Snakes on a Plane!

ATS 041810

It’s Monday again and time for another update. Since the weekends are pretty much the only stitching time I have, it seems to make sense to provide a little weekly update on Mondays. And really, anything to make Mondays better is a good thing. So…look what I did yesterday. Snakes! With spots! Of course it looks like those putti are about to conk them on their little heads with their batons, but still…they are pretty cool. I think I will name them Fred and George (the snakes, that is). And I thought I’d show you a little perspective on how small this is on 40ct by putting my brand spanking new scissors in the photo. Yay for snakes. Next time I will either do a little more on my border or get started on the infamous UFO-inducing cloud. I figure if I can get past that cloud, I will be home-free so to speak. Love this piece. It’s so bright and colorful. I’m stitching with the recommended GAST. Oh, and someone asked on a previous post about how many skeins to buy – in the chart it does tell you which colors you need multiple skeins of and how many. So, when I ordered my thread, I made sure to order the recommended amount of each color (I think there’s only a couple of threads that require multiple skeins). Since I’m stitching on 40ct rather than the recommended 35, I probably won’t need everything I bought, but I wanted to be on the safe side just in case!!

So, what else did I do this weekend? Well, on Friday night I flailed around trying to pick up something I wanted to work on and nothing was really calling to me. I finally decided I would stitch on WMHB again, in an attempt to do some mindless fill-in of the side of the house. I didn’t get very far and finally just gave up and did nothing.

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On Saturday, something happened. Suddenly, I was in the mood to stitch and suddenly the book I’m reading for my book club got interesting. It was like the sun came out (which ironically it didn’t, as it started raining Saturday morning). But, for some reason on Saturday it seemed like everything came together for me. So, Saturday night I stitched on my Mystery Sampler a bit more. I finished the M and went to work on the next motif. Eric and I went out Saturday night, so that was all I could get accomplished in the few hours I was home. Love this piece so much.

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And Saturday during the day, what was I doing then, you might ask? Well, my guild had a tea to celebrate our tenth anniversary. I’ve posted about the tea over on the other blog. Last weekend, I may have mentioned, I was helping to put together the goody bags for the tea. Well, of course, I was pleased as punch to bring home my very own goody bag on Saturday after seeing all the, well, goodies. Each person got a kit for an anniversary tin designed by our own Gloria of Milady’s Needle. We also received a handmade bookmark and the item below in the blue paper tied with a ribbon held tea. Another person made felt Tudor Rose scissor fobs and needlebooks and also included a little bag of Jelly Bellies. There were also some freebie charts that designers had donated.

Anniversary Tea Goody Bag

You may be asking yourself about the chart and the scissors in that photo. Well, designers from all over and local needlework shops donated items for our guild to use as door prizes. I ended up coming home with the Adam & Eve chart and the gorgeous matte black Dovo scissors (which are also in my ATS photo at the top of this post). So generous!

The tea was wonderful and I had a great time. Another full weekend! So, until next time…thanks for stopping by!

I am grateful for my needlework guild and all the members who make it wonderful.

48 thoughts on “Snakes on a Plane!”

  1. Love the title of your post! And also ATS and Mystery and all the lovely treats in your goody bag, especially the Dovos.

  2. Love the title of your post! And also ATS and Mystery and all the lovely treats in your goody bag, especially the Dovos.

  3. I love your WIPs! And your stash from the tea party! Cool! Dovos — I’m envious!! And an A&E chart! I’m nuts for A&E these days. lol!

  4. I love your WIPs! And your stash from the tea party! Cool! Dovos — I’m envious!! And an A&E chart! I’m nuts for A&E these days. lol!

  5. Oh my goodness – the Tea sounds wonderful and all that scrumptious food – yum!

    What wonderful goodies you came home with – I love your A&E chart(of course). ATS looks great – and your mystery sampler – and your BBD piece.

    Hope you have a fabulous week.!

  6. Oh my goodness – the Tea sounds wonderful and all that scrumptious food – yum!

    What wonderful goodies you came home with – I love your A&E chart(of course). ATS looks great – and your mystery sampler – and your BBD piece.

    Hope you have a fabulous week.!

  7. Laurie in Iowa

    Ahhh… Fred and George are cute for snakes… and they do look like they’re going to get a bop on the head. lol
    Lovely gift bag and door prizes from your High Tea. Loved the photos you shared of the tea on your other blog.

  8. Laurie in Iowa

    Ahhh… Fred and George are cute for snakes… and they do look like they’re going to get a bop on the head. lol
    Lovely gift bag and door prizes from your High Tea. Loved the photos you shared of the tea on your other blog.

  9. ATS is lookin’ good and you’re making me want to start that thang….EEEK! LOVE those scissors…and please clue me in on your mystery sampler because I am lovin’ the colors in that one and the little motifs!! Hope you have a great week!

  10. ATS is lookin’ good and you’re making me want to start that thang….EEEK! LOVE those scissors…and please clue me in on your mystery sampler because I am lovin’ the colors in that one and the little motifs!! Hope you have a great week!

  11. I’m glad that everything came together and you had a fantastic weekend. I love the snakes!

    What a wonderful goodie bag. The Dovo scissors are wonderful!

  12. I’m glad that everything came together and you had a fantastic weekend. I love the snakes!

    What a wonderful goodie bag. The Dovo scissors are wonderful!

  13. All of your projects are beautiful Michelle, and the mystery sampler looks so fun with the different stitches and colors! I think Fred and George are perfect names for the spotted snakes!

  14. All of your projects are beautiful Michelle, and the mystery sampler looks so fun with the different stitches and colors! I think Fred and George are perfect names for the spotted snakes!

  15. Love love your guild – how much fun to belong to something like that.I’m getting ready to start the Elizabeth design by Plum Street soon so… I’ll be Tudoring too!

    How many WIP do you have going?

  16. Love love your guild – how much fun to belong to something like that.I’m getting ready to start the Elizabeth design by Plum Street soon so… I’ll be Tudoring too!

    How many WIP do you have going?

  17. Beautiful wips Michelle! I’m glad you had a nice time at the tea! It looks like it was a lot of fun. Love your goody bag and your scissors!! I love my black Dovos – they are the best scissors I’ve ever owned! Enjoy!! 🙂

  18. Beautiful wips Michelle! I’m glad you had a nice time at the tea! It looks like it was a lot of fun. Love your goody bag and your scissors!! I love my black Dovos – they are the best scissors I’ve ever owned! Enjoy!! 🙂

  19. Gorgeous snakes! The other WIPs are lovely too. Congrats on the door prizes, especially those wonderful scissors.

  20. Gorgeous snakes! The other WIPs are lovely too. Congrats on the door prizes, especially those wonderful scissors.

  21. Great progress, Michelle, on both your WIPs! I love what you scored at the guild, too–great stuff. 🙂 It sounds like you had a wonderful time.

  22. Great progress, Michelle, on both your WIPs! I love what you scored at the guild, too–great stuff. 🙂 It sounds like you had a wonderful time.

  23. Terri(TerriBoog)

    Wow, Michelle – so much to comment on – if I forget something, please forgive me! I love how your ATS is looking. I wish we could stand ours side by side when you’re done. I did mine on 32 over 2 and it’s a biggie! Your Mystery sampler is really looking pretty and I know what you mean about that white fill-in. I almost didn’t finish that sampler because of that house!

    Great prize bag you got and those dovo scissors are my favorites!

  24. Terri(TerriBoog)

    Wow, Michelle – so much to comment on – if I forget something, please forgive me! I love how your ATS is looking. I wish we could stand ours side by side when you’re done. I did mine on 32 over 2 and it’s a biggie! Your Mystery sampler is really looking pretty and I know what you mean about that white fill-in. I almost didn’t finish that sampler because of that house!

    Great prize bag you got and those dovo scissors are my favorites!

  25. Great WIPs especially the ‘over 1’ stitching – I love anything tiny!
    Nice treats in your goody bag – adore the Dovos!

  26. Great WIPs especially the ‘over 1’ stitching – I love anything tiny!
    Nice treats in your goody bag – adore the Dovos!

  27. ATS is so awesome!!!! You have my admiration for tackling it – I’m going to wait on that one until I feel I “really deserve” a spot at the stitchy big kids’ table, lol!! Love the way it’s coming together!

    Great “score” with your loot from the anniversary of your guild!! Congrats!

  28. ATS is so awesome!!!! You have my admiration for tackling it – I’m going to wait on that one until I feel I “really deserve” a spot at the stitchy big kids’ table, lol!! Love the way it’s coming together!

    Great “score” with your loot from the anniversary of your guild!! Congrats!

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