Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
I don't think I will be gettin chat noir done before Christmas, especially since that is only 6 days away now. Oh well, it will get done, probably sooner rather than later since it's for someone else. I'm thinking of my new year's stitching resolutions-I'm toying with the idea of no new starts until I get some long-time wip's finished. I have a dresser drawer full of unfinished projects and it's getting to be overwhelming. So I figure it's time to put some structure back into my stitching **gasp** the startitis in me hates that idea big-time!!
I officially finished up my Christmas shopping today, I'm so proud of myself! I'm usually one of those people at walmart the day before trying desperatly to find gifts before it's too late, not this year!
I will be making a list of projects that I think I can finish next year, it's along list~;0)
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Here is some progress on chat noir, as you can see I'm procrastinating on stitching all the black on the kitty! Soon that will be the only color left so I will have no choice but to stitch it, lol I'm hoping to get this finished before the end of the year, fingers crossed~
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
I've been working on a new start this past week, I started the Quaker Patchwork, it is a free sal from the Wiehenburg yahoo group. It's so pretty, I couldn't wait to get started so I just jumped in, lol. I'm using 18 count aida and Vikki Clayton hdf, most of the colors are not labeled and I'm picking my own as I go along. A patchwork to me must be full of color, every single color you can think of!
Here is the link to the group if you want to go check it out! I love the samplers she has, they are all soo pretty!
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Well I'm off to blog-hop, later! ;0)
Monday, November 2, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
Monday, October 19, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
And here is my hubby's blanket I'm working on. I added some navy blue at the top and am going to go in a pattern with the navy blue, teal, and grey in big stripes with the teal being the dominant color. This is almost halfway done, since he is very tall-6'4"-it needs to be really long! So that's about all I'm doing at the moment. I have an artecy cross stitch pattern that I'm working on, it's called Chat Noir and is a project my SIL started but doesn't have time to finish since she is working fulltime now. So I'm gonna finish it up for her. I find that if I'm stitching something for someone else, I can stick with it until I'm done. If I'm stitching for me, it's just whatever catches my interest in the moment, lol. I enjoy my hobbies~hugs
Monday, October 12, 2009
I watched both the nationwide and sprint cup nascar races. I've decided that I really like Joey Lagano, for such a young man he certainly is doing well so far in his career. I really enjoyed seeing Dale Jr run up front for most of the sprint cup race, I almost cried when he got wrecked, again by nothing of his own doing. He's doing so much better, it's obvious to me that he and Lance Mcgrew are working well together and it would be nice if people would quit WRECKING MY FAVORITE DRIVER!! hmphfff
Stitching wise, I haven't done much cross stitching the past few days. I have been crocheting though and I finished up a round ripple that I've had going for awhile and got quite alot done on dh's afghan. I can't take pics at the moment as my camera needs new batteries and the ones I've got just won't work in it. I don't know why, they are brand new, I opened the package myself. Technology confounds me alot of the time, lol So hopefully when payday rolls around I will remember to get more new batteries and try to get some pics to show, hope ya'll have a great week, hugs
Monday, October 5, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I haven't gotten much done on my stitching lately either, no new finishes to show yet. I have a drawer full of wip's and ufo's begging for my attention but I just don't really have any desire to stitch on them at the moment. So I'm crocheting instead as I can't not do nothing, you know what I mean? Like when I sit down to watch tv, I have to have something in my hands to keep busy with. It's really rare when a movie captures my attention enough for me to just sit and watch it. Transformers was the last movie I watched and was totally into it. My husband likes to tease me when I'm sitting on the couch watching tv and reading a book! lol, multi-tasking at it's finest! I will try to be better about updating here, hugs
Thursday, July 23, 2009
This is Reign by My Big Toe. I'm stitching it 2x2 on 28 count with Vikki Clayton silks. I've changed the colors quite a bit, it calls for Crescent colors old red paint/dmc 902 and old purple paint/dmc 3740. I didn't like those colors, they seem drab to me. I wanted brighter colors~
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
Here is the smallest biscornu I've ever attempted! It's 19 stitches wide by 19 stitches long and that's including the backstitching to sew it with lol! It's on 18 count aida with hdf, I don't know the name of the color. It was from a d-bag~
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Watched the race last night, it was pretty boring actually until the end. I sort of lost interest when Junior got wrecked. Congrats to Tony Stewart for the win, I'm glad that all the drivers made it out safely-even peanuthead Kyle. Who I hoped learned a lesson. Which I doubt he did, but oh well~
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Hello everyone! Sorry I haven't really been posting much lately. It's been really hot and I've been really cranky lol. So I've just been quiet, no need to share the misery!
Here is what I'm working on at the moment, it's the American Sign Language Sampler by Jemini Designs. I started this probably about 2 yrs ago for my daughter. She has an interest in sign language so when I found this pattern I had to stitch it for her. I'm about halfway there with it, it calls for beads in the leaves of the border. I'm thinking of substituting them for a really pretty variegated silk floss. It's coming along pretty quickly so hopefully I will have it finished up soon~
Saturday, June 13, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
As for my latest xstitch finish, Yesteryear, I've decided to turn it into a bellpull. I need to find just the right fabric for it, and order some hardware too. I found some at 123 stitch that I like and it is reasonably priced as well so hopefully I can get that one finish-finished soon! lol, technical term that, finish-finished! ;)
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
I'm still stitching on RR's so nothing to show stitchy-wise.
Oh, yeah. Happy birthday Kyle Bush and congrats for winning on your special day.
Not a very cheerful post this time, but that's life eh? It will be better soon, I don't stay down for long, hugs
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Speaking of cars, the transmission in ours went kablooey~big sigh, we got our second vehicle up and running well enough for now. We're hoping to trade it in this weekend for a truck, we live in the country and we really need one. We don't really want a car payment, but what can we do? We live almost 35-40 miles from hubby's job and moving is out of the question. Ah well, the Lord will provide!
I'm back to working on a RR this week so no new xstitch pics for awhile. I'm working on a freebie from broderie.net, it's a really cute one color pattern of a little girl doing xstitch. I'm doing mine on 28 count evenweave with dmc #332, I'll post a pic when it's finished~
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
I had to redo my blog template as the Pyzam one messed up, then the header got stuck on there somehow and it was just yucky. So back to the plain blogger one which I shall stick with for now. Hope everyone has a great day today, it's warm here in OK-which reminds me OMG!! I was walking in my yard yesterday picking up stitcks, getting ready to mow it for the first time this weekend, when I almost stepped on a really BIG, black snake! AAAAAAGGHHHHH!! I hate snakes. I have a live and let live policy which goes something like this-you live if you stay the he*&% away from me! lol I ran back to the house to get my camera for a pic, but he was gone when I got back, so that's good. But now I'm seeing snakes everywhere lol~
Monday, April 20, 2009
Here she is so far! I love this one, she's so pretty and so pink! I'm stitching her 1x1 on 25 count lugana, in a color called Lt. Rose. It's very close to the dmc #818 or 819 in color. I've already put her away, now I'm starting Papillon's new mystery sal for 2009 called Castles in the Air. It has lots and lots of specialty stitches in it & is going to last for 24 months. I'm just barely getting started and haven't even picked out all of the colors for it yet. I'm sort of doing it as I go along, picking what looks good as I get to it. I am using dmc as it is overwhelming to try to pick out hdf for this one(to me anyways lol) too many beautiful color choices with hdf. And I'm on a bit of a budget right now too so good old dmc it is! I'll post pics as I complete each month's installment, probably not in the month it came out as I'm already 2 months behind!!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
I've been busy stitching on a couple of RR's this past few weeks. I've finished those and will be mailing them out this week sometime. I can't show them to you as we are all waiting to see the finished projects when we get them back. Now I'm stitching on my Dark Cherry for haed's freebie sal. I missed the last 2 sal's on the bb, so I'm making up for lost time. When it gets lighter I'll take a pic for you to see, hugs Christine
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Here is rose bunny from artecy.com, all finished and ready for Easter! Let me tell you though, I will never use a prefinished tote bag for this kind of project again. Sewing it on was difficult with my sewing machine, I shoulda just did it by hand lol. Oh well, next time I will make the finished piece itself into a tote, lesson learned!
Monday, April 6, 2009
Jeff looked real good in his cowboy hat, eh?! ;0)
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Saturday, March 28, 2009
It's snowing here today. After raining all day yesterday, it is a mess! I'm thankful however, that the weatherman was wrong (at least here in central OK) This junk was supposed to start last night and it only just now started at about 1:00 this afternoon. I don't think any of it will actually stick around, it's been too warm lately and the ground isn't frozen anymore. We did need the rain though, it's been a very dry for a while now. I'm really thankful that I haven't done any gardening except for some elephant ears that I planted last week, they should be fine. Got watered in real good huh!! lol
Monday, March 23, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
Monday, March 16, 2009
Monday, March 9, 2009
On a different subject, it's springtime here in the Sooner state. All my daffodils are blooming along with the bridal wreath bushes, the firebushes, and the plum & peach trees as well. They are kind of sparse though compared to before the icestorm. And it's been so dry as well. I've reclaimed another part of my yard, I'm hard at it getting branches etc. picked up and piled up. Not much else to do with it at the moment, certainly can't burn it lol. So I'll make compost out of it. That's a good thing, right?!
I've been stitching a little bit. I've slowed down somewhat as I need to get my eyes checked. It's getting hard to focus on the small print and I've been getting headaches. Doesn't help that I've had a cold/allergies all in one for the last week or so. Welcome springtime! lol
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Thanks so much to Carolyn for nominating me this on her blog, this is a first for me! Thanks so much to everyone who reads and comments here, it is greatly appreciated. Who knew there were so many other people out there like me who are crazy and passionate about their hobbies! I'll be passing this on as soon as I can~hugs, Christine