September 13, 2011

Here is Piglet, all done!  I finished him on Saturday, September 10th.  I have to put my initials in there, but other than that, he’s all done. 



What I am working on now:




Yep, that’s my daughter and that is the hat I knitted for her.  I started it Sunday night and finished it during my lunch time on Monday.  I then started another one, which I finished today at lunch.  I haven’t taken a picture of it yet.  I’m using the loom thing for it, and it goes pretty fast, but on the one I made for my DD, it seems like the stitches are kinda far apart.  I’m going to see if I can fix that.

Tomorrow I think I am going to start gridding my fabric for Ruh.  (Unleashed by Anne Stokes).  The knitting is awesome, and I am enjoying the different hobby, but I think that for now, until I get better at actual knitting (which I am slowly learning while teaching myself off of youtube), I will stick to cross stitching at my lunch time.

What hobbies do you have?


September 9, 2011

Stitchy stitchy stitchy! Piglet has a body and one arm. So one more arm and his legs to go, and then the wording and the backstitching. The good thing is that the back stitching isn’t as bad as Eeyore, so I am not dreading the backstitching at all on Piglet. I am hoping to get some work done on him this weekend, but every time I want to, I never do. But the closer I get to being done with him, the closer I am to restarting Ruh.
My MIL surged the edges of my black fabric for Ruh, so that is all ready. I am seriously considering gridding it as well, but I am not 100% yet.
Well I hope everyone has a stitchy filled weekend! TAYS!

August 31, 2001

Say hello to my little pig…. hehehe.  Sorry, I couldn’t resist.

Here is Piglet in all of his glory.  This is after stitching him today at lunch.  He is coming along rather well.

I haven’t had my fabric surged to restart Ruh yet, so that is still sitting on the sidelines. 

I just found (thanks to some lovely ladies) some Magic Guide in 18 count.  And it is large enough to do a HAED on, so that is nice.  It is also pretty affordable which is a plus.  The only bad thing, it’s in the UK, so it will take a bit for it to get here.  Although, thinking about it, maybe that is a good thing as I don’t NEED it right away anyways.

So how is everyone’s projects coming along? 

August 26, 2011

Not in the best of moods today.  However, it matches this picture I am adding.

Here is the Eeyore I finished last month.  He is on 18 ct Aida.  2 over 1.  My sister will get him for Christmas this year.





I hope everyone has a great weekend!

August 25, 2011

It’s been awhile.  As I have made a new blog for “other” stuff, this one will now be for stitching and crafty stuff in only.

Ruh has been put to the side for now.  It didn’t take me long to get bored with all of the black.  I recently purchased some black fabric and will be restarting him, not stitching the black background.  I am hoping to cut my fabric soon and take it to my MIL to get it surged asap. 

In the meantime, I have been working on Eeyore for my sister TK.  I finished him a little while ago, (I will put a picture in soon).  I am now working on Piglet for my sister TC.  He currently has ears and the very tip of his head, lol.  He is coming along well.  I will put in a picture of him soon as well. 

I haven’t stitched at home for a while, so most of my progress is done at work on my lunch hour.  

I am hoping to get some cards done for Christmas this year as well as I have not done that before.  I have a book for small Christmas designs but need to find some cards.  I guess eBay would be a good place to look.  If anyone has any suggestions, let me know.

So, lately I have been thinking about trying to learn to knit.  How hard is it??  Anyone have any suggestions on a book or something I should buy that could teach me what I need to know?

What have you finished recently?

March 1, 2011 –

Well hello and say hello to Ruh while you’re here!  This is the latest update on him, from yesterday after my lunch at work.  Almost half of page 2 complete.  It’s slow going right now, and I really do need to set aside some time at home to work on him.  I really need the motivation. 

When I get home, I just want to eat dinner, get done with the showers and such and relax.  I mean, stitching is relaxing to me, but not in the same way as, let us say, WoW, or watching Netflix.  Plus I really don’t like to stitch when I ‘m tired, because I tend to have to frog it later… and Seeing as I am now to the place where I am skipping stitches for other colors (THAN BLACK), I don’t want to count wrong.

So K is on a cruise right now to Mexico!  I am so happy she got to get away from all of this cause she was stressing big time before she left.  But holy crap I miss her!  She is my buffer against M.  I have now made it through 3 days and I have 3 left… I am now the little engine that could!  I think I can, I think I can…

Hubby, DD and I got to see our squishy recently!  OMG it was great to see her!  I haven’t seen her in a few years and I just can not believe it had been so long.  She just started a new job last Weds and she is really liking it.  She contacted my hubby because they have a job opening.  Last night we went and dropped off his resume and he should have his interview on Friday.  I am so hoping he gets the job.  It would be great and I think he would like it for a change. 

Speaking of my squishy, her boyfriend is living with her and he plays WOW.  He is a big time player too.  Well apparently his computer stopped working at some point and squishy asked if my hubby could look at it and see if he could fix it.  He did look at it and fixed it right away, it was a fast and easy fix for my hubby and his awesome computer skills!  Squishies BF was sooo happy!  It was so cute, lol.  Anywho, so hubby has been playing a bit with him and we all made toons on his server.  I haven’t done much with them, but I don’t have one high enough level yet on the server.  My hubby moved over his 85, so that worked out fine.

Our DD is so big… and I don’t want her to grow up so fast.  I want her to stay small forever so that she needs me!  But she is growing into a beautiful smart girl.  I love her so much!

That’s about it for now.  I will try to get back soon for more updates!


February 23, 2011 – My abc’s

It’s a post to get to know me.  The ABC’s of me:

Age: 37

Bed Size – California King

Chore you hate – Cleaning.  Not any specific thing, just in general.  If I could afford a maid, I would have one!

Dogs – I love dogs and cats.  Cats don’t need as much care, in the sense of you can leave them alone the majority of the day while you are at work and they don’t care.  You can’t do that with all kinds of dogs.  I don’t think it’s fair to them.  Here is our kitty in one of the best shots I have taken of him:

Essential start to my day – Coffee coffee and coffee.  I have a large cup of coffee in the morning at home.  Usually I don’t have more after that, but I do occasionally enjoy a Caffino’s latte!  Yummm

Favorite color – Purple!

Gold or silver – More silver than gold.  Although I like both.

Height – 5′ 8 I believe.  Not 100% on that.

Instruments you play – None… I’m not instrument inclined at all. 

Job title:  Customer Service Representative

Kids – I have a wonderful daughter.

Live – In California.  Don’t believe all you hear, it is not sunny every single day here!

Mom’s Name – Jackie.  I miss my mommy.

Nicknames – Bunches, Donner, DJ

Overnight Hospital Stays – When I had my daughter, C-section.

Pet Peeve – Wow, I have a ton.  I guess the first one that popped into my head is:  When someone cuts you off and then they don’t drive.  If you are going to cut me off, get the hell moving!

Quote from a movie – Baby Ruth?

Right or left-handed – Right handed.

Siblings:  5 older sisters.

Time I wake up – During the week I get up at 5:00 am.  Weekends I get up at 9:30 or earlier depending on what is going on.

Underwear – Um, I am not sure how to answer this one.  Yes, I wear them.

Vegetables you don’t like – Okra… bleh, might as well eat snot.

What makes you run late – Traffic!

X-rays you’ve had – Teeth, kidney stones.

Yummy food you make – Cheesy potatoes

Zoo, what is your favorite animal – Lions and Tigers and big kitties!

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