Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to you all, hope everyone has a safe and blessed new years! I plan on staying in and trying      not to sleep then new year in lol, that is my usual way of bringing in the new year.
As far as new year resolutions go I generally don't make any. I feel like I set myself up for disappointment and failure. As far as my stitching, I plan to just stitch for fun, no pressure, no deadlines, no beating myself up for all my wip's that are languishing away begging for my attention! I will just have fun with it, after all it's a hobby that is supposed to be relaxing, not like a job!

Friday, December 28, 2012

haed's new year sale

This is what I bought during haed's new years sale, qs blue butterfly by Ching Chou Kuick

Monday, December 24, 2012

almost Christmas

Merry Christmas, hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday filled with love, family and good food! lol

My Christmas is very small this year but that is alright, my munchkin is having a good Christmas and that's pretty much all that matters to me at this moment. We are supposed to be getting a winter storm Christmas day, oh joy. Sleet and snow, possibly a blizzard. Not my favorite kind of weather so i will hibernating on the couch with my stitching or crochet, ha

As for me I have been stitching again, after my bout with a stomach virus I am ready for some serious stitching! My energy level is back and my startitis is flaring up! I started a new wip, a very pretty design called black-eyed susans by Paula Vaughan. My next new start will be the HAED bb sal, starting in early January, am looking forward to this one. Gonna do my best to keep up with it this year and actually finish, wish me luck lol

Saturday, December 15, 2012

long week of blah

This has been the longest week of blah, I haven't felt good all week with an upset stomach so no stitching for me. Just went to work and came home and hibernated on the couch, ughhh. I might be whining a bit I know but I am having stitching withdrawals and its hard to stitch when you are spending most of your time horizontal lol

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Woodland Guardian

I have finished my first page on Anne Stoke's Woodland Guardian by haed! I'm excited and a bit frustrated as I can't post a progress pic, I need new batteries. I think maybe it's time for a new camera as this one eats batteries quite often, they don't last but through a few pics then it shuts off saying replace batteries :(  Anyways I'll post a pic of what it will look like when finished~

Monday, December 3, 2012

Close call





So I was enjoying a quiet afternoon of  stitching on my day off when I heard a loud crash outside, when I peeked out to see what had happened this is what I saw, a huge tree has fallen across my driveway almost squishing my jeep in the process!! Thankfully it missed it, only by a few inches but hey, a miss is a miss! lol guess I need to find someone with a chainsaw to come cut it up, free firewood anyone? :0)

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Quaker Patchwork

I've been stitching on one of my older wip's for the past few days, this is quaker patchwork by Stickideen von der Wiehenburg. I think it was a free sal from her yahoo group some years back but not entirely certain when. I'm stitching it on 18 count aida with vikki clayton silks. I love the vibrant color of her silk thread, soo pretty and wonderful to stitch with. I am in a finish projects sort of mood so am going with the flow while I have some stitchy mojo lol. I would get more stitching done if I stayed off the internet lol!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Storykeep Lost Melody

This is what I bought in the sale HAED is having for Thanksgiving, its Storykeep Lost Melody, artwork by Nene Thomas. It's so pretty I just couldn't resist! Not sure when I will start it but its printed out and ready to go lol

Friday, November 23, 2012

my pick for the 2013 HEAD SAL

Here is my pick for the 2013 HAED bulletin board SAL, QS Literate Dragon. It was difficult to pick my favorite from all the patterns listed for the SAL but finally the handsome dragon won! I'm excited and can't wait to begin. In the meantime right now I am working on Dark Cherry from year before last's SAL, I will post a new pic when I have finished the page I am working on.
I am trying desperately not to buy anymore patterns but HAED keeps having wonderful sales and my resolve is wearing thin lol, must stay strong....ha!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

updating my blog

I've been a very bad blogger of late, life has been hectic and some things just had to be pushed aside while I got my life back in order, this blog was one of those things. Life is better now and I am getting back to some of the things I used to enjoy, like stitching and blogging. So hopefully I can keep up better with with my little blog, am trying to rework it and make it more interesting. We shall see how it goes~

Friday, November 16, 2012

wizard of oz/gustafson


Here is Wizard of Oz, another head wip. This is one page of many lol, another project I hope to make progress on this coming year.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

some of my haed wip's


oh this is a terrible picture but this is my feeble progress on the 2012 SAL for the haed bulletin board. This is qs Siberian forest, page 1 (of 4) as you can see I did not do well with this at all. I think one of my goals for next year will be to finish him up as I have seen other stitchers lovely finishes and he is gorgeous!!

and to my embarrassment this is my progress on the 2011 SAL, this is Dark Cherry. She at least is halfway finished, and will be one of my goals for next year as well, she deserves some attention!

I also signed up for the 2013 SAL, think I am addicted to haed's? and sal's? lol

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

a funny

Burden


This is Burden by haed (heaven and earth designs), artwork by Krystal Camprubi. I'm stitching it 1x1 on 28 count evenweave. I've been working on this since october of 2006! Hopefully with a little prod from sal's etc I will make some real progress on him during next year. He has been with me for a long time and has become a companion of sorts lol