Saturday, October 22, 2011

Just Some Updates!!

Here is a picture of my Starry Night, it is a mobile picture so the quality isn't the best.  I am almost finished with (my page one) I make working copies because I abuse my charts highlighters big X's when I finish a square etc, plus I increase the size some too so my page one isn't necessarily a page according to the kit. I am loving this but glad to be taking a break working on Connor's birth announcement. I didn't realize how the color changes were slowing me down so much.

Picture update # 4
Again sorry about the quality.

Here is my birth announcement for Connor. Oh my the frog has visited so much and there are a few permanent mistakes but I have been able to "fix" them can you tell where they are?? Seriously if you can please let me know I'd rather know now than people point them out once it is finished and framed and hanging in his room haha.
I have realized that gridding is a life saver for me, I still do the counting like normal but...its more of a "okay I should be hitting a grid line" and if I am I know I am safe and if I'm not I know I need to recount. I know a lot of stitchers think its cheating...but it saves me heartache :)

I can't believe I will be 31 weeks this Sunday, time is flying by yet crawling so slow. I am so excited to meet my little boy, but so scared at the same time. I mean my choices can affect this child forever!!!
Whew. Alot is resting on our shoulders.

We got the pack 'n play, play yard put together LOL that was fun and then the stroller too. I just have to say the only word on the English instructions were "SNAP" with a digital drawing of the item but for the other languages there were like 30 words each diagram. Makes you wonder how many words it takes to say "snap" in french LOL

I have joined a yahoo group called "The stitch specialists" I am so excited. A designer "Abi" not sure of her last name or is she wants it posted on the internet so will refrain at this time. Has made a project- they used it as a SAL but I'm a little behind and will be working on it late but its called "tree of stitches" Its all about specialty and stitching on linen. The instructions provided are GREAT and the chart beautiful! I am so excited to start this! Going to finish the birth sampler before I start the TOS and gotta get some fabric too and maybe some new thread. We will see! I may just use some threads from my current collection.

I think this is all for now, hope you all are doing great!

Monday, October 17, 2011


Okay so I now have two posts today, I wrote the other one the other day...but it went to drafts instead of posting?! I am sure it was a user error *slaps forhead* are some picture updates!

This is one of the face plate covers that I made thanks to a pin on pinterest. Pretty simple actually, it's just scrapbook paper modpodged onto the face plate and then covered to protected the paper.

These were a little more tedious. Wood letters covered with fabric. Took a while but love the finished look!!

A close up of the fabric! This time we had to trace the letters onto the back of the fabric...then cut them out along the lines and then use spray fabric adhesive to attach. Just a FYI fabric stretches LOL There are some imperfections if you look closely but to me that makes it more personal. Again I am pleased with the results. I am sure a bunch of you guys could do much better LOL.

I am now working on the "baby row" from bent creek designs- This picture is from although I purchased from a local needle shop! A fellow cross stitcher and the shop owner helped me tweek the colors just a little to match my nursery more...but I am pretty excited. The chart is GREAT easy to read and pretty simple to stitch as well! I will def be doing more Bent Creek items!!

Enough pictures for you guys? LOL! Hope you all have a great week!

Wow Sorry it has been so long!

We have been so busy. I haven't had much time to post on here. We had a baby scare, long story short there was an increased nuchal fold and or cystic hygroma noticed on our gender ultra sound. After a lot of worry and fret and many visits to specialist. So far everything has come back NORMAL- amniocentesis, fetal echo...are both normal no we just wait till our little boy is born and see what God has blessed us with I am confident a very healthy boy will becoming to us in December.

We have been working on his room. I have gone craft crazy making faceplate covers and letters for over his crib. Going to enjoy a weekend with a fellow stitcher, and start stitching my baby announcement!! I am soo excited!!

Hope you guys are doing well! I will have some picture updates of Starry Night...Nursery...and Baby Sampler soon...and then...eventually pictures of baby!

Monday, April 25, 2011

Well Well :)

So I had mentioned before that I had an appt scheduled for monday since we had been trying to get pregnant for a while but hadn't been able to do so well, the day after my wonderful bday. Actually around 4:30 am wednesday I was at work and was convinced to take another pregnancy test by a parenting forum I joined and my coworkers. Told to get a name brand test and wait three hours from last trip to RR. Lookie what I got!

Granted this was not the first test this was the third, because one wasn't enough to convince me, I am still going to the doc tomorrow to find more about prenatal stuff. I am so excited. I don't really feel pregnant yet and its hard to wrap my head around. I do feel bloated and my hips are killing me all along my sciatic nerve on both sides, down to my knees. Not too much morning sickness either. My poor DH has been really nauseated the last few weeks though sounds like unknown sympathy pains haha.I will keep you guys posted as I go along. I will be much more relaxed after my 13th week as of now I am about 6 weeks along according to caculators online I will hopefully know more tomorrow!

Now for a Stitchy update, as you can imagine not a lot of progress this weekend to much time spent visiting family with good news and for Easter!
Going to close for now. Hope the Easter bunny was as good to you all as it was to me, Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers for a very healthy pregnacy and baby over the next months!

Monday, April 18, 2011

My awesome Birthday!

Well today is my birthday!! I am 27!!  I have had a great birthday, Saturday I went out my my hubby's family as a combined dinner for both of us his bday is end of march. I got lovely presents from my inlaws pj's flip flops and stash money!!

Hubby got my a laptop so we don't have to take turns using the computers he does stuff with recording his music and I always complain that his programs make the thing run slow and that I wanted a netbook and small external hard drive. After some research he decided a basic laptop would be the way to go and I love it!! Its great for what I use it for I don't game mainly facebook my CSF, skype and blogger LOL. Of course and online shopping haha. I think he did this so he would gain his own laptop as well but it works out for both of us!!

Then today we went "looking for a chair" so I could finally set up my stitchy area...we found a chair and got it for 50% off *happy dance* we have found a local furniture store that we have done a lot of business with so they treat us GREAT when we come shopping there and we have reffered people to her store as well!!

So...some pics!!
First off a Starry night update!!
Now my new stitchy area!!
My Chair Can't really tell but there is blue around the darker brown design that matches the wall perfect!

And my stitchy setup....

Loving today!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Giveaway by Cross stitch and cupcakes!

I am entering a giveaway by Cross stitch and Cupcakes, I am entering Giveaway 1 and give away 5, which ones will you enter? My Birthday is Monday so what a neat time (if I win ) to win a giveaway :).


Okay, so I couldn't come up with a good title for this post. I feel like most of my followers are from CSF anyways and don't want to overload them with the same info over and over again. But I post anyway just in case I have a non CSF follower out there!

I finally finished Bless this home, its off to be framed now- my DH works with a guy that has his own framing business on the side- this is my first professional framing job and I am nervous, never thought I would have control issues with cross stitch projects. LOL I think it has a lot to do with the fact that if it gets messed up, this is my DH's coworker and I can't very well tell him, "No I don't like it you messed it up now fix it or else bad reviews." Plus I don't get any say so it's all my DH's choose frame...matte etc...and I found out tonight that after I had told DH a few colors that I wanted, he told this guy "It's whatever  you think man, your the framer." BLAH. He has framed something for DH in past his stuff from his diploma and stuff from graduation and it looked GREAT so I am going to relax and see what happens. After all I have told DH that if I don't like it, I will take it out go to a store and we will just be out the money. I really don't think it will come to that though.  Here is a picture of the finished design.

I have finally started my Starry Night by Lady Bug Designs, I have to say that I have been very impressed with the kit I purchased from them. They offer charts or the whole kit, I choose the whole kit since they kit with DMC floss anyway. (when i checked the floss with some of my own stash it matched its real DMC not a DMC color equivalent.) The pattern came on two VERY large pages so I did have to make a working copy which ended up being eight normal pages ( I enlarged a bit). The chart is easy to read too. I grid, and a plus was that they had charted this particular chart so that the middle lines both horizontally and vertically landed on a grid line (hope this makes sense). Made gridding easy!! The only semi complaint not true complaint is that the floss was not separated but I think this was to avoid high shipping cost. I will upload a progress pic of this later.

Still no luck in the baby department, I need to relax I guess its only been a few months but I have always feared not being able to have kids, and now I have become irregular at first thought it was a good thing but 2 negative home test and a negative blood test have me convinced there is something up so going to make an appointment with the doctor...ugh...I hate doctors...hmm a nurse that hates going to doctors something you never see (insert sarcasm).

Until next time!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Been a while!

Wow, I haven't posted in a long while!

Well we are moved in and settled at the new house...its great! We have started the yard work with it warming up...I never new that I enjoyed yard work so much!

I gave up on the my little heart SAL...I was so far behind.....I have finished my "bless this home" and will post pictures later. Had a hard drive crash over the weekend...thank goodness for wonderful dell support!! They shipped me a new one and talked us through replacement.

I met a friend from the CSF in person we live about 45-1hr away from each other and I have really enjoyed getting to know her, the best part is our hubbies get along as well. We have gone to dinner just us and had a stitching date...we closed down the starbucks HaHa. Now on the CSF site we are thinking about getting together and doing some stitch and skype dates. I think this will be really neat!!

My friend and I are thinking of doing a camp in another city in Georgia its a three day retreat full of stitching and stitchy games. I am very excited!!

I am starting starry night, and a small kit for my sister. she is doing so well a steady job is renting her own place so I am stitching a late house warming gift!!

DH and I are trying for babies this you may get more posts soon!!