Monday, February 28, 2011


My little angel made her arrival on Thursday Morning, Feb. 24th at 6:01. She weighed 6 lbs. 12 oz, and was 19 inches long!!

I was in the hospital for 5 days for complications, including high blood pressure causing pre eclampsia, and then I hemorraged when I gave birth and had to have a blood transfusion. It was a rough couple of days, but we are doing fine!!!

Welcome to the world, my Angel girl!!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Trying to catch up....

I have been a horrid blogger this....year....I was going to write "month", but...."year" seemed more appropriate!

So! I thought that since for most of this week, I will be out of commission, as I will be admitted to the hospital to be induced on Wednesday morning, and will most likely be there for the rest of the week, I would write a bunch of posts and post date them, so they will post during the week. I really need to catch up on my posts, since even though I have been stitching a bit, I have not been blogging about it. Ugh, pregnancy...I can't wait to have this baby!

And moving on to the real reason behind this post....

An update on "Tree Branch" This is a Winnie the Pooh piece I am trying to get done for my daughter. I started it years ago for my nephew and well, you see what has become of it! LOL. I have almost finished filling in that purple in the tree, though there is still alot left to put in the tree itself. I have also been working on the blue brick a brack border, and the yellow border on the left hand side. And I have been putting alot of backstitch in as well. So, slowly but surely this one is getting worked on, with this one, it is just huge bunches of fill in with the same color, which is great, cause you don't really have to use the pattern for most of it, just keep filling in huge blocks of color, but it also gets sorta boring at the same time!

So, there is "Tree Branch". This one is also on my "Up for a Challenge" list. I apologize for all the wrinkles on this piece!!! I stitch in hand so it is hard not to wrinkle such a large piece whilest working on it!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

To Stitch or to Throw out?

So, this piece is on my Up for a Challenge list. It is an OLD WIP that I started waaay back when I lived in my parents house, like probably about ten years ago! So, I thought I'd pull it out and finish it up for the challenge, but as I work on it, I keep thinking "Do I really even enjoy this piece anymore? What will I do with it once it's finished? It's not really my cup of tea anymore, plus this 14 count aida is driving me nuts! What was I thinking when I started this?!" Anyway, you get the point! But I have continued on with it for some reason. Mostly I have been working on the big bright green patch on the lower left side. That is ALOT of green, I don't think I will ever get it all in!!

Anyway, so I don't know what to do! I don't really just want to throw that much work away, but I don't want to throw my time and effort into something that will sit in a drawer and never see daylight, just so I can say I finished the thing.

Do other stitchers have this problem? Have you ever come across something in your WIP drawer/pile and think "UGH, WHAT was I thinking starting THIS?!"

Friday, February 11, 2011

So disappointed...

I miss having my smalls to focus on at the beginning of every month. I have very close to no motivation for stitching anymore. I don't know if this is because I am 8 months pregnant and can hardly sit still to save my life, it's just so hard to get comfortable, or my pregnant brain won't settle and let me concentrate, or if I just lost my stitching mojo (the reading mojo is gone too!!) I just don't care anymore. I used to be so driven to get my hobbies worked on, and now I'm just lolligaggin around, wasting my life. Not that stitching is life....well, would I sound lame if I said it used to be my life? I LOVED planning projects and faithfully trying to get them stitched in a reasonable time, and now I go days at a time without touching any stitching. I have no stitchy goals, and the ones I do have seem unattainable. i have even tried to work out a rotation, and it's just not happening! I just feel soooooo scattered....this sucks.....thanks for listening to me whine!!! Could you wonderful stitchy bloggers send me some good stitchy vibes? I could really use them!!! Thank you!!!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Howling at the Moon Progress

Sorry the photo quality is pretty poor! But you can see how much work I have in on page #3. The last time I shared progress on this one was in November! I think it's just because I have been focusing so much on Alyssa's quilt pieces that this one gets shoved aside. But now that it is on my WIP challenge, I am trying to work on it a bit more! Well, I got another appointment for baby today. If all goes as planned we are supposed to induce on the 22nd!! And she should be born on the 23rd. So excited, but this means I will definitely not get her quilt finished before she!! But oh well. I just hope I can get it done before she turns 6 months old, and can still enjoy it! (as if she'll even know! haha! but I will!!) I am sooooo close to a finish on it, that it will be a shame to not finish it!!! I was just hoping to have it ready for her arrival! Oh well!!!

Well, that is all for now. I am off to shower and get ready for my appointment. Thank you all for leaving such lovely comments, and for all my new followers! You all make this blogging experience so wonderful!!!