Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Having Issues!!

Ok, is anyone out there having trouble signing out of blogger? Cuz I am stuck on this blog. I want to sign out and post to another blog, but it won't let me! Am I the only one with this problem?! Sorry, I know this isn't stitchy at all, but I'm annoyed! =/

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I'm stuck!!

Well, I do think that the last time we talked (Not the last time, but I guess the time before that!) I mentioned I would work on "The Tree Branch", so I could share progress on it, however, it seems that my stitching mojo is much more inclined to work on Howling at the Moon, so I shall share new photos of it instead! I hope you are not getting too bored by watching progress on it, instead of other things, but what can I say? I'm stuck on it and I just want to spend hours on it, and have in the past week! So, here it is in all it's gorgeous stitched beauty! I really love this, and the more I work on it the more I want to work on it!!

And while I know I won't get page 6 completely finished this month, I know I am getting a fair amount of work in on it, and so feel good about that!! I'm stuck on this one, and I will not apologize!! LOL

And now for some info. I have been asked about where I found the Monkey I stitched for my friends baby sampler. It is called the Safari Baby sampler and was featured in the March 2010 issue of Cross-Stitch and Needlework Magazine. I only stitched the monkey, but the whole thing looks like this! Had I more time I woulda tried to do the whole thing, I think it's adorable!
This photo doesn't do it much justice, but the colors are really bright and gorgeous!!

Well, that is all for me today folks! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend filled to the brim with friends, fun, family and stitching!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

I guess it's the googlereader for the win!

I don't know why, but for some reason the blogroll on my sidebar isn't working as it should. I have it set so all the blogs that I have in my googlereader is on it...or should be, but let me tell you! They are not! So, I guess from now on I am going to have to catch up with people from my googlereader. It was full to overflowing and I just went through and left a bunch of comments all over blogville, and then (so sorry!) had to hit "Marked as read" to SOOO many posts!! Over 700...closer to 800!

Is anyone else having trouble with their blog roll on their sidebar? I have had it working correctly in the past, but now it is rebelling!! Well thank goodness for googlereader!! Hopefully I won't miss so many posts now!! I plan to hit up more blogs on a more consistant level now, and try to keep my blog up to par as well. I miss it when I am away from blog world for too long!! It was great to catch up with so many blogs that I love!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Howling at the Moon Progress and some Japanese Scenery

Well, I normally would try to update yesterday but I was soooo sick!! Sunday night I came down with something that had me up about four or five times during the night getting sick! It was horrible!! But this morning I am feeling pretty much my old self again. So I thought I would share some photos of my "new start" on page #6 for this project! It is really coming along now that I am actually stitching on it, if I can keep this up I may actually finish the entire thing this year...wishful thinking...I only have 4 more pages of stitching to do on it now!

And here is a photo of JUST the progress on page 6:

It is really amazing how much can actually be done when you sit and work on it! It goes pretty fast! I may be able to finish this page this month...we shall see...again, wishful thinking... and here is a photo of the beach here at Okinawa. This was taken at a resort called Okuma. It was overcast and cloudy the three days we were there, but the water still had that beautiful tourqoise quality to it, normally when it's that dark the water is also dark, but that day it wasn't.

Well, the little one is sleeping, so I am going to try and get the house in order (its amazing just how messed up a house can get when you are out of commission for even one day!) and then sit and stitch for a bit, see if I can get some more progress in on "The Tree Branch" so I can share a photo of it on Thursday.

Oh yeah and I did finish the little monkey piece in time to give to my friends when they came over for dinner the other night, but in my haste and hurry to have it put in the frame, I forgot to take a photo of the finished project... Hey! I had my first REAL finish of the year, and forgot to take photo proof! Dang it! Oh well.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!

Monday, May 09, 2011

Just Monkeying around!!

I have been working on this piece for my friend, and thought I should share a photo, since I've not posted here for awhile!!

I love this piece!! I think it is coming along really quickly!! All I have to do is finish stitching his date and weight, and I'll be done. The original pattern for this piece is much larger, but I wanted to just stitch the monkey so that it wouldn't take me forever to finish. Lord knows I already have plenty of large projects on the go right now, I didn't need to add another one to the mix!

Speaking of which, since I've moved I have not really much been stitching at all, except on this piece! I've not picked up "Winnie the Pooh/Tree Branch" or "Howling at the Moon", or "The Abby" or anything!! I have been playing on FB and reading a lot. And unpacking and watching lots of TV (I got season 6 of CSI on DVD) and then of course there's Alyssa to attend to and other life things to do, so stitching has sort of been on the back burner as of late. I just really wanted to try and finish the monkey piece this week, so I can put it in a frame and give it to the recipient this weekend as we are going to be having a housearming bbq with them on Saturday.

We are expecting a large Tropical storm to hit here sometime tomorrow, so I may loose power or the internet for a bit, which may be a good thing...maybe I will actually get some stitching in! Or more reading! We shall see!! Well, I hope you all had a lovely Mother's Day!!!

Oh yeah and just because I feel like telling you, this is my 600th post!!! Wow!!