Sunday, July 29, 2007

A break in stitching for........knitting

Yes, knitting. Now I don't knit though I wish I could. I could learn-but I am afraid of becoming obsessed with another craft-LOL However, Jo has fed my interest of knitting with those absolutely lovely felted bags she makes. Recently she linked the She-Knits store on Where you can purchase patterns and also purchase bags. I actually custom ordered the bag you see pictured below in the colors of pink and chocolate. It is called the double loop tote bag. A lovely lady also named Sharon owns this store. She did a beautiful job-don't you think? She was also very quick in getting me my order. Anyway, if you want lovely handcrafted items, the Etsy store is a great place to start.

Meari, has tagged me for the 5 things meme-so here we go!

5 Things I wish to do before I die:
1.See my children settled into life and happy
2.Travel in the United States
3.Work Less
4.Retire comfortably
5.Just enjoy life

5 Things I can do well:
1.Great listener
2.cross stitch
3.good friend

5 Things I can't do well
4.lie (not that I want to do that well-LOL)
5.yard work-absolutely hate it

5 Celebrity Crushes
1.Denzel Washington
2.Johnny Depp
3.Vincent D'Onofrio
4.Will Smith
5.Clint Eastwood

Now, I won't tag people individually, however if you want to join the fun-go for it! I haven't forgotten the stash. I will post it soon. Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Pinkeep Exchange from Terry!

Today, I received this gorgeous pinkeep exchange from Terry She also sent me a couple of ribbon trims, a cute little notepad and a pack of Mary Engelbreit stickers-they are not pictured-I think my daughter ran off with them-LOL Thanks so much Terry, I love everything.

Now a couple of pictures of my furbabies. The first is of Kiki and Kojack asleep on the bed together. The are about 16 months old. Kojack has no fear and Kiki can be a little high maintenance at times.

This is Midnight, she is such a loving cat, she meows at us all when she wants attention and she is quite plump. She is not quite a year old. I call her jelly belly sometimes-LOL Silver is my outdoor cat and where is he-outdoors of course.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Just a little update.....

Well, I am still lurking around. I have been working on a couple of exchanges. So, I can't show those just yet. Hopefully in the next week. This is one of my current wip's called ice cream sundae by Country Cottage Needleworks. It is similar in nature to coffee menu. I started this last week and this is my progress thus far. I decided to do it on a pink linen instead of the mocha linen it called for-I not sure if you can tell the color by the picture. You know me-I like color. Please forgive me the wrinkles. I also have been working on Summer feast by Praiseworthy stitches-love the colors in this one.

Other than that, nothing going on but the rent! I am still being tortured by the children-LOL It's not that bad, but the two older ones argue and argue. Brandon is improving and I do get some good stitching time while he is in therapy. I have been stash buying-maybe I will try to post some of that. I have been bad-but I am not going to feel guilty. It has been fun. I hope you all have a great week and happy stitching.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

May Ornament

Here is my May ornament by La-D-Da called Christmas heart. Not a new ornament to most of you I think. As, I have seen this one around several times. Still, it is one of my favorites. A couple of changes in mine as I didn't have a couple of the colors on hand. I used zach black by Crescent for the outline of the heart. The green in leaves called for dried thyme, but I used spring grass. The green is a little brighter, but I liked the effect. I am hoping to catch up by the end of July, but we will see. Thanks for your comments on my first needle book. I did enjoy that little finish-though I struggled a little with it. I haven't finished the pillow yet-procrastinating yes I know. Have a great week and happy stitching!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

My First Needle book

This is my first needle book using the tribe #1 from Periphaeria Designs. You may remember this design from my first biscornu exchange. I really like this design or can you tell that? I used waterlilies again this time in cherry. Some errors of course as I am not a seamstress. I am going to have work on my measuring and seam allowance. But, on the whole-not too shabby I think. This actually meets one of my finishing goals. I know you are saying what goals? LOL However, I do have some things I have set for myself to learn and this was one of them. I also did a small pillow-but I am not quite finished with that. Will post as soon as I am done.

Thanks for all the comments on my beach house and the new blog look. I am enjoying it very much. Brandon got his cast off today-yay! Now he is in a brace for another four weeks. We also have to go to physical therapy three times a week. What an enjoyable way to spend the summer-NOT! Taking the kids to the movies tomorrow to see Transformers-one of the few things we can do. I am not complaining as I am very thankful this did not occur during school time as it was Brandon's dominate side that was injured. I am still working on my exchanges and just trying to stitch where I can fit it in. Have a good weekend and thanks again for stopping by.