Monday, August 27, 2007

Happy Stasher & funny pictures..

So hubby has yet again spoiled moi. =D I got new hand dyeds to show off, bought them from a lady who decided to thin her stash =)they are HLC Dragonmyst (right side) and SW winter breeze on the left. Today I also received a package that hubby also bought me online, i have been asking for this for quite sometime and he finally bought it for me late last week, it's a fitting tool for doing your own framing. It drives different types of point inserts including brad nails, rigid inserts, multipoint inserts and flexible inserts. Woo hoo!! Last friday however was a super mail day, I received Love, Peace and Harmony kit which was originally MIL's b-day gift for me last June, however she ordered it from a different ONS and they have it on back order for a long time already, and it seemed like when all my hopes had gone, hubby went ahead and called his mom to tell her to cancel the one on backorder and went right ahead and placed one over at ABCstitch, it cost a whooping close to a $100 bucks for the kit, one reason why i had waited all this time to actually want one to be ordered for me. I was so overwhelmed...I have been lusting over this design in like forever!!! Weeee!!

Here is the funny part of this post...Last weekend, we went over the DH grandparent's house because his uncle came over from another town and had asked us to look if there was anything that we wanted/need that we can keep, of course i rummaged through and found a hand vacuum, very useful for scooping Connor's cereal that when he decided the floor is hungry too, and a steam iron, i have been wanting one forever, It will be great at just going ahead and steaming the drapes, too bad grandma don't cross stitch or i would have had come home with a great loot, she does collect dolls (expensive ones) and had a sewing machine that looks like it has a serger on it too, and yes I'm keeping it! And some other knick knacks...So anyways, while we were there, Hubby's uncle decided to ring hubby's bro and went down altogether to grandma at the nursing home to tell her about the death of grandpa (she couldn't remember him though)...

Then Connor and i was left alone, Connor started to smell funky, guessed it, he just did a deposit, and worse i left the diaper bag in the car and hubby's got the key. So i ended up putting one of grandpa's left over diapers on him LOL. He did not mind so much, until we got home and i needed to change him, he made such a fuss and started crying because the diaper wouldn't stay on, he tried to held it up and got so frustrated. LOL

Poor baby..Still cute though...This is going to be one of the best memories I'll have of him at this age, it's really funny too...=D

Friday, August 24, 2007

A WIP & My very first sucker...

First of all I would like to thank everyone who sent positive thoughts and gave condolences to the passing of great grandpa Hank. Thank you with all my heart. *^_^*

Here is my latest WIP. I have been itching to start this since i bought it. It's Connor's name tree, designed by Nouveau Encore Designs. Stephanie was so lovely to work with and her name trees are very very affordable, not only that, I ordered it one night and the next day it arrived in my e-mail. You should check out her site, she has some lovely freebies as well.!!! LOL

And here is the little muffin I made this name tree for. This was his very first sucker and he really loved it!

And that contented look of having tasted something so yummy... =) (with drools attached lol)

Have a nice day everyone!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

In Memory of...

Great Grandpa Hank...

He died yesterday morning due to aneurism in the brain. Hubby is very sad. I don't know him that well but during the short time we've known each other, he's a very nice person and a super grandfather to his grandchildren. Connor lost both great grandfathers (from my inlaws side, one even before he was born). It's really sad to know that he will not know anymore from here on since my grandfathers had all gone home too...

Here is a picture of great grandpa and Connor

May his soul find its peace in the arms of the Lord...He will be missed.

Monday, August 20, 2007

A Framing HD!

Before i begin, please let me say a big hearty thank you to my friend Andie for sending me a late b-day pressie of Kiwi Illusion fabric and a $20 gc from ABC stitch. At a time when i had a huge crush on Nimue design The Swing. It's soooo adorable..aww...Thank you Andie so very much. You are the best! *^_^*

I finished framing my Sue Hillis piece yesterday, didn't take very long since it was small...I use the lacing method to frame my pieces. I love how it looks, although I had originally thought of framing it with mats, in a standard 9x12 size frame and an 8x10 opening on the mats, I omitted the mats because I think the fabric pays for itself. It's really pretty and sparkly in real life.

I also need it small enough to fit in a priority flat rate envelope so it will get there soon, I will need to mail this tomorrow so it will arrive on their wedding anniversary which is in 3 days!
By the way, there are no folds on the fabric, it's drum tight and super tight LOL, so have no fear !!The what looks like folds are shadows, cuz i actually opened the backyard door and took the picture on the floor.

On stitchy update, I haven't put a single x on any of my fabric/wips all weekend. Really busy and it's hard to stitch when my son decides he doesn't want to take a nap because he always messes up with my stuff, this project alone, he decided to write on the fabric with an orange crayon, thankfully it was washable and it happened on the backside, so no mishaps there, our walls however...had no escape. LOL

Anyhoo, thanks all for looking and have a nice day everyone!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Can you say...Stash??

I got bored so I thought i would take pictures of my stash LOL...yah! show off!!

I did not think I have this much until i took a closer look. (O_o) wOOt?!
Hubby spoils me... *^_^*

First is all my L&L/TIAG/BR & PR
Then Mirabilia's (they all won't fit on the table so took 2 pics )
And the last two are of the miscellaneous charts i have with kits, magazines, misc. designers...(please love my feet!) bwahaha..

Ohhh fun part! My hand-dyed fabbies!!
First 2 pictures are all my SMF, SW, Stab&stash, EF, Countrystitch & PTP (one from HLC) fabbies all in fat 1/4 and some larger.
Then my smaller cuts of 13x18 & 9x12 from same hand-dyers. =)

I really had fun sorting through them, they are so colorful and what fabulous eye candy!
Oh this last pic is not a mound of fabbies by the way, It's my son who refused to take a nap! LOLOL.
Please enjoy...and don't hesitate to feel enabled!! (^o^)

Monday, August 13, 2007

Warning: Bling Alert!!

Weee! I just finished my own wedding design. Again, I made this for my bestfriend who lives in Japan and is married to a japanese guy. I think it looks rather lavish with all that gold LOL.

You all can see now the color and contrast I had wanted, i think it works perfectly with the design, I chose light purples and greens (except for the vines) so that they don't steal away from the whole design. I hope my bestfriend and her hubby will love it. It's really bling in real life.
I am planning to add a bride and groom charm in between their names, but I have to find one that is gold, and I unfortunately have none on hand, so will have to order one later.
This is a very small design, I stitched this in a piece of 9x12, and the design is about 6x8, will fit nicely on an 8x10 frame. Will fit perfectly in an international priority mail flat rate box from the USPS tee hee...
I will be sharing this design to anyone who wants it. I am also going to add an optional verse once can stitch in place of the kanji and verse on this one, which says "You and me together never apart, remember my love, you are my heart." So watch out for it! Thank you for looking!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

My Other WIP

Thought I'd take a picture of my current/focus WIP. It is the wedding sampler for my bestfriend who lives in Japan. I thought I could redo the Sue Hillis piece I had just recently finished, but twice or more in a row *sigh*... proves I don't know my taste that well. LOL

Anyways, I designed this piece myself, I went around looking for a piece that would suit the couple, since they live in japan, and my bestfriend's husband is japanese, I had wanted to find one that had atleast some kanji wording in it. Couldn't find one so I made one. The kanji on this says "Love"...eventually when it's done it will say Love is you and me together, forever... But i haven't got much time to stitch alot lately. Life happens! (",)

Since they have a gold motiff during their wedding, most of this will be in mono-gold. But i will be adding a little bit of color and contrast since it really needs to have it! By the way, my fabric is a gorgeous piece from Mindy, SMF shimmering jelly bean cashel. Gorgeous fabby!

Hope everyone have a great weekend. (o^-^o)

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Hot off the scroll..

I just finished my Sue Hillis piece Wedding Day. I will be framing this myself, but I don't have the right stuff to mount and go ahead and frame it right now, so maybe I'll be dragging DH and my son to Michaels this weekend.

To those who wanted to see the finished product, here it is.

Although i bought the chart without charms, I ordered a pair of bride & groom charms on ebay, and the heart charm was one I picked up at Michaels. I decided to put the heart charm in an angle because the key that dangles is just so cute and I couldn't resist my placement.

The chart comes with charms which are actually 2 bells that goes in between those flowers, and an entertwined heart that goes between "our lives... our love" which obviously I replaced with the bride and groom charm *^_^*
That's all for now, I probably am going to start on the next one which will be the gold motiff one. I don't know when yet...But i will be sure to update. Thanks for stopping by. Have a great evening!