Friday, August 31, 2007
I have been working on the backstitching on Woodland Faerie so I don't have any real progress pictures to show. I finished the backstitching on the outside border and now I am working on the blue/purple flowers on the inner border. Let me just say...There is a LOT of backstitching on this pattern!
The second week of school and things are already back to the normal chaotic household. The thing I detest most about going back to school is the germs! Wednesday Mike was sick and ended up staying home only because he kept throwing up. Today I had to go pick Krissy up from school because she had started throwing up. Who will it strike next?! Hopefully, not me!
With the household full of queasy stomachs, I am not making any plans for this weekend. The only thing I have planned is taking the kids to the library in the morning to check out books. That is, if Krissy feels like it and the other 2 haven't become sick.
Have a great weekend!
Thursday, August 30, 2007
1. Mail Monochromatic exchange
*Yep, mailed and received.
2. Mail Redwork Exchange
*Yep, mailed out
3. Mail Tin Topper Exchange
*Yep, mailed out
4. Mail the last 3 My Gifts
*Yep, mailed and received.
5. Mail RAK's (in place of PIF's)
*Yep, mailed out 3 and received.
6. Start and finish Britty Puppy Stocking for Krissy.
*Yep, Started and Finished
7. Work on Geisha
*Yep, finished her!!
8. Work on Above the Clouds
*yep, Finished him!!
9. Start on Halloween Exchange for the EPBB.
*yep, finished and waiting to be mailed.
10. Start on Halloween Exchange for the SBEBB.
*Yep, finished and waiting to be mailed.
I did pretty good this month!
1. Start/Finish Mac or Allie stocking
2. Mail out Halloween exchanges
3. Work on Woodland Faerie
4. Start a new project.
Problem with meeting all my goals is now I don't have a lot of goals for September!
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Have a good day:)
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Remember the floss I ran out of and had to go pick up? Well, after I got settled in to stitch what did I realize? I picked up the wrong color! I got 935 instead of 396.....grrr. I went ahead and finished everything else that needed to be stitched. I had to run in town this morning so I went ahead and picked up the right floss this time! I see a happy dance in the next day or so:)
Monday, August 27, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Sadly, no stitching for me yet today. Notice I say yet...that is because I AM going to stitch on something tonight!
Have a great night:)
Friday, August 24, 2007
I have not picked up any stitching today. I have been so busy this week that I am behind in everything from laundry to grocery shopping. I did get a package mailed today and a little of the grocery shopping done but the laundry is just gonna have to wait till tomorrow. Five people can sure produce a lot of dirty laundry!
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Yesterday FIL decided to take me to breakfast which was a nice thought. However, after the food was served I took 3 bites of the biscuits and gravy that I ordered and quickly decided I did not like it. I silently thought to myself that my puppy dog was going to have a nice treat. So, I got a "to go" box and saved it for Girly. When I got home and gave it to her and she wouldn't even eat it and she isn't picky about her food either! Now, if a dog won't even eat it that is BAD! FIL wants to take me to lunch on Friday and I hope this time it will be edible.
I didn't get a lot of stitching done last night. Usually I like to stitch after the kids have gone to bed but last night my neck was hurting so I knew that I would end up making mistakes and decided to stop while I was ahead.
I should get to stitch a good amount today since Mike has the day off and all he wants to do is catch up on some much needed sleep. He has been working 10 hours and a day 6 days a week. He is supposed to have Thursdays off but they have been extremely short handed so he has had to work on Thursdays. This has been going on for about 2 months and he is has been a walking zombie. So, while I let him sleep today I will be content to stitch quietly.
Have a good day!
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
Have a good night!
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
It was raining off and on all day so it was a day of kicking back, watching tv, and stitching for me. I worked some more on WF. Her stitch size is 236w x 208h. I'm stitching her on 28 count fabric that I dyed a golden yellow. Her finished size should be about 17 x 15 inches.
This is a close up of the area I have backstitched.
Today is the last day of summer break for the kiddos. 12 hours from now I will have the whole place to myself (and the fur babies) for 7 hours. What shall I ever do to keep myself occupied? I am sure I will find something..lol.
Have a good evening!
Saturday, August 18, 2007
I want to thank all of you for your wonderful comments on ATC. :D His finished size is about 5"x7" (90x123) so he's not really a big piece but don't let that fool you, it was still a bugger to stitch. I will more than likely have him framed but not sure when it will get done. Another one of my piles I have..."waiting to be framed".
Today I worked on Woodland Faerie by TW. Before you get too excited, I wimped out and just started the backstitching on the border but it is progress! This is my last WIP and UFO so I really would like to finish her sometime this year but I am not holding my breath since I have worked on it for a year and half already. This is a progress picture before I started on the backstitching. I didn't get enough done to post an after picture tonight, maybe tomorrow:)
I am not sure what I am going to work on this weekend. If I am feeling brave I might just pick up Woodland Faerie. I still have the Halloween exchanges to stitch so that is a possiblity, too.
Have a good weekend!
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Today's SBQ was suggested by Jennifer and is:
How did you get started stitching? Was there a person that inspired you?
I had to think really hard on how to answer this one. Technically, I taught myself how to cross stitch while I was pregnant with Krissy and on bed rest which was 14 years ago. So at first, I would say that no one inspired me but if I think back to when I was 10 my grandma Gladys gave me a set of embroidered pillow cases to put in my hope chest. I remember her telling me the names of the stitches like lazy daiseys and satin stitches. I remember I was intrigued by the stitching but she died shorty after that so she didn't actually get to teach me.
I have been stitching on ATC but it doesn't look like it. I finished the back stitching on the castle and finished the back stitching on the dragon's neck and body. All I have left to finish the wings. I see a happy dance either this weekend or first part of next week!
Monday, August 13, 2007
It doesn't look like it but I did make some good progress on ATC this weekend. I filled in the clouds and started on some of the back stitching. I finished all the back stitching on the clouds and rocks. I started on the back stitching on the castle but I grew tired of it so I filled in the area on the neck. I'm not too close to finishing him since I still have the rest of the wings to cross stitch and back stitch but I do see the finish line. :)
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Even with it so hot I made it to the LNS. I was a good girl and only bought 3 new patterns and some DMC floss. I got 2 Halloween designs. One is from Lizzie Kate and the other is from Angel Stitchin. Both are cute but I can't show the exact ones since I will be using them in the Halloween exchanges on the EPBB and SBEBB. The last pattern I got is a needle roll design from Full Circle Designs. I might just make this one for myself!
What I can show you is the pattern that I ordered today for myself. :) I seen this one and fell in love instantly. No big surprise since I am a November baby. I can't wait to get started on her!
As for tonight, I am not sure now what I am going to work on. I have been doing so well with ATC that I almost want to put him away on a good note not when the frogs have visited. I am sure I will find something stitch on later. :) Although, before I can do that I have to cook dinner for us tonight. It has been so hot lately that I haven't been doing a lot of cooking. We have been eating a lot of sandwiches. What a terrible mom/wife I have been. So for a nice surprise for Mike I am making Pepper Steak and rice. Yumm!!
I hope everyone has a quiet and relaxing evening.
Friday, August 10, 2007
With it being so hot we just hung around the house today. I worked on ATC and even started some of the backstitching. I am thinking I might continue on working on him this weekend. That is as long as I remember to pick up some 762! Those darn gremlins still haven't given it back to me.
Tomorrow is going to be a busy day for me. I have to do the grocery shopping and finish the last of the school shopping. I have been doing pretty good over the summer picking up some things here and there but I still have a few things left to buy.
Have a good weekend!
Thursday, August 09, 2007
First of all the fabric she is used is awesome! It is ranges from green to blue-ish purple. The design suits me perfectly, too. The beads make it so sparkly, unfortunately that doesn't seem to show up well in the pictures. I can not forget to add how perfect her tassels look or how wonderful it smells of lavendar!
I LOVE the pillow, Hazel, and .thank you so much for making such a perfect gift for me!
I stitched on Above the Clouds today. Right now I am working on the dragon's head. Hopefully by the end of the evening he will have a head. Right now I seem to be on a roll with ATC since I didn't have the frogs come for a visit today. I will probably work on it tomorrow and then start on Krissy's stocking this weekend.
I am not sure what my next large stitching project will be. I could buckle down and finish Woodland Faerie but I don't have the peace and quiet to do that one yet. Oh well, I don't have to decide right now! Besides it wouldn't be fair to decide before I have chance to see what might be screaming at me to stitch at the LNS.
Thank you for all your wonderful comments on Geisha!
Wednesday, August 08, 2007
I am a little sad that she is finished since I enjoyed stitching her so much but it also means I can start something new. I think I should even reward myself with a trip to the LNS this weekend!
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
Monday, August 06, 2007
Yesterday I managed to sew Allie another pair of gauchos. As you can tell she loves colors that are bright and stick out. That is so much like her personality! I just want to say that I am not playing favorites when it comes to sewing clothes for my kids. Krissy is 13 and won't be caught dead in something that is handmade. *Sigh* I know it is just the age (I hope!) but I miss making her clothes and hearing her proudly telling her friends that her mom made them for her. Mac is all boy so anything I do make for him instantly gets stained or ripped.
I think today I will start on the backstitching on Geisha. I am so close to being finished with her that she is all I want to stitch on right now. :)
Sunday, August 05, 2007
Today's SBQ was suggested by Dani and is:
Have you ever thought of getting a rider on your household insurance to properly cover your stash (some of us have quite an extensive stash that an average household policy wouldn't fully cover) in the case of some sort of damage to your house that would destroy/ruin charts, fabrics, floss, etc?
I actually have had this very problem happen to me. In 2001, a tornado hit the apartment building we were living at and completely destroyed everything. Yes most of my beloved finished pieces were lost due to me not storing them properly. When finished I would put them into a drawer of my dresser. However, tornado speed winds can blow a drawer right out of the dresser. When the adjuster came to look at the damage and find out what was lost I was disappointed to learn that my cross stitching wasn't covered.
After that incident is when I started to store all my finished pieces in plastic bags and then they are stored in a huge plastic container which right now is located in the back of the closet. All of my patterns are also stored in plastic containers. So did I purchase extra insurance? No, for one, I don't really have that much stash to justify buying insurance and, two, when it happened to me my stash was the last thing I was concerned about.
Saturday, August 04, 2007
I still have 2 more pairs to make for her. I'm not sure when I will get around to sewing them. I enjoy sewing but not as much as cross stitching! Speaking of stitching, that is what I am going to do after I finish this post. :)
Have a good evening!
Friday, August 03, 2007
I went ahead and worked ATC and made some good progress...with no frogs! :) Let me tell you, it felt good to stitch on it on not have to rip out the progress I made.
Have a good weekend!
Thursday, August 02, 2007
Today I am going to work on a TW design. I'm not sure just yet if I will pick up Woodland Faerie or Above the Clouds. That is, after I get the house cleaned, grocery shopping, and a little back to school shopping for the kids.
Have a nice day!
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
The design is from Heart in Hand and called Summer Fobs. I really fell in love with this one right away. I will have to make one for me soon. If you look closely there are a few mistakes but that is what gives it character:)
I worked on Geisha last night and I am proud to say I finished all the cross stitching on her! Now all I have left is to stitch the trees/leaves in the background and the backstitching. Yippie! I will more than likely work on her again tonight:) I want to finish the background stitching before I put her away to work on Above the Clouds.