Saturday, March 27, 2010

GOS #5 contest entry

I had this stitched up this morning and just finished it into a plant ornament. I used Vicki Silks and Swarovski crystal flowers and one butterfly. I also used size 6/0 beads around the outside and hung a tassel of crystals and even a crystal heart from the bottom. Maybe it will bring good luck to my Orchid who has seen better days.

Oh and the plant hook was just made out of a wire coat hanger, the kind with the vinyl covering.

Finished Needle Tweet! Pinkie!

I just finished this cute little birdie today and took a few pictures!

Oh and i DROVE BY THIS HOUSE TODAY AND JUST HAD TO TAKE A PHOTO! this would be the perfet house but it was a little too close to the neighbors!

Friday, March 26, 2010

A Little More Umbrella Sky

I have been working on this for about a week now and here's the progress....                                                      

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Last Snow of the Season.....I Hope!!!!

 back yard

Last night here in castle rock was awful, We had a ton of snow. In fact so much in such a few hours that I had to go up hill 15 mph to retrieve my husband who of course got stuck in his two wheel drive truck. So when we were safely back home (after 3 hours of driving the 25 miles there and back) I took some pictures.

more back yard

Front yard and our front door which is under a five foot over hang which shows you how hard the wind was blowing to get the snow all the way up under there!

Snow Bear!

Wyatt and the snow bear

The older older boys destroying the snow bear! Amazing how little time it takes to tear down a snow bear when it took about 45 min to build!

three hours of shoveling later...I need a nap!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Moving Day Approaches

As our moving day approaches I will be posting quite a bit less. We are moving into a much larger space for us and I am looking forward to being able to store my cross stitch and other supplies in a more proper manner.

We tend to take for granted the space we have while we have it, I personally didn't realize how much stash I truly had until I needed to condense it down to fit into one stitching cabinet. Not that I have this HUGE amount of stash but when you take into consideration how many things go into use while cross stitching  or quilting, or even knitting you begin to wonder how much money went into that stash as well.

I have alot of my stash from collecting over the years but many of you know that two + years ago my storage unit was broken into and most of stash was stolen. While rebuilding my stash has been a long and fun road I am glad to say I am almost back to were I was back then.

With the help of my mom and a few other very generous ladies I now have a few projects in the wings and quite a few of my patterns back and waiting their turn on the stretchers.

I just wanted to thank everyone who have helped me and so you all will see a few secret projects here and there for those person who I want to thank in a special stitched way.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Secret Project

I wanted to do something for a friend of mine who has been very kind over the last few months. So I began this project for her as a thank you, But she visits the blog here so I must keep it a secret!

I thought you guys might like to see the colors though so here is the beginnings of my Secret Project!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Much Overdue Update!

I was working today on Fairy Idyll and realized I have not updated my blog in a few days and thought Well I better get off my butt and do it so here is the eye candy for this week!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Monday, March 8, 2010

Sacked Out!

Kansas is our Papillion/Eskimo mix shown here relaxing to the fullest on my bed while I stitch. It is so overcast here today you would think it was almost nighttime and it's only 2:00PM. I just had to show how cute she was with her little tongue hangin out!

Umbrella Sky Weekend

Here is the progress from this weekend on Umbrella Sky. The next section to do has alot larger sections and should go faster than these with all the "confetti" stitching. Now it's back to Fairy Idyll in hopes of reaching the patterns half way mark this week. I'm looking forward to having the bottom half of Fairy Idyll done since that is were most of the stitching is!

Anyway here's the eye candy.....

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Mom's Easter giveaway!

Mom has stitched up this little guy for an easter surprise giveaway on her blog if anyone is interested in getting in on it here is the link!

Mom's blog - to stitch or not to stitch

Friday, March 5, 2010

Big Ideas

Me and My big ideas! They get me into more trouble!!!! LOL So here's the background on this new idea I have. I worked for a local chain store who decided to change the work hours to hour I can't work so I am now out of a job. BUT that's ok since the hubby works and so rent is taken care of, but my stash money is now gone. SO big idea.....I wanted to get into designing and thought why not, I have a little stash that I can play with and plenty of threads so off we go to start designing.

I will be offering all my patterns through my etsy store which I will ink here later after I get something designed. I have a project in the makings now that I think is pretty good. The major thing to work out is the finishing instructions. I know what I am saying but all of you might just say "HUH?".  So just to let everyone know I will be working on a couple "secret" projects over the next few months and will keep you up to date on when patterns are released and where to go to buy them.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I got bunny feet!!!

Ok Ok Fairy Idyll has bunny feet. But progress is progress and I am happy to be almost done with the bunny. It's kinda hard to see the detail in the photo but there is a lot going on in this small section of the chart.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Floss Fairy FINALLY finished!

After almost four hours of beads she is finally done and can leave the stretcher. I can't say I am a big fan of Crescent colors and this linen together but The kit did come with enough fiber to finish the design. She turned out alot better then the photo shows on the kit. She has quite a bit of glitter to her which is hard to capture with the camera but I did my best since it is night here and no natural light to be found!

this last photo shows the dimension of the beads - SEE there was ALOT of them!