Friday, November 16, 2012

New addition to my rotation...

I really don't need to add another big project into my rotation..but with this..I just had to!'s the story.
I went to plug my phone into the my bedroom, on a short shelf that I have next to my bed.
On that shelf all of my cross stitch supplies.
So when I went to plug in my phone, the cord caught the corner of my stack of leaflets and they all fell out..with this design on top..facing up..
So I instantly remembered I had this..and how cute it was..
Now I told myself..don't start anything new.
But the stitcher in me said, "Ok..if I have all the colors and fabric in my stash..I can kit it up..and work on it when I can"
Well...the stash hoarder I am, of course, had all the supplies needed.
So I kitted it up.
Now how cute is this and I had to right???
I thought so too!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Since I've been gone...

Well so much has happened. But first I have to get something out there.
I miss blogging.
I mean I really miss blogging.
I used to,over on xanga,blog daily..sometimes a few times a day.
But with Facebook, the community I was a part of there,quickly got smaller.
People abandoned their blogs.
I joined them..on Facebook..and been there ever since.
But I love, and miss, blogging.
So here is an attempt to get back on  the path of blogging.
So much has happened.
I left the retail world..shortly after becoming store manager.
I missed so much working nights and weekends.
I'm now back in the medical field..and I love it.
Another thing that happened. I lost my dad 2 months ago.
It was sudden. He was only 69. We are on the mend, but it's a long,tough road.
Holidays are coming..will be tough.
We also had to put down our family dog,Bear.
She was such a sweet girl..really attached to both me and my dad.
She was having trouble with her back legs,not able to walk,etc.
Couldn't hear..and barely could see.
Slept all day.
I also started low carb, again (lol), today.
So far so struggle is we don't really stop to eat at I have to have a lot of things
I can graze on all day.
Today for lunch, I used my mandolin to make zucchini noodles and stirred in some jarred alfredo sauce and cut up a few slices of turkey kilbasa.
I have cauliflower in the crock pot getting nice and soft and that will be a few servings of mashed "potatoes". I will make some  tuna patties and burgers. There will be lunch and dinner a few meals this week.
Haven't really been stitching..I did finish the bottom right page of the fairy
and have started on the bottom left but haven't taken a picture of that..
I will try to get here daily to blog..and also grow my friends list here.
I plan on blogging about food,stitching,low carb/diet, and..well..everything.
 also check out my blog for my etsy shop

Friday, April 20, 2012

I have finished "Fairy Friends"!
I used an embriodery hoop to frame it.
I used a soft grey paint that matches the color of the backstitching.

Also, more progress on Joan Elliott's "Spring Fairy".
Not much left on the lower right page.
Tehn I can move to the lower left page and then move
onto beading and metallics.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Fairy Friends

I started, by request, "Fairy Friend" by Andree Langhorn.
Found in Britian's Cross Stitcher issue 210.

I got sick and spend the day in bed stitching and my progress..
(sorry the bad cell phone pic..really..stuck in bed.)

And the finished will look like this:

I will buy, and stain, an embroidery hoop for framing.
Back it with a matching fabric and add a pretty ribbon for hanging.

When I posted on Facebook what I was going to be stitching,not only
did one person want me to stitch it for them, but two requested.

I have always loved this pattern..but knew I would never hang it..just didn't fit.
So now I get to stitch it,twice.
And make some money.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Stitchy update!

I have made progress on my Bohemia piece

I have also started on her face so my next photo will be a finish!
Hopefully by the end of 2011 as this one just shouldn't have taken so
long but I haven't really had time to stitch sadly.

After the holidays when I actually have 2 days off from work,
one day will be my cleaning,grocery and laundry day.
The other day will be stitching and gaming day :-)

Thursday, December 1, 2011

I'm addicted..

I'm addicted to I have discovered so much. You choose your interests and with the click of one button, you are transported from one the the next.

Of course mine are food and crafting related..but I threw in some nature because I do love looking at beautiful photographs of places I'll never go.

I am also addicted to it's a way to see gifs and photos , share them. You can also post your own blog, photos, videos,etc. It's neat. A great time waster.

Also..there is Facebook.I love that I can log in and see what all my friends and family are "like" and move on. I work so much and am so busy that really is the only way I can stay in touch...sad..but true.
Most of the working world is the same. At least one can hope I'm not the only person.