About Me

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

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!



Sunday, June 1, 2014

Finishes, framed and a WIP pic

I decided yesterday afternoon to pull some frames down, pull the finishes out that I bought those frames for and get my frame on!

I managed three.

This is One Hundred Years by Lizzie Kate

This is Petit Sampler I stitched with the Sticklounge group.


and the final mystery sampler also through Sticklounge


I've still got a couple I want to frame but they'll probably have to wait till next weekend unless baseball gets rained out.  We're supposed to have a game tomorrow night to make up one that was rained out but since it is raining right now, it's hard to tell.

Finally, here's my update of Chatelaine's Art Nouveau Sampler.  I wasn't certain about some of my conversions in the leaves but I think they work well together.  Any thoughts??



Now, I'm going to go listen to rain hit the windows and do some beading so I can finish the flowers and move the q-snaps.

Later!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Baseball!

Baseball started a couple of weeks ago and holy cow does it suck up time between games and practices.  When we have games, DS#2 plays at 6 but has to be there at 5:45 to warm up and DS#1 plays at 8:30 and doesn't get done until 9:30.  We don't get home until after 10!!  Thankfully, school got out last week so at least they don't have to pretend to be learning anything the day after those late games. 

I hope everyone is going to have a great Memorial Day weekend!  I realize that not everyone who reads my little blog is an American but I hope you all have a great weekend!  I'm taking the boys to my mom's tomorrow.  They're going to stay with her all week since school is out but camp hasn't started yet.  We get the added bonus of picking out our new puppy tomorrow afternoon.  Yay!

Last time I posted, I was working on FOF 79.  I made some really nice progress while she was out.


Then, I was naughty and pulled out my kit for a new start.  It took me all Saturday evening to get my fabric cut and put a basic grid in so I could figure out where the corner was to start.  But by Sunday, I'd made some pretty nice progress


Yesterday, I had added some bling and there are a lot of beads in this one.


The little bit of pink you see in this picture is the first flower.  I'm almost done with those pink flowers and hope to get the rest of it stitched tonight which means I need to get off this infernal computer!!

Later!





Sunday, May 11, 2014

Happy Mother's Day!!

I hope all the moms had a great mother's day!  Mine wasn't too bad.  Ended up with some severe weather but nothing we haven't seen before.

Lust was put up today for a while.  The confetti in those flames is just crazy! 


My Face came back out though.  The change of color palette is great!  The reds and purples are very intense sometimes.  The blues and greys of FOF 79 are very relaxing and I love the spped of tenting!


Until next time!


Monday, May 5, 2014

Another Lust update

I hope you all had a great weekend!  Ours was busy, busy!!  Baseball season is definitely in full swing with practice every weekend.  Yesterday, we also went out and bought tomato and pepper plants for the garden.  We ended up with 13 tomatoes which I'm probably going to regret when August rolls around and I have to can all the tomatoes coming out of the garden.

I'm still working on Lust.  While I haven't made as much progress as I would have liked, any progress is good progress.

April update


5/4/14 update


I'm still making good progress so I'm going to continue with Lust for now.