Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Liebster award and pics

First, I want to thank Pull the Other Thread for awarding me the Liebster award!

Liebster is a German word, meaning favorite, dearest or beloved, and the Liebster is awarded by bloggers to other, newer bloggers who have fewer than 200 followers, to spread the word and help the new(er)bies gain wider recognition. The award comes with four conditions that each recipient must satisfy when accepting:

1. Choose five up-and-coming blogs (with fewer than 200 followers) to award the Liebster to.

I had problems giving this award to just 5 stitchers, so if for some reason you follow this little blog consider yourself awarded the Liebster!

2. Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.

3. Post the award on your blog. List the bloggers you are giving the award to with links to their sites. Leave comments on their blogs so they know about the award.

4. Share five random facts about yourself that people don't know about you.
Five random facts about me:
1,  I've been stitching since I was 7 or eight... and I still have that very first project and remember stitching it and bothering my Mom to help take out the knots!
2.  I've started to get into woodworking.  It's another kind of stash!
3.  I'm better at finishing walls and ceilings (new construction) than my DH!
4.  I'm a huge tomboy.  Who would of thunk it with such a girly hobby!
5.  I really hate to clean.  Not always a good thing living with three boys.

Last weekend we went to see my folks who happen to live on the Platte River in Central Nebraska.  Every spring, they get some really noisy visitors.  For the most part they stay in the corn fields though.

Hopefully you can enlarge these pics so you can see the pretty Sandhill Cranes that are everywhere and you can even hear from inside the house!

While we were there, I finished page 3 of the Coat of Arms sampler.  I've since completed the top band for page 4 but it's going to stay in it's bag for a little while.
I've also made some progress on my piece of the patchwork for Chelsea.  Since this is stitched in tent stitch, it stitches quickly, but I so much prefer 1x1!
Now, I've got a couple of hours until the boys get home from school and 1900 ABC is out.  I finished one letter last night and one today, so far.  Just 10 more to go for page 9.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

A finish!!

I've crossed another WIP off my Wipacolypse list!!  Adriana is finished!! Yay!


Sunday, March 18, 2012


I've been a busy stitcher this weekend!  AND I have Monday off since the kids don't have school!

Friday evening, I finished part 6 of Window.  DH still doesn't like my colors.  I've told him he's the only one.  I've gotten no other negative comments!

Here's page 2 of the Coat of Arms SAL I just finished.

I did remember to print off the final page of Adriana Friday before I left work so that is what's up next.


Thursday, March 15, 2012

New start!

You know what they say about the best laid plans, right?

When I finished page 6 of Window, I pulled Adriana back out along with the bag that has the DMC and pattern pages in it.  I thought I had printed out the last page when it was e-mailed.  

Couldn't find it.  Anywhere.  And my printer says it doesn't like the color cartridge that has been in it for months.  I just used it the day or so before.  So, I had to wait till Monday to print off page 6 of Adriana and by that time page 6 of Window.

In the meantime, what's a girl to do?  I went through my pile of WIPs and couldn't settle with any of them, darn it!

I've had the Coat of Arms sampler all kitted up and ready to go for months.  So now, I have a new start.

Here's my floss toss.  HDF BeLeaved SSR on 36ct HDF linen from a grab bag.  It's a light creamy color.
By Monday night, I had page one finished.  
Tonight, I should have page 6 of Window finished.  Then I think, I'm going to stitch another page of Coat of Arms.  Adriana will be back out this weekend since it makes a good travel piece.  


Saturday, March 10, 2012


Yay!!  I just finished page 5 of Windows I!!  I'm working on getting caught up!  Currently Sticklounge is on page 7
I think next up is Adriana.  A page finish there will see another finish.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Window I

So, after last week's update, I had every intention of working on part 3 of Deep Blue Sea.  I pulled the DMC out of the bag, got everything on the q-snaps and that's where it sat.

Instead, I pulled Lust out.  Didn't get very far on her though...maybe a couple hundred stitches.  Not even enough to justify a picture.

Next came Window I which is another Sticklounge piece.  Its seems that this was the piece for this week.  I just finished part 4.  

Now, to go through the WIP pile and see what's calling.

And I still need to work on my taxes!