Wednesday, May 30, 2012

My house is taking shape

I don't think I have ever stitched this slow in my life!! I know stitching is not suppose to be a race but I am moving at a snails pace on this and many other designs I have in my WIP basket I want to stitch but it seems that when I sit down to do so I just stare at my work. I have Saturday off which is a rarity for me as I ALWAYS work on Saturdays but I requested the whole day off and I plan on have a full day of stitching.

I have a tech question for anyone that can help me. I have a HTC Sensation phone and I use to be able to take a photo with my phone and load it to my PICASA album and post it to my blog. I updated my phone with a new OS *Operating System* and now when I take a photo and try to upload it PICASA it does not have a folder for my blog like it use to, there is an option to add a folder but when I try nothing happens. Does anybody know what I can do to fix this?

Thank you and as always I love all your comments :)

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Laying Bricks

I have decided to pull out Blackbird Designs Garden of Life and work on it today and the rest of the week. I hope to make some progress on this piece. This is on Lakeside Linen 40ct. I love how delicate the stitches look on this count of fabric. I love watching the house take shape, next it's onto mortar :)

I have not been stitching to much of late. Work schedule has been crazy so I am looking forward to a few days of rest and relaxation.

That is all I have for today... I hope your day is a good one.

Friday, May 11, 2012

The FROG has come

From A Stitchers Ramblings

Do you see that border?? And that green bubble tree?? That is the name I have given the tree by the way, Bubble Tree. Anyway, the bubble tree and the border have to go. Yes, you heard that right. I was off by a stitch somewhere in the border which in turn may me compensate the count on the tree and then compromised a motif on the other side, so before it could get any worse I just decided to rip it all out.... Hopefully this will solve the problem. I truly have enjoyed working on this piece and do not want to banish it to the dark corner of my UFO basket.

I am proud of myself because I finally feel like I am back in the stitching groove. It feels GREAT!!! Though this weekend I will not get much done. Work is going to be crazy busy so you will not see me posting till Monday.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!

Monday, May 7, 2012

I do love me some BlackBird Designs

I am such a fan of Blackbird designs. I have slowly been collecting Loose Feather charts for a few years. Last year I completed Quaker Garden and Autumn Song. And then I went into my stitching funk and sold 3 of my LF charts. Why did I do that?? It is something I wish I had not done :( But you live and learn and thankfully I am no longer in that funky place and back to my old self :0)

This is Garden of Life LF#21 It has been in my WIP basket since before last year. I am so happy to be working on this again. I am using DMC to stitch this one and my all time favorite linen 40 Ct. Vintage Maritime White Linen by Lakeside Linen.

From A Stitchers Ramblings

I am also working on two finishes this week. One is for my partner in a year long exchange it is not do till June I have already stitched it but just need to finish it up. Also I am finally getting a pillow put together in time for my Aunts birthday. I stitched her this little angle freebie.
From A Stitchers Ramblings

I just need to find some lovely fabric. I looked through my stash and know I have to make a trip to the fabric store :)
Well friends that concludes my post today I hope you have a beautiful Monday and are able to get a few stitches in today.


Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Randon thoughts survey

Denise at Riverside stitching
posted a random survey on her blog so I thought I would join in :)

1) Did you pick your blog name for any special reason?
I am a stitcher and I tend to ramble, simple as that

2) How long have you been blogging and why did you start blogging?
I started my original blog about 4 years ago and it was wonderful. I started to connect with other stitchers and just share in the love of stitching but about a year ago I went through a rough period and deleted my blog and almost sold off all my stash. Lucky for me I had some sane stitching friends in my life and they talked me off that ledge and I re started my blog. I am piratically starting from scratch.

3) What's your favorite dessert?
Hmmm that's a tough one cause I could seriously eat dessert before any other meal. I love my peanut butter fudge. I loved my Mothers mandarin orange cake that she would make for special occasions. I could seriously just cut up some strawberries and drizzle with honey and fresh whipped cream and be happy with that too.

4) Coffee or Tea?
I like both. I am not the type of person that NEEDS coffee to get going in the morning I think its more for the ritual. It is relaxing to me. The same with tea....which makes me think I should start drinking more tea.

5) What's one thing on your bucket list?
Learn to drive a stick!!
6) Your last wonderful book you read?
The Hunger Games series... at least that is the last one I can remember, hahaha

7) Do you have time for your nails?
I would if they would grow. My job is not friendly to my hands. So therefor they are short and kept filed down. I once had artificial nails they looked nice but they were to much up keep...

I would love to show you my current stitching update but..... I ran out of floss with just one small motif left Grrrrr!!! So I have to stick it back in the pile of not finished items :( But if anyone out there has two or three strands of Carries Creations Hearts on Fire floss I would forever <3 you :)

I hope ya'll have a great night!