Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I am terrible at this

Well, it has been more than a few days and I don't have much to show, but I will try to post more often.
This is one of my current projects, a granny square throw that I am making to use up some of my accumulated yarn.  Who knew yarn could pile up so quickly?  I have been crocheting for less than a year and I already have bags of the stuff sitting around the house, to the delight of the kitten.  She is under the blanket, by the way, which is one reason why the picture is...not good.

This is the kitten herself, Poe.  We adopted her at about 8 weeks of age and she is now almost 9 months, so she has been here for a while.  Can't tell from her not-so-great photo but she is a Siamese mix and quite the character.

Doing some actual stitching now so hopefully will be able to show off a completed project soon. :)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hi folks

I have been away from this blog for ages but I wanted to pop in and say hello...I am amazed that I still have followers after all this time.  I know I always wonder what has happened when a fellow blogger does not post for several weeks or months.  Sadly my stitching mojo has been mostly gone and blogging mojo nonexistent--I debated just deleting this blog but kept thinking I might come back to it some day .

 Finished a few small projects (pictures next time) and  started a few others but I find myself losing interest pretty quickly.  I have been crocheting a bit but mostly just busy with work and trying to keep up with my very busy kids.  I will do my best to come back later this week with pics of my few projects...and of my new kitty who also likes to play with floss and yarn :)

Thursday, July 5, 2012

WIPocalypse #7: still no WIPs as I am now a hooker :)

I hope everyone in the States had a safe and happy July's another holiday I have to prop open my eyes for, as I was never a late-night person, even less so in my old age.
Anyway, stitching has taken a back seat at the moment, because thanks to some terrific YouTube videos I can now do this...

Not well, mind you.  But I do enjoy it.  Very addictive.

I still do enjoy stitching.  Not enough to work on my WIPS, but I did participate in another two exchanges, one of which at least I am able to show, and did a few small patriotic pieces.  This one was part of a freebie from Liberty Primitives.  Every once in a while I get the urge to do something with performated paper.  I think this one turned out well.

This is from the "My Favourite Things" round of the Stitched With Love exchanges.  The top photo is what I received from Dawn.  The cute pillow is from a design by Homespun Elegance, and Dawn included some homemade counting pins and dishcloth, which I think contributed to my current crochet obsession.  Thank you Dawn!

The design I sent to my partner Cherise was from a web freebie which I had in my stash for a long time.  Unfortunately I could not find the name of the designer.  This was not something that I would ordinarily stitch but I think it came out well.

That's about all for now.  I am off to embark on a baby blanket project for my new niece, and maybe pick up my neglected stitching one of these days...

Friday, June 8, 2012

WIPocalypse 6: no WIPS

I don't know what happened to the last month and a half.  The end of the school year is always a blur but at least the kids are done, finals are over and we can all relax a bit, finally :)   I have (almost) nothing to show for being gone so long.  Two exchanges I can't show yet, and a third I forgot to photograph before it was sent. This is what I received from Mare for the BBD #9 exchange.  I love these little stockings but I can't manage this finish myself--anything oddly shaped is just beyond my skill level--and this one is just adorable, I think!  Mare said the pattern was one the BBD girls produced for a retreat, so I don't know the name or if it even has one.  I forgot to take a picture of what I sent (a box with a pattern from the Honeysuckle Manor booklet) but perhaps Mare will post a photo if she has time.

I have been very, very bad and not touched any WIPs at all for ages but I will get back to them as I am starting to feel guilty.  I think Kindred Spirits will be first--I will finish it this year!  In the meantime, I have been indulging my Supernatural obsession in a new way.   This one is based in part on a freebie from The Primitive Hare, and n part my own design.  Until next time!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I'm back already

I realized that I neglected to show goodies sent and received during the latest Stitched with Love exchange.

I received lots of Easter goodies from Lisa V in Australia including the sweet pinkeep.  The kids of course were quick to claim the stickers and bunny pen!

And this is what I sent to June.  The stitched pillow is by JBW, a limited edition kit from a few years back.
Thank you Lisa and Lainey for another great exchange!

I am off to find my mojo, which has been missing for a while.  Actually I have  recently become addicted to the CW show Supernatural -- DD and I watched 5 seasons in the course of about two weeks, so I haven't been doing much else.  The eye candy in that show is quite addicting.

Well, I must get going on some exchanges and dig out another old WIP so I have something to show for next month's WIPocalypse report--see you all next full moon :)

Monday, April 23, 2012

Giveaway winner

Sorry, I know I am a few days late with this... been a bit down and out lately, haven't put needle and thread together for at least a week.  The winner of my little giveaway is #6, Barbara.  Thanks all who participated.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Stuff: Wipocalypse update #4

Well I actually  do have four finishes for this month's update...they are all small, but at least I can put one more old WIP in the pile of finished pieces.  I bored with the unsullied white fabric and recently acquired some walnut crystals, so this is the finished result. When I took this out of the hoop I noticed that the border was off a bit on one side and I pondered frogging (for about a fraction of a second) but *&*^ that, I'll just call it "primitive" instead.

It's been another busy month--a rough month, as we lost a family friend to cancer at age 44.  Between that ordeal and the usual work-kids-school nonsense, stitching smalls has been all I have had the time or energy to do.  This was a freebie from the Ravenelle blog.

And another Christmas ornie--Ho Ho Ho in a Row by Lizzie Kate.  I may actually be ready for Christmas this year.

My last small finish.  I have no idea why Blogger does this...I have tried a dozen times to get this to load correctly!  Anyhow this is May Love by Primitive Hare, one of my new favorite designers.  I made this piece for a contest she held (which I didn't win) but it was fun anyway!

As I am close to 200 followers and I have not done anything like this for a long time, I thought I would have a slightly premature 200-follower giveaway for the sideways pillow here and a few other items as well.  Just leave a comment on this post.  No need to advertise on  your blog, I would just as soon have one of my regular visitors win.

And finally, here is the one slightly larger piece that
has been occupying my time--Raven Bewitched
by Blackbird Designs.  I love the colors in this one,
and the ravens too of course :)

Carol of Carol's Stitching very kindly chose my blog
for the Liebster award which has been making the rounds lately, but as it is about time to rouse the kiddies for school I will have to post about that next time..

**Yikes.  forgot to mention that I will draw a winner for the giveway in about a week on the 21st.  Thanks!***