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