Monday, December 31, 2012

Good-bye 2012 and Hello 2013

Hello all,
It has been a while since I have posted on my blog.  I have just been caught up with life stuff which also detoured me away from stitching for awhile.  I have missed some of my SAL 2012 WIPocalypse and 2012 TUSAL which are great fun to play.  Click on links to join in for 2013.  I'm going to join again and hoping to make it through the whole year, this time.

Wishing you all the best for 2013!!!!


Friday, June 29, 2012

I'm It !!! Lets Play Tag

I have been Tagged by Colin

So the rules are:

1. Post the rules

2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post

3. Come up with 11 new questions

4. Tag 11 people and link to them in your post

5. Let them know you tagged them so they can answer the new questions
His Questions Are:

  1. What is Your Favorite Board Game?  Sorry
  2. If had a choice what Animal would you like to be? bird
  3. Title and author of book your Reading Right now? not reading one now
  4. What was the last movie you watched? Snow White and the Huntsman 
  5. Who was the last person you talked to in person? my best friend, today
  6. Which shoe do you put on first? Right
  7. When is the last time you played the air guitar? Can't remember
  8. List three of your bad habits? smoking, procastination, forgetting
  9. What last Song you listened to and who was it by? Tiny Dancer by Tim McGraw
  10. What did you have for breakfast yesterday? Does coffee count...
  11. Have you ever had to use a fire extinguisher for its intended use? Yes, my daughter started a campfire in her closet,once

2.  Nancy -
3.  Ann -
4.  K.Marie -
5. could find anyone else :)

Here are my questions..........

  1. What is your favorite movie of all time?Why
  2. What's the scariest movie you've ever seen? Do you like horror movies?
  3. What gives you the creeps?
  4. What's your favorite tv show of all time?
  5. What's your favorite song?
  6. Do you like to sing karaoke?
  7. Do you play video games now?
  8. What is your favorite quote?
  9. Which is your least favorite season?
  10. What were the three happiest moments in your life so far?
  11. What was your favorite toy when you were a kid?

WIPocalypse #6 June Check-In

Wow half the year is gone!!!!  Well here is my June's check-in for WIPocalypse 2012.  If you would like to check out everyones' beautiful work click here for Measi blog. 

Stitching Stuff

Yay .... I have a finish!
Designer:Stitch N Hang Kit
from: Needle Magic Inc

Almost done with this one
I got a few stitches in and some backstitching

changed my mind about using this fabric for another box
using it to make a Needlebook.

I have one more WIP but I still working on removing the frogs

Box Finishing Class

Well I finished my box for Meari's Finishing Class.  I had a great time and loved the class. Everyone's box came out beautiful.   Meari's instructions were great, just check out her blog for more tutorials.  I know I will be attending her next class. 





Happy Stitching Everyone

Friday, June 22, 2012

TUSAL # 6 June

Well it's that time again..... TUSAL time!!!!  If you are interested in joining or just curious about what it's all about just click here for Daffycat - 2012 TUSAL .  Well I have been busy earlier this month with birthdays, house guests, and parties so not much stitching got done then.  Since everything seems to be returning back  to normal (whatever that, I have gotten a few stitches in.

June 2012 ort jar

Happy Stitching Everyone

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Wkly Update

Yay an update.....I know it has been a long time since I've really blogged.  I have been a little busy.  Well not much stitching has gotten done, this week. My sister and her family were in town for a week and we had a great time.  My week was birthday was Monday,  I recieved lots of birthday wishes from my family and friends.  My kiddos made me dinner and a birthday cake.

My Birtday cake my kiddos made :)

Best part of my birtday was watching my granddaughter eat!!!
she is too cute!!!!

DBF took me out to the movies when he got back into town.  We watched Snow White and the Huntsman.  It was a good movie ... I liked it.

Then we ended the week with a big family bbq at the park before my sister left for home (Florida).  It was great to see and spend time with family.  We had a great time.  But this was a very long week and Sunday I just sat around trying to get some rest & stitching done but not much of both got done.  Now it is time to get everything back on track and on a "somewhat" normal routine. 

Thanks for visiting

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Late "WIPocalypse" Check In

Well another WIPocalypse Check-In, where did the month go!   If you would like to join  or look at everyone's beautiful WIP click here for Measi blog.  




Here is everything I have been working on.  I also started kitting other projects for me and my daughter but I'm still waiting for a finish.

Another box I'm working on but not really happy with my choice of thread.  (Rethinking)

DS bookmark

ok have not worked on this one at all

my little WIP has some backstitching done 

Another one that has not been stitched on .... to busy rip,rip,rip the frogs!!!

Box finishing class

Well here are my recent pic of my ongoing class project.  Meari   has great tutorials.  Truely having fun with this finish.   Working on lining my box now.

Finished staining my box

Finish stitching item that will go on top of my box

Sewing Stuff

Ok now I have started sewing, well one project.  This one little project has inspired my to do more sewing.  So here is a burp cloth I am in the process of finishing it for my new grand-daughter.  I found the pattern from Craft and Fabric Links.  Oh and I am doing this by hand which is taking me longer.

Still working on the topstitch.


Well thank you for stopping by and taking a look .... Happy Stitching !

Another very late "TUSAL" Check In

Well I barely made it in time for May Tusal check in.  :)  If you are interested in joining or just check out everyone's beautiful work click here for Daffy TUSAL

My ort jar has some different colors purple from a new WIP, and browns from DS bookmark.  Hoping to have a finish soon.

Thanks for taking the time out to view my blog.

Happy Stitching everyone.

Monday, April 30, 2012

"Very Late" WIPocalypse and TUSAL - April Check In

Oh  I am so late with these check-ins!!!   Ok first, WIPocalypse, here is my WIPocalypse, click here to see every one's wonderful progress in Measi's 2012 WIPocalypse.

WIP # 1 Still working on this one .... one stitch at a time :)

WIP #2 This one has frogs calling out to me so ...

WIP #3 almost done with this one..yay

WIP #4 (which has taken over my rotation)
Delicate Rose for my box finishing class

Now it is TUSAL time!!!!! If anyone is wants to see what's all about click here to see Daffycat Totally Useless Stitch-A-Long.

Thank you and Happy Stitching!!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

"Late" TUSAL - March Check In.....

Wow this month flew right on by me and I missed this month's check in.  So it is TUSAL time (Totally Useless SAL)click here  to see what it's all about and join in all the fun.

So here  is my pics of my orts jar.  It has colors from my bookmark exchange, some purple, blues, pink and green.  I have not worked on much else.

Finished my bookmark for my exchange and it's off to my partner.  Now that I have a finish (no pic yet) working on getting organized with all the patterns that I just want to stitch....there are so many.  I'm sure this is a common problem. :)

Happy Stitching Everyone,


Thursday, March 8, 2012

WIPocalypse Check-In #3

Well it's about that time again.... WIPocalypse time!  If you have not heard of WIPocalypse click here to see what's all about.  And join in all the fun!

Well it has been awhile since I have posted an update but I do have a finish. Yay!!!  I have also added to my list of TO DOs, bookmarks for my kids & exchange, and a new HEAD project.... so excited!
I started one of my bookmark project for my ILCS group (Bookmark Exchange).  I will not add pics until I am done.

But here is what I've been working on.....

Fruitful Kitchen by Linda Bird
Fabric: 16Aida
Finished : 03/2012

WIP #1

Still working on this one....

I have been working on this little WIP at work and while waiting for the doctor.  I had to get rid of the frogs that came to visit.  
Ho Ho Snowman

I really have not worked on this one.  But hoping to get some stitching in once I finish my exchange.

ChristmasBow by EMS

Stitched by Kristina P.
Started: 10-19-11
Finished: 3-3-12

My daughter was so excited this weekend .... first because she had her 2nd finish.  She did not do the back stitching correctly but was so happy to call this a FINISH.  Then I told her all about my stitching group and thought it was cool.  She asked if I would show off her stitching.  So here it is.  Now she is asking for another project and basket like mine for her stitching. 

Happy Stitching, Everyone!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

TUSAL - February

Wow it's  another new moon already.  Well I've made some progress on my WIPs.  Here are my pictures of my jar.   

It has some orts from my snowman and the tree that I've been working on.  Also orts from my orange WIP.  Well until next TUSAL time but if you just can't wait until next time click here to join Daffycat 2012 TUSAL.  Take a moment to check everyone's progress at February Update 

Happy Stitching Everyone!

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Weekly Update - 2/16/12

Happy (belated) Valentine's Day!!  I hope everyone had a wonderful day.  Late on this post....busy with the kids' Valentine's Day Party at school and school book fair.  I did manage to get some stitching done.

I had a wonderful day. My day started by receiving card and chocolate from my boss.  I thought that was so sweet of her!  Also got a delicious cupcake from one of the executives in the office.  I would have taken a picture but by the time I remembered .... it was just crumbs.  Sorry it was just that good. :) . Today was not a good day to be on a diet at the 

Then came home to a clean house, well I didn't trip over shoes or a skateboard.  Dinner was cooked and ready.  And a beautiful Tulip plant with a card from my  boyfriend!  It looks so pretty.  The kids gave me hand-made coupons for foot massage & dinner cooked by them. I didn't have to do the dishes!!!  I could not believe it ... this day was getting better.  Kids told me that I could relax and they would not bother me.   Yay!!!   I had a relaxing evening doing nothing but putting in a few stitches.
Well worked on some of the border at the bottom of the piece  and started on some of the back stitching. 

I did  put in a few stitches on my Snowman piece.  The arms, mittens, and book are done.  I'm still working on the tree and bottom half.  I think it is coming along nicely.

Happy Stitching Everyone!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

WIPocalypse: Check-In #2

Well it's time for another full moon check-in.  I'm still stitching away on my  WIPs.  Time flies when you are stitching.  :0)  Here are my recent pics of my WIP.

WIP#1 Snowman Carolers

WIP#2 ChristmasBow by EMS

WIP#3 Fruitful Kitchen - Orange

WIP#4 Ho Ho Snowman - Stitch 'n Hang

I didn't get much stitching in this weekend. It was Super Bowl weekend!!!   One of my brothers has been squatting on my couch living with me for awhile.  He moved out Saturday into his first apartment!  So I've been a little busy with getting my household back into a "normal" routine and housework.  Sunday watched the game at my younger brother's house.  I made BBQ Pork Sandwiches, seems to be his favorite.
I'm hoping to get the house clean & in order this week, so that I can just stitch this weekend.  We will see how well that will work out.... lol. 

I have recently purchased a Daylight light bulb and I love it. Yay, I can see. Well, it's not such a strain now.  And about those readers...I must be in denial because I could not find the "right pair".  I've convinced myself (which wasn't hard to do) that I have a new light bulb, shouldn't need glasses.  Time will tell on that theory.

Happy stitching everyone!!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Updated Pics

Yay pictures!!! Have a look of my progress so far.  Happy Stitching !

Small project that I work on at work!
Not much stitching has been done on it yet.

This one was giving me some trouble over the weekend.
Darn Frogs!
I might have to admit it, reading glasses might be in my future.

I'm happy that I could make some progress on this one!

This one is coming along.  I'm just stitching slowly.  It has lots of color changes.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Weekend Update 1/30/12

Hoping Everyone had a wonderful weekend.

Thanks to one of my stitching friends on ILCS, I have made some real progress on  WIP #3 Fruitful Kitchen - Orange Friday night.  My WIP had terrible accident with a highlighter but received a link on how to fix it.  It worked well enough that I don't feel like the piece is totally ruined. 

I also now have a small stitching project that I can stitch on at work.  It is a Stitch and Hang Ornament.  Thank you ladies for your comments and encouragements. Funny thing is now that I decide to stitch at work, I've been to busy to put in a stitch.  As someone said "all WIP gets done one stitch at a time" :)

I've had some major frogging to do on my WIP #1 Snowman Carolers.  I was always missing a stitch or two or off on my count...ugh.  This was very frustrating.  So Saturday, I bought  fabric marker (washable) and marked my grids.  I'm hoping this will help.

I will be adding pics soon.  Happy Stitching !!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

2012 TUSAL - January

Well I've join Daffycat 2012 TUSAL. It seems like so much fun.  I have always heard of TUSALs through some of my stitching groups but never participated.  So when my children asked me what I wanted for Christmas.... I asked for a pretty glass jar to put my ORTs in for the New Year.  Now that I have glass container  and joined Daffycat 2012 TUSAL here is my picture. 

I started adding Jan. 1 so it has orts from my 3 current WIPs (Snowman Carolers, Christmas Bow, Fruitful Kitchen - Orange).

Monday, January 23, 2012

Weekend Update

Well really thought I would be able to get a lot more stitching done.  But it didn't turn out that way.  I was able to stitch on my WIP #1 Snowman Carolers  for a bit before my Bella (granddaughter) came by.  I offered to babysit ... wow don't really miss that, she was a little fussy.  I did find time to stitch on Saturday after errands and nephew's birthday party.  The progress on my WIP #1 is coming along, not as much as I would like...guess that is why it called WIP.   :)

Also I have been itchin to stitch at work.  Not a big project just something small and easy to carry.  I don't want to take my current WIPs, like stitching those at home.  Would I be getting over my head if I added one small project just for work?  I  told my self that I could not start a new project until one is complete. Don't think that will last ... lol (stitch addict)!!!

Oh and my BIG news ... I am going to be a grandma again!  I'm happy of the news of a new life just not the situation.  Oh well, definitely have to get my needle flying because that just means more baby things that I'll be stitching.

Happy Stitching Everyone

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Wow my first goes.  I got inspired by my stitching friends' blogs, so yesterday created my own blog and worked on my WIP#2 ChristmasBow by EMS when I got home last night.  I love this desigener.  Not sure if working with 3 strands is making me stitch slower or what but only got a few stitches in before bed.  Can't wait for more stitching time this weekend!