Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Closing in on a finish

Well we didn't make it to the mountains on the weekend.  But we have made definitely plans for this coming weekend, so I'm happy about that! I can hardly wait.  We'll be going up for the day on Saturday and then hubby is going ice fishing on Sunday....so I'm thinking that I will have a full day of stitching on Sunday and perhaps even a finish on MM this weekend!  Kati had her happy dance with Mary Margaret this past weekend.  WOO HOO!!!!  So I'm feeling not too far behind.  I'm thinking short-ribs in the slow cooker and then that's it...stitchy day Sunday.

Here's what a managed to accomplish on MM on Sunday...it's pretty much just finishing up the racoon, doing the ground and the border...so if I'm focused and I have hours and hours to work on it she'll be done and then on to Suzanne!  All exciting!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Better late than never??

I know I'm late with posting these.  EEK!  But with work and home and cleaning it just got away from me again.  I realized today that it's Thursday and it's practically time to work on MM again on Sunday.  We are sort of planning a mini trip to the mountains on Sunday, but that's all going to depend on other factors, so we'll see what happens, and whether I even get a chance to work on her this weekend. 

Here she is in her glory!  I LOVE LOVE LOVE working on her!

I got a new TUSAL glass.  I found this glass in a box of other glasses that we had downstairs.  Odds and ends one, and this is the only one that we have like this, so I'm guessing that's why it ended up in a box...so I have brought it back to life as my new Ort "jar"

Monday, January 23, 2012

Batteries are dead!

So I can't update pics of my TUSAL or Mary Margaret today, but I was able to scan two of my projects for this past week and weekend, and then tomorrow I will post pics.

This past weekend was International Hermit and Stitch weekend. I love the idea and concept of this weekend, because it's almost like a guiltless reason to stitch all weekend, because everyone else on the list is doing it as well.  I LOVE IT!  I didn't get to spend as much time stitching as I would have liked, we had some commitments and a Lacrosse game to go to on Saturday, and sadly I missed a stitching date with Kati & Edit because of them.  But I was with them in spirit! 

I started and finished the First day of Christmas by Prairie Schooler this weekend, so I was thrilled about that.  I am going to love working on these every month, and I think what I'm going to do is I'm going to do them in the IHSW weekends.    This is also so the start of what will be my 2 1/2 sets of 12 Days of Christmas.  I have one full set already by Margaret Sherry and then I have days 1-6 by TW...one that I have always meant to go back to but never did.  Maybe next year.  I don't know why it looks so slanted, it's straight on the fabric.  I will just have to take pics of everything when my batteries are recharged

1st day of Christmas by Prairie Schooler - 32 count Mushroom

I also started and worked on Hummingbird & Fuschias.  It's a good start, and I'll be working on that again this week.  See how far I can get with it anyway.  The scan isn't a very good one..sorry.

Talk to you tomorrow!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Overdue Mary Margaret update

I've stitched on MM for two Sundays now and this is the first time that I have been able to sit down and actually take some time to write.  She's coming along nicely and I think that a finish is on the horizon, not this month but definitely in February!  I know that Kati is going to be finished before I am, but I'll get there too.

The time just gets away from me, I wanted to started to H & F this past couple of weeks, but I hadn't gotten that far.  Tonight though I have the first few stitches in it, and it's going to be gorgeous...I HOPE!  Considering I'm stitching this for someone else.  There always seems to be a little more pressure on you when you are stitching it for someone else, for it to be perfect.  It will be what it will be.  :)

We are starting to purge some our of stuff/crap.  We have decided to go room by room and gut everything out of the closets and dressers and just get rid of stuff. So it's a chore and for me an inner struggle cause I want to keep everything, but I know that it's ridiculous to do so.  So we're plugging along on that as well. eeekkkk!!!!!

I have signed up again for IHSW for this coming weekend and although I've got some plans for Saturday I'm hoping to get some good stitching in around that.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mary Margaret's progress

I haven't posted an update on Mary Margaret in a very long time, she's the Sunday SAL I have with Kati.  Not as much progress as I would like, Kati is cruising on this one....but she's still coming along.  I love stitching her! 

I am going to start the Hummingbird & Fushcia that I'm stitching for Laura.  But I had to change out the fabric and the floss.  I just didn't like the feel of any of the stuff that came with the kit.  But now I'm happy with everything and I'm going to start :)

Here's a pic of Lulu that I took while I was taking a pic of MM....she doesn't look impressed that I was paying more attention to the fabric than to her!  LOL

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Welcome 2012!

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This is a wonderful way to start the new year.  Lazed in bed most of the morning with my wonderful husband, Lulu curled up at our feet, and watching movies.  I love my life!

Last night was a wonderful night of food, dancing and good company. My bum knee kept me off the dance floor more than I would have liked, but that's ok, it was nice to get out and spend time with friends...and SEE friends that I have seen in ages!!!  :)

So I played with the Picasa program a little bit and build a collage of all my finishes for 2011.  Quite a collection, not nearly as much as I would have liked to stitch,  but still lots.

Stitching goals for 2012...
finish CHS - Mary Margaret (SAL with Kati)
Start CHS - Suzanne (SAL with Kati)
LK's 6 fat snowmen (this will be a SAL with Kati and Veronica and whoever else wants to join us)
Prairie Schoolers - 12 days of Christmas
1 ornament a month
Hummingbirds and Fuchsias (this is actually a piece that Lulu's breeder asked if I would stitch for her, as this kit was given to her and she doesn't cross stitch b ut she really loved it, and I told her that I would be happy to stitch it up for her)
CHS - Fredrick and Fredrika
and tons and tons of other ones as well.  It's hard to say what designs will come and grab me by the ankles kicking and screaming.

Personal goals....
Lose weight!
Spend one stitching day a month with Kati & Edit :)
Continue to live in bliss with my gorgeous, amazing husband.
Learn to cook new things.