|Jake and Bradley right before we were getting ready to go Trick-or-Treating. And yes that is a white pumpkin! My mom had to have it because they are in all the magazines! I had to admit it looked pretty cool all lit up at night! :)|
Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Little Witch is finished! I made a couple of changes. I didn't give her witch hair, and I didn't outline the dress in darker green on the bottom. I also borrowed an idea from Deb (artisticneedle) and put another flower on the top of the vine instead of the button. I just didn't like that button. Anyway, I'm so glad it's done and just in time for Halloween. I loved working on this design. Now I'll probably get back to Pear Tree Inn. I want to try to get some of these WIPs finished up!
Well, not much else - write more later! :)
P.S. Matthew is going to be a duck for Halloween. I'll post pictures tonight or tomorrow! :)
Saturday, October 28, 2006
It's an annoying website, but they offer free file hosting. Enjoy - after you get past all the crazy ads!
O Beautiful by Shepherd's Bush, Trix or Treat by Blackbird Designs, and two new magazines.
They also have stitch-in's every third Thursday, so I may try to get to one of those. Too bad I don't live a little closer, but that's probably a good thing! :) It's also nice that they have a mall right down the street and tons of other shopping like Michaels, Target, etc.
We took the boys to a Halloween thing they were having here on Treasure Island last night. Jake was a Pirate and Bradley was Dash from The Incredibles. We didn't stay long because it seemed like it was going to rain, but the boys had fun!
Well, not much else... I've been fixing my program. I actually like it better now because I made the pictures a little bigger. I still have to add a couple more binders of charts. Whenever I go through my stash like that it makes me remember everything I have!! :) Write later!
Thursday, October 26, 2006
Monday, October 23, 2006
edited to add: the link is no longer working - email me for a copy (email address is at the top left of my blog)
I couldn't resist starting Little Witch the other day! What a fun stitch! :) Halloween has just come too fast this year. I don't even have costumes yet for the boys! Tomorrow we are going to go to the Disney Store to get a RED Power Ranger costume and I think a Buzz Lightyear costume. I love Disney Store - they make it so easy for mom's. I'm just not creative enough to make costumes! :)
Well, not much else going on ... took
a couple cute pictures of Matthew...
The poor baby! He was not happy with me! He brightened up soon though... he had just woken up and was not ready to have his picture taken! Well, 3 out of 4 of my boys are sleeping, so I'm going to stitch! :) Write later!
Saturday, October 21, 2006
Shepherd's Bush Little Witch
Prairie Schooler & LHN Charts
I didn't make it to that shop last night for the stitch-in. I drove almost there (over an hour) and the traffic was bumper to bumper. I'm not sure why? I don't know if it's always like that, or if something was going on. I may try taking a different way if I decide to go again, but that was just crazy! I even called ahead of time to make sure they had room, the lady must have been wondering what happened to me! :) I was on the road for over two hours (not fun!). I did get a little more stitching done on Pear Tree Inn though...
And here's a pic of my other WIP... getting so big!! :)
Matthew - Three Months Old!
Well, not much else going on here. I plan on having a lazy day today with the kids. Hoping to get a little stitching done! :)
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Thank you all for your kind comments yesterday. I owned a shop way back in 1997 (The Stitcher's Haven). It was only open for 10 months. I had absolutely no idea what I was doing. I was only 22 years old when I opened it. Besides my lack of knowledge it was also not a very good location. It was in the middle of a residential neighborhood in Midtown, Atlanta. Anyway, I always tell myself if I could do it over, I would definitely do it right next time! One of these days I'm definitely going to do it!
Well, not much else going on here. I'm going to get back to my Pear Tree Inn - I got a litte done yesterday, not really much though. I think I'm going to go to that new (to me) shop tomorrow. Hopefully I like it! :)
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
I had a little issue with that shop I was going to for stitch-ins. When I bought the linen and pearl cottons for Reed's Stocking I thought the total seemed kind of high, but I didn't think anything of it at the time. When I got home I realized she charged me $3.25 each for the DMC Pearl Cottons. I looked on the internet and almost everywhere I looked they were $1.25-$1.30. So I emailed her and asked if that was right and she emailed back saying yes, that's the right price. No explanation as to why. And then I realized the linen was about $10 more than other places also. I understand trying to make up for overhead, but that seems like a lot. So I'm not sure if I want to go back there. It just a principal thing with me I guess. I used to own a small cross stitch shop in Atlanta, and I would've never done something like that. And I had to pay rent, etc. I wouldn't take it out on my customers. I just wonder how long she can keep that up without people becoming aware of how much more they're spending.
I found another shop online in Brandon called Roman Tales. They have stitch-ins on Friday nights, so I may check it out. From the picture it looks like a pretty nice shop. It's a little further drive though. Anyway, enough about that! After I do a little work for my brother I'm going to try to get this fob together! Write later!
Tuesday, October 17, 2006
I worked on my Harvest Fob a little bit today...
I'm almost done with the front. I think it's going to be pretty cute once finished. I'm determined to get the finishing done right away too. I still need to get my Happy Day needleroll finished. I've avoided that for too long! Well, not much else going on here. Just kids with a little work and stitching thrown in! :) Write later!
Sunday, October 15, 2006
We took the kids to a carnival after dropping off Matthew to spend time with his Grandma. They had so much fun! Bradley said that "This day sure was something else." My arms are sore from spinning them around in the "Tip Top" and "Berry go Round." :) So I'm pretty much wore out... don't know if I'll get anymore stitching done tonight. Write later!
Saturday, October 14, 2006
I shot this with my camera, so it's a little fuzzy! Ignore the messy room!! :)
Jillian's Stocking with 32 ct. Natural linen and Floss
Originally uploaded by nevillen.
I decided to start because I have nothing else I'm stitching on at the moment! LOL! I just had to see how it would look, I think it's going to look pretty! :)
Friday, October 13, 2006
Those little designs in the boxes are called Doodle's for leftovers, they're designed by Hob-Nobb Designs. I couldn't resist them because of the cute little button and the cute little box. :)
I did get a little stitching on Pear Tree Inn done last night. I've almost got the border finished. I'm glad I'm doing the border first because I know by the time I got finished with everything else I would not be looking forward to stitching it. Here's a progress pic...
Sorry for the wrinkles!
Not much of a progress pic, hopefully I can get that border done soon, and then I'll be able to use another color besides brown!
I have been going for walks with the boys a lot recently - trying to lose some of this baby weight! I bought a Sit 'N Stand stroller. It's a double stroller where the baby sits in the front (I can also snap on the carseat) and the older child can either sit or stand in the back. Jake loves it becuase he can't sit still, and this enables him to stand and look at everything, but still keep him contained, which is what I like. I'm thinking of taking them for a walk to The Pier today or tomorrow. I think they would really like that. Anyway, I didn't mean for this post to be so long! I guess I had a lot to say! Write later!!
Saturday, October 07, 2006
I got all my wips and ufos uploaded into my flickr album. I have about 18 total. I really need to get that number down. There are a few that I just know I'll never stitch on again, but I can't seem to part with. Well, I'd better get back to the laundry! Write later!
Matthew 11 Weeks Old - Smiling!
Thursday, October 05, 2006
Close up of stitching