Saturday, January 30, 2010

Fa La La

Here's my little LHN Ornie SAL piece...finally.  It took a long time to stitch it but it was worth it.  The 1 over 1 takes quite a bit longer for me than an over 2 does, But it comes out so delicate and dainty in the end that I love it.  I meant to put a ruler beside the ornie so you could see how small it it, but I couldn't find my ruler,  I'll have to do it next time.  However at this size the beads recommended are too big, and the faces are difficult to I did what a lot of other stitchers of this piece did and left the facial features off. 
Fa-La-La by Little House Needleworks. Stitched on 28 ct. Star Sapphire  1 over 1

So today I am going to start the next ornie in the series and stitch Pear Tree.  I'm hoping that after I go out and do my grocery shopping I can just stitch the afternoon and evening away.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

It's been a while

Again I'm late in posting my progress on my SAL and then I realize that I hadn't posted it for last week either!  EEKK!!!  Oh well, I'm posting it now.  I can almost see the end of this project coming closer, I've got the saying to stitch and then the border.  Which makes me smile cause it almost took me a month to stitch the border on Snapperyear...LOL   I am NOT a border stitcher...obviously!  But we'll see how it goes.

I've started stitching LHN ornie of the month Fa-la-la.  That one is taking a little longer than usual for me too because I'm stitching it on 28 ct over 1.  But it's looking good, I'm hoping that I will have a happy dance on that one by the end of the week.

I've been working out every day as well.  Not for long, just 30-45 minutes a day, and I'm starting to feel and see some results.  The scale is starting to reward my efforts as well.  I've already well surpassed my goal for this month.  But then the first week or so is always a big payoff on the scale.  The rest is hard work.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

A SAL update

At little late but still better than scanner was acting weird yesterday saying that another program was using it or something stupid like that. So I just left it and it's working fine today. Finally got a Sunday that I could sit and stitch on the poor thing. I really love this project and it was nice stitching it again. I was hoping to be able to finish the house, but alas, come next Sunday the house will be completed.

We had an exciting day today, hubby and I went to the travel agent and book our all inclusive to the Mayan Riviera! Thank you very much!!! I'm so excited. We're going for 1 week, from Feb 20-27!!!! weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Monday, January 11, 2010

A couple of Happy Dances

Woo Hoo! Finally I have a finish for 2010! I have been watching all of you post your first finishes and I was still sitting here trying to plug thru the snapperyear border. Which is now DONE! Thank you very much!!!!

Bent Creek - Snapper Year, Stitched on 28 ct Lugana - Sand by Silkweavers

I know that the majority of the stitching was done in 2009, but the finish didn't happen until 2010, so I'm calling it a 2010 finish! HA!

Then I also finished my first Reindeer ornament of the year. Thanks to DaffyCat designs :)) I love Holly, and I can hardly wait to stitch Jingle next month.
How cute is this deer???

Daffycat Designs - Holly Reindeer/Stitched on 28 ct Jobelan - White

Now if I could just convince Sharon to design 10 more of these cuties...My reindeer year would be complete! LOL....Just puttin' the vibe out there! (wink)

I worked on my Sunday SAL as well, but I haven't got it scanned so I will post that tomorrow for you. Didn't get much done on it, but at least I'm back into it.

Friday, January 1, 2010

1st post of the year!

Happy New Year everyone! This is the year we stop saying "two thousand and ??" and start saying "twenty - ??" Sounds very chipper doesn't is?? LOL So welcome to year 20-10 everyone!

I have set two "goals" for myself this year. The first is a stitchy one...of course! I have decided besides my LHN Xmas Ornie SAL, I will be stitching a reindeer ornie each month this year. I don't think that a girl can have too many reindeer ornie's on her you?

My second...ARGH!!!! Is the goal to lose some of my fat A$$!!!

I have the means, I have the know how, I even have the motivation...I just have to do it! So I will!!!