Apr 8, 2013

Marvelous Monday Update 4/8/13

Marvelous Monday... maybe, if I had gotten enough sleep last night. I don't know why, but I just couldn't get to sleep! I read, tried to count backwards (usually a sure thing), and even got up to watch a movie with the sound wayyy down low. I finally went back to bed around 1:30am. The alarm goes off at 5am. Ugh!

I finished all the details in Yuku's hair as well as the upper part of the kimono collar... lots of backstitching and French knots. While working on her, I kept up with decades of tradition by watching the Peanuts Easter "specials" and caught the Fat Albert Easter special as well. Hey, hey, hey!

Last week, I had stopped at a consignment shop and picked up a Patriotic chart and frame for $4. Turns out the chart sells for $6 and the frame is a special order for $20. What a great deal!

Welcome To My Home is coming right along. It's the project I work on during my lunch hour. Here's what it looked like before:

Here it is with a bit more progress:

I've even worked on Japanese Garden. I am almost at the 1/2 point! Here's what it looked like before:

And now:

Carolyn at Taking One Stitch at a Time is hosting a summer humbug giveaway. Click on over and check it out.

I've been meaning to do an update for ages! I found a few things in my stash that I'm putting up for sale.

Set of 4 Acrylic Coasters

Mill Hill Beaded Kit

Martha Stewart Double Craft Punch

Click HERE for other goodies.
If you're interested in anything, drop me an email
and I'll get a postage amount for you.


Sue said...

Wowza! All of your stitchy pieces look fabulous! Lots of progress on each one; love Yuku!

I know what you mean about not sleeping; I don't work, but it is still awful when you are up and down, up and down! lol Hope you manage some much needed rest tonight.


Faith... said...

WOW - Yuku is beautiful! That is going to be one very happy stitcher you are sending her back to.

Japanese Garden is really coming along too - gorgeous!

Hope you can get a good nights sleep tonight to make up for last night.

cucki said...

wow such sweet stitching..i love yuku so much..
sending you big hugs xx

Bette said...

Don't you love to get bargains at the thrift stores? Except I never find stitchy stuff. Maybe if I went more often? Great progress on your stitching.

too_busy_to_stitch said...

Lovely work - especially JG! I'm still working away at my Chatelaine (slowly), but really WILL take a photo soon!

Anonymous said...

I had the same problem with sleeping last night. I seem to do this once a week.

Yuku is looking so pretty. What a great find at a great price. Welcome to my home is beautiful your getting so close. Your progess on Japanese Garden is gorgeous. Thanks for joining my giveaway. Hope you get buyers for your stash goodies.

Carolyn NC said...

Awesome progress on all! Hope you get some sleep tonight!

Anonymous said...

Great update Meari - I hope you will sleep better tonight. Great progress on your WIP's.


Denise SA said...

Dear Meari
The back stitching and French knots really add a lot of detail. Hope you get more sleep tonight.

Berly said...

Your stitching looks great! You've made LOTS of progress on JG! I often have trouble sleeping. I've found that having white noise on and the bedroom completely dark works the best for me.

Anonymous said...

Wow you have gotten a lot done! I am impressed. It all looks wonderful!


Katie said...

Love those stitchy pics. They all look great.

Sorry you weren't able to catch those Z's. I hate when our minds won't let us sleep.

Anonymous said...

I hope you get some sleep tonight.

All your WIPs are looking great.


Pam in IL said...

Your making great progress on those projects and they are looking awesome!

Someone told me once that if you have trouble falling asleep to lay in bed and try to stay awake. Works for me every time. We had some really strong storms roll through last night and the thunder and lightening were really loud and bright.

Chris said...

Gorgeous stitching and progress. I am so sorry about the sleep thing. I hope that it is only a one night problem.

Anonymous said...

Great stitching, hope you sleep better tonight x


Akila said...

Lovely stitching. Love Yuku, she looks so pleasant :) Looks like welcome is almost done as well.
Great progress on all

Anonymous said...

Your stitching all looks great, Meari! The geisha's hair is amazing!!!!

Karin in CA

Carol said...

Don't you hate it when you don't get a good night's sleep, Meari? I've been having trouble lately which is unusual--just too many things on my mind...

Wonderful progress on your WIPs--how nice that you can stitch on your lunch hour, too! You always spot the greatest deals in thrift shops!! Love the frame and chart you snagged this time :)

Anonymous said...

Everything looks great!!! Sorry that you couldn't get to sleep. That just makes the next day so sluggish. Hoping you get a good nights rest from now on.
Betty in AZ (ILCS)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have been busy, the Geisha is lovely as well as the Japanese Garden. The other stitching is coming along nicely as well.

Smile and have a great day!!!

Anne Sans Tete -- Nome de plume! said...

Yuku's hair looks amazing! Is it all just backstitch?

- Lisa

Shebafudge said...

WOW! Great progress made on all of your pieces. Your Chatelaine is coming on beautifully.

Anonymous said...


Your stitching looks wonderful


Tessa said...

Meari, I would love to buy your ladybird punch.

Tessa :)

*-* said...

You've made allot of progress with your stitched pieces, I especially love the 'Welcome to my Home' progress. It all looks wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Hey Meari,

Your stitching is coming along beautifully! I hope you are able to catch up on your zzzzz's!


Aurelia Eglantine said...

Lots of stitching progress, your little chickadees are going to be so cute when they're finished! Good find with the pattern and frame - you have a great eye for bargains ;)

Anonymous said...

I completely understand about the lack of sleep, Meari. I've had several nights like that myself recently. Yuku looks beautiful, as does JG.

Sandy in NM

Kelly Smith said...

All your stitching is lovely Meari!

valerie said...

Love the detail stitching on your geisha. She is beautiful! You're really moving along on your Chat Mandela too. Hope you've gotten to sleeping better. I hate it when I can't sleep on a night when I have to wake up super early. I drag ass all of the next day! lol

Anonymous said...

Great works, Meari.

Love your progress on Japanese Garden the most.


Dani - tkdchick said...

Your Geisha is amazing, what detailed work in her. And your Japanese garden wow!

Anne said...

That's the worst thing possible when you can't sleep and you have to get up early. I hope you got some sleep this week! Lovely progress on your JG! Yay for reaching the 1/2 point! That's a great deal you found for the chart and frame! The Geisha is so beautiful!!

Sandra said...

I love the kimono! Yuku is so beautiful!

I can't sleep either buyt it goes something like this: "I wish I could sleep.... but my silly A.D.D. kicks in and.... one sheep, two sheep, cow, turtle, duck, Old McDonald had a farm... HEEEY Macarena!" (saw it on an ecard and said that's totally based on me! lol)

stitcherw said...

Yuku is looking beautiful, as is Japanese Garden, you're making wonderful progress. Home is very cute too, love the little Chickadee. Nice find at the consignment shop, you got a great deal.

Kay said...

Lots of stitch progress, all looking good as always!!

Nancy M said...

Nice job on all your projects. 1/2 way on JG???? Woo Hoo!!!! When I can't get to sleep I start playing a game on my phone....only a few minutes of that and my eyes are heavy! LOL

Sunshine said...

Fabulous Stitching!!!
Love the cardinal banner.
Would love to purchase the coasters, but I'm committed to no stash buying for 1 year. :(