Monday, November 8, 2010

It's been a minute

Can't believe it has taken me this long to get a progress pic of Selena Fenech's Tiny Treasure Letter I.



I am hoping to have page one done by the new year. Wish me luck!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Getting Back into the Swing of things

Well, I have started stitching again....a little. I went through all of my WIPs and realized that I had left things a huge mess. It took me a few hours to track down patterns and floss to rekit everything. I am still trying to find floss for some projects. All I can say is, "What was I thinking?" I just dumped projects into totebags and stuck it all in a corner. lol Well, that has changed and even though I am still playing World of Warcraft, I have been feeling the "call" of cross stitch and knitting again. I will try to post progress pics later along with my horrible story of what happened to my computer. Till then.....

Monday, June 8, 2009

I'm still here

Ya, I'm still here. I have been busy playing an online game called World of Warcraft. It's an RPG game that I have found very addicting. But it has helped me work through some things in my life. Unfortunately I haven't been doing very much stitching or any other crafting. But true to my nature the craving to play the game has died down and I have started working on a couple of projects again. I went through my WIP boxes and put aside the projects I want to work on. I have started a kind of cute little project by Janlynn that says "Chocolate makes my day." It is a project that I would normally be too cutsie for me, but for some reason I like it.

I started it today and got a chocolate chip and part of the heart done. I am stitching it on 28 count linen that I had dyed myself. I just hope that the pink in the project doesn't get lost in the pink fabric.

I have also started knitting a pair of socks, but you can see my progress on that in my knitting blog.

I have also been loosing weight. My doctor put me on some diet pills because he was worried about me getting diabetes. Here are some pictures of what I look like. . .

This is me at 350 lbs when I started....

And again at's starting to show...mostly in my face.

And this was taken about a week ago. I haven't been weighed in a while, so I couldn't tell you. In addition to the pills, I have been watching what I eat, and doing more cleaning around my house and yard than what I am use to. I still have a long way to go, but I am hoping to get down to a healthier weight before the end of the summer.

I hope to start updating my blogs again so I hope I have more progress to show next week...

Monday, April 20, 2009

Not Much Progress

Well, I haven't gotten much progress done on the stitching front. I did manage to finish the row I had been working on. I have been playing World of Warcraft and if I don't start stitching again soon my friend, Mary, is threatening an intervention. LOL

My friend and co-owner of CrossStitchAddiction cleaned out some boxes after she moved and RAKed me with a bunch of stuff!She sent me a bunch of different fabric. There's a little of everything here. Aida and even weave of all sorts of different counts.

Some really cute Halloween things. Pot holders, safety armbands and a light for trick or treating, and a printed panel from Daisy Kingdom (i think).

Little stockings for my Christmas tree.A craft idea organizer, a flower kit and a Detentions kit of a dragon sitting on top of a rock...I love dragons!

Then there is the bill organizer, a family record book, mini scrapbook, and family tree book. She had also sent me 2 UK magazines, The World of Cross Stitch and The Cross Stitcher and some freebie patterns that she printed out for me when I didn't have ink. Thank you so much Mary, I love it all!

I also received another RAK today from my friend Tara. She sent me some scrap booking stash. There is an adhesive dispenser, rhinestones, and stitches that look like nutrition labels but are for marriage and children! So cute!!! Thank you Tara!

And this is a PIF that started in Canada with SocialSue and is now in my house. It's really cute and I can't wait to start it.

My husband and I celebrated our 6 year anniversary. He gave me these beautiful Black Hills Gold earrings. The picture doesn't do it justice.

Well, that's it for this week. I didn't have much to report on with stitching, but I have been spoiled. The plant is a spider plant that I haven't killed...yet. Until next week!