Saturday, March 29, 2008

Quickie Post! Need Help...

I'll make this quick since I work tonight and should be sleeping (I worked last night as well.)
I've been seeing this Blue Ribbon Designs Freebie Friendship Tree on blogs lately and would like to stitch it. Of course it's retired so I can't get a copy from the BRD website :( Would anyone be willing to share a copy? Is it even kosher to ask for a copy to a retired freebie?

Monday, March 24, 2008

Exhchange Received!

I received my portion of the Hooked on Exchanging (HoE) Biscornu Exchange today. The person who sent to me was Carla and lookie lookie what she stitching for me

Isn't it pretty?? She wrote that she used a silk thread called Ghost and Ghoulies which I love because it looks so Halloweeny :-) Here's the entire package...

I love it! Thanks so much Carla!!! Like I said I'm a long time admirer of your blog and work and I'm so happy to have something stitched by you! Now I have to wait for my partner to receive her's to post a picture of my biscornu!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

very LONG post

I've been wanting to post for a while now but Kelly took the camera with him and I just hate to post without pictures so I haven't. Anyway I got the camera back tonight and here I am :-)

I had the week off last week and I expected to have lots of finishes or finished finishes to show off but I don't :-( I do have LOTS of starts that I won't share because I have a bad case of startitis right now and don't know what I'll finish or when I'll finish it. I hate when that happens...makes me feel so unaccomplished in my stitching. At least I still have my mojo and am still stitching instead of not stitching and being in a slump.

I had a great week off but of during my time off my parents and other family members got sick with this stomach plague. I managed to avoid it but wouldn't you know Friday when I woke up I felt nauseous and as I was getting ready for work my tummy started to cramp and I had a fever. I couldn't call out after being off for a week (they would just think I wanted to extend my week) so I went in to work. Jeez what a mistake that was! I felt so sick that on the train instead of stitching, reading, or listening to my iPod I just rested my head on the bars and tried to sleep. While at work I almost passed out in a patients room (my hearing even went fuzzy for a few minutes)and I was about to tell the other nurses I was on my way to the ER, when a patient grabs the other nurse by the neck and hurts her so badly she had to go to the ER *grrrr* Well since the ratio is 8:1 and we're a 24 bed floor, the other nurse and I had to pick up her patients until she got back (FYI: she didn't come back) which brought us to 11:1 (thank God for empty beds!!) Saturday night I felt a bit better and I know I'm going to get in trouble when I go back to work but I took the rest of the weekend off (I was suppose to work Sat and Sun as well) I can eat and keep food down but certain foods still make my tummy feel funny.

I did put my sick days to good use though. I wanted to finish some finishes during my week and I didn't but I managed to finish 3 things on Saturday! Here they are...

I wanted to finish more off but hey three is good enough for me. And *so happy* I think I did a better job at my cording this time! The middle piece was the second block I received from the fair and square exchange. Sadly it's stained at the bottom because my cousin put a can of Pepsi where it shouldn't have been but it's something that can be overlooked. The pinkeep I'm not too sure if I want to flip the cording upside down and have the little loose threads on top instead of on the bottom. But I love them all :-) Now hopefully in April when I'm off for another week I'll finish up some more things.

I did have 1 finish during my time off...nothing too big but I'm happy that I got it done because I managing so far to stick with it and that's my Red Thread Snappers. Here's the March portion called "Fly a Kite."And here's the entire thing...I know I should stitch the border as I go but right now I don't feel like it. I told myself that after I finish the 6th one I'll do it. Hopefully I stick to that decision.
I also have a WIP to share as well. This should have been finished by now but my cousin is off for spring break and I keep going out with him so I haven't had any real time to stitch. It's The Trilogy's Spring Tree and I'm stitching it on 28ct evenweave over 1. I like it so far and will probably finish it tomorrow since I have plans on stitching it on the train tonight on my way to work. I had a hard time stitching those bees (the little black dots) and may re-do them and also rip out the eye and nose on the bunny. I want to stitch all the trees over 1 and make them into little ornaments or pin keeps.

I have been working on my Halloween Fairy but forgot to take a picture of it...maybe next time. Thanks for reading this far :-) I'll leave you with one last thing before I leave's a contest hosted on the Stitch Pink Blog and it's for a chance to win this.
Just leave a comment on the Stitch Pink Blog and good luck!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Some finished finishes

I went to my not so LNS today after work. It was a quick visit just to pick up some things the finisher dropped off. I had 15 individual pictures to share but didn't feel like uploading them so I made a photo collage of the finishes to share with you :)
Aren't they great?? Isabel turned 1 this Monday and her party is on Saturday so I'm so happy to have this in time for her birthday! I'm pretty sure the picture is clickable. I love the silk lining, the top part, and the back is backed with velvet. The small star and heart you see hanging from it can be written on with a marker. I LOVE IT! I want to stitch one for myself now LOL. My pillows are nice too. The January one has snowflakes hanging off from it, hearts for the February one, and I took a close up pick of the pot of gold and leprechaun of the March one. Kelly noticed it first and kept saying the entire time in his best Irish accent (which sounded more West Indian LOL) "It's a wee leprechaun and his pot o' gold." He's so silly! I can't wait to get the rest of my finishing back. I also had framing there waiting for me...I love how this came out! I'll try and edit this with a better picture later on but for now this will do. I swear the green frame makes the lighter colors pop out more. This is such a great piece! I have more framing I'm waiting on...I forgot to ask about it but hopefully it won't be too long before I get it back. The visit there was really short (less than an hour) but I did manage to get some stash. The one thing I wanted she didn't have so I have to order online but I did get this I got the JBW's because Tuesday in the mail I received a fabulous Fair and Square Exchange package from Shelly that included the most scrumptious looking silk floss! Here's what she sent...I feel so spoiled!!! Here's a close up of her beautiful square Well friends, thanks so much for reading this far! I'm off for a week from work *woooohoooo* and my only plan is to stitch and maybe do some finishing :-) TTFN!