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

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!


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.  


Sunday, August 17, 2014


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.




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!