Monday, December 15, 2014

What a week!

In case anyone is wondering....if you get food poisoning it feels like death!   I  was a lucky person to get this last night.   Mark and I picked up Outback takeout and I got so sick from eating their food.  Normally, I love their Guacamole Crab Stack but never again!!!   The cold tile felt so good but Brigen thought he should help me out and lick my face while I lay suffering.  He just wanted to help me feel better.   Cold Sprite is amazing when you are feeling bad...not sure why but it tastes so good!!!

I did a little stitching this week.  I worked on my Faery Tales and now I am stitching a new story.  I am in the process of stitching a beanstalk.  I also started organizing my floss from all my finished projects.  I had a lot of floss. It took me 3 days to finally to get it all wound and organized!! 

I ordered my husband a TV for Christmas.  I ordered it from Sam's and had them ship it to my house.  I thought it would come in cardboard box with a label on it....Nope....This is how it was left on my front porch. I am just thankful we live in safe neighbor hood and it wasn't stolen!  Mark was home to bring it in the house.  So his surprise was ruined...TV is now set up in our bedroom.  Now, I have to find him another gift!!! 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Faery tales and New bags!!!

I can't believe that is it December. Where does the time go???  Since I decided to stop working on Sistine chapel and I am still feeling great about that decision. (see below for more)  I have been working on my HAED -Faery Tales.  This design  is 40 pages and it is fun to stitch.  I am a weird Haed stitcher because I don't stitch the pages in order...I stitch the first page -first row....then first page -second row and so forth.  

Sistine Chapel - I had several comments that I should put it up and would get back to it later..others told me they were glad for me and the last group said I should finish it anyway.   I have to say..I like my cross stitch patterns to go in order and not have to try and fix thing.  This patterns was way to confusing so I am happy with my decision!  Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement.

Check out my new purse!!!!   Isn't it amazing????  I did a little Christmas shopping for my family this year from Thirty-One and bought myself a couple of presents....the first was this new Canvas Crew bag in pink!!!!  I decided to personalize mine!!!
 I also bought myself a new Large Utility tote in Sketchy Dot purple...Can you guess how I am going to use it???  I love it!!!!!  If you are in need of a new stitching bag...let me know!  I can help you out!!!!

Monday, December 1, 2014

November Stitch From Stash

I was not a good stitch from Stash canidate this month!!!  I did pick up an Old UFO from 2007 and started working on it.  This is my HAED - Faery Tales design.  I am on page 4 of 40.  Love how the castle is looking.  

My purchases...I haven't purchased anything in a couple of months.  A friend of mine called me a couple of weeks ago to tell me about this cute little Disney Cross Stitch kit at Barnes and Noble.  It comes with 12 small patterns and 11 skeins of floss.  Had to purchase it!!!  It was $13.02 with tax and after coupons

Black Friday, Joann's had a 50% off coupon on a regular priced item...I bought the Large Lady and the Tramp kit for $21.00 but with tax and shipping it was $30.00.  So I did go over budget this month...but isn't my new stash pretty????

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Sistine Chapel is No More!!!

So tonight I was working on my Sistine Chapel.  I had decided to start a new section to see if I could fix the mistake I made on the last section.   As you know, I had emailed the designer and her response was "Focus on ensuring the adjacent scenes are aligned and it'll work itself out with the background."   As a math teacher, I just can't do that.  It has to add up for me and all be equal!!!  If you look at the first picture,  this is as far as I got before I made the decision to stop.

See the pink section all by itself?   The open space to the below it should be 18 squares however, mine is only 15!!!!  I don't know where I went wrong.   I have decided that as much as I loved stitching this pattern, I am done!  I like things to add up when I do counted cross stitch!    

I felt a huge relief when I made this decision.  I am going to happily work on my other UFO's and to start making a dent in my collection.  What do you think of my decision???  Would you continue working on it or just say, I am done!

As you know, Christmas is coming and I do sell Thirty-One products!!!  We have some wonderful stocking stuffers for $20 and under if you are needing some personalized gifts!!!  

Monday, November 10, 2014

Augusta is FINISHED!!!!

Did anyone feel the earth shake last night???  It was me dancing all over my living room!  I finished my Augusta the 13th hole!!!  This is it right off the qsnaps.  I started it in 2007 but got bored stitching trees so I put it up for a few years.   However, I decided this year that it was my oldest UFO so it had to be finished.

I do have to wash this piece.  How do you wash your pieces.  I am thinking of washing it in the sink with Dawn dish soap.   Any other good ideas???? next oldest UFO is the my Faery Tales from Heaven and Earth designs.  This design is 49 pages and it so pretty!!!  

I have 3 pages completed!!!!  This is my next UFO project.   I hope to have it finished by Dec. 2016.

Monday, October 27, 2014

October Update - Augusta

Check it out!!!! Augusta is two pages away from being finished!!!!  I am so excited!!!   I am so ready for this to be finished....

Look at my early Christmas present from the best uncle in the world!!!!  It is a Disney Tree where Mickey spins around the castle and the trains go in circles, the princesses dance.  It is just amazing!!!!  I love it!!  It plays Christmas songs and lights up.  I am in heaven!!!

Just wanted to show you a cute picture of Gibbs.  He has now decided that he can't lay on the couch unless he has a pillow.  My baby is not spoiled in the least.  Bert has been up to no good this week.  He has killed 3 chipmunks this week.  I know he just wanted to play with them but I think he scared them to death!  Poor little guys!!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Augusta Update

I have been working very hard on my Augusta pattern this week.  I have 5 Half pages to go and this design will be finished!!!! 

I had to take a sick day this week.  I finally gave in to my allergies!  They are horrible.  I did wind up taking a 5 hour nap...that was nice.  I have to go back to work tomorrow and I think I could use another day off!  I am loving all the new fall shows that are coming back!  I have to say that Castle was one of the top ones I was waiting on...then I was so confused on the episode.  

I went to my LNS and the owner has decided to turn the store into a crafters mall where crafters rent out a seciont of the store to sell thier crafted items.  So I blew my SFS budget for October  I spent $39 and bought 2 fat quarters of fabric and 3 magazines.  I know for certain that I don't have the one in the first picture...

Now these two...wasn't sure if I have them or not...if I do then I will be having some type of contest next week..stay tuned!!!

Modification to my September SFS...I won a $100 GC to Amazon a few weeks ago. I had a balance of $72 on it.  I  bolt of 28 count Monaco cloth. There are 10 yards of fabric on this bolt.  I plan on using this fabric for my Disney Dreams Kits.  I don't really care for the fabric that comes in the kits since it is Aida...I love aida but not for these kits.  They have too many half and quarter stitches!   

Bolt of fabric:  $92.00 - GC of $72 = My cost:  $20.00