Sunday, February 26, 2012

Finish #3

I stitched an extra day on Dysfunctional because I was so close to being done. And today I finished.

Instead of putting the buttons on the stitching, I decided to hot glue them to the glass on the frame. I had so much fun doing this one. It was nice being able to see a lot of progress in a short time. I know it was not very complex and that made it go quite fast. Now I have to check with the random number generator to find out what I'm going to work on next.

I also took a picture of the back since I've seen a lot of people talking about the neatness of the backs of their work. Here's mine. I don't really try to make them neat, I think it just kind of happens that way. Of course this one is large blocks of one color so it was easy to keep it neat.

I spent most of the day waiting for the Daytona 500 to start, all to no avail. Postponed until tomorrow at noon. My DVR won't let me set up a timer to start at 10 am and end at around 2 or so, silly DVR. So I had to set it up to record all the programs starting at 10 and then extending the last one for 90 minutes. Oy what a mess! Thanks rain in Florida! Pfffffft!

OK then, I'm off to get started on next weeks piece. So until next time...Happy Stitching!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012


So it's the new moon today, that means TUSAL update. Here's this months. Loving the colors I'm working with right now, it's making it so bright and happy looking!
If you want to take part in the TUSAL you can do so at Daffycat's page.

It's also my grandson Skylor's birthday. Happy Birthday Sky! Grandma loves you tons!

I'm working on Dysfunction all week and will post an update later this week. I have decided that I'm going to work on a weekly rotation, that way everything gets worked on for a week and that way I have a chance of avoiding that boredom that comes with only having one piece to work on. I'll still use my random number generator in order to decide what's next.

So until I am able to post more...Happy Stitching!!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Grandson's Birthday and update on Day 4's project.

My eldest grandson will be 7 on Tuesday. I can't believe it. It seems like just yesterday he was a baby. Since his mom and dad aren't together, we had a birthday party yesterday at a skate park that he and my son like to go to.

Last year his mom and me got him good with cake and icing. This year he did it to himself with his cupcake. Love that kid!

Next weekend I'll have some more birthday stuff for him since I get paid this week. I didn't plan ahead to have his ice cream cake for after the birthday party, so we'll do it again. Lucky kid!

Day 4 of the 2012 Crazy Cross Stitch challenge was this wonderful design that totally describes my family. "Our Family Puts the Fun in Dysfunctional" by Sue Hillis Designs. I needed something that required very little thought or true counting. So decided this was the project to work on this weekend. Oh how much fun I had working on this.

I may work on this a little more tonight to help me unwind from this crazy fun weekend. As quickly as this is working up, I may just run with it for the week and see if I can't finish it up. I bought a frame for it yesterday and I think I'll not put the buttons on the actual stitching but hot glue them to the frame, just for something different.

Looking forward to a new week and lots of interesting new stuff at work. So until next time...Happy Stitching!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Second Finish in Time for Valentine's Day!

I'm so proud of myself! I'm not usually one to stitch really fast, I think I've said that before a time or two, but I now have my second finish of the year. I got both of the Valentine's presents done!

As you know the first one was for my daughter to give to her boyfriend. I saved "First Bass" for my wonderful husband. He's trying to figure out where to hang his new present now. I think it may end up being hung by the picture of his mom, who taught him how to play music at a very young age.

He's not the mushy type and I revel in the fact that he shows me he loves me every day of the year. So I don't want or need him to spend money on something that is just a thing. I'd prefer for him to make me dinner, as he usually does, and tell me he loves me. I am just waiting for dinner now. Mmmmmm smells good!

I also have been working on my HAED, QS Fire Moon. One thing I love about my camera is it takes really good pictures, that are also very very large. So when I'm editing them to make it so they can be uploaded, I first have them show the actual size. Well since this is such a small stitch size, and the threads are really dark, it's hard to tell if I've missed a leg on one of my stitches. Tonight when I blew this one up to actual size, I could see that I missed the finishing cross on one of the stitches on the second to last row. So when I go back to it, I have to complete that one cross. LOL

I am getting the hang of parking my threads. It's not as hard as I thought it would be. And I am not ending the thread at this point either. I am leaving threads hanging on the right side because that color might be close on the next page so I will already have that color started when I get to it. I'll see how it works once I actually get a page done. Notice I said WHEN, I'm not going to slack off and not finish this. It's a challenge, but fun!

Not sure what I'm going to work on tonight, or if I'm going to work on something tonight. Maybe I'll let my random number generator choose for me. So until next time, Happy Valentine's Day! And Happy Stitching!!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Framed and back to the Bass-ics as it were

Ok I know you're probably tired of seeing "Here Comes Treble" but I got it framed today, ready to give to my baby girl to give to her sweety on Valentine's Day.

Let me know what you think. I am quite proud of myself and I think the framing job is pretty good for an amateur.

I got back to work on my honey's clef last night. Tonight I'm just a bit brain dead so I'm just taking it easy and biding my time until I'm tired enough to go to sleep. I'm tired, just not sleepy if anyone can relate to that.

I didn't take a pic of last nights progress, so I'll wait until after I do some more on it tomorrow. I might even drag out one of the other projects I started. Just to keep things fresh. I kind of want to get one of my big pieces out again, Autumn Evening, QS Fire Moon, or The Quiltmaker. I'm open to suggestions if anyone cares to voice an opinion.

I have to try to take it easy tomorrow and get as much done around the house while it's quiet. We're having the Super Bowl party on Sunday and I don't do "people" well. So I'll be a little stressed. Thank goodness we have 3 big-ish TV's to go back and forth to, so I don't have to get "stuck" with anyone for the entire time the game is on. I just can't go into my bedroom and hide as I usually do when I get overwhelmed with company, cuz I don't have a TV in my room, I'm not sure how that happened, but for now it is television free.

Ah well, I'll be stitching tomorrow, so until I'm back, Happy Stitching!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

It's Done!!

My first finish of 2012. I finished "Here Comes Treble"! I have it washed and ready to get framed. I'm just waiting for it to dry.

Can't wait for my daughter to see it this weekend when she comes for the Super Bowl party. I'll have to order more of the floss in order to make my hubbies. Now I'm working on his "First Bass" so I have something to give him for Valentine's Day.

I also got my orders from Stoney Creek, Herrschners and today. Talk about Christmas in February...or a late birthday present for myself. It was great! Now I have some place to put the Twins logo when it's done. I got the pattern of the month from Stoney Creek. I bought 5 acrylic trivets from Herrschners and a 2012 Cross Stitch calendar from Amazon. Totally stitchy day for me, YAY!!

May not get much stitching done on Sunday due to the Super Bowl, GO GIANTS!! But I may get some done on Saturday, if the grandkids will let me. So until next time...Happy Stitching!