Tuesday, February 11, 2014
The village is coming together nicely. I've done a bit more since this picture was taken but I haven't had the opportunity to take another picture.
As far as the house selling goes, it is still on the market. We've had quite a few showings but so far we are still waiting on an offer which is really frustrating. It's difficult keeping a house show ready with 3 children so to put so much work in and seemingly get no results is really trying. But, I'm remaining optimistic for now. At least the house is clean! =)
Happy stitching everyone!
Friday, January 3, 2014
What a busy year 2013 was! It left me with so many fond memories... my oldest is a 2nd grader now, my son started pre-k, and my youngest baby turned one just before Christmas. On top of everything, we decided to put our house up for sale so we spent a good chunk of time (and money) prepping the house. It officially went on the market in December and we've already had some showings.
Now that the holidays are over and the house is decluttered, I'm looking forward to having some stitching time very soon! My goal is to finish Cinderella by the end of 2014.
Thursday, October 10, 2013
Click >>here<< to find her blog and the contest page.
Good luck and happy stitching! =)
Friday, October 4, 2013
I am a cross-stitcher for a reason.
Regardless, I try to be as supportive of his teams as possible. Right now his favorite baseball team is making a run for the World Series. They are actually playing as I type this, but since my hubby isn't home from work yet I don't have to listen to it! I'm watching the Dead Poets Society instead.
I've spent most of the morning charting out a new piece to work on. It only has around 800 stitches so hopefully it won't take too long. If it turns out nicely then I'm going to make one for my brother as well. He is currently serving in the USAF and is stationed all the way out in Utah, so I know he misses being able to watch the games with his favorite team.
Here's a quick peek at what I'm starting tonight. And hey! I may even have enough time to finish and frame it before the fair in 2 weeks.
I charted this one up using graph paper at first just to figure out dimension and then used KG Chart to finish the rest of it. It's my first time using that program so I guess I'll see how it goes.
In case you haven't figured out which sports team happens to be my husband's favorite, I thought I'd share this little tidbit with you. For those of you with Siri on your Apple devices, why not run and ask her who her favorite NFL team is.
Happy stitching! =)
Monday, September 30, 2013
|September 3, 2013|
|September 2013 look back|
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Here is this weeks progress:
|So much to do still.|
I'm considering trying a different type of fabric for the next one of these types of pieces I do. With all the partial stitches in them it makes working with Aida difficult. I was thinking of going with an evenweave or a linen but I've never worked with them before so I guess I need to do some research.
Happy stitching everyone!
Monday, September 16, 2013
I got that purple circle hoop removed and thankfully it wasn't too crimped after being on there for over a year. I enjoy the snap frame so much more than the hoops!
Just for fun, here's a quick compare from my last update. I love seeing progress because it makes it easier for me to keep stitching. When you are in the middle of it, it seems like nothing is really happening but when you can look how far you've come it's such a good motivator!
|Progress from 9/3 on the left and 9/16 on the right.|