Sunday, December 30, 2012

Last post of 2012

Well, I have to confess that I'm impressed with myself for keeping up with this blog for an entire year. I normally can't keep up with a diary so for me, this is impressive.

As this is the last post of the year, I first thought about doing a review of all my stitchery, but didn't want to flood this post with pictures. So here's just the latest that I have along wtih a few new starts.

First up is my ORT jar. It looks only partially full but it's a years worth of stitchery in there along with memories of each project finished, frustrated with, and started with a smile.

This is a new start that I began before I went into the hospital to be induced. It's Joan Elliot's "Sea Goddess" and I'm looking forward to completing this one as it's for me and not anyone else!

Oak Island Mystery has some more color added to it and it will be (hopefuly) completed this upcoming year so I can send it out to the intended recipient.

I signed up for a SAL on one of my facebook groups and this is my SAL project. I have all the floss and the fabric and I look forward to starting this one as well. *grins* Being a Yami no Matsuei (Descendants of Darkness) fan, I'm going to really enjoy stitching the Four Heavenly Beasts.

This is the new stitchery box my hubby bought me for Christmas as Bacchus managed to pop the lid off my old one. It's actually larger than my old one and I really like it.

The inside of my box, all ready to use.

and finally, this is my attempt at getting organized this year with my WIP. Each drawer, minus the very bottom one, is a WIP. In descending order: QS Claira, Kwan Yin by Jessica Galbrath, Four Heavenly Beasts, Map of Middle Earth, and Oak Island Mystery. The bottom drawer has my beads, blending threads, and a couple of hoops right now.

Monday, December 17, 2012

No IHAS this weekend....

I was going to do an IHAS weekend, but I ended up a bit busy...

As you can see, there is a new eddition to the family. She was born on Friday, December 14 at 11:55am. I went in to be induced as she was a big girl at 8lbs 15oz and 22 1/4 inches long.

We're all home now, and doing fine.

The happy daddy with baby Genevieve Tatianna and momma.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Have to share.

As I have time off from work, I've decided to dedicate a lot of my time to stitchery stuff. So first up is a pleasantly piratical gentleman:

The green will have a half stitch of glow in the dark fillament over it, but at least now you can see what will "glow" and is part of the "mystery" of Oak Island.

Next, I have to share this because it's cute!

See, my little boy Bacchus decided there was something outside the window that he had to see Right Now! when he hopped up on my computer desk. I was expecting him to stel around my TUSAL jar like usual but instead, he stepped in it, resulting in this:

A pawprint among the threads *snickers*. So, my threads have been smashed down by a well meaning kitty cat. Of course, this is the same cat that managed to pull my lid off of my stitching box. The lid was open and he decided he wanted to get up on my desk via the box. So he jumped up on the lid. I was expecting it to close, but he managed to snag it in just a way that it popped the screws holding the lid on that were under the fabric out of the plywood/cardboard-like material it is made out of. I'm just very thankful he didn't flip the whole thing over as it is situated next to a furnace grate. I really didn't want to lose my needle threaders or beads down that.