Saturday, June 18, 2011

Wow, its been a long time

My energy level seems to be at zero these days, I go through one treatment session and by the time I start feeling almost human again its time for another round. I feel like I'm missing out on everything. Not much on the stitching front this past month, some days the needle just seems to heavy if you can believe that. I've been working on Giraffe Family which was my day 5 pick from the crazy challenge way back in January. The top half is done and the bottom has way less stitching so hopefully one day soon, I'll be scratching off another one.

I got a wonderful surprise yesterday, a lady that I have just met has decided she can not stitch anymore and she gifted me with all of her stash. Once I have it sorted I'll posted a few pics.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Sam's Stocking and more ....

First of all I would like to say a big heart filled Thank you to everyone that left a kind comment and took the time to email me, it means the world to me knowing I have such caring friends. The Doctor figures we wont have the results for another week or so, so still waiting. But the good news I'm hopefully done my pity party for the moment anyway. So back to living, here is my TUSAL update a few days late not a lot added this month.

All of my stitching the last couple of weeks have been on Sam's stocking, not that there has been a lot of stitching happening. All of my family's stockings have been from the heirloom stocking series from the old "Cross Stitch and Country Crafts" magazine. Sam's stocking is called "Home For Christmas" and it isn't looking very manly so far but hopefully by next update on it will be.

Think I'm going to take a break from the stocking and pull out one of my other challenge pieces for awhile.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Another grey day

Anyone looking for a cross stitch post turn back now. Just thought I would explain my absence in blog land, if I have any online friends left that are still reading someone please give me a much need kick in the butt. I have been a horrible online blogging friend lately. I haven't been posting or reading any ones blogs. I'm not even going to pretend to go back and try to catch up on the over 500 posts that I need to catch up on, going to try to start over today with reading and commenting again.

I need to stop my pity party that I've been having and get back to living my life the best I can. To make a long story short, when I went for my 6 week postpartum check up my Dr found a unknown lump. While I waited and fretted for opening at the hospital for day surgery, I've seemed to have spiraled into a heck of a depression. So I've had the surgery they have removed the lump and now I wait for the results. I haven't told anyone yet will wait to see what the Doctor has to say, I have a horrible feeling though. I feel like I'm being punished or something. I seem to have lost all faith in everything, it feels like I'm going through the day in slow motion. So please forgive my lack of activity in blogland and with my online friends, I sit at the computer and stare cause I have no idea what to say at the moment.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sabrina coming to life

Not much of a stitchy update, poor Sam is going through a colicky faze so not much stitching or sleeping going on here. Poor Sabrina looks more like a figurehead on an old sailing boat then the fine lady she will one day be.

I made a few changes to her already, her eye was suppose to be brown but I changed it to a green to match my daughters eyes. I was suppose to use 3 strands to back stitch around her eye and I thought this made her look quite trampy so I frogged it out and used only 1 strand which I think looks much better.

I mentioned in my last post that I doubted I would get all of my crazy 15 done this year and I was planning on changing my rotation around again. The only piece I really care about getting done is Sam's stocking, Santa needs something to put all Sam's treasures in next Christmas. So my new found plan is stitching on Sam's stocking every other week and filling in the free week with which ever piece calls out to me the most. If in a couple months I haven't made enough progress on the stocking, I'll switch over to it full time. I swear this boy knows every time I pick up my fabric and needle, that is always when he seems to want me.

Hope everyone has a great week

Monday, April 11, 2011

Stitching Slowly on Sam's Stocking

The top is almost done, if I can keep a certain 3 year old out of my floss, I would be laughing. So I'm off to the LNS to pick up the 3 colours that have magically vanished so I can finish up the letter blocks.

This week I'll be working on Sabrina, I've come to the conclusion that I will more then likely not get all of my 15 projects done by the end of the year, so I will be switching my rotation plan again.
I received this wonderful prize package last week in the mail from Cath over at

I knew that I had won the floss and fabric but Cath kindly added other goodies to the package including a new pair of scissors (a girl can never have to many, a cute little notebook, and a yummy chocolate lamb. Thanks again Cath for making my day a little brighter.

I quick note of apology I'm so far behind in my blog reading and commenting. I'm sorry if I'm missing important things I'm trying to catch up.

Friday, April 8, 2011

A big thank you to ...

Gracie from , she sent me all these lovely things to celebrate my son's birth.

The little socks are just the cutest things, and the picture frame is adorable. The hand stitched card I'm going to frame and hang in Sam's bedroom.

Gracie not only spoiled me with her thoughtful gifts she sent my 3 year old his own parcel, Kenny felt very grown up receiving his own mail. Here is what Kenny got a beautiful book with farmyard animal magnets and a neat frog crafty project, now there is a frog I like.

Thank you again for such a wonderful surprise that arrived in the mail.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Late as usual

I'm getting use to that, it doesn't look like a lot of progress on Fishing Buddies but seeing as I had to start over I can not complain. Hard to believe this is almost 4000 stitches, this is back in the basket and Monday I pulled out Sam's stocking to work on it. Check back later to see its progress.

Oh and I almost forgot we had a new moon and here is my TUSAL for the month, its growing but more from frogging then stitching.

Wishing everyone a wonderful week filled with many stitches.