Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A little more progress and a new WIP

I stitched Once Upon A Time for few more days, I worked deligently on those flowers, and I am so happy to announce that I have passed the biggest part on them and only has a little more to go. Wooohooo!!! I'm glad to know I haven't been defeated! I am now working on the fairy's wings, and then more on the fairy and the prince later, just want to make sure I can catch up on where I am on the pattern. It is getting exciting!!!

However, I have to stop with OUAT for a while, my friend's daughter is going to be celebrating her birthday soon. She's the older sister of the little girl I have made butterfly baby from before. I haven't made her any as of yet, so now is the right time. Her birthday this year is the same day as Easter. I am planning on stitching for her Blue Ballerina by DMC she is taking ballet classes, I called her mom yesterday and asked what her favorite color is, and she said pink and purple. I went through my fabby stash, and since i don't have very many smalls, i can't find any pink i like. I went ahead and dyed her a piece.

And here is my start.

I also had S.E.X. (Stash Enchancement eXperience). I received my order from PTP. The mermaid I have been eye'ing since I got back from my trip. It was one of hubby's valentines gift to me, and Wow! I just love the design!

Thanks for stopping by & leaving comments. I appreciate it. =^-^=

Tagged I've been...

I have been tagged by Yuko, First thing first...The Rules:

1. Once you are tagged, link back to the person who tagged you.
2. Post THE RULES on your blog.
3. Post 7 weird or random facts about yourself on your blog.
4. Tag 7 people and link to them.
5. Comment on their blog to let them know they have been tagged.

Okay, weird facts...Ack! I don't think they're weird. But you might...So here goes!

1. I love to dip my french fries in softswirl vanilla ice cream

2. I love to eat dried fish, dried squid, salted fish and shrimp paste (no this is normal when you are a filipino, but my hubby and their family always think fish jerky is weird LOL) I also love fish head stew (the eyes are my favorite YUM!) and squid cooked in it's own ink, and seaweeds.

3. When hubby first came to the Phils. to see me, I was 20, and I took this doll with me when we hopped to another island, strapped it around my luggage, in full view. That once we got to the resort all of the attendants gave hubby a slashing look, they must'a thought i was underaged. hehe

4. One time my sister and i met up at a friends house to go to the beach, her mom was a nurse and had stashed this doll used for first aid training, I asked if i could keep it because I really like it LOL. I took it with me to the beach and bathed with it, cuz it was a little dirty, so i washed the doll, and some guy made a gesture that I was a loony! LOLOL

5. I get a crush/fall inlove/idolize anime characters.

6. When i was in high school, my favorite movie was 3 ninjas kickback, because I just think Colt was sooooo delicious. I've watched the movie countless of times and I memorized the whole script LOL.

7. I sound like a little girl. eww!

Now i get my turn of tagging 7 others, so i choose

1. Andie
2. Chiloe
3. Itching to stitch
4. Joyce
5. Jules
6. Romantic Fool
7. Sandye

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Flowers, flowers... everywhere!!!

Thought I'd take a picture and see if I have made any (if at all!) progress on this never ending flowers. I worked on this for a couple of days. And you guessed it I am still on those flowers!!! Argh!!!

I just really want this over with, so i try ever so patiently to atleast work on those flowers day after day after day after day... Although it looks like once I am passed the (rose?) arbour everything should go smoothly as the fairy and prince itself have big blocks of colors, so it should be more like mirabilia-ish (which i love love love!)
Here is an old photo of my previous WIP blog entry

And here it is as of today (or since the last time i worked in it)

I have even thought about it over and over, that once I am done with this design I'm tossing it to my sister as her wedding anniversary gift this July, can you tell I am starting to get very tired of this design? LOL. But i showed a finish piece to hubby and he really loves this (no matter how many times I've yelled at him because of how pissed off i was at those flowers!!!) He even like this design better than Mediterraneo which i also adore. But maybe when it's all done, finish, over with...I will start to love this piece again. Crossing my fingers, eyes and toes!!! Kitting this wasn't a cheap one either. So please be still my heart!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Is this new...?

Wow! I have never seen this pattern before. I wonder if it's new from ?!Who Knew!? I love Ocean treasure and I have it in my stash. But I have to have this one as well! It's beautiful!

Not so crazy about ocean daughter, but this one is an absolute must have! Gorgeous!!!

Feel free to feel enabled.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

5 years ago from today...

I married my bestfriend, my soulmate, my other half, the one who completes me... *^_^*

We are two different people, yet common in every way, from two very different worlds. Fate has brought us together to love each other. (an excerpt from our love story) A love that has bounded us together into eternity, a love that bites, a love that seeps to every fiber of our being, a love that is a gift...It is not perfect, but it's in its very flaws and imperfections that has made our love stronger, deeper and more realistic in every way... Time has tested how strong our love is for each other, not even the distance could change the reality of how two people are meant to be together. All our dreams had came true, our lives were woven to be shared together since birth, life has been good to us, because it lead us to each other's path, and walked through everyday holding each other's love in our hearts. Because we were bound to be one in love...A reality that only a few has found, that includes us, a once in a lifetime love...never deceiving. ..never ending...A love that's true, a love that's real, a love that sends the God's and Goddesses down to praise it, one love, one reality... our love, our reality... that's Justin...and me...

Today, we are so blessed, we are gifted with our son, he's one proof, our proof that love is so mysterious, wonderfully surprising, and no matter what life throws at you, as long as you have each other life is worth living.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Some old finishes!!!

How exciting, this post will be about cross stitch and pictures!! =^-^=

I have finally taken pics of some old finishes I left behind in the Phils.

A wall clock i did a long long time ago, I can't even remember what it's called.

Rose of Sharon, my very first Mira. I hate pink, and i don't know why I stitched her in pinks. (0_0)

I did this not too long ago, I took it with me and actually framed it myself while there.

I did this for my mom about 2 yrs ago, she had it framed there, nicely done, and only cost a little over $10.00 ^_~

Can't resist this one, my mom's very first cross stitch project, It's so sweet and serene.

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Back from my trip!!! (picture heavy)

I got back from visiting my home country last tuesday. The past week had been hectic, my mom and nephew stayed for a couple days over in CA. I had chores waiting for me over the 3 weeks i was gone, laundry was about the size of Mt. Everest, thank God to the invention of washing machines and dryer, or i would have lost both my hands now!!!

Onto some pics:

arrival at the airport, we were greeted by sinulog dancers, that is our patron saint of cebu "Sr. Sto. Nino"

during the Sinulog Festival.

with my grandma (mother side) grandma, my mom, my cousin and my dog Midnight

this is my dad, with Connor and my nephew Trey. My mom with my nephew Trey.

karaoke is a way of life. I love pancake!

of course, my mom and i went to the salon LOL.


during Connor's christening.

i gave him a haircut.

He got so sick during the trip. The weather was very different in the Phils. and we had to keep seeing the doctor after we arrived, we even ended up in a hospital lab one night so he can have a blood test done, we got scared as there has been dengue fever outbreaks in the Philippines. Thank God it was nothing serious but a case of heat allergy called "miliaria". I was not able to spend time out as much with my friends, or shop, didn't even get a chance to go to the beach. But i was happy to see everybody I have missed.
The rashes cleared out a week after, and we made sure we wrap him up everytime we go out, so he doesn't get direct exposure from the sunlight.

On stitching talk, I haven't been able to do any stitching lately, I have missed it, so are my FOTM's and those surprises in the mail. I can't resume yet however, we are so broke. LOL
I did get a stitchy gift from hubby for valentines, he drove me down to Solvang and bought me Isabella's Garden last saturday and PR Mediterraneo I ordered on ebay for our anniversary, it should arrive in the mail soon.
Wishing everybody a happy valentines!!!