Sunday, January 27, 2008

Finish 3 of the year

I had stitched this sometime before and thought it would be great for my friend Melissa, as she is an angel!! I finished into this tuck last weekend (finishing touches today) and framed a piece for myself, which I will post later.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Heath Ledger- A Tribute

I am so sad about this- it's so tragic! I pray for his little daughter, she is my son's age and won't understand..

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Oh and a Project Runway rant..

I know, I know, I said I wouldn't watch this season due to the travesty of last season.. but I am weak. lol I love Tim Gunn and this season's contestants looked really interesting.. but I am seeing it go the way of last season as well. For instance, on the Avant Garde challenge.. Viktoria and Julianne (I think that's her name) - the judges RAVED about them.. all their outfits were wonderful, and technically they had three looks. Judges on Christian and Chris- very good also but the skirt looked cheap, etc. So who wins? CHRISTIAN. WTH? Christian is their favorite and I'm not going to be surprised at all- he's good, but he's a cocky little diva. And the fronts of his garments always almost look similar. OK I'm done for now. But if he continues to get favoritism this season I will NOT watch if there is another season, and I MEAN it.

Lazy Sunday

It's been a fairly relaxing day today.. went to church this morning after thawing the car doors and scraping the windows, been doing a little laundry but other than that just been hangin' out. The kids have been watching Star Wars movies all day upstairs, so we've been watching this and that, I've been online, been doing some stitching.. but what I am really excited about is that I ordered a sewing machine! Dh's work had a 'gift book' that they gave out at Christmas- we looked through it and looked through the online catalog but couldn't decide on anything.. they had a little cordless sewing machine (that does come with an adapter thankfully), so I ordered it, it should come in handy making tucks and ornaments and things. I had one of those "As seen on TV" Easy Sew sewing machines, but it didn't come with an adapter and I left the batteries in it too long, so of course they leaked. I tried to clean it out but it still wouldn't work right. So I'm going to try again. This one's called a Magic Stitch. If I can get halfway decent at sewing I'll invest in a real sewing machine. I kind of have to be self-taught as no one around here can show me that I know of, the ones I know that could, I would have to go to them which would require making sure dh or someone could watch the kids, etc... too much of a pain. Dh surprisingly has a little sewing experience (from being in the military? I don't know) so he has shown me some basics.
I had gotten an OLD sewing machine from a friend, if this new one works out I will give it back to her. It didn't have a manual and I was afriad to even try it.. I found some threading diagrams online for it but they weren't very easy to read.
Other than that not much going on today, I've been working on my "Comfort House" freebie from The Jane Austen Stiching Group and I like the way it's turning out. I changed the colors a bit cause I like overdyed threads better, and the color the words were in didn't show up on the fabric I had chosen- basically the only piece I had that was large enough. lol When I get a little more done I'll post a pic.
That's about it here for now.. gonna check some boards and my email then probably stitch some more. I love days like this but it does make it hard to get geared up for work tomorrow! ;-)

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Sharing the Holidays by San Man Originals

Is finally finished!! Woohoo! As Mr Woodhouse said in Emma - "It only wants a suitable frame!" Guess I will have to talk to Dad about that.. :-)

Saturday, January 12, 2008

A finished piece from 2003

Finally framed this today(can't rush these things)- I actually stitched it in 2003 but just framed it today. My dad made the frame.

Cool pictures

My mom took these on her vacation in Minnesota this summer. I think they are so cool!

I am Jane Bennet

Which Jane Austen Character are You? (For Females) Long Quiz!!!
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You scored as Jane Bennet

As someone who would rather see the good in people, Jane is a true pacifist and caregiver. At times, her shy temperament and naive outlook of people can land her in a compliant position, but those who know her love her for her positive spirit and cheerful view of what surrounds her.

Jane Bennet


Emma Woodhouse


Elizabeth Bennet


Elinor Dashwood


Marianne Dashwood


Charlotte Lucas


Lady Catherine


Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Tired of stitching white!

Ugh. I am working on three projects right now- a Christmas card design, a San Man Originals Christmas design (seen earlier in this blog) and a Swirly Snow design.. and I am stitching lots of white in all of them!! I am ready for another color! lol Just had to vent. ;-)

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Two of my favorite things in one place!!

I recently joined a Yahoo group for cross stitchers who love Jane Austen and her works. Like I don't find enough ways to spend time on the computer, but I couldn't pass it up!! I'm looking forward to some great fun and friendship!

A Gathering of Secrets by Linda Castillo

I know, not much stitching lately but I have been on a roll reading books!  I was recently given the opportunity to read this awesome novel,...