Okay, nobody faint but I actually finished a small design yesterday! It took me nearly a week and half to get it completed but the stitching is finally done. :) This is a freebie from Sharon at Cross Stitch Happy and the pattern can be found here.
My goal for the day is to finish this into a fob for me. :) Now, if I actually get it accomplished that is totally different story!
Sunday we celebrated my in-laws 24th wedding anniversary. It was a pleasure to be able to celebrate this milestone with them. :)
As you can tell from these picture Megan was quite happy to have cake and ice cream. I know I am a bad mama for taking Megan's shirt off but that child WILL NOT leave a bib on and I really didn't feel like ruining a shirt. Besides I really don't think she minded too much...LOL.
Apparently, the cake was so good she had to rub it all in her hair!
It was so good she had to make sure she got every last bit of it!! :)
As for stitching.....there is none. As a matter of fact I haven't even been able to do anything craft wise lately. Sadly, I don't think I will get much done at least for another week or so. My step son leaves for the Army and my mom will be having open heart surgery.....all on the same day!! I hope by the time it is all over I will have just a little bit of hair left on my head.
Today will probably be another non stitching day for me as I have to take Mac to the doctor this afternoon to get some booster shots. Then I get to fly to the girls' school pick them up and then come home and make supper. By the time supper is done, kitchen cleaned, it will be time for Megan's bath and bedtime for her. If I could just squeeze in an extra hour or two in the day I might be able to get everything done and still have time to stitch!
I want to thank every one who has been leaving me comments lately because I have been a terrible commenter myself. It is nice to know that a few people still actually read my ramblings.:) Thank you!!
This post is WAY long over due!! Mary from Mary's Craft Nook gave me this award a couple of weeks ago but things have been crazy for us and I haven't gotten a chance to even breathe!
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Softball season is officially over! No more games or practices to go to! :) Actually, it is a little sad as I enjoyed watching the games but I am not going to miss the cold weather and cold bleachers. I still think it is crazy to play softball in the fall. In the good old days (you know when I was a teenager...lol) we played in the summer and never had to worry about it being cold.
Hopefully, now that I will have a little more free time (at least till spring) I am hoping to get more stitching done. I finally started on Mike's stocking this week. I'm not sure if I will post picture of this one since I have done it twice already. However, my plan is to work on Mine All Mine for a day or two and then switch to QS Fairy Tales for a day or two. That is my plan, now, if I actually stick to it, that remains to be seen. LOL
It was a pretty quiet day around here today so I managed to finish Pine Needle Roll into an actual needle roll. This one turned out a little skinny for my liking but that is what happens when I use the fabric that came with the kit. Oh well, it still looks good to me. :)
I hope everyone is having a good stitching evening!
I didn't get a lot of stitching done this past week because it was a blur of softball games, concessions stand food, and lots of shivering! Thursday and Friday's games were miserable for everyone. It was terribly chilly, windy, and rainy. Normally, I love that kind of weather but not when my butt is on a frozen, wet bleacher. Thankfully the end of the season is basically next week. There last home game is Tuesday and then it is off to Lincoln for districts at the end of the week. State games are the week after that but it all depends on how well the girls do at District games.
My HAED wasn't calling to me this week so I started and finished a small design from Sheperd's Bush. It is called Pine Needle Roll. I have started finishing it into a needle roll. All was going fine until it came to doing the hem stitching. This is one stitch I can't seem to do automatically which means I really have to pay attention to what I am doing or I end up messing up. Which I did no less than 4 times tonight! So, I have put it away, and hopefully tomorrow things will go a little smoother for me. :)