Monday, November 27, 2006

Recent HD's!!!

Haven't been around lately, I let my brain hibernate for the past month or so...? After all, idling is not a sin! =D

I finished two wips that i had going for a while, I don't keep track, really, eventually I just realized it's gone past a whole month...sometimes two...three...four? Have never had one going for a year yet, thank you Lord!

Here is the Lanarte piece I won on ebay, It's not framed yet, as you can tell, but i felt like it needs a little bit of drama around the piece, so I Picture It! it.

Then this TIAG baby basket one, i finished today, actually I finished it last week, but the beads came today so it had to sit for a while collecting dust. I had to sub beads into it because of my beautiful mind not being able to decipher the tedious job of learning how to do a french knot...or knots for that matter...I do think the beads paid off much better than if there were knots there. It gives it better coverage. I also converted it into soft pinks. This is for a friend at hubby's work, a very nice lady who had just had her first grand daughter. I mounted it tonight, Surprisingly It went fairly easy, hmm..I maybe becoming an expert at this mounting stuff, great! Then I can be my cheap self again, not having anything custom framed! LOL

That is all, hibernation here i come!!! =D

Monday, November 06, 2006

WIPS Galore!!!

I decided to take pictures of my WIP's. I don't usually, I feel it takes away precious stitching time. =D. But a friend at hubby's work wanted to see a wip of the birth announcement i am stitching for her DGD, so why not take 'em all?? *wink* *wink*.

First off, is the TIAG-baby in a basket stitched on 32 ct. belfast linen (my first linen project)...I converted the baby's blanket to pale pinks, I feel the white was too neat, and pale pink should match no matter what their baby furnishing colors are, I'm almost there, I have been working on this on and off for weeks now, i don't know exactly how many..but weeks...

Second one is a kit I have won on ebay. It's by Lanarte, there was no title but it says
'lifestyle collection'. It's stitched on 28 ct. EF prairie skies. I work on this while my son is up and about, because it's small it's very easy for me to put it aside before he smudges it with his hand prints!! =)

This is the Lanarte piece i was mounting for 2 days straight. As i mentioned before it was so damn difficult, LOL, but i got it done, woo hoo!! Did i do a good job Andie?? I hope so, I get a star stamped, yah?? Thank you for your encouragements by the way, you are such a lovely person, and despite the fact that this was hard, and actually hurt my hands, I think i passed! A+? pretty please? (with cherry on top!)...I used denim thread on this lacing job, I sure hope its durable enough...

Here it is infront...It will remain a wip until i pick up a frame and stick it in there...Splat! This is for my ob gynecologist, who after my son had started to walk still hadn't received their picture together...So I am sticking that picture in that square! That's more than a year of excuse, and i hope this cross stitch will makeup for it! He's probably ran out of bulletin board space for their picture anyway, so why not make one where it will have its own space in his office...*grin*

That is all the galore's for now...I hope the next time it will say "shopping galore!" bweheheh

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Painstakingly awful task...

Yesterday hubby and i worked on mounting my finished Lanarte piece, I never thought how painstakingly difficult it would be to lace a piece. It was horrible, it kept pissing me off!!! I can't believe I was having a hard time, and i thought it was going to be easy easy! Think again Noreen, you are losing your mind. Stop thinking about being super woman! :\

It only took me all afternoon and all night to lace one side LOL. Plus my son wouldn't take a single shut eye in the afternoon so i had to keep working with it on and off...I am hoping i will finish lacing it before next year comes, its very disheartening. Honest!

Anyways, I will try to finish it...Just can't let that hang around to get dirty now, can i?

My son stayed up all night too, and when he finally snoozed, i couldn't resist taking this cute picture of a sleeping angel...Yes, yes i know...I love my own... :-D

So I'll sing to you his favorite nighty night song from the backyardigans..of course...

'hush my little darling, you had a busy day, the sun is afalling, and its time for mommy to say...
hush, hush, hush little Connor goodnight...hush little Connor sleep tight. Close your eyes and lay down your head, on your peaceful ocean bed, have a snooze please, like i said, and hush..hush...hush little Connor goodnight...hush little Connor sleep tight...'

It's not exactly how the song goes, but we like to modify things...heheh, it's for a mermaid song, but anyways, I won't sing that far mentioning its fins and whatnots...

Shhh...Do not disturb...angel at rest! ():-)

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Halloween Adventure!

MY little muffin had a blast last night, it was his first halloween trick or treat adventure. He had a costume his grandma bought for him when he turned one and he wore it for the first time last night. I had never tried this dress-up thingy ever, we don't celebrate halloween where i came from. Instead, we call it All soul's day & All saint's day, one can't be without the other. We don't dress up, we do offerings, say prayers and some sleep in the cemetery to be with the departed loved ones...

My little super baby did enjoy his night out, we were knocking on doors and he was always surprised to see someone opening it and handing him candy, and then he gives it back, and we all end up laughing!!

I thought of putting on a costume, i have a schoolgirl outfit with net stockings, actually I just happened to have them around LOL (I got a little skirt that is plaid, the blouse and tie was one from when i was in college during my practicum, and i have those schoolgirl shoes with heels because we always wear uniform where i went to school at, but not the skimpy kind.) I put all of them together and i ended up with an adult costume. I tried it on and it seemed too chilly outside for me to tolerate with wearing so little. Maybe next year I will dress up, I need to find something that will keep me warm...I should have brought my wedding gown LOL!

Here is a picture of my SIL & her friend with my son, SIL was the pirate one, and her friend is a witch, with superbaby of course, really weird combo heheh. Halloween is soo much fun, I wish we had it where i came from when i was still young, it would be soo much fun to spend with your friends...

I think i should say an update of my wip, it is coming along well, I have a bit more done, I will update later on with a picture when it looks more than fabric. =)