Sunday, August 31, 2008

Ink Circles Triangles

I started Ink Circles Cirque des Triangles today. I'm using 36 count Edinburgh linen in a color called rue green-it's really more blue than green. I'm doing the outlines of the triangles in dmc #3787, I haven't decided on the colors for the designs inside the triangles yet. I really like working on this fabric so far, it's a little hard on the eyes though so I can't stitch for long periods of time on it, good thing I only have about a dozen other wip's to work on when my eyes need a break from the tiny holes! lol, Christine

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Big Happy Dance for me today!

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

Once Bitten, Twice Shy (Jaz Parks #1)
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?
Ok, something you probably don't know about me is that I love vampire/werewolf stories. Some of my favorite authors are Laurell K. Hamilton, Carrie Vaughan, Kim Harrison, and I just discovered Jennifer Rardin. So far I am loving Once Bitten Twice Shy, and can't wait to get back to Barnes and Noble to get the next 2 installments. I like my heroines to kick butt, which is why I love LKH's Anita Blake series so much, however, her books should come with a disclaimer-if you don't like sexual content, her stuff is not for you! and Carrie Vaughan's werewolf named Kitty(yep, a werewolf named Kitty, I find it extremely hilarious!) is great as well. Kim Harrison's stories are about a witch, but they are good reading as well, got a few vampires & werewolves in them too. Now you know my secret, keep in mind though, I know this stuff isn't real, it's just fiction and fun to read~winks, Christine

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Today I went to hobby lobby-or "mecca" as my dh jokingly put it! lol I got some floss(of course)and got some yarn for my next crochet project. Did you know that hobby lobby has their own brand of yarn now? I did not, and got some, and I love it! It's really soft and they have lots of pretty colors too. I haven't stitched with it yet, I'm making myself behave and finish the afghan that I'm working on first as it's a Christmas gift for my grandmother. Hopefully I can keep from falling into the trap of having to many crochet wip's like I do the xstitch ones~

Monday, August 18, 2008

artecy's wolf 2

Here is an update on wolf2 from artecy. This is 6 pgs done, and almost a 7th~

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Here is an afghan I finished this weekend for the munchkin, it's a mile-a-minute pattern. I used Red Heart worsted weight yarn in ecru and sunshine print, hugs, Christine

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Well, it's been awhile since I updated here, not much going on lately. With the weather being so hot you would think that I'd be getting alot of stitching done, but not really. lol, I stitched some small patterns that will be Christmas ornaments. And I finished an afghan, all I have to do is tie up the ends and then I will take a pic for you. It's been a really long time since I finished any crochet, I've really missed crocheting and am picking it back up again. I used to buy yarn like I do threads for xstitch, meaning I would buy it just because I wanted it & not really having a project in mind for it!

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"!