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

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!


Monday, August 11, 2014

Time flies...

I'm still not sure where July went, but since we've made to August, I'll just have to deal with it.

We've gotten super busy again.  Football practice started last week with full pads for Saturday's practice.  We have practice today, tomorrow, Thursday and Saturday.  I've also scheduled an oil change during practice Saturday morning while I'm in town.  

I've still not been stitching as much as I would like but I'm slowly making progress on Chatelaine's Romantic Rose Garden.  I finally finished another page Saturday.

Here's where I was on July 28


August 9


I put Lust back on the qsnaps Saturday night then haven't touched her.  Too busy!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

7/20 update

Wow!  Time flies!  Baseball tournaments, a couple of birthdays, a new puppy and some stitching is all in the last month somewhere.

Looking back at my last post, I had just started the alphabet on the Art Nouveau Sampler.  With stress at work I didn't make a whole lot of progress.  BUT on July 3, I had a job interview and they offered me the job on the spot.  I gave my two week notice to my then employer on July 7 and used 8 days of vacation as part of my two weeks.  Wednesday of that week, we had the roof of our house replaced so I would have been home anyway as the roofer had questions he needed answered and my being home made that process way easier than lots of phone calls or texting pictures.

Monday last week, I started the new job.  The change in atmosphere has been huge!  My boss is happy I'm there and have a clue of what needs to be done.  Since that interview my stitchy bug came back and I've got some updates.

Art Nouveau Sampler


I decided to take a break from just alphabet for a bit.

This last week has been a SAL week on a BB I belong to.  I didn't make a huge amount of progress on my FoF 79 but every bit is good.


I pulled out my Romantic Rose Garden Mandala a little bit ago so it can get some love to so look for an update next week.

My last bit of news is the new member of our family.  On June 27 Koda, an almost 8 week old German Shepherd became a member of our family.


She is definitely keeping us on our toes!



Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Another update

I'm still slowly making progress on the Art Nouveau Sampler.

6/21/14


close up of the ornament


6/22/14 top border




Sunday, June 15, 2014

Art Nouveau Sampler

Last week I didn't pick up a needle.  Not once.

I finished a couple of books though.  I have one more that I pre-ordered that is still waiting in the car for me.  I'll crack it open during lunch tomorrow.

Last weekend, I wanted to finish the bottom left corner of Art Nouveau Sampler.  This is as far as I got.


Then the books.

Yesterday, I pulled Art Nouveau off my q-snaps and put HAED's Nightshade on.  That lasted over night.  

Before:  

After:

So I did make pretty good progress for a few hours work.

Art Nouveau went back on this afternoon though.  Don't know what it is, but I was ready for some more beading.  Today, I finished the corner and the specialty stitches along the bottom and started beading more grapes.


I'm going to see how much further I get before I call it a night.

Later!