Sunday, September 30, 2007
I haven't worked on any stitching today. I did work a little bit on some sewing. I decided to make myself a pair of gauchos. I have it all done except for the hemming. I hate hemming (almost as much as I hate backstitching) so I will probably do that sometime tomorrow.
Saturday, September 29, 2007
It has turned out to be a pretty quiet night for us. Allie has a friend spending the night but we have lost them to make up and hair spray for the evening. Krissy being the older sister she is (only by 15 months), is giving points of advice. LOL Of course Mac being the ornery little brother keeps popping in on them and making them mad at him. Yep, that is a pretty normal night around here!
I hope everyone is haveing a good weekend!
Thursday, September 27, 2007
This morning I finished this freebie from Blue Ribbon Designs. I didn't stitch the snowflakes because the floss was white and wouldn't show on the fabric. I will be finishing this one into an ornament.
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
I had big hopes of working on a project today and even possibly starting on the finishing. Boy was I wrong! I have always admired mail art (stitched envelopes) so I was all set to start that project today. Problem #1). It did not specify what fabric count to use. Problem #2). The size they gave for the fabric to be cut out was too small. Well, I should not say too small, it just didn't leave enough room for me to finish it comfortably. There was less than a 1/4 inch of extra fabric. I like for mine to have plenty of extra on the sides. I can always trim excess off the fabric...I can't add fabric to it! All in all it was a complete mess. *Sigh* This isn't a good way to start off the week.
I do have a little something to share. I made this cute little fob for Renee. It is from Lizzie*Kate and called Halloween Thrillogy. I really like how it turned out! I haven't actually mailed it out yet since Renee just moved to Texas and I want to make sure she is getting her mail before I send it out.
Sunday, September 23, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I just love the fabric used for the backing/lining!!
I want to thank everyone for their comments on all the stockings. My mom and step dad were thrilled with them. Now, all I have to do is get them mailed off! I only have to finish one for Allie and one for Mac before Christmas. I should be able to get it done. Mike and I will have to wait till next year for ours.
Enjoy your day!
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
I am not sure if I will work on any stitching today as I have been wanting to pull out some yarn and crochet something. I got a bunch of yarn leftover from MIL when she passed and I have been wanting to do something with it. I'm not sure what I am going to crochet yet, I still need to see what colors I have but I'm sure I will find something.
Have a nice weekend!
Thursday, September 13, 2007
The signs of fall are everywhere! Autumn is my favorite time of year. This morning I noticed some of the leaves are starting to change colors. We still have a few weeks to go before we hit the "peak time" when the leaves are the prettiest to see. I can't wait till then! :)
Have a nice day!
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
I finally sat down to stitch when the kids went to bed. I really love this one and didn't want to put it down last night but around midnight I finally put her away. I am really enjoying stitching this one. :)
I hope everyone has a great day!!
Monday, September 10, 2007
It's not much but so far no frogs!
Shh..don't tell anybody but I'm hiding from the world! LOL...no, not really. Mike had to take my car today so I will be hanging out around the house today. I doubt anybody will stop if they don't see my car so I am thinking I might take advantage of it and do some stitching:)
Sunday, September 09, 2007
I was right it rained all day yesterday. So.....I prepared and cut the fabric for Topaz Fairie! When I say "prepare" I mean sewing the edges to keep from fraying, wash, dry and iron the fabric. Then I got all the DMC flosses out and started stitching. I didn't get much done last night since it was late by the time I actually started stitching. I am hoping to work on her for a bit today.
This morning before Mac and Krissy got up (Allie is at a friend's house) I was looking at the calendar and realized that NEXT month Krissy is old enough to get her learner's permit to drive!! I have been preparing myself for this for a few months but the sudden reality that it will be here in 37 days hit me this morning. I am so not ready for this stage! The first time she rode her bike without training wheels she rode right into the side of a parked car! She forgot to use the brakes. Another time she ran right into the back of me....because she forgot to use the brakes. First things first, she has to pass the test. I am sure she will do fine on the test. Krissy is very book smart. She has always been on the Honor Roll and has received many awards.
I am off to enjoy a lazy day. I hope everyone has a wonderful day:)
Saturday, September 08, 2007
Friday, September 07, 2007
Thanks for all the comments on OOPS. I smile each time I see that witch. I did finish OOPS into a trick or treat bag today. I will post a picture tomorrow:)
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, September 06, 2007
Today's SBQ is:
Would you ever stitch one of your BAPs a second time? (This does not include starting over because of mistakes, bad fabric, etc., rather stitching something from the first stitch for a second time.)
This is an easy one...No. All the BAP's I stitch are for me. However, if my mom or brother were to really want one stitched for themselves I would re-stitch it but that is the only exception.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
I started a small Halloween design from Angel Stitchin yesterday. I am about half done with it so if the rain continues I should have it finished by tonight. This particular pattern is so cute and funny.
Many of you asked how I was going to finish Life's Journey and I am going to finish it as a needleroll. I mentioned that I didn't have any fabric to go with it because I am going to try a new (new to me at least) finishing method using fabric on the ends. If anyone has finished one this way feel free to leave me any tips on this finishing method.
Monday, September 03, 2007
Sunday, September 02, 2007
We spent the day at FIL's house. He lives right near Beaver Lake so we took the kids down to the marina and fed the fish. Of course, Mike and Mac were going crazy over the fish and I was just hoping nobody fell in the water! Luckily nobody fell in the water:)
As far as I know we are just going to have a lazy day around the house tomorrow. I have no objections to that plan! I am more than happy to sit and stitch all day long.
I hope everyone is having a good weekend!