Saturday, June 13, 2009

So true

Thanks to Cross Stitch Happy for offering these free charts! I enjoyed stitching with beads for the first time and made one other small change. Can't wait to start the next one!

P.S. I have no idea why my text is underlined

Sunday, May 17, 2009

My little stitcher in training

Paige wanted to help me with my cross stitch the other day so I gave her some fabric and floss to make her own. Surprisingly it kept her interest for quite a long time and she didn't need hardly any help. Welcome to the crafty side baby girl.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Still here

I've been seriously procrastinating with updating here but I have plenty of pics to make up for it!
I finished this blanket just in time for the baby shower. Baby Adrain (no, that's not a typo) will be here any day now! I want to make another in pink.

Noah's Beep Beep blanket. Lightning McQueen approves!

Noah approves too.
I made cards and magnets for my mom and the MIL for Mother's Day.

Willow Tree Sampler. This one only took me 4 days to stitch, that's like a world record for me! I'm thinking about stitching it again with different colors.
Stitched on 28ct Buttermilk Linen. The fabric is a light yellow which doesn't show up at all in the picture.
A freebie from here. This one only took a couple days longer than the Willow Tree. I'm on a roll!! The wings are sparkly but can't really see it in the picture as usual.
Stitched on a linen napkin. Yup, I bought a set of 4 linen napkins at a garage sale for $1 with no intention of using them as napkins. Reuse & Recycle!
This will be a Christmas present for the FIL. It looks like a giraffe at the moment but, trust me, it's a fish.

And just because I can. Here's my two little bugs that keep me busy in between stitches.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Back from the framers!

My first piece to professionally framed! Click to embiggen.
Hanging in the living room. Please ignore the off centeredness of the frames and wall in need of paint.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

You can never have too much stash

I was able to go on a little shopping spree last month, as if I needed more! I really need to figure out a way to organize this stuff.

First is Growth Rings from Just Cross Stitch magazine. Brown and turquoise threads to match my living room on white 32ct lugana. I started this last week but between the kids and my own attention span I haven't been able to concentrate on it much.

Goodies from My favorite stitchy site. These were in my mailbox only two days after ordering!
Hand-dyed fabrics from Full of lovely sparkles!! 28ct Opalescent Lugana in Prairie Skies and Bubblegum.
Charleston Lady from I've been wanting this one for a long time. I'm thinking about switching out the aida for the Bubblegum Lugana.
Even with all this lovely new stash I've been knitting more than stitching lately. I was tired of the boring plastic stitch markers so last night I made some new ones.

Then I made a charm for the dog.
Time to get back to where do I start?!?

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I'm on a roll

Bent Creek's Wedding Row
32ct 2 over 2
This was so quick and easy. I love it! Now to figure out how to frame it.

Close up
Not sure what I'll be starting next. I went on a bit of a shopping spree online last week so I'll have lots of new stash to choose from pretty soon.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I can knit!

I never thought I'd say this but I've been knitting up a storm lately. Beep beep is what started it all. I just had to give it a try for my little man. He's getting quite the collection of Hot Wheels and needs somewhere to drive them. This has been going suprisingly fast and I'm about half done. Would probably be closer to done by now if I'd quit starting other projects. This thing is gonna need some serious blocking.

Then I decided I must make these socks. Well, they're more like leg warmers since they're toeless and heeless but that's besides the point. So far so good. I pray I have the ambition to make the second one and that it turns out the same size as the first. That's not asking too much is it?

Last, for now, is a diagonal baby blanket for a cousin due in May. I like the stripyness of this yarn.
I haven't completely abandoned my other crafty stuff. I started Bent Creek's Wedding Row a couple weeks ago. I switched to brighter colors and would probably be finished with it already if not for that darn knitting up there getting in the way.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Happy Dance time!

I finished Noah's stocking last night!! I just need to get a star button for the top tree and then actually make it a stocking but I have the rest of the year to figure that out.

Now what? I think I'll start this for my sister next. We used to play Pooh sticks all the time and this reminds me of that. But there's also a couple things I'd like to crochet and I'm going to attempt this but don't have the needles yet.

I think I need to do some serious stash organizing soon.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

I'm still here!

Happy New Year everybody! I hope you all had wonderful holidays. I took a little break from cross stitch to crochet a bunch of hats and scarves for gifts. I also managed to finally finish DH's quilt and framed MIL and SIL's gifts myself.

Noah checking out daddy's quilt. I finished it while DH was at work and surprised him with it on Christmas.

I'm really happy with how this turned out for my first quilt. But next time I'll pick the fabrics myself.
SIL's Christmas gift. I was hoping to find a better frame but had to settle for a plain one.
I love this frame and knew it would be perfect as soon as I saw it.
Close up of frame
My first finish of 2009!
I finally got back to work on Noah's stocking and , thanks to the Facebook SAL group, I FINALLY finished the never ending red of Santa's shirt!!! Santa also now has eyes, train tracks over his head and the beginnings of a train underneath him.