Sunday, March 30, 2008

TOL Sampler Happy Dance!

TOL 2007 Sampler

18 count Beige Aida

Started: January 2007

Completed: March 30, 2008

I just had to finish this, it was getting on my nerves, I was so close to a finish. So I completed it last night and then started on my monochromatic biscournu exchange. I know my exchange deadlines are like a month away but I want to get them finished before I realize the dates a week away, lol. I'll probably do like 1 each week or something so I can still stitch on something to show on this blog. My DMC color that i needed for my 2008 EMS sampler arrived so after I complete the biscournu for my exchange I am going to work on that so I can catch up.

Oh! I forgot to post this last time, its the Day 10 SAL for SMO members. Heres my progress so far as of a few weeks ago. I still have to fill in the castle, stitch the 3 snowmen and then the snowflakes. I just completed the snow and the windows.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Lots of Pictures

Sorry I haven't blogged in a bit, This past week was one long migraine, I spent a lot of it in the dark unable to do anything but hope the pain meds kicked in soon. Heres what I completed last Tuesday of My Lady Of Snow. And then I got bored of all the grey and decided I best complete my Mothers Day gifts so I can mail them out with the package I have ready to mail to my family in Cheyenne. I want to mail it out on April 1st so I had to get busy. The pincushion below is for my mother and since my little sister Heather is a mommy for 5 years now, I had this urge to stitch her something as well. So i had this froggy fabric screaming to be used for something for her and since she is a fellow cross stitcher (no blog) I made her an Altoid Tin using a freebie pattern that I redesigned to fit the cover and then added flowers instead of the bees used. I have included for her some purple scissors and a gold needle. Please look at the inside photo, I put the frog fabric along the sides of the inside too. Has anyone else ever done this? I'm sending them some other things but I just took pictures of the stitched items.

Mothers Day Pincushion
Winter Roses - Garden Roses
By Ursula Michael
Started: March 18, 2008
Completed: March 20, 2008
Finished: March 25, 2008
32 count Lugana Hand dyed fabric
(Its a purple and pink mix but the camera doesn't pick it up for some reason)

Casey Buonaugurio Designs Frog Biscournu Freebie

Started: March 20, 2008

Completed and Finished: March 25, 2008
32 count Lugana Hand dyed fabric, same as above.

I am not sure why my camera doesn't pick up the colors in this fabric.

How was everyones Easter? I hope you all had fun. Mine was okay. The kids had a blast. Saturday we had an Easter egg hunt at a friends house but since it was snowing the hunt was indoors. They smoked inside their house so my allergies went crazy. They invited us over the next day for easter dinner and since I knew there would be a baby there, I didn't stress over the allergies since they won't smoke inside with a baby there. It took me all the rest of saturday and half of Sunday to be rid of the horrible allergy attack. And then on Sunday my DH couldn't be motivated for the life of him and so we were an hour late to dinner, i.e. missing dinner completely. And then we were drinking and talking and having fun and a migraine kicked in. Luckily my fellow friend had some meds I could take. But they only took the edge off and the alcohol didn't help any either. But I tried to battle it out and stayed there. DH left at 1730 to work so I would have to walk home with the kids in the snow. Nice, huh? well shortly after the couple with the baby left becuz he got cranky and instantly 4 people lit up in the house! AHHHH allergy central right here! Even all my meds didn't help. I finally left at 1930 with the girls and we walked home during the snow break. we got home in time just as the snow storm worsened. And my allergies continued until this morning and I have had a 3 day headache on top of it all. I thought it was becuz of my allergies, you sinus headaches? I hope I'm not getting sick.

Well, this weeks stitching as you can tell will be filled with w/e excites me at the time. Hopefully I'll be back on schedule next week. I'll try and comment on blogs tomorrow, I have a weeks worth to go through!

Monday, March 17, 2008

EMS 2008 Rose Sampler


well I got a few leaves and vines finished today. But here is the total progress so far. I ordered the missing DMC colour I needed so as soon as it arrives I can complete part 1 and I am sure by then part 2 also.
Has anyone visited Periphaeria Designs? She has a Spanish Sampler Mystery stitch Along out and the first part was released a few days ago. I like it but am wondering if I have time to even squeeze thisone in with all the WIP's I have going along with my exchanges and other projects I need to get done before May 1st. I think this will have to wait for now. Is anyone else doing this one?

Sunday, March 16, 2008

TOL Sampler Part 8


Here's Part 8 completed. Looks like I am getting about 1 part complete each day so since this is one day a week, you can expect a Happy Dance in 2 weeks. :)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

some Good news and some bad news

Okay Bad news first....I have no new stitching to show you. I have had headaches and with my sleep schedule thrown off I am too tired to stitch in the evenings. Hopefully things will pick back up soon.

Good news, I found out yesterday that one of my good friends Angie is now cancer free! She had skin cancer and last week they did surgery and cut out all they could get and now is she officially cancer free! I must do something with her to celebrate.

And now some pictures, my DD Destiny had a sock hop to go to as it is the 96th birthday for girl scouts this week. she won the hoola hoop contest too and was so excited!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

2008 EMS Rose Sampler Part 1


Geez! You would think a 60 stitches by 60 stitches would only take a few days, but nope part 1 gave me hell and the frog haunted me the entire way. I am also short one color DMC 313 so I have to order it today and then I can fill in the one line above the other gray and below the DMC 333. But for now this is going away until Monday again cause I desperately need something else to stitch.
I think I also came up with something to stitch for my mom for Mothers Day in May so I'll have to put that into the rotation soon too.

Monday, March 10, 2008

EMS 2008 Rose Sampler


Well, today I measured, counted and cut out my fabric for the Sampler, I chose to use DMC 333 as my main colour and I am using 18 count Oatmeal Fiddlers Cloth. I like the way its looking but hate that I didn't get in a lot of stitching time today, I felt so burned out today all I wanted was to sleep all day long. So I am thinking of stitching this piece until I am caught up to everyone else or at least until I complete parts 1 and 2 and then I can work on Part 3 on Mondays. I kind of want to finish this sampler on time this year so next year I am not having a repeat of having to finish up last years sampler i.e. TOL sampler. I took a picture of the entire thing just so you can see the size of the piece though there is a 3 inch border all around.
I want to thank you for all your concerns about Cocoa, he is doing better and is even relaxing in front of our electric fireplace in the evenings when the kids are in bed. He always runs when Kiley gets near him but is getting curious about Destiny. He also decided to try eating the jeans I was wearing today, lol. I had to laugh as I chased him off my jeans. He is also a paper eater too as I discovered him chewing on some that the kids had left on the carpet so I picked that up too. He's so funny at times.
Did you all remember to turn your clocks forward one hour on saturday evening? I didn't, but I found out that Germany will change times on March 30th. I hate losing that hour each year, it really throws off my sleep schedule, not that I have one this month with DH working 12 hour night shifts all month, but still.

Collecting Shells and TOL sampler

Okay so here is my progress on Colecting Shells, its not much since I couldn't stitch while I babysat of course, but I got in a few hours and then had to frog about 20 stitches and then I redid what I ripped out. Please forgive the hoop marks as I don't like having to iron it each week before taking a picture though I promise to iron it before I take the final picture.

And as I was putting up collecting Shells for the night I realized that my TOL Sampler had not been completed, so this will be my Sunday project until its completed, maybe another 1 to 2 weeks I think as I completed part 7 and about 1/3 of Part 8 completed too. There are 10 parts to this sampler.

OH! My new Monday project is going to be EMS 2008 Rose Sampler, she releases a new part each month I believe as there is already 3 parts out. So now I have to play catch up, lol.

Anonymous in my last comments - About the lettuce, I called the vet before giving him any and the vet told me anything green and leafy was good for him but that anything orange was bad for him.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Chinese Goddess Of Mercy


Woohoo! I finally completed the moon! I stayed up until midnight determined to complete the moon this week so I can start on the little girl to her left where you see the red and the beginnings of a smaller moon. So in total now I have 5 pages complete and about another 13 to go. The bottom 4 or 5 pages are going to be the hardest because every stitch on each of those pages is filled in unlike these top ones where you have spaces so they are faster to complete. Okay time for me to go to bed now, I am babysitting 4 additional kids on top of my 2 at 3 pm until about 8 or 9 pm so their parents can go out to dinner in Pottenstein before the DH gets deployed.

Thursday, March 06, 2008


2008 January Calender
SanMan Originals
32 count Opalescent
Started and Completed March 06, 2008
I had to take a break from all the big projects and just get in a little finish. Now this was little, its like 28 by 28 stitches. But its cute. :)
Okay back to my Chinese Goddess of Mercy, gotta get that moon done!

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

My Lady Of Snow


Alrighty, here is my progress from yesterday and today. I took a picture of the entire fabric to give you all an idea of the portion size that I have actually completed.
Not much went on today though i did remove the bandages from my leg to find the top of my foot was swollen and there was a huge hard lump in the middle of my inscision. DH thinks its liquid built of from my bandages being too tight. So I propped up my foot and put ice on the lump and most of it is gone except this small hard lump. Hopefully with me now leaving this bandage off, it will shrink down. I'm kind of freaked out though and am thinking of going into the clinic tomorrow and see if a Dr can take a look at it.
Cocoa my newly adopted bunny is depressed. He is not eating. Only about 1/4 of his bowl is empty and I found out from his previous owners he should be eating more. They also said he was depressed for about a week when they got him so I got him Sunday so maybe by this weekend he will feel better. I have been feeding him lettuce each day to help put food in his tummy and he is eating that at least. Tomorrow I go buy his food and I'll pick up some bunny vitamins for him too. I have found he truly hates my wood floors, to the point he climbed onto my bottom shelf of my book shelf and just sat there, so i put him on my livingroom carpet for him to hop around so DH and I are trying to figure out a place to keep his cage where we can leave it open during the day so he can come in and out as he pleases. In case some of you are wondering, no he doesn't leave poop pellets around my house, he is litter box trained. :)

Dani - The pattern I used is from Nostalgic Needle called Tudor Rose Ornament. I got it out of the book 'Just CrossStitch Christmas Ornaments 10th Anniversary Collection page 80. Her roiginal colors were pink instead of the purple but I changed them to go with my partners likings. In case you want to know I used DMC 554 instead of 224 and 553 instead of 3722. :)

Monday, March 03, 2008

F&S Exchange

I heard from Darla that she has received my Round 5 squares so I can finally show you all what I did for this round. I'm glad you liked them Darla, I had fun making them for you.
Also I spent my Monday designing a biscournu though I have not made it up yet and theres no pattern for the back side but if you all click on the right side, it will take you to the patterns I have designed, theres still one missing from there so I'll have to post it soon.
Have a good couple of days and I'll see you all again on Wednesday night.

Flower Biscournu Freebie


Flower Biscournu
click here for pattern

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Collecting Shells

Okay so here she is after a few hours of working on her. Saturday I couldn't get anything stitched up and most of my Sunday was used up too. I had a busy weekend between the kids, DH and the housework. So I did manage though to get in some stitching time on her. I received the color I needed to fill in some spaces from my floss mom and then at the top, I am not sure how well you can see it but I did up a lot of the white.

Our family also adopted a bunny. They had him named cocoa but I am not sure if that is going to stay or not. Bunnies in Germany are considered exotic, which to me is strange to hear because in the states all pet shops have them. Anyway Cocoa is 4 years old I believe but his family wasn't able to take him when they left so i adopted him. I am owner number 3 for this little guy. His original owner had dogs that barked at him and pawed at him through the cage so he is skittish right now. I can hold him a little and pet him some but I am going to have to work with him to get him completely domesticated again.


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Chinesse Goddess of Mercy

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