Sunday, December 31, 2006
Below is a picture of the finished LK December Flip It!
Happy New Year! This past year has been interesting. I finished off 2 different UFOs and I finished 2 different new projects. They were all pretty small, but never the less they all got done.
I finished off one of two pillowcases (embroidery). I finished off a butterfly which I gave my aunt. I finished a gecko piece I gave to my cousin. I finished a christmas piece I gave to my brother's family.
This past year my family celebrated my sister's 50th birthday in fine style. Last winter my mother recovered from a fall which broke bones. Denver is recovering from 2 different major snow storms that happened within 8 days of each other. I believe we made history in Denver for all these storms and the amounts. The first one started on December 20th and we got 23 inches out of that one. The last one started last Thursday and stopped by Friday. At home here we only got about 10 inches. But, the outlying foothills got as much as 30 or more inches.
Those are some of the bigger highlights of the year.
The year ahead is interesting. My daughter turns 15 in 2007. She starts high school next fall!
Happy New Year everybody!
Monday, December 11, 2006
My stitching goals: (1) finish up Christmas piece (2) work on a surprise secret gift (3) work on pillowcase
These projects I want finished by end of January. At least started. I have a real surprise gift in store for a stitching buddy. But, that is a particular seasonal piece that needs to be done before the end of winter.
Happy Stitching and enjoy the holiday season as it only comes once a year.
Friday, December 08, 2006
It is by the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
Looking out the window of this hollywood hotel,You’d never know that it was christmas eve.The billboards and the neon took the place of silver bells, And the temperature is 84 degrees.I can hear the traffic on the crowded strip below As the palm trees poke their heads above the scene There’s not a single reindeer and it hardly ever snows, And Santa drives a rolls royce limosine.But all along the rockies you can feel it in the air From telluride to boulder down below The closest thing to heaven on this planet anywhere Is a quiet christmas morning in the colorado snow remember christmases when I was just a boy In the morning I would run to see the tree. And the carolers on the hillside sang their songs of christmas joy Well, I always thought they sang them just for me.Now the sun is setting in the california sky And I can’t find the spirit anywhere So I think it’s time for me to tell los angeles goodbye I’m going back home took for christmas there But all along the rockies you can feel it in the air From telluride to boulder down below The closest thing to heaven on this planet anywhere Is a quiet christmas morning in the colorado snow
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
The week has been a very long one. We have had some kind of new people coming thru here each day. But, as of now, everyone has left for home.
Hopefully the dust will settle.
Tuesday, August 29, 2006
Monday, August 28, 2006
This is a picture of a work from the heart. I hope my cousin really likes it. It was fun to do.
Thanks to all my friends in the SAL for all their support. It has been fun. Can't wait for the next one that we all do. I hope that these little geckos qualified as small animals for our theme.
Monday, August 07, 2006
Sunday, August 06, 2006
I am just really glad that I have made good progress today. I thought this was going to be a long and drawn out project. There is hope it will get done by the due date. Gotta have hope!
Hope everyone else is happy working on their SAL.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Recently I lost a friend. Have you ever met someone whose personality just conflicted with yours? Well our personalities busted head on. So it was something not meant to be. I felt real guilty about it before. But, I have since gotten over it realizing that you cannot be a friend to everyone on the planet. Most of my groups I belong to, I have made some lifetime friendships. With that in mind, my guilt is gone. If there are people out there that I can get along with real well then so be it. So, Heres To All My Online Friends! You are great.
I hear that it is hot on both coasts. CA and MA areas. I feel so bad for you all. Here in CO it has been mild. There is another heat wave coming in the next few days but that is low to mid 90s.
I think I am letting this blog go one to long. I may start to have weird computer problems. But, read the next entry for that.
Saturday, July 29, 2006
Here is my newest project. It is for a dear relative who is pretty much always there for me when I need him. I was looking for something online with river fishing. But, finding something small enough to work in about 6 weeks was hard to find. So someone helped out and did some searching for me. We came up with this. It is the gecko pattern I have talked about in the stitching groups. I will post more pictures as I work on it. They are pink, green, and purple geckos on a navy blue aida background. I am also planning on putting his initials on the bottom if I have enough time. We will see about that.
Monday, July 24, 2006
Sunday, July 23, 2006
I also have so many UFOs that it is not funny. I am not starting any new projects other then the geckos. I may exclusively have to work on it since he is coming in early September.
Happy stitching to the stitchers out there!
It does not look professionally done. It definitely looks home made.
Once I charge up my camera and get it ready I can take some pictures and post them here.
I am almost done with this little butterfly. It is pretty cute. Don't know who it is going to yet. We shall see.
Will post more later.
Monday, February 20, 2006
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Here is a picture of my latest work. The one on the left is a piece of embroidery that I am giving my aunt. The green part is using the satin stitch I learned from a relative yesterday.
The one on the right is a Winnie the Pooh project I am working on for a friend who love Winnie the Pooh. I will show more pictures as I continue working on them.
This second picture is from one of my friends on the East Coast.
This third picture is more of the stash I got from my friend on the East Coast.
It is nice to have friends who are so generous. I appreciate and value your friendship alot. Thanks for being so kind to me.
Wednesday, February 08, 2006
The doctor told me a few weeks ago I have mild to moderate brain damage. It really shows when you look up close at my cross stitching work. So now I have a bad case of the "blahs". I am not psyched to finish it up. I only have one of the bird's wings to stitch up. Then it will be done.
I will work on it later on. For now, I have to work at being encouraged and not discouraged.
My camera's batteries were out. I have to recharge them. So I couldn't show a photo. But, if all goes right, I should have it done by this evening and I can show a picture of the finished product
Monday, February 06, 2006
I have been working on this piece a little at a time. I really like it. I am going to give it away to my sister in law who bought it for me.
I like it. I am about 1/4 the way done with all the backstitching.
I am not sure what I am going to do when I get done with this. I may go back to the pillowcase I need to finish up. That is mostly backstitching too.
I haven't taken any quizzes today. I just wanted to stitch.
Happy stitching to you all!
Sunday, February 05, 2006
Here is the result.
You're a Spirograph!! You're pretty tripped out,
even though you've been known to be a bit
boring at times. You manage to serve your
purpose in life while expending hardly any
effort (and are probably stoned to the gills
all the while).
What childhood toy from the 80s are you?
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Wednesday, February 01, 2006
Here is the answer.
You are a Random cat! Also known as an alley cat
or a mutt. You aren't given to high-falutin'
ways, but you're accessible and popular.
People love you for who you are, not what you
What breed of cat are you?
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I am working on this project still. I am about half way done. Most of the rest of the work is backstitching. Ick!
Today I woke up in such a foul mood. But, I did something nice for someone else today and that has helped so I feel a little bit better. These last few months have been really hard ones. I hardly ever stitched or felt like it. I spent alot of time in my bed. But, my doctor has changed my medications and things are starting to slowly but surely turn around. I was feeling really good for a few days, but today I got slammed back down into the gutter. I don't understand why. I didn't do anything wrong. I don't know. I am going to stitch though.
I have goals for the month of Feb:
1. Finish Hummingbirds
2. Special Shamrock piece
3. Finish pillowcase
4. Napkin set
I hope I can get thru them all. Or at least some of it.
Happy stitching to you all!
Monday, January 30, 2006
I had to shut down the Avon website. There was no business coming in. I have to thank my one friend for ordering something off of there. Business is so slow now it depresses me.
Elena is still in basketball. She only has 2 more games left then we go to tournament. Then once basketball is over, volleyball starts. So hopefully their volleyball season will be better then the basketball season, because this basketball season has not been the greatest.