Sunday, March 30, 2014


In this case it does not mean bed and breakfast. It means back stitching and beading. Yes, Red is completely stitched. Now it is just the B&B. I will be so glad to stitch something small. I have a lot of patterns just waiting for me. I hope I can get the beading done by next weekend. There are nine different beads and one Crystal treasure to put on. Almost there.

I wish the picture was better, but it's been raining all day and now it's snowing. We are a southern state. It's not suppose to snow when it's almost April. Freaking weather!

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Monday, February 24, 2014

Ranting and Stitching

Okay, first the rant. I drink Sprite Zero because I am diabetic and cannot drink regular sodas. For some reason, most of the 7-11s in our area are not carrying them right now. Instead they have Sprite Cranberry. Now, I love cranberry juice when I can find a low sugar one. I looked at the bottle and almost went into sugar shock just reading the label. Sprite Cranberry has 64grams of sugar. 64! That's like eating two candy bars (I checked, Milky Way is 31grams). Are they insane?! In this day and age when people are being more health conscience, even with their junk food, do they seriously think 64grams of sugar is okay? I have to wonder what kind of sales figures they are getting for this product.

Okay, rant over.

Now to the stitching. Yes, I am still working on Red. Usually I stitch several things at a time, but I am determined not to start anything else until I finish Red. I'm getting closer. Here she is now.

Almost done with the DMCs and ready to go onto the silks. I decided to do the silks later as I use qsnaps most of the time and I didn't want to risk mushing the silks.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2014

First Day of 2014

I added a tab for my 2013 finishes. I actually finished 11 projects.

Now that Christmas is over, I'm back to working on Red. I really want to finish her this month or (realistically) next month. So here is where I am. Please excuse the wrinkles as I just took her out of the q-snaps.
This really does not show the colors well. Maybe I can get a better picture later on. The fabric is more a green.

Hope everyone has a safe and happy New Year.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

My Little Tree

Our house is too small for a regular tree, so my DH made me a wooden dowel tree. I have the first year of LHN ornaments hanging on it and a few other ornies.

My company gives us the White House ornament every year. I have three of those hanging. I know I have at least one other but cannot find what box it is. Here is this year's.

One of the advantages of living across the river from Washington DC.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

It's been more than a month

It's been that long since I posted. My only excuse is that I want to stitch more than post. Here is my latest picture of Red. I really love this and hope it will only take me a couple more months to finish her.

I am also doing some knitting for Christmas. I still consider myself a beginner so nothing too fancy. I'll post pictures on my knitting tab after the holiday.

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Red Update

I have been stitching away on Red. She has a face now.
I try to stitch a little bit every day on her. All the open spaces in her hood will be filled in with beads. This design has lots and lots of beads.

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Sunday, October 6, 2013

OMG She's Posting!

I can't believe I haven't posted in over a month. Well, I have been stitching. I promise. I finished Charland Design's Come in and Stitch A Spell a few weeks ago. It is very cute. I think I will make it into a pillow (only after I practice with the sewing machine more).

 The close up shows the cute spider and web charm. The hat is almost all metallic and was a pain to stitch.

My newest stitching obsession is this.

I started Red by Mirabilia two weeks ago. I haven't been this excited about a pattern in a long time. I think she is absolutely exquisite. Here is where I am right now.

I have a little more done, but it's under the qsnap.

Thanks for stopping by and I'll try to blog more often.