Monday, February 28, 2011

Monday I think

WOW, forgot just how tiring being a new Mom can be, forget tired exhausted is more like the right word. I think I'm feeling my age. Well Sam is getting a schedule sort of figured out which means a little more stitchy time for me. My rotation piece for this last week was the Giraffe Family I pulled it out of its happy home in the crazy basket and stared at it. I love the design do not get me wrong about that but just couldn't get motivated to stitch on it. Then it came to me it was the fabric, I use to be an aida girl but not no more some things I still use it for and I'm trying to clean it out of my stash. So after much thought, well not really the started Giraffe Family from January 5th got tossed back into a plastic tote to be frogged at a later date. Which meant a trip to the LNS, so with a much happier feeling here is the Giraffe Family stitched on Linen where it deserves to be.

Well I'm sad to see this piece packed away again for awhile, its on to a new week. So I'll be back on Wed with an update this week on my Christmas SAL piece, then the rest of the week will be the "Charmed Water Garden"
Wishing everyone a wonderful start to their stitchy week.

Friday, February 25, 2011

My Belated Wednesday Post

I guess its sort of a a finish and a WIP all rolled up in one. I didn't have a chance to work on my Christmas piece this week, but before you object I have a valid reason. I'm pleased to show off my excuse. Samuel Rowan was born at 6:41 PM on Feb 22 2011, weighing 9lbs 9 ounces and measuring 22 inches long and yes you read the weight right. No drugs either, I'm a natural girl. We are home and doing great. So please forgive me if I don't comment on blogs as often as I should and I can not guarantee how many stitchy posts I'll have for the next little while but when you see this face can you blame me.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Another one off the list

I actually finished this Friday morning but was just too darn tired to post it. So here is Snowflake Serenade all stitched up. All that's left is to think about how to finish it.

So seeing as I had 3 days left in my week before i switch back to the Christmas Sampler, I had a problem what to do to fill in the days. I just got my silks for Sabrina the other day and she was pouting, so I decided to free her from the basket for a couple of days.

I'll be working on the Christmas Sampler beginning of the week come back on Wednesday for a peek if you want to. Wishing everyone a safe and warm week.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wednesday again

First off, no real baby news yet. Guess I should be happy that the Doctor is keeping such a close watch on me. He doesn't really want to induce me before I hit the 38 week mark unless he absolutely has too. Last Friday's Ultrasound had the baby weighing 9lbs plus don't remember what she said the ounces are. So hopefully I will be holding this baby at the beginning of next week. I guess the good news about being put on bed rest is it means lots and lots of stitching time. So here is this weeks progress from the Christmas SAL

I managed to get all the green border done and just need to fill in a missing L and the bottom right snowflake then all the red will db finished. Then comes the delightful job of going back and filling in all the white snowflakes and beads. So hopefully a couple more weeks of Mon and Tues stitching will result in a happy dance.

As much as I would love to go back to working on my Inviting Holiday Wreath, I agreed with Cat that we needed a rotation to get these crazy 15 done. So next on my list in the order I started them is Snowflake Serenade, there isn't a lot left on this one so hopefully I'll be back soon with a picture to share.

Off to try to catch up on some blog reading sitting for too long is killing my back.

Monday, February 14, 2011

A crazy January update

So last week I decided I needed to start a rotation to get these projects worked on instead of jumping around on them like a jumping bean. I will keep working on my Christmas SAL on Mondays and Tuesday but the rest of the week will be devoted to 1 of my crazy challenges. Last week I started at the beginning of the list with Inviting Holiday wreath, in case you forget here is what it looked like after the first day of stitching back on January 2nd. Not much to look at is it.

And after the weeks work:

Looking a lot better in my opinion, so off to stitch on my SAL piece before I go for another round of poke and prod with my favorite Doctor, and no still no baby news yet. I'll be back on Wednesday with an update on the Christmas piece or sooner if I can pry some info out of my Doctor.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

A wonderful surprise in the mail

I had the most delightful surprise in the mail yesterday, and it came all the way from Italy. Simona from had a give away on her blog awhile ago and she decided to do a second draw and I won. Included in this lovely package was this wonderful pillow:

Here is a pic of everything she included, she spoiled me. I got a gorgeous piece of white linen, a new pair of red scissors, 2 skeins of pearlescent effects thread, a skein of crescent colours thread in a yummy shade,thread heaven, and the little bag that you see in the picture that was had some tiny cute little buttons.

Here is a close up of the buttons

Just wanted to say a great big Thank You to Simona for such a thoughtful gift she mailed to me. If you don't already follow Simona blog you should go check it out she does amazing stitching.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Wednesday SAL progress

Is amazing when you are not frogging a project how much more you fall in love with it. This makes 2 weeks of no mistakes, I'm on a roll. So I'm only stitching this piece on Mondays and Tuesday so here is my progress from this week. I managed to get LOVE stitched and the green border around it and the bottom snowflake.

Here is a picture of the whole design so far.

I'm happy with my progress so far on this, and I think I finally figured out a rotation for my Crazy January Challenge well fingers crossed it will work anyways. So I think I might go stitch for a bit on my Day 2 piece and try to keep my mind off the fact that the Doctor still hasn't given me a date for being induced. He has promised after Friday's Ultrasound and testing he will know for sure, sounds like a familiar story that I heard last week. Hope everyone is having a great day so far and is a lot more comfortable then I am.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Lazy Mondays

Don't I wish, I seem to be going around like a chicken with its head cut off. If I could stay focused on one task it might be OK but I seem to jumping around with my cleaning today. I'm hoping tomorrow the Dr will give me an exact date that he plans on inducing me, it will be a lot easier doing things without this beach ball in front of me.

I was hoping to post this as a happy dance and cross another off my list but it wasn't meant to be. So this is my progress on Day 4 of the January challenge :

All I have left is the snowman in the "Frosty the snowman" block then there is a block under that to do then the border. So maybe later this week you will see it finished unless another piece screams at to stitch on it. I really need to figure out some sort of rotation for the rest of my 15. Seeing this is Monday and I'm suppose to be working on my Christmas Sampler SAL on Mondays and Tuesdays, I'd better get some stitches in.

Join me on Wednesday, if you would like to see an update on the Christmas piece. Have a wonderful week everyone.

Friday, February 4, 2011

3 Down .....

12 more to go, this crazy January challenge might actually be a doable thing for me, I said might. I finished this up last night, now I just need to do some frame shopping. Excuse the wrinkled fabric, I actually pulled my iron this morning to make my pic look spiffy. My iron decided not to co operate so if I have time today I'll be shopping for a new iron as well, I've needed a new one for awhile. So the question day which of the 12 to work on next.

This was my day 6 start from the Crazy January Challenge, it is "Tribal Seahorse" from White Willow Stitching. Stitched on 18 count white Aida using DMC Color Variations 4240 Mid Summer Night

Hope everyone has a safe and warm weekend filled with many stitches.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

New Moon, so that means ......

TUSAL update. After last months boring picture I had great plans to take my jar outside and nestle it amongst all my snow drops that are in bloom. What that saying about good intentions, well needless to say its raining cats and dogs outside. I didn't want the camera, the jar are for that matter me getting wet so after taking around 5 pics in the house with the lousy lighting I finally gave up. So i opened up my sliding glass door far enough to stick my jar outside and snap a quick picture, ignore the mess outside. I've added quite a bit to my jar this month between my stitching bits and my frogging.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wednesday Update

Original title, right. Not feeling very creative at the moment. Told you to pop back on Wednesday for a Christmas Sampler update. Its funny sometimes it seems like you can stitch forever on a project and see virtually no progress then another time you throw in a few stitches and look back at your work and think WOW its flying along. This seems to be one of those projects, but the good news no frogs visit it this week. So here is a progress pic on the SAL piece I'm stitching with Cat and Wendy. Next week I'll get a start on the rest of the outside border, then its just the snowflakes and all the bead work.

Trying to decide if I want to go back to the seahorse, its so close to being finished or picking up one of the other 12 projects from the Crazy Challenge.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Where Did January Go

Did I blink and miss it. I remember when I was younger when time seemed to almost stand still, a weekend would seem to last forever now it seems that time has a mind of its on and can not or will not be slowed down. Am I the only that feels like this, before we know it the year will be over. I should have posted this yesterday but was just too darn tired, this is my weekend's progress on Tribal Seahorse, it was my day 6 start for the January Crazy Challenge. There isn't a lot left to do but I figured I had better get back to my Christmas Sampler before Cat and Wendy come after me.

I'll be back tomorrow for my Wednesday day SAL update pic. See you then hopefully.