Thursday, May 29, 2008

Mr. snowman

I have really been going to town on Mr. Snowman this week. So he is coming along, I don't see why he won't be finished by Sunday. I have been putting in a lot of the background color, and I don't have much more of that to finish, I finished filling in all the green in his little sweater, so mostly now all I have to do is back stitch, finish up the background color and all the white, and that's it, so he is coming along well, I have actually started the backstitching on his head and upper arm/shoulder area.

I have been listening to an audio book while I stitch, so that is cool. It makes the time fly. Well I am trying to drop in on your blogs and leave comments here and there but still just trying to catch up on reading them and looking at all your lovely stitching. Pictures coming here soon!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I have goals!

Short term Stitching goals that is! I want to:

1)Finish Snowman #2 by this Sunday

2) Finish page one of Howling at the moon by June 10th

3) Start Snowman #3 next week

4) finish him by June 15th

5) Finish the Fruit of Prayer by June 20th.

Although I think finishing Howling at the moon Page 1 by june 20th and FOP by june 10th would be more realistic, but oh well. We shall see how we do.

It is super hot here, and my AC is messed up so I have to have someone come look at it today, because it will be alot more comfy to stitch if it weren't so stuffy and hot in this house.

Ok off to stitch. I actually pulled mr. snowman out and DO hope to finish him by the end of the week! progress photos coming SOON!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Smash mouth!!!

Well, I have not been around much lately. I have been busy with friends from out of town. I have a fun and crazy story to tell. my friends from California came out to visit me this weekend, and while on the plane ride here they struck up a conversation and started playing Scrabble with a really nice guy on the plane. Well, he was traveling with a few other men and they kinda looked like they belonged in a band, so my friend asked them if they were in one, and it turns out it was Greg Camp, the lead guitarist from Smash mouth playing Scrabble with my friends. Anyway, my friends were telling Greg that they were coming out to Texas to visit me, and that they were originally from Santa Cruz California, which is where Greg lives. And so they just hit it off, and so Greg invites them,and me! to the show that Smash mouth is putting on at a place called the Glass Cactus that was in Fort Worth, VIP passes with backstage access and everything! So, we went, and still two days later I am still on a high over it! So here are pictures of our evening.

Photo 1- me with Steve (Vocalist) and Mark (Percussion)

photo 2) Mark Percusssionist beating on Paul the bass guitarist with his drum sticks to loosen up his back muscles before the show

photo 3) Steve and Greg and me after the show

Photo 4) Steve during the show

Photo 5) Paul and Steve during show.

So! We had a great time! These guys are so sweet! They are SO down to earth! and don't suffer from "Star syndrom" at all (when people think they are hot stuff and better than other people because they are stars) It was so much fun.
I haven't been stitching much, but my friends are leaving tomorrow so I am hoping that after they leave I will get some stitching time in! That's all for now!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

"I have a throat Ache"

Do you all remember that commercial of the kid at the doctors and the doctor asks how she is and she says "I have a throat ache" That's me!!! I have a throat ache and have had it for three days now. I feel yucky, and I am still working, my voice is basically a gone thing,I sound like a croaking frog! lol and I'm still pushing on. Of course after work all I really feel like doing is being a huge couch potato, so nothing has really gotten done. I just sit and watch tv, and try not to hurt. I sure hope this goes away, soon.

I have stitched a tiny bit, but nothing noteworthy. I pick up my stitching , put in like a handful of stitches, set it down, and just vegetate staring at the tv screen! You know I'm sick when I do that! I always have to have my hands busy, even while watching tv. So, I think when I feel better I need to pick up my little snowman, he is laying on the coffee table looking up at me with those cute snowman eyes just begging to be finished! LOL! Happy Tuesday!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Progress Photos!!

Well I was going to upload these yesterday but never got around to it. So here are my progress photos of howling at the moon, and Fruit of Prayer. I don't feel as though I have devoted a ton of time to these pieces lately, but it seems like there is more progress than I thought there was, if that makes any sence! I guess just a little stitching each time adds up too. Hope you have a great Thursday!

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

An unexpected visitor!

Well it has been awhile since I last posted here. The reason being, my father showed up to surprise me last Tuesday for a week long visit. Which is fine, but last week was finals. So, between finals and my dad being here, not much got done, stitching or other wise. But I did have a nice visit with dad, and school is now over for a month, well about two/three weeks, I guess, which means more stitching time for me!!! And reading time as well.

I did do a little bit of stitching on Howling at the moon. Today is my day off, and I plan to stitch stitch stitch. I have a dentist appointment this morning and after that I am going to sit in bed, and stitch. I don't know why but bed is my favorite place to stitch/read, it's comfortable. Plus I am a huge hermit and was one all growing up and at my parents house growing up I usually just sat on my bed to stitch and read, so that is just where I like to relax. I do like being out in the living room sometimes to stitch, but the lighting int he bedroom is much better for those big complicated, very detailed pieces, such as Howling at the Moon. I can't explain it. =P

So, after today's stitching session I think I will share photos. Thanks again for reading!

Sunday, May 04, 2008

Thank you!

Oh my goodness! The wonderful responses I recieved from you who answered my cry for help!!! thank you all for your lovely bits of insight, and for enabling a fellow stitcher! lol. I have spent the majority of my computer time browsing some of the shops you all suggested, and oh. boy. I WANT IT ALLL!!!!! lol. And in lieu of my crazy sence of want I have decided...gulp... not to buy anything. THIS is why:

This is my pile of magazines and leaflets and chart books, and the other photo is a 4 drawer cabinet thingy full of kitted projects that either 1) need to be started or 2) WIP's. I also have a BUNCH of kitted projects out by my stitching chair in the living room, but seeing as how messy my house is, didn't want to share that, but believe me, for now I think I have my hands full with enough stitching stuff!!! More than enough to get me through this lifetime. lol
But!!! Thank you all so much for the wonderful help and when I get in the mood to spend again, I have bookmarked a few good places! I'll let you know when/if that happens! I may, one of these days decide to splurge.

Oh, and I have another new start. This one will take me awhile to get finished, it is called "Howling at the Moon"

And this is how far I am:
Obviously not very far at all, prob about 200 sttiches, maybe a little more. I think that was like 2 or 3 hours work on it, it has a TON of color changes! I am doing it on 18 cnt white aida! I am really enjoying this. We'll see how long it can keep my interest! lol! Well, I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and hope you have a great week coming up! and thanks for reading!

Thursday, May 01, 2008

HELP! =)

Ok, fellow stitchers, I have a request! Maybe you can help me out. I am wanting to order some =) online, however, I have during my time here reading blogs, seen some positive and negative feedback on various stores. If you could leave me comments with some good stores and some bad ones, if you've had bad experiences let me know which stores to stay away from and if you have good ones let me know. Right now I am leaning towards Stitching bits and Bobs, and stitch 1-2-3, because I like their selection. Any word on them? Thanks guys, I just 1) don't want to wait a year for my order to arrive and 2) don't want to give my money effort and time to someone who doesn't deserve it, or has gypt any fellow stitchers.

Thanx! I look forward to some feedback...come on guys be the good enablers I know you can be!!! lol