Monday, January 31, 2011

Sockeye's got it's groove back!

So I put it out of my head that those 1/4 stitches and the black on black were going to kill me, and I just sat and started stitching.  And it all came together.  I love how this is going to look. The colours are amazing and it's really going to be a stunning piece when it's finished.  So I'm looking forward to this week of stitching.  I was planning on getting more done than I did last week because Hubby and Baby Bro were supposed to go ice fishing this weekend, but the weather turned bad on Friday. We had snow fall warnings and blowing snows on the highways, so they decided that they would go this coming weekend instead, as the weather is supposed to get better again.  So we'll see how things turn out there. So Hubby and I spent time together watching movies and cuddling all weekend.  It was nice.

Only got a couple of hours on in Molly on Sunday, but it's coming along. I'm already thinking of the next girl, and I'm kind of leaning towards Elizabeth, if Kati thinks that's ok.  What do you think Kati? Yes? I want to get at the wild hair.  LOL

New moon coming this week, so I have to get working on filling my ort jar!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I don't know why....

....but I love them.  I was looking for something quick to stitch to get my satisfaction fix...and I dug one of these little sheep out of the JCS ornie issue, and I loved it so much I had to find the other one as well.  So my little fat fingers stitched up Joy and Peace by Amy Bruecken Designs.  Aren't they cute?

Peace & Joy - Amy Bruecken Designs - JCS 2009 Preview & Ornie issue
And with that I am able to settle back into this sockeye that I'm stitching....on black...with 1/4 stitches...YEAH!  It's going to be gorgeous when it's done...but wooooo-weeeeee it's fun, fun fun to stitch! sure is...I love it...can't wait to sit down and stitch on it Yeah...can't w-a-i-t!  (is anyone sensing the sarcasm here?)

I didn't have a lot of time to stitch on Sunday, but I did manage some time. Here's the progress on Molly.  Love stitching on her.  I'm already looking forward to the next one.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Didn't get a lot of stitching done last week.  It felt like I had it out a lot, but then when it came to actually putting in the stitches I got distracted, or it didn't look like much.  I did some black on black stitching on the sockeye, so maybe that's why it didn't feel like I got much done. Tonight I'll be sitting in front of the tv and stitching, so I'm hoping to get some progress done on it.   I also want to pick out something small to do (an ornie) so that I have at least something finished on the sidebar for 2011.  OOPS!  I didn't realize there was such a glare on the pic when I took it until I uploaded it from the camera, and I'm too lazy to do it again, so I'll take a better pic of it next week.

Sunday I worked on Molly again.  I see that Kati is making great progress with her's, so we are both back on track now and working towards the finish of this one and then onto the next on the the CHS girls!

Here's a new pic of Lulu, I snapped her while I had the camera out.  She is such an amazing creature! I can't even explain it!  LOL

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The ABC's of Me.

A - Age: 44

B - Bed size: Queen
C - Chore you hate: dusting, ironing
D - Dog's name: Lulu
E - Essential start of the day item: glass of orange juice
F - Favorite color: Red
G - Gold or Silver: Both
H - Height: 5'3"

I - Instruments you play: Piano, Organ, Guitar, Saxaphone, Sing.
J - Job: Medical Clinic Administrator
K - Kids: See "D"
L - Living arrangements: Married, Mom lives with us too.

M - Music you love: Anything that I can sing along with that doesn't require that spitting noise (Rap)
N - Nicknames: Barbi
O - Overnight hospital stay at hospital: When I had my ankle pinned back together...then when I had the pins taken back out.
P - Pet Peeve: People that "ya-ya" me.
Q - Quote from a movie: "Having a baby is like getting a tattoo on your face. You really need to be certain it's what you want before you commit." Eat, Pray, Love

R - Right handed or left: Right
S - Siblings: 1 brother....but several "sister friends" :)
T - Time you wake up: 5:45 am.
U - Underwear: yes...a whole drawer full.
V - Vegetable you dislike: brussel sprouts ...ACK!!!
W - Workout Style: Treadmill, stationery bike, walking Lulu
X - X-rays you've had: dental, ankle (both), sinuses, chest
Y - Yummy food you make: Lasagne.
Z - The best place to visit: Australia, Italy.

...and now you know my ABC's, won't you play along with me?

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


I planned on posting more this year and I will, it's just that real life takes over sometimes and you can't.  Or you get lazy.  And it's a little bit of both for me at the moment.  Mom has the norovirus flu buggy thing and of course she's "dying" and how could I even think of going to work when she is laying in her deathbed, instead of holding vigil by her side.  It's ok though because she called me every 1/2 hour on my cell phone to tell me how sick she really was.  Oh has been a lovely week so far.  But thank goodness, she is on the mend now and is up and moving about the house, so all is well in the world again.  Now to avoid getting it myself, of heaven forbid, hubby gets it! NO NO NO! 

But in all of that I did manage to get a little bit of stitching done, not as much as I would have liked, but still some.  So here's my progress on Spirit of the Sockeye, and Molly. 

I'm hoping to be back tomorrow with the ABC's of me.  :))

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Stitchy weekend

I actually got quite a bit of stitching time in this past weekend.  I got a really good start on a new project.  Spirit of the Sockeye by Stitching Studio.  I didn't realize how many 1/4 stitches there are on it...that's going to try my patience for sure, but I'll muddle thru.  When it gets to be too much then I will just pick something else up for a bit.  I have decided that I am going to start Christmas at Hawk's Run after all, so I just have to kit that up and start on that as well. 

I even had a good day working on Molly on Sunday, which I hadn't done at all in December, so it was great working on her again.  Kati, how are you doing on your's?

Here's my tusal for Jan 4th.  A couple of days late, but better than a month late!  LOL  I've joined the other stitchers over at DaffyCat's to show off your orts for the month.  I've decided to continue to add to my orts from last year on this one.  See if I can fill it to brimming. this year!  WOOO HOOOO
I still have my Christmas trees up!  They were just too pretty to take down this past weekend.  Saturday we'll make a day of it.  The weather is supposed to take a turn for the snowy on Friday, so it will be the perfect day to stay indoors.