Monday, April 27, 2015

April Stitch From Stash

Month:  April
Spent:  $39
Earned: $15.00
Budget: $93.79 + $1 = $94.79

It was a pretty good month for me.  I did buy another piece of fabric for my birthday Golden Kite design. I decided I wanted a cream piece instead of beige and I wanted 18 count instead of 16 count.   I also bought a magazine from my stash unload Facebook group.  I needed a few threads for Winter and Santa.  I also bought a piece of fabric from Silkweavers for my preening pixie design.  I spent quite a bit this month!  BTW...does anyone know how long it takes to get your fabric from them?

I finished page 2 of Victorian Winter from Mystic Stitch.  I love how this is turning out!!!!

Santa has a face!!!  This is my Lavender and Lace Santa of the Forest  I love how he is turning out  He looks so peaceful.  

If you read my blog and are participating in this challenge.   Do you know how I count a L&L?  It is one huge page that I had to copy onto 8 different pages.  Just wondering...thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, April 20, 2015


I woke up Monday with Vertigo and it was weird.  DH was out of town on a business trip so it was me and the boys.  As long as I was sitting down, my world was fine.  The moment I stood up is when I felt like I was on a tilt a whirl. I went to work thinking it would pass and I could go on with my day.  That didn't happen!!  I wound up having to go to home around 10 because I just couldn't handle it.
I came home, laid on the couch and was just a bum.  I didn't go to work on Tuesday either because I developed a fever on Monday night.  What a time for my hubby to be out of town!!!  My world was somewhat back to normal on Wednesday.

On Saturday, I felt like I had been hit by a train.  Those three days of work just wore me out.  However, I had to suck it up because it prom night!  I asked DH to go to prom with me and he refuse to go.  However, he was kind enough to cook our Sped prom dinner. He grilled 50 chicken legs and baked 2 bags of chicken tenders.  My department always serves our kiddos dinner at 6:00 then at 7:00 they get to go out to the dance floor and dance away by themselves for abut an hour and that is when everyone else gets there!  They had so much fun!!!

Stitching update:
This week's rotation was Victorian Winter.  I had hoped to finish the 2nd page this week but we me being sick. It just didn't happen! I am going to finish this page before I move on to my Lavender and lace Santa.

This is Faery Tales from last week.  Not much to show except that I have been stitching the sky.  So much blue!!

Time to show off the furbabies..

I know I tell you lots about Bert but let me show you my Jag kitty.  He is the oldest of all my furbabies at age 11.  He is the king of the pets.  They are all scared of him because he is really a tiger.

Bert is now opening drawers so he can take a nap.

The day I had vertigo, Gibbs was very concerned. He sat and stared at me for a while.  

This is what is happening in my part of the world! Thank for stopping by!!!!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Crazy Stitching Week!!!!

I was so excited this week because I thought I was going to be starting a new project - Preening Pixie.  However, it didn't happen like I thought.  I did start it...but HATED the fabric I picked for it.  It made me miserable to stitch on so I stopped.  I had picked a 32 count linen and I hate linen.  I have no idea why I thought this would be a good I decided to dye my own fabric for this piece.  I got some teal rit dye along with what I thought was dark blue. However, it was actually a dark green.  This is what I came up with and started stitching on it...I don't like it!!!!  so this piece it put away until I find just the right fabric!!!!!!

This is what the design will look like when finished so I think the fabric should be some type of dark blue.  What so you think?

So I pulled out my Lavender and Lace Santa of the Forest.  I kept working on Santa's beard.  This beard is very detailed!!!!!  I am changing this up a bit by using gold beads for his staff.  I think that will really make it pop!!!!

This will be the final product. 

My brother knows I have been trying to get back in shape and lose about 30 lbs.  He ask me to join him in this 5k obstacle mud run.  I am getting out of my comfort zone and agreed!!!!  I think I am insane but on May 23, 2015 I will be voluntarily running in the mud!!!!

 Bert update...he has brought in 2 dead snakes one non-poisonous snake and 1 baby copperhead!!!  That cat is going to drive me nuts!!!!!