Sunday, April 2, 2017

Progress and starts - long post, grab some tea

I want to say thank you for all the wonderful messages you left about my meltdown.  This week was a little better.  You won't believe this but I didn't pick up a needle until Friday...It was a long week.  I have a duckling that it doesn't matter what happens, they are never in wrong, and it is always my fault.  The parents have an excuse for everything.  I started dealing with this parent on Monday and it was still going when I went home on Friday.  So, everyday I would come home, sit in my chair, fall asleep, wake up then go to bed....this was my life.  I am not sure if it was the stress or the lack of caffeine.

I have stopped drinking soda and even tea.   I stop at Sonic every morning and purchase a Route 44 Pineapple water.   It is a scoop of pineapple bits, ice, then water....I did some research on Pineapple water and love the health benefits.  I read this article and thought wow!!!  I can say that I don't crave Chocolate or sugar since I started drinking this and the part about being good for your works.  Lets just leave it there.

Stash shopping:   I bought some things off Stash Unload this week.  Less than what I have usually done.  I did buy some kits off Aliexpress.  It is like a Chinese Amazon.  They were having a big sale and had some Bothy Thread kits for $8.00 each, a Russian kit I have been watching on ebay that usually runs $70...they had it for $20.00.  I decided it is better to safe than sorry when shopping outside the US...I bought a prepaid MasterCard with a set limit so I couldn't purchase everything I wanted!   Plus, since it is a pre-paid my identity can't be stolen!!!

The week of Spring Break, I did make myself stitch....I worked on Faery Tales and I even finished a page!!!   I have 16 pages left!
 Page I finished...

I told you that I had to force myself to stitch....I beaded...lots and lots of beads.  Check out the white beads on her dress...yes, this is what I did..

Year of starts....I told you I was making a small change.  Since this part of the school year is crazy, hectic and exhausting.   So, I am going to work on 3, maybe 4 projects:  I am going to do the borders on:  Brookes Advent; Xmas starts here; Brookes Cakes - then start each block of my First Xmas design.  Things will be boring for a while on my start side...but I will feel great knowing I have the borders done!!! LOL!!!  Once school gets out for the summer, I will get caught up on my monthly starts..maybe

Want to see what I started before my meltdown???

Past Present and forever
 Hungry pup

Pooh's tree

Cinderella ornament #3

Puppy Love

 Family Dinner

I put in 500 stitches on my was a Facebook Group monthly challenge

Self - Portrait

There you have it!!!  This is what I started before my meltdown!

Thanks for stopping by and I will visit with you next week!!


Linda said...

I have/had all those Disney kits. I have never done one. For some reason they kinda scare me. Love all of them and look forward to seeing your progress on them. Faery Tales is awesome. I have so wanted to stitch that one but it would be way to big on 14ct aida. Hope things are settling down for you Vickie.

Linda PS I still have tons of Disney kits if your interested in purchasing any of them.

Meari said...

That's a great idea using a prepaid MasterCard. I'll have to remember that if I choose to buy something foreign.

I did some reading about the pineapple water, and made some on my own. I usually buy fresh pineapple anyway so what the heck! It's quite tasty! Thanks for the heads up on this.

Your WIPs look great. I really like Grace. Beautiful!

Here's to a new and better week!

Mary said...

I am going to have to try the pineapple water, it sounds so good. I love your wips and look forward to your progress.

Faith... said...

Glad you are feeling a bit better Vickie! ;) WOW that is a lot of beads! That dress looks gorgeous. Congrats on such beautiful work. Faery Tales is looking good too. Prepaid cards are a great idea, thanks for the tip.

Astrids dragon said...

You have plenty to keep you busy, they are all adorable!

Tiffstitch said...

Gorgeous work on everything and my sincere wish this week will be better.