Monday, January 31, 2011

My Favorite Things

My friend Adrienne at What Lola Wants is doing a Monday post on her favorite things and I decided to copy that idea ;)

Looking through my pictures I found something that made me smile and worry! I love Cake Wrecks and their mithpelllings but this was on the board when my Granny got put in the hospital Christmas Eve!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Stitching for Literacy

Well I blew some dust off my twitter and saw this link from Emma the DMC girl Stitching for Literacy

I also checked out the Stitching for Literacy Blog The link will take you to an update for the Stitching for Literacy and if you click the regular blog they're having a book club and there's updates on the book they are reading. It's The Immortal Life of Henrietta Slacks which is on my too read list but right now I have other books calling for me!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Monday update

With Versus carrying a hockey game tonight I managed to get some more done on the tree. There are also carrying a game tomorrow, Wednesday and the All Star Game this weekend so I'm wondering if all the tree on this side will be done :) Maybe I can get this thing done by Stanley Cup Finals? Unless my team gets knocked out again and I don't want to see Hockey for a while :p

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Stitch Saturday and Hockey Afternoon Sunday

After a few snow days I finally got out to see my friends and do some stitching. I finished up the star and have some more of the rocket done. I think I'm going to run out of 797 but my friend checked and she has a lot so yeah!! I just hope it matches close to what I have because I'm using some old DMC.

Today my hubby's team (Flyers) played hockey on NBC so I watched the game with him and did some stitching. I got some blue in the tree and found a spot of gray that had to be frogged. On the Rocket and some of my other stitching I make mistakes and go 'eh I'll fill in around it' but this one bugs me and I take it out and redo. I just hope I have enough thread!

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Stitching Tonight!

I will be stitching later this evening so I will have some stitchy updates! Still trying to figure out what project I will bring with me. Debating on my big project or or one of my smaller ones.

I have some chores to take care of around the house and then I have to go out to buy some food for the stitching later because I'm also doing a Pampered Chef party.

I hope everyone has a good productive stitching day!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Hockey Stitch Progress

This was my progress last night while I watched the pre-Golden Globes show and flipped back and forth from the Golden Globes to the Nashville hockey game. I stitched dark and light gray on the tree and then since I didn't want to move my hoop I worked on the white.

No stitching done today. I'm just not feeling crafty. I think I'll go pick a book off the pile and read for a bit.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

No Stitchy or Scrappy updates but I am going crazy.

I planned on some stitching today but instead I tidied up around where all my stitching stuff is. I put all the stuff that's done stitched and needs to be finished in one bag. I set up floss for a little project and started gathering floss for my winter snowman pattern. Cross-stitch and Needlework magazine had put out patterns for snowman themed door hangers for the four seasons and I've stitched the spring and summer one. I bought fabric for the fall and winter ones and I can't find the pattern for the fall snowman. I did find the summer snowman bag of floss which had the krienik I bought to jazz up the words for the fall snowman but I can't find the magazine! I think I took the whole thing because it was September issue and it was a lot of Halloween stuff. When I was stitching the spring one my friend had a subscription to the magazine so she gave me her magazines or for the winter one I tore out the pattern because other people wanted stuff that was in it. It's just bugging me I don't remember where I put the magazine! It's probably like the orange in my pattern staring me right in the face.

Friday, January 14, 2011

What the? Well at least half the blue is done.

I stitched the little star and asteroid over Christmas and you would have think I would have looked the picture of my pattern and the stitching and realized I had stitched the wrong color? I looked at it today and said to myself why isn't there a orange dot? OH it's supposed to be BLUE or blueish gray like what's on the left of the bottom flame. Apparently I read the numbers to the left side of the symbol :p I guess the star and asteroid that will be on the left side will have some extra orange and a dot spaced out there somewhere just to balance it out.

On a good note the blue on the right side is done. I'm hoping I have another skein of it though because it's looking mighty skimpy!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

scrappy Squee

I'm a Fiskateer, even though it's been ages since I visited the forum!, and when Fiskars was still carrying paper lines I signed up for surveys to say what I liked and didn't. They also have them for their tools. Then Fiskars dropped the paper lines to just focus on tools so the paper lines went to Color Bok and now I do their surveys. If you do the survey within a time period are in the first 50 or 100 whatever requirement they give you they send you stuff! I had actually gotten a box a while ago and I have some of it to a friend and kept some stickers and stamps for myself. However this is all MINE!

It's an album kit with papers and punch-outs. I remember when this came out and I wanted it so bad but I kept myself from buying it because I couldn't think of anything I would scrap with it. Now I'm going to take pictures to scrap with it! Or make cards, or just make something for the heck of it!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Today's Stitches

My friend had Cabin Fever so I had her pick me up for lunch today because I figured she had a little more experience driving on ice than I did. Not really but she wasn't freaking out like I would have been. We went out to eat sushi. Here's my yummy bento box.

Then we went 'window' shopping. Yeah there might have been an oops on the look but don't buy but my friend made sure I'd use it and I made sure she'd use her stuff too ;)
After the 'window' shopping she had to run by my place so I could get my stitching so I could stitch while we watched a movie at her place. I forgot my scissors so I had to use giant ones and also got into the fact that I had three pairs of scissors for Cross-stitch. She was like you need 3 pairs of scissors for cross-stitch? I told her no but explained the three scissors I had and that I used to have 4 but one got lost (and it had a big fob on it too I was mad!) I also had to explain fobs to her and she didn't get that either. She had to look it up on the after I told her it wasn't any more pointless than tea cozies or knitted ipod covers! (Yeah she had to look up both of those too :D )
So here's what I got done on my Love Quilt Square while watching Easy A (hilarious btw) and half of Despicable Me! (also, hilarious and family friendly!) {We watched half of the movie because my friend likes the It's So Fluffy! line where they 'win' the Unicorn}

Then she dropped me off back home and later on was the hockey game so I went back and did the top of the tree that I had to frog yesterday and started on some light gray too. My team won 5-2 so I'm taking that as a good sign that I didn't mess up anywhere else.

Tomorrow is yet another snow day :p I'm going to try to clean some of the house before I watch movies and sit on my butt. Maybe I'll even clean my craft room and scrapbook! (gasp my other friend will do a happy dance if I scrapbook!)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Spreading the Word and I hate Frogs

Blu is doing a give away on her blog Therapy by Thread Go there and comment for a chance to enter.

I was going to post a picture tonight but I realized I have only 2 movies in the C section and then I'm done so I'll wait a bit on showing the big piece. Then I was taking out my stuff to continue my hockey stitch while watching his team play. Not only did my team lose last night but they gave me a frog. So I had to undo the gray at the top of the tree. Luckily that's the only bit on that piece. I have a few frogs sitting on the big stitch but I'm ignoring them. It's just background wall and who cares if a stalactite is crooked. A tree might look discombobulated or about to fall on the kids or the house or off put how to frame the darn thing so that frog was a bright red amazon tree frog that had to be dealt with and now I don't feel like stitching.

Tomorrow is yet another snow day. So I'll be doing some cleaning since I've been mostly sitting on my tush and stitching. Then I'm going to brave a bit of street to get to a friends house who is suffering cabin fever.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Snow Day

Snowy Day today so getting ready to watch Close Encounters and stitch my big piece. Later this evening my hockey team will play so I will stitch on my Hockey piece. I think the snowy tree will be a good thing to continue today.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Bit's of My Own Blogaversary

Bits of My Own

Blog hopping my way through the TUSAL stitchers 30-39 and I found this. Erica is giving away the pattern to make the lovely stitched piece she has pictured. Go to the site to see her lovely work and comment on the post if you would like to have a chance to win the pattern.

I wonder when my blogversary is? I've been blogging since 2008 but you see how well I keep up with things :p
Ok just went and checked it was Jan 1st of 2008 to do the picture a day that I finally stopped :p Hrm I'll think of something to giveaway this month then since its' been going on since four years now!

Hockey Stitch 2

Here is the Christmas Stitch from last year in February. The only time I actually posted that month! That has the picture of what the project will look like.

Last night I stitched while watching my team lose :p No Hockey today. I have to finish reading a book to get it back to the library and then I might go over to a friends house so she can help me sew something :)

If you can't tell a bit of the tree limbs got done this time.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Hockey Stitch

This was last year's Christmas Stitch that I was supposed to work on one week out of every month. I had gotten it in December and started on a bit of it during Christmas before that and hoped the challenge would help me continue. I also stitched on it during Hockey games (or more accurately the darn commercials they replay every break)
Then came May and my team was in the Stanley Cup playoffs and lost to one of the representatives teams in piece. So didn't want to stitch on it after that :p

Hubs was upstairs watching his hockey game so I figured that was a good time to pull this out and start stitching again. My team plays later tonight so if I listen to the game I might get more done on it! If I find a feed to watch it, it will be stitch, stitch, hold needle in air until there's a stop in play, oh darn where was I?

Friday, January 7, 2011

ABC's of Me

I've noticed this on a few of the TUSAL stitcher's sites so I decided to do a late night post since I curled up in my bed at 5 to be warm and ended up dozing off!

ABC's of me...
A - Age:28
B - Bed size: King
C - Chore you hate: Cleaning Ferret Cage but it has to be done this weekend! and then every day after that!
D - Dog's name: No dogs, ferrets: Pratchett and Ponder
E - Essential start of the day item: Potty!
F - Favorite color: Yellow
G - Gold or Silver: Usually Silver but I like Gold too. Have a Father who's a Jeweler ;)
H - Height: 5'4"
I - Instruments you play: None
J - Job: Substitute Teacher
K - Kids: Furry babies!
L - Living arrangements: Home with hubby and Brother-In-Law
M - Music you love: Anything but Rap I found out about Afro Celt Sound System and Caravan Palace from an online friend and have been finding more interesting stuff on Pandora.
N - Nicknames: Missy, Ziggy
O - Overnight hospital stay at hospital: Yes, if you count the first week of my life. I was born 5 weeks early.
P - Pet Peeve: Gangsta Attitude and sagging pants.
Q - Quote from a movie:"Inconceivable!"
R - Right handed or left: Right
S - Siblings: My imaginary friends! I am an only child.
T - Time you wake up: 6:00 is when the alarm goes off. Depends on where I sub how many times I hit the snooze!
U - Underwear: Yes LOL currently has blue with butterflies ;)
V - Vegetable you dislike: Mushrooms and Olives
W - Workout Style: None yet but hoping to get back to walking and doing some walks for MS and maybe other causes.
X - X-rays you've had: dental, nose and foot.
Y - Yummy food you make: Not my pancakes! ;) brownies from box mix!
Z - The best place to visit: My Parents' house and Gatlinburg.

and now you know my ABC's, won't you play along with me

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thursday Stitching

Thursday is Stitching Night at the LNS and I got a little bit done on the rocket and bought supplies for another one! I had to buy some floss just to get my card punched at the store since the pattern was only 4 dollars :)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

TUSAL 2011

My TUSAL from 2010

I don't have another container so I tried dumping this out and was kinda surprised that it kept it's shape so well. Kinda like a cheese mold or something.

I love it and it's sitting under my computer monitor. It's kinda like a rectangular tribble.

Tomorrow I will do my first stitching of the New Year so next months TUSAL will have some new rectangular tribble beginnings.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


I forgot to post yesterday.

This is the progress on my Love Quilt square but looking at some of what's been submitted they are more realistic looking. This was all I had for patterns about space. So I might have the one funky square in the quilt if they use it :p Maybe if I stitch really fast I can do the flying saucer and they can match!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

more dusting

Further Dusting!

Traveling Today. Hope to get a picture of my stitching in progress and post later or tomorrow.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


Dusting the electronic dust bunnies off the blog. Stay tuned!