Friday, November 21, 2014

Santa ornie

Sorry for the craptastic photo. It's dark and rainy today. I didn't finish it yet... But almost!  I probably won't be posting again for awhile, cuz we are going out of town all next week for thanksgiving, but I may find something to post about, so I may surprise yah! If not, I hope all my American readers have a great Holiday!  Joyful Stitching to you all!!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

New Start progress #1!

I finally got off my lazy behind and pulled the threads and got this project started. Which is good because it's a gift for my parents 50th wedding anniversary... Which was LAST August! So it is now more than a year overdue! They are coming out here for a visit mid-February for my daughters birthday, and I'm really going to try and have this done and framed and ready to give to them then! So I have about 3 months to get this stitched up and framed. So... Wish me luck. It's a fairly easy piece, shouldn't take too long! I finished all this in 3 days (about 4 hours worth of work) it's a pretty easy stitch. It's a picture of two Precious Moments kids holding an hour glass and it's called "Counting our Moments together". My mom collects PMs. So I showed her my patterns and this is the one she picked. And I will probably personalize it as well.  Wish me luck! I think I'm gonna need it! 

Monday, November 10, 2014

Happy Monday!! (Is there such a thing?)

Well, I have no photos to share, because I have done no stitching the past 5 days. My "new start" only has an empty labeled color card the fabric and copy of the pattern in a bag. That's as far as I got. I never pulled the threads or found a fresh needle... Sigh...

I was doing a read-a-long with a group on goodreads, and so have spent much of my time reading that book. (Which was "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe" by Fannie Flagg. Which is the book that the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" was based off of.) it was an amazingly fun read. 

And!!! My hubby got my Sims3 installed on a good computer, so I've just been busy playing hours of Sims3. It is SO addicting!!!

But! I want to try to post on my blog all 6 times this month, as I usually don't bother blogging if I don't have any stitching to share. But I need more discipline in my life. So, I shall attempt to post all 6 days this month. Stitches or no stitches to share, I'm posting!!! I just hope I don't bore you with all my drivel. Well I better get going. Today is my birthday, and I know Hubby has lots of things planned for the day!! Happy stitching!! See yah in 5 days, come heck or high water!

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

DS2N more progress

I am just going right along with this one.

On October 30th it looked like this:

As of this morning it looks like this:

Little by little it's getting a bit more filled in. Plus I put a handful of stitches in on pages 4 and 6, because after doing the last few fill in stitches in these colors I still had a lot of the length left over, so carried them over to the new pages. And I am so tempted to start working on these new pages, but I will finish page 5 first. I'm getting closer! I sure hope I can get the other pages finished in under 9 months like this one has taken me so far!!! I think by the time I'm done with this page I will be closer to 10 months in working on it!! Wow!! Well I will be back in 5 days to show you a new start! Joyful stitching all!!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A bad month... But maybe not as bad as I thought...

First of all I want to thank everyone who left me such sweet kind and encouraging comments on my last post. I think I was just having one of those days. My daughter was sick, then I caught it. And of course cold meds always knock me for a loop. Of course I wasn't getting anything done! I was under the sleeping curse of cold meds. Things happen, but they are usually just temporary. My mother always says "This, too shall pass" but it's hard to remember that when you're going through it.
I think I was just feeling so discouraged because last month was a great, productive one, and the beginning of this one was not as great as I was hoping. 
But! Now I'm better and my daughter is better so I actually was able to get a bit of stitching done, the last ten days of the month... I even got a finish! Granted, it's just a small one, but it's a finish!! So let me share with you what I accomplished!
Here's my finish. Santa ornament #3. And here's how far I got to with the 4th one:
And I think I would have gotten a finish if I hadn't had a desperate urge to work on this:
Which I am still in love with. My goal for this one was originally to try to finish this page. Once I realized THAT wasn't going to happen, I decided to try and finish the white angels hand which I did. Plus tons of other confetti fill in here and there. 
So I was happy to see this month wasn't a total bust!
Along with my stitching I also read 8 books this month as well. And watched 3 seasons of House MD on Netflix and season 2 of Ghost Hunters. And this week I've also been doing some little crafty/baking projects with the daughter. We've been having a lot of fun and she is super excited for Halloween! 
I guess that's it for now! I hope everyone has a wonderful, fun and safe Halloween!!!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

May be a little while....

I just wanted to stop in and say hi! Life has just been so busy as of late. Boy, being a stay home mom to an active three year old is hard! I can hardly get anything done. I feel like just giving up. I've given up on trying to even keep my house clean, cuz the minute I pick it all up, the toddler makes a ginormous mess again! Then it seems as if I could sit for two hours doing absolutely NOTHING but stare at the wall, and she won't utter a peep, she's perfectly happy and content. The second I think "she's fine I can get up and do something" all of a sudden she needs me! So I've just given up. We are gonna get her in a mom's day out program after the first of the year, so I may be able to get back to doing some of the things I love then. But for now I'm just taking a break from stitching, and since I won't be stitching much I won't have much to blog about. I hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! And I will see you again...not sure when... But I will be back... It just may be awhile! Thank you for understanding!!! Joyful stitching to you all! I will still be looking at all my favorite blogs. I thoroughly enjoy looking at all your beautiful projects and reading about your lives.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

A finish, some progress, and a photobomb...

So!  I am very excited and happy that I have another finish for this month!!! Two finishes this month?! For me that's amazing! I finished the 2nd piece in my Santa ornament series:

Then I put in about 15 hours of work on this:

And here's my cute little photobomber:

I was very productive this month!! Along with all my stitching I also managed to read 9 books as well! So I did pretty good this month! Now looking forward to the fall and Halloween next month. It's still in the 80s here so I'm still waiting for fall to hit. Hope everyone had a great stitchy month. See yah soon!