Friday, February 29, 2008

Chinese Goddess Of Mercy and picture day

Okay so here is my oldest DD before she leaves for school. Today was picture day and her pics were at 1400 so I wanted to take a photo in case she messed up her hair while at school. She didn't do too bad though, but I'll have to wait for the proofs before I know how her pics came out. And in case you are wondering, thats a cheese stick in her hands. I took this pic out on the balcony before she left for school and I don't think it came out too bad considering it was a rainy and cloudy day. :)
And here is my chinese goddess of mercy after working on her yesterday and today. I worked on just the moon. I want to finish filling it in so I can be done with that page. I got a large amoutn of it completed and could finish over the wekend if I chose too but I have chosen an old WIP collecting shells as my Saturday and Sunday project. If blogger lets me, my rotation will be in one of the side bars. Not too many projects in it for now but some kind of rotation is better than none. So my goal will be to get at least 2 to 3 pages done this year.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

My Lady Of the snow And Coffee Break

Okay here she is, there are some large spaces that use the sparklie thread mixed with a DMC thread so I thought I would do some parts that are just DMC before filling in with the sparklie stuff. The empty space above her hand is all beads which I will do last after all the stitching is complete. I would have had more done but all the white is boring me, so today and tomorrow I am going to spend doing Chinese Goddess of Mercy. I have come up with some kind of rotation for now but I might change it up later, we'll have to see how this works out.
And here is a little freebie I did up which i plan to finish into a biscournu, just not today. I don't feel like doing any finishing.
Thank you everyone for your concern of my recovery. I'm actually doing a lot better. I can walk about 1/2 mile now but my foot is still a bit swollen and needs some elevation and ice while I am at home. Next week the tapes come off of the incisions and I can take regular showers again! Yay! Right now I have to cover my leg with a garbage bag and put a rubber band around the top to keep the water out.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

PIF Giifts

Ok so today I was finally able to get to the post office and mail out all my PIF gifts. I apologize to all of you for them being so late, its ridiculous but I had some money probs and had to wait them out until I could afford to mail out your gifts. But they are on their way now so be on the lookout!

Tomorrow I will show you all an update of my snow lady but I am seriously contemplating a rotation in hopes of getting progress on some of my other projects and there is also some I want to start too.

Thank you all for your comments and sweet wishes of fast healing. My smaller incision is finally closing up as of last night and has stopped bleeding finally. Though my larger incision and the area around hurts a lot. My younger DD pushed my older DD who then landed right on top of it. And with only getting 800mg Ibuprofen, its not killing the pain, only taking off the edge so I can somewhat function. But don't stress it, I'll be okay. :)

Saturday, February 23, 2008

My Lady Of the snow And Round 5 received

I apologize for not posting sooner but I couldn't get to the computer before today. Okay so here is what I have completed of her over the past week. I know its next to nothing done. I also had to finish up my squares for Darla for Round 5 of the F&S Exchange. But as I thought I could stitch a bunch in the hospital I was wrong. There were complications during my surgery. Screws brok off in my bone and they had to cut a bigger incision and drill bigger holes to get all the metal out. They put me on some much anesthisia that I woke up at 1600 and was feeling so nauseas I just laid there trying not to throw up from the smell of dinner being brought in. I didn't eat Friday or Saturday I was so nauseated. By Sunday I was feeling better and the Dr said I could go home! But the trip on the crutches was painful and long as they wouldn't wheelchair me out. My foot was very swollen and the pain meds knocked me out. I was kind of that way all week until a few days ago. My foot still swells and it hurts my leg to walk. I am also under orders to do nothing but walk for the next 3 months! So much for my trip anytime soon.
Here is my Round 5 F&S Exchange from Darla. I love it! Thank you Darla! The chocolates are already gone too! I shared it with my 2 DD's and they loved it too. :) Monday I am mailing Darlas squares out too. I would have this week except I was put on sitting with my foot propped up orders for the entire week.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Love Letters

Love Letters

Started Feb 11, 2008

Completed Feb 13, 2008

14 count Blue Aida cloth

Well after seeing Dawns beautiful piece, I had to stitch one myself. Though mine has not been finished into anything as of yet and it will have to wait until next week. I still have to pack my weekend bag for my stay in the klinikum plus tonight is Daisy Scouts for Destiny and then by the time we get home dinner, shower, story, and bed for them. I sure hope the weekend goes by fast, at least for me. I have promises of lots of visitors too so we'll see how much stitching I get done. I am going to take My Lady of the Snow and my second square for the F&S Exchange. I still need to do up the labeling square so I can mail it off next week.

Yesterday Destiny's class had a Velentines day party and the teacher took some pictures so I'm sharing the one of our family. DH couldn't get off of work but the school nurse was there so she posed in the picture with us. Enjoy and Happy Valentines Day Everyone!

Monday, February 11, 2008

My Lady Of The Snow, tagged, and some Stash

Okay sorry for such the delay, I have been battling an ongoing migraine for almost 2 weeks now. But here is the stitching I have finished on her so far. The silver part in the blue is shiny petite braid I believe but I love how it stands out on the blue. Even DH says its looking pretty! LOL. The peach part is her hand and above that is suppose to be a ton of beads. I want to put this on my big hoop so I could put in the beads but am thinking otherwise and waiting to attach the beads last especially because I am thinking this will be the project i take to the hospital with me and its easier to work on the size 8 hoop I am using right now.

I am so sorry I haven't commented on your blogs lately but as I said before, this migraine is really bad. I have finally gotten it down some and am going to visit as many blogs as I can today. I want to thank you all for the comments you leave me, they really are inspiring. :)

I have been tagged by Nicole!


1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.

2. Post THE RULES on your blog.

3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.

4. Tag 7 people and link to them.

5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

1. Okay I know I have posted this before but I'll do it again. My second and third toe join together making a V shape. Both my daughters also have this. Someone actually asked me if this affects the ability to walk, the answer is no it doesn't.

2. I taught myself how to do cross stitch except my older sister taught me the x's and I learned halfway through my first project that if all x's go the same direction it looks prettier. My older and younger sister only cross stitch every so often as I do it on a daily basis.

3. My mom never completes a cross stitch project. I took on her first one after the intended person it was to go to when completed passed away and now her second one, she has lost interest in and plans on giving it to me when she comes up in August and its a BAP

4. I can't wait for both my kids to be in school, I know most moms enjoy their little ones at home but I have one or both of them 24/7 and I really need a break.

5. My mom taught me the beginnings of crochet and from then on I try to learn everything I can on it as I do enjoy it.

6. I can't knit. I tried when I was 10 and then again when I was 15 and I just don't have the patience for it though I love how knitted stuff turns out

7. I can't crochet a sock to save my life, its too hard or complicated for me. I need how to crochet socks for dummies, lol.

Okay 7 people....

2. Dawn

3. Dani

4. San

Also here is some stash Sue sent to me. She was giving away some stash for free to good homes of those she no longer had interest in or would never do. I fell in love with the heart warmers snowman bellpull and also asked for the cute mother and daughter alphabet and then to my wonderful surprise she also included these 2 cute wizzers ornaments. Thank you Sue!

Monday, February 04, 2008

My Lady Of The Snow and Snowmen!

Well over the weekend I completed my F&S exchange square but still need to do up the name, date, and country one which maybe I'll do tomorrow. So I got startitis and so after digging through my stash for a bit I decided that since My lady of the snow has been kitted up for a year now that I should start that one. So before I go to sleep tonight I just wanted to show you my progress. Its not much since using Treasure Braid thread slows down my stitching and I started in the middle of the pattern and that began with a blend of Treasure Braid and DMC thread. I am using the suggested fabric since I like the way it looks. Its 28 count Jobelan 'Lightening Strike' by Polstitches. Anyway heres about 3 hours of progress:

Mylady Snow Feb 04 2008

Okay now onto my excitement. Vermillion stitchery has chosen a Snowman theme for their 2008 series! Woohoo! I think I am going to put down My lady of the Snow and stitch up January's snowman. February isn't out yet but hopefully soon.

Friday, February 01, 2008

Altoid Tin finish


Joy Abounds by Lynne Herzberg
The Gift Of Stitching Magazine November 2006
Started: January 24, 2008
Finished: January 25, 2008
stitched using 32 count white Opalescent Linen
Red Heart Plum Pudding Yarn used on base
Okay since destiny is now 6 years old. She has had a serious interest in stitching and is doing a great job with her x's so I decided its time to make her, her own little tin to hold her needles and scissors. She picked out this design herself and i stitched it for her and put this together. I was going to do a blue and brown theme for her but she then decided she wanted the base covered in pink and purple so I stitched it up using some leftover yarn since I don't have any ribbon. It looks really odd to me but she loves it so I guess its alright.
I am now working on my Round 5 Fair and Square exchange which I hope to complete over the weekend. I am also mailing out all my late PIF gifts in a few weeks before I go to the Klinikum for my leg surgery. Its just to remove all the metal from my leg from when i broke my leg in 3 places. Theres a long rod, a plate and 13 screws getting removed. I opted to be completely knocked out for this since I had a bad experience before with a spinal. I go in Friday 15th at 0700 and on Monday 18th they should release me. DH is having a 4 day weekend that weekend so he can be home with the girls. And yes I am going to take some stitching with me so I can stitch for 3 days straight!
Have a Great Weekend!


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