Thursday, July 24, 2008

More FoS

I've been working on page 7 of FoS. I have 2 columns done. That equals a quarter of the page. I was going to keep stitching on this until the end of the month, but Martina released part 8 of MXI early because she is going on holiday. I'm also going to my oldest sister's in Roanoke this weekend for our dad's 85th birthday. My middle sister & I are driving down tomorrow and coming back on Monday. We're leaving the hubbies here. Sister bonding time! So I won't get much stitching done this weekend. I'm also going to miss the Peruvian Freedom celebration at work on Monday. All that homemade food and I won't get any. Wah! Oh well, my dad is worth it and more. Talk to you all next week.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Veronica nominated me for the Kreativ Blogger award. Wow! I never thought that would happen.

Here are the rules for this award:
  1. The winner may put the logo on her blog.
  2. Put a link to the person you got the award from.
  3. Nominate 5 blogs.
  4. Put links to the blogs.
  5. Leave a message for your nominees.
Now to comply with the rules, here are my 5 picks in alphabetical order:
Thanks ladies. Happy stitching.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

No stitching today, but ...

We went to see Batman the Dark Knight today. All I can say is WOW! It is excellent. Of course everyone is saying how great Heath Ledger's acting was, and they are right. He was incredible. Another great performance is turned in by Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent. There is a lot of psychological background to the story. I would not take a child to see this either. It may be a comic book hero movie, but it is very dark. The one thing my DH and I both said though was Maggie Gyllenhaal looked like crap! In the party scene she has these big bags under her eyes and her hairstylist should be hung up by the thumbs. DH says she looks like she just woke up and didn't bother with any makeup :-) Overall though it stands up to the hype. It will be a hard movie to top. Now, I can go back to stitching. Still working on FoS.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Happy Dance!

I finished pages 5 & 6! All before the end of the month. Which means I met the goal I set for the year on the HAED BB. Now I have to finish pages 7 thru 9 to meet the half year goal I set on the BB. This is the top row of the piece. It's 400 stitches across. So I am 15.93% done. I figure I should have it finished in about 3 years :-)

I was at Michael's and they have these really cute ribbons in . I love anything Halloween. I'm going to go back and get some more.

Monday, July 14, 2008

End of July SAL

This is a pic of FoS after the HAED SAL this weekend. I almost finished page 5. I figure I put in about 3600 stitches this time. I was really zooming. I'm going to try to finish page 5 this week and then do page 6. That is a small page. Only about 1200 stitches. Hopefully I can finish by the end of this month.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Hi, I'm Jan ....

and I'm a stashaholic! Everytime I go down to the LNS I end up getting another LHN. Hopefully I'll actually stitch one of them soon :-) The other patterns I got from Stitching Bits and Bobs during their sale. I fell in love with the haunted house the moment I saw it. And yes, that is another LHN!

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Now Showing

Beatrix! I just put the last few beads in. She is so cute! Now I'm free and clear to stitch on FoS. The SAL is this weekend for HAED, so I think I'll go ahead and start stitching now. I really want to get farther along on it.
On the family front, my brother, his wife, and youngest daughter are in from California. They are staying at my sister's house (she has the extra room). So we all went out to dinner in Old Town Alexandria tonight. We went to the Hard Times Cafe. It is renowned in the metro area for their chili, wings, and ribs. We ate ourselves silly! It was great. Family and food. Nothing like it.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

I was RAKed

I'm having a bad diabetic day today. My blood sugar was 184, which is way too high. It makes me feel very lethargic and my mood is inpatient. So I was ranting on the HAED board about it and how I wanted ice cream, but the grocery stores around here only carry sugar free vanilla and chocolate ice cream; none of the good flavors, such as Edys sugar free Cookies and Cream. So someone who read it sent me a chart from my HAED wishlist. They sent me Celtic Trinity which you can see here. What a nice surprise! I really needed a little uplift. I haven't touched my stitching all day. I just feel too tired to do it. I had wanted to finish Nora's "Beatrix". Maybe tomorrow. Thank you to my "Friend" who sent me the pattern.

Saturday, July 5, 2008


All I have is one more group of flowers and then backstitching and beading, then I'm done. I'm hoping to finish it tomorrow between loads of laundry.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Part 7 Completed

Part 7 is all done. It looks really nice. I wish the pictures would show how much it sparkles in real life. I added a closeup of the middle. I really like the little pyramid.

Now what shall I work on. I guess I'll pull Beatrix out again. I should be able to get her done this weekend. Stitch on!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Part of Part 7

Here is my part 7 of MXI so far. I need to do 4 more trees and then the full moon and pyramid. This part is going much faster than the others. I should be able to finish this by Friday. I get about 2 to 3 hours stitching each night. If the picture looks funny it's because it's a merged picture. I took 3 pictures and merged then together. Sometimes the overlap gets a little funky looking, but I thought this looked okay. I think when I get this done, I will go back to "Beatrix" and try to get her done this weekend also. Then I will either work on FoS or start the kitty cat biscornu. Decisions, decisions.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Bad Again

I was bad again! I had to run to the LNS for some GA floss and while there I saw this. It's so cute. Having been a cat mommy for many years I couldn't resist. I almost balked because of the price and then I realized it has the fabric, floss, beads and charm with it. So all in all not bad. Now I have to go finish part 7 of MXI