Monday, May 4, 2009

A general update (stitching)

So here is what ELSE I have going on! LOL!

Two Mill Hill beaded Christmas ornaments - Peace and Believe. I am already done the cross stitching on Believe and have started the beading. I am still doing the cross stitching on Peace. I have 2 others in this series, and I plan to buy the 2 that I don't have.

Two of the 15 (yes, 15!) angel ornaments from 101 Clothespin Angels by Leisure Arts. I think I will do all the cross stitching first, then go back and do all the backstitching later. Oh, then that third shot is of what I called "The attack of the dollpins!". It's the 15 dollpins that I need for the 15 angels. I painted the eyes on the pins (you know, getting ahead on things!), and stuck them on a cardboard box to dry. I put that in our bathroom - gotta get it out of the way of a curious toddler!

And last, but certainly NOT least, Monopoly. I do this for one week, then "Through a Father's Eyes" for 2 weeks. So, not much progress, but some progress!

For now, I am not working on Father's Eyes or Monopoly. I want to get all the stitching done on the angels. Once I get that done, I will go back to my 2-week/1-week rotation, while working on the angels one night a week, unless I hit a brick wall and need to work harder to get the angels done for Christmas. Once Father's Eyes is done, I will finish Monopoly, and work on Christmas ornaments or another small item. Once Monopoly is done, I *plan* to work on only UFOs and Christmas ornaments till I get to my 2 old UFO's that are big. Once I get to that point, I will work out some other rotation to get other stuff done. I really need to stop all these starts because I end up with too many WIPs and UFOs! I decided that I am done. I may not finish things off (like frame them), but I can do all the stitching, and put that aside till I find something to do with it!

Not stitching related

I had a parent-teacher conference with my daughter's teacher at day care. What an experience! She's doing well, but she's sensitive. She gets upset or frustrated easily (sounds a lot like me!). Other than that, she's on track and developing quite well. That's good news! I was worried that she was being bad at school. But, alas, she isn't! She does do things that the other kids do (climbing on tables!), but that's normal development. So I do feel better about how she is doing when she is away from me!

Thanks for reading my blubbering! I plan to have a cross stitch update tonight (since DH is away for the night). I have lots to post - I still need to take pictures of some of my stuff, too!


Thursday, April 30, 2009

Finally, a new post - with pics!

Just a short update on Through A Father's Eyes. I said I wouldn't post another pic till I got the Father and the Bride done. Guess what? After ALLLLLLLL this time, I finally did it last night! WOO HOO! YAY! So, here are two pics. One is the whole piece so far (1/2 done!) and the other is a close-up of the bride.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

UGH! Blogging practice needed!

I see that several people are following my blog. How, in the great name of the world wide web (there's a term you don't hear every day!), do I get to those blogs? When I click their names, I just get some info about those folks. That's great to see, but I want to get to their blogs!

Blogging is something that takes practice, obviously!

Thanks if you can help!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sorry - I have been bad

I haven't been posting as often as I would like to. I've been busy, and lazy.

Really quick - I have made some awesome progress on "Through a Father's Eyes". I hope to finish page 2 (of 4) before our anniversary in May. I just might! WOO HOO!

I finally stamped the leaves on the 2 Thanksgiving day projects that I made. Now, I just have to frame them. I plan to try this all by myself for the first time!

I need to finish the baby birth sampler - the lil dude was born almost 2 weeks ago, so I need to add his name and birthdate. Then, just put it in a store-bought frame.

I am making great progress on a Mill Hill Christmas ornament.

Sorry this is so short - and late. I will make every effort to post a longer update, with pictures, later this week.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Short, pictureless update

Since Dad got sick, I have been in a funk, and haven't stitched much. Dad is doing much better. He's been home for more than a week, but he can't go to work just yet. He's bummed. Really, he is! Finally started to get back into the stitching groove again. Very little done on Monopoly. I am back to "Father's Eyes". After some frogging (GRRR!), I am back to stitching away. It's starting to look great!

I also started another small piece (yes, that makes how many WIP's now?!). I will post a longer update this weekend.

Thanks for reading! Take care!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Not much to report

Well, not much progress on anything for the last few days. My Dad got sick the other day, so I spent some time at the hospital with him, plus I had some other stuff to do this past weekend. I will update my blog with pics, etc. when I have something more to report. Sorry for the lack of updates this week.

On another note: DH and I have been talking the last few days. I have been wanting to mention to him that I would like to start a business. A small one. I would love to design CS, maybe even make some small handmade items to sell. I hadn't even mentioned it to him. He suggested that we start a business together. WOW! He even suggested that I open a CS store. Not sure if I will do that, but.....we still have a lot of talking to do. I'm sure we will come up with something. He also mentioned that one or both of us could write books. I started a novel, but haven't touched it in ages. Plus, I have considered writing children's books (rather short ones, but books all the same!). He would rather write something else (not sure what, tho). Anyway....we have some more talking to do before we decide anything.

Until later...