Monday, March 28, 2011

Tree Branch progress!

I have been able to get a little bit of stitching in on this one, as well as Howling. The yellow border on the left side is growing, and the tree trunk is all filled in, now onto the actual limb that Pooh, Piglet and Tigger are sitting on, and I started Tigger. That orange blob is his foot (or the start of it!) And I finished the bottom blue checkered border. Well, I finished the checkers, now there is some backstitch design that goes in the white spaces. So, it's coming along!! I like the bright colors in this project!! I think it's about time for me to start focusing on putting Lyssa's quilt together now though. So this week I am thinking that my stitching time will be put into that. We shall see....

Well, my mom came out to visit for the birth of Alyssa and she just went home yesterday after 5 weeks! I miss her terribly! =( Yesterday I cried on and off all day after we dropped her off at the airport. I guess you never get too old to want your mommy, huh? LOL

So, today is the first day Alyssa and I are home just her and I, so far not bad. She had a hard time sleeping last night. My mom held her all night, when she was here, as she has back problems so cannot sleep flat in a bed, and sleeps in a recliner, so she just held Lyssa and slept in the chair here. Well, now my daughter is used to being held pretty much 24/7 and after 5 weeks, has to learn to sleep in was not a good night. I think we only got a few hours of sleep. Finally this morning in the wee early hours, after I fed her, I put her in her carseat (her favorite place to knock out!) and laid on the couch and got a few hours of sleep.

She is sleeping now, and I'm surprised I am not knocked out. I will probably take a nap later today that is for sure!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Howling at the old photo of new progress!

I meant to post this photo before I went into the hospital to have the baby (Over a month ago!!!) But it just never happened. So here is progress on Howling. I think since I've had the baby I have (maybe!) stitched in 2 lengths of floss!! And at this rate, it should be ready to give to Alyssa when she graduates from high school in some 18 years, and it can hang in her dorm room at college...=/. LOL...
It is just hard for me to pick this one up as it is so detailed that I like knowing when I will have to put it down, and since I can not predict when the baby will cry and need my attention, I have not really wanted to pick it up. I have been working more on the Winnie the Pooh piece instead, as it is normally pretty easy to put down and pick back up again. I will post my progress on that one again soon. And you will see, that for all my belly aching the past few posts that I DO have a LITTLE bit of time to stitch. =) Things ARE getting better now that she is a month old and we sorta have a routine down. Granted it's not as much time as I used to be able to stitch, but that's alright, as long as I get to work on it a little bit.
Now I just got to find some time to get the sewing machine out and start putting Lyssa's Quilt together....maybe before she turns three? Hmmm...LOL

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Thank you all sooooo much!!!

I wanted to post and just say thank you to all who left such encouraging and thoughtful comments on my last post!!! It is so nice to know that I am not alone!!! And it also felt good to just vent, and get some feedback!!!

It's sorta funny, because after I wrote that post, yesterday I had a pretty good day. The evening was trying as this is the time my little one decides to scream her head off because I think she has intestinal issues, (gas, and a hard time passing stools) and it broke my heart that I couldn't get her to stop crying!! But I had some time yesterday to tidy up my house, and do some laundry, and I never had a chance to pick up my book or stitching, but I was ok with's just like being able to vent here just took the frustration away, and when Lyssa started in with her screaming, I am proud to say I didn't loose my cool, I just kept holding her and talking to her, and crying right along with her! LOL....

She turned a month old yesterday, and things ARE starting to look up, I just every so often have "a day", or a "A moment" if you know what I mean!! And again, thank you all so very much for your words of mommy wisdom, and encouragement!! It really helped me know that there are others out there who know what I am going through!

And I promise the next time I post it will have stitchy info!!! LOL =)

Monday, March 21, 2011

I could use some encouragement,and virtual hugs too...

I wasn't going to write about this here, but I feel like venting, so sorry if what I write upsets people.

So, is being a new mom always this hard? I feel like I've died, and will never be happy again! It;s hard to admit this, as I have a new baby, and I'm supposed to be happy, but I don't. I'm tired, and I don't have any time for myself, I smell like milk all the time, and I am just NOT feeling this whole "Motherhood thing"...

I have always said that when God made me he forgot to put in the Mothering instincts...Instead he filled that spot with an extra dose of selfishness! I hate taking care of other people. I hate taking time out of my day to feed my kid....I suck! I know! I feel like....I don't crying all the time, and...I don't know.

I hope you don't think I'm a horrible person for thinking/writing these things, but I was just wondering if any other mothers out there can send me some encouraging words, or if they went through this too, so I know I'm not alone....because that's how I feel...completely and utterly ALONE. Help, please? =(

Monday, March 14, 2011

Not a ton done, but some!

Not alot of progress, but a little!! I have been working on the trunk of the tree, some of the backstitch, the border on the bottom and the yellow border on the left hand side. In between feedings and holding the little one!! She sleeps enough to let me get a little stitching in!! Ok, gotta go...time to feed the baby again....she eats alot!!! Yesterday was her 2 week appt, and she has gained a pound since birth and she has grown almost 3 inches!!! She is starting to get little chubby cheeks now!! I will try to post photos of her in my next post!!!
Thank you all for reading!!! Happy Stitching!!
Edited to add:
PS....Just to let all my wonderful friends, and fellow readers/bloggers know, I am doing fine, the earthquake and tsunami on mainland Japan didn't have an impact on our tiny island. We are safe and doing fine!!! Thank you Jayne for your concerned comment!!! I meant to write something about this in this post, and then had to run to get baby, so thank you very much for your thoughts and concern! It means so much to me!! =) Also if you could keep our military in prayer and good thoughts, as many are being sent from this island up to the mainland to provide assistance to the rescue and relief efforts there. It is a dangerous place to be, what with aftershocks still rumbling the ground, and nuclear poisoning from the power plants that were hit and damaged. 4 men from my husbands squadron were already sent this week, and they may call up more to go. Thank you!!!

Monday, March 07, 2011

Wow! I did it!!

Tonight while the baby slept, I was able to finish the last lamb piece for her Quilt!! Now I just have to put it all together. The hubs bought me a sewing machine, so it might be a little easier! At any rate, I am glad to finally have this 5 piece project done!!! Happy Dance for me!!!