Friday, October 31, 2008

Progress Photo Friday!

This is my progress on Brittercup Kitty Ornament. I am actually a little more finished with it than you see here, as I had tried to post these photos the other day, however, I lost the page after I hit the "publish post" button...=( So, decided to give it another try. Next up is "Tombstone angel"

This is a really bad photo of this piece, sorta wrinkled. I am enjoying this one alot, However, I am not sure that I want to use the called for colors on this one, as they are very muted. Which would make sence since this is an old time piece, but I think I want to change up the colors on this, so have basically been working on the black in this piece only, until I figure out what to do with it.

This next photo! Over time whenever I go to a craft store, if I don't have my DMC list with me, I will pick and choose a handful of random skeins of floss, and this has become my collection. I never even realized how much I have. This is my "Reserve pile" Incase I am working along on a project and "Ooops, ran out of this color." I don't have to (Hopefully) run out to the store and get it, I am hoping I will already have it here. There are 233 skiens of floss here! I do need to catalogue it, tho so I do know what I have or don't have. It would take me forever to try to find a DMC number I needed in that mess!
Well that is all for me here. Hope everyone has a safe and Happy Halloween.

Monday, October 27, 2008

I'm home!

Phew! We made it back! All in one piece! We had a wonderful time, and I have tons of photos to share, but I have to put them on the computer first! On our way home we stopped in San diego to visit my grandparents grave, and then went to the Grand Canyon. It was beautiful!!!

But I am so glad to be home! Although all the riding in the car did afford for some great stitching. Even though I didn't finish my puppy piece, because I got so wrapped up in my new projects I took that I didn't work on it much at all...oops. Oh well. =) That is about all the news I have here. I am greatly enjoying reading all the blogs out there!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Greetings from California!!

We made it!!! It was a long drive, but nice. I got alot of stitching in, which is wonderful!!! I did bring my pup one, but I also kitted up two new projects just minutes before we hit the road!!! (Yeah leave it to a stitcher to run around cutting threads and fabbies to be brought on a trip at the last minute instead of making sure they have not forgotten to pack everything!! lol!) I decided to start two new ones that were found int he latest issue of "Just cross stitch" One is the Britty Kitty Halloween ornament, and the other is The Tombstone angel sampler. I picked these one to bring because they only require a few threads. Plus th eornament is small and I can stitch on it easily on the road. I am actually getting quite a bit of stitching in, and I am loving it! I am pretty sure I will have plenty of stitching to show when I get home. We brought the digi cam with us so I may be able to share them sooner, we shall see. Well, just wanted to stop in and say hi, and let you know I am stitching, and you will see photos soon! Sorry for the lack of photos lately!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

And yet again...

I found it!!! My mojo that is...and you want to know where I found it? Amongst the wonderful photos and words on all your lovely blogs!!! Such inspiration out there! So, thank you all you wonderful enablers! You have once again done a great job! lol.

Yup, I have once again picked up needle and thread. I must admit, I was sorta stitching but not with a ferver that I used to have where I was thinking about my projects whenever I was away from them. Does anyone else do that? While at work or whatever? Dreaming and planning out their next projects, or what they'll stitch that day and think and plan out their rotations, and think obsessively of all those projects that must be done on a certain date? Maybe a gift, or a RR that must go out, and it is in your head forever, maybe I am the only one who does that. But it helps get me motivated to stitch. I am a deadline girl, if I don't have a deadline, forget it, look for the project to be done like in 10 years! lol. But once I put my mind to it and really focus on something,that's all she wrote! watch out, because it will get done in a jiffy!

So, anyway, That being said, before I got all my lovely stash back home where it belonged, I had very few things here to work on and none of them were the least bit inspiring, so I went to the hobby store and got a few things to keep me busy until I had my WIP's and such.

I showed photos of "Achoo" and the other one with the wolves, who's name eludes me at the moment. But then I also got a small piece by Dimensions, called "Never underestimate the power of a nap" and it has a little dalmation puppy sleeping on a blue blanky.

This little guy helped bring my mojo back to me! I have been stitching on him alot for the past couple of days. It sorta started out with a fight with the hubby, after which I went and locked myself into the spare room, with my headphones and my stitching...well with no destractions from the TV or anything else, I was able to get comfortable, slip on my headphones and stitch merrily away!!! It is so therapeutic!!! After awhile, I was like "Fight? What fight? Hubby? hmmm...yeah I remember him. Eh, oh well...stitch stitch stitch." It puts your mind at ease,and makes the world seem like such a beautiful place.

So, anyway, I don't know if this will really happen, since I leave today for a two week long vacation to California today but I am taking the "Nap" puppy with me and hope to have him finished by the time I get home. I think I should be able to, as we are driving and that is a good long drive, and I have claimed the backseat, I am gonna put a pillow back there and get comfy and stitch stitch stitch and read read read.

Thank you all for listening to this rambeling post! And thank you for the wonderful motivation of all your beautiful blogs! I love my blogging friends!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Wow, it's been a while

I thought I would be back into blogging regularly by now...however, that is not the case, I am also not stitching regularly either. I have lost my mojo for it. It's sad. I even get all excited when I read other blogs, but When I sit down with needle and thread after about three stitches, I'm done. I have the want to want to. This is my favorite time of year to do stitching too. With the holidays just around the corner...if you happen to see my mojo hiding somewhere, can you tell it to come home? I miss it!