Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A finish & a start!!

Last night was a good night as I finally finished up PSS Morning Bird
#3 PSS Morning Bird 1/26/2009
This is my #3 finish for 2009! Wow even I am impressed with myself! But then I don't have much of a life, so I stitch with all my free time! And of course as much as I can when my pain is under control for the time! I stitched this PSS design over 2 threads on 28ct mushroom colored evenweave, with DMC floss! I can't wait to get this framed and up for everyone to see, I really should start framing my finishes, if I did I could probably fill a couple of walls! Yeah, its been awhile since I framed , I just keep adding the finishes to my very full tub I have just for them!
I had enough fabby left over from Morning Bird, so I started Midnight Stitching Quaker Faith Hope Love design
MS Quaker Faith Hope Love-1/26/2009
I received this chart, fabby and Sampler Threads from my secret sister Donna)thank you again!) I hope she sees my blog so she can see my stitching!
I also wanted to share a few pictures of my kitties, as they lounge and nap, only to be disturbed by me trying to snap a picture of them! LOL I want to come back as a cat in my next life! I think I already have the napping part down! :)
Here is Jinx, she was actually sleeping in the "cat bed" , go figure! LOL
Jinx-trying to nap!
And here is Peek-a-Boo, I bothered him while lounging in "My" bed?? Or is it his bed? LOL
And last but not least, is Samantha, who unless she opens her eyes, she is just a blob of black! The picture makes her look like an alien cat! Wonder what happened while I wasn't here? LOL
Samantha-alien eyes? lol
Ok, well I am off to stitch a bit more before bed, and I may just have another finish to show off tomorrow, as this quaker is stitching up quickly!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Oh So Close.......

Yay! I finally stopped and took a pic of my PSS Morning Bird progress! This pic is from last night, and I am oh so close to being done! I have'nt stitched on it today as of yet, so maybe if I can get my act together today with my errands and such, I will be able to finish this up and have another finish for 2009!!
PSS Morning Bird 1/22/09
I just added a Sales/Trade album link here on my blog, so if you are looking for something to stitch have a look! I am trying to collect 123 GC to buy hand dyed floss for a couple of LHN&CCN charts I have!!
So off to start another week. I have a doctors appt tomorrow and will hopefully then have a new doctor to take over my pain management! The in between visits to non supporting docs who dont take my insurance and a trip to the ER are not fun, and I just want to be back on a regular pain management schedule, and not run out of medicines!!!
I hope everyone had a great weekend, it is actually sunny here today, though still chilly. The sunshine goes a long way to lift peoples spirits and makes happier people!! Ok so I am off to get stuff done around here so I can sit and stitch this evening and hopefully will have a finish to show you tomorrow!!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

My Morning Bird Progress

Well, its been 2 days since I last posted a wip of PSS Morning Bird, and now that I am feeling better, I have made lots of progress on it and I finally made it down to the trees part! I am so enjoying this, and it really is hard to put down, like a good book, up til the wee hours of the morning, losing track of time!

PSS Morning Bird 1/20/09

I am looking forward to Friday, when I can either post to the Friday "Wip's" or "finishes" thread at 123 Stitch

If you have never been to this MB or cross stitch site, you really should check it out! I have met the nicest people there and made some really good friendships too! Maybe I will see you over there!

Well I am off to stitch a bit more, though not sure how long I can stay awake tonight as I didn't get a nap today!

Happy Stitching!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Help,Blog name change!?

Well, I guess when I first set up this blog, I tried to pick a name quickly and with hardly any thought! So I have changed it for the 3rd time, and really not sure I like this one either! LOL So Please leave a comment on this post, with any ideas you might have to make it a little more "catchy" or "cute". And I may just be changing it again soon if I see something that just clicks with me!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

PSS Morning Bird Started

Well here I am posting late Sunday night, cause this is the first time I have been on the computer all weekend! I have felt icky for the past 3-4 days, and mostly slept or when I did try to stitch I sometimes found myself falling asleep! Have you ever tried stitching and falling asleep at the same time? LOL Its hilarious where you find your stitches! hahaha

So I started stitching on Plum Street Samplers, "Morning Bird" late Friday and with my limited stitching time, I am not as far along as I would have liked! But I am having fun stitching this, I so love the vibrant "Fall" type colors and they really look good on the mushroom evenweave too!
PSS Morning Bird
So I am hoping I get more stitched in the next few days! I am so loving the border, but really itching to get down to the trees!! I hope Paulette gets to see my progress on this! She was my "Enabler"! Thanks Paulette!
Ok, I am off to get a bit more stitiching in while I feel well enough, then off to bed. Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Friday, January 16, 2009

YAY! My Finish for Friday!

Well, finally I have a new finish to post! This is my #2 finish for 2009!! It seemed to take me longer to stitch this design, and it was an easy stitch up too! I am either suffering from Flu type symptoms or I am having a bad pain week! But at least I stayed on top of this design before moving onto a new one, which was a little hard to do, as I have Plum Street Samplers chart Morning Bird all kitted up, so that is what I am starting next, even though I have more than a few wip's still waiting for my attention! So here is my "Ta Da" for this week, and I will try to post more often from now on, but I spent a lot of time primping my Blog, its still not exactly the way I want it, but at least I was able to set up a new template(with the help of really nice 123 board members,TY)!

Off to stitch now, happy weekend to everyone! :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Hi, my name is Pauline and I'm a XS addict!

So, I gave into the urge to start something new, before(again) finishing something! I Made a trip into Joann's Fabric to use my 50% coupons to get some 28 ct mushroom one DMC color (680) I couldn't believe I didn't have! I am the woman who cleaned out 3 Walmarts within a 40 mile radius when it was being clearanced out at .10 cents each last summer! Isn't this always the case though? LOL I got to use one of my 50% off coupons on the newest Just Cross Stitch too, so that was worth the trip! And it looks to be a good issue and I know I will stitch a few things from it, but I have to show you this nice design in it that I am itchin' to start too, it's called The Scroll Pillow and it calls for a single shade of Crescent Colours Belle Soie silk floss, but I can't afford the "nice" floss right now, so will settle for a nice shade of DMC.

So I also kitted up Plum Street Samplers "Morning Bird", that is why I needed the evenweave above! Wanted to make at least a few stitches on it tonight, but I got all involved with trying to make my blog look better! I am new at the Blog thing and learning as I go!

Oh, Enabler alert! After browsing Paulette's Blog(PSS Designs), she posted a picture of a quaker finish her mom stitched up for her, and had forgotten that I had that chart, it is a Monasterium Design called Willie's Quaker Square #7, and was featured in TGOS June 2008 Issue! So, of course I couldn't resist a quaker, especially one I had here at hand, and I forgot! LOL

Me forgetting....reminds me(LOL) of a cute email Jan B sent me today about our "Forgetter" is broken! If I remember(oh this is bad puns) LOL I will post the cute little poem for you all to see and enjoy!

Ok off to bed for me, again I find myself staying up too late, no wonder I need naps all the time! LOL

Pics are of Morning Bird kitted up, Willie's Quaker kitted up, and the Just Cross stitch design.

My Thrift Store Score!

I have to share my great thrift store find with you, after trying to find items with the red tags only(thats the 1/2 price color today)can you believe I only found one item that had a red tag?? Does anyone else ever notice this? It seems that trolls come in the night before and removes most of the red tag items, because of course everything you like and want to buy is every other color but RED! LOL

But I did luck out, I was looking for wicker baskets and found 2 really cute ones for the bathroom(for all of daughters "stuff") and found this cute picnic type basket, both flaps on top work great and in good shape and there is also a sturdy handle, with a straw type bow. And guess what? Not only did it NOT have a red tag.....but no price at all(kewl, its free!) So on up to the register to find out how much, figuring I will be saying "no thanks" and my deal of the Day........ Ta Da $1.99 Pretty cool huh? gets better! (Its my lucky day!) Whipping out my Goodwill card, which has dust bunnys on it from I can't remember when I used it last! And Ta Da again...I get a $10.00 credit for my points accrued! Well, in all the time I was in there, I was already feeling the pain of being on my feet and bending when I shouldn't be doing too much of that, and I just wanted to get going so I could get home for a nap! I asked the clerk how long the credit was good for, a whole 30 days, and remembering the dust bunnys on my goodwill shopping card, it was either hope I get back this way to be able to spend it or if I forgot(nah not me) I'd lose it! to the women's clothing....where I found 2 nice cotton blouses(not red tags!) and a nice pair of capris......YES! A red tag at last! LOL

Big progress on Cantata

Well, I have made great progress on WBTW Cantata, since getting the threadworx thread from Eileen, Thanks so much! This is my first time using this thread and I have to say it is a joy to stitch with, and the colors are so rich and bold! This might be the reason I am loving stitching this! And now I am almost done, hoping to be done by the weekend, maybe sooner.........unless you know! I start something new before that! LOL Well, you will have to check back to see what happens.... :)

Sunday, January 11, 2009

New Year 2009 Bitten off more than I can chew???

Well, a new year arrives,2009, and I have found myself committing to SAL's, when I have a pile full of WIP's! LOL I know I am not the only one who does this! So much for my half meant new years resolution that I was going to finish up a few Wips's before I started something new! And I did good right off the bat! I did finally finish WBTW Scherzo before I started WBTW Cantata! And now I am not quite at the halfway mark on Cantata, and I am itching to start Beatrix Potter Sal! Someone please help me! LOL Here I will share my first finish for 2009-Scherzo and then I am off to stitch more on Cantata before I think too much on Beatrix Potter for now! :)