Friday, August 31, 2007

New Lizzie Kate's!

I stopped by my LNS today. I love payday! :) Anyway, I noticed they had in the new Lizzie Kate's last time I was there and I told him I'd be back! :)

I got the special edition Christmas kit that comes with six full skeins of Crescent Colours and 28 ct. Light Mocha Cashel linen. I also got the last two Flip-it Bits I was needing. Although I'm now two months behind on my Flip-its. I really need to catch up, or I never will. It will be like all my other monthly designs that start getting neglected around this time of year. You think I'd learn by now??

I did work on Queen Anne's Lace again yesterday and today, so it seems I'm gradually coming out of my slump. I really hope so - I hate being lazy!! :)

There's really not a huge difference in the last two progress pictures, but oh well, what the hey! I don't have any other stitching pictures to share! :) Write more later!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Long Time No Blog!

I don't know what's wrong with me lately, but I've had no desire to stitch or blog. I guess everyone needs a break every now and then. I'm not feeling depressed anymore. I'm just feeling lazy. At night I've just been watching Gilmore Girls, but not stitching. I'm almost to the end of season six and then I'll have to wait until season seven comes out. And then that's it for me and Lorelai and Rory. So sad. :) I did stitch a tiny bit yesterday while waiting for my ds to get out of school...

Pretty boring. Argh - how do I get out of my slump?? Anyway, I will do it - it may just take a little time. It could be the heat - I really can't wait until it cools down somewhat. I'll take 84 over 94 anyday! Well, obviously not much going on here! :) Write later!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Lavender and Lace Kick

I've been on a Lavender & Lace kick lately. Rediscovering all the old patterns. L&L is what really got me started stitching. After I stitched Angel of Autumn I was absolutely hooked - no turning back! I have always wanted to stitch Angel of Spring, and after seeing Anniebeez's start, I decided to kit it up. Unfortunately I didn't have any fabric big enough. I really like Misty Blue Belast, so I ordered some from Handcrafts Online (no hurry MK). :) Here's a picture of some of the threads on a small piece I had.

I think it's going to look pretty. I also decided to kit Dance of the Roses. I love the colors in this one. I was thinking of using the Vintage Navy Bean that I got last week.

Sorry about the whiny posts lately! I think I'm finally coming out of the doldrums. My air is working again and that has definitely helped! I've been taking Zicam every four hours to help with the cold and I think that is helping too! Well, not much else going on - I did stitch a little last night, but not really enough to show a pic. Hopefully I'll get more done tonight! Write later! :)

Monday, August 20, 2007

Pretty Peony

I received my CCN automatic from Handcrafts Online today. The colors are so pretty!

I'm trying to decide if I want stitch these individually or on one piece of linen. Not that I'm going to be stitching them anytime soon! In fact - I haven't stitched anything lately - I'm still slumping. It's been so hot, I know I'm in Florida, it's supposed to be hot. My air conditioning just broke, so it's been even hotter than normal. I have two fans on me and I'm still sweating. Boy I feel like I've been complaining a lot lately!! Oh did I mention I'm also getting a cold?? That's not helping matters any! :)

My baby oldest son starts school tomorrow. Second grade! I know he's trying to act like he's not excited, but I think he is. Well, at least I know I'm excited for him. I met his teacher today and she seems very nice. I got all his school supplies and most of what was on the teacher's wish list. I always try to help them out. I think it's important for the kids to have everything they need.

Well, not much else going on. I just started the 6th season of the Gilmore Girls. The fifth season was definitely my favorite, hopefully 6 is just as good! :) Write later! Hey, maybe I'll have stitching to show one of these days! :)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

A Little Stash Therapy

I'm trying very hard to get out of my slump, so I stopped by my LNS Silk Road Needle Arts on Friday. I got one of the new LHN charts "Two White Houses" and a fat 1/4 of Lakeside Linens in 32 ct. Vintage Navy Bean. And then yesterday my LHN "Peace and Plenty" chart from Mary Kathryn was waiting for me.

Thank you all for the kind comments about me being sick. I'm feeling much better! I definitely don't want to go through that anytime soon! :) Better get back to the laundry! Write later! :)

Friday, August 17, 2007


I went to the Dr. to get something to help with my PMS, which could also be a reason for being down at certain times. She suggested a birth control pill that would help with that. I took it the first day and I was fine. I took it the second day and I puked my guts out all day long. It was not fun. So I called the office and left a message suggesting we go a different route. There's no way I'm taking one of those things again! I used to take them a long time ago and they make me sick then too. But I figured it's been years, I've had three kids, they probably won't affect me the same. Oh but they did, worse than ever before! Anyway, I'm just getting back to normal. Eating crackers and drinking soda water. I did get a little stitching done the day before. Not much really, just some of the cream in the yellow dress...

Well, I'm going to lay down and get some rest! Write later!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007


I'm in a slump. I haven't stitched in days. I think I'm just depressed. I miss my dh. I feel like I'm on a roller coaster ride. Happy and up on the weekend and down during the week. I'm really trying to be happy and strong during the week for my kids, but sometimes it's so hard. I've discovered it's really bad on Tuesday and Wednesday, so I'm trying to be more aware of that and watch my mood.

Well, I don't want to depress anyone else out there - it's just amazing how attached you get after 14 years of marriage! LOL! :) I always considered myself so strong. I am, but not as strong as I thought. I didn't realize how much I leaned on my husband for so many things. Anyway, I'll get out of it soon - just writing this makes me feel better. Write later! :)

Update - Thank you all so much for your kind words! I went to the Dr. and came back to 10 wonderful emails! You don't know what it means to me! Thank you again! :)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Help Me!

I can not stop watching Gilmore Girls. It's truly a sickness now. Tanya watch out - it will happen to you. I haven't stitched in days - I don't want to miss anything. I did find a cool tin today.

It's one of the blue Hershey Kiss tins that Jane Timmers will be using in her new Fancy Work Design "My Country Sewing Set." I found it at the grocery store today. I wasn't sure if that was the right tin, so I only got one. Now that I know it is I may go back and get more if they still have them.

Well, that's all, I have to see what those Gilmore Girls will be up to next. I'm losing it!!! Write more tomorrow - hopefully I'll have something stitched to show you all! :)

Tin Update
- I found three more tins, email me if you'd like one!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

I Feel so Spoiled!

I received my exchange package from Michele today and I was so surprised by everything she included!

Just look at all the goodies!!

The front of the fob she stitched (Shepherd's Bush "Happy Wishes Fob").

The back of the fob.

It goes great with the needleroll I stitched last year!

Thank you so much Michele! I love everything!! You made my day, no my week, no my month! LOL! :) Thank you again!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007


I received a package today from Handcrafts Online. I wanted to see and feel the difference between 25 ct. Lugana and Jobelan. The main noticeable difference between the two is Lugana is stiffer than Jobelan. I didn't test any stitches on them, so I can't say anything about that yet.

Mary Kathryn also added a skein of Dinky Dyes silk thread as a "down payment" for a fob she bought! She is too kind! :) I was thinking of using the Lugana to stitch "Kind Fond Love Sampler" one of these days. I saw Peg from Lost in Threads stitched this over one on Lugana last year. I thought it turned out so pretty!

Well, I didn't go stitching last night. I was just too tired to drive an hour to only stitch for an hour. I did stitch at home on Queen Anne's Lace. Here's the latest progress pic...

Not a huge difference, but I did get to another set of roses. Lots of color changes again! :) Well, not much else going on. I'm so tired today! I've been making myself get up early to prepare for Bradley going back to school in a couple of weeks! Jake still has to wait another year. His birthday is ONE day past the deadline. I know that is probably a good thing for him to wait, but sometimes I think it would be really nice for him to be going to school - to play with other kids, etc. Oh well, what can you do?? :) Write later!!

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Exchange Received!

I participated in my first stitching exchange through the Shepherd's Bush BB. Michele received my package the yesterday. Here's what I stitched for her...

I adapted the Shepherd's Bush Millennium Fob for her because she said red was her favorite color. It's very hard to find a SB design that has red in it! They are all very pastelly. I also sent her a few other goodies, but forgot to take a picture. Michele took a few pictures, which you can see here.

Well, I didn't do any stitching last night. I watched Gilmore Girls and read blogs on my new Pocket PC. :) Love that thing! I'm supposed to go stitching tonight, so I should have some pics tomorrow!

Monday, August 06, 2007

More Yellow!

I did get a little stitching done this weekend. I went to Nantz Needlework for a couple hours and then stitched last night while watching a few episodes of Gilmore Girls. :)

Christine asked if all the spaces in her skirt were for beads. It's not for beads, but metallic thread. There are six spools of gold metallic used in this design! I'll probably wait and fill it all in at the end. Fun, fun! :)

In other news I'm so excited! My brother gave me his Dell Axim X30. I'm downloading my cross stitch inventory right now! I'm hoping it works! He got a new Palm Treo, so he didn't need this one anymore. I have a very old Palm Pilot from 2000, so this is a very big treat for me!

Well, that's all that's going on right now. Write later! :)

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Just a Few Things...

I meant to blog yesterday, but I didn't get a chance! I was going to show you all that I did get to the yellow! A teeny bit of yellow...

Here's a close up just in case you can't see my little spec of yellow! :)

I also thought I'd post a picture of my teeny Red Witch WIP. This little section took about 2 hours. There are a lot of color changes, and for some crazy reason I'm still liking it!

Those are all the red and pink threads. That's just a small portion of all threads needed in this design!

I'm a little late to the party, but I finally bought the first Harry Potter to read with my seven year old. He wasn't interested, but after about eight pages I think I've got him hooked. And I'm so glad I finally know what a muggle is! :) Well, not much going on here. I'm hoping to go stitching later! :)

Thursday, August 02, 2007

I'm Rockin!

Tanya tagged me as a


I never thought of myself as rockin'! A little kooky and a lot impulsive (which explains the stash and the starts)! Tanya is a rockin' blogger herself and because she said kindred spirit that makes her one too (she must have read Anne of Green Gables like I did growing up). :) Ok, so I'm to pick just five other girl bloggers who are rockin', that's a hard one. I have hundreds in my google reader. I find new ones everyday, but my absolute favorites are...

1. Crazy Aunt Purl - She is hilarious and honest and I think of her as a friend (along with thousands of others) because she is so down to earth and shares so much of herself. I cried all day when her cat, Roy, died recently.

2. Dooce - She is also another honest, amazing women. She has battled depression and left a religion that all of her family still believes in. I can relate to her immensely and she's just funny on top of it all.

3. Melanie - She is my best friend. We met in Hawaii over 10 years ago and have remained close ever since. And it's all because of her. She wrote me and sent cards, still sends cards. She is the sweetest person I know. She's been through a lot and I'm so glad she finally has everything she wants! :)

4. Becky - She is so kind to everyone. She is always giving wonderful gifts and tries so hard to make our stitching community a nice one for everyone! She has a wonderful heart!

5. Katrina - She has been so supportive and has been there for me to talk to because her husband is also away right now. It's so nice to know we're not alone out there! Oh yeah, she's also a pretty great stitcher too!

That was very hard to chose - I truly cherish all my online friends that I've met over the years. Teejay also tagged me the other day and I was just getting ready to do the five things meme and then noticed it was gone from her blog - I'm sorry Teejay that I didn't respond sooner! :(

Well, I'm still stitching away on QAL! And I did stitch a very small portion of the QS Red Witch HAED. I counted up the colors today and there are 80! I am liking it though, we'll see how long it lasts! :) Here's my latest Queen Anne's Lace wip...

Well, I'm going to try to get a little more stitching done! Hey maybe I'll get to some of the yellow in the dress tonight?? :) Write later!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Goals? What Goals?

Well, I totally blew off all my goals this month. Why do I even set them? I'm just going to do what I feel like anyway!

July Rotation Goals

1. My Earth - Work on floral arch above Pudgie - No
2. LK FIB - Get July Finished - No
3. VoHRH - Finish up block #12 - No
4. CHS Alphabet - Finish Elephant - No
5. HS PS - Finish Left Border - No
6. DT SFBP - Finish House Section - Yes!
7. HoHRH - Finish House #2 - No

Well, I did finish one thing. The Sunflower Bellpull house section and then after that it went all down hill. Mainly because I started Queen Anne's Lace and haven't been able to put her down. I worked on her last night - here's the latest progress pic...

Queen Anne's Lace as of 7/31/07.

I'm going to my brother's house to work today. We're supposed to be watching Halle and working - I'm guess there's not going to be much work getting done. She's one demanding baby! :) Write later!