches when you can… it will all get finished someday.

    Love the Kelmscott crown needleminder.

    Hope your weekend is a stitchy one!

  2. What a cute checker game… did they mention where you could purchase the set?
    Keep adding those stitches when you can… it will all get finished someday.

    Love the Kelmscott crown needleminder.

    Hope your weekend is a stitchy one!

  3. Oh I love that checkers set!!! I was going to ask the same thing Laurie did, but she asked it already. 😀

    Love your ATS and your needleminder. And your Hawaiian xmas piece is nice too — so little!

  4. Oh I love that checkers set!!! I was going to ask the same thing Laurie did, but she asked it already. 😀

    Love your ATS and your needleminder. And your Hawaiian xmas piece is nice too — so little!

  5. Terri(TerriBoog)

    I’m hoping to get a lot of stitchy time in this wekend too! Your ATS looks wonderful ~ sorry you have to frog. Love the Mele Kalikimaka piece. I really should do this since Rob’s sisters live in Hawaii – those lucky ducks!

  6. Terri(TerriBoog)

    I’m hoping to get a lot of stitchy time in this wekend too! Your ATS looks wonderful ~ sorry you have to frog. Love the Mele Kalikimaka piece. I really should do this since Rob’s sisters live in Hawaii – those lucky ducks!

  7. You are making nice progress on ATS! You are smart starting it early, you will get it done for sure this year! I have it kitted up, but not ready to go :). Keep it up, cant wait to see more.

  8. You are making nice progress on ATS! You are smart starting it early, you will get it done for sure this year! I have it kitted up, but not ready to go :). Keep it up, cant wait to see more.

  9. What a cute set! Love those little apples.

    ATS is looking good so far and I love the ornament too. I can only cope with small amounts of over one at a time as well!

  10. What a cute set! Love those little apples.

    ATS is looking good so far and I love the ornament too. I can only cope with small amounts of over one at a time as well!

  11. Both of your stitched pieces are looking beautiful! Love how your needleminder goes with your sampler. The checkers set is so fun!

  12. Both of your stitched pieces are looking beautiful! Love how your needleminder goes with your sampler. The checkers set is so fun!

  13. I do love that checker set!! I’m right there with you in hoping that I can get some stitching time in this weekend. Your ATS looks great and I think your Mele Kalimimaka piece. I know what you mean about the over one stitching, but it looks like you’ll have it done soon.

  14. I do love that checker set!! I’m right there with you in hoping that I can get some stitching time in this weekend. Your ATS looks great and I think your Mele Kalimimaka piece. I know what you mean about the over one stitching, but it looks like you’ll have it done soon.

  15. What a great checker set!

    Great start on ATS and your new little crown needleminder is wonderful – what a great gift and goes well with your WIP.

    Enjoy your weekend Michelle.

  16. What a great checker set!

    Great start on ATS and your new little crown needleminder is wonderful – what a great gift and goes well with your WIP.

    Enjoy your weekend Michelle.

  17. The checkers are adorable. What is even more precious though is your story of playing checkers with your dad as a child. Priceless!

    I hope you’re feeling much better!

  18. The checkers are adorable. What is even more precious though is your story of playing checkers with your dad as a child. Priceless!

    I hope you’re feeling much better!

  19. Another weekend starting today will bring your more stitching time, I hope. Nice progress on ATS. And also on the over one ornament.

  20. Another weekend starting today will bring your more stitching time, I hope. Nice progress on ATS. And also on the over one ornament.

  21. That apple set is too cool! Really neat. 🙂 Love the needleminder!

    Great progress on your stitching. Just remember, every stitch is a step in the right direction. 😉

  22. That apple set is too cool! Really neat. 🙂 Love the needleminder!

    Great progress on your stitching. Just remember, every stitch is a step in the right direction. 😉

  23. Sorry about the boo boo on ATS, but it’s really looking so pretty. Love the little ornament too, it’s going to be so cute.

    Your comment about “king me” made me think of an episode of the Cosby Show, Rudy was playing checkers with everyone and say “king me, king me”, LOL. Cute checkerboard.

  24. Sorry about the boo boo on ATS, but it’s really looking so pretty. Love the little ornament too, it’s going to be so cute.

    Your comment about “king me” made me think of an episode of the Cosby Show, Rudy was playing checkers with everyone and say “king me, king me”, LOL. Cute checkerboard.

  25. What a lovely memory of your dad! Your ATS looks really good – I wanted to shout out “Wait for me!..” but don’t. I’ll hop on it when my stuff gets here. Sorry about the migraine, I know those are difficult to deal with. I am talking with Gloria tonight to see if we can work it out so I can come back for market. Miss you lots.

  26. What a lovely memory of your dad! Your ATS looks really good – I wanted to shout out “Wait for me!..” but don’t. I’ll hop on it when my stuff gets here. Sorry about the migraine, I know those are difficult to deal with. I am talking with Gloria tonight to see if we can work it out so I can come back for market. Miss you lots.

  27. Cute checker set!! I think I’d be tempted to glue the apples to the board and then hang the board as art. Now we’ll all have to scour the net for one!

    Love your projects–both are so delicate and colorful and beautifully stitched. I’m with you on the stitching this weekend. We have Monday off plus tomorrow it’s supposed to rain. I rushed around doing all my errands today, then went grocery shopping late to get it all done. Now it’s done, and I can STIIIIIITCH!

  28. Cute checker set!! I think I’d be tempted to glue the apples to the board and then hang the board as art. Now we’ll all have to scour the net for one!

    Love your projects–both are so delicate and colorful and beautifully stitched. I’m with you on the stitching this weekend. We have Monday off plus tomorrow it’s supposed to rain. I rushed around doing all my errands today, then went grocery shopping late to get it all done. Now it’s done, and I can STIIIIIITCH!

  29. Awesome checkers set. Awesome. Hey, how is your Mele coming along now? Have you gotten any further? It looks like you are nearly done!

  30. Awesome checkers set. Awesome. Hey, how is your Mele coming along now? Have you gotten any further? It looks like you are nearly done!

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