Saturday, February 27, 2010

Some more progress..

Here is the latest on Tinkerbell and the Sense and Sensibility Sampler- I'm afraid I don't move very fast on the latter- I don't get as much stitching time on Thursdays due to zumba class- not complaining, mind you, I love zumba! And Fridays- sometimes I get lots of stitch time and sometimes I don't..

My weekend project is a little snowman project from San Man- I'm hoping to finish it this weekend but we'll see.. it's not very big but sometimes I take longer to stitch things then I think I will.. Tink up there is a perfect example! lol

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Progress on "B"

Well, after frogging everything but the upper left hand corner, and re-stitching, this is where I'm at! :-) I really wish this picture did the butterfly justice. It is so pretty and sparkly!
I am also happy to say I solved the Tinkerbell's wing/Daquiri Ice dilemma.  While stitching "B" last night I noticed that one of the colors was really close to Daquiri Ice.  So today I tried it- it was a little too dark, so I ripped it out and used a strand of Daquiri Ice and a strand of the similar DMC and it is so close I don't think it will be noticeable. Yea! I will try to remember to take a picture tomorrow and post it.  I am almost done with the cross-stitching- I have to stitch the "P" in "Pixie" then I can begin the backstitch! hurrah! I feel like I have been working on it a long time.
It snowed today- the third time this winter- I know that doesn't seem like much but I think it's the first time it's snowed three times in one winter since I moved here in '94.  It was really pretty,  not falling hard, just kind of randomly coming down this way and that, big fat flakes.  It melted as soon as it hit the ground but I still enjoyed watching it fall.   Well.. better go if I am going to get any stitching done tonight! :)

Deadly Harvest by Heather Graham

Deadly Harvest (Flynn Brothers, #2) Deadly Harvest by Heather Graham

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was an awesome book- in alot of suspense books I can figure out "whodunit"- this one kept me guessing til the end.. a real page turner!
Note: This is a part of the "Flynn Brothers Trilogy"- I have read the first one and it was just as good- reading the third one now! You could probably read them out of order though and not be confused or anything. ;)

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Monday, February 22, 2010

Mr. Snow Tired is fiinished!

I finished him late last night!  My next snowman design is going to be a little one- a little San Man Originals feels sooooo good to finish something! My finishes for 2010 so far are looking pretty sad. I stitched this on BCG Textiles linen with the recommended threads, but instead of the Homespun Elegance charm I used a Mill Hill Treasure.

And tonight I want to share with you a yummy snack- you may have already done this, I'm sure it's nothing new... but Rob got this book "The Flat Belly Diet" and it has microwave s'mores.  I didn't even know you could microwave marshmallows!  Anyway, all you need is graham crackers, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and mini-marshmallows.  Place marshmallows and chocolate chips on graham crackers and microwave for about 15-20 seconds.  They are yuuuuuummmmmy and relatively lo-cal if you don't get carried away with the marshmallows and chocolate chips. hee hee!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Better late than never!

Back at Christmastime I think I said I would post a picture of the poncho my mom made me for Christmas.  I finally remembered to have Hanna take a picture (you can see her in the mirror! lol) Here it is. Not the best picture of me but at least I'm having a semi-good hair day. ;-) The poncho is really soft and cozy and has a hood too. :) I love it!  The picture doesn't do it justice- the colors are so pretty..

Hardly any stitching the last couple of days- David had an upset tummy on Thursday evening- I was quite distracted being worried about him- fortunately I don't think it was a bug - I won't get into the nasty details though.  He has been fine since late Friday evening and I am so thankful.  I didn't sleep well Thursday night so I was tired Friday and didn't get much stitching done then either, just a couple of letters on my Sense and Sensibility Sampler.   Tonight and tomorrow I am going to work on my Mr. Snow Tired - hope to get him finished! We'll see.  If I am going to succeed I guess I better get off of this computer! Hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Does anyone have some Frog-B-Gone?

Argh! Had my B square almost all stitched- was stitching the border before I put the beads on- and realized I was a row off. My block was shorter than the other one.. it didn't look too obvious but it would bother me so I had to frog almost all I had stitched! I may post my progress later anyway, though it's not much..

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

My first TUSAL post!

A couple days late- I was thinking the new moon was today... oops!  It doesn't look like I have been doing hardly any stitching at all does it? lol Really, I have, almost once a day at least!  Alot of white in there between my snowman and the Aran sweater in the Stitcher's Alphabet.  Hopefully my next updated will be more colorful. :)

Monday, February 15, 2010

ME ornament progress, etc..

I realized I hadn't ever posted any pics of my Mary Engelbreit ornament I'm working on- this was one of the $1 kits from Michael's, and it's actually pretty detailed, I really like the vibrant colors!
Tonight I decided to go through the books I had bought at library book sales and our used book store's dollar sales and mark the ones on my goodreads "to read" list that I own- I looked through those books and found books I had forgotten I had even bought- and found one that I had bought twice-I bought one copy at the used bookstore and one at the library book sale!  It's ok, it's an author my mom likes as well so I'll save a copy for her when she comes to visit in April.. I am such an addict when it comes to those book sales.  I'm sure I've mentioned in a previous post that the library book sales sell 5 paperbacks for $1.00- and "friends of the library" get first dibs..I have a dear friend from church who keeps renewing my friends membership so I try to be there for "friends" night every 6 months when they have a sale.  The kids like looking through the books too and the library lets me bring them on "friends night." :) Anyway, enough rambling.. I am really tired.  Have to take Hanna to the dentist in the morning for a filling- her first cavity. :P I supposed it was too much to hope she would never get one.. lol.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Snowy Day= Stitching/Reading Day!

I love this song from White Christmas - every time it snows I think of it! Here are some more pictures of our beautiful white stuff!

Look at the trail of pawprints- looks like one of the local stray cats was the only one to venture out this morning!
Now - off to stitch or read!

Friday, February 12, 2010


I know most of y'all are sick of it, but we haven't gotten much, so I am still excited!!

I did a short video but have to figure out how to post it here as it's an unsupported file type. :( I haven't been able to save it as anything else..

Blackbird Designs giveaway!

Cathy is giving away a gorgeous Blackbird Designs pattern (w/fabric!) on her blog- click the post title or her name to see which one it is!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A is finished!

Doing a happy dance!! Stupid me didn't already have my threads pulled for "B" - and I'm feeling a bit lazy, so I guess I will start it another night. :)

A pic from a bit farther away

See post below this one also..


I used SSS "Daquiri Ice" for Tink's wings- I used my whole skein and only had a small bit left to stitch so my mom loaned me hers. It's quite a bit lighter as you can see- sorry for the crappy cell phone pic-it's really obvious that it's lighter isn't it? What to do now? SSS is pretty hard to come by these days...

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Progress on my Sense and Sensibility Sampler..

I didn't post any progress last week as I didn't get a whole lot done.. I got quite a bit of stitching time last night though. :)  Please excuse the hoop mark!! I am really loving the colors in this.

Friday, February 05, 2010


I have not been this glad it's Friday in a lonnnnnng time.  Work was crazy this week. I got off about a half an hour late every day except today, oddly enough. Probably because it was raining.   It seemed like this week everyone wanted to do business in the last hour of the workday.  I won't complain though - it's job security! Tonight was soooo nice. I got off work and was on the way home when Hanna texted me to let me know they were waiting on a pizza from Papa John's it would probably be about an hour (!).  So I came home, changed into comfy clothes, turned on the 'salsa' radio station on Directv, and boogied around the house catching up on a little cleaning- it was great winding down time believe it or not.  Last night I got off late, did not eat dinner so we could make it to zumba class in time.  When class was over I wasn't hungry, so I got the kids something, they ate most of it on the way home, finished up at home- I took a shower while they were eating-got David to bed.  Then put a load of clothes in the dryer and plopped down in my usual place on the loveseat. I was so drained- didn't eat, didn't stitch- just sat there watching TV.  I was in bed by 10.  So naturally there was a bit of a mess to be cleaned up today, since I did ZILCH last night. lol
But enough of that.. here are some progress pics- first, my "A"- I have finally started on the beading..
And here is one of "Pixie Spoken Here"- I had almost gotten finished with Tink's wings and I ran out of SSS "Daquiri Ice" . Thankfully my mom is mailing some to me that she had- hopefully it will match. So I worked on the lettering in the meantime.

Sorry it's a little hard to see- I took at work- must be those flourescent lights.  If you look closely you can see the start of the letters on the left- I am doing them in WDW Spring Bouquet.  The pattern called for them to be done in white, but my fabric was a little too light.
Well, better go get little man to bed.. I am behind on my blog reading too, maybe I can do some catching up tomorrow. I want to work on my Sense & Sensibility Sampler tonight. :)

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,...