Monday, August 31, 2009

A finish!!!

I finished!!!! It only took 4 months!!! I started it April 30th, and finished it August 4 months and one day if you want to be technical.

Please forgive the icky photo job, and the wrinkles!!! I have not had a chance to iron it out, and I am using a different computer to do this, so not sure of the way to post photos very well. I will try to get a better one later.

Now I think I am going to try to finish "Birdhouses of America Unite" by October 1st. I am pretty sure I can do it, it's just about half finished. Let me show you what I have done so far.

Ok, maybe I am not to the halfway point yet. This one is a bit harder for me to work on as It is done on some tiny linen, that I am not used to. I'm working it 2 over 2 on this one, I'm guessing maybe this is 32 count something or other. I don't remember.

Sorry for the huge crease right down the middle of the piece...boy do I have to get used to the whole photoing my work again!! =)

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments you have all been leaving me lately and for my newest followers as well!

Now get those dancin' shoes on and dance with me!!! "I got a finish! I got a Finish!"

The finish line is in sight!!!

Yesterday I had a major sit in stitch. I think I stitched almost constantly from about 9 am until 4 pm...with the exception of getting up to use the bathroom and a few hours breaks to get some chores in here and there.

Now I only have to fill in the color on the last "cat" in the lower left hand corner, as the black outline is finished, and finish up the celtic knot ont he left hand side, and I'm done! I am thinking that I am gonna get going on my chores now and then sit my butt on the couch and finish this puppy up!!! Wish me luck! get those dancing shoes out to help me happy dance...hopefully by the end of the day!!! Photos coming soon!!!

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Show and Tell

Just so I can share the two projects I was talking about yesterday I wanted to show these. Also, I went back and was 2005 that I started this one: "Birdhouses of America Unite" That is the photo from the booklet I'm working from, not my actual work, I will share photos of it soon.

Also, here is "Achooo!"

I think this little dalmation puppy is soooo cute!!! I bought him in September of last year, put a handful of stitches in and then forgot all about him. The other day when I opened this back up I realized 1) I'd totally miscounted 2) I had started it facing the wrong way on the fabric, duh! I had it vertical not if I kept up with it that way the poor thing woulda sneezed his spots right off the fabric and never gotten them back!

Well, thank you so much to all the lovely ladies who have left me comments! And for my new followers!!! You all help make this blogging experience so enjoyable!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Fears be gone!

Ok, one of my greatest fears when I realized we were getting shipped off to a foreign land was that I wouldn't be able to acquire (easily) new stash. Which so far this seems to be correct other than a good supplu of DMC which is sold at our craft shop here on base, everything else I would need I would have to order then wait 50 years for it to be delivered!

However, today I decided to go through my WIP's drawers...and I realized that these fears are totally moot!!

I have enough stitching projects in those drawers to last me at least 6 years!!!! Ones that I have started and somewhere along the way abandoned. I have a short attention span when it comes to my stitching, it seems! Although I am getting better about that! I have projects in these drawers that I started up to 5 years ago and not finished!!! I have projects that I have gotten, kitted up and then abandoned, sooooo many projects, that I pulled out and went: "Oh yeah! I remember this!" And set it in my pile of "to work on now" projects. Now my "To work on now " pile is larger than it needs to be! lol...

So, today I totally abandoned BoInk in favor of "America Birdhouses Unite." This one I started in 2006, I believe I found the post for it there. You'll notice (if you were to go looking for these posts) that I post about this project twice (maybe three times) and then it disappears off the radar. It's the same with several others as well. Well, that is because I never happy danced over them, I merely shoved them aside for the new projects that I would either buy or decide I wanted to work on.

So all this to say that maybe it is a goooood thing that I am not able to acquire stash so easily, maybe these next 4 years we are here will help me to finish up some of those long lost and forgotten projects that have been hanging around for so long, just waiting to be happy danced over! And I can be saving up my pennies for our return to the states and being able to buy new stuff.

But do not worry dear friends, I am not totally jumping ship with BoInk, I still intend to finish it by Sept 10th. I just got excited about my findings this morning. But America Birdhouses unite will be set aside, I just worked on it a little bit this morning.

Yesterday I also started working on "Achoo!" again as well, but again have decided not to work on it steadily until I am finished with BoInk. Now I am getting excited for finishing BoInk so I can go stash diving and come up with an old loved but forgotten project to work on.

At any rate, I am very relieved to know that in these next few years I will not run out of things to stitch! Pictures to come soon, of both ABHU and Achoo! Hope yo uare all having a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, August 27, 2009


It's comin' along, I'm hoping for a finish within a week! Now the question is "What next?"

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Progress Photo Friday!

Well, hello, again! Everyone, don't faint, as I am posting twice in as many days!! And this time with stitchy piccies! Here is my progress on Howling at the moon...This is what it looked like the last time I wrote about it on March 9th of this year...
And THIS is what it looks like now...I'm on page 4 of the 9 page pattern...Only finished Page 5.

So there is my progress onthat one, and here is progress on BoInk:

Not much further to go now!! Just finsh up those three panels on the bottom, a few touch ups on previous squares and finish the outline,one and a half celtic knots, and about 1 and a half "cats". I think I was right in making my deadline for Sept. 10th...I can see it happening...can you?

Boy do I miss Blogging...

I hate that I have been ignoring my poor blog and all my wonderful stitching buddies! I have been stitching...honestly I have just been post.

I have been very stuck on Facebook games. I know there are others out there as well who have the same addiction to those things too. I'm just so...ugh...time seems to go by too fast, they blur by and at the end of the day I end up thinking "Gosh, I WAS going to post to my blog, eh, I'm tired, I'll do it tomorrow."

So, even though I don't have a stitchy pic, I do have one of Japan. This photo was taken about half an hour away from out house, at a place called teh Tropical Dream Center. It's a botanical garden, it's huge!!! It took hubby and I three hours to get through it all, and at that we had to rush towards the end, because they would be closing soon. Anyway, there is a tall tower you can climb up to the top of, and that was the view from there. SOOOO beautiful!

I am going to try (but I make no promises!) to post a stitchy photo or two tomorrow. We shall see. I'm about ready to ground myself from the computer for a bit...but then again, maybe not! Thank you all for reading!