Thursday, September 28, 2006

Taking a break

Since the pics of my monkies didn't post last time I figured I would add them this time. Jordan is 5 and Ashley is 18 months (ignore the date printed on Ashley's picture LOL).

Whipped stitched the edges of my evenweave, got the flosses all pulled that I will need and am ready to start my Boyd's Bears project. I will be stitching Momma McBruin and Luke...Baby Love. Once I get further along then I will post a picture. Off to get lunches made for Jerry and Jordan for tomorrow.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Well after frogging and restitching these darn numbers at least once I "think" I am back on track and right where I need to be. I have to go and sew the edges of my evenweave so that I can start working on another project to take a small break from the ornament but I am too tired and lazy right now to sit and whip stitch the edges LOL LOL.  
If I did this right (I am posting this from my email) then you should be able to see my little cuties ... Jordan and Ashley.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Next time I decide to stitch an ornament on 28 count (or any other count) over 1 would someone PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE stop me. This ornament is giving me more of a headache than I think I have ever had. LOL. I am determined though to get it done so that I can start on my next project. I try to only work on one project because as some may have seen through this blog, I go one to another one and never go back to the previous one.

Ashley had been sick with just a fever and a really stuffy nose. She is only one so unlike you and I she can't blow her nose. Since it has been 4 days of her having a fever I am thinking that tomorrow I will call her pediatrician and make and make an appointment. If I can get her into bed at a decent time tonight (she has been going to bed late each night as she sleeps most of the day and then doesn't want to sleep at bedtime each night) then I will sit on the sofa, watch Desperate Housewives and stitch on my ornament.

Off to snuggle with my little princess and try and get her to bed soon.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Soggy Saturday

Well I have come to the conclusion that I can't be stitching and listening to TV or anything else. It has to be absolutely silent when I am stitching on my ornament. I have made too many mistakes and I can't take any more! I am about to say that heck with it and put this aside, but oh how good it will feel when I finish it and it is displayed on the Christmas tree this year.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Updated Ornament

Here is an update on my 2006 ornament. I went to Michaels' yesterday and used my 50% off coupon to get a pair of clip on magnifiers so that I don't have to hold a magnifying glass. I used them last night and had a much better experience stitching on 28 over 1. Now to just get this finished LOL LOL.

Update 5:30 I just noticed when I went to look over my blog that the 0 on the right is up too high :(. I guess I will be frogging that out later.

Monday, September 18, 2006

WIP Picture

Here is what my ornament looks like so far. I had to frog out the bottom loop of the 2 on the right since I was off by one row. I didn't notice it until I did the bottom loop on the left side 2. :( This ornament is stitching up slow but that I OK. I will work on it some more after everyone is in bed tonight. Off to get Jordan fro school.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

What have I gotten myself into???

Here is Patches all finished!!! I finshed him yesterday afternoon. Decided not to do the platform that he is on. I think he looks better without it. Since I am in the Christmas spirit (I know I should be slapped upside the head) I decided to start on M Designs 2006 tree as an ornament. I have started to stitch it on 28 count evenweave in DMC 909. OMG the stitches are sooo small. My poor eyes!!! Can you tell I have never done this before ??? LOL

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Headless Nutcracker

Tried to post a picture but my camera is acting up again so you will just have to imagine Patches done except for his head. (See posting below for what finished Patches will look like) My goal is to finished with him by Friday and then stitch M Designs 2006 tree. I am going to be daring and stitch it on 28 count evenweave over 1. I am also going to attempt to stitch another M Designs project to make into an ornament but am just not sure of which one I want to make yet.

Got up early this morning and got a big pot of chili ready in the crockpot so it is really smelling good in here. Can't wait for dinner!!! Today Jordan didn't have any school so I got a break from having to run around and get him ready this morning but tomorrow is back to the daily grind. I got LOTS done around the house yesterday while he was gone and the time didn't fly by as fast as I thought that it would.

Monday, September 11, 2006

This morning was Jordan's first day of kindergarten and he came home so excited. He had tons of fun and is running around the house singing "The Wheels on the Bus". It was hard sending him off and then realized that I wouldn't have him around all day. Patches got some work done on him today but not too much. Need to go and get the kids an after school snack so I am off, but I will be back after to update you on Patches.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Busy Week

Well since I spent ALL day on Wednesday cleaning the house since Jerry's aunt was coming up for the might I decided that last night I was going to sit and work on Patches. I have also designated that I will leave him out on the computer desk and then that way I am more likely going to stitch on him WHILE watching TV rather than just sitting and JUST WATCHING the TV. I watch too much of that dang boob tube as it is ROFL.

On a different noteThis morning was kind of a sad one for me as I went and filled out the paperwork to sign my baby boy up for school. He starts on the 11th and will be gone from 8:20 to 2:30. Whatever will I do all day while he is gone?? HAHA I guess I will just have to find something to fulfill my free time while Ashley is napping since now I will be alone with no one to bother me. Off to stitch some more on Patches.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Making Slow Progress

Well Patches is starting to look like a scarecrow. Jenn asked in my blog the other day to post a picture of what Patches looks like so here is that and a progress picture.

Tomorrow DH's aunt is suppose tpo be coming in from FL so I will take Patches with me to the airport to wait for her. I am thinking of doing a sampler soon and I am trying to figure out which one to do first. Please post your suggestions here. Thanks bunches!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

October is fast approaching so...

I thought that my next project should be something fall-like. I am stitching Scarecrow Nutcracker from the October 2005 issue of The Cross Stitcher.

There are a few others that I want to get stitched eventually too (leprechaun, bunny, santa, pilgrim, and valentine nutcrackers). They are all so cute! Looks like today we are getting the rain from Ernesto. Have the candles lit and once DH gets up I will fold the laundry I washed and then the day is mine to stitch!!! Such a great day for it too. Curl up on my sofa and work on Patches (that is what I have named this nutcracker). Off to get a few things cleaned up so I can get some me time later.