Monday, January 28, 2008

Wow! Long time no Blog!

Hi there! thank you all for your wonderful comments! I have not been blogging much this month due to a few reasons,
1) school started back up
2) work
3) No stitching mojo to speak of, I think I accidently packed it up int he holiday decorations! lol!
4) Hubby is leaving VERY soon for our second deployment as a couple, and he will be gone longer than he was during the last one, and so we have been busy getting things ready for that.

So, As you can see things have been a bit hectic here. Trying to spend as much free time with hubby as possible when i'm not at work, and doing homework is basically taking up much of my time, plus like i said, i just have not been much in the mood to stitch much.

I'm thinkin gthat once Hubby leaves I will be here more frequently, and also wanting ot stitch more since I will have all those long hours to fill that he isn't here. Ugh! my days off from work are gonna suck! They always seem so long and I miss him more when I don't work. Do you think my job will let me work 210 days straight? Hmmm...??? lol! Nah, I'm sure I will find things to fill my time, if not i'm sure stitching will be a good fill in!

Thanks for listening to my rambeling, I will be back soon...I hope!

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Some WIP's to share

I have been really lazy when it comes to blogs, not leaving comments when I read others, and of course blogging here.
So, I am trying to be better about that!

I thought I would share a few photos of the two main projects I have been putting most my time into lately, My snowman, and mini sampler alphabet letter C. The snowman still has quite a ways to go until a finish, but letter C is almost finished, just have to finish the castle, then it is onto letter D!

I have actually made a few goals concerning my stitching for the year. I have decided to

1) finish two of the alphabet samplers a month
2) Finish one stocking/mitten a month
3) finish 1 page of the Abbey a month

Let me explain the stocking/mittens. The snowman piece I am working on is a tiny little stocking, and with it is 5 other pieces with cute little snowmen on them as well, 3 are mittens 3 are stockings I want to finish the entire set of 6, by finishing one a month. So, we shall see if that actually happens, but that is my goal.

Also I think I may be stretching it a bit by adding one page of The Abbey a month, but hey a girl can dream, right? It will at least help keep me focused and continuing with the stitching, I hope!

Here is mr. snowman, he is starting to look a bit cozier with his little sweater on, although it has holes in it! I have some fill in to do! But i think he is coming along nicely. For such a small little chump, he is sure taking a long time. I'm thinking that dark blue fabric may be slowing me down, if that makes any sence! I hate working on dark fabbies, it is hard to see the holes to put the needle through, and wih my Christmas tree up, it cuts back on my lighting, but that should be remedied today, as I am taking that stupid thing down today, then I shall sit nicely and comfortably in my easy chair and stitch the day away.

i made some changes to the little sampler, changed a bunch of the colors because I think the original wasn't done on white fabric, but mine is, so all the little C's were to be done in white but they wouldn't show up well on mine, if at all, so I thought I'd make them in varying colors of the ocean, blues and greens, I like how it is coming out. I should see a finish on that one very soon, today maybe even!

I hope you all have a very stitchy weekend!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Happy 2008!!!

Well, the ending of 2007 has come and gone! And here we are in 2008!! For some reason the mark of the new year wasn't a big deal for me this year, I didn't feel the need to make new goals or to feel as though a new beginning was upon me, I don't know why.

This year will be husbandless for most of it, but I am sorta looking forward to it, as when he returns we hope to start our family, so I am hoping to enjoy a lot of stitching and relaxing while he's away, as well as other things, of course, reading, I have my yearly goal to read 65 books this year, even though last year was a flop when it came to my reading goals. This next semester I am only taking 2 classes, not three, and I am going to try to focus on finishing more projects with my stitching, seeing as I didn't finish any (big ones) in 2007.

I want to work out regularly, since I have started working I have lost a few pounds and would like ot keep it up, with Rob gone, It will be easier, because when I try to not eat as much he gets on me about it, so he won't be here to watch me like a hawk, so hopefully, I will be able to loose a bit more. But mostly i just want to work out and get a bit stronger, and be healthier.

We get rid of the route here in a few more days, which I cannot wait!!! I am tired of getting up int he middle of the night every night, and it is cold out there this time of the year.

Stitching wise, I have been workin gon my snowman stocking, it is coming along, slowly, but surely. I also put a few stitches into Letter C of Erica Micheal's Mini Sampler Alphabet. I have almost the entire border done, and have started on the sand castle. So, I guess you could say I am still working on my smalls, as opposed to working on big projects still. But oh well, right now they are fulfilling, when I feel like it, I will move on and get some work into a larger project.

That is all I have for today. i work two more days then i have two days off!! I hope to settle in on the couch and get lots of stitchin gin during those two days! Bye!