Monday, May 31, 2010

Into harbor

I am so excited to finally catch up on a finish with this. I loved the colors. I was almost out of the blue that was on the ship but made it with a couple of inches to spare. I can't wait to get this one framed. Enjoyed it. Happy Sailing. Marjo

Monday, February 1, 2010

Finished and Framed!

It's been a long time coming, but I finally finished this piece during the Christmas break, and I just got it back from the framers last week. I love how it turned out. The colors are perfect for many rooms in my house, which surprised me some what. I thought I would hang this up for the summer months, but I think I like it enough to be up all year round.

I hope you are all working on this project, and make it a goal to finish it soon! Thanks for sailing away with Terri and I. It has been a wonderful journey.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


I actually finished this a while ago but I've been bad about blogging lately. I'm finished! Thank you so much for this SAL. I had this design in my stash for some time so it gave me the perfect opportunity to stitch and finish it!


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Loraine... THANK YOU!!!!

Loraine, THANK YOU!!!! I received your adorable needlebook in the mail. I'm having internet problems at home so I haven't been able to thank you properly. I love the needlebook! The boat that you appliqued on the inside is just darling and I love how you used the ric-rac. The pockets are sweet too!

I've been busy stitching on exchanges so I'm at a slight stand still with Sail Away. But the good news is that they are all stitched (just need the finishing) so I'll be able to get back to Sail Away again very soon. I can't wait to finish it!

Once I can get internet restored at home (I'm at work now) I'll post a progress picture with a picture of my beautiful new needlebook.

Thank you again for including me in this SAL. It's been so much fun!

Monday, October 12, 2009

A SA Finish

I finished up my SA piece this weekend. It was a super piece to stitch and such fun to do it in a SAL. Here is a very poor snap as we where fogged in and grey sky-ed all weekend.

Thank you again for letting me take part.
I can see this will be one of many SB pieces I will stitch!!


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Another one drops Anchor

I finished up the last bit of stitching this morning. As I usually do, I made a few changes to this piece to make it my own. The hardest change was re-doing the lettering. Not a hard thing to do really, just a little time consuming. Because the whole thing reminded me of my sons sailing away on their life's journey, I put their names in it. I also changed a few colors - the house went from black to blue - not a significant change but one I liked. I also changed the last line of the verse. Rather than, "Come back again to me" I had it say "Come sailing home to me". Again, not a significant change but one I liked. I also decided, for the first time ever, not to put the buttons and charms on this one. I love it just they way it is.

I hope all of you that have been stitching with us will continue to post your progress pictures. No matter how miniscule your progress may seem to you, we're here to cheer you on! And of course, when you finally dock for the last time, be sure and post that, too!


Saturday, September 26, 2009

Still at port but ready to sail

I have a long way to go but hope to be able to work on it on Monday when I am home from work. I love it and my scissor fob is beautiful. It matches my favorite blue bladed scissors. Marjo in Alaska