Sunday, January 10, 2010

Finally I can show you...


I had been waiting to hear from my cousin that she received the ornament I made for her and her baby Jaclyn... I heard from her today so now I can show you.  :) This is a Brooke's Books freebie. Stitched on Silkweaver fabric I believe- not sure of the color, sorry, using almost all the recommended threads. I didn't have any of the particular Rainbow Gallery fuzzy thread recommended, but I had a similar one also by Rainbow Gallery so I used that one.  The pattern is "Penguin's First Christmas", an exclusive freebie available to the members of the Brooke's Books Interactive Yahoo Group.



Yesterday was a somewhat relaxing day- Rob went to a fishing expo in Raleigh- I took Hanna to get her hair cut after zumba class yesterday morning, then she, David, and I got some lunch. I took her to a friend's house then David and I headed out to my somewhat-LNS.  It's 20 minutes away, or thereabouts.  I got most of the beads I needed -she didn't have 552 so I guess I will have to order those, since Michael's only has a handful of Mill Hill beads left. :P Also got some larger Q-snaps that will hopefully work for my alphabet SAL. And I got  Blackbird Design's leaflet "Willow House" at a bargain price! I will probably need to go back soon and get a bead organizer or two.  We came home, I got some things done around the house, and later got some time after David went to bed, before Rob came home, to watch whatever I wanted to watch on TV and do some stitching. lol
Today, was not so relaxing. David and I went to church this morning-we were late. After church (it started at 8:30) we got some breakfast, then headed over to Michael's, as I wanted to see if by some chance they still carried the above-mentioned bead organizers. They don't. But David found plenty he wanted, and changed his mind several times.  He onely came out with some Lightning McQueen pencils and an Alvin and the Chipmunks coloring book.  I did find some of the foam board I use for framing in the clearance aisle- I guess they couldn't sell it cause it was pink on one side? I got a huge board for only $1.50! Which is awesome because I got a bunch of frames at Christmas that my dad made for me.  Which brings me to my failed ..already..
New Year's resolution.
Which was, to "finish" a stitched item a week. I have piles of finishes in a drawer that have not been framed or made into anything. I had hoped to frame some today, or at least one, and didn't make it. I had planned to do it after lunch. But we got home from Michael's, Rob wanted to go out for lunch, then wanted us to go grocery shopping with him. He does the shopping cause he does most of the cooking. So by the time we got home from shopping, and I picked Hanna up from her friend's house, and came home and  helped her with some things, and do some housework, and eat dinner, and take Hanna to her confirmation class.. then pick her up, you get the picture. And I hate doing things like sewing and framing later at night because inevitably something goes wrong, and it's late, and it ends up waiting til another day anyway.  Phew. Sorry to unload like that! I guess I'm just a bit frustrated.  Maybe I can frame/finish two things this week and get caught up.
On a positive note, reading Sharlotte's blog reminded me I had wanted to look into the flylady program, as she mentioned it in her blog.  So I have joined, and begun, and looking forward to feeling a bit more in control of things around the house!
I guess I better go if I want to get any stitches in on "Mr. Snow Tired!" So here is a pic of David after going to the LNS with mama yesterday- he looks a bit how I feel!

15 comments:

Lois said...

What a sweet ornament Tracey! Don't be too hard on yourself for not getting going on your resolution to finish something each week. Life gets in the way and it sounds like you've been busy. Look on it as there'll be weeks where you probably get several things finished which will compensate for the weeks where you don't. It all evens out in the end. As for David, such a cute picture, reminded me of when mine used to fall asleep like that!

Carol said...

What a pretty sparkly ornament, Tracey! I know your friend will treasure it for years to come.

Love seeing little David asleep in his carseat--that sure brings back memories of my sons when they were little. I actually used to put the youngest in his carseat and drive him around until he fell asleep, then carefully lift him out and carry him up to his crib to nap... Sounds crazy, but I was desperate!!

Sharlotte said...

The ornament is really cute. Penguis always make me smile. What is it about a trip to Michael's that makes kids change thier minds a half a dozen times? Oh wait! I do that too! It's annoying what them and Hobby Lobby have stopped carrying! Love the picture of David! Glad you are trying flylady. Things really do go a lot smoother for me when I follow it.

Mzplcdokie said...

What a great ornament! such a nice gift.

Kathy said...

Awwwww, someone looks tied. :)

Love your ornament finish. That is a great pattern adn you stitched it beautifully.

Catherine said...

Your ornament looks great!

I can certainly feel your frustration with getting things done. About the only thing I accomplished here this weekend was cooking and laundry.

Don't you just love when they fall asleep in the car seat?

Parsley said...

That ornament is SO CUTE!

Jo said...

The ornament is lovely and David looks so cute.

Charlene ♥ SC said...

What a cutie that ornie turned into! No wonder he can't keep his eyes open - it was a busy day! Hope you love the q-snaps as much as I do!

Sue said...

Very pretty finish to a very pretty ornament!

Carolyn NC said...

Adorable ornament! Great pic of David!

staci said...

What a darling ornie! Beautifully stitched and finished Tracey.

Little David looks plain tuckered out :)

Myra said...

Poor little David looks so tired. LOL I love your ornament, very pretty and sparkly.

Anonymous said...

That is a lovely ornament.

Marl

g-girl said...

wow, that ornament is gorgeous. good luck with trying to get a project a week completed! i know how tough it can be.