Monday, December 29, 2008
And hubby bought me a jr fanclub membership today too! Isn't he sweet? I'm all set for the 2009 racing season now! ;0)
Saturday, December 27, 2008
I hope everyone is having safe and happy holidays so far!
Here is an updated pic of puppies! They are so cute, and starting to eat dog chow. I noticed the other day that they were trying to eat Mom's food(she wasn't having any of that!) so I got them some puppy chow yesterday at walmart. I softened it with milk and they LOVED it! Soon it will be time for them to have new homes~
Can you believe that we had a thunderstorm last night? lol Crazy weather and it's not just here in Oklahoma either, it seems to be everywhere. I'm just so glad that we don't have all the snow and ice everyone else is getting dumped on them~
So far I'm sticking with the stitchy plan, I actually weeded out one project. I decided that I couldn't stand the colors of Vermillion's Christmas cat ornaments, they are really bright and I've been having too many irritating feelings towards finishing them so I just got rid of it. I'm sure that I can find someone who wants the chart who will actually stitch and enjoy them cuz I'm sure not lol Too many other things to stitch that I like~
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
I'm thinking of setting up some sort of reward system to keep me motivated. Maybe allow myself stash-enhancement when I reach certain goals on certain pieces etc. Haven't completely thought that idea out yet. I will definitely post lots of pics and updates to share~
Friday, December 12, 2008
I plan to enjoy as much of this weekend as possible since it is supposed to get cold and icy starting Monday afternoon. I keep reminding myself that this time last year we were under ice and without power. So it's not so bad, I'll just keep repeating that to myself over and over lol. I hate winter, I really do.
Well, I'm off to try to get some idea of what my stitchy plans for next year will be. I'm thinking I need to finish some projects and not start new ones for awhile. We'll see how that will go over with my stitchy personality, she doesn't like that idea one little bit, no sirree. ;)
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
Monday, December 1, 2008
Say hello to Puppy and her babies! She had 6 puppies on the morning of the 29th, she's tucked inside a sleeping bag at the moment, nice and toasty warm~
It's turned cold, only going to be about 40 degrees today. At least it isn't snowing or sleeting. I haven't forgotten last years icestorm. Since the leaves have all fallen off the trees you can see all the damage still left from last year, I guess it will take a few years for the trees to come back from all that. I'm ready for spring again.
I've started my first large Teresa Wentzler pattern, the castle is the name of it. It's a really cool dragon wrapped around a castle. Most every symbol is a blended color so it's slow going but I'm really enjoying it. Haven't stitched enough for a picture yet but soon~
Saturday, November 15, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Completely unrelated to stitching-today is November 4th! I voted, did you?! hugs Christine
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
I've been busy stitching (of course)! I received my first rr to stitch on for the artecy rr we've started on the forum. I'm excited about it, this is the first time I've done an rr. If it goes well, I'll definitely do more of them. I like to stitch for other people, it's a good feeling when someone gets excited over something you've made for them.
As for my crocheting, I'm working on another round ripple afghan-this one is called Aztec Sun round ripple, I'm using black, green and yellow for the colors in it. I'm about halfway done with it. I've got lots of crochet projects planned, but I'm being very good and not starting them all at once! (it's hard though, truth be told the only reason I haven't started them all is lack of yarn lol!)
The weather here is starting to turn cooler, time to start getting ready for the winter weather. Dh says the almanac etc. says its supposed to be a cold and wet winter. Yuck. Have I mentioned that I hate cold weather? Anything below 70 degrees is bad in my opinion. Guess I'll just have to stay busy inside. My SIL brought me more books to read so I have lots to keep occupied with.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
(The first book in the Alpha and Omega series)
A novel by
Now Briggs begins an extraordinary new series set in Mercy Thompson's world - but with rules of its own.
INTRODUCING THE ALPHA AND OMEGA NOVELS...
Anna never knew werewolves existed until the night she survived a violent attack.and became one herself. After three years at the bottom of the pack, she'd learned to keep her head down and never, ever trust dominant males. But Anna is that rarest kind of werewolf: an Omega. And one of the most powerful werewolves in the country will recognize her value as a pack member - and as his mate.
This was a great read, I didn't recognize the author at first but then realized that I've read her before, Hobb's Bargain was a book that my sister-n-law loaned me and I loved it as well. Patricia Brigg's stories are well written and I will be following this series as it unfolds~
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Here is a crochet bag I finished up today. It's from a free pattern I found on Ravelry called Inga's crocheted bag or hakelbuten(sp?) I made mine with red heart worsted yarn, in light sage and blue. I really like it and am using it as a project bag. It's holding yarn for my next project, 6-pointed star afghan. It's an Annie's Attic pattern that is so pretty. I'm doing mine in pinks and browns, I'll try to post a pic when I get further along with it~
As for my x-stitching, I'm still working on artecy's wolf 2. I've only got 3 pages left to do and he will be finished! I find that I am able to stick with just that one wip since I've started crocheting again, it seems to keep the startitis in check, lol!
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Yay!! I finished it just this afternoon, this is Labyrinth by Pelin Tezer. I stitched it 2x2 on 28 count evenweave with dmc variegated #4210. I really love it, I think it turned out well.
Now I'm working on another TW Needle Guardian, this one is for my SIL, she loves dragons and saw the one that I made for my mom & really liked it. I'm hoping to have it done in time for her birthday(in September lol) We'll see, I'm getting better at sticking with and finishing things. I'd like to say my serial starter days are behind me, but who am I kidding?! hugs, Christine
Friday, August 22, 2008
I’m Jaz Parks. My boss is Vayl, born in Romania in 1744. Died there too, at the hand of his vampire wife, Liliana. But that’s ancient history. For the moment Vayl works for the C.I.A. doing what he does best—assassination. And I help. You could say I’m an Assistant Assassin. But then I’d have to kick your ass.Our current assignment seemed easy. Get close to a Miami plastic surgeon named Assan, a charmer with ties to terrorism that run deeper than a buried body. Find out what he’s meeting with that can help him and his comrades bring America to her knees. And then close his beady little eyes forever. Why is it that nothing’s ever as easy as it seems?
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Sunday, August 10, 2008
I did get a new place ready for my garden for next year. I'm moving the veggie garden and am letting the raised beds in the front yard just be for flowers next year. There is too much grass to dig out and I don't have the energy to mess with it anymore. I never get ahead of it lol! Now, to get my hubby to keep his promise of a fence for the new one, he never did fence the old one :(0 ~
School starts next Thursday, my munchkin will be starting the 2nd grade~hubby, naturally, is complaining about all the school supplies. They do ask for alot, but I'm ok with sending clorox wipes and tissues-kids share germs like candy lol! hugs, Christine
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Here is L&L's fairy dreams-I can't for the life of me remember exactly when I started her, I know it's been at least 2 yrs. Maybe even 3, as I did her face 1x1 and it was one of the first times I tried over one stitching. She's being worked on pink 28 count monaco. All I have left to do is the metallics and beads. I've been working faithfully on my wolves all week, this weekend I felt a little burned out and went digging through my stash and found my pretty fairy and decided to give her some love, hopefully I can finish her this year~
It's been hot, hot, hot here in the sooner state-106 degrees today YIKES! I stayed inside most of the day, only ventured out to water the dogs and my garden lol. It's supposed to be hot for the next few days then back down into the 90's-lol, imagine thinking temps dropping down to the 90's as a "cool front"!
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Here is The Pack, by Janlynn. I started this one 12/01/06 and I figure it's about time I got serious about finishing it up as there are so many other wolves I want to stitch. I'm feeling a little out of control with the number if wip's I have (about a dozen or so) Most of them are haed's though and I think they should be counted as "lifer's", not wip's lol!
The weather here in Oklahoma has turned hot, almost 100 degrees the last few days. I feel grateful that it waited until mid-July to get so hot-I remember a few years back when the 100 degree temps started arriving in May~
Not much else is going on in my little world right at the moment. This weekend dh and his dad are going to finally finish fixing the bathroom floor. Never seen such procrastination in my life, this has been an ongoing project for about 2 months now. Who knew a tiny little bathroom floor could cause so much trouble, insert eyeroll here. I'm a little out of patience with the whole situation, to tell you the truth~oh well, that's life huh
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Here is Teresa Wentzler's Needle Guardian all finished! I stitched this for my mom and finally got brave enough to do the finishing work on it a few weeks ago. I used the recommended silks, beads etc and used a jewelery toggle clasp for the fastener. I'm really proud of myself for actually doing the finishing work on this one, it's not perfect but I'll get better with practice, I'm stitching another one for my sis-n-law for Christmas, lol! hugs Christine
Friday, July 18, 2008
Thursday, July 17, 2008
Monday, July 14, 2008
So here I am, this week is the July stitchathon on the Cross Stitch Crazy bb, not real sure what I'll be stitching on. Maybe wolf 2, or I might just start something new. Bad Christine lol!
I'll try to get some pics up of what I'll be working on soon~hugs Christine