Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I'm in love!



I'm in love......with my new Dazor lamp! And it was well worth the wait. I bought it from an Ebay shop and had it mailed to Kelly (always wanting to save those few $$) and she brought it home with her when she came back for her visit. Lucky I did, man it was a heavy box! Its the Dazor task table lamp with the magnifier and wow, is it sweet! Its perfect for stitching on the 40 ct fabrics, the light is great and the magnification is amazing. Best of it, it adjusts like magic to wherever I want it! I'm back in business!!

Of course I thought I would be ripping through the Houses of Hawk Run Hollow now......but I forgot how many stitches there are each and every one of these blocks! Each block in itself is a huge accomplishment. So I'm back to just enjoying the stitching itself and the somewhat strange colour combinations, especially since I'm using the DMC, and not the NPI silks. I have swapped a couple out when I thought they were a little too freaky for even my taste.

And I have a start on Glenna's Neighbour RR:


I left the top of Glenna's house peeking out from the bottom. There will be a fence, trees, grass and hopefully some room for some potted plants in my area still to come!

Thank you for the comments on Joanie's pincushion bag! I wish I could take credit for the pattern but no, it was a pattern that I used for it, that I had picked up at a local quilt shop. If anyone is interested in trying their hand at it, let me know and I can pass along the info.

I'm so excited that Kathy (Kathy's Sit and Stitch) asked me to join her and a couple of other bloggers in a Paradigm Lost SAL starting later this fall. So my startitis will have to wait until then. Meanwhile may be I can work on some of my WIP's or may be even a poor UFO or two....or may be I can start something small ;-D

23 comments:

Nancy said...

Enjoy your new stitching aids! Your Houses of Hawk Run Hollow is looking pretty! It makes me want to get back to mine.

Nancy

Vonna said...

Every little thing is just looking SUPER! I'm in the market for a new lamp, so I'm going to have to check out the dazor lamps...
I need one badly :)

Barbara said...

I think I'm going to have to beg my mom to bring one those lamps over with her when she comes this winter to help us with the twins!

Hazel said...

Great wip on HoHRH. You are doing a great job. xx

Glenna said...

Oooo! Ooooo! Those houses look like perfect neighbors! I'm thinking I should look into the Dazor lamps--I haven't been thrilled with my Ott light, and mostly skip it. HoHRH looks great and makes me want to get mine out, but you're right--each block calls for lots and lots of stitching.

xstitch.nl said...

I could feel your excitement coming through the monitor, hee hee... :o) HoHRH will be a joy to stitch now, it's certainly looking wonderful!

Lynn said...

Enjoy your new lamp! I received one as a gift a few years ago but it was not a Dazor. I don't find my magnifier is all that great though. It's difficult to adjust. I'll have to check out the Dazor. Your HOHRH looks really great!

Beatrice said...

Enjoy your new lamp...sounds great.
Your neighborhood is looking very nice.

KarenV said...

Your new lamp sounds fabulous! Lovely progress on HoHRH - the colours really pop!

I'd love to know the details of the pincushion bag pattern please.

Itching To Stitch said...

Your houses look awesome. I'm so glad you are happy with your new light (I have the floor model and LOVE it) ;)

Annemarie said...

LOVE your start on Glenna's neighbourhood, Wendy! And what would we of middle age do without our precious lamps?

catandturtle said...

HOHRH looks awesome. One of these days I will start Villages. I have the pattern and fabric for it already. Everyone I have talked to that has stitched either pattern just loves working on it. Great job. Ann.

Carol said...

Ah, congratulations to the happy new couple! I cannot live without my Ott-Lite either!!! I adore your start to Glenna's RR, and I look forward to seeing this one in real life!!

tkdchick said...

Glad your enjoying your new light! HOHRH is a huge project!

Glad your going to join us on the PL SAL! That makes you, me, Kathy, Beatrice and Christin.

stitcherw said...

Nice work on Houses, and I'm so glad that your Dazor is working out so well and making stitching easier. Your RR is looking good to. Doing PL as a SAL should be a lot of fun, and help keep you motivated on such a large piece. I've seen this finished and it is a gorgeous piece. Have you selected your colors yet?
Sue

Carla said...

Houses of Hawk Run Hollow is coming along beautifully!

quiltorstitch said...

Alright a new light, that is great it’s helping out so much. Woo! HOHRH looks wonderful :)

The Silver Thistle said...

Hawk run hollow is coming along Great!!! The colours are so lovely.

You sound thrilled with your new dazor! :D

If the offer for the instructions are still open..........please may I? :D

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

Fabulous start to Glenna's RR! I love the house you chose. The checkerboard style roof looks cool.

Margaret said...

Thanks for your anniversary wishes Wendy - those years have just flown by.
Your new lamp sounds simply amazing.
Your pictures of your weekend away were so lovely. Easy to tell everyone was having a wonderful time.
Loved the pincushion bag - what a great idea. HoHRH sure looks good and must be fun to stitch.

Mary Ann said...

I'm glad to hear that you are loving your new lamp! Your HoHRH is looking great and the neighborhood piece is looking lovely

Sharon said...

Oh your houses are so pretty. You are doing such a beautiful job on them. Best of luck with your new dazor.

Michelle said...

Glenna's RR is looking great - I love the house you're stitching. Your HOHRH is looking amazing too, I so want to stitch that one!