Monday, February 20, 2006

The gift

I had to make this post today. My sister in law was really happy to receive the Hummingbirds cross stitch I gave her.

So that alone is inspiration for me to work on more cross stitch.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

My latest projects



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.

Happy Stitching!

My new stash

This first picture is a gift that I got from Canada. It is a cross stitching calendar with patterns, matte, and aida cloth for each month. It is really neat!
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 Hummingbirds are finished!


Well, after a lot of patience and a little work I finally completed that piece. Here are the pictures to prove it.

Discouraged

I am not happy with the way the hummingbirds are coming out. I am having a problem with the backstitching. It doesn't look anything like it is supposed to.

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
then.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Update on hummingbirds



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

Another quiz about 80s toys

I took another quiz to find out what childhood toy of the 80s I would be. I think the answer is hillarious!

Here is the result.

spirograph
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

Cat quiz

I took a quiz to see what kind of cat I am. I got the link from someone else's blog.

Here is the answer.

Random
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

are.


What breed of cat are you?
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Update on the hummingbirds


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!