Thursday, December 31, 2009
I'm hoping to have it finished by the end of next week. After I finish this I'm taking a break for a couple of days to knit a hat & scarf for my daughter.
I was asked to help mod a forum I'm on a lot (okay more like almost all the time ) & they have a gift exchange between all the mods. I received some wonderful gifts! Thanks everyone!
Now onto my goals for 2010!
2. Two Hearts Beating As One
3. Boo Club
4. ToT Fairy
I want to be close to finishing:
1. Firefly Fairies
2. Winter Spirit Fairy
That's it on the craft side. Things are going well on the home front. Hubby & I took the kids sledding & snowboarding on Tuesday. We all had lots of fun. I even tried out the snowboard! Today we're staying home like usually & celebrating with the kids! We have hats & lots of poppers! Tomorrow we're going to my sister's house & exchanging gifts with my side of the family. We're bringing sweet potatoes, some cookies & pumpkin rolls. A nice way for everyone to end their break.
I hope everyone has a Great New Year! Stay safe!
Monday, December 21, 2009
I've gotten a lot done on Snowflake. If I get it finished before the weekend then I'm going to stitch on Winter Fairy for the PR sal.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Monday my Mom's best friend's husband died from a heart attack while he was sleeping. It was quite a shock. It looks like her friend won't be able to keep the house so Mom is going to have to move out here soon. (Luckily it probably won't be until after the holidays.) So the last couple of days I've really been fighting with my depression. The worst part for Mom in dealing with all of this is that today's her birthday on top of it.
Now on to some happier news, cross stitch!
I've got some nice progress on my snowflake. I'm not as far along as I wanted to be though. So now I have to kick my but into overdrive to get it finished on time. Here's my progress so far:
Have you seen Nora's newest release? I just love it! Sabrina. I'm thinking about putting her on EF's Dragon Mist. I think she would be gorgeous!
Hope everyone is doing well. Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas to everyone!
Monday, December 7, 2009
I finished up my Christmas ornaments. The party for Blueberry Hill is on Wednesday. I think VCE turned out beautifully. The ornie even looks a bit Victorian.
I started on Joan Elliot's Christmas Stocking Design on Charles Craft Stocking.
But then I decided to make something for Great Aunt Phyl. I decided on Chatelaine's Snowflake. I'm going to make it into a pillow using Grandma's fabric & lace that I got after she passed away.
Hope everyone is doing well.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
The holiday weekend went well & everyone seemed to enjoy themselves. I'll post more later when I can sit for longer.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
I go in for surgery tomorrow at 10:30. It's a scope so I'm supposed to be back to normal activities in a couple of days. Not sure if Mom & I are going to do Black Friday but I'm hoping to go for at least a little bit. It is always a lot of fun.
The kids both made honor roll last grading period! I am so proud of them & the hard work they put into it.
Now onto cross stitch. I got the bottom part of ToT Fairy done & am working on the swirls at the bottom of the pattern. I finished my first ornament & am working on the second. On is for the Buckeye Stitcher ornie exchange & the other is for the Blueberry Hill Christmas party.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Thursday, November 5, 2009
I got more done on ToT Fairy for the sal. I am having a blast on her & don't want to put her down! I'm am bummed about next week though as I won't get to stitch on her.Not sure if I'm going to get a chance to post next week as Hubby & I are going to Vegas!!! Hubby's work is sending him to a seminar/classes (?) for the week. Since work is paying for the seminar, hotel, food & his class all we had to pay was for the air fare for me to go along. I am so excited! I have everything pack & ready to go. Just need for him to get home from where work sent him this week so I can wash & pack his stuff. I will post again as soon as I can.
Monday, November 2, 2009
On Halloween Hubby took Maria around the neighborhood & Paul went with a bunch of friends. I stayed at the house to hand out candy. We only got a couple of kids down the street but the other streets were packed. We had a couple of lucky kids though as we gave out half bags of candy to those kids so we wouldn't have so much left over.
Sunday Hubby left for another work trip to SC. Hopefully his work will have these problems fixed soon & he can stay home for awhile.
Onto cross stitching: I finished up pumpkin on Boo Club & am now catching up the border.
I started working on my ornaments for some exchanges I'm in.
Monday, October 26, 2009
On Sunday we took the kids to the pumpkin farm by my MIL's house. They had a blast! You can see the pics here: http://s411.photobucket.com/albums/pp196/mgrutz1998/Halloween%2009/
Now onto stitching. I'm flying through Boo Club! Going to keep with it this week & hope I can finish it up by Saturday. This weekend was the PR sal weekend. I did get some done but not as much as I wanted as I sprained my wrist working out in the yard on the leaves. The worst part is is that 2 days later the yard didn't even look touched.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Yesterday I went to my first live sal at my lns Blueberry Hill Stitchery. I had a blast! Can't wait till next month.
Monday, October 19, 2009
Last week I worked on Boo Club. I got some good progress done on it! I finished Spiders & Eek!, and started on Creepy. This one is really starting to fly along. I do have to try & figure something out for the spider web though as it's hard to see. I might also have to do something for the grave stone is Creepy but I'm going to wait until I have the grass done to see how it looks.
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I'm almost ready to put some more beads into Star Gazer. She is going to be stunning! I can't wait to finish her. I think I'm going to do my ornament for the exchange & then my next installment on Boo Club then back to her!
I got a good bit done on ToT Fairy. My goal was to finish the bottom of the dress (which I didn't do ) But I can finish that & start on the legs next Monday.
See everyone next week.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Know onto the stichy! I did a pretty good job on ToT. Next week I want to finish up the bottom of her dress. With out any more delay her she is:
I decided to pull out Stargazer for this weeks rotation.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Last week was a busy week! I finished Luna Fairy!!!! I framed her yesterday.
I started Winter Fairy for the PR monthly sal. I started her on Friday, wasn't sure about the colors. The floss toss looked fine but once I started stitching I just didn't like it. On Saturday Hubby agreed that it didn't look right. So Hubby & I went through my fabric & we decided to switch the fabby for Spring & Winter around. So I'm now stitching Winter on Rain Forest & Spring on Lily Pad (both by EF). So I pulled out all the stitching that I had done on Friday & started on the new fabby. I think I got some good progress done on her for 2 days.
Monday was the EF sal. Things were really busy though. I picked Mom up from the collision center. We went to Pat Catan's so I could get my mounting board & matte for Luna. Then we stopped at the local Harley store looking for a birthday gift for Hubby. By the time I got Mom home & back to my house Maria had gotten out of school so I didn't get any time in while waiting for her. I did some cleaning around the house & managed to get about a half an hour in before we had to go get Paul. It was really cold out this evening so I didn't stitch as much as I usually do. I did get about another hour in after we got home.
This week I'm going back to 2 Hearts. Haven't decided about this weekend. Maybe I'll work on Spiders for Boo Club.
Friday, September 25, 2009
Starting PR's Winter Fairy for the PR weekend sal now. Monday is ToT Fairy for the EF sal. Tuesday is back to 2 Hearts for hopefully another finish soon.
Here's is a close up of her face. Gorgeous!
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Things have been going pretty well here. I am really close to finishing up Luna Fairy! I'm going to keep pushing her until I finish it up wich should be some time this week. Just need to finish the wings, the top of the moon & then backstitch.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
I started my ToT Fairy for the sal yesterday. I got 4 hours of stitching in! She is stiching up pretty fast. I think she is going to look great on this fabby! The shades of browns just jump off of the fabby!
I am going to do one more week on Luna Fairy. Hope fully I can get a lot closer to finishing her (if I can't get her done by then )
Monday, September 14, 2009
I had a pretty good week. I got really far on Luna Fairy & I finished up Black Cat on the Boo Club. This week I start ToT Fairy on the EF sal on Mondays. Tuesday I go back to 2 Hearts for the rest of the week. I picked out my fabric for PR's Winter Fairy. I'm going to stitch her on EF's Lilypad (new color). However I was strong & didn't start her, eventhough I was very tempted. I also brought up Holland so I can start part 1. I need to go get the floss I need for that. Trying to be strong & not start that one either. I'm thinking that if I can knock Luna Fairy & 2 Hearts off the list I'll pull out Stargazer & start Holland.
Paul goes back to football this week. In fact I'm picking up his release from the doctors in a little bit. Hubby & I have been trying to do the yard work. Hubby has been trying to iron out the details with the Landy Lady for a land contract. As soon as he does when can start fixing up the yard!
I'm planning on posting my start on ToT Fairy tomorrow.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I was working on the wing on 2 hearts when I realized that that one was off by one square so I pulled it all out & re did it.
Got some more on the wing & the moon done on Luna Fairy.
Tried to put some time in on Dawn. I just couldn't really do it. I think I'm going to scrap it & start one of the seasonal fairies.
I went back to Boo Club for over the holiday weekend. Boy did that take a lot more time then I thought it would. I decided to redo the "treats" part as I had placed it too far to the left & it was in front of the border. I also found a floss at my LNS that I liked a lot more than the yellow for the inside border, so I ripped that out & redid it. When I put in the bottom border of the treats I didn't put in enough & had to redo it. It took me five tries until I had it all done correctly. Ugh! Finally got started onto Black Cat.
I am starting a sal on Monday for the ToT Fairy. Anyone who would like to join us just go here: http://enchantedfabrics.yuku.com/topic/3803 we're stitching on Mondays. Here is my floss toss for her.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
1. Work on 2 Hearts (hopefully finish)
2. Work on Luna Fairy (be close to finishing by the end of month)
3. Start Believe In Dreams
1. Work on Dawn
2. Start ToT Fairy
Monday, August 31, 2009
I got a lot done on Two Hearts. All I have left is the wings on the one Crane. I pretty sure I'm going to leave the border off.
On Luna Fairy I ripped out what I had done (& frogged) on her chest so it's all lined up right. I've been flying on her since then.
Today I'm going back to Dawn for the week. I want to finish her up soon so I can move onto some other PR's that I have kitted up!
Monday, August 24, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
The first on is Paul with Bear. The second is Maria laying back & chillin with Bear.