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I'm mom to two amazing little boys and I'm an accountant for a construction company.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Football has taken over...

I don't know if I would get more stitching done if I were home every night or if sitting in the car watching my oldest practice football is more productive.  Thankfully we have a game today, in a couple of hours, and one next weekend.  There are three more practices thrown in next week for good measure.  If we play the championships, I'm sure there will be more practices, but I can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

This week, I'm still stitching on my Art Nouveau Sampler and I've closed the border which matched.  Yay!


I took this picture when I moved my qsnaps.  I have finished the stitching in the border.

Just for fun, here's one of my new stitching buddies.


I guess technically there are two of them in that picture, but you can see the orange one best.  This is Spice (orange) and Oreo (black) from a little of kittens our neighbor's cat had in our garage.  They're about 4 months old and have been living inside with us for almost a month.  There are two more of them along with the two adult cats.  My DH says I'm turning into the crazy cat lady.  Maybe so.  But I do love waking up to a purring pile of fuzz in the morning.


Sunday, September 21, 2014

Art Nouveau update

Just a quick update tonight as it's getting late and I'm headed to bed.

Art Nouveau Sampler after another week of stitching.


Monday, September 15, 2014

Loneliness of Autumn

I only lasted a week with Autumn. I think it may be all the color changes or just the fact I needed a break from the over one I've been doing. 

I've rotated back to Chatelaine's Art Nouveau Sampler.

Until next week!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lust, The Master and Loneliness

My title sounds like some kinky book title.  lol.  However, it's just my stitching this month.

I did manage to keep Lust moving a couple more days.  Then, during one of my breaks at work, I just couldn't take any more red...or shades of red.  Here's where she is now.


Since The Master was all frogged and ready to go, I put him on the q-snaps and stitched with gray.  I just wasn't feeling him quite yet.  So here's where is now.  I made it across the width of the page.


Lovethythread.com has some gorgeous new charts from the artist Leonid Afremov.  I have The Loneliness of Autumn and it started screaming at me.  So, I went through my floss boxes and pulled what I had.  The following weekend, I stopped and bought the remaining floss.  Late last Saturday night, I put the first few stitches in and put lots more around my oldest DS's football game.  Here's what it looked like last night.


So far confetti hasn't been too bad but the back is going to be a mess!

Later!




Tuesday, September 2, 2014

September 2 update

Lust is still out and will be for a little while.  This is progress over the last week.  I've found the bottom of the page and I'm probably 3/4 across page 19 in this picture.


The Master did get frogged so there's just an expanse of blank fabric waiting for me to restart.



Sunday, August 24, 2014

Page finish!

Last night while I was waiting for my DS1 to come home, I finished page 18/42 of Lust!!  Yay!


I haven't managed to start the next page.  Yet.  I have been debating whether to start the next page or not.  While I was going through my bag of WIPs, I came across The Master by Tilton Crafts.  I didn't get very far when I had it out last.  So, I decided to frog what I did have done and begin again with tent stitch.  I've decided with HAEDs and the like the only way I'm going to be able to stitch through my stash is to tent them.  So, I'll probably have an update for The Master soon.  

Later!

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Flamin'

Lust has been out this week.  I haven't gotten as much as I would have liked since there was a new book that was delivered and just life in general.  But, I have managed to finish the first flame in these two pages and I've made pretty good progress on the other three.

Before:  

After:

Later!