Friday, May 31, 2013

I need your vote! What to stitch next?

So, now that I am done with Snow Valley Express, I need to find something to fill that spot! So! Like a good girl, I went WIP diving!  Started pulling out all my WIP's to see if any called my name, and I'm thinking that these two called the loudest! But help me pick which one, I have a sneaking suspicion which will win, but I can't decide.

First up is "Tree Branch".  The last time I worked on this was around the time Alyssa was born in 2011. Then in the hub bub of being a mom, and all, it got shuffled back into the pile, and forgotten. It depicts Winnie the Pooh, Tigger and Piglet sitting in a tree. I started this YEARS ago! Probably around 10 or 11 years ago, and now that I have a little precious girl who I think may enjoy it, I want to get it done, before she grows to old to appreciate having a Winnie the Pooh piece in her room.
 Next up is this one:"Sunset Run", and I started it probably about 15 or more years ago! (Wow! Have I been stitching that long?! Yup, it will be 20 years since I learned the craft and fell in love, this summer!) It depicts a horse sillouette running along water at sunset.
 Here is what it will look like when it is done.
I have many other pieces as well, but these two jumped out at me the most. Help me decide!! Thank you! And thank you all for your lovely comments on my finishing of Snow Valley Express. You were all so encouraging during my struggle to get it done, thank you for that!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I did it! I did it! I did it! Snow Valley Express-FINISHED!!! Wooo hooo!!!!

I was sooooo happy to finish this train this morning!!! I wanted to have it done before we moved next month in time to give to my dad, and it is DONE!!! I started this in Dec. 2004!!! And finished May 2013!!! I was not stitching it for most of that time, for most of it, it sat in the WIP drawer, and I ignored it! But, I was SOOO relieved to have it finished!! 
 Next up, I have to share! We had our family portraits done on Mother's Day, and I think the one of Alyssa is absolutely ADORABLE!!! I love her little bare baby toes!! We got the old time-y antique type ones! I love how everything is all in Sepia print except for the basket of flowers! They are the original color!

Today I had to go the dentist...ugh...but I did alright! ALOT better than the last time I had to go, last month. glad that is over now! Now all I have to focus on is the move! The house gets packed up next week! GASP! I am super excited though for this next chapter of our lives! 

Now go dust off those dancing shoes and do the cha cha with me! I'm happy dancin'!!!

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Web of Life Update

I got a little bit more work in on this one during this round of my rotation.  Not quite as much as I would like, I have just really been in a huge slump.

Last Sunday I went to the ER with bad chest pains, everything turned out ok, but since I have high blood pressure, I thought I needed to get it checked out. And I have just been a couch potato this past week. I sit and play with my daughter or I watch TV, sometimes I play around online, but not even in the mood to do that much.

I know one thing that I did do more of, which probably accounted for the lack of stitching this week, was I participated in a read-a-thon that one of the groups I'm in on Goodreads hosted this week. I read three books and a total of 16 hours. Now I think that is done, I will probably put more effort into my stitching, as after all that reading, I am burnt out on IT!  I just feel burnt out on EVERYTHING lately. I just don't care. I have this move looming over my head, and I feel overwhelmed, I think, so I'm procrastinating, and it's kinda just sliding into my hobbies as well. I don't know if that makes sense.

I hope to get out of the slump this next week, though, because it is Snow Valley Express time for the next 5 days and I REALLY need to get it done before we leave, and the next 3 or 4 weeks just look so hectic! So, who knows how much other stitching I will get done, I feel like I just need to focus on it, until it is finished, then after I give it to my dad, and settle into our new place I can figure out where to go from there with projects to work on. We'll see.

I hope you are all having a nice long holiday weekend!

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Wow! Don't pass out! I'm posting on time! The Abbey progress!

I am actually pretty pleased with the amount of work I got into this project this time around on my rotation! It is gettin' there!  SOOOO close! But then again, when I'm done with x-stitching I got to start back stitching! Grrr....I am not looking forward to that!

Friday, May 17, 2013

Late Update-Snow Valley Express

I wish I could say I did great on this project this go around, but I'm afraid I just can't. I got 3 thread lengths in on it! THREE!!! Sigh. I can't believe how absolutely lazy I have been lately. I don't know why either! All I ever want to do is either play computer games, or watch CSI Miami. (I have the first 6 seasons on DVD and I watch episode after episode.)

I'm not motivated to stitch, write or read. My three favorite things in the world.  My monthly goals are suffering badly! I feel like I'm in a life slump. The only thing I have been doing other than staring mindlessly at screens (computer or TV) is housework! Yeah, it befuddles me too! I hate housework! But when I feel that I can no longer sit and stare, I clean! What is wrong with me?!

So, yesterday I broke down and signed into bloglovin'.  I am really not happy about that!I have one particular e-mail that I use for my book blog, and the google reader that is all books, and I have a different one for stitching. So if I sign into blogger with the one e mail I get to my book blog, and it correlates with my book google reader. However, when I signed up for bloglovin', I didn't realize I was signed into my book google reader, and so I signed up with my stitching e-mail, and imported my book blogs, and so then I went back and had to sign up for my stitching blogs with the e-mail I use for my book blog stuff!! It's all so confusing! I'm so frustrated with the whole thing! But! one thing I found out, is how ridiculously easy it is to search for cross stitch (or book) blogs! I just put in "Cross stitch" in the search bar  and up came about 200-300 blogs all about stitching, I think I followed them all!  LOL....which is probably bad. Then I went and looked up book blogs and added even more, and then I looked up "snail mail" and there are a whole bunch of those too! This could get out of hand quickly!

Pretty soon, I will find myself not doing my hobbies at all, but just sitting and reading about everyone else doing the hobbies I used to love! LOL....I am seriously thinking that in 2014, I'm signing out of the internet, for a year. Just go old school for awhile. Whenever I mention that to my hubby, he laughs. Is there a 12 step group for internet dependency? I could probably use it!

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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Web of Life Update

So far this one is going well.  I somehow thought it might stitch up a bit quicker, but it is still coming along pretty fast!

The next 5 days I will be working on "Snow Valley Express".....will I see a finish? Hmmm....maybe!

Hope you all have a lovely stitchy-full weekend!

Monday, May 06, 2013

New Blog Title?

I am thinking about changing the name of my Blog to "I Needle Life".  Do you ever think "Sheesh, I need to get a life!" but then the thought of getting ready and actually going out to do stuff just takes a backseat to sitting in that comfy stitching chair stitching away quietly, maybe with a favorite TV show playing in the background? Or stitching together with friends? I was thinking back to the many, many pieces that I have stitched, am stitching and want to stitch in my lifetime, and I realized- I don't need a life...I got a "Needle Life"

Idea weird? Stupid? Lame? Cute? Thoughts!

Saturday, May 04, 2013

The Abbey-page 7 cruisin' right along at a good clip!

Wow! I am pleasantly surprised at how quickly the last page of this design is stitching up! Either that, or I am just devoting more time to it....hhhmmm...maybe. Plus so far I have been working on alot of large blocks of the same color, haven't gotten to much into the heavy confetti stitching just yet. So, it is just cruisin' along!

 And here is just page 7 so far! It doesn't look like much up close but it does look alot more filled out for sure!

Well, I hope you are all having a lovely weekend! Full of stitches and relaxation!!! Thank you to all of you who commented on my finishing all the x-stitching in Snow Valley Express! It feels really good to be so close to a finish!