Friday, June 29, 2012

Tag! I'm it!

Well, I've been tagged by TWO people for the 11-questions dealy Mcthingamajigger that's goin' around! So I guess I have TWO sets of Questions to that right? I don't mind! I'll do it! Because I like these girls! They are good questions too!

So, Jules...ops, I can't go to her page because it's flagged for Ma
lware...hmmm...but I can read it off the googlereader! hahaha! LOL

1) What is the strangest thing you’ve ever confessed to eating for breakfast?
I don't think I have eaten weird stuff for breakfast! =)
2)When shopping, what aisle do you gravitate to first?
BOOKS!!!! Then baby stuff!
3)What is the most recent book you’ve read?

"The Pact" by Jodi Piccoult
And am currently reading "Immortal in death" by JD Robb
4)Who is your favourite movie star dream guy/gal?
Josh Holloway (LOST) and Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy)...and so many more! =)

5)Do you file your patterns by Designer, Alphabetically or by Category?
I'm not that picky! If they fit in the box, in they go! =)
6)Do you stick to the pattern when stitching or change it up?
Stick to it!
7)Would you ever want to try your hand at designing?
Yeah it'd be fun!
8) Do you tend to stitch more or less in the summer months?
Less, I would rather be outdoors!
9)Have you ever attended a stitching retreat?
No, just one more thing to add to my List of things to do before I die!
10)If money wasn’t an issue and you had the opportunity to choose from one or the other,
11)Do you track the hours you spend on a stitching project?
I used to, but now it's hard because I have to hop up alot during stitching to deal with the baby.

Now for terri's list:
1. What is your favorite television show?
I have too many....Right now it's CSI....all three
2. What was your favorite band when you were a teenager?
I was into hair bands, Guns-n-Roses. Motley Crue, Warrant, Metallica
3. Have you ever been in a hurricane?
No, but I've been through three typhoons, which is the pacific equivilant of a hurricane
4. Have you ever played in the pouring rain?
Oh yeah! Fun times!
5. What is your favorite pro team? (hockey, baseball, football, soccer etc)
6. Have you ever traveled to France to watch the Tour de France?
7. Have you ever taken dance lessons?
8. Have you ever totally gotten into a song (singing and dancing in your seat) while sitting at a traffic light?
9. What is your favorite alcoholic drink?
Jack and coke and Guinness
10. What was your favorite thing to do on summer vacation when you were a kid?
Lay on my bed and read in the cool comfort of my parents house
11. Do you have a book that you read over and over and will do so again? If so, what book?
"The Bestseller" by Olivia Goldsmith

I think everyone else has been tagged, but if you want to participate, feel free. My 11 Questions are:

1. Coffee or tea?
2. Reading or stitching?
3. Tennis shoes and socks or flip flops?
4. Hand written letters or e-mail?
5. Chocolate or Vanilla?
6. Big juicy steak with potatoes or Salad?
7. If you had a million dollars what would you do with it?
8. If you had to spend the rest of your life doing one thing what would it be?
9. Sunshine or rain?
10. You get the chance to hang out with one person for 24 hours who would it be?
11. What is your favorite thing to eat for dinner?

I guess thats it! =)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

The Red Headed step child of stitching projects!

As you can see, I have been diligently working on this Pain in the hiney project! I finished all the x's in the roof of the house and am about ready to start the backstitching! Alot of the blue on the right hand side of the house, next to the roof is what I had to frog out! By the time I was done, there was nothing there! I think I am about done with the pink flowers in the front of the house as well. When I look at it like this I am pleased at how far along it has come!

Thank you all for your lovely comments! And my new followers! I have been tagged by Terri and gotta go see what I gotta do, and then I'll post a separate post about that! =) Thank you girls for thinking of me!!

This weekend I will be working on my SAL project with Jules, so...I will be posting that progress on Monday, or so! And we'll see what kind of progress this next month will turn out, since July is a pretty busy month for us!

Well we just got home from hubby's work 4th of July picnic and I'm hot and tired so off to grab a glass of Raspberry Iced Tea and my book!

Joyful stitching and a wonderful 4th of July to all my American readers!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

The Abbey- page 6 DONE!!!

I am so excited about this! Because my goal for this one for this month was to finish page 6 and with the exception of 7 stitches, I made it!!! What with all my playing computer games. I didn't think it would happen, but I did it! so, now I will scoot down and work on page 9, (the page directly under 6) If you followed my progress on "Howling at the Moon", you know I like to start on page 5 (dead center), and work my way in a spiral, clockwise. I don't know why, but that is just how I like to work these big ole' things!

I have to apologize for the double post of The Abbey, (meaning I posted about it twice in a row, without posting about the birdhouse in between) I have been working on it, but last week found a horrible error, and ended up pulling a huge chunk out on the right hand side, so while I did make some progress I also regressed as well (Is that the right word?) last week I didn't get my Abby post in 'til late int he week, so didn't get birdhouse up either. I think I have decided that instead of it being called "Cozy Re-tweet" I have decided to nic name it "Crazy Re-tweet", because I feel like I'm going crazy every time I work on it, somehow i find something wrong at every turn, or something! I am SO just about to call it quits on that one! And to think there are 2 more to stitch! NOOOOOOO!!!!!! I will have to be committed to the loony bin by the time I finish the last one! But! I have made a solid decision that I WILL have working copies of the pattern for the next two!

So, for sure I will be posting progress on Crazy Re-tweet this week.

My goals for that one for the month was to finish birdhouse #1, and start #2....didn't happen!!!
And for July I am not sure how much stitching I will get in, as it is a busy month for us, I have 4th of July holiday, Hubby's birthday, and our wedding anniversary all in July. And The hubs has decided to spirit me away to the beach for 4 lovely days to spend the weekend in a nice cabin overlooking the ocean. However, I was thinking about it, and this late in the game, I'm not sure he'll be able to get reservations for the cabins, they are usually all booked up for the summer! So, we will see!

That is all for us here. Looking forward to some (lots!) of family time next month!
Joyful stitching! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Abbey-Progress!

For the most part I have been working on the right hand side on all those beautiful clouds! I love all those violets/grey-violets! So pretty! I haven't been stitching too much, been doing other things. I found two new types of computer games I really enjoy and I have bought about 6-7 new ones and have been spending all my time with them! My husband is a die hard gamer, he's the stay up all night swilling Mt.Dew kind of gamer, and I have never been THAT into games, I'm not into the shoot em up kinda things he likes, killing all things from people to aliens to zombie kinda thing, but I have found HOGS (Hidden object/mystery) games, and Time management games (where you are given so much time to complete a certain number of tasks) and I am addicted! So have been spending much more time in front of the computer with these silly (but addictively fun) games. And not as much time with my stitching...I'm sure this obsession will run it's course and I will soon be back to my stitching regularly, but lately I've been a bit distracted...

I think the fact that I've not been stitching as much has also kept me from blogging....after all, what am I supposed to blog about if I have no progress?
Well, thank you all for stopping by and saying hello! And I am trying to make the rounds and say hello to you all in your comment boxes, which my googlereader overfloweth, so I am slowly getting through it all, and there is ALOT of gorgeous stitching going on out there!

Joyful Stitching!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Two projects in one post!! I am definitely behind!

Well, I have been having lazy days lately! I am still stitching but just not posting! BAD ME! I shall sit in the corner later!
But for right now I am going to share Coming Home for the Holidays, my SAL piece. I am still working mainly on the left hand side of the house.
I got so much stitching in now I have decided it's time to start some of the backstitch:
Can you see it?
Next up is Birdhouse #1. The last time I posted about this one, I was griping about it, and it's still not my favorite project, but we are at least on speaking terms again! See? I was trying to pin point the problem as to why I hated it so much....I got all the threads I need now, and I realized that it is because I didn't make a working copy of the pattern before I started, so sometimes I just feel lost!! And I end up spending so much time counting and recounting just to try to find my place! And it is hard, because so many of the colors (Especially in the roof) are almost identical! UGH! I WILL be making a working copy to highlight of the next house in the series!!
And last but not least...some cuteness to brighten up this post!
LOVE that smile!! Anyway, our weather has been horrid lately, we have a Typhoon on the way to hit late Monday. we'll see, the last one that was to hit last week veered off to the east and we didn't even get any of the affects at all.
Well that's about it in my corner of the world! Happy stitching!

Oh yeah, and I haven't even picked up The Abbey since I last posted about it! So This weekend I am hoping to get some work in on it! Well, providing I don't get blown away by the typhoon, I will post progress on it in my next post! I am almost finished with page 6 of it! I really wanted to finish p. 6 and start the next page by months end...we shall see!

Sunday, June 03, 2012

The Year of the House...The Abbey-progress!

I was thinking about the three pieces I am currently working on and realized that all three of them are of a house! The Abbey-A house, Cozy Re-Tweet?- A bird house, and Coming home for the Holidays-ANOTHER house!! I DO enjoy stitching houses, though, anyone else out there with me who can claim that a nice house makes a great stitching subject?!

Annyway, here is my progress on this piece, I have just been filling in the clouds you see there to the far right! I had a most unproductive weekend when it came to stitching, for some reason the past week or so, I have been EXHAUSTED! I don't know why! I nap when the baby naps, and yet, come 9:00 at night I am ready to tuck in for the night! And this past Saturday was sorta busy, as I went out to lunch with someone who'd been pestering me for weeks to "hang out". I finally gave in and there went my whole Saturday! Grrrr...

So, anyway, there is a big storm out at sea and it looked like it might hit here, but it's turned more east, and it probably won't hit land. Durn! I was hoping my hubby would have a day off. There is just something so deliciously cozy about sitting on the couch with book or stitching quietly while a storm is raging on outside! Oh well, this is barely the beginning of Typhoon season,t here will be more, I'm sure!

That's about it here for me! Happy stitching!

Friday, June 01, 2012

Cozy Re-Tweet update!

Have you ever had a project you just loved at the beginning but a little ways in you lose the love? That has been this project for me! But I keep trying to stitch on it a bit every week! I think part of the problem is I didn't pull all the flosses I need when I started so I don't have them handy, so I need to do that so maybe I won't feel so "restricted" I ran out of a color I need, and I don't know if it's in my stash or if I need to buy it....which chances are they won't have it in stock here....=(

So, while I still love the design, I am hating stitching this project....which makes me sad, because I really wanted to love this one! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!