Friday, September 28, 2007

A not so cross-stitch entry!

Another birthday approaching. A friend's daughter is turning 2 in November, and i had thoughtof stitching for her Spring Butterfly Baby by EMS. My friend told me her daughter's bedroom decors are butterflies, so I think I would stitch her that and put her b-day and stuff, like a birth announcement. Thought of doing the first version which is Butterfly Baby, but not so fond of how she look like. I think I like the spring one better. Will need to gather the materials first! *^_^*

I haven't stitched anything lately. I may have been in a slump because of those flowers, been playing World of Warcraft however, so I will just let my mood rule over for now, until i get my stitching mojo back...

I want to put pictures here LOL And what better pics to show you, i have...Pictures of my son, Connor a week or so back, went with his daddy to mcdonalds and wore his daddy's shirt! hahaha



Little'st Jedi





America's Next Top Male Model






Contemplating...




Roman Times...Roman God






Pray without Ceasing...

Last, but not the least Who's your idol???

...Like Godmother...Like Goddaughter!!! hahahaha

Hope you had some good laugh!!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Me gotta package! Me gotta package..hey hey!!

I received a package from a very nice lady who is from the U.K. Honestly i don't know where to get this Uk Cross Stitcher magazines in this side of our mountain. Yep, that's my home address, big heart (no cholesterol attached) USA haha. Nah, i can't really reveal it, I am not very fond of paparazzi's!! LOLOL



I have been searching for this even on ebay. I saw a page auctioned of the "Snow Princess" a long time ago and I just thought she was soo beautiful, a must have! I posted on one of the bb's i visit and the nice lady, her name is Eileen-responded to me by saying she would give me the magazine, I just received it today and Boy! was I ecstatic!!! I am running around with joy. This is the January 2005 issue, so you can really tell that it's quite old. One you can hardly find on ebay!



This is a picture of a finished piece, I don't know who owns this, but I hope they don't mind. She's so lovely and dainty...She is designed by Joan Elliott.


Wooohooo...Happy dance!! Happy dance!! By the way, I'd like to thank everyone who doesn't tire of visiting my blog and leaving me comments. I love 'em so please keep visiting!!! *^_^*

Monday, September 24, 2007

Proud Mommy moment & Pictures galore!!

Finally got Connor's b-day party pictures from MIL's camera yesterday. Like i always say...probably every year since he turned 1, "i can't believe I survived my 2nd year of motherhood." LOL

Birthday boy, trying to lick his cake, before we even started...




















Mommy and Connor, picture perfect!!!






















The creators and the creation. wehehehehe





















Also had S.E.X. today, God! I love this new fabby, it's from Enchanted Fabrics called "Fall Foliage" isn't it just lovely?? I saw it before on the newsletter and never really paid close attention, about couple of weeks ago, I showed it to hubby and he said, you should order it because he thinks it's also pretty...So he ordered it for me. He's such a sweetheart... =^_^=

























And more flowers to show you, I have been feeling this is more work/obligation, so I am trying my best to work as much on the flowers as i can, so I can get over them soon enough! It's really pretty though...Did i mention that somewhere in those pinks, i stitched the wrong color, but I am so glad they were so close instead of 761 i stitched 3716 by mistake, so i did not bother frogging it because i don't even remember how far it had gone before i realized it..bummer! I'll leave it the way it is... I did stitch on the fairy wings the other night, just to save my sanity =)



















Thank you for visiting and taking a peek. Hope everyone is well...

Friday, September 21, 2007

Love in the mail!!!!

I received a lovely gift from sis Joei late yesterday afternoon, It came so beautifully wrapped, i didn't want to open it!!!


And when i did, I saw two of the most beautifully done stitcher's stuffs.


A close up of the needlebook (is it what you call this?) You open the flap and you can stick needles inside...Now, I have been cross stitching for a long time, but I have never made anything like this...It's so beautiful!!! I am so inlove with it!!



And my very first look/feel of what a biscornu is... Amazing!!! It almost seemed to me like those pillows you put princess/queen tiara's/crown's at, except in a smaller version...

And the back view of the biscornu...Super lovely!!!!

Sis Joy, Thank you so much!!! You really made my cloudy day yesterday, as i was sick and did not want to even bother getting out of the couch. I haven't been able to send you an email even, but I will be doing that now!!! My butt feels so heavy, I needed a forklift to even come to the computer. LOL But of course, i couldn't resist showing off what you have made for me...Thank you so so very much from the bottom my heart!!! They are very special, I even put them back in the box and wrapped them again, placed it on top of the printer, away from the good hands of Connor. (even then you can see in the last pic that he wanted it--hand alert!) LOL. Maraming salamat po!!! *^_^*

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Updates...A WIP and a finish.

After a little wait, I finally finished my "Connor" name tree. I used VC dragon hoard overdyed thread and stab and stash summer reflections on 40 count. A few days ago my hair braider from IGIA arrived and I was sooo having fun doing the braiding on this one. I used a yarn that i bought from Michaels that says "clouds" and I really love how it came out...It's cute, although not christmas'y but cute...and I think it will stay this way..Hubby likes it as well..

























Here is also my progress on Once Upon A Time by Passione Ricamo. Stitched on SMF Impressionism. This has been my focused wip for a few days/weeks now...I am working on those flowers and I just realized I hate stitching flowers LOL. But i think it is getting there, so I am going to try work on the flowers some more next time, the faster I stitch, the better, too many color changes and there is so many isolated stitches on them (i really hate those.) =)



















Have a lovely day everyone!!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

My bestfriend...Framed!!!

Naw, not that kind of 'framed'...You have such a dirty mind. You need to wash it with holy water!! LOL

I finally got to framing this, I chose classic black, yes black..my favorite color!!! I think it came out very beautifully! You can't go wrong with black and all that gold, I really think it gave the piece more of that Oomph!



























She already saw the finished design, because she wouldn't stop asking me for a picture LOL. And she made me post it under the comment section of her friendster (kinda like myspace) page! Talk about overly excited haha. I am very happy by her response though, It really paid off all that hardwork. =) I just love her to death, she is my adopted sister and it's like our intestines are connected to each other LOL.

Unfortunately, most of my pictures are left behind in the Phils. and I only have those that have been saved on the computer. We've known each other since high school.

Here is us when we were still snotty little bitches (16 y.o. college freshmen note: the bobble heads LOLOL and me needing to get to know the tweezers for my eyebrows!! =D)

























And then the last picture we have together 2 mos. before I left for the U.S. (my 23rd b-day)

















On other report, i hate the clover wonder knitter! It did not do exactly as i wanted, and yeah ignorant me thought you actually just keep spinning and it would weave by itself (omg! don't think i have no IQ!) LOL. I actually always think that half my brain got washed away by the time i gave birth to my son. hahaha. If you want something that will do cordings for ornaments, definately not that! Now, i don't know what to do with the one I have, but maybe...just maybe I will be crazy enough to touch that thing again! I bought a hair braider that afternoon i tried to work with that! Hubby's suggestion!

And on one other note...I can't believe my baby Connor is turning 2 tomorrow, yes 2!!! Where have all the days gone??? One day he was just helpless..laying there in his crib or cradle waiting only to be held and fed...and now...he's going to be officialy 'terrible two!?' Does this qualify me for a senior citizen discount already? >.>

Have a lovely day everyone!!!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

September 11...in memory of...

Today the weather is really gloomy, i wonder if it's the same for wherever you are as well??

This is a piece that i honestly did for a 'freedom contest" over at the stab & stash. The fabric is called freedom. very nice..

I think it will be a perfect dedication piece for what we are remembering today. It's not only the americans, but to everybody in other parts of the world as well, who felt the great pain and suffering, the dark event that occured on Sept. 11, 2001...


















Eventually this will be framed, and I would love for my brother in law to have this in his possession. He is in the U.S. Army and I am sure he will be happy to keep this piece.

I wish and pray for all the souls that are still lost, that they may find their peace and reach home into the loving arms of God... *^_^*

Friday, September 07, 2007

More S.E.X. (Stash Enhancement eXperience)

I ordered from Mindy during her Anniversary sale and after so much anticipation I finally received my fabby. It's called Mindy's Medley Pixie Sunset. I just love it!!! It appears so red on my picture because my son had apparently taken over the coffee table writing all over mounds of post-it's and himself as well..So i had it on top if a red pillow so now it's bloody red! LOL Anyways, I love it! I had though of stitching PR's Meditarreneo on it but..hmm i don't know if its suited...So will have to find something else...



















I also got a new toy =), hubby purchased this for me on ebay last week, after contemplating on if i should get one of those machines for hair braiding, for cording purposes, i finally decided to settle in on this one called the wonder knitter by clover..I don't know how to use it yet, so it looks like I will be playing with it today, since i finished my son's name tree, so looks like it will not have to stay in that package for long...


Hubby also came home with the new PSP lite/slim. It so sleek and it's a ton lighter than the old one, since Connor had already taken over the old one, he looooooves the loco roco game, and always says "baba..baba" everytime he sees the PSP, so now everybody happy LOL. It's so exciting!! \0/ I just love video games, maybe one day I'll show you the stack of video games i brought from the Philippines all the way to the U.S. it's almost as much as my stash I guess..ehehe I can't wait to play Silent Hill The Beggining on it!! woohoo!!

We are a gaming household, so gaming gadgets keeps us afloat...The family that plays together..stays together..What can i say?? LOL










































Please excuse the music, I just love it so much and I can't help myself but add it to my menu. If you prefer no music, You can always go down to my right side menu and stop it from playing...I hope you don't mind it though. It's a song that I dedicate to hubby.. *^_^*

Have a lovely day y'all... \m/

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Freebies And WIP updates

I love freebies!! A couple of days ago, i received some Sunsweet freebies...I love dried fruits...everything dried probably I will eat..dried mangoes (MMmmMmm, the Philippines grows and have the best mangoes in the world, also goes for its dried version) I love dried fruits, dried fish, dried squid (i have these in my ref) LOL. You grossed out?! W00T?!



The hands weren't included in the package LOL.


On stitchy update, i was able to pick up the needles. Hurray!! I stitched UTFT saturday night until late, Connor stayed up all day (did not nap) so he went to bed early, around 8 p.m. and I was able to stitch until my back hurt LOL. I focused on the one on the left since she has more color changes, and by the time i go to the one on the right side, should be quick and easy as her dress is mostly white. Here is what my girlies look like now...




















Also, last night I decided to stitch on Once Upon A Time Again, not much progress as I had to sort my threads again because i move them around as i work on other projects and that cost me time, so i was only able to do the backstitching and a little bit on the prince's sleeve and a teenie bit on the fairy's dress...





Anyways, this is all i could say about Tide..LOL joke!!! I am still working on my wedding freebie, to post here. I don't know for sure if anyone wants that, but just incase...I'm trying to find a place that hosts zip files and so far I haven't been able to find one...May just stick them down here as pictures..





I leave you with a picture of my son in his two-piece LOL.




Hope everyone had a great labor day weekend *^_^*