Tuesday, August 30, 2005

the sun on Tuesday night

I have worked hard to get this far. It is hard to count the squares and follow the pattern. My attention span has been better recently which has helped me get this far. I feel better. I went to the doctor today. She said I am doing good and not to worry so much. It is hard for me not to worry.

I decided NOT to take out all of the stitches from the pillowcase. I am going to leave them as is. It doesn't look perfect on the backside, but I did my best. So I am going to finish it sooner then I planned on. I have about a weeks left work on it. I will keep updated photos on what it looks like here.

For now, here is the sun! She is really shining brightly. I need that now. Her name is Capri as in Capri sun! Get it! So there she is, Capri!

Friday, August 26, 2005

Friday afternoon sun

Friday afternoon

I am working on the sun piece still. I don't think it will ever get done. I was able to get some help with the spikes so hopefully they won't look bad when you see them.
It is not going to look professionally done, but you can safely say it is not machine made. You can tell it is hand made.

I found some flour sacks at Walmart. So I have patterns to add to them too. So I have new projects on the horizon.

I have been feeling weird lately. Not too bad. I am not complaining. I just have not had the laughs. I have felt kind of somber lately. Not depressed, just not happy.

I think I will feel better once I get some of my cross stitching pieces done. They will hopefully look nice. I cannot do anything perfectly. But, I try.

This will be a busy weekend without Elena. She has youth group all weekend. There is a movie marathon and it lasts all weekend. I will be free this evening. I will be able to work on my sun piece and the pillowcase. Yay!

Monday, August 22, 2005

Problems! What do I do?

I am posting the latest pictures of the sunshine. Well, there is a problem. I cannot stitch the spikes pointing out. The pattern was not written to be like aida cloth. The squares are not like the aida squares. It is hard for me to figure out how to stitch the spikes because it seems like you take one stitch up and then there is a weird angle to stitch it through. This is all very hard to explain. I hope that someone can help me. I am so frustrated right now. I may have to "wing" it and see if that will work. Do you have any suggestions? Has this ever happened to you? What did you do?

Saturday, August 20, 2005

More pictures of work

The first picture is a picture of what I have worked on this evening. I finished the leaves.

This next picture should be the dogs that I want to complete.

This one should be of a logo that I am working on as a surprise gift. So I can't go into much detail here.

Then, I have started to work on my little doggies. So here it is.

This picture should be the pillowcase from a higher view. I want to show the whole thing if I can.

I don't know if this will work.....?

The daisies in the yard are pretty. We have friendly squirrels in the yard so I included a picture of one here. The bird is the house pet. Her name is Daphne.

Wish it was a better day...

Today has been a bummer of a day. I am lucky to have all of the things I have. I am lucky to have all of the friends I have. But, some part of me today wants to wring the living day lights of everyone I see! I just want to grab someone and shake some silly sense into them. I hate it when I feel like this. I am trying to keep myself safe.

Using this new camera is not as easy as it looks. It has a real easy point and shoot setting which I use normally. But, there are ways you can adjust the lighting so the pictures come out better. I don't know how to do that yet. I am trying to learn how to take a basic picture still. Part of me is not really happy with the camera. I don't know why. I feel like I should have gotten something better. But, for the money it isn't that bad. It uses a Carl Zeiss lens. I have to look up on the web who this guy is so I can see what is so special about Carl Zeiss anyway.

Mom isn't feeling well. The doctor talks about doing a hip replacement on the good hiop and that makes her skin crawl. So she doesn't want anything to do with it now. It is hard to see her in such pain. I wonder what she would be if she were not so ill.

I have an allergy attacking me or something. It has left my nose running. I feel miserable. I am taking medicine but it is not really helping. I don't know if that is causing these weird manic symptoms or what. I just know that I am glad I can confine myself to the basement and not have to worry about dealing with the general public. I can't stand people now. I don't know why.

I wish I knew more to add to this stupid blog. I can do it! I know I can. I just have to figure out how to do it on this site. I want to include fun stuff, but I don't know what kind of fun stuff I want to add yet. I am still thinking about it.

For now, this will have to do. I will have to be happy with this. Hopefully, the next time I report here I will feel better.

Tuesday, August 16, 2005

my new camera

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 16th, I finally got my digital camera. It is a Sony. Nice one too.

check out a new picture of the sunshine piece:

Sunday, August 14, 2005

Update on the sunshine piece

I have worked hard on this piece here. It is hard to read the pattern. But, it is coming along slowly but surely.