Thursday, December 30, 2010

One Step Forward and Five Steps back

Sorry Wendy and Cat I didn't update on Wednesday, I spent most of the day at the hospital hooked up to monitors while Dr's tried to figure out if they were going to take the baby yesterday. They managed to get my blood pressure down and my blood sugars under control so they have decided to leave baby where he is at, for now. I have to go for an ultrasound on the 4Th of January so just taking things 1 day at a time.

So on the stitching front, I'm so mad at myself. I was merrily stitching away on the snowflakes and I couldn't figure out why things were not lining up right. Yep you guessed right the whole piece I've stitched in the middle is 1 stitch down to far. So I've spent who knows how many hours unpicking it all. As you can see from the picture I still have the verse and the alphabet to unpick before I can start stitching again.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Finally a spare moment to myself

I thought as soon as Christmas arrived the hectic pace would slow down, wrong. Seems I've been going a million miles an hour since. I managed to get caught up on the last several days of blog posts I have missed, going to go back this morning and try to comment on them all, no promises though. I was delighted to hear that everyone had a wonderful holidays and that Santa was good to them. My plans for before New Years to finish Thine Is The Trick And The Treat and to finish figuring out my crazy 15 before they truly drive me crazy. Have a wonderful and safe day filled with many stitches.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

3 More Sleeps until Santa

Says my my little guy. I have so much I need to get done its not even funny, wish I could turn back the clock a few weeks. Not a lot of stitching happening this week, just worked on my Christmas piece for a couple of hours, so here is my Wednesday progress on it.

I need to figure out what I'm missing for the January challenge, so hopefully I'll be some what ready for it.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday Update on TTT

Its Friday and I'm actually posting on time, there might be hope for me yet. I'm disappointed in myself that I don't have more to show on this. I have no excuse just felt like stitching on christmasy stuff. So here is my little update.

Not sure why I'm jumping all over the place on this piece, that isn't usually my stitching style, I know I hate stitching the half stitches on 25 count fabric, I know there was a reason I should have picked a linen and stitched over 2.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Polar Bears

One of the Yahoo groups I belong to Friendly Stitchers had an ornament exchange, my partner Jillann listed in her preference that she liked polar bears. So I thought this was the perfect design for her. Sorry about the dark photos again, I've been hinting to Santa for a new camera. So here is Polar Bears it is a "Cross Stitch Wonders" chart designed by Marcia Manning stitched on 18 count 18.

and the back

I've never finished an oval ornament before, so I hope it isn't too lopsided for my first try.

Thank you for looking and have a wonderful night.

WOO HOO I'm Back Online

My Internet provider finally dropped me off a new modem and did a few things at the box on the house and on the pole out on the road. So the good news I'm back online at full speed again, the bad news not sure what the cost will be on the next bill. Sorry I missed last Fridays update on Thine Is The Trick And The Treat, thought about posting it today, but will wait until Friday. Not that there has been a lot on the stitching front, it seems every time I try to get comfy to stitch a certain soon to be 3 little boy wants to snuggle on my lap. I'll take the snuggles over the stitching any day of the week. So here is my Wednesday progress pic of On Christmas Day, not much to show since last week.

Not sure with the holidays approaching how much stitchy stuff I'll have to show next week. Hope everyone is staying warm and safe.

If your still reading, a quick question on my stitched piece. I messed up at the bottom border around JOY, if you look at the corners of PEACE and the bird you can see the corners should be notched. Now which way do you like them better, should I unpick the 2 corner stitches at joy or fill in the 2 corners at peace. Hope I haven't confused or lost you.


Thursday, December 9, 2010

A day late but I have a good reason

What a week so far, had to go to Victoria for a Dr's appointment and to get DD passport for her upcoming trip to France. So while I was away, the power went out, no idea what happened all I know is when I left I had the Internet and now I don't. So after spending 2 hours yesterday morning on the phone with my Internet provider, they have decided that it must be something on the power pole or at the main hub. I don't know but they say they might get it fixed on December 20, yep you read that right. So if my updates are random for awhile you will know why. I took my pic yesterday morning had to take it to my Mom's house and borrow her computer to post.

So keep your fingers crossed they fix the problem sooner then later.

Friday, December 3, 2010

A grey kind of day

Its cold here and trying to rain, it feels kind of blah. So I've been stitching on my Halloween piece going to switch back to my Christmas one this afternoon. Hopefully I'm going to go finish my Christmas shopping today, I say hope loosely. Anyways here is my weekly progress on TTT

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

On Christmas Day

A brand new start, everyone loves those. I do any way, so I'm doing another mini SAL with Cat and Wendy this time the Mystery Sampler from The Cat’s Whiskers Design Studio that was in the Gift Of Stitching. We agreed to start today and we are going to try to do weekly updates on Wednesdays so those of you that know me can expect my updates to pop up Thursdays at some point. I'm really excited to watch every ones grow nobody really cared for the oranges that it showed in the magazine. I'm doing mine in an off white, red and green. Cat is doing hers in blues and white which is going to look so pretty and Wendy is doing hers with white, gold and a darker pink on gorgeous pink fabby. So it is Wednesday so here is my little update, I took it with me to the hospital today to get a little jump start on mine.

Once again a bad dark photo, but it shows what I got done today. I'm still playing with my list of 15 charts for the Crazy January Challenge hopefully I'll have it fine tuned in the next couple of days to share. Hope everyone is having a warm and wonderful Wednesday.