Sunday, December 18, 2011
On Sunday we went to a friend's house for a Christmas party. It was a great time & I didn't want to leave. Thank goodness the week ended so much better than it started! Now onto PR's Winter Fairy Spirit.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
On Monday morning I found an unauthorized charge from walmart.com pending in the checking account. So I went to the bank to talk to them. They were very nice to work with as they had someone else have the same issue a couple of weeks earlier. Unfortunately it took Walmart the whole week to remove it. I had no access to my account until then. Now I have to deal with all the bills that got sent back, but all the NSF fees have been reversed.
Monday evening my left breast started hurting & I had a dark brown discharge coming out of my nipple. So I made an appointment with my doctor for Thursday (figuring the bank stuff would be clear by then).
Weekend was a little better. Little Paul went on a hike with his boy scout troop while Hubby, Maria, my Mom & I saw the Adventures of Tin Tin. (A co-worker of Hubby's gave him screener passes.) On Sunday we went to Barnes & Noble where Maria (for her drama class) performed poetry. Afterwards we finished putting up the outside lights, put up the Christmas tree & made some fudge.
Hubby's collar bone sits slightly wrong & the bone rubs against the rotater cuff. About 8 years ago it sheared the right one in half & he had to have surgery for it. While He thinks the left side went Sunday night. (The specialist said it would.) So he has been in tremendous pain. He stayed home from work Monday so he could go see his doctor. Now we are waiting for an appointment for an MRI.
Today I had an ultrasound & mammogram. The good news is that there are no lumps visible, which means the discharge is from an infection. Now I need to wait for the results from the swap test.
Meanwhile in cross stitching I finished the rest of the first half of part 3 in Holland. I was going to wait to bead but I was weak & had to add it.
I have decided to fill in the empty spots on a couple of wings on my rr. I am going to stitch Magnolia in my star.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Mountain Mist, this month's Limited Edition piece. I am getting the opal linen. Now, I just need to try & be stronger & not order anything else. (Which is really hard with Laura's new chart coming out.)
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Post on forum:
I have been thinking about having a year long finishing sal. Each month is a different finish. We can post progress pics, links to websites on that month's finishes, directions,etc. Examples would be like:
January~ flat fold
February~ scissor fob
March~ pin cushion
May~ fabric framing
August~ jewelry box
December~ (maybe an exchange?)
What do you ladies think? ideas?
Feel free to post here or on the forum: http://love4stitching.yuku.com/topic/122/Opinions-please#.TtUG2lZzrbx or to join us.
Thanks so much!
Sunday, November 27, 2011
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Close up of the wood:
Monday, November 14, 2011
I'll start with Holland Landscapes. I was really bad with this one as it took me the whole 5 day sal to finish one corner. I want to finish the other 2 corners next month. Then I can move on to the next part in 2012. Here is where I am at so far:
Close up of the corner:
Last week I did get some stitching in on Sophia's piece in the Mira 2011 RR. This is the last one I stitch on before I get my piece back! This is the bottom of Christmas Elegance. She has a lot of bling! I can't wait to see the pics when she is all done! (I'm thinking of adding her to my wish list.)
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
I created a new blog for my finishes. http://stitchingsweetiefinishes.blogspot.com/
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
These are all colors in her curtains. It was so much fun to splatter the paint on the walls, & they look really cool! These are her hand prints in the closet with all the colors we used.
This is the alcove for the bed. The area that is taped off we are going to make into a dry erase board.
Today we are painting the doors & trim. We are also hanging her curtains. I think this is a room she will like now & into high school. Tomorrow I'm hoping to start prepping Paul's room.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Maria put up some spider webs for Halloween. I got these webs that glow in the dark under a black light. She did such a great job putting them up.
For Trick or Treat Paul went as A Dementor from Harry Potter. Maria went a zombie pirate. A friend of Maria's went as Alice zombie. (I still have to dl the pics.) Hope everyone had a great Halloween weekend!
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
The black is the new color. The red, white & blue is a silk I had from HDF. It just didn't look how I wanted. I am now planning on all black with flames on the side.
I'm putting it up for a few days though so I can stitch on my mermaids for the Mira sal on Love 4 Stitch-a-longs.
On to more personal events. On Saturday we went to the local Harley store so Hubby could look around & see if he wanted anything with his gc he got last week for his birthday. He got a light up fuel gauge for his bike. (Now we have to get the matching fuel cap though.) I also got treated as I found a 3/4's helmet on clearance. I can now replace my full helmet as it would get to heavy & hurt my neck on longer rides.
From there we went to Lowe's to get replacement gutters. Of course we made some detours while at the store. I got our new drapes & rods for the DR. I want to get the room finished! Maria also picked out new curtains & rods for her room as well.
On Sunday we went to St V's for there open house as this is were Jr wants to go to HS next year. It was a very nice time & our tour guide (Hannah; JR) did a very good job. Jr really liked it so fingers crossed for his placement test on Nov 5th. Then we went to the JC Penney outlet so we could get Jr a coat for this winter. (For some reason the one we bought last year doesn't fit. Couldn't have anything to do with the 8" he grew this year.) I also wanted to get Maria a pair of snow boots but they didn't have anything. However Hubby did find a new sweater.
Friday, October 14, 2011
If you would like to be entered just leave a comment below. I will close this & draw the winner on Oct. 21st. I will chose the winner as fairly as possible, or in other words, my 10 yo daughter will draw a name.
I am also adding more of my scissor fobs to Etsy. Please check out my page http://www.etsy.com/people/mgrutz1998 and let me know what you think.
Thanks for looking!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
The colors in her a really vibrant. I was so excited on Saturday. My fabby arrived!!! I ordered a piece from Sunny Fabrics. I had never ordered from them before but the piece of Deep Pool is gooorgeous!!! Here is the piece of fabby:
This is my floss toss for JE's Water Goddess. I still need to grab 4 floss & the beads.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Tuesday was a gorgeous day! Thank goodness as Maria grade spent the day at camp. Little Paul spent the day at St V's high school. He got to spend the day "shadowing" a freshman around seeing what high school was like. He loved it, it was all he talked about the rest of the day.
On Wednesday my Mom went with me to the store to help me get a better idea of what products, colors & budget I need/like for the bathroom. Here is the sink we like for the bathroom.
Thursday I was busy around the house. I scrubbed the walls down so I could get the mud off from the dogs. Finally got the kids clothes down stairs so I washed a few loads of clothes.
Today Maria has rehearsal after school so I have a couple of extra hours before I have to leave. This weather is still messing with me. I have had a sore throat & my ears have been ringing for over a week now. Last night I got the sniffles. All of this wouldn't be too bad except I have been really tired. I seem to have very little energy.
Now onto stitching. I have been working on Villa Mirabilia. I should be so much further along on her but it seems I have forgotten how to count & to add. The square is 50 x 50 stitches. When I figured out where I wanted to stitch I traced a 50 x 51 square. ugh! So when I stitched the hand I was off one square. I took me a bit to figure out what was wrong. I decided to just rip the stitches out & restitch the hand. Then I had more issues counting & had to restitch the hand 3 more times before it was right. So frustrating. I will post a picture of my progress on Monday.
Lastly is my goals for October:
1. Finish my Villa Mirabilia for the Mira RR
2. Make & stitch 2 charts for Christmas Presents.
3. Stitch on sal's as possible.
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
On Tuesday I spent most of the morning catching up on laundry & other chores around the house. I also had to take care of this weeks bills. So Tuesday really felt like a Monday to me. I did get some stitching in in the afternoon waiting for Maria to get out of school. After Hubby got home from work we ran out to the store. We got a new tv stand so now all the cords aren't visible! Woo hoo!
Today starts the beginning of the PR sal so now it's time to say goodbye to MotDB :( but on the up side WFS has been pulled out! So this is how MotDB looks until next time:
Friday, September 16, 2011
Here is Annette's part:
The whole piece:
(Sorry about the pic being upside down, I don't know why it's doing that & am trying to fix it.)
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Now my big decision! Do I keep stitching on MotDB for the weekend or do go ahead & switch to Villa Miribilia for Andie's piece on the Mira RR?
Monday, September 12, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Here are the rules for the 2012 Wipocalypse:
1) To sign up, leave a comment on Measi's page with your blog address. International bloggers are welcome.
2) Sometime shortly before the start of 2012, make a list of the projects you will be focusing on. Add to and adjust this list throughout the year as you desire. There are no restrictions regarding new starts for this SAL. If you feel the desire to start a piece in 2012, add it to your list!
3) On each full moon (or thereabouts), post your progress photos to your site – even if your progress was slower than you hoped. Label that post with “WIPocalypse” to make it easy for Measi to find.
4) Once you’ve posted, come over to her blog and find her full moon post, and comment that you’ve updated. I will create a check-in list of URLs each month for easy blog surfing so fellow participants and readers can cheer you on.
Full moon dates for 2012:
- Winter Fairy Spirit
- House of Shadow
- Casa de Cowboy
- Boo Club
- Believe In Your Dreams
- Hubby's Wolf (1)
- Mermaids of the Deep Blue
- Water Goddess
- Trick or Treat (PR)
- Flat Fold Finished!
- Imagine Finished!
- Hubby's Wolf (2)
- Spring Tree Fairy
- Cat Portrait
- Full Moon Silhouette
- Cat's Night Out
- Window Cat
- Snowy Owl
- Mystical Dragon
- TW's Dragon Fob
On Sunday we spent the day taking down the rest of the tree & cutting everything up. Then we had to run to a couple of stores for some more supplies. I am so glad the weekend is over! I did get some more stitching in Sunday evening, though.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
I received my August EF Secret Package today. My SS was Andie & she is awesome!
She sent me Nora's Holly & Mystic by Polstitches. She also sent me a postcard, a button & pencils from New Zealand. They are already on my "International Shelf" with all the items I have received from different countries. Thanks Andie! You are the best!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
No purchasing of stash until after my 25 projects are completed
Stash needed to complete a chart
Anything needed for the Mira RR
Presents for friends
The Project list:
1. Stargazer finished!
2. Winter Fairy Spirit
3. House of Shadow
4. Casa de Cowboy
7. Boo Club
8. Believe In Your Dreams
9. Hubby's Wolf (1)
10. Mermaids of the Deep Blue
11. Water Goddess
12. Trick or Treat
13. Imagine finished!
14. Hubby's Wolf (2)
15. Spring Tree Fairy
17. TW's Dragon Fob
19. Cat Portrait
20. Full Moon Silhouette
21. Cat's Night Out
22. Window Cat
23. Snowy Owl
24. Mystical Dragon
(More to follow) ;D
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Sorry that I'm a day late. Yesterday we took the kiddos to Cedar Point. I am so sore today. Good news my new Ott Lite came yesterday! Yeah! My old one broke when we were moving. It's black so it's matches the other lamps in the living room. I found it on ebay for $54.00 from Ken's Sewing. He ships for free & has reasonable prices. It was new in the box.
Here is my progress so far on Moonlight Lullaby for Susan's piece of the Mira RR 2011.
Thanks so much for looking.
Monday, August 15, 2011
I saw this this morning & almost dropped my laptop! Elizabeth by Mirabilia! Top of the wishlist, she is definitely a must have!I will upload my progress pic tomorrow as I'm continuing on Moonlight Lullaby for the Mira Sal on Love 4 Stitching yuku board which starts tomorrow.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Love for Stitch Alongs Forum
Thanks so much for looking!
Monday, August 8, 2011
I have gotten a lot done on Stargazer! I am having a blast stitching on her! Part of me doesn't want to put her done but I have to start & finish my piece for the Mira RR.
It was a nice week last week. I pulled the wallpaper down in the stairwell to the basement. I got the holes puttied & sanded & the first layer primer up. Little Paul turned 13 on Friday. We had a family party for the family birthday's in August (& my sister's that was the end of July.)
Monday, August 1, 2011
1. Start & finish the next Midnight Lullaby for the Mira RR.
2. Finish the next section of beading for SG.
3. Finish the bottom of the skirt on WFS during the PR sal weekend.
I did get to stitch on SG for a couple of days last week after finishing July's part for the Mira RR.
Friday, July 29, 2011
For those who might not know the pattern I am adding a pic:
The pic is of Dianne's finished project on the Chatelaine Yuku boards.