Thursday, July 27, 2006

Fox Hollow Day 1

I started Bent Creek's Fox Hollow on Tuesday night and I managed to finish the schoolhouse before bed time.

I didn't bother to rinse any of my floss before stitching and now I am a bit worried about DMC 815. It's quite fuzzy and I am keeping my fingers crossed, hoping that it won't bleed and ruin this project.
This project seems simple and uses several colors of GAST. I'm stitching it on 32 count cream Belfast Linen.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Purple Project Update

I decided to return to my Purple Project. I worked on these two motifs. I couldn't finish the one that says "A Token of Love" because it would have the date of when I actually finish the darn thing.
I really like this project, but I don't have the focus that I used to have. I used to only work on one project at a time until it was completely done. But since finding the BBs I've started to work on multiple projects at a time... sometimes even multiple projects a night!
Bent Creek's Fox Hollow and Swirly Sampler are both calling to me. I have all the materials needed for Fox Hollow, but no fabric for Swirly Sampler... at least I don't think that I have a piece big enough for the project. I'll let you know when I make my decision.


Work was absolutely insane last week. We had an emergency so I had to work on Sunday from about 1:30 pm to 7 pm. It was not fun. What was less fun was having to be at the office at 7 am the next day and working until 5:30... from Monday to Wednesday. I think I worked 36 hours and had Thursday and Friday off! Totally insane.

I was gonna talk about our recent Canadian Adventure but real life is screaming and there are a million and one chores to do. So until next time...

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

I *heart* this project

I started this project on Saturday night and finished it last night. I'm quite happy with it. Its a freebie design from Better Homes & Gardens Australia. I first saw this as a WIP on Anne's blog. The fabric I used is a SW solo which was a RAK from Reba. I stitched the design using Pistachio Nut Caron Waterlilies. DH helped in picking out the colors and I really like the results. :)

Now, what to do next? I should really work on one of my WIPs, but then again, I have so many other projects screaming for me to start them.

Saturday, July 08, 2006


I was getting tired of the pink Hello Kitty blog design so I went searching for a new one. I knew I wanted something that had more space for text and pictures. I didn't like the blogs that stayed mainly on the left side of the screen. I couldn't find any nice Hello Kitty ones. Although, I was very tempted to use this one.

Then I did a search on coffee and found this new design. I absolutely love it. I did change the top right picture. I might change it again if I find something else that I like.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Stitching but not blogging

I've been busy stitching, but haven't really been motivated enough to blog. The Purple Project is truly a Purple Monster. I got tired of stitching on it and thought that perhaps a smaller project would be finished faster and would be more encouraging. I started Dragon Dreams' Morning Fairy, but I have yet to finish it.

I am using a piece of fabric that was a RAK from Laura (Under Welkin) from The Wagon as well as Crescent Colors' Vintage Violet for the words. I was having so much fun with this project, but another RAK came in the mail and started screaming to be started. I fought it for about 2 seconds and finally started Mermaid Heaven.

This was a RAK from Lori, also from The Wagon. Yes, the lovely ladies from The Wagon spoil me like crazy. She got me the chart and the beautiful, sparkly SW fabbie.

This mermaid is so beautiful. I cannot believe how detailed she is even with all full stitches. I started stitching in the middle and basically just wandered off. Yes, the baby mermaid looks a bit freaky with just half a face, but I'm working on it.

I normally just upload the pictures on my gallery, but it has been giving me problems tonight. It won't let me upload pictures and it keeps saying that it can't create thumbnails. I have no idea how to fix it right now. So if anyone has a clue as to why its being grumpy all of a sudden, please help!

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